Nick Thompson e Danielle Ruhl hanno dimostrato che la presunzione di “Love is Blind” era vera, se non eterna. La coppia si è incontrata nella seconda stagione della serie Netflix di successo e si è sposata nello show. Anche se erano marito e moglie, l’incontro nel reality aveva accelerato la loro relazione, quindi sono stati costretti a tornare indietro su alcuni passi di una tipica routine di appuntamenti. “Eravamo tipo, siamo sposati, ma dovremmo anche imparare come uscire con qualcuno e seguire i processi”, ha detto Ruhl a Bustle a febbraio.
Perhaps it did not happen over a single disagreement, but the pair decided to call it quits and filed for divorce on August 15, per E! News. Just over a month later, Thompson and Ruhl publicly discussed their break-up.
Nick Thompson appeared to take their divorce the hardest
Both Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl took to Instagram on September 21 to address their divorce. Ruhl was the first to post, as she mentioned the "whirlwind" experience of meeting her husband on "Love is Blind," and addressed why she did not immediately release a statement following their split. "It has taken some time to publicly speak about my marriage ending, as emotions are still raw," she wrote. The Netflix reality star also hinted that the couple were perhaps not one hundred percent comfortable with each other. "I've also learned to love myself and to prioritize surrounding myself with those who love me for who I am," Ruhl added. Although she had nothing but kinds words for her ex.
A couple hours later, Thompson released his own lengthy statement on Instagram, as he seemed to take the divorce harder than Ruhl. "The last few weeks have been especially challenging for me," he wrote. "Like many of us going through a loss or life-altering event, we experience cycles of grief while we navigate our emotions," Thompson added. The "Love is Blind" alum mentioned how breaking up publicly made the experience that much more grueling.
Followers were quick to offer supportive words to the former couple. "[Y]ou're one of the strongest women i know," fellow "Love is Blind" alum Natalie Mina Lee wrote on Ruhl's post. While fans showed appreciation for Thompson's heartfelt statement. "Thanks for being so vulnerable. It's never easy going through a loss as major as a marriage," one wrote.