Love Is Blind’s Nick says the cast have taken ‘Sides’ after Danielle’s split

Tested loyalties. Nick Thompson opened up about how his Love is blind costars reacted to his breakup with Danielle Ruhl — and it sounds like few have stayed in touch.

“I feel like sides have been chosen. I don’t think they necessarily had to be, but they were,” Thompson, 37, exclusively said. Us Weekly on Monday, October 17. “That’s why I focus on who my friends are. They are there for me every day.”

The Netflix personality praised his loved ones – both online and offline – who have supported him during the big life change. “I have incredible support from fans on my social networks. I’ve had people check me out and it’s funny because I’m like, ‘OK, you’re watching someone on a reality show and then I’m kind of done,’” he said. “I don’t even watch that much reality TV.”

Nick Thompson: 'Love Is Blind' cast takes sides after Danielle splits

Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl Courtesy of Nick Thompson/Instagram ; ordan Strauss/AP/Shutterstock

The Conversations podcast host continued: “But to have people who have never met me and just see me for who I am — I do the best I can and then I struggle. [To have them] to be contacted just to check in is very heartwarming in addition to having an amazing support group of family and friends.”

During season 2 of Love is blind, viewers watched Thompson form a relationship with Ruhl, 28. The former couple, who first got engaged on the show, exchanged vows while the cameras were rolling. In August, Us confirmed that Ruhl has filed to end her marriage to the Illinois native.

According to Thompson, most of his former cast members have not been in touch since the news hit the headlines.

“I haven’t really talked to or heard from anyone from the cast except Shane [Jansen]Thompson revealed. “But I sent it Jarrett [Jones] text and DMed Iyanna [McNeely after their split in August]. [I sent] support them and let them know that I’m there for them, if they need anything.”

Thompson admitted that it “hurt a little bit” that none of his colleagues checked on him. “I felt like we had sides and I didn’t think it was necessary. I’m not really a right and wrong person. I mean, everyone has their own perspective, let’s all respect each other,” he explained. “But that’s okay because everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone has their own things going on. So it was a little hurtful, but I don’t hold any grudges.”

For the reality star, the bond between him and the Season 2 cast will always be there.

“Do [we are] close now or not, we’re all in this experience together,” added Thompson. “So I really want the best for everyone I met there. I can’t think of another way to put it. I just hope everyone finds their inner peace [and] they find their way forward. They can do it, but they have to do it.”

Season 3 of Love is blind premiering on Netflix on Wednesday, October 19.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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