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What To Know About The “Unmissable” Love Is Blind Season 5 Reunion

A drama-filled trailer has arrived.

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The 'Love is Blind' Season 5 reunion could feature cast members Uche Okoroha, Izzy Zapata, Christoph...
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Between a first-of-its-kind love triangle, multiple breakups, and an unaired wedding, the new season of Netflix’s Love Is Blind left viewers with plenty to unpack. Since filming wrapped over a year ago in June 2022, the Houston-based cast will give viewers an update in the Love Is Blind Season 5 reunion special.

The season finale aired on Oct. 13. Netflix will drop the reunion episode two days later, on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The sit-down, hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, will allow the cast to “reflect on their relationships, break down this season’s twists and turns, and unveil secrets that have unfolded since the experiment concluded,” per the streamer’s announcement.

Will The Love Is Blind Season 5 Reunion Air Live?

Poking fun at their ill-fated live reunion attempt following Love Is Blind Season 4 in April, Netflix confirmed in an Oct. 10 announcement that the Season 5 sit-down is “not live, but it is unmissable.”

Series creator Chris Coelen previously revealed that the “chaotic” live reunion was “Netflix’s idea,” but his Kinetic Content team moved forward, despite having “some misgivings about it.” Though Coelen told The Hollywood Reporter in July that he tends to agree with Bravo’s Andy Cohen that a live reunion isn’t a good idea, the self-described optimist added that he would “possibly” consider giving it another go.

What Can Fans Expect From The Season 5 Reunion?

The streamer has yet to confirm which people will attend the reunion. The Netflix clip only teased some cast members putting final touches on their looks.

However, several Season 5 cast members have given Bustle post-filming updates. In mid-September, James “Milton” Johnson IV, who got engaged to Lydia Velez Gonzalez, hinted that “life has been great” in the last year, revealing that he made a “big career move” into the managerial space.

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His Season 5 co-star Chris Fox played coy about whether he and Johnie Maraist are still together. “I know that I fell for Johnie, and I still have love for Johnie,” he hinted. “She’s an amazing woman, very smart, very beautiful.”

Chris added that the cast was “still pretty cool” with each other today. He has a monthly lunch with “Pod Squad” members Jarred Gibson, Ernesto Solorzano, and Connor Moore, where they “pick a day to go grab a bite” and catch up.

Meanwhile, Aaliyah Cosby, who was caught in a love triangle with Lydia and Uche Okoroha, waited to share her current relationship status. She teased that she and Uche had been “in touch” after filming, noting their “mutual respect.”

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After her breakup with Jared “JP” Pierce, Taylor Rue says she’s dating again but is keeping details of her love life private for now. She’s shared that she “talked to JP a few times,” but hadn’t seen him in person, as of mid-September.

A Look At The Drama

To prepare viewers for the reunion special, Netflix dropped the official trailer on Oct. 14. The minute-long video is jam-packed with spicy interactions, including tension between Aaliyah and Lydia, Johnie and Stacy Snyder, and JP and Taylor. The trailer teases, “All the secrets, all the betrayals, all the intense moments have led to this.”

Love Is Blind: The Reunion hits Netflix on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

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