Who is Giannina's new boyfriend? The 'Love Is Blind' star is dating another reality TV man

Love is Blind's Giannina has found herself a new reality TV man

 Giannina Gibelli attends "Love Is Blind" Atlanta screening & reception at City Winery on February 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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If you follow the Love is Blind alums on social media then you're probably wondering—who is Giannina's new boyfriend?

The last time we saw the season one star on our TV screens was when she appeared on the Netflix spin-off, Love is Blind: After The Altar. Unlike the other Love is Blind couples still together, it was clear a few minutes into the special that things between Giannina and  Damian were far from picture-perfect. The couple eventually called it quits for good over the summer of 2021, with Giannina confirming that she was "officially single" and had been separated from her ex for months. 

Since then, it seems she's moved on and left all the Damian drama behind her. Especially now that she has a new man in her life... or at least that's what fans have suspected!

Here's everything you need to know about the budding romance... 

Who is Giannina's new boyfriend?

The 29-year-old Love Is Blind star has been linked to fellow reality TV personality and Bachelorette alum, Blake Horstmann. Rumors first emerged in December 2021, when eagle-eyed fans put two and two together, working out that the new couple spent New Year's together in Colorado. 

Fans spotted that both Giannina and Blake had posted pictures from New Year's Eve from the same location with similar backgrounds. Blake was the first to share his 2022 picture tagged "Mile High Spirits" in Colorado as his location. It wasn't long before Giannina's friend and Love is Blind co-star Kelly Chase, commented wishing him a "happy new year". 

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Shortly after, Giannina shared her photo, with the caption "about to walk into the best year of my life" at what fans are convinced was the same venue. One fan even made comparisons between pictures from both Black and Giannina's stories (opens in new tab) that night and the following days, concluding that they were indeed together if their surroundings were anything to go by. 

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The 28-year-old also posted several other pictures in a photo dump during her trip to Colorado, writing in the caption: "When Miami goes to the mountains." 

A few days later, People (opens in new tab) magazine confirmed the dating speculations as a source told the publication that Giannina and Blake were "dating after recently meeting."

"They're taking things slow," the source continues. "But [they] seem really happy together."

The couple have kept things relatively quiet since and have yet to make their Instagram debut, though we're sure it'll happen any day now if they're still going strong. 

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Who is Blake Horstmann?

Blake is known for appearing on  Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season. He was a prominent contestant on the season and even made it all the way to the end as the runner-up to Becca's now ex-fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen. 

After the show, he did what most ex-Bachelorette and Bachelor contestants do: he went on Bachelor In Paradise for a second chance at finding love in 2019. It didn't take long for him to be at the center of a love triangle, causing all the drama thanks to his relationships with castmates Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Kristina Schulman and Hannah Godwin. Things eventually got a little too much for him and he quit the show on Week 5. 

A year later, in 2020, he confirmed on Taylor Nolan's Let's Talk About It podcast that he was "seeing somebody" but that they were "keeping it private." At this point, we're assuming it wasn't Giannina as she was still with Damian. However, it could be that the two connected after both leaving old flames behind. 

We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for their Instagram official posts!  

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.