Perfect Match‘s most steady couple Joey Sasso and Kariselle Snow look to be in it to win it on Netflix’s new dating show for the streaming giant’s reality TV star roster. Kariselle told viewers she slid into Joey’s DMs and flew out to LA to meet The Circle season 1 winner. After a whirlwind torrid romantic weekend, Kariselle (from Sexy Beasts) says Joey became infatuated with her, telling her he loved her and that he wanted to marry her one day. Instead he got cold feet and started playing the field again. The two stopped talking for a few months. However, he rekindled the romance and again played Kariselle. Somehow she still can’t get over Joey, as the two keep matching together on the dating show. So, fans want to know, are Joey and Kariselle still together after Perfect Match?
UPDATE: Joey and Kariselle got engaged on Perfect Match‘s season finale. So did Joey and Kariselle get married after the show? All clues pointed to no. And Joey confirmed to Variety the two split a few months after Perfect Match ended. But we’ll have to wait to find out more about the breakup on the Perfect Match reunion episode . Meanwhile read on to find out what Joey said about his failed relationship with Kariselle.
Joey & Kariselle’s Breakup After Perfect Match
Despite the trials and tribulations of their relationship, fans were still rooting for Joey and Kariselle as a couple. Joey’s Instagram reveals some clues about his relationship timeline with Kariselle. They were still hanging out together in July 2021. Perfect Match filmed in February 2022 in Panama, and since that time neither reality TV star has posted any photos or videos of the couple together. On top of that, Joey’s TikTok has several recent videos in late 2022 of him hanging out with some other ladies. He made a video in the fall of 2022 with former The Circle co-star Miranda Bissonnette and fashion model Alana Duval. Although Miranda and Joey shared an on-air kiss and she did visit him in LA, they never ended up together. Joey also calls blonde bombshell Alana a good friend, too.
Joey admitted to Variety he dated other women after breaking it off with Kariselle, but wouldn’t say who.
“Relationships in general are extremely difficult and it’s hard to sit here and say exactly what happened because it’s extremely personal between the both of us,” Sasso said in his interview with Variety. “We have so much in common, but I just think that we really tried to do everything we could to work on everything. We both had the best of intentions, but we have a lot of differences that separate us with the things that we want and the way that we feel about each other… That chapter of my life is over.”
Social media didn’t exactly bode well for on-again-off-again couple Joey and Kariselle, hinting at the confirmed breakup. Joey cleaned up his drinking and partying ways a couple years ago when he decided to stay sober. Late in 2022 he celebrated two years of sobriety.
“I’ve really worked hard to try to get over so many things, so many mistakes from my past,” Joey told US Weekly. “And I felt like being on Perfect Match really gave me that opportunity to do that with her.”
On the show, Kariselle mentioned that Joey would get intoxicated by the attention he received from the fairer sex because of his reality TV fame. Did Joey go back to his old dog ways after proposing to Kariselle on Perfect Match? Joey at least suggested he was the one to breakup and break off the engagement with Kariselle.
“I never went out of my way to ever try and hurt somebody. Sometimes when you’re in a new relationship with someone, it feels great. Sometimes you come down from that and it isn’t it for you. All I can ever try to do is be honest about that.”
Fans will have to hope for a Perfect Match reunion episode to get more details about Joey and Kariselle’s breakup. Fans can also tune into Zachary Reality’s podcast on Monday, March 6th when his interview with Kariselle drops. She hasn’t spoken out publicly yet about their breakup.