What happened between Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson from 'Love Is Blind'?

The couple split right before 'After the Altar' premiered, and now they're speaking out

danielle ruhl and nick thompson love is blind on their wedding day
(Image credit: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./Netflix © 2022.)

Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson seemed anxious to catch up with cameras in Love Is Blind: After The Altar season 2

Not only were the two orchestrating a get-together with the rest of the pod squad, but they were taking the next steps in their marriage: assimilating with each other's families, getting into new routines and making plans. 

"That's one of the coolest things about being married—you can plan something a year from now and know it's going to be with that person," Danielle revealed in an After the Altar confessional. 

But those plans have seemingly come to a halt. Ahead of Netflix's highly-anticipated release, Danielle and Nick revealed on Instagram that they were going through a divorce in August 2022, which came as a huge shock given the fact that she stated in an interview one month prior that they intended to do a big anniversary celebration.

So, are there any Love Is Blind couples still together now? Unfortunately, season 2 did not pan out terribly well for partners, though the group itself remain on friendly terms.

Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson—what have they said about the break-up?

Although we've not heard a reason as to why the pair decided to call it quits, they've both posted a few updates for followers, stating that they're grateful for the experience but having a difficult time handling the breakup. 

Ruhl released a series of Instagram stories confronting those who criticized her appearance post-split. 

"It’s funny when people are like, 'How are you so happy?'," she wrote. "Would you rather have me post an Instagram Live of me crying for eight hours straight, because I can do that if you want [me] to! That's my reality."

In a lengthier post, she took the time to comment on her emotions. 

"I’ve gained incredible new friends who I now call family. Found an incredible support group and virtual friends from around the world who I am forever grateful for," she wrote. "I’ve also learned to love myself and to prioritize surrounding myself with those who love me for who I am."

Thompson echoed those sentiments with an Instagram post of his own. 

"I'm grateful for this experience, the learnings that came, and those yet to come," he wrote. "I am heartbroken my marriage ended. I know in my heart that I did the best I could and gave it everything I had. I'm optimistic for the future."

You can stream Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 2 on Netflix now, and catch up with other pod squad members. Since the series' release, Sal's drama with his new girlfriend, Jessi, has escalated and we finally received confirmation on where Kyle and Deepti stand. 

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Love Is Blind season 3 begins on October 19. Meet the new Love Is Blind cast—season 3 has 30 newbies entering the pods!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.