After a year of marriage, Iyanna McNeely Y Jarrett Jones they have called it quits as they navigate the single life once again.
“After much thought, we are saddened to share that we have separated and will begin divorce proceedings,” he said. Love is blind The alumni, who met during season 2 of the Netflix hit, captioned a joint Instagram statement in August 2022. “While we love each other, our lives are going in different directions and that’s okay. Reaching this decision was not easy at all and we will always wish each other the best.”
The show’s coordinator instantly hit it off with Jones while in the pods during the reality show’s second season, which premiered in February 2022. After Jones weighed his connections to McNeely and Mallory Zapata, finally asked the question, without seeing it, to the Kennesaw State graduate. (Zapata, for his part, found a deep pod bond with Salvador “Salt” Perezbut they called off their engagement before their wedding).
“[Iyanna is] a better fit for me because she’s all I needed,” health care consultant previously said us weekly in March 2022 to choose his then wife. “On paper, Mal and I would have worked. … I think with Iyanna, she was very different and I think those differences are things that I needed in my life to help me grow and be a better person and a better husband.”
After navigating their new normal as spouses and filming Netflix Love is Blind: After the Altar special: McNeely and Jones finally came to the realization that their lives were headed in separate directions.
“I’m fine and improving. There are a lot of transitions going on right now other than knowing that after the altar is dating,” McNeely admitted during a September 2022 appearance of the “Diary of an Empath” podcast. “So, I’m going to have to relive a lot of things, which is the hardest part.”
She added, “Whenever something like the season premiere or after the altar dating, there’s always the knowing that, like, the security of our marriage [have] a spotlight again. And so, with Jarrette and I going through the issues that we had, even lately before we made the decision to part ways, it was heavy on my mind.”
Scroll below for the most candid quotes from McNeely and Jones about their breakup and healing: