Are Irina and Micah still friends after their 'Love Is Blind' fiasco?

Honestly, Irina and Micah from 'Love is Blind' might have bigger fish to fry than a rekindled friendship

Irina and Micah in the pool in Love Is Blind season 4 giving off mean-girl stares
(Image credit: Netflix © 2023)

If you've ventured to the pods, you've likely wondered, "Are Irina and Micah still friends?"

It's a fair question, given that the Love Is Blind season 4 cast members started off thick as thieves...until Irina Solomonova decided to get a little handsy with Micah Lussier's fiancé, Paul Peden. But let's backtrack a bit. 

The fourth installment of the Netflix hit began with a helping of drama on Friday, March 24, but not the romantic kind. When the Seattle singles ventured to the dating quarters, Irina and Micah quickly earned a mean-girl reputation amongst their peers and viewers. They laughed at other women's expenses and selfishly handled their own romantic pursuits. Needless to say, they became the perfect material for Love Is Blind season 4 memes

Perhaps the most shocking moment of the season (thus far, anyway) came when Irina and Zack Goytowski met upon their engagement and she immediately belittled him, particularly during their cringe-worthy honeymoon. 

"You got the worst part [of me]," Irina admitted to Zack while in Mexico. "I'm literally treating you so poorly. Like, I know it. I won't even look at you, touch you. You talk to me and I literally look away."

What's more is that Irina took quite a liking to Paul during the group honeymoon, though he had already paired up with her "best friend" from the pods. That didn't stop Irina from making a few flirty gestures, something that Paul brought up to Micah. 

So, at the end of the day, where do 2023's two notorious reality TV stars stand now? Are Irina and Micah able to rekindle the close-knit spirit they had during the dating phase of the show? Here's what we know. 

Are Irina and Micah still friends after 'Love Is Blind'?

Irina and Micah are reportedly moving in a positive direction following their controversial Love Is Blind appearances. Though the two had met for a rather uncomfortable sit-down in Seattle to discuss the issue—which we see in the second batch of Love Is Blind episodes—it appears that now they want to proceed after the lil' mishap. 

"Flirting with Paul in the pool, that was not who I am. That's not my character. I had too much alcohol and, yes, Paul was someone that I felt in energy with, but it was something I never wanted to pursue," Irina assured Entertainment Weekly

And Micah, who has a self-described "open heart with girlfriends," has found it in her heart to look past the mistake and carry on a friendship with Irina. 

"I think she made a mistake. I think she owned up to her mistake and I think that's all you can really ask for," Micah told the outlet. "I think we've both grown a lot together and hopefully we'll continue to grow a lot in the future."

Well, we're glad that they managed to look past this somewhat inconvenient predicament, but honestly, given the way everything has unfolded this season, these two have plenty more to worry about than their friendship. But that's just our two cents!

Love Is Blind season 4 is currently streaming on Netflix. Here's the schedule for all of the upcoming Love Is Blind season 4 episodes. Be sure to check out other shows like Love Is Blind, too. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

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