Love Is Blind producer responds to Kenny's claim he and Kelly weren't authentic

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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From Cosmopolitan

Love Is Blind might have ended weeks ago, but we're still interested in the ins and outs of the contestant's relationships. From Lauren and Cameron's YouTube channel to Jessica's admission about giving wine to her dog, the latest couple to get our attention is Kelly and Kenny.

Despite having great chemistry at the beginning of the experiment, the pair decided not to tie the knot during their ceremony, when Kelly turned Kenny down. But after the final episode aired, Kenny spoke out to insist the pair had discussed their relationship prior to their wedding day, and had mutually decided not to go through with it.

"We made an agreement weeks prior to the wedding day that we were not getting married, let alone remain being engaged," he wrote on Instagram. "Our emotions in response to that stress and exhaustion of filming (and of that particular moment) were very much real. For the record, the clip of me saying, 'She’s the woman I’m supposed to be with' was recorded in response to a hypothetical question asked/recorded weeks prior to that day."

He added, " Content, or lack thereof, reduces context. We are real people who went through a dynamic and surreal experience."

But now, Love Is Blind producer Chris Coelen has spoken out to Metro to insist Kenny was trying to 'save face' over being rejected, and that actually everything viewers saw on the show was authentic.

"With this show, we wanted to be transparent with what actually happened. Real, human behaviour is the most interesting thing," he explained. "Nobody told anybody they had to sleep together, they did. Ultimately Kenny and Kelly did not. We really want to see their authentic journey, and I think you see the real emotion from both Kenny and Kelly when you watch the show. You see their genuine emotion."

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Asked why he thinks Kenny 'backtracked' with his Instagram statement, Chris continued, "I think that people like to sometimes engage in revision of history because they feel embarrassed or conflicted. They want to save face, or whatever. [They say], 'No, it didn’t mean anything to me'."

"I know for a fact that Kenny would have said 'I do' if Kelly had said 'I do', on that day," Chris insists. "I know, because I was there, that Kenny was extremely upset, as you see on the show."

To be fair, if Kenny says they had a conversation in private, it's unlikely that producers would have been there to overhear it. But maybe his emotions on the day suggested he felt otherwise anyway?

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