Fans of the Netflix show Love is Blind are upset that none of the couples from season 2 are still together. But there was one couple whose breakup shocked people the most. As a reminder, 29-year-old Danielle Ruhl and 36-year-old Nick Thompson met on the second season of the dating show, where people get to know each other in separate pods and get engaged before meeting face-to-face.
Back in March, they were seen together at the Love is Blind reunion, which made fans think they were still together a few months later. This week, Netflix released the three special episodes that makeup Love is Blind: After the Altar. These episodes are a “catch-up” that shows where the couples are now.
On August 21, just a few days before the first trailer for After the Altar came out, fans found out that Danielle and Nick were actually getting a divorce. In particular, Us Weekly (opens in a new tab) confirmed that Danielle filed for divorce from Nick shortly after the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in June. This was after they filmed the After the Altar episodes.+
To be clear, Nick and Danielle are no longer together. The new episodes of Love is Blind: After the Altar show them together, but they broke up about a month ago, after filming was done.
WHY DID NICK AND DANIELLE BREAK UP?
Neither Nick nor Danielle has talked about why they got a divorce in public. But Danielle has been “struggling behind the scenes,” says Us Weekly, even though she posts photos of herself having fun with friends. Fans did pay close attention to how she acted, and many of them pointed out that, despite what happened with her boyfriend, she seems pretty happy.
Danielle answered her critics in several posts on social media. Danielle said in an Instagram Story video that it is funny when people ask her, “It’s funny when people are like, ‘How are you so happy?'”
“Would you instead I post an Instagram Live video of me crying for eight hours straight? I can do that if you want me to! That is how it is for me.” Danielle said in another Instagram Story post, “If you would rather I just sit here and post Stories while crying, I could do that.”
This is what I do most of the time. I cry all the time, though. I often cry. When I am sad, I cry, and when I am happy, I cry. Who wants to see that, though? “C’mon!” When you think about Danielle’s recent comments, the news about the couple’s breakup seems even sadder.
“I can not wait to have kids and make Nick and them look like fools. Danielle said to Us Weekly last summer, “I can not wait, like, at all.” “But we got married so fast that it is not going to happen for the next two years. Maybe after that, but right now, we just want to spend time with each other.
In July, the reality TV star from Netflix even talked about the possibility of a second wedding. “We really want to redo a reception for our two- or third anniversary so that all of our families can be there,” she told Us Weekly. “Like, I have always wanted to have my dream wedding, plan it, and have a bachelorette party.
So, we are doing all of that over again. The same as “when we have time.” When season 3 of Love is Blind, which has ten episodes, comes out on Netflix on October 19, viewers will have to rely on a bunch of new potential couples to get them excited about the show again.