19 "Love Is Blind" Bombshells, Revelations, And Behind-The-Scenes Facts Straight From AD Smith's Mouth

    "Literally all we had was each other."

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    Season 6 of Love Is Blind might be over, but we still can't get enough of the cast, especially Amber Desiree "AD" Smith!

    Closeup of AD Smith smiling

    She had everything we'd want in a reality dating show contestant: a bubbly personality with a hopeless romantic mindset. But when it comes to putting your life on public display, no matter how you portray yourself, you'll still be a target for online criticism.

    Well, during a recent interview on the Relationshit with Kamie Crawford podcast, AD opened up about her Love Is Blind experience, rumors about reuniting with her ex-fiancé Clay Gravesande, hurtful comments, and much more.

    Here are a few things we learned:

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    1. Casting for Love Is Blind takes much longer than you'd think.

    AD sitting inside a bridal store with several other people

    2. This wasn't the first reality show AD was pitched.

    AD and Clay having dinner outdoors

    3. Laura had the girls believing Clay resembled Tahj Mowry before the couples got to actually meet each other outside of the pods.

    4. The couples were secluded often, despite the amount of times you see them mingling with the other couples and cast members on-screen.

    Several of the ladies sitting by a fire pit on the beach

    5. Production didn't capture the majority of their deep conversations.

    AD and Clay customizing sneakers at a table with art supplies

    6. AD said she told Clay off-camera to let her know if he ever changes his mind about wanting to pursue marriage with her.

    Clay and AD at the altar at their wedding

    7. AD and Clay didn't see their wedding episode until they came to film the reunion.

    Clay and AD sitting next to one another during the reunion

    8. AD didn't buy Clay's excuse about her finances being the issue.

    Clay smiling at the altar during his wedding

    9. The real reason Clay said no at the altar is still unclear.

    10. The online reactions to AD and the choices she made on the show were hurtful, especially when the negative feedback came from other Black women.

    AD in the pods

    11. AD didn't feel sexualized by Clay or the cast.

    AD speaking to Jimmy as Chelsea looks on

    12. The public was more outraged with Clay than AD was when he said, "Okay, body" as she walked down the aisle in her wedding dress.

    AD trying her wedding dress on

    13. AD believes Clay did love her and she loved him.

    AD and Clay taking a selfie together

    14. The pod dates lasted as long as actual dates in the real world.

    AD in the pods

    15. Yes, AD did spend Thanksgiving with Clay's family, but that's not the whole story.

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    AD confirmed she was invited to spend Thanksgiving with Clay, his mom, and the rest of his family. She brought his mom a bottle of wine. They had some innocent family fun, and then AD left to go on a date. Nothing more, nothing less.

    16. AD wants the world to know Matthew Duliba is not the walking red flag everyone thinks he is.

    Closeup of Matthew on "Love Is Blind"

    17. AD didn't get to choose her wedding makeup artist.

    AD walking down the aisle at her wedding

    18. No one is given alcohol on the show, but it is made available. It's more of a "drink at your own discretion" vibe.

    19. Lastly, AD is NOT open to going on a date with Jimmy Presnell.

    AD and Jimmy hugging at a group mixer

    To listen to the full interview and learn more about AD, be sure to check out her Relationshit with Kamie Crawford episode.

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