Vanessa Lachey, co-host of the Love Is Blind reunion, has faced criticism after her heated exchange with contestant Paul Peden. Peden revealed Lachey sent him flowers after their exchange, in which Peden felt Lachey had taken Micah Lussier’s side, and fans accused her of personal bias. Some fans, however, praised Lachey’s hosting skills, while others questioned if she had “hidden beef” with certain cast members.
Love Is Blind host Vanessa Lachey has faced criticism from contestant Paul Peden following questioning over his split from Micah Lussier during the show’s season 4 reunion, with Peden later thanking Lachey for flowers sent after their exchange.
Love is Blind host Vanessa Lachey is facing backlash from viewers after co-hosting the show’s Season 4 reunion. Paul Peden, one of the reality stars from the latest season, criticised Lachey during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, accusing her of being personally biased during an on-stage conversation about his breakup from Micah Lussier. Peden told the outlet that Lachey should not have presented as an “objective neutral party” given her behaviour during the conversation. The comments sparked widespread debate online, with many social media users criticising Lachey’s performance while others defended her.
Lussier became emotional during the reunion when Lachey asked Peden about his earlier remarks that Lussier would not be a good mother to his children. Peden said during his ET interview that the comment was “incredibly complex” and that there was more to the story than just Lussier’s maternal potential. He compared the reunion experience to an “interrogation” but emphasised that he was open to further questioning as long as it was in the form of a “full length conversation” rather than a series of accusations.
Some viewers online have called out Lachey for taking sides with the female cast members, particularly Lussier. However, others have defended her hosting skills and commended her and co-host Nick Lachey for doing their best given the circumstances. The Love is Blind season 4 reunion, which was plagued by technical difficulties, is now streaming on Netflix. Lachey disabled commenting on her most recent Instagram post about the special after facing criticism from some social media users.