Love Is Blind is a dating reality television series that premiered on Netflix on February 13, 2020. The show follows a social experiment where 15 single men and 15 single women try to find love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. And Nick Thompson is one of the show’s participants.
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Nick is a 36-year-old Chicago resident who identifies himself as a humanist on his Instagram bio. He works as VP of Product Marketing and spends a lot of his time doing volunteer work for non-profit organizations.
Viewers of the dating reality TV show had always thought of Nick as gay. In fact, he had been referred to as “the gay guy from Love is Blind” on Reddit. Social media users have always expressed their speculations about the reality TV star’s sexuality.
So, is Love Is Blind Nick gay? Let’s try to find out.
VOTE: What is Nick Thompson’s Sexuality?
On Falling in Love and Getting Married on the Show
Nick Thompson was married to fellow Love Is Blind participant Danielle Ruhl. They met and fell in love on the show. Avid viewers of the show witnessed how the romance between the couple buds during Season 2. They were the first engaged couple of the season. The couple officially tied the knot on June 8, 2021, in Chicago.
Unfortunately, the marriage only lasted a little over a year. Ruhl filed for divorce in August 2022. This is in spite of the fact that they were continuously undergoing couples counseling, as revealed in a previous interview with PEOPLE.
Danielle revealed, through a video she posted on social media in October 2022, that the break up was a mutual decision following “personality compatibility differences.”
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Nick, on the other hand, said it’s the struggle of “navigating new waters” and living a life so different from what they had two months ago that’s causing the relationship to fall apart.
It’s also a factor that they haven’t known each other that long, thus, they have started discovering new things about one another as they try to live together.
In September 2022, Danielle Ruhl also revealed through Instagram Story that she was struggling with the breakup more than she shows on social media.
She also posted a photo taken during one of her emotional breakdowns and captioned it with, “Can barely see out of my eyes from crying. I deal with these situations like anyone else. Sending love to all.”
The ex-couple were reportedly no longer on speaking terms.
There was no report that Nick was dating someone new right now.
Is Love Is Blind Nick Gay?
Although we all witnessed how Nick Thompson fell in love, got married, then went through a heartbreak right before our very eyes, there was really no telling about his sexuality. Danielle Ruhl is the only relationship he had that is known to the public and that is not enough to assume if he was straight or not. The reality TV star never addressed rumors about his sexuality and our knowledge of his previous relationships is limited, thus, the question of whether Nick is gay still remains unanswered.