Love Is Blind season 2 returns this Friday – at long last! It has been a very long two years since the unconventional dating show gripped viewers worldwide. The premise of the show is that in 10 days singletons get engaged after getting to know strangers in pods, without ever seeing their faces. After making the commitment, they move in together – with their weddings and hen/stag do’s just a few weeks later.
On the 11th of February, we will meet a brand-new cast hoping the pods can bring them their happily ever after. But we couldn’t help but wonder about what the OG cast are up to? Which couples are still together in 2022? Did Giannina and Damian reunite again? Does Jessica still let her dog drink from her wine glass? All very valid questions. So, here are all the updates on the season 1 cast …
Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton
Lauren Speed Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton, are one of the biggest success stories from the first season. Viewers fell in love with their sweet love story – they overcame many obstacles and are now the picture of perfection. As husband and wife they are still going strong over three years after filming began in October 2018.
The couple now share a YouTube channel called Hanging With The Hamiltons, which has over 670K subscribers and features regular vlogs, with the pair opening up about everything from date nights to Q&A's. They also have a book called, Leap of Faith: Finding Love The Modern Way, while Lauren has also had a successful stint presenting TV shows.
In November last year, Lauren shared a post on Instagram to celebrate their third wedding anniversary, writing, ‘A love story I could have only dreamed of… not perfect but perfect for me!’, before adding: ‘Now let’s have some babiessssss.’ Could they get any cuter?
Amber Pike and Mathew Barnett
Perhaps the most drama-filled pairing on the show was 100% Amber and ‘Barnett’. On the show a love triangle between Barnett, Amber and Jessica Batten was wild but gripping viewing. Despite all the drama they are still very much together after they tied the knot in 2018. They even took a joint couple’s trip to Universal Studios with fellow LIB couple Lauren and Cameron.
They often share very loved up pics to Instagram and their lives look very wholesome. In a recent post, Amber spoke out against people who ‘have their opinions about Matt and I and how we live our life.' She stated, ‘I have been nothing less than blessed to find a partner that looks at life the same way that I do, as an adventure meant to be lived out instead of just dreamt about.’
Giannina and Damian
When Damian Powers explosively turned Giannina Gibelli down at their wedding, it signaled the end for the couple - or, so we thought. The pair did reignite their romance in the outside world – only to break up again in 2021.
During the reunion show After the Altar: Two Years Later, which was released last summer, Damian brought Too Too Hot To Handle star Francesca Farago with him, leaving Giannina raging as she hoped they would rekindle their relationship. From both of their Instagram's we don't see any traces of new partners, but perhaps they are keeping things more private this time. However, Giannina is killing the influencer game on Instagram - fashion and angles galore.
Jessica and Mark
Let’s be honest, this couple were doomed from the start. After the love triangle drama, Jessica got with Mark despite still having feelings for Barnett. She also initially struggled to form a physical connection with him and consistently pursued Barnett, despite his engagement to Amber. After arriving at the altar during their wedding, Jessica did not go through with the tying the knot.
On After the Altar, Jessica revealed she was in a new relationship with Dr Ben McGrath (who she is now engaged to), while it was discovered that Mark – who didn’t appear – had apparently cheated on Jessica during their engagement. He allegedly cheated with fellow Love Is Blind star LC Chamblin. Today, Mark has moved on from Love Is Blind completly and now has two children with his fiancee Aubrey Rainey.
Diamond and Carlton
Diamond Jack and Carlton Morton had a tumultuous relationship on the show. They started off with a loving connection but the relationship ended in the most dramatic fallout. Today, Carlton seem's to have disappeared without a trace online. Last year he did reveal he had a new boyfriend - but it's hard to say if they are still together. Diamond has also stepped back from the world of social media and only posts a few times a year. However, when she does she look's happy and seems to be enjoying life. She is also working for her PHD in optometry - beauty and brains!