Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson appeared in season 2 of Love Is Blind and formed an instant connection despite never meeting in person. They were the first couple to tie the knot, and everything seemed to be going well as they approached the altar.
With the release of Love Is Blind Season 3, viewers wonder how the couples from our previous seasons are doing now that they’ve left the pods and are attempting to make it in the real world.
With that in mind, It’s natural to wonder if Nick and Danielle are still together and successfully created a reality TV romance that lasted.
Unfortunately, Iyanna McNeely and Jarrette Jones announced their divorce a few days later. Season two’s other married couple is also revealed divorcing. In August, Danielle filed for divorce this year 21, according to TMZ.
And, amid their ongoing divorce, the exes have recently shared some of their breakup beef with the public via Instagram stories, and it’s pretty intense.
What happened to Danielle and Nick on Love Is Blind?
These two hit it off almost immediately. They are so in tune that they get engaged during the first episode.
But things didn’t go smoothly and didn’t go as planned. Danielle became ill from food poisoning in Mexico, and Nick, not the most supportive fiancé, abandoned her to meet the rest of the cast. Danielle is not impressed, and the two end up fighting. During the conversation, Danielle admitted to being jealous and insecure in relationships.
Danielle and Nick eventually said, “I do, regardless of their ups and downs.” “This is the furthest thing from my mind happens. It occurred, “As they exchanged vows, Danielle said, “We love and care about each other more than we could ever express to anyone.”
“I do not doubt that you are the person I meant to be with, “Nick elaborated. “I’m glad I came across you. I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you and getting to know you better.”
So, Danielle and Nick are still together.
Nope. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Danielle filed for divorce from Nick on August 20, Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois, 2022.
Before the breakup, the couple discussed couples therapy openly. “I believe the most difficult challenge for us was losing the show’s structure,” Nick told Us Weekly. “We quickly realized, ‘Hey, we didn’t marry two months ago. They were single.'” Since then, we’ve met and married. We have friends and family, everyone knows, and some don’t.’
“So the question becomes, ‘How do you navigate these waters and Two months ago, you could have done whatever you wanted., say, being in a relationship?’ a member of a family?'”
“‘Danielle, you speak French,’ said the couple’s therapist. He is fluent in German. And it doesn’t translate when you’re talking to each other. And it takes months, if not years, for them to communicate with each other,'” Danielle explained.
Why did they break up?
According to Nick, no “major catastrophic event” ended everything. Instead, he said he “didn’t feel I am getting the collaboration I need to succeed. kind of move forward with the relationship.” “He reveals this to US Weekly.
“As we progressed and began integrating our lives, you start to see some cracks that you don’t notice [right away] because of how we met,” he said of life after Love Is Blind. “You go from being completely scheduled to having to fend for yourself out in the world.”
They don’t speak to each other.
The ex-couple is currently in the wrong place. “I had to set a limit with her that I’m not going to cross for my mental health and healing,” Nick told Us Weekly.
Danielle blamed their split on “personal compatibility issues.” “according to ET Online
“We were very amicable and civil at first, which is why people perplex by some of the back-and-forths that occur, but going through the divorce process added even more stress, and I’m sure it’s tough on both of us. I’m sure,” Danielle said in a since-deleted Instagram video, according to ET.
In a September statement, Nick expressed his heartbreak over the divorce. I am sure I did my best and gave it my all,” he told ET Online.
They’ve made their disagreement known to the public.
On October 1, Nick shared an Instagram Story poll with his followers. Asking which of his previous Love Is Blind cast members can be the first to perish in a Scream-like scenario. Some interpreted this as evidence that he intended to gossip publicly about his ex and their mutual friends.
According to Us Weekly, many fans interpreted this as a subtweet about Danielle.
Danielle responded on Twitter. “The only reason I reposted that [on my Story] is that one of our mutual friends told me. That Nick was going to do an Instagram Live to talk sh*t about all the other girls and me, like Natalie [Lee] and Iyanna [McNeely],” she explained in an Instagram story.
“Do you want me to do the same?” she asked rhetorically. “I don’t want this to turn into a problem massacre.”
Danielle has relied on her ‘LIB’ co-stars for support.
The season two cast are bonded for life. Danielle posted an Instagram photo dump with her season two besties, Iyanna, Natalie Lee, and Deepti Vempati, in August before news of their breakups broke.
Even if the love between the couples does not last, the strong friendship bonds do!