Cole Dated Another Costar After Zanab

Nancy Rodriguez isn’t shopping for that Cole Barnett needed to rekindle his romance with Zanab Jaffrey — particularly since he seemingly dated one other one in all his Love Is Blind costars.

“He dated somebody from our solid quickly after,” Nancy, 32, solely instructed Us Weekly forward of the discharge of Love Is Blind: After that Altar, which premiered on Friday, February 10. “I simply really feel like he needed to placed on this entrance.”

The speech pathologist famous that she didn’t suppose Cole, 27, was being sincere about his intentions with Zanab, 32, and was simply taking part in to the digital camera in the course of the reunion particular.

“The truth that he even reached out to one in all our previous castmates [and] met up with them not lengthy after the weddings,” she defined whereas selecting to not reveal the id of their fellow costar. “To me, that sounds very false that he was considering [he and Zanab] have been going to be relationship once more when he didn’t attain out in any respect.”

In the course of the third season of the Netflix collection, which aired in fall 2022, Cole and Zanab confronted main ups and downs as a pair. They fell in love whereas within the pods and bonded rapidly over their religion. Earlier than even assembly face-to-face, the realtor obtained down on one knee and expressed his robust emotions for the London native.

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“I couldn’t be happier to be on this pod proper now. I might go on and on and on about how I’m falling in love with you,” Cole stated in his proposal. “I might discuss concerning the life that I see with you of us touring collectively and having children collectively. I might inform you how rattling attracted I’m to you with out ever even seeing you.”

Bother in paradise started for the duo throughout their engagement journey to Malibu. Cole admitted to his fiancée that he was additionally interested in Colleen Reed, whom he additionally dated within the pods, and rated each of the ladies. (Colleen moved on with Matt Bolton and the pair later stated “I do” on the altar.)

The twosome hit one other roadblock of their relationship when Cole’s dad and mom refused to fulfill Zanab and attend their upcoming tv nuptials. The flight attendant ended up rejecting the Texas native at their wedding ceremony, explaining that he “shattered [her] self-confidence” after he in contrast her to the skilled ballerina.

After the present’s season finale in November 2022, Zanab opened as much as Us about the place she stood with Cole following their breakup.

“I believe if he has questions [about why we broke up] he might positively choose up the cellphone and ask,” Zanab solely instructed Us on the time. “I’d like to clear up something for him. I attempted to be very clear on the altar [about] precisely why I used to be leaving and why it was a no.”

After watching again the season, Nancy couldn’t assist however gush about her buddy’s resilience.

“I simply know that on the finish of the day, Zanab is likely one of the strongest girls that I do know and the whole lot she’s been by means of in life, like[, this is a scratch,” she said. “This is nothing compared to how strong she has become as a woman and how she continues to grow.”

Nancy, for her part, admitted to Us she’s still looking for love and is using Chispa — the No. 1 dating app for Latinx individuals in the United States. Chispa matches individuals together based on their cultural background.

“I think for me that is something so powerful [because] I really like my tradition …” she defined to Us. “So the truth that I can relate to somebody [and] date somebody who will get it and who understands [appeals to me].”

​​Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 3 is presently streaming on Netflix.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi