'Love Is Blind' Season 4: Micah and Paul Reveal They Dated After He Said No at the Altar (Exclusive)

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SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't watched the finale of season 4 of Love Is Blind, proceed with caution.

Not all love stories end with a happily ever after. Micah Lussier and Paul Peden made it to the altar in the season 4 finale of Love Is Blind, but from the start, it was clear that they were both very uncertain with how the wedding day would go. 

Scientist Paul was clearly torn as he debated the decision with every member of his wedding party and his family members, calling it a "toss of a coin," noting that he could easily go either way. 

Once they make it to the altar, Micah was asked to answer first, but she shockingly said, "I think that in this moment, the best thing that I can do for us is to give you the opportunity to answer first." 

Paul looks stunned but eventually replied, "I love you, but I don't think that we can choose each other right now."

His decision left Micah devastated and she ran out of the ceremony in tears. Paul followed her out, asking his bride if he made the wrong decision. He later said he couldn't ever imagine marrying her. 

Micah on 'Love Is Blind'

ET's Will Marfuggi spoke with Micah ahead of her season airing and asked her about her historic decision to have Paul answer first, which no contestant on the reality series has ever made before.

"I would have said yes in that moment. I was willing to risk it. I wasn't afraid that he would say yes and I would say no," Micah explained to ET. "I wasn't afraid of looking stupid. I already looked stupid. F**k it, quite frankly. I wanted him to say yes for him. I wanted him to say yes because it's what he wanted. I didn't want him to feel pressured because he saw someone he loves be so vulnerable."

Micah added of her visible emotions on her wedding day, "I think deep down I knew he wasn't going to say yes, and it hurt. It hurt really bad. I felt like I was walking up to the death of my relationship, and that's why it felt so emotional. At the altar I wanted to give him that one last chance to prove me wrong. Like, no, you're going to take the leap. You're gonna try. You're going to show me you're willing to risk it all. And he wasn't."

ET also spoke with Paul during a recent press day for the show, asking him if Micah hadn't made him answer first whether he'd have considered saying yes.

"I don't think so. I think I would have said no still," Paul admitted to ET. "What I said not was this premeditated thing. The truth came out and I think it would have regardless of what was said."

He added that his decision happened, "As the words were coming out of my mouth."

Paul even revealed that he spent the night before his wedding on the phone with co-star Zack Goytowski deliberating over his decision.

"Zack and I were on the phone that night for probably five hours from 10 to 2:30. It was a lot of deliberating, even the next morning. I was so frustrated with myself," Paul shared.

Paul and Micah on 'Love Is Blind'

Paul said that though he said no at the altar, he "wouldn't do anything differently," if he were to repeat the experiment.

"If this experiment were iterated thousands of times, it would always end up the way that it did for me. I really think that," he shared. "I would always end up with Micah."

Micah also shared with ET that she and Paul tried to give their relationship another chance after filming wrapped a year ago, sharing that they dated for "a couple months." 

"We decided that we were going to try, and we eventually did try," Micah told ET. "At that point, we were doing long distance and what was really hard about that was that the foundation was such a mess."

Paul added of the post-altar relationship, "We knew if we weren't able to say yes, then we wanted to date. But I think what we didn't anticipate was the emotional backlash within ourself like, 'Oh s**t, that was really tough.' So we had to take some time for those emotions to settle."

Season 4 of Love Is Blind is currently streaming on Netflix, and the live reunion special will stream on Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET. 


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