“Love Is Blind” star Izzy Zapata didn’t want to let money get in the way of her relationship with Stacey Snyder.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The reality star revealed that when he and his former fiancée had a falling out over his lack of transparency regarding their finances, he “immediately” sought the help of a professional before their wedding.
“I was like, ‘[This is] Another hurdle, like, I’ll fix it,’ and that’s what I tried to do,” he explained on Friday’s episode of Nick Viall’s “Viall Files” podcast.
Zapata and Snyder formed an unbreakable emotional connection when they blind-dated in pods during Season 5 of “Love Is Blind”.
However, things quickly turned sour when the former sales representative revealed that she had a low credit score.
The former sales employee said he wanted to “fix” their problems after their last conversation before their wedding, as their marriage was not planned. Zapata claimed on “The Vial Files” podcast that Snyder became “very uncomfortable” when he revealed that his low credit score was due to mistakes he made when he was 18.
During that period of their relationship, Snyder – who founded the professional styling and organizing company The Closet Audit – made several comments to Zapata about how much she valued financial stability in a partner.
However, Zapata saw no problem in hiding his credit score since he had already told her that he had no debt.
Of course, Snyder thought this was a big red flag.
Because he had no debt, Zapata did not think his low credit score would be an issue. Courtesy of Netflix
“We sat down and talked about it and she was very uncomfortable,” he said, recalling their last conversation regarding finances.
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“I [told her] I had no debt, my student loans were paid off like nothing. I told him I was on 1099 [tax form] Because I switched off and I was insured at the time, etc. [with] She was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re on a 1099 instead of a W-2?’”
Zapata recalled that Snyder was concerned that his income would be unstable because he did not have a traditional W-2.
The fashion professional dumped Zapata on their wedding day and they were unable to save their relationship. Rebecca Brenneman/Netflix
He added, “That kind of confused me.” “I was like, ‘Oh, I didn’t even realize [it would be such a problem],
“The only bad thing is that I have a bad reputation [because] I got cards when I was 18 [or] 19, I was an idiot, I got it wrong and my credit was bad,” he explained candidly.
Although Snyder seemed excited to marry Zapata — and even proudly wore a denim jacket emblazoned with her last name — their final money conversation was about convincing her to say “I don’t” on their wedding day. Was enough for.
However, the pair are now close friends who keep in constant touch. Courtesy of Netflix
“I love you more than I can explain. I want to make you happy,” she told him at the altar.
“I want to give you that reassurance and I want you and I want to say ‘yes’, but right now it would be unfair to you and me to say that I do that when I feel like we need so many things “And more than anything we need time and we don’t have time.”
The pair initially agreed to work on their relationship further, but this did not happen.
Zapata introduced his girlfriend Shelby Webb on Instagram earlier this week.Instagram/@izzyzapata_
Although Zapata and Snyder tried to get on the same page, it did not work out and they stopped speaking for a year until they ran into each other in a Houston bar.
Now, they have a good relationship and interact frequently. In fact, they’re such close friends that Snyder showed support for his ex when he went Instagram official with his girlfriend Shelby Webb earlier this week.
Snyder gave Webb her seal of approval by commenting “Cuties ❤️” on the Instagram post, which included photos of the happy couple kissing and showing off their matching tattoos.
Snyder included them in the comments section, revealing that the former lovers are indeed on good terms. Instagram/@izzyzapata_
Zapata previously said that Webb is “secure about herself” and does not view Snyder as a threat.
“No matter what, I’m very grateful for my girlfriend. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be able to deal with these things,” he told People Monday.
“So she’s been really very calm and cool. No reaction, just so nonchalant. So it’s been pretty smooth.”