Are Deepti & Kyle Still Together From ‘Love Is Blind’? Where They Are Now After Their 1st Kiss

Deepti, Kyle, "Love Is Blind"
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If you’ve watched the Love Is Blind: After the Altar special, you may be wondering: Are Deepti and Kyle still together from Love Is Blind season 2 and where are they now after they got together off camera.

Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams were two of 30-plus contestants on Love Is Blind season 2. Love Is Blind, which first premiered on Netflix in February 2020, follows 30 men and women over the course of 10 days as they speed-date in “Pods,” where they can talk to each other but not see each other. During the 10 days, the couples can decide if they want to get engaged—still sight unseen. After the proposal, the couples meet face-to-face for the first time and go on vacation at a resort in Mexico, where they learn more about each other and meet the other couples. After the trip, the couples, who all live in the same city, return to the real world and move into an apartment together as they meet each other’s families and friends and prepare for their weddings. At the altar on their wedding days, the couples must decide whether to marry or breakup as they answer the age-old question of if love can be truly blind.

Since the premiere of Love Is Blind, the show has become one of Netflix’s highest-rated series, with more than 30 million views in its first two months.”Across the world, everybody feels the same way: Everyone wants to be loved for who they are on the inside. It doesn’t matter where you live, what you look like, how old you are, what your background is, which class you know, or social structure you feel like you’re a part of, everyone wants to be loved for who they are,” creator Chris Coelen told Variety in 2020. “In today’s society we’ve got all these ways to find love through dating apps and technology. Those things sort of counterintuitively have made people feel disposable. They’ve made people feel like it’s all surface level. It does the opposite thing it was supposed to do. So we thought, what if we took everybody’s devices away, how could we get them to focus on connecting with other people?”

Coelen also told Variety about how the connections on Love Is Blind was based on choice, which is why the relationships were that much stronger. “It was incredibly scary because nobody had to do anything, versus a show like we do Married at First Sight, you sign up and you know, you’re getting married to a stranger. Here, nobody had to do anything. It was if you find someone, if you choose. Which is so scary. They don’t have to go through with the wedding ceremony,” he said. “But assuming they found someone, could that love overcome any judgment in the real world? That’s an incredibly fascinating question. And that’s what we set out to try to examine.”

Deepti and Kyle didn’t date on Love Is Blind season 2, but started their relationship with each other after their splits from their partners on the show: Shake Chaterjee (who Deepti broke up with at their wedding in the finale) and Shaina (who broke up with Kyle after their honeymoon). Deepti and Kyle confirmed their relationship on the Love Is Blind: After the Altar finale in September 2022. So…are Deepti and Kyle still together from Love Is Blind season 2? Read on for what we know about their relationship and where they are now.

Are Deepti and Kyle still together from Love Is Blind season 2?

Deepti, Kyle, "Love Is Blind"

Image: Courtesy of Netflix.

Are Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams still together from Love Is Blind season 2? The answer is no. Kyle confirmed in an Instagram post in September 2022 that he and Deepti had broken up. “I understand many of you are curious as to where Deepti and I stand today. Since After the Alter was filmed, we had decided to go our separate ways in early summer,” Kyle wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey through arduous vulnerability and has supported us along the way.” He continued, “I have since embarked on a new relationship which I intend to keep private for a bit. As for what the future holds, I have not a clue. Going forward I plan to live each day in the present without any regret.”

Kyle confirmed in an interview with People in September 2022 that he and Deepti tried to date after they confirmed their relationship in season 2’s Love Is Blind: After the Altar special. “I put so much pressure on myself because I was like, ‘I don’t want this to fail,'” Kyle told People about why he and Deepti didn’t pursue a relationship with each other until the After the Altar special. “I was hesitant to jump in for that reason because she was my best friend. And if it doesn’t work out, you kind of lose the friendship. Because if you break up for whatever reason — and I wasn’t planning to breakup — but you always have to think about what happens after.”

He continued, “I’ve been in that situation where you start dating your best friend and then you break up. You can’t really see that person anymore because it’s not fair to your future person. I wouldn’t want my current girlfriend to be hanging out with her ex-boyfriend. It’s not cool. I don’t think anyone would like that.”

Though Kyle confessed that losing Deepti as a friend was “holding me back” at first from pursuing a relationship with her, he confirmed to People that their friendship didn’t change once they became a couple. “After that, it was like nothing really changed because I felt like we were dating already,” he said. “We saw each other almost every day. We spent hours together. We did everything together. She had even met my family, so it wasn’t weird or anything.” Kyle also explained how dating in private off camera helped move his and Deepti’s relationship. “During that break in between After the Altar, we would see each other every day,” he said. “We both had COVID on Christmas. We spent it together. Me, her, and her sister. It was great. It was one of the most memorable Christmases.” He continued, “It’s such a bonding moment. Just the three of you together for a week. There was nobody else that we could be with. Nothing was open. You couldn’t go anywhere.”

Kyle, however, refused to label his and Deepti’s relationship in an interview with Bustle in September 2022. “We’re always gonna be like, super close,” he said at the time “We’re not really gonna say where we’re at in our relationship right now. We just kind of want to keep that between us because there’s just so many rumors, so much speculation. We also just want to do it on our own time and decide where we’re going to go with that.” He continued, “[We have] so much stuff that we want to share about each other.”

