Vanessa Lachey's Love Is Blind Baby Comments Spark Discussion

The internet is abuzz with conversations on boundaries and sensitivity after Vanessa Lachey repeatedly asked Love is Blind cast members about their baby timeline during the reunion special.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published April 19, 2023
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The journey to parenthood can be an emotional rollercoaster, especially for those who face infertility. It’s a hidden struggle that can be painful and heartbreaking to discuss. That’s why just as much as asking someone if they’re pregnant is rude and disrespectful, asking someone when they plan to have children is never a good idea, no matter how well-intentioned the question might be.

Recently, during the long-awaited Love is Blind reunion (literally long-awaited as the event, which was slated as a Live discussion, had to be aired the next day due to technical difficulties), co-host Vanessa Lachey broke the cardinal newlywed rule and asked the contestants about their future baby plans.

“Who is going to give me our first ‘Love Is Blind’ baby?” Lachey asked the cast during the April 16 reunion special. “I don’t want to ask if you’re trying because that’s TMI. Obviously you’re all—” she continued before Nick added, “I hope you’re all trying.”

While the question seemed harmless, it’s important to recognize that there are so many reasons why couples may or may not want to have children. Some might be struggling with infertility, while others might simply not want to start a family. It’s crucial to approach the topic with sensitivity and respect, especially in a public setting.

Despite this, Lachey repeatedly brought up the baby topic during the reunion, even though it might have been a private matter for some couples. When Lachey asked fan-favorite couple Brett and Tiffany Brown about their baby timeline, Tiffany responded that they were “really just trying to enjoy our marriage,” while Brett interjected, “I was just about to make a joke — I was like, 'Jesus, y’all really put the baby pressure,” he said. “My God.”

Lachey also asked the other two married couples, Kwame and Chelsea and Bliss and Zack, about their plans for children. None of them confirmed they were planning to have children anytime soon.

Viewers were quick to share their thoughts on social media, with some even spoofing Lachey’s segments on TikTok. “I had thoughts about the #LOVEISBLINDreunion—mainly, stop asking people about their reproductive plans, for the love of God. Anyone else cringe watching Vanessa Lachey interrogate the couples about having babies,” tweeted one user. Another added “What if any of those couples don’t want kids? Is their love story any less wonderful? That whole segment was out of line.”

It’s clear that Lachey’s baby questioning made some uncomfortable, and it highlights the importance of being mindful of other people’s personal lives and choices. Next time you are tempted to ask someone about their baby timeline or family plans consider what they might be going through and simply, keep your comments to yourself.

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