Are Damian and Giannina still together? Everything we learned on Love Is Blind: After the Altar

Turns out, everyone's still confused about Damian and Giannina's relationship status

Damian and Giannina from Love is Blind on Netflix
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What's the deal with Damian and Giannina? The on-again, off-again couple reconvened during Love Is Blind: After the Altar, but no one is entirely sure what to make of the pair. Are they...or aren't they? Buckle up, folks: some A-plus reality TV drama is about to unfold.



Watch the Love Is Blind: After the Altar trailer

Mark your calendar: The three-part reunion hits Netflix on Wednesday, July 28th.

The whole group comes back together in Atlanta, where the original season took place. Some couples are happy to catch up while others will be facing their exes for the first time in roughly two years.

So...where does that leave Damian and Giannina?

Are Damian and Giannina still together 2021?

Damian Powers and Giannina Gibelli struggled a bit throughout their journey. Although they planned to get married on the show, they ultimately ended up not saying "I do" on TV. 

However, they managed to leave the show as a committed couple and intended to work on their relationship. And seemingly, they still are, though no one is entirely sure why their love is moving at a glacial pace. 

“It was definitely a strong love from the beginning," Damian said at the reunion. "We pushed through a lot of challenges, as did everyone here. But I wanted it every day ever since I told her I loved her in The Pods. It turned into our love story, but she was in and out of it so much.”

Well, from Giannina's perspective, we can see why she'd be hesitant. Although the two were lovey-dovey at the start of the reunion, by the time the third part of the special roles around, Damian has invited a supposed flame—whom he insists is just a friend—Francesca Farago from Too Hot To Handle to attend the festivities. Naturally, things don't go well, but we won't give away too much drama. 

So...are they still together? Yes and no. 

Damian and Giannina's relationship timeline

Early 2020

At the start of the pandemic, the two were still an item—open to working on their relationship and exploring new hobbies while staying in. Although they did not quarantine together, they did meet up for walks and stay at one another's homes, according to their Q+A with Bustle

"I think being in quarantine is like being back in the pods, where you can think about your life and what's important," Damian revealed to the outlet. "What do I really want to do with my life now? Do I want to go back to a corporate job, or do I want to be able to relate to people more? Do me and G want to do something together?"

Summer 2020

It seems like the weather wasn't the only thing that was hot and heavy last summer, as seen by this flirty snap of the two on the beach in July 2020. 

That Francesca Farago and Damian Powers drama

Our favorite reality TV dating shows became entangled, and things were not looking good for Damian in August 2020. He was spotted with Francesca Farago from Too Hot To Handle, holding hands after a romantic dinner at EP & LP restaurant in West Hollywood. Naturally, everyone had questions.

Although the two walked arm-in-arm and Francesca donned a very sensual outfit—ripped jeans with only a bra—Damian insisted that the get-together was nothing more than platonic.

"Over the past week, I have been in L.A. with my attorney, Alex Ion, pursuing new projects and business ventures. Francesca and I both share the same attorney," he said, according to People

Damian continued: "Alex arranged for both Francesca and I to meet with him for dinner at the Eveleigh in West Hollywood along with some of our other friends, including Mitchell Crawford and Raiane Macedo. We all planned to leave the Eveleigh together in the same car. Francesca, Alex, Mitchell, and Raiane all exited through a side entrance, while I exited through the main entrance of the Eveleigh."

For her part, Farago had her own roller-coaster relationship with castmate Harry Jowsey and has since been linked to other celebs. 

Late 2020

Despite that Francesca drama, Damian and Giannina were still seen going strong. In fact, Giannina took to Instagram to share a special autumn outing with her beau. (Though she was sneaky about it—Damian doesn't appear until the second photo.) 

Love Is Blind recap: Will there be a season two?

Season one of the Netflix dating show attempted to set people up and send them down the altar without allowing them to see one another. The experimental tactic worked brilliantly for some...but not for everyone.

As for Love Is Blind season 2, it's unclear when fans will be introduced to new contestants, but we have a feeling the reunion will tide them over until it arrives. If you can't get enough of the Netflix hit, be sure to purchase the Love Is Blind party game, which is bound to make any get-together interesting!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.