Perfect Match's Joey shares update on relationship with Kariselle
The latest dating reality show to drop on Netflix, Perfect Match has had us glued to our screens since it premiered on Valentine’s Day. But the one question we need to see answered is: Are Joey and Kariselle still together now, after *that* dramatic finale?
With contestants already appearing on the likes of Too Hot to Handle, The Ultimatum and Love Is Blind, we knew to expect some drama. However, we’re particularly interested in one specific Perfect Match couple – given the fact that they actually dated prior to entering the show – and that is Joey Sasso from The Circle and Kariselle Snow from Sexy Beasts and MTV’s Are You The One?
Perfect Match was originally filmed around a year prior to it hitting our screens, which only leaves us to wonder how many of the couples on the show are still together right now. And more importantly, are Joey and Kariselle a thing?
Here’s what we know...
Are Joey and Kariselle from Perfect Match still together?
Even though they dated before – with Kariselle appearing on Joey’s Instagram back in 2021 – they entered the Perfect Match villa as singletons.
It was revealed in the first episode that Kariselle actually DM'd Joey in 2020 after seeing him on The Circle. She then travelled to LA to meet up, but according to Joey, he wasn’t ready to be in a relationship at the time.
After not speaking to each other for a few months, Joey later reconnected with Kariselle but they ultimately parted ways, with Kariselle saying that the “commitment thing” was too much for him.
Kariselle was then spotted on Joey’s Instagram in July of 2021 and you’ll also see a shot of the pair kissing in his 2021 yearly recap video. Now, given that Perfect Match started filming at the start of 2022, what has taken place since then?
Well, here’s what has happened on the show so far…
*Spoilers* In the very first episode of Perfect Match the pair talked over their history, with Kariselle initially appearing rather reluctant to give Joey another chance. But she also wondered if maybe them being reunited on the show could be fate. After Joey admitted that he still adores her, she agreed to be his match and the pair have been together since the very first episode – despite Kariselle receiving a kiss from Chase – with them continuing to pick each other at the end of each episode.
In the second batch of episodes, Joey asks Kariselle not only to be his match in the house but his girlfriend, which she happily agrees to be. And *then*, in the final two episodes of Perfect Match, Joey actually proposes to Kariselle, they're engaged in the finale.
Sadly it seems we won't be hearing wedding bells in Joey and Kariselle's future, as Joey has revealed the couple have broken up!
Speaking to People, Joey revealed he still has love for Kariselle but unfortunately their relationship just wasn't meant to be.
"But here's the thing, when you're overseas, you're in this beautiful village, so romantic and you're working on your relationship, you're working on your future. And when you go back to reality, sometimes things can be very difficult.
"They can be very hard. And as far as what went wrong, that's just something that we like to keep private between us," he told the publication.
Joey added: "She is someone I will always love, always have respect for, and I know we both speak very highly of each other."
Whilst we're super sad it didn't work out for Joey and Kariselle, here's hoping they're both doing ok!
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