Love Is Blind star Deepti Vempati has branded ex-fiancé Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee’s grovelling apology ‘faux’ – and says she was left ‘damaged’ by his merciless behaviour on the hit Netflix courting collection.
In her first UK interview, the US actuality favorite accused Shake, who she agreed to marry regardless of by no means seeing him within the flesh, of being ‘insincere’ after he claimed to be ‘actually sorry for the issues he stated’, in a video posted to Instagram this week.
Talking to MailOnline, Deepti, 31, admitted that she felt Shake, 33, ‘wasted’ her expertise on the present after his chauvinist and disrespectful feedback in the direction of her look destroyed her confidence.
Shake confronted livid criticism from viewers of the truth collection after he was seen making a number of adverse feedback about Deepti behind her again following their first in-person assembly and subsequent engagement.
At one level, Shake informed a fellow solid member that he wasn’t ‘bodily attracted’ to his new fiancée, including: ‘It seems like I am with my aunt or one thing.’
Even earlier than the couple met and acquired engaged, Shake left viewers outraged by asking a number of girls on the present questions on their physique form and weight – regardless of the collection being targeted on matching folks on persona, moderately than seems.
Throughout one among his first conversations with Deepti, he requested whether or not he would ‘have bother selecting her up.’
‘It is too late’: Love Is Blind star Deepti Vempati has branded ex-fiancé Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee’s grovelling apology ‘faux’ and says she was left ‘damaged’ by his merciless behaviour on the hit Netflix courting collection
After coming below livid hearth for his behaviour on the present, Shake finally issued an apology to his ex – who in the end left him on the altar – stating in an Instagram video that he was ‘actually sorry for among the issues’ that he stated on-camera.
Nonetheless, talking to MailOnline, Deepti stated the apology has come too little, too late, sharing: ‘That is the primary time he is apologised. Proper earlier than he made that video, he despatched me the identical textual content message. However for me… it is too late.’
She additionally accused Shake of utilizing his apology video to try to escape the criticism and ‘hate’ he has been receiving since his feedback have been aired on the present.
She added: ‘I really feel like he is simply doing harm management and clearly what he is continued to do on social media since that apology, it is evident that he doesn’t care,’ Deepti continued. ‘He did that for present. He did that to get much less hate however he isn’t sorry.
‘I actually don’t desire something to do with him and his apology is faux. It feels insincere.
‘Why now? After 4/5 weeks of this taking place… as quickly as episode 1-4 dropped he ought to have been apologising if it actually was honest and from the center. He is solely finished it as a result of he is getting a whole lot of hate.’
‘His apology is faux’: The US actuality favorite accused Shake, who she agreed to marry regardless of by no means seeing him within the flesh, of being ‘insincere’ after he claimed to be ‘actually sorry for the issues he stated’ this week
Netflix collection Love Is Blind, which is offered by husband and spouse Nick and Vanessa Lachey, sees contestants date one another with out understanding what their accomplice seems like.
However followers and solid members grew pissed off with Shake for his obsession with appearances, going towards the ethos of the courting present, which inspires connecting on a deeper stage moderately than being influenced by seems.
Shake insisted that he solely dates ‘blondes’ and made common jibes at Deepti, whereas additionally claiming he isn’t drawn to Indian girls.
Deepti has been praised by viewers for dumping Shake on the altar, selecting to be mates as a substitute, after realising days earlier than their wedding ceremony that he did not have the proper qualities she was searching for in a accomplice.
She defined: ‘I used to be pleased on my wedding ceremony day as a result of we may rejoice our friendship no less than – however I had no thought what he had been saying.
‘I knew this was not my particular person’: Deepti has been praised by viewers for dumping Shake on the altar after realising days earlier than their wedding ceremony that he did not have the proper qualities she was searching for in a accomplice
‘How may I’ve acquired married? For me, the change got here a few dates earlier than the marriage, we have been attempting to develop our intimacy and I assumed to myself ‘What am I doing?
‘Why am I forcing one thing that does not exist? Do I even need Shake as a husband?’ He began to point out qualities that I wasn’t searching for in my accomplice. I simply knew this was not my particular person. It was the perfect determination I made.’
