31.08.2022 / 18:01
'Love Is Blind' Star Iyanna McNeely Says She 'Went to Sleep Crying' After Comments About Her Split
season 2 star and husband Jarrette Jones announced their separation in a joint statement on Instagram. In a new episode of her podcast,, Iyanna spoke about the backlash following the announcement with her podcast co-host Kayla Scott and their guest, fellow alum Natalie Lee. «Of course, the announcement came out this week of Jarrette and I's divorce. I should have did what Jarrette did and just turned off all my comments to begin with, but I just couldn't help myself and, by the end of the day, I went to sleep crying,» Iyanna revealed. She said that most of the comments involved people «making assumptions about people that you don't know.» One aspect of her time on the show that she's struggled with is people blaming her split on how her relationship was portrayed. «The annoying part is basing their opinions off an hour combined screen time from a 10-episode show and kind of using whatever that excuse is to explain a year and a half relationship,» she said. Iyanna noted that she has turned off her notifications, adding, «And I feel fine ever since.» Following the announcement, she has been leaning on several of her fellow female co-stars, including Natalie, Deepti Vempati, and Danielle Ruhl, who filed for divorce from Nick Thompson that same week after the pair also got together on the show. «We went out with the whole crew — you, me, Deepti, Danielle — and I was like, 'This is good,'» Iyanna said.