Natalie Lee and Shayne Jansen are arguably the most dramatic couple from the second season of Netflix’s addictive reality dating series Love Is Blind, which has contestants get to know each other from “pods” without seeing each other or meeting in person. Couples get engaged, meet IRL, and then try to make it while working the city they live in together. The hope is that, by the end, they’ll get married.
But Natalie and Shayne’s engagement had a challenger in Shaina Hurley, who tried to win over Shayne before he proposed to Natalie. And once the couple tried to live their lives normally in Chicago, this triangle has created some drama and tension.
It seems there was even more drama that we’ll never see, because someone else proposed to Nicole before Shayne did. According to a new interview, those scenes were cut from the show.
In an interview with Metro UK, Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen said, “There was another guy who—very, very early on—was really interested in Natalie and basically proposed to her. It was very out of the blue, but he just felt like he knew, and she was like, ‘This is just weird,’” Coelen said. “She didn’t have any deep feelings for him, but he had developed very significant feelings for her. Anyway, she said no and he left, and that was that.”
According to Coelen, who did not mention who proposed to Natalie, the proposal was cut due to length and because the proposal was not significant to Natalie’s storyline because it wasn’t important to Natalie. “Again, you only have so much bandwidth within a show, and I think it’s a fascinating story, but because we’re focused on more of her story…I think for her it was less significant,” he said. “It was like, ‘Why is this guy doing this?’ versus ‘Oh, my God, I really have serious feelings for him.’ He had serious feelings for her; she was like, ‘No, I’m not interested in this guy.’ To tell that story properly would have taken up a lot of time that we didn’t have.”
Of course, that wasn’t the only proposal we didn’t see on screen. Maybe Netflix will air an episode with all the outtakes??? Here’s hoping.