Love Is Blind’s Colleen and Matt address allegations of abuse and toxicity

Stick to each other Love is blind stars Matt Bolton Y colleen cane are speaking out amid criticism from Netflix viewers about their relationship.

“Some of the comments are just ridiculous in how wrong or misplaced they are. [What’s] The criticism has been hard for each one of us personally, because we know ourselves, we know the person. And I can see the things that they say about him, and he can see the things that people say about me. And it’s like, ‘No, that’s not true. Don’t let that go to your head [or] let it affect you. Don’t let that change you,'” Colleen said exclusively. us weekly. “We know each other. But when it comes to personal things, that’s what hurts.”

As well as questioning Matt’s reaction to Colleen’s confession about a conversation with her co-star Cole Barnett in the pool during the season, some fans believed that the ballet dancer’s body language indicated that she was in an abusive relationship in season 3 reunionwhich fell earlier this month.

Love Is Blind Colleen Matt Slam Harsh Assumptions About Relationship

Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton Sara Mally/Netflix (2)

“What’s frustrating with what people say about our relationship is that it’s so hard to talk about these really hard assumptions. And he is completely wrong. It is completely false. And it’s really sad what people are saying,” he continued. U.S. “We just surround ourselves with our family and our friends who have been nothing but supportive. Not once has anyone in our lives, in our everyday lives, said, ‘Oh, should we care or listen to these comments?’ Actually, we’ve just been told the same thing: be true to yourself. They know us, we know each other, we’re fine. So I would say the biggest thing we want to clarify is that these things that people are saying are not entirely true.”

Matt, for his part, said U.S It’s been “difficult” to see some of the speculation.

“The first day that it really started to get nasty online with some of these allegations and stuff, it was hard to watch. And to the point of Colleen, we know who we are,” she said. “It’s unfortunate that the world doesn’t see it that way, but to some extent, it is what it is. If that’s how they’re going to feel, then that’s their fault. We know how we are. We know who we are and we love each other to death and still do our thing. It’s a hard topic to discuss, but yeah, it hurt to be accused of some of the things people say.”

The couple, who got engaged and married on the reality show, noted that they wish they could talk more about their true struggles at the reunion, including the aforementioned tense fight over Cole.

“I definitely wish they would ask us, and I wish we could talk about it because I think after we walked out of the meeting, I was like, ‘Wait, we don’t even talk about this.’ I wish they had given us time to talk about it. I think we would have been through what we were, and especially Matt, I don’t want to say words out of your mouth, but what you were going through at the time, because it was a pressure cooker situation and there were so many other factors that have led to our consequences. and our fights,” Colleen explained. “If we could have talked about it, we probably could have provided a little more context. And because from an audience point of view, I understand where it’s like, ‘Wow, where’s all this coming from?’

Matt agreed. “I think the first fight in Malibu, there are a lot of factors that go into it. First of all, my past with trust issues was a big problem. We didn’t really sleep much. We are in the sun all day. The cameras are in front of you 24/7,” he said. “You are expected to get married, not expected, but you have a chance to get married, in five weeks. So you really want everything to go perfectly. And when something small happens, and it doesn’t necessarily go perfect, for me, at the time, it was like, ‘OK, well, if this isn’t perfect, then I’ll run away and not do it. .’ And that was my way of thinking. Then looking back, looking back, it was hard. The way I handled it was completely wrong of me to handle it that way.”

The sales executive noted that he “never” insulted his wife, “really yelled at her” or “got aggressive,” but he regrets trying to pack up and leave.

“Seeing me want to leave so quickly and just want to run away instead of just sitting there and being calm and talking about it, I wish I could do it a little bit differently,” he said. “But once again, we learned from it and grew from it.”

For more from Colleen and Matt, check out the video above.

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