After a whirlwind of relationship drama, awkward conversations about finances, and group pilates workouts, Season 3 of Love Is Blind has officially come to an end (well, until Love Is Blind: After the Altar premieres, that is). Whether you were rooting for Alexa and Brennon from day one or were silently screaming at your laptop screen whenever any scenes with Bartise and Nancy came on (because same), Season 3 was truly chaotic. And honestly? I had no idea who was going to get married until all the couples actually walked down the aisle. ICYMI, here’s all the couples that got married (and the ones who didn’t) in Love Is Blind Season 3. As Vanessa and Nick Lachey love to say, is love truly blind (so cliché, I know)? Spoiler alert: Spoilers for Season 3 of ‘Love Is Blind’ follow.
Raven and SK
Raven and SK were the first couple to walk down the aisle in Episode 10. While the two had their ups and downs within their relationship (like when Raven wanted SK to pay for half of her rent even though he wasn’t even going to be living with her…), the two’s love for each other made it seem like they might have made it. However, in a shocking turn of events, SK ended up rejecting Raven at the altar.
“Today, Raven, we both know how we feel about each other,” SK said at the altar. “I love you. However, we have a very unique and complex set of circumstances. I feel like today is not the best time for us to do this.” Separately, to the camera, SK added, “It is no question in my mind [that] I love Raven. I know she’s probably mad and angry, but I would just feel really bad and guilty to continue on in a marriage with her when I know there are so many other unanswered questions.” He continued, “I would rather lose her than be in a marriage with her where I would feel lots of shortcomings every day.”
While Raven was upset and heartbroken, she shared a sweet moment with SK’s mom, Ade, as she came to comfort her after SK’s rejection. Honestly? I hope these two keep being friends, even if SK and Raven’s relationship doesn’t continue.
Bartise and Nancy
Not only is Bartise mega-problematic (not him calling Raven a smokeshow numerous times), but Bartise and Nancy also had a very rocky relationship from the beginning. For starters, Bartise seemed to be more physically attracted to Raven than Nancy, even telling Nancy one time, “I loved seeing Raven for the first time. Raven’s the typical girl that I would go after in the real world.” Yeah, yikes. The couple also clashed on really important topics like abortion and kids. Oh, and Bartise is literally a walking red flag, so there’s that.
Although Nancy ended up saying “I do,” Bartise said no, and the couple didn’t get married. Bartise wanted to talk to Nancy afterwards and followed her out the altar. “What I’ve gone through in the real world with you, your family, and with everything we’ve talked about, there’s no way for me, in my head, that it makes sense for me to get up there and say ‘yes.’” Nancy’s family ended up interjecting into their conversation and they got into a *major* fight. It was really heated, TBH.
While Bartise mentioned that their relationship could still continue, Nancy didn’t want to (oh, and she also ripped off their matching permanent bracelet). “We are done,” Nancy said to Bartise. As you should, Nancy. You deserve so much better!
Alexa and Brennon
Alexa and Brennon have been my favorite couple of this season, which is why I was so ecstatic when they tied the knot!
At the altar, Brennon said, “I pledge to you my love, everything that I am. Our love is never-ending, and we will remain forevermore in our marriage, even during football season. Before our friends, family, and the world, I pledge my love and my life to you, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer.” OK, where’s the tissues?
Alexa responded with her vows, saying, “Never in a million years did I think that I would find the love of my life on the other side of a pod wall. You make me laugh, you make me think, and more than anything else, you make me happy. I can’t wait to build the rest of our futures together. And I promise to give you the jingle-jingle for the rest of forever. And I love you.” Aww (although, um, what is the jingle-jingle?).
Cole and Zanab
Cole and Zanab have had a really tumultuous relationship and haven’t always seen eye to eye. Before walking down the aisle, Zanab said, “I am ready to get married. Whether it’s the guy at the end of the aisle today, I do not know.” Um, yikes.
Zanab rejected Cole at the altar and laid it all out on the table in front of all their friends and family — and it was a lot. “I think I have a really good idea about the type of woman that’s gonna love you the way Cole needs to be loved every day for the rest of your life. And I think you and I both know that that is not me,” she said. “As much as I have wanted it to be me and have tried to manipulate myself to be that person for you, the last two months have not been picture-perfect. You have disrespected me. You have insulted me. You have critiqued me. And for what it is worth, you have single-handedly shattered my self-confidence. And I hate that you have had that kind of effect on me.” Some guests even applauded as Zanab walked off, leaving Cole alone at the altar. Mic drop.
“I don’t want the guy to hate me, but I couldn’t marry him,” Zanab said as she cried to Beverly, her stepmom.
“This whole time, I’ve been talking about how mature and how respectful and how loyal Zay is,” Cole said to the camera, scoffing. “She had me fooled, big time.” He added, “It’s one of the worst experiences of my life.”
Colleen and Matt
I really didn’t know if Colleen and Matt were going to get married, and I was honestly shocked at the end result. Matt led his vows with, “Life throws you negativity. Life throws you nonsense. And if we can fight through that, I think our values line up. And I couldn’t be more happy than to stand with you here right now.”
Colleen replied, “All I’ve wanted is a best friend in a partner. All I’ve wanted is Colleen in guy form. We went through some hard stuff, but still, no matter what, I have grown so much more in love with you every single day. I care so much for you, and I know that you care so much for me, and I love you so much.” Colleen said “I do” first, adding that she will be Matt’s “boulder.” Matt responded, “Absolutely, I do, I want to marry you. Absolutely.” The entire crowd cheered as the two kissed and walked down the aisle together.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen today. I didn’t,” Colleen admitted to the camera. “And then as soon as I saw him over there, I was like, ‘That’s my man.’”
So, is love blind? Honestly, considering three out of the five couples said “no,” I’m not quite sure. But hey, maybe Season 4 will convince me — who knows?