Are Love Is Blind’s Kyle Abrams and Deepti Vempati Dating? Their Relationship Status
Season 2 of Netflix’s Love Is Blind may have come to an end, but fans are wondering if a romance has sparked between contestants Kyle Abrams and Deepti Vempati. The Netflix stars are returning to continue their story on season 2 of Love Is Blind: After the Altar — but are Kyle and Deepti dating? Keep reading to find out everything we know about Kyle and Deepti’s current relationship status.
When Did Kyle and Deepti First Spark Dating Rumors?
Kyle and Deepti first sparked romance rumors in March 2022. After she uploaded a group photo alongside Kyle and fellow Netflix stars Salvador Perez and Shayne Jansen, the post sent fans into a tizzy as many begged Deepti to reveal whether she and Kyle were together.
“Please tell me that you and Kyle are a thing,” one fan commented. “Literally, got chills from the way he looks at her!” another person replied, whereas a separate commenter even told her to “give Kyle a chance.”
After the tell-all episode became available to stream that day, Kyle also posted a TikTok video with Deepti, spurring relationship speculation. Although it’s unclear when his video was taken, he shared a clip of himself smiling, quickly panning the camera over to Deepti standing next to him.
Multiple people commented on the video in support of them bonding. “Wow, Shake looks different here,” one person wrote, referring to Deepti’s ex Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee, which Kyle even “liked,” whereas another added, “HELL YEAH.”
During the reunion, viewers watched in shock as the construction worker confessed his lingering feelings for the information technology analyst.
“I should’ve asked Deepti to marry me,” Kyle admitted. “That’s what I learned the most, I f—ked up. I mean, I love her so much, she’s the best. I wish I saw what was right in front of me and that’s my biggest regret. I’m sorry … Yeah, and it pisses me off that [Shake] wasted such a good opportunity.”
He then told Deepti, “I should’ve tried hard for you.”
Curiosity around their relationship status grew further when a video surfaced to TikTok in March 2022 of the two walking together in Wicker Park, Chicago. In the video, Kyle and Deepti, who are both wearing beige coats, turn around after someone out of frame shouted, “Let me buy you guys a mimosa!”
“Love is Blind couple [sighting]!” the caption read.
Who Were Kyle and Deepti Originally Coupled With on Love Is Blind?
As fans recall, Kyle was originally linked to Shaina Hurley after the first episode. Although they tried to move past their differences in religious perspectives, Shaina broke up with Kyle in episode 6 to pursue Shayne.
For Deepti’s part, she went through the wringer on the show but handled the turmoil gracefully. After Shake incessantly talked behind her back throughout the show — even mentioning he didn’t find her physically attractive — viewers watched in suspense as he and Deepti were about to take their vows. However, she took a different route in the finale, which started streaming on Netflix on February 25.
“I deserve somebody who knows for sure,” she said at the altar, while looking at her now-ex-fiancé. “So, I’m choosing myself and I’m going to say ‘no.’”
After viewers watched her powerful moment, many applauded Deepti for her self-respect. Even Deepti’s brother, Sunny Vempati, defended his sister and slammed Shake for his actions in an explosive Instagram post.
“Now, normally, I don’t get involved in drama but I’mma defend my sister here: ‘Shake’, bruh, you’re a loser,” Sunny’s lengthy statement read, which he posted later that month. “You minimized my sister’s life by making some awful and cringeworthy comments about her. You made these statements knowing your own mom would one day watch it; my parents and my entire family had to sit through you talking behind my sister’s back about insecurities she fought her entire life.”
Sunny continued in his statement, “Despite your comments on and off camera about her body, she continued to only ever be supportive of you, despite our best efforts to convince her to see through your BS.”
Are Kyle and Deepti Dating?
Kyle and Deepti returned to document their love lives on season 2 of Love Is Blind: After the Altar. The series, which premiered on Friday, September 16, documented the start of their romantic relationship.
“I just want to be around him all the time, honestly,” Deepti says in a voiceover in the teaser for the upcoming season. In another clip, she’s seen telling Kyle, “If we take it there, it could be the best thing ever. But what if it doesn’t work out?”
Deepti revealed she wanted Kyle to be her “boyfriend” and “eventually” her “husband.”
“He’s the first thing I think about when I wake up, he’s the last person I talked to before I go to bed,” she added. “I look at him and I’m like, ‘I could see myself doing this for the rest of my life.’”
The pair ultimately decided to take their relationship to the next level. However, just days after the finale aired, Kyle took to Instagram to reveal they had split.
“I understand many of you are curious as to where Deepti and I stand today,” he wrote on September 20. “Since After the Altar was filmed, we had decided to go our separate ways in early summer. … I have since embarked on a new relationship which I intend to keep private for a bit. As for what the future holds, I have not a clue.”
He went on to thank fans for their support through “arduous vulnerability.”
“Kyle and I are now walking different paths and are no longer together,” Deepti wrote in a post of her own that day.
“We just realized that we are walking different paths and we want different things out of life and to allow ourselves to grow and to become better people, we just knew we had to take that road alone,” she later told Entertainment Tonight.