The Love Is Blind season 3 reunion particular aired on Nov. 9 and it has everybody speaking! Through the Netflix particular, many stars of the relationship collection revealed stunning accusations, together with Zanab Jaffrey. The 32-year-old magnificence accused her 27-year-old ex-fiance Cole Barnett, whom she rejected on the altar throughout their wedding ceremony, of “physique shaming” her and making an attempt to “change” her “consuming habits” throughout their romance. “I ended consuming. I used to be consuming, like, a banana and a scoop of peanut butter so I wouldn’t move out on the lengthy days we have been filming,” she stated on the reunion, in keeping with Selection.
Cole didn’t maintain again and responded to her claims straight away. “That’s hilarious, I by no means as soon as cared about what you ate,” he stated.
Zanab and Cole’s wedding ceremony was proven on episode 11 of the third season of Love Is Blind, and though Zanab stated that she did love Cole, she didn’t hesitate to elucidate why she determined to not marry him. “You might have disrespected me. You might have insulted me. You might have critiqued me. And, for what it’s price, you have got single-handedly shattered my self-worth,” she stated.
The previous couple appeared to hit it off initially after they bonded over their religion, however issues began to get rocky after Cole informed Zanab she was a “9 out of 10” whereas calling contestants Raven Ross and Colleen Reed excellent “10s.” Pressure elevated additional when Cole made it recognized that he wasn’t usually drawn to ladies that appeared like Zanab. “I proposed to a lady named Zanab,” he informed her. “You assume I believed Zanab appeared extra like the women I dated prior to now that have been named like, Lily?”
In her first interview, Zanab just lately informed Selection that she interpreted Cole’s feedback to imply he solely dated white ladies. “Everybody heard it. Even watching it again, I used to be like, wow, I actually didn’t hear that like everybody else heard it,” she defined to the outlet. “I’ve gotten a whole lot of messages like what you simply stated: ‘He’s saying this.’ Within the warmth of that second, I didn’t essentially hear it. However we’d had conversations about ladies he beforehand dated. There have been many conversations about methods to I didn’t seem like it or stay as much as it.”
She additionally elaborated additional on how her consuming habits modified when she was concerned with Cole. “The issues he was saying to me did harm. I used to be in some way making an attempt to make myself fascinating to him, whether or not it’s skinnier, or… [pauses and takes a deep breath] I’ve by no means had somebody communicate to me that approach about my physique or consuming,” she stated. “That was very actual for me. I did change what I used to be consuming. I used to be simply consuming a banana. I did drop extra pounds by the marriage day. It had nothing to do with becoming into my wedding ceremony gown.”
Regardless of the drama and hard instances, Zanab insisted she has no regrets about assembly Cole and getting concerned with him when she did on the present. “Cole was the one one for me in that experiment. Our reveal, I cherished. It was so real. I used to be so joyful, and I believed I had met my individual,” she shared. “The context of what I used to be making an attempt to say was that I might do it once more and select him once more figuring out the result. It did ship me on a journey. It pressured me to dig deeper inside myself. I realized a lot about myself.”
“Would I repetitively do it once more? No,” she continued. “However I don’t remorse Cole coming into my life. I don’t ever remorse being that joyful and in love with him at one level. To do it once more can be so I may expertise that top with him once more, even figuring out the place it got here to. I simply assume the course it put me in my life, it taught me one thing. I’m selecting to take a lesson from our relationship as a substitute of being indignant at him.”