Not for the haters. Love is blind Star Deepti Vempati clapped back after commenters “made fun” of her nose during a social media appearance with costar Kyle Abrams — and it’s clear she doesn’t tolerate trolls.
“You guys, this is my real nose,” the reality star, 29, said in response to attacks being made on her appearance during a TikTok live with Abrams, 31. “Stop making fun of it.”
The Illinois native shut down abuse immediately, explaining, “this is how I was born, I’m not changing it” and clarifying that those who were concerned with her physical appearance could simply “get over it” because “it’s my f–king face.”
Kyle quickly jumped in to deflect the tension by claiming that he was the one who needed “a nose job,” because he had been “in a car accident.” The photographer then squished the data analyst’s nose in the camera before he declared himself her “biggest fan.”
Kyle wasn’t the only one to come to Deepti’s defense. TikTok Live viewers flooded the comments section with love and praises for Deepti.
“Thank you. Oh my goodness. I do have to say that everyone on here is so nice,” she responded after seeing the outpouring of support. “Anytime anyone says anything negative, they come for them and I love you all.”
Deepti & Kyle first started relationship rumors in March 2022 at the season two reunion. Love is blindFans began to speculate that the contestants might be in a relationship. During filming, the construction worker admitted that “I should have tried harder for [Deepti],” adding, “I love her so much. She’s the best. And I wish I saw what was right in front of me and that’s my biggest regret.” (Deepti previously accepted a proposal from Abhishek “Shake” ChatterjeeKyle proposed to her Shaina Hurley.)
Deepti, for her part, wasn’t surprised by the comments. “A lot of people don’t know that Kyle and I had a really deep connection in the pods,” she told New York MagazineMarch 2022. “He was my No. 2 person, so it wasn’t out of the blue. We share this foundational bond. It was heartwarming and so sweet to hear.”
Although the pair continue to fuel speculation with their frequent posts on social media, they have remained silent about their official relationship status.
“All I can say is, you know, we’re going through it,” the Deepti exclusively told Us WeeklyDuring an interview on Wednesday June 1. “We’re just figuring it out.”
The Love Is Blind alum teased: “I think you guys will see more of our story later,” adding that Kyle is “one of my best friends, so that’s all I can say.”