In Netflix’s newest dating show, Perfect Match, several of the streamer’s reality alums reunite for a fierce new dating battle, and it turns out that there are some ex-lovers among the ensemble.
Joey Sasso, who won the first season of The Circle, and Kariselle Snow, who is best known as the panda from Sexy Beasts, are among the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes that enter the villa on night one.
The bartender and pageant queen (who met on MTV’s Are You the One? Season 8, which featured an all-sexually-fluid cast) had a lot of baggage when cast on Perfect Match. Still, they’ve become one of the most intriguing couples as they try to give their relationship another shot.
Find out here what happened between Kariselle and Joey before season 1 of Perfect Match, how their relationship developed throughout filming, and if they are still together after the program wrapped.
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Almost no hints about the pair’s state in their relationship on social media as of February 16th. They don’t even follow each other on Instagram, which may be the Perfect Match producers being cautious about the show’s devoted viewers. As the show’s finale approaches on February 28, we will continue to watch for hints.
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Did Joey and Kariselle Date Before ‘Perfect Match’?
The two met for the first time after Joey’s identity as a member of The Circle’s cast was made public. On the first episode of Perfect Match, Joey mentioned that Kariselle had sent him a direct message (DM) and that he was instantly attracted to her.
She eventually made the trip to L.A. While they had a good time together, Joey ultimately decided he wasn’t ready for a serious commitment.
Kariselle says they lost touch for a while but eventually rekindled their friendship. They went out on a few dates, but she claims he broke up with her because the “commitment thing” was too much.
Instagram said they attempted dating again in the first half of 2021. In a heartfelt July 2021 post, Joey thanked his loved ones and friends for their encouragement and support as he worked on his sobriety by posting a photo of himself wearing Kariselle.
His yearly review video for 2021 features footage of the couple locking lips. The pair broke up when Perfect Match’s production began in early 2022.
What Happened Between Joey and Kariselle on ‘Perfect Match’?
The sight of one other among the first contestants to enter the Perfect Match villa completely threw Kariselle and Joey for a loop. (Joey may have felt it even more strongly than usual because he also had a past with Francesca Farago.)
Kariselle seemed reluctant to give him another chance as they discussed their history, but she also considered the possibility that their reunion on the show was fated. She accepted Joey’s proposal when he expressed his undying love for her.
The next day, at the first “compatibility challenge” of the show, the euphoric reunion is met with some difficulty. Joey, during the game, reveals that he can’t get over his ex-girlfriend from four years ago.
Kariselle was humiliated by the water spilled on her head, and she was also outraged that he would try to start a relationship with her if he couldn’t move on from the past.
She tells Francesca later that evening that she is “quite open” to going on a date and meeting new people. Kariselle and Chase DeMoor’s date the following day goes swimmingly; in fact, they return to the villa holding hands and kissing that night.
Joey becomes outraged when he overhears them kissing, but he doesn’t interrupt; instead, he places the cards on Kariselle’s table and tells her he’ll leave if she doesn’t pick him up.
She is hurt by this and confused about why he would be happy with her being with someone else, but she chooses to reconcile with Joey in the end.
They started making better efforts to be with each other after that (and gave each other a perfect score in the anonymous kissing challenge) and were eventually matched.