Love Is Blind Season 5 (1)

Love Is Blind” Season 5 premiered on Netflix on Friday, September 22, and they kicked in the door waving the 4-4.

(This post contains spoilers. Do not read if you have not watched the first four episodes.)

‘Love Is Blind’ Season 5

The fifth season of the cultural hit reality series returns with a new group of Houston singles ready to hit the pods and find love. 

As the experiment continues to expand, each participant’s individual journey, emotional growth, and ability to embrace a new approach to dating is key — whether they find love outwardly or within. 

In the most shocking season yet, the singles face new challenges, unexpected twists, and surprising turns that will test their personal resolve, and the strength of their connections, more than ever before. 

Even if the couples can forge a strong enough bond to get engaged sight unseen, can their love survive the challenges waiting for them in the outside world — including protective families, skeptical friends, and the exes they thought they’d left behind?

Love Is Blind” Season 5 had us hoping we would witness another Black Love fairytale like Tiffany and Brett Brown, but it wasn’t long before those aspirations fell apart like wet toilet paper. 

Uche, Aaliyah, & Lydia

I feel totally confident in saying the producers of this season will not see heaven for what happened to Aaliyah Cosby.

Aaliyah Cosby
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When the beautiful 29-year-old ICU travel nurse met Uche in the pods – she felt like she had found her perfect match and her future husband.

Uche Okoroha is a 34-year-old lawyer and entrepreneur, whose personality has the depth of ChatGPT. 

Uche Okoroha
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He and Aaliyah were rocking and rolling in the pods and strengthening their connection until she admitted that she cheated on her ex-boyfriend two years ago during “Honesty Hour.”

Uche unexpectedly morphed into the moral police from the self-righteous precinct and scolded Aaliyah like she was a convicted felon.

Devastated, Aaliyah went crying into the arms of her pod bestie Lydia. 

Lydia-Aaliyah-Love is Blind Season 5

Lydia Velez Gonzalez is a 32-year-old geologist whose arroz is missing the con pollo. 

Lydia Arleen
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She seemingly has a heart of gold, but she is DESPERATE to find love in the pods. 

Lydia came to “Love Is Blind” with a Denzel WashingtonI’m leaving here with something” mindset. (IYKYK)

After some self-reflection, Uche realized he went too hard on Aaliyah and that her past City Girl shenanigans weren’t worth him potentially missing out on the love of his life.

Uche - Love Is Blind

After mending their relationship, Uche decided to come clean and inform Aaliyah that he’d dated one of the girls in the pods. 

That’s when he dropped the bomb and revealed his ex-girlfriend is Lydia!

Yes, the same Lydia who is pod besties with Aaliyah!

Oh, and Uche and Lydia slept together just three months before entering the pods…

Bruh Meme

Twitter Reactions

The first four episodes of LIB had the streets of Twitter buzzing. 

Read 21 totally accurate tweets about “Love Is Blind” Season 5 below.

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