Ser Baffo/Netflix (2) Deepti and Kyle from Love Is Blind
Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams go their separate ways.
Abrams announced on Instagram on Monday that he and his Love is blind costar are no longer dating.
“I understand that many of you are curious about where Deepti and I stand today,” he wrote. “Since After the Alter was filmed, we had decided to go our separate ways in early summer.”
But Abrams, 30, is not single. “Since then, I’ve entered a new relationship that I want to keep private for a while,” he wrote.
Vempati, 31, has not yet commented.
She and Abrams were cast members in the second season of the Netflix hit. Although the pair revealed during the post-final reunion that they had previously bonded in the pods, Vempati eventually accepted a proposal from Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee and Abrams introduced to Shaina Hurley.
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Both relationships deteriorated and neither side chose to tie the knot. From there, Vempati and Abrams continued to grow closer, even sparking dating rumours. In March, Vempati told Elite Daily that the pair were still “figuring things out”.
In the three-part Love is blind: After the Altar specially, Vempati and Abrams were considering whether to give their love a chance. They finally got together in the closing moments of the third episode.
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Abrams told PEOPLE which made him initially hesitant to take their relationship to the next level.
“I put so much pressure on myself because I thought, ‘I don’t want this to fail,'” he said. “I was hesitant to jump in for that reason because she was my best friend. And if it doesn’t work out, you kind of lose the friendship. Because if you break up for whatever reason – and I wasn’t going to break up – but you should always think about what happens next.”
He continued: “I’ve been in that situation where you start dating your best friend and then break up. You can’t really see that person anymore because it’s not fair to your future person. I wouldn’t want my current girlfriend to hang out with her ex-boyfriend. It’s not cool. I don’t think anyone would like that.”
Abrams added that the thought of losing Vempati as his best friend “held me back”. But becoming a couple didn’t change their dynamics.
“After that it was like nothing really changed because I felt like we were already dating,” he said. “We saw each other almost every day. We spent hours together. We did everything together. She’d even met my family, so it wasn’t weird or anything.”
In his Instagram post on September 19, Abrams thanked fans for their support of him and Vempati.
“Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey through difficult vulnerability and supported us along the way,” he wrote. He later concluded, “What the future holds, I have no idea. Going forward, I intend to live every day in the present without any regrets.”
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Love is blind: After the Altar and the first two Love is blind seasons are now streaming on Netflix.