Carlton Morton starred within the first-ever season of Netflix’s Love Is Blind. He received engaged to Diamond Jack with out ever seeing her. But when the 2 took their romantic journey to Mexico, their relationship blew up.
Carlton advised Diamond that he’s sexually fluid and Diamond didn’t recognize that he didn’t inform her sooner. They received into a giant combat and each of them left the present.
‘Love Is Blind’ contestants are allowed to go away the present
There have been some quotes from castmembers stating they felt they weren’t allowed to go away whereas filming. In a latest episode of “Love In Sight,” Giannina Gibelli says she and different contestants had been “definitely encouraged to keep going and finish out the experience,” however that Carlton and Diamond’s exits show they weren’t caught there.
“The word allowed is a very harsh word I think,” stated Giannina.
“If someone was saying, ‘I don’t want to be here. I can’t be here.’ It’s more of like, ‘Why? Are you going through something that maybe you can work through? Or are you sick? Can you physically not be here?’ A lot of times I wanted to run away and that’s just where it was like, ‘OK why don’t I want to be here? What’s making me want to flee this? Is it because it’s really hard emotionally? A wedding is a really big moment in my life. Is this the way that I want to do it? Maybe not.’ But, at the end of the day, with Carlton and Diamond leaving, I guess you could have left if you don’t want to be with each other,” she continued.
Why Carlton didn’t wish to speak about his sexuality within the pods on ‘Love Is Blind’
Carlton’s sexuality was a giant issue for the contestant throughout filming. He stated he felt numerous anxiousness about telling his associate about his previous romantic connections.
He stated on “Love In Sight” that he solely needed to share his sexuality with the girl he ended up with.
“I wanted to share it with the one person I fell in love with in the pods. Had that been a conversation on the first day, things would have gotten back to the girls’ side, let’s be real, with the current climate of the way people look at people in the LGBTQ community, no one would have given me a chance. Or seen me,” he stated. “That was the thought process at that time. I can’t speak for them because you just never know. But that’s just the way I felt. I felt like if I tell it to someone else, they’re gonna tell my story. It was very important for me to tell my story to the person I fell in love with. And I did just that.”
According to Giannina, a few of the ladies had speculated about Carlton’s sexuality after attending to know him within the pods.
“There was speculation. It was like, ‘He really likes fashion,’ or, ‘He really likes this.’ You know, not to like stereotype. But I think besides the actual conversation you can just pick up a vibe. I mean some people have a really good radar for that. Some don’t, just completely off. So it’s all speculation until you actually know,” she stated on the podcast.
During the podcast episode, Giannina requested Carlton why he felt nobody would give him an opportunity. She stated she interpreted the group of individuals to be “pretty open.”
Carlton stated that he didn’t really feel snug telling 29 strangers about his sexual historical past. He stated he didn’t understand how they’d react or in the event that they’d be type.
Carlton and Diamond
Carlton obtained numerous backlash from followers of the present after the Mexico episode aired. Some followers felt he might have dealt with the state of affairs higher.
“People apparently think that I’m like a horrible person who hates women and that’s just not the case. So I’ve just been trying to do everything I can to protect my mental health at this point,” he stated throughout his “Love In Sight” interview.
As followers witnessed, Carlton and Diamond had been on effective sufficient phrases on the Love Is Blind reunion. Carlton has even posted about her on his Instagram just lately, wishing her “the best and pray[ing] for her happiness and prosperity.”
Carlton and Diamon positively received’t be getting again collectively, it appears. But Carlton has additionally talked about on his Instagram that he’s prepared to search out love once more.
Here’s hoping he and Diamond each discover what they’re on the lookout for.
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