The Love Is Blind season 3 reunion particular aired on Nov. 9 and it has everybody speaking! In the course of the Netflix particular, many stars of the courting sequence 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 marriage 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 had been filming,” she mentioned on the reunion, based on Selection.
Cole didn’t maintain again and responded to her claims instantly. “That’s hilarious, I by no means as soon as cared about what you ate,” he mentioned.
Zanab and Cole’s marriage ceremony was proven on episode 11 of the third season of Love Is Blind, and though Zanab mentioned that she did love Cole, she didn’t hesitate to clarify why she determined to not marry him. “You have got disrespected me. You have got insulted me. You have got critiqued me. And, for what it’s price, you will have single-handedly shattered my self-worth,” she mentioned.
The previous couple appeared to hit it off at the start after they bonded over their religion, however issues began to get rocky after Cole instructed Zanab she was a “9 out of 10” whereas calling contestants Raven Ross and Colleen Reed good “10s.” Rigidity elevated additional when Cole made it recognized that he wasn’t usually drawn to ladies that seemed like Zanab. “I proposed to a woman named Zanab,” he instructed her. “You suppose I believed Zanab seemed extra like the women I dated prior to now that had been named like, Lily?”
In her first interview, Zanab lately instructed 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 bunch of messages like what you simply mentioned: ‘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 the way to I didn’t appear to be it or dwell 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 damage. I used to be in some way making an attempt to make myself fascinating to him, whether or not or not it’s skinnier, or… [pauses and takes a deep breath] I’ve by no means had somebody communicate to me that method about my physique or consuming,” she mentioned. “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 shed pounds by the marriage day. It had nothing to do with becoming into my marriage ceremony costume.”
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 liked. It was so real. I used to be so comfortable, 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’d do it once more and select him once more realizing the end result. It did ship me on a journey. It pressured me to dig deeper inside myself. I discovered 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 comfortable and in love with him at one level. To do it once more could be so I may expertise that top with him once more, even realizing the place it got here to. I simply suppose the path it put me in my life, it taught me one thing. I’m selecting to take a lesson from our relationship as an alternative of being offended at him.”