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Love Is Blind's Kenny Barnes Has Announced He's Engaged

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:00 19 Aug 2020


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Kenny Barnes is engaged

Love Is Blind star Kenny Barnes has announced he's engaged.

He popped the question to his partner Alexandra Garrison earlier this month.

Kenny got down on one knee during a visit to Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 7th.

He told People Magazine that he presented her with a four-carat emerald center stone ring.

'She would tell you that she had an idea, but I would describe it as wishful thinking,' he said.

He continued, 'I kept it a secret and definitely handled her questioning in the months leading up to our moment to keep her off my trail.'

'I had organised plans to propose at The Biltmore Estate (our first date) but the vacation fell through in response to COVID-19 restrictions.'

 

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How they met

The happy couple met shortly after his appearance on the Netflix series Love Is Blind. 

They've been dating for a little over a year, after being introduced by his sister, Anna.

He explained, 'Alexandra and Anna had been friends for nearly three years while living in Charlotte and when I came to town to help move Anna, I met Alexandra at the brewery, Wooden Robot.'

'What's funny is that there was apparently an, 'inside joke,' among their friends that Alexandra should date me.'

Kenny continued, 'Alexandra knew who I was during that entire three-year period, but since we lived in separate cities and had never met, there was never an opportunity to entertain anything.'

 

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Love Is Blind

Kenny was engaged to Kelly Chase on Love Is Blind, but it all came crashing down when she left him at the alter.

He told People that the show, 'physically and emotionally,' drained him.

Despite this, he recognises that it, 'allowed [him] to become more in tune with [himself]...'

 

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He added, 'The most important thing I learned was how to honor and love the things that truly make me happy.'

'To take those things and, instead of catering to someone out of convenience, find someone that truly has your best interest in mind to share it with.'

Congrats to the happy couple!

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