Kyle also told Bustle that he plans to “absolutely” still stay in Deepti’s life even though their relationship didn’t work. “Deepti brings out the best in me, and she really gives me a lot of confidence … I’m very self-deprecating, and I don’t always think the best of myself, so she reminds me that, ‘Hey, you’re a better person than you think you are,’” Kyle said. Kyle also revealed to Bustle the nicknames he’s given Deepti. “I call her Miss Overthinker, the Queen of Overthinking … I’m Salty Sweet. Because I’ll tell you how I feel about you, whether it’s positive or negative, and then there are times where I just have this burst of sweetness where I’ll say the nicest thing that person has ever heard,” he said.

Kyle also confirmed to TODAY in September 2022 that he and Deepti’s relationship was born out of a friendship started on Love Is Blind. “People don’t understand that we’ve been talking nonstop for two years,” he said, explaining that the two hung out almost every day after filming ended and became “really good friends.” He also told TODAY about his fear to take the next step with Deepti. “The problem with dating your best friend is that when you break up, you lose your best friend. It was tough to take that leap,” he said.

Kyle also told TODAY that he and Deepti would have taken even longer to “define the relationship” if it wasn’t for the After the Altar special. “It would’ve taken a lot longer. I’m not one to rush into a relationship. This was the right opportunity,” he said.

Deepti and Kyle’s kiss on “After the Altar” came after Deepti told Elite Daily in March 2022 that she and Kyle were still “figuring” their relationship out. “Kyle and I, we are figuring it out,” she said. “Not a lot of people know that we had a really strong connection in The Pods.” Their relationship also came after Kyle revealed in Love Is Blind season 2 reunion that his “biggest regret” was that “I should have asked Deepti to marry me.” He continued, “I should have tried harder for you. I love her so much, she’s the best. And I wish I saw what was right in front of me.”

Deepti reacted to Kyle’s confession in her interview with Elite Daily, and revealed that she was “struggling” to choose between him and Shake in The Pods. “I was really struggling to pick between Shake and Kyle,”  she said. She continued of her and Kyle’s relationship at the time, “We’re just trying to figure it out. There’s a lot on our plate right now. … We’ll see what happens.” Kyle also confirmed to TODAY that he and Deepti were close to getting together on Love Is Blind. “We got really near the end of it was kind of between me and Shake for her,” he said.  “I was like, ‘You’re gonna choose somebody with the safe, professional life.’ She said, ‘I know what my life will be like 10 years.’ I said, ‘You’re gonna choose me and I’m like a wild card, because you’re not sure what I’ll do or say.'” But honestly, at the en do fit, it was the opposite. I was the safer choice. His true colors came out.” He added of what he likes about Deepti, “She is one of the funniest people I know. Just talking to her is so much fun. She has so much insight. That’s ultimately what I think dating and life is about: How you get along. And I get along with her so well,” he said. “She’s somebody I want to be with all the time.”

Who is Deepti from Love Is Blind season 2?

Deepti Love Is Blind Are Deepti & Kyle Still Together From Love Is Blind? Where They Are Now After Their 1st Kiss

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Who is Deepti Vempati from Love Is Blind season 2? Deepti is a 31-year-old information data analyst from Chicago, Illinois. Her Instagram handle i @lifewithdeeps. “𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚠𝚘 𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕 🌸,” her Instagram bio reads. After she was announced as a cast member on Love Is Blind season 2, Deepti posted a headshot of her from the show on Instagram, along with the quote: “I would tell the love of my life I’m ready to light up his life because my name literally means light.” She captioned the post: “For all my family and friends always asking when I’ll get married… Tune into my journey to see if I find love on FEB 11th @loveisblindnetflix ✨💍.”

According to her Linkedin, Deepti has worked as an information technology analyst at All State since 2019. She started at the company as a business analyst in 2014. Before her current job, Deepti worked as a commercial sales and retention associate and a coordinator intern at Mediacom for two months in 2012. She was also a case worker aide for Lutheran Senior Services and was a Quote and Bind Sales Associate Intern for State Farm Insurance. She graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business management in 2013.

Who is Kyle from Love Is Blind season 2?

Kyle, "Love Is Blind"

Image: Ser Baffo/Netflix.

Who is Kyle Abrams from Love Is Blind season 2? Kyle is a 29-year-old glazier and construction worker from Chicago, Illinois. His Instagram handle is @kyleabrams10. “Chicago🤙🏼,” his Instagram bio reads. After he was announced as a cast member on Love Is Blind season 2, Kyle posted a headshot of him from the show on Instagram, along with the quote: “My biggest pet peeve is someone who has a negative pessimistic attitude.” He captioned the post, “Will this KYLE find love behind the wall or punch through it? Find out on @netflix @loveisblindnetflix February 11th!”

"Leap of Faith" by Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed

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Leap of Faith by Cameron Hamilton & Lauren Speed

For more about Love Is Blind, read Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed’s 2021 book, Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way. In the book, Cameron and Lauren, who were one of two couples to marry from Love Is Blind season 1, share their “engaging and accessible love advice for the modern world” and reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes details from the Netflix series and what went down in The Pods that viewers didn’t see. The book is told from Cameron and Lauren’s alternating points of view as the fan-favorite couple dishes on what it was really like to marry a “faceless stranger” on television and opens up about how their relationship shifted—”for better and for worse”—once cameras stopped rolling and Lauren and Cameron’s relationship continued in the real world. Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way is a must-read for any Love Is Blind fan. 

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