After one 12 months of marriage, Iyanna McNeely and Jarrette Jones have referred to as it quits as they navigate the only life as soon as extra.
“After a lot thought, we’re saddened to share that we now have separated and can start the method of divorcing,” the Love Is Blind alums — who met throughout season 2 of the Netflix hit — captioned a joint Instagram assertion in August 2022. “Whereas we now have love for one another, our lives are going in numerous instructions and that’s OK. Coming to this resolution was removed from simple and we’ll at all times want one another the best possible.”
This system coordinator immediately hit it off with Jones whereas within the pods throughout the actuality TV present’s second season, which premiered in February 2022. After Jones weighed his connections with each McNeely and Mallory Zapata, he ultimately popped the query — sight unseen — to the Kennesaw State grad. (Zapata, for her half, discovered a deep pod bond with Salvador “Sal” Perez, however they referred to as off their engagement forward of their marriage ceremony.)
“[Iyanna is] a greater match for me as a result of she’s every part that I wanted,” the well being care marketing consultant beforehand informed Us Weekly in March 2022 of selecting his then-wife. “On paper, me and Mal would’ve labored out. … I believe with Iyanna — she was vastly completely different and I believe these variations are issues that I wanted in my life to assist me develop and be a greater individual and be a greater husband.”
After navigating their new regular as spouses — and filming Netflix’s Love Is Blind: After the Altar particular — McNeely and Jones ultimately got here to the conclusion that their lives have been headed in separate instructions.
“I’m OK and getting higher. There’s a whole lot of transition occurring proper now on prime of understanding that After the Altar is popping out,” McNeely admitted throughout a September 2022 look of the “Diary of an Empath” podcast. “So, I’m going to must relive a whole lot of stuff, which is the toughest a part of it.”
She added: “Each time one thing just like the season premiere popping out or After the Altar popping out, there’s at all times the understanding that, like, the safety of our marriage will [have] a highlight once more. And so with Jarrette and I going by the problems that we have been — at the same time as of late earlier than we made the choice to separate — it was simply heavy in my thoughts.”
Scroll under for McNeely and Jones’ most candid quotes about their break up and therapeutic: