Love is Blind's Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams have split

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Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX - Netflix

Love Is Blind season 2 dropped earlier this year, and the Netflix show once again matched up a whole bunch of singles via its blind dating pods.

While the series dropped in instalments, followed by the Love Is Blind reunion on 4th March, it meant we found out once and for all which couples actually got married at the end of the show - and which couples stayed together.

Fast forward a few months, and here's a run-through of which Love Is Blind season two couples got married, and which ones called it quits. *Spoilers*, of course.

Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams = not married and not together

While Deepti and Kyle weren't actually coupled with each other during the show, their paths did cross in season 2. During the reunion episode, he said that he "should've asked Deepti to marry me," saying that he wishes he had tried harder for her in the pods, because he thought she was great and had a lot of love for her.

Obviously, this led to a lot of speculation from fans who were keen to see if the pair did end up together - and they did. On the 16th of September, the Love is Blind's After the Altar episodes dropped, and the couple confirmed that they were in a relationship. However, just days after the show aired, Kyle announced that they have since called it quits.

"I understand many of you are curious as to where Deepti and I stand today," he wrote in an Instagram post. "Since After the Alter was filmed, we had decided to go our separate ways in early summer."

Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely = divorced

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While Jarrette and Mallory Zapata initially connected, the 32-year-old project manager ended up engaged to Iyanna, a 27-year-old programme coordinator. At first, Iyanna was hesitant given the fact that Jarrette had previously proposed to Mallory - with Iyanna saying, "I deserve someone who wants to be certain about me." However, she accepted Jarrette's proposal, though the pair had another hiccup when Mallory and Jarrette met face to face.

Still, it was a happy ending for these two as they eventually got married in the show's finale! During their vows, Iyanna told Jarrette, "I feel so understood with you, I feel so loved by you, and that never happens. I just feel like I'm supposed to be with you. You were made for me and I was made for you."

However, the couple confirmed back in August that they were beginning the process of divorcing. Taking to Instagram to share the news, the pair wrote in a statement: "While we have love for each other, our lives are going in different directions, and that's okay."

Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee and Deepti Vempati = not married and not together

S2 contestant Abhishek (aka Shake) caused quite a reaction from fans early on over his strategy in the pods. Still, the 33-year-old vet and house DJ hit it off with data analyst Deepti, 31, and the pair got engaged before meeting face to face in Mexico.

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However, Shake then had some worries about commitment, while he also said he was feeling "apprehensive" about their first night together.

When it came to their actual wedding day, Deepti ended up pulling the plug at the altar. Instead of answering with "I do," Deepti told Shake, "I hope how much you mean to me, and the impact you’ve made on my life. But no, I cannot marry you. I deserve somebody that knows for sure. So I’m choosing myself, and I’m going to say no."

Deepti went on to tell viewers, "He’s not the one for me, because if he was, he would make me feel like I was the one, and he never did that," with Shake telling guests, "We’re still good though."

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Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

During the Love Is Blind Reunion, Deepti called Shake out for his behaviour during the experiment, while everyone else kept asking him to stop sharing such bold opinions from the couch.

Shake also tried to clarify his comments about his date's weight on the show, commenting, "If I were to date someone and there would be a big weight discrepancy, it would be very hard for me to get past that." Unsurprisingly, it didn't go down well.

Shayne Jansen and Natalie Lee = not married and not together

Shayne, a 32-year-old real estate agent, and Natalie, a 29-year-old consulting manager, appeared to form a good connection initially. However, the group's retreat to Mexico saw a few disagreements between the couple - with them both realising that they're "different people", and behave differently when it comes to talking about their relationship.

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Photo credit: AARÓN ORTEGA/NETFLIX - Netflix

Natalie and Shayne's wedding day was a rollercoaster to stay the least, with Natalie starting the day upset over an argument with Shayne (plus an adorable heart-to-heart between Natalie and her parents).

At the altar, Shayne told Natalie, "I just want you to know that I love you. I do, a thousand times over. You're my best friend, and there's no one else I'd rather do this with in my entire life."

However, Natalie felt differently, telling Shayne, "I’m so glad that we shared this journey together, I think we’ve grown a lot as two people that have fallen in love. I know I’ve grown a lot because of you, but I don’t. I’m so sorry." She went on to whisper to him that they have some "really big issues to sort through."

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Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

During the Love Is Blind Reunion, the pair revealed they did attempt to date for a while after the show, but that the were no longer together - and one argument after their hen and stag parties was a lot of the cause.

"A week after our wedding, we started dating again," Natalie told PEOPLE. "Maybe it's not dating — we continued our engagement again. We were together for several months."

"I think at the end of it, we realised that we're very different people with different needs and wants that we can't fulfil for one another," she explains. "We did take a break in communication after that, just to get into a better place."

Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl = divorced

Danielle, 29, and Nick, 36, got engaged very early on in season two - at the end of episode one, to be exact. They bonded over their families, past relationships and body image, before meeting face to face on the Mexico retreat.

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It was good news in the finale, as Nick and Danielle officially got married! Speaking in the show, Nick said, "I’m a married man! Very happy and very excited. Saying yes and committing to getting married today to Danielle was a game time decision, because I wasn’t 100% sure that she was 100% sure. But it all worked out the way it was supposed to, and that means I’m a married man. We have 50-some-odd years together and I can’t wait."

Danielle added, "He is my person and he is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, and he feels that too," going on to say, "I’m so happy!"

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Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

However, late last month, it was reported that the pair have filed for divorce, and according to People, were attending couple's counselling during their marraige. "A lot of couples, when they're dating, have the opportunity to naturally learn one another's language as you would if you're trying to learn a language outside of English. Learning that in such a short period of time is very difficult and takes a lot of patience, love and understanding from both sides," Danielle said.

Mallory Zapata and Salvador Perez = not married and not together

Mallory, a 32-year-old communications manager, and Salvador (aka Sal), 31, an executive assistant, bonded early on over their Mexican backgrounds. Fellow contestant Jarrette Jones did propose to Mallory, but she turned him down, and eventually got engaged to Sal. However, after meeting IRL on the retreat, Mallory and Jarrette ended up talking extensively. Sal eventually confronted Mallory about the conversation, with Mallory confirming that she did still want to marry Sal.

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When it came to their wedding day, Mallory read out her vows to Sal, saying, "From the very moment I heard your voice, you felt like home. You’ve always made me feel comfortable safe and loved," adding, "You’re a beautiful person inside and out. I’m blessed to have you in my life."

Sal responded by telling Mallory, "I know that I could not be standing here with anyone else,” he responded. “Getting to know you and being vulnerable with you has literally made me a better man. I love you, I respect you and I admire the person that you are. I always promise to be my truest self for you, I love you."

However, when asked to say "I do," Sal look visibly unsure and upset, responding, "I cannot. I feel like I just need more time," with Mallory telling him, "It's OK," and wiping his tears.

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The pair eventually decided to keep dating rather than getting married, but revealed during the Reunion that they were not together. Mallory said, "I honestly think we shared a very strong connection because of this experiment, but we're very different. I think in the way that we really communicated or operated, a lot of times, disagreements because we weren't communicating in the right way."

Mal added that there were many times that he felt "unheard" in their arguments.

Shaina Hurley and Kyle Abrams = not together

Despite not actually making it to the altar, Shaina and Kyle did feature in the Love Is Blind Reunion to talk about where things went wrong. Shaina admitted to her mistake in ever saying yes to Kyle, adding that the fact he used his mother's engagement ring acted as a bit of a guilt trip.

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Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

Love Is Blind After the Altar Season 2 is streaming on Netflix now.

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