Giannina Gibelli and Damian Powers from Love Is Blind have called it quits since their messy relationship first aired during season 1. The duo then returned for the Love Is Blind: After the Altar special in 2021, while Damian has since appeared on Netflix’s Perfect Match in 2023. The status of Giannina and Damian is now confirmed for good, as the couple has since made it clear where they stand. Out of three seasons of Love is Blind, Giannina and Damian are an iconic Love is Blind couple. They managed to work things out, only for Damian to shock viewers when he walked out on Giannina on their wedding day.
On the After the Altar episodes, Giannina made it clear that she and Damian were together, and had been happily dating for two years. However, the pair hit a rough patch. While Giannina felt they could work through it, Damian seemed less sure. Instead, of spending time with Giannina, he took Too Hot To Handle star Francesca Farago out to lunch before inviting her to the anniversary party, resulting in a blow-up between himself and Giannina. After that, fans were again left confused about their relationship status.
Damian & Giannina Split For Good After The Altar
Giannina and Damian have been over for some time, as Giannina confirmed their split with ET back in 2021. “I am officially single,” she said at the time. She further provided, “Me and Damian haven’t been dating for a couple of months now. I’ve moved on. I feel really, really good. I’m definitely at a really good place in my life.” She expressed that the breakup felt like a weight was lifted off of her shoulders, though she had no regrets. “You definitely learn from all different kinds of love. I definitely learned from that,” she explained.
She continued, “In a relationship, we were just very different, and I think that’s very clear. There’s nothing wrong with that, opposites really attract, but with us, it’s just I guess the way that we communicated, we didn’t really understand what the other was trying to say. It was constantly like that.”
Damian Powers Tried To Pursue Francesca Farago
During her interview with ET, Giannina confirmed that she had good memories with Damian, though they weren’t compatible enough. Damian addressed rumors at the time that he was dating Francesca after they were photographed together. While he said they were just friends, they ended up dating on Perfect Match, a Netflix show that dropped in February 2023, but filmed a year earlier.
On the show, Damian pursued the Canadian swimwear designer aggressively, and even asked her to be his girlfriend. Francesca tearfully exclaimed that she couldn’t see things working out in the real world. Damian recently joked on his Instagram that, “it was always Only Fran for me,” as he referenced his crush, and promoted his OnlyFans.
Giannina Gibelli Is In Love With Blake Horstmann
Though Damian struck out with Francesca on Perfect Match, Giannina is happily in love with Bachelor In Paradise star Blake Horstmann. The couple celebrated one year together in December 2022. Giannina and Blake appear to have found love with each other, and are a serious couple. The duo enjoyed a vacation to the beach in September, which Giannina has pinned to her Instagram. “My favorite place w/ my favorite person,” she captioned the cute video. While Damian is still looking for love, his Love is Blind season 1 partner Giannina has certainly found it.
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Sources: Entertainment Tonight, Damian Powers/Instagram, Giannina Gibelli/Instagram, Giannina Gibelli/Instagram