Where do Taylor and JP, 'Love Is Blind' season 5's first engaged couple, stand now?

What's up with Taylor and JP? 'Love Is Blind' season 5's first engaged couple is smitten! Will it stay that way?

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Taylor and JP, Love Is Blind season 5's first engaged couple, gives fans high hopes. While there might have been drama coming from other pods, these two "sugar butts" went into the experiment wholeheartedly, and it worked! Do we sense a new Brett and Tiffany on our hands? (No naps were involved this go-around.) 

From opening up about childhood struggles and laughing together about the less heavy stuff, the two Love Is Blind season 5 cast members—she, a teacher, he a firefighter—managed to tackle a wide range of topics in a short amount of time and even exchanged "I love yous" from behind a wall. Their emotional connection was solid and they had been vulnerable with one another, but what would happen when they were given the green light to interact IRL? 

“I love JP—and I’ve never seen him before. I don’t have any fear of walking out and him being like, ‘Oh, you’re not cute.’ I don’t feel like that with him, you know? I think it’s because he fell in love with who I am here,” Taylor says, pointing to her heart.

*Warning: spoilers for episodes 1-4 ahead*

What happened between Taylor and JP, 'Love Is Blind' season 5's first engaged couple?

Upon meeting IRL, things are a bit tense between the two. There seems to be some hesitancy and things are a little more awkward now that the wall has been removed. Is it just jitters? Excitement? They seem happy, but a little off-kilter.  

"There was some silence with JP in the pods so I was expecting out there. But, you know, a little bit awkward," Taylor confessed. 

Despite some pauses and some sweaty moments, things seem like they're going to be OK. 

"Just seeing her smile, seeing her look at me—happiest man in the world," JP said. 

Will things get back to normal—well, their "pod" version of normal—when they hit Mexico alongside the other engaged couples? Time will tell how things unfold, but you better believe we're going to be along for the ride. Watch this space for further updates.

Love Is Blind season 5 premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 22 with episodes 1-4. The show drops episodes weekly on Fridays until October 13.

Danielle Valente
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