Love Is Blind season 5 star Aaliyah chose to bail on her potential lifetime commitment to pod boyfriend Uche Okoroha after he hid from her his past relationship with fellow co-star Lydia Gonzalez. Aaliyah became pods besties and thought of Lydia as her confidante in discussing her relationship with Uche. She also was fully transparent to Uche she cheated on her ex boyfriend a couple of years ago, and he talked as if he judged her harshly for it. Meanwhile, Uche was hiding his not-so-old friends-with-benefits relationship with Lydia. So, who is Aaliyah from Love Is Blind season 5?
After she abruptly left the experiment after Lydia and Uche made her feel uncomfortable with the situation they sprung on her last minute, it looks like she and Uche returned to the experiment together.
Aaliyah from Love Is Blind Season 5: Instagram, Poetry, Singing & Music, Job, Age, Tattoos, More
Netflix reality TV star Aaliyah’s Instagram reveals as an ICU travel nurse, but also works as a singer and artist, too. She works in cardiovascular surgery, so intense, life or death situations for patients. Although 28 on the show, Netflix makes it clear Aaliyah’s now 29.
Aaliyah also loves traveling, including touring France, Las Vegas, Spain, California, Jamaica, and more.
On Threads, Aaliyah has vented about her non-black friends talking about the black experience, “You can say what you want…. But everyone else’s experience is different. The black experience is very specific! I’m tired of people trying to minimize this. If you are not black…you do not walk in the black experience. Period.”
Aaliyah also has a nerdy side, liking to read, watch anime movies, and play solitaire. She grew up in Japan parents because her parents were in the US air force. Aaliyah’s one tattoo near her collarbone reads: “Faith over fear”. She also has a cross on her one hand, suggesting she’s a devout Christian.
In the pods, Uche and Aaliyah bonded over spoken word poetry they both like to write. Her favorite movie of all time is Love Jones, which involves spoken word poetry.
Fans are worried Aaliyah may have got back together with Uche outside of the pods and got married afterwards. She seems to be wearing an engagement ring on her ring finger of right hand. Could she be trying to not so subtly hide her marriage to Uche?
“It was more so a realization I had, an intuition thing, to be honest with you,” Aaliyah told Entertainment Weekly about her decision to leave the pods. “I had a gut feeling, I didn’t feel comfortable with a lot, but my gut was just telling me this wasn’t what I wanted to do anymore. I felt like I gave my best effort.”
She added, “I mean, the episodes are only so long, you don’t get to see minute-by-minute everything that we discussed with one another. But there is a lot that I had to consider in making that decision and I felt like it was the best decision for me.”