Today's updates from the actors of Love Is Blind include clarifications on the mystery surrounding Sal and Natalie's post-show situation.
Natalie Lee and Shayne Jansen had a romantic relationship throughout the second season of the show. Even though Natalie and Shayne were forced to part ways on the program, they confessed at the reunion that they had tried once more to make things work before calling it quits a second time. When a fan inquired about Shayne and Natalie's current emotions for one other, though, his response was a little ambiguous at best.
The answer to the inquiry (which explicitly inquired if he and Natalie “hate each other now”) was “Ask @salvadior08,” Shayne replied in response, prompting many to speculate that Sal and Natalie were now a “thing.”
It's not uncommon for people to take note of cryptic Instagram postings like that, which has led to Sal and Natalie being questioned about their present whereabouts and providing official replies to the speculations. According to Natalie on Wednesday's episode of the Tea With Publyssity podcast, while she and Sal are “close,” they are *not* a couple, according to Barstool.
“I'm aware that there has been speculation—'Are you and Sal dating?'—but we are not,” she stated emphatically (per People). All we are are close friends, and that's all we are. That bond with him is also something I much value.”
Sorry to break the hearts of any Sal-Natalie shippers out there who were hoping for a “yes, we're dating” response to queries about the pair's supposed coupledom, but Sal also claims that they're just great friends with each other.
“Natalie and I are pretty good friends, and we have a lot in common. This is all I have to say,” Sal said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “There isn't much going on at the moment.” Natalie is a wonderful person that is easy to get along with. Even though we have been having fun with one other, we are not lovers. Instead, we are best friends. “We are just excellent pals,” says the author.
Sal also stated that he spoke with Shayne about the matter to ensure that there were no misunderstandings between the two of them.
In regards to his and Natalie's flirting tone on social media, Sal remarked, “I don't believe Shayne realized that Natalie and I were simply having a good time.” “I spoke with Shayne as well, and I told him, ‘Hey, dude, everything's OK.' As far as I'm aware, Shayne is now off doing his own thing. I was able to resolve the situation with him, and Shane and I are also very close friends. All I could think of was, ‘Hey, we're just having a little bit of fun here,'” I said.
That's all there is to it. Sal and Natalie are merely best friends who genuinely “appreciate” one other's company.
Even though season 2 of Love Is Blind has come to a close, the love hasn't ceased. Kyle Abrams and Deepti Vempati have reignited romance speculations after being spotted out together following Kyle's confession of his feelings for Deepti in the reunion special of the hit television show. And they might not be the only new couple to emerge from the show's ensemble.
Natalie Lee and Salvador Perez have generated their myth of a romance as a result of some flirtatious Instagram remarks they made.
Natalie shared some photos on social media this week, along with the caption, “The elderly Nat is unable to answer the phone at this time. why? since she is no longer alive” Sal responded by saying, “What is Natalie's new phone number? 🤭📲 I've been intending to get in touch with her regarding her car's extended warranty for quite some time.”
And when Natalie appeared in a lovely red gown, Sal said, “She looks stunning.” “What do you think about a laid-back Wednesday? … Oh my gosh, what a mess…”
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“Sal and I live in the same neighborhood. I'm aware that there has been conjecture about whether or not you and Sal are dating, but we are not. We're just very, really close friends, and that's all we are “She offered her thoughts. In addition, “I value our bond with him much.”
Natalie went on to express her admiration for her Netflix co-star, saying, “He's a person of great integrity. If that makes any sense, I have the impression that when I speak with him, what you see is what you get. His calm temperament is something I like. Just thinking about that makes me think, ‘Wow, every time I talk to you, I feel a little bit better and a little more relaxed.'”
She said that she is not “currently dating,” but that she is “exploring various things.” She did not elaborate.
“I'm delighted we decided to give it another go. If we hadn't done it, I believe I would have regretted it ” she explained. “Because we went through this ordeal together, I will always have a warm spot in my heart for Shayne. He was my companion through every single incident that happened to me.”
Shayne spoke out to ET immediately following the reunion episode's broadcast, stating, “It was really difficult to see her. All of my emotions were pushed back to the surface, and all I wanted to do was hold her.”
Watch the video below to hear Natalie's exclusive conversation with ET about what went wrong with Shayne and what she learned from it.
“There was no one from the cast. I'm friends with most of the males on the cast, and I haven't seen — I don't want to say this too soon — but I haven't seen any kind of love connection with any of them, so there's nothing there for the time being “She was adamant.
This includes her ex-boyfriend, Shayne. Even though it was revealed that the former pair gave their romance a second chance after the program ended shooting, Natalie stated that “that door is closed for me.”