Love Is Blind Barnett surprises Amber with a cake for paying off her $20k student loan


Love Is Blind star Amber bursts into tears when husband Barnett surprises her with a cake for paying off her $20k student loan after her debt caused tension on the reality show

Love Is Blind star Amber Pike was left in tears when her husband Matt Barnett surprised her with cake and champagne for paying off her student loan. 

Amber’s $20k student debts were a source of tension on the Netflix reality show which saw the couple get engaged without seeing one another in the flesh – and then marrying.

She had worried Barnett by telling him she had not been making regular payments on her loan, leaving him stunned and concerned. 

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Sweet: Love Is Blind star Amber was surprised when husband Barnett surprised her with a cake and champagne for paying off her $20k student loan

Happy: Amber burst into tears when she arrived home armed with parcels and was met with the surprise - her debts had caused tensions on the show as she had not been paying them off

Happy: Amber burst into tears when she arrived home armed with parcels and was met with the surprise – her debts had caused tensions on the show as she had not been paying them off 

On Wednesday, Barnett, 27, filmed Amber, 25, coming home laden with parcels as he presented the cake to her which he had customised with yellow icing. 

‘I got you a celebratory thing,’ he said as she headed towards him. 

‘A what?’ she replied. ‘Did you get me champagne? Baby… you got me a cake?’

Effort: Barnett had the cake personalised with the congratulatory message and Amber couldn't believe he had gone to so much trouble

Effort: Barnett had the cake personalised with the congratulatory message and Amber couldn’t believe he had gone to so much trouble 

There you go! Amber held up the proof that she had become debt free on social media

There you go! Amber held up the proof that she had become debt free on social media 

Crying and dropping her parcels to the ground, Barnett read out the iced words which said: ‘Congratulations on paying off your student loans… also, nice packages.’ 

Amber threw her arms around Barnett and gave him a big kiss as he said: ‘Don’t cry.’ 

‘Since when are you so sweet?’ she asked. ‘He’s never this sweet to me. I don’t know how to handle it.’ 

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the couple are planning a second wedding.  

Popping corks: Matt had filmed Amber opening her champagne straight away, which made him chuckle

Popping corks: Matt had filmed Amber opening her champagne straight away, which made him chuckle 

Going for it: Amber said she had 'burned her nose' when guzzling the champagne straight from the bottle

Going for it: Amber said she had ‘burned her nose’ when guzzling the champagne straight from the bottle 

They spoke to OprahMag.com, revealing they still plan on having a true wedding for their family and friends.

The couple are still going strong after the show was filmed in the fall of 2018, and now they’re ready to continue their life together.

‘I still want to do the bridal showers and the bachelorette parties—all the traditional Southern stuff that we skipped over and rushed through,’ Amber said. 

Wedding number one: Earlier this year, it was revealed that the couple are planning a second wedding - they got engaged without seeing one another's faces

Wedding number one: Earlier this year, it was revealed that the couple are planning a second wedding – they got engaged without seeing one another’s faces 

They did make it clear this second wedding won’t take anything away from the first marriage, which happened 38 days after they first ‘met’ in the pods. 

‘That won’t take our original wedding back. It was a huge stepping stone for us,’ Pike added. 

The series was filmed in October 2018, with the contestants ‘meeting’ each other through pods, where they could hear but not see the next person.

After 10 days in the pods, couples who agreed to get engaged met for the first time in person, with the engaged couples going on a retreat with the weddings filmed in November.

Waiting for her: Matt had filmed Amber coming home before surprising her

Waiting for her: Matt had filmed Amber coming home before surprising her 

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