If there’s one thing Netflix’s ‘Love is Blind‘ has made evident ever since its premiere, it’s that romantic relationships are incredibly complicated owing to compatibility and trust. However, alums like Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton, as well as Tiffany Pennywell and Brett Brown, prove communication, efforts, and understanding are ultimately the sole facets that matter. So now, with season 5 having landed on our screens, let’s find out whether new couple Stacy Snyder and Isamel “Izzy” Zapata could join this outrightly flourishing category or not, shall we?
Stacy and Izzy’s Love is Blind Journey
Considering the fact that 29-year-old Insurance Agent Izzy has been engaged to be married once before, only for them to break up for good around the start of COVID-19, he was determined to find his future wife. His method was thus simply to actually get to know the women on a deeper level over a few days before making use of the elimination process, through which he ultimately ended with Johnie Maraist and Stacy Snyder. Lydia Arleen had also started to fall for him, but because he knew he had stronger connections with the other two women, he quickly cut things off with her as gently as he could to ensure she took no blame.
The truth is Izzy’s bond with Johnnie from the get-go was a lot deeper and more vulnerable, but he had more fun with Stacy almost every single day, so when the latter opened up regarding her lack of vulnerability too and showed she had that side too, it just took her longer to reach there, he knew he had to go with her. Izzy and Johnie thus didn’t end on the greatest of terms, especially as she’d broken up with her other connection, Chris Fox, for him, but Izzy knew what we wanted, and he ultimately went with it.
In other words, Izzy and Stacy soon admitted they loved one another, driving the former to get down on one knee – he didn’t care that she was 4 years older or more financially secure, he’d fallen in love with her heart. He made this much clear during his proposal itself, stating, “Regardless, whatever obstacles life throws our way, I want you to know I will have your back 120%. I will love you wholeheartedly, unconditionally. I am so confident in you. I feel safe. I feel like this is home, and I feel like this is where I belong. I’ve never been more certain with anybody in my life. So, with that being said, Stacy Renee Snyder, will you marry me?,” to which she obviously said yes.
If we’re being honest, Stacy and Izzy’s face-to-face reveal was nothing short of a girl’s dream – he was shaking with excitement, didn’t care that she hadn’t shaved her legs, and was just so happy he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. Thankfully, the feelings were reciprocated, and she didn’t hesitate in making that clear either, meaning they started off the next chapter of their journey with a definite bang – their physical attraction matched their emotional one. The duo’s time together during the romantic getaway to Mexico only proved this further, especially as they were basically joined at the hip.
From being silly with one another to exploring their attraction in much more intimate ways to being comfortable in silence as well, it genuinely appeared as if Stacy and Izzy were a match made in heaven. However, things began crumbling a little once they visited one another’s home, especially because it gave rise to him feeling as if she was very materialistic, whereas she felt hurt by his dismissiveness regarding his past. Nevertheless, the duo not only managed to talk things out amongst themselves, but they were also able to remain open with their families, which only strengthened their connection.
Are Stacy and Izzy Still Together?
Though things changed as time passed as both Stacy and Izzy soon began feeling misunderstood, underappreciated, as well as overlooked, leading to more than a few passing issues. Then came an argument that turned the tide, especially as it came to light the latter hadn’t been completely honest regarding his finances from the get-go despite her having explicitly asked if there was something she needed to know. It turns out he has bad credit, which the former indicated wouldn’t have been a massive deal if he’d told her when asked, but now she felt manipulated and lied to — yet, they still managed to gradually talk things out.
But alas, while Izzy was more than ready to start a new chapter in life with Stacy, she just couldn’t go through with it owing to the mere month or so they shared — in other words, she said no at the altar. The duo did meet up roughly a week later, yet the spark wasn’t there for the latter anymore, so her former beau simply walked away without a look behind in complete anger, betrayal, and hurt. Understandably so.
However, following a year apart, the former couple suddenly reconnected after coming across one another at a bar and are now great friends; they even give each other dating advice these days since they’re kind of getting seriously involved with other people. Honestly, we’re super excited for these Houston, Texas, residents and are rooting for their genuine happiness, so we can’t wait to see what’s next for them.