Deepti’s energy and talent to know her personal self-worth has taken years of labor.
The star, who’s initially from India and moved to the States when she was eight, admits she has battled with physique insecurities and identification points after being bullied for wanting totally different.
‘I used to be chubby’: The star, who’s initially from India and moved to the States when she was eight, admits she has battled with physique insecurities and identification points after being bullied for wanting totally different
‘I used to be damaged’: Deepti feels ‘disenchanted’ in Shake for ‘losing’ her expertise after he admitted to solely courting ‘blondes’ and never being drawn to Indian girls
She hoped to lastly discover her life accomplice by signing as much as Love Is Blind following the breakdown of two long-term relationships – however feels Shake, who she suspects solely joined the solid for fame, ‘wasted’ her expertise.
She stated: ‘My entire life I’ve been struggling as a result of I’ve wished to slot in.
‘Coming to America and never wanting like everybody, speaking like everybody, I used to be bullied loads, I used to be chubby, and I had a whole lot of a self-body picture points.
‘In maturity I’ve labored laborious to construct that again and know that I should not run from my tradition as a result of it is superb. It has taken me a whole lot of time to be on this assured place.
‘I’m going by way of durations of being offended’: Deepti hoped to lastly discover her life accomplice by signing as much as Love Is Blind following the breakdown of two long-term relationships – however feels Shake solely joined the solid for fame
‘That is why I’m so disenchanted as a result of if Shake does place a lot significance on the bodily look and that is a deal breaker then possibly Love Is Blind wasn’t the present for him. He wasted my expertise. Possibly if I used to be blonde and totally different wanting he could have married me.
‘I’ve to say I used to be damaged throughout the course of. That is why I’m so grateful for my household and mates as a result of they continually jogged my memory all through the expertise ‘remember the work that you’ve got finished on your self.’
‘I’m going by way of durations of being offended, however I want to recollect I went by way of this for a purpose to construct my confidence much more and know I can get by way of something.’
Shake, who claims he was edited badly by Netflix producers, has not solely confronted a backlash from viewers – however his fellow solid mates have additionally lower contact with him after tensions reached an all-time excessive on the Love Is Blind reunion.
Regardless of Shake believing he has been portrayed because the present’s ‘villain’, Deepti says he made far worse feedback, of which she wasn’t ready to disclose, off digicam.
‘It hit a nerve with everybody’: Shake has not solely confronted a backlash from viewers – however his fellow solid mates have additionally lower contact with him after tensions reached an all-time excessive on the Love Is Blind reunion
She stated: ‘My solid mates felt it was disrespectful and out of line for him to talk in that approach.
‘Everyone seems to be entitled to have their very own opinion but it surely wasn’t simply me, he was speaking to the opposite solid mates very degradingly and disrespectfully and it hit a nerve with everybody, we had sufficient.
‘I am not going to get into the specifics however he acquired a great edit. He stated a lot worse and never simply to me, generally he simply talks disrespectfully about girls on the whole and that is exterior of the solid.
‘We began to note that behaviour once we frolicked with him after filming wrapped. All of us have distanced ourselves and that is okay.’
Bride to be: Deepti, pictured with fellow brides Natalie, Lyanna, Mallory, and Danielle, forward of her wedding ceremony to veterinarian Shake
Kyle Abrams, who was engaged to Shaina Hurley, spoke out in admiration for Deepti throughout the reunion episode, prompting hypothesis from followers that the pair, who additionally grew shut throughout the courting expertise, at the moment are an merchandise.
However Deepti says they’re ‘simply good mates.’
She stated: ‘Lots of people do not know that Kyle was my no2 particular person within the pods. We did join loads, we spent hours and hours speaking and after filming wrapped, we began speaking once more.
‘He is my finest buddy, largest help system, and I’m grateful for him and the remainder of the solid for supporting me. I do not learn about something extra at this stage as a result of we’re simply good mates.’
‘We’re simply good mates’: Kyle Abrams spoke out in admiration for Deepti throughout the reunion episode, prompting hypothesis from followers that the pair at the moment are an merchandise (Deepti pictured with co-stars Salvador, Kyle, and Shayne)