Love Is Blind season three is well underway on Netflix and viewers are already racing through the episodes. As well as watching a bunch of singletons attempt to find the love of their lives, many are confused about how a certain clip made the final cut.
Yep, we're talking about Andrew and his eye drops, with viewers alleging that he used the drops to create 'fake tears' on the show. Andrew himself has responded to the claims, with Love Is Blind's creator now speaking out over what really went down with the tears.
To recap, the newest series has introduced us all to Andrew, a former operations director turned wildlife photographer, who seemed to be falling for fellow contestants Nancy Rodriguez through the pods.
The pair seemed to be getting on well, he shared his love of big cats and "sexual kung fu" as he described it, and even proposed to Nancy, but she turned him down.
And how did Andrew react to being dumped? Well this is the question that's confusing everyone. Speaking in his confessional Andrew was sharing his pain of being rejected and then he asks the producers if the cameras are still rolling and if he can use his eye drops.
The producers then say if his eyes are hurting he can use the drops. Andrew then proceeds to fill his eyes with drops, begins crying and says: "I never thought I could care for someone that could bring me to tears."
Now, Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen has spoken out about the whole situation. In an interview with Variety, he was asked whether Andrew was using the eye drops to create 'fake tears'. Coelen replied by asking the interviewer, "What do you think?" with the reporter responding, "With the way it was edited, I think yes. He was."
Coelen then confirmed, "That’s my impression." So, is that a yes?
The creator went on to respond to a question over why the eye drops were even aired in the first place. "We try to just set the mechanism up so that they can live their authentic stories and then we try to incorporate — to the best of our ability — the authenticity of those stories onto the show that we ultimately put out on Netflix," Coelen explained.
"Andrew obviously was a crucial character in Nancy [Rodriguez]’s story. We wanted to show the essence of who he is."
Coelen continued, explaining his thoughts watching the scene play out during filming. He recalled, "[W]atching it live, I just could not believe that that was what was happening. It was jaw dropping. I cannot believe he’s doing that."
He added, "But I think it was very revealing in in the moment as to maybe maybe his motivations in that particular moment. Obviously I’m not speaking for him. I don’t speak for him, but we put it out there as it happened."
After the episode aired, Andrew took to his Instagram Stories (via Us Magazine), with a surprising response to the viral moment. In the first (of many) posts that feature Netflix's clip of the scene, he wrote "Could have at least edited out the pimple, guys". Uhhh...
Following this, Andrew went on to repost several fan reactions to the scene, including a meme by the Impractical Jokers implying that producers let him use the eye drops to fake emotions, without telling him it would make the final edit. "I cannot confirm nor deny due to my contract," Andrew replied. "How unfortunate".
Now, whilst the businessman continues to assert that his emotions were very much real, many fans are still sceptical and have taken to Twitter to share their questions, concerns and outright shock.
One person said: "The visine tears???? ANDREW 💀💀💀."
— bolognigga (@bolognigga) October 19, 2022
— danielle (@hollyjgf) October 19, 2022
— mich ✨ (@mismatchedmich) October 19, 2022
— African Viscountess Bridgerton✨ (@BornInKampala) October 19, 2022
So, what's your verdict? Well, according to LIB host Vanessa Lachey, Andrew was taking care of his dry eyes.
Speaking to Bustle she said: "Oh, he wasn't doing fake tears. He was taking care of his dry eyes."
Her husband and co-host Nick Lachey chimed in and said it was pretty muggy whilst filming. He's not wrong, have you seen some of those rejections? No wonder Andrew was crying (fake) tears.
Love Is Blind season three is available on Netflix now.
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