Love Is Blind host Vanessa Lachey has offered Paul Peden a peace offering after Sunday’s controversial season four reunion.
Viewers were left unimpressed after the episode finally aired, with many calling out the presenter’s line of questioning on – .
Paul, 29, was among those who voiced their upset following the instalment, suggesting that her comments about felt like an ‘interrogation’ at points.
Taking to Instagram, he shared a picture of a bouquet of flowers and a note, with the message: ‘Thanks for acknowledging the accidental misleading @vanessalachey.’
He also told that the Netflix production team also sent over a floral display, which was separate from Vanessa’s gift.
‘They did send me flowers but that was separate from the apology,’ he said. ‘[Vanessa] sent me a message acknowledging that she “may have been misled about how you wanted to defend yourself.”
‘I think it was supposed to be a sort of apology for the clear bias. At least that’s the way I took it.’
Vanessa, with viewers on social media suggesting that she didn’t hold some of the women in the cast accountable for their behavior on the program.
Others, including Paul, also felt that her tone was off during the episode.
‘In all, it’s alright. I think that no matter what you say, no matter what the conversation is, your character comes through in what you say,’ the environmental scientist told the outlet after the reunion took place. ‘I thought that I detected a little bit of personal bias there. I’m not sure what it was.
‘And I guess she’s within her right to drill on personal bias, but she shouldn’t present as being an objective neutral party if that’s the case.
‘But I think it’s fair to continue follow up questions. But if we’re going to go that route, we need to be able to have a full-length conversation.’
Vanessa also attracted backlash when she asked the contestants when they would be welcoming a ‘Love Is Blind baby’, putting each married couple – Tiffany Pennywell and Brett Brown, Zack Goytowski and Bliss Poureetzadi, Chelsea Griffin and Kwame Appiah – on the spot to ask about their ‘timelines’.
She has yet to speak out publicly over the reunion issues and the fan reaction.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Vanessa’s reps for a comment.