‘Love Is Blind’ Star Shayne Jansen Addresses Drug Allegations

  • Shayne Jansen denied speculation that he took drugs while filming “Love Is Blind” season two.
  • On “The Viall Files,” he said he’s done drugs in the past but didn’t take any on the show.
  • Shayne said he has “severe ADHD” and usually drinks eight espresso shots daily.

Shayne Jansen denied speculation that he took drugs while filming season two of


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‘s “Love Is Blind.”

“Have I [done them]? Yes. On the show I did not,” the real-estate agent, 32, told host Nick Viall on Wednesday’s episode of “The Viall Files” podcast.

“I have experience with a few of them. Nothing that’s been injected into my body, but I think we’ve all had our times in our lives where we’ve done certain things,” he added.

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Shayne Jansen on season two of “Love Is Blind.”

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After observing Shayne’s restlessness on “Love Is Blind” season two, which returned to Netflix on February 11, many people left comments on his social media posts suggesting that he was taking cocaine behind the scenes.

Over time, the reality star said he grew tired of seeing the snowflake emoji, a symbol denoting cocaine, written below his photos and decided to directly address the allegations on Viall’s podcast.

“I’m not naive to say I haven’t done it before in my past, like no, but not in the show. I’m not stupid. I’m not going to risk everything for that on the show,” he said.

Logistically, it would have been nearly impossible for Shayne to hide drug consumption on the “Love Is Blind” set, he explained.

“I’m mic’d up the whole time. Everyone would have heard me do it. It’s wild to think that I was carrying cocaine on me, and I was snorting lines and doing all this kind of stuff in the bathroom when I’ m mic’d up. They can literally hear you whispering. Every word you do they hear. How could they not hear me do it?” he asked.

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Natalie Lee and Shayne Jansen in season two of “Love Is Blind.”

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Shayne went on to explain that he has “severe” attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a “mental health condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from difficulty paying attention and finishing tasks to acting impulsively and feeling hyperactive,” per Insider.

Being in the pods, the small rooms where cast members speak to potential partners through a wall, for hours in front of cameras, proved to be a “very uncomfortable situation” for Shayne.

He told Viall that he relied heavily on caffeine to stay awake during production. At the time of the interview, he said his daily routine consists of drinking five espresso shots in the morning and three more in the afternoon, which he said doesn’t help his anxiety.

“I have horrible anxious energy,” he told Viall.

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Shayne and Shake on “Love Is Blind.”

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Shayne proposed to his fellow cast member Natalie Lee during the experiment, but she left him at the altar on their wedding day. The couple reconciled multiple times after the filming wrapped but ultimately decided to go their separate ways.

On the podcast, Shayne confirmed that he and Natalie officially closed the door on their relationship. Looking back on the experiment, he said he believes they were “trauma bonding” through a “messed up” situation and continues to question whether he fell in love with her or the idea of ​​her.

Natalie responded to Shayne’s comments on her Instagram story on Wednesday, saying he was “blatantly lying” about her and their breakup on the podcast. According to Natalie, they ended their relationship because she found “flirtatious messages between him and other women.” Shayne has not responded to Natalie’s accusation.

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Lee issued a response to Jansen’s interview on “The Viall Files.”

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