Some Instagram exchanges caused fans to question the nature of their relationship.
The exes revealed during Love Is Blind‘s reunion that, following their breakup on the show, they gave the relationship another try before ultimately parting ways again.
Anyway, Shayne was asked about their current status on Instagram yesterday, and his response was really something.
But as much as some folks might like to believe Natalie started dating fellow Love is Blind star Salvador Perez after filming wrapped, that theory is apparently way off base.
Despite the Instagram banter that sparked rumors of potential romance, Natalie recently confirmed that she and Sal are just friends. “I’m close to Sal,” she said during an appearance on the Tea with Publyssity podcast. “I know there’s been speculation – ‘Are you and Sal dating?’ – we are not. “
“We’re just really, really close friends,” Natalie continued, noting that their friendship is one she “really [appreciates]”before highlighting some of Sal’s best qualities.
“He’s a very honest person,” she shared. “I feel like when I talk to him, what you see is what you get, if that makes sense?”
“I also love his calm demeanor. I’m just like, ‘Wow, every time I talk to you, I just feel a bit better and a bit more calm.'”
In general, Natalie isn’t “actively dating” anyone right now, but said she’s “exploring some things” since closing the book on her ex Shayne Jansen. “No one from the cast,” she noted.
You can check out the podcast episode here.