Love Is Blind star Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee has addressed his ex-fiancée Deepti Vempati in a new video on social media.
Shake drew a lot of criticism both on and offscreen during his time on Love is Blind and was questioned for the way he spoke about and treated women.
On Tuesday, Shake posted a public apology video on Instagram directed at Deepti, saying “I’m so sorry I hurt you. I wanted to take this opportunity to really just say sorry to a woman that I know I hurt,” he began.
“Deepti, I am truly sorry for some of the things that I said,” he continued. “Things that honestly just could have been left unsaid or could have been said differently. Things that never should have been on national television. During the time that we were filming, you were my best friend.”
Shake shared that he knew their relationship “wasn’t going to end in marriage,” but he didn’t want “what we had to end either.” He added, “I loved every second of it. And I’m so, so sorry that I hurt you with my words. That’s the last thing that I wanted from all this. I’m sorry, Deepti.”
Shake summarized his message in the post’s caption sharing that he reached out to Deepti directly but wanted to issue a public apology as well. “I’m sorry, @lifewithdeeps. I’m ready to take accountability for my actions and be better,” he wrote.
“While I’ve reached out privately, I think it’s also important I apologize publicly for the sake of your family and friends that I’ve upset as well.”
Love Is Blind season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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