Their feelings for each other were so authentic, they say, that not much changed when the cameras stopped rolling. When I ask what surprised them most about their relationship after the show ended, they give me a comforting answer: nothing.
“It was a sigh of relief knowing that Cameron was the person he was on camera but even better,” Speed says. “He pays attention to detail. He’s sweet. He’s loving. He goes above and beyond to really let me know that I’m loved and valued. That was super important because it’s like, now that the cameras are gone is he going to flip and turn and be like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?”
Hamilton admits he also worried, momentarily, things might be too good to be true. “With it being a television show, you have those concerns of, ‘Is this legitimate?'” he says. “Of course I felt a sense of trust with Lauren immediately, but even with that you’re always going to have this self-critical voice in your head saying, ‘This is crazy. You really feel like you’re ready to marry this woman so soon?’ So it was a relief that Lauren was the woman that I met.”
Knowing this, it’s not surprising things are relatively smooth sailing for the couple these days. They’re even taking the sudden fame in stride. “It’s been really positive,” Speed says. “All the comments that we’ve gotten have been love and support and people saying how we inspire them and that our love is giving them hope, which is great. The fact that our love makes people excited, it makes us even more excited about it.”
But they’re also maintaining perspective. “We’re just trying to strike a balance between being in the public eye and responding to that, engaging with it, and also spending time with each other,” Hamilton says.
What’s next for the couple is anyone’s guess. For now, they’re just focused on adjusting to this new normal: one where the world is fascinated by their relationship. They tell me they’re open to a spinoff show and also a possible vow renewal ceremony down the line. (If you’re wondering, Netflix did pay for their wedding in the Love Is Blind finale.) They also seem to have babies on the mind—at least, Hamilton does.
“We might have a baby soon,” he says, one eyebrow raised. But Speed chimes in immediately with, “I’m not pregnant!” She shoots Hamilton a playfully angry glance. “Why would you say that?”
“I’m just trying to build the intrigue,” he says.
Before I ask a follow-up question, Speed reveals that kids will “most definitely” come “probably within the next year.” It’s a juicy tidbit, for sure, but she didn’t need to divulge that to “build intrigue,” as Hamilton says. Love Is Blind is an absolute sensation. People are already intrigued—and if other viral Netflix shows, like Queer Eye and You, are any indicator, they will be for quite some time.
“I mean, basically, it’s us against the world. I always say Bonnie and Clyde, but no shoot-outs,” Speed says, laughing. “We’re all we got.”
Christopher Rosa is the staff entertainment writer at Glamour. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrosa92.