The Truth About Love Is Blind's Amber And Barnett's Relationship

For all the Netflix subscribers who haven't caught up on Love is Blind yet (seriously, what are you waiting for?), the drama-packed reality show follows a group of single guys and ladies as they date from "pods," aka rooms where they can't see each other. After a few weeks of dating, each couple must decide if they'll propose or cut ties with their prospective partner. If a proposal happens, the duos meet face-to-face and then move in together after a luxe vacation to Mexico. The kicker? All of the couples live at the same apartment complex in Atlanta, a plot twist that breeds chaos. If the contestants make it through this difficult time, they head to the altar for their final decision of becoming husband and wife or not

Spoiler alert: One couple that survived the fallout and said "I do" was Amber Pike and Matt Barnett. Amber and Barnett, as they're known by fans, dealt with a lot of drama before their nuptials, including a love triangle with fellow contestant Jessica Batten. The regional manager, who was engaged to Mark Cuevas, appeared to have lingering feelings for Barnett, who she dated during their time in the pods. Batten's interactions with Amber and Barnett made for some of the most awkward Love is Blind moments.

But enough about the messiness with Batten — let's dive into the truth about Amber and Barnett's relationship.

Amber and Barnett almost divorced

Marrying someone on TV and having your relationship dissected for public entertainment isn't a walk in the park, to say the least. Amber Pike and Matt Barnett dealt with this difficulty firsthand, revealing at the Love is Blind reunion that they almost divorced post-filming. "I know there was one point where we almost broke because we had such expectations out of what we wanted out of a husband and wife," Amber explained to the show's hosts, Nick and Vanessa Lachey (via Harper's Bazaar). "And we knew we were married and we knew we were in love, but also, we were still learning each other." These differences led to Amber almost hiring a "divorce lawyer." Yikes.

Barnett, who called himself a "stubborn a**hole," explained how it took one simple action to make things better. "We stopped trying to force what we wanted on each other," he said. "Once that happened, it's just nothing but really good things since then."

Speaking of good things, the two enjoyed a trip to Italy before the show began airing. Although their future travel plans are "on hold" due to the coronavirus, as Amber revealed on Instagram, she gushed that being with Barnett will "always be an adventure." Aww.