Extra to the story? After Zanab Jaffrey and Cole Barnett’s Love Is Blind breakup sparked controversy over alleged body-shaming feedback, Alexa Alfia is weighing in after watching their relationship up shut.
“I’m not blindly following [Zanab] as a result of she’s a girl,” Alexa, 27, stated throughout a Wednesday, November 16, look on the “Chicks within the Workplace” podcast, defending her help of her pal. “I’m not simply blindly ‘Group Zay’ on one thing and I’m not, like, anti-Cole. I simply see issues the way in which I, bodily being there, noticed issues occur.”
The flight attendant, 32, and Cole, 27, obtained engaged within the Love Is Blind pods throughout season 3, which aired on Netflix final month. After a rocky journey collectively, Zanab in the end determined to name off their engagement on the altar.
“I attempted to be very clear on the altar [about] precisely why I used to be leaving and why it was a no,” the London native completely instructed Us Weekly earlier this month. “It was deflected to me having a nasty perspective and never being candy sufficient and never having enjoyable conversations, [being] passive aggressive. My psychological well being was questioned. So, I undoubtedly did attempt [to tell him].”
Zanab later revealed in the course of the season 3 reunion, which aired in November, that she selected to interrupt up after her then-fiancé allegedly made feedback about her weight and physique sort all through their relationship. Whereas Cole denied his ex’s claims, her fellow Love Is Blind women — together with Alexa — had her again in the course of the televised particular.
“We noticed for 11 episodes the place he made little feedback, commenting on issues and I can’t keep in mind if it was proven or not … however like telling her that she was the largest lady that he’s ever been with after which telling her, like, when she was consuming, like, ‘you’re fattening your self up,’” Alexa, who married Brennon Lemieux in the course of the season 3 finale, stated on Wednesday. “A whole lot of these little feedback occurred and that’s gonna tear anybody down as a result of that is purported to be your largest f—king cheerleader. And nobody, I don’t assume anybody needs to be commenting on what you’re consuming ever, particularly when it’s an orange.”
Whereas the insurance coverage company proprietor sided with Zanab in the course of the reunion and past, she harbors no in poor health will towards the actual property agent.
“I hugged Cole after the reunion,” Alexa famous to podcast hosts Maria Ciuffo and Francesca Mariano, seemingly agreeing with the pair that the fact TV exes have been possible each accountable for the character of their breakup. “We hugged [and] I instructed him, ‘I don’t assume you’re a nasty individual. I believe that if something you want to be taught that possibly whenever you say one thing it carries weight and possibly, and you may be taught that, to vary the way in which you say one thing ‘trigger it may be to the opposite individual very hurtful.’ And I believe … that they wanted to speak issues higher.”
She continued: “I wasn’t there 24/7, however I used to be there rather a lot. And I used to be undoubtedly there greater than all of the keyboard warriors [who] have a lot to say. … I don’t assume Cole’s a nasty individual. I’ll stand by that.”
Alexa is able to transfer past the Cuties drama, noting that she has not spoken to Cole since filming the reunion. Cole, for his half, instructed Us forward of the finale that he regrets how he handled his former associate.
“I certain hope I didn’t shatter [Zanab’s] self-confidence,” the Texas resident instructed Us earlier this month. “However, for certain, I see the place she’s coming from and … why she would’ve felt that approach.”