Love At First Lie Lesbian Stars On Coming Out & Sex

“I used to wake up praying they didn’t put that in, but they did.”

MTV’s announced their new dating show Love At First Lie last October, and much to the delight of queer viewers, the series featured a cast of LGBTQ+ contestants. The objective of Love At First Lie, hosted by Tori Spelling, is to figure out whose relationship and who is faking it. Throughout the series, the couples eliminate couples, and every time they successfully vote out a fake couple, $25,000 is added to the prize fund. At the end of the show, one lucky couple takes the jackpot home. That lucky couple? Stephanie and Arabella, one of the first queer couples to land first prize on a mainstream non-LGBTQ+ specific dating show. They recently spoke to PinkNews about their experience on Love At First Lie.

Arabella and Stephanie had only been dating for four months when they embarked on their Love At First Lie journey. “You’re put in an environment where you are literally together 24/7. It was a challenge,” Stephanie told PinkNews.

Stephanie was Arabella’s first queer relationship, and Arabella wasn’t out to the world when she began filming. “A lot of people were shocked […]” she shared with PinkNews.

“You don’t know what they’re going to show or how they’re going to edit it,” she continued. “We had to do the sex position challenge and I’m there like crouching on [Stephanie’s] face. I used to wake up praying they didn’t put that in, but they did.”

The couple has now amicably split both their relationship and the $175,000 prize money. Despite their breakup, the duo is proud of the representation they brought to the reality dating world.

“It has been nice being able to contribute to a side of the dating reality world that’s more diverse. It’s almost like leading the way and how we can reimagine these shows,” Stephanie told PinkNews.

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