Like the original version, ‘Love is Blind: Brazil,’ better known as ‘Casamento Às Cegas: Brasil’ (Blind Marriage), is a dating series that revolves around a group of singles searching for their forever partner. Imagine the concepts of ‘Married at First Sight,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ and ‘Dating Around‘ blended into one, and you’ll end up with this production. After all, most contestants fall in love and get engaged without even seeing one another. Amongst them are Hudson Mendes and Carolina Novaes, whose love story left the world wondering whether or not they are still going strong.
Hudson and Carolina’s Love is Blind: Brazil Journey
Hudson Mendes did not create a great first impression on a lot of the girls in the “pods,” but that wasn’t the case between him and Carolina Novaes. Although in his mid-20s, he conceded that he was ready to say “I do” and follow in the footsteps of his parents, who’d been together for more than 35 years. As for Carolina, she entered ‘Love is Blind: Brazil’ after a few failed relationships to see if she could find her life match without diminishing herself, and she did. In fact, on their first date, their exchange was such that Hudson said he did not even want to meet anyone else anymore.
As the days passed, the duo discussed their families, biggest fears, and beliefs, falling in love with not just the other’s maturity and flirty nature but also their familial and racial values. Carolina had a strong bond with Gustavo Mester as well, but they realized that it was only friendship. Therefore, once she was confident that her being nearly three years older was something Hudson actually preferred, she confessed her feelings by giving him an emotional love letter alongside a white dress. He reciprocated the feelings without hesitation and later got down on one knee.
Hudson and Carolina Separated After Marriage
Hudson Mendes and Carolina Novaes’ connection only deepened when they met face-to-face since the physical attraction also came into play. However, once they stepped into the real world, things started to change a bit. With Carolina’s unfaltering personality, views, and activism, things got awkward when third parties got involved. More so as Hudson felt like his fiancée was portraying him to be a chauvinist and sexist when that was not the whole story. Though he appreciated her and supported her actions, the imbalance between the traditional and modern did seem to create issues.
With that said, Hudson and Carolina did walk down the aisle and agreed to marry each other. However, by the time the season 1 reunion aired, the couple admitted that they had separated. In ‘Love Is Blind Brazil: After the Altar,’ Carolina openly admitted how she could not believe that she had chosen a man who disrespected her mother in this way simply because of his idea of a “traditional” family. Though Hudson did seem inclined to try to resolve the issues between them, Carolina did not seem open to such a reconciliation.