What's going on with Matt and Colleen from 'Love Is Blind' and their odd living situation?

Now that Matt and Colleen have been together for over a year, we'd expect them to live under the same roof, right?

Matt and Colleen. Matt Bolton, Colleen Reed in season 3 of Love Is Blind
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Matt and Colleen's marital situation isn't quite what we had expected from newlyweds.

Now that we're catching up with all of the Love Is Blind season 3 couples one year after they said "I do," we're a little surprised to learn that the pair is still not living under the same roof, despite devoting their lives to one another. 

During the Love Is Blind season 3 reunion back in fall 2022—which looked rather uncomfortable for Colleen, judging from her body language—we learned that the duo has not found a place of their own quite yet...and it appears they still haven't, even though they're husband and wife. 

Before we dive into what's going on during Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 3, let's backtrack a bit. Colleen had a bit of a difficult time in the pods, but the third time was a charm when she matched with Matt. Things seemed to be moving smoothly until they were forced to meet everyone face to face, and she was slightly intrigued by Cole, who had been paired with Zanab. 

Despite some tension, a bit of uncertainty and a few arguments, Matt and Colleen said 'I do' at the altar, but fans were unconvinced at the reunion that the two were seeing eye-to-eye, particularly because of Colleen's tense movements and the fact that they didn't have plans to move in together.

"I know it sounds crazy, but it's just doing it in our own time," Colleen said. "Logistics-wise and money-wise we weren't there. As soon as the wedding was done, the next day we weren't money-wise ready to give up on our leases."

matt and colleen love is blind season 3 contestants at the reunion

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An update on Matt and Colleen on 'After the Altar':

Now that we've reunited with our pod squad in Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 3, we've been given a bit more insight as to what's happening once cameras stopped rolling (at least temporarily). 

Colleen admitted that it was a difficult year, but the two managed to grow together and learn more about one another. 

"I can't imagine life without him, as much as, like, you annoy me," she joked to her husband while out to eat with her in-laws. 

During this BBQ lunch, the question about the future popped up, particularly how Matt's mom Becky and stepdad Greg felt about them living separately. 

"We've had multiple conversations with your parents," Greg confessed. 

Becky chimed in: "None of us agreed at first. None of us understood. We saw two separate lives, so it did raise concerns. But we want you guys to succeed in this."

Despite this odd tidbit and the fact that fellow pod squad members have sensed the couple's bickering, the two are moving forward with finding a place they can call home. Though they're house hunting, the style and location of their abode were up for debate. And those mannerisms of Colleen's that fans picked up on during the reunion were also clear during After the Altar, particularly during her brunch outing with the girls and when she stepped in for confessionals. 

Marriage is hard, no matter how you slice it, and throwing this bizarre experiment into the mix certainly makes things more challenging. Here's hoping they can come to an agreement and find a house...and the small dog they've been debating!

Catch Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 3 now on Netflix.

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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