Love Is Blind’s Zanab Jeffrey responds to negative online comments in a TikTok video claiming she’s “getting coffee” with Cole Barnett’s ex-wife.
Love Is Blind season 3’s Zanab Jaffrey claimed that she met up with Cole Barnett’s ex-wife for coffee. Zanab, a flight attendant for American Airlines, and Cole, a realtor in the Dallas area, were one of the five couples who left the pods together during Love Is Blind season 3. Although they have since ended their engagement, their relationship has resulted in huge controversy due to claims made by Zanab during the Love Is Blind reunion episode.
Zanab made a big revelation recently on social media. Many fans of Love Is Blind felt that Cole’s actions once the couples had left the pods were highly inappropriate. Some voiced their disdain on social media, claiming that Cole flirting with Colleen Reed and stating that she’s a 10 out of 10 were unforgivable. Zanab has been adamant on social media that fans didn’t see the full extent of Cole’s mistreatment of her during their relationship. She has defended herself against fans who leave comments claiming she was overly critical of Cole. She even posted a video @zanabjaffrey on TikTok recently, claiming that she met up with and spoke to Cole’s ex-wife over coffee.
Zanab & Cole Had Issues Throughout Love Is Blind
Cole was open in the pods about the fact that he had been previously married but didn’t give any specifics as to why their relationship ended. He is only 27, and based on his many comments about his faith during Love Is Blind, it seems likely that he was married young due to religious reasons. While Zanab and Cole initially bonded over their faith, the Love Is Blind couple did not get along in the real world and butted heads for the whole season. Zanab stated in her TikTok video’s caption that “respectfully, we are not the same. Disrespectfully, we both don’t want that.” Fans in the comments section interpreted this as her saying that neither her nor Cole’s ex-wife are fond of how they were treated by Cole.
Cole and Zanab’s relationship was rocky from the start due to Cole’s interest in Colleen both inside the pods and when all the couples met in person for the first time. Cole approached Colleen at the cast pool party and insinuated his attraction towards her, claiming that she was more his “type” physically than his fiancée was. Zanab understandably took these comments very personally and stated during a confessional on Love Is Blind that she felt they were made as a result of her not being “white” and being “heavier” than Colleen. Cole’s alleged comments about Zanab’s body became a focal point of the Love Is Blind season 3 reunion.
Zanab claimed that Cole had destroyed her confidence and constantly nagged her about her eating habits while they were living together. In an event now infamously known as the “cuties scene,” Cole questioned Zanab for eating a pair of oranges before they were supposed to head out for dinner. Zanab felt that this comment was made maliciously and became very defensive. When Love Is Blind producers ran the previously unaired scene, many fans felt that it had actually been Zanab who had overreacted in the situation and that Cole had innocently wanted to keep her from spoiling their dinner. Whether Cole is the true Love Is Blind villain remains up in the air, but Zanab has made clear where she stands on the issue.
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