Two of a Kind? Cole Barnett started his search for true love on Love is blind season 3 — and fans are already seeing an uncanny connection to a former star.
“Cole joined the league of frat boys”, a social media user tweeted on Wednesday, October 19, sharing a photo of Cole, 27, alongside snaps of alums Matt Barnett and Shayne Jansen.
Another noted: “How is cole a mix of Barnett and Shayne like he even has the last name Barnett? Himbos are mass produced for this show s2g.”
Netflix then kicked off the joke, sharing side-by-side snaps of Matt, 31, and Cole with the caption“Every season needs a Barnett.” The two photos showed both Barnetts wearing blue shirts at confessionals in the dating series.
While the streaming platform – those are first batch of new Love is blind episodes on Wednesday – confirmed there was no relationship between the two reality TV personalities, Cole weighed in on the theories.
“I think he’s the brother I didn’t know I had” ️‘, the broker joked via Instagram Story on Thursday, October 20, re-sharing Netflix’s meme.
Matt, who got married Amber Pike during the season 1 finale of Love is blind, also commented on the couple’s resemblance. “I lived just outside of Dallas for a few years when I was in my early twenties. … Just say it,” he replied via Instagram comment.
Love is blind Season 3 takes place in Dallas and Cole is one of the suitors his future husband hopes to find. He immediately connects with Colleen Reed and Zanab Jaffreywith fans making comparisons to Matt’s own love triangle with Amber, 30, and Jessica Batten. (While the construction company manager eventually proposed to the Georgia native, Jessica, 36, became engaged to Mark Cuevas before calling off their wedding. She has been married ever since dr. Benjamin McGrath.)
Colleen, 25, is in love with Cole after a few early conversations, but he realized the former ballet dancer wasn’t The One because she was hesitant to discuss in-depth topics. “I wouldn’t say I’m superficial or anything, but I like to keep things superficial and fun because that’s who I am,” Colleen replied.
Cole eventually dumped the PR strategist, noting in a confession that they would have “great sex and hot babies” but be “poor”. He later proposed to the 31-year-old flight attendant. Colleen, for her part, is engaged to… Matt Bolton after plugging into the pods.
Love is blind is currently streaming on Netflix and new episodes will be released on Wednesdays.