For context, Zanab said no to her then-fiancé Cole at the altar – telling her he had “insulted”, “disrespected” and “criticized” her.
At the reunion, Zanab accused Cole of controlling what she ate and making derogatory comments about her body throughout their time together — both on and off camera — which led her to quit. to eat.
One scene that got a lot of comments on the internet is when Zanab described a time when she went to eat two oranges and Cole asked her, “Are you going to eat both?” The producers later included a clip of Cole saying this, but many accused Zanab of overdo it the negative tone of the incident or even totally lie about his treatment of her.
On Instagram, Zanab responded to the criticism and began with an open letter to Cole. She wrote, “I fought for us until I couldn’t anymore. I know you know that. I know you know why I said what I said. I know that you know what you did. It’s okay if you’re not ready to talk about it yet.”
She then continued, “Apology for the internet: I’m sorry. I’m sorry you weren’t in that relationship. I’m sorry you didn’t feel what I felt. I’m sorry that we don’t have the same triggers. I’m sorry that I’m defending myself, I offended you so much. I’m sorry that you didn’t see all the reasons for what I said.
She also said, “I’m sorry you didn’t go through this with me. I’m sorry you don’t know me. I’m sorry your insecurities are different from mine. I’m sorry your online hate is saying so much more of you than it will ever be of me.”
In response to people claiming she was trying to evoke Deepti when she Shake rejected satisfactorily in Season 2, she continued, “I’m sorry Deepti’s wedding was a week before mine, long before you or I knew her story.”
She continued, “I’m sorry you don’t believe me. I’m sorry, I know how worthy I am. I’m sorry you have time to be a keyboard warrior. I’m sorry, I don’t I’m not paid. actress. I’m sorry, I can’t cry on demand. I’m sorry that you feel manipulated, gassed and played with. I’m sorry, I’m your bad guy. I’m sorry, I’m your bad guy – I promise you. I’m not.”
She concluded with, “One thing about me, I choose my words carefully and stand by everything I’ve said.”
The post was shared by Raven and Colleen, with the latter adding, “Always with you Zae.”
Alexa further added on her own story, “Clementine’s story is irrelevant. I don’t like bullies and will always stand up for those who are right.”
We’ll let you know if Cole has anything to add.