Excellent news, “Love Is Blind” followers: Raven Ross and SK Alagbada are nonetheless going robust. The season three fan-favorite couple did not tie the knot by the tip of the present’s season finale, which premiered Nov. 9, however they nonetheless bought their comfortable ending.
Throughout the season three reunion, additionally launched on Nov. 9, the pair confirmed that that they had rekindled their relationship after SK mentioned “I do not” on the altar and are at the moment in a long-distance relationship. POPSUGAR then caught up with the comfortable couple to get all the small print on their candy love story — together with what wasn’t proven on “Love Is Blind.”
“We had been within the pods collectively for a very long time day-after-day, however you guys did not get to see an enormous chunk of that.”
In line with Ross, the 2 reconnected after filming wrapped for season three, when Alagbada moved to San Francisco for his grasp’s program on the College of California, Berkeley. They began formally courting round November 2021, and since then, she says, the 2 have “taken a bunch of holidays” and “see one another on a regular basis,” regardless of dwelling miles aside. Ross says the space has helped their relationship develop.
“I feel it actually helps us that we’re each actually impartial and motivated people,” she says. “We’re each very, very busy, however we’re additionally very supportive of one another. So it is not any nagging like, ‘Oh, you did not name me in the present day.’ There’s only a mutual understanding. We’re each working tremendous arduous, after which we see one another and we chill out and disconnect. So it is good to have a accomplice that operates that method. We do not actually have any communication points, which has actually been a blessing.”
Though “Love Is Blind” viewers witnessed how Ross and Alagbada’s bond transferred from the pods to the actual world, the 2 really feel individuals nonetheless missed out on one of the best elements of their love story. “I positively want we might’ve gotten extra pod time for you guys to see,” Ross remarks. “As a result of we had been within the pods collectively for a very long time day-after-day, however you guys did not get to see an enormous chunk of that, and we had some fairly nice occasions there.”
Alagbada echoed his girlfriend’s sentiments, including, “If I am watching this from exterior, I’ll be drawing blanks. ‘How did they even find yourself collectively? We did not actually see them courting after which impulsively they [get] engaged.'” He added: “I feel the present targeted so much on different points of how our relationship developed versus like how can we truly join. We had actually nice occasions and actually nice dates. We did it day-after-day within the pods until the final day of proposal, and I do not assume viewers bought to see that . . . But additionally, exterior the pods, we had numerous very robust, significant conversations.”
A few of these conversations had been had between Alagbada’s household and Ross, which “Love Is Blind” viewers noticed on the present. In line with the couple, they plan to spend Thanksgiving with them subsequent week. “We’re trying ahead to that,” Alagbada provides. “We’re very excited.”
“We’re so grateful to ‘Love Is Blind’ [for giving] us this robust, robust basis.”
Although “Love Is Blind” wasn’t in a position to observe Ross and Alagbada’s story in its entirety, the pair are nonetheless grateful for the romance and classes they walked away with. “The most important factor [the show taught me] is emotional vulnerability,” Alagbada shares. “As a man, most individuals do not try this. That is not cool nowadays. Guys do not wish to be a simp or no matter they name it. For me, I went into the experiment very open-minded, and I really feel like that actually allowed me to even introspect into what do I would like in an individual. What sort of accomplice do I would like? And doing this in probably the most unorthodox method, the place you do not even see the individual.”
Ross additionally credit the present for educating her find out how to be extra susceptible. “Usually, in a relationship in the actual world exterior of the pods, you are not getting that deep with somebody till possibly the tenth date? You are not going to sit down there and speak about your most susceptible moments, speak about funds. You’d by no means try this on a 3rd date,” she explains. “It is actually difficult for everybody to be part of the experiment, open up, and be susceptible, and I really feel like that is what made everybody who was part of this season profitable . . . I’ve by no means had communication with somebody like I do with SK . . . So we’re so grateful to ‘Love Is Blind’ [for giving] us this robust, robust basis.”
“Love Is Blind” season three is at the moment streaming on Netflix.