LOVE IS BLIND: After the Altar (L to R) NICK, DANIELLE, JESSI and SAL from LOVE IS BLIND: After the Altar. Cr. Courtesy of NETFLIX/© 2022 Netflix, Inc.

Salvador Perez is responding to the backlash that he and girlfriend Jessica “Jessi” Palkovic have obtained since “Love Is Blind: After the Altar” hit Netflix. In the just lately launched three-part particular, Perez launched Palkovic to his fellow season two cast members at Natalie Lee’s ’80s-themed thirtieth birthday celebration, making fairly the grand entrance together with his new companion in matching outfits. During the gathering, each Perez and Palkovic tried to clear the air by having one-on-one conversations with Mallory Zapata, to whom Perez was engaged on the present, however the awkwardness was palpable.

Many viewers flooded social media with criticism for the way Perez and Palkovic dealt with the state of affairs and offered themselves on the get together, with some even suggesting Palkovic was a paid actor employed to fire up drama.

On Sept. 19, Perez addressed the web discourse by sharing a compilation of movies from his relationship with Palkovic alongside a prolonged Instagram caption. “I would like to share with you all that Jessi and I had been nervous about filming these final episodes realizing there was solely a small margin for our relationship to be well-received — and whereas it has been exhausting to see the response in some moments, we really feel it is necessary to specific that we stand by our actions, wholeheartedly, and are staying grounded within the energy of the reality,” he wrote. “It cannot matter to us what people do or don’t imagine about what went down, as a result of on the finish of the day, we all know that everybody concerned is aware of precisely what occurred.”

“Please depart Jessi alone.”

Perez continued with a request: “All I ask is that in case you have one thing unkind to say that you simply solely depart it on my web page. Please depart Jessi alone.” He famous that so many individuals reported Palkovic’s Instagram account, it was taken down by the platform, including, “I ask that you simply to please discover it in your coronary heart to cease.” As of press time, her Instagram account seems to nonetheless be deactivated, although her TikTok and Twitter accounts have not been affected.

Perez additionally included a point out of makes an attempt to discredit Jessi’s career as an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer with a presence on OnlyFans

. “I will not tolerate anybody discrediting Jessi’s work or devaluing her value simply due to this present,” he wrote. “She is well the strongest, most resilient, hardworking, and assured individual I do know.” Perez concluded his message by taking the excessive street: “In a battle towards hate, love will all the time face up to the check of time. So, we hope you will stick round for the love.”

Meanwhile, Palkovic has subtly alluded to fan reactions on social media, merely tweeting, “lol,” the day after “Love Is Blind: After the Altar” premiered. She’s additionally posted two TikTok movies seemingly responding to the backlash — one of her smoking with the caption, “do not f*ck with me,” and another of her smiling in mattress with the caption, “Just right here to empower folks and assist them be themselves.”

During “Love Is Blind: After the Altar,” Perez gushed about his romance with Palkovic, whom he met at a birthday celebration for his sibling Victoria. “The minute we met, there was one thing there,” he stated in a confessional. “She is such a firecracker. If she is in a room, you recognize that she is in a room. And she is going to simply put a smile on everyone’s face. She is the nicest person who I’ve ever met, and truthfully, I’ve by no means had extra enjoyable with anybody else.”

The particular additionally launched Shaina Hurley’s new partner, Christos Lardakis, to whom she is now married, and confirmed Kyle Abrams and Deepti Vempati (lastly!) taking their relationship from friendly to romantic. Since the post-pod episodes had been filmed, two {couples} who tied the knot on the present — Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely and Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl — have introduced plans to divorce after one 12 months of marriage.

: .