Zanab Of ‘Love Is Blind’ Said She ‘Stopped Eating’ Over Fiancé’s Rude Comments

Warning: Spoilers for the second half of the present “Love Is Blind” season beneath!

Zanab Jaffrey skilled a really un-Cutie second throughout the filming of Season 3 of “Love Is Blind.”

Throughout the reunion particular launched Wednesday, the Netflix actuality contestant described a scene that was not featured on the present between her and her former fiancé, Cole Barnett.

All through the reunion, there have been rumblings among the many feminine contestants a couple of “Cutie incident” — a scenario involving the small brand-name mandarins — between Jaffrey and Barnett. After it was introduced up a number of occasions, Jaffrey shared the story — which can be one of many the explanation why she determined to reject Barnett on the altar.

“One day, it was like 2 p.m., and we were still filming,” Jaffrey started. “I hadn’t had a chance to eat, so I grabbed two Cuties — like two little oranges that fit in the palm of your hand. And he looked at me and goes, ‘Are you gonna eat both of those?’”

Barnett and Jaffrey throughout the “Love is Blind” Season 3 reunion.

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“And I said, ‘Well, yeah, that’s a serving.’ And he goes, ‘Well, we’re going out to eat later, like maybe save your appetite.’”

Barnett appeared bewildered upon Jaffrey’s telling of the story and requested manufacturing to “please air it” if they’d the footage.

Seems manufacturing did have receipts — as a result of the particular ended with the clip that Jaffrey referenced. Within the footage, Barnett does certainly ask if she goes to eat two Cuties, and the scene goes down just about how Jaffrey described it throughout the reunion.

The brand new footage additionally options one other trade between the 2 that’s equally troublesome. Whereas Jaffrey peels considered one of her mandarins, she tells Barnett that she’s hungry as a result of she’s solely had a single banana and scoop of peanut butter to eat that day. In response, Barnett asks her why she’s eaten so little, and Jaffrey says:

“Oh, I could definitely tell you, but I probably shouldn’t.”

Jaffrey shows off her engagement ring on “Love is Blind.”
Jaffrey reveals off her engagement ring on “Love is Blind.”

Jaffrey’s hesitance to inform her then-fiancé why she barely ate harks again to different claims she made about him throughout the reunion.

She accused Barnett of “pushing food away from me,” “asking if I’m ‘gonna eat that,’” “trying to get me to order a salad,” and making “daily comments about my face and my body.”

Jaffrey mentioned these feedback occurred on and off digicam.

“I stopped eating,” she mentioned at one level throughout the reunion. “I was eating, like, a banana and a teaspoon of peanut butter just so I wouldn’t pass out on the long days we were filming.”

To make issues worse, Jaffrey additionally mentioned that Barnett admitted on their marriage ceremony day that he had tried “to kiss a girl and got her number at the bachelor party.”

Barnett denied all of Jaffrey’s accusations and finally broke down in tears throughout the reunion.

On “Love is Blind,” potential {couples} date in “pods,” or conjoining rooms the place the 2 can communicate however can not see each other. If a pair decides to get engaged whereas courting within the pods, they get an opportunity to fulfill head to head, then stay with each other for a couple of weeks, and at last determine whether or not or not they’ll truly tie the knot at their marriage ceremony.

In “Love is Blind” Season 3, Jaffrey dumped Barnett on the altar.

“You have disrespected me, you have insulted me, you have critiqued me, and for what it’s worth, you have single-handedly shattered my self-confidence,” she instructed Barnett in entrance of their marriage ceremony visitors. “And the messed-up thing is I know I love you … but love shouldn’t feel this way. I can’t marry you.”

Jaffrey later instructed Selection that she “did love” Barnett throughout their courtship however that his feedback had an adversarial impact on her.

“The things he was saying to me did hurt,” she instructed the outlet. “I was somehow trying to make myself desirable to him, whether it be skinnier or” — taking a deep breath — “I’ve never had someone speak to me that way about my body or eating. That was very real for me. I did change what I was eating. I was just eating a banana. I did lose weight by the wedding day. It had nothing to do with fitting into my wedding dress.”

Jaffrey instructed Folks after the reunion that she and Barnett “do not speak” anymore. Barnett instructed Those that he regrets his habits on the present.