Who is ‘Love is Blind’ star Lydia Velez Gonzalez?


Lydia Velez Gonzalez, featured in Season 5 of Netflix’s “Love is Blind,” is a Houston-based geologist originally from Puerto Rico. She holds an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and a Master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

During the show, Lydia made history by recognizing her ex-partner’s voice in the pods, a unique occurrence for the reality series. She and fellow cast member Uche Okoroha had dated in the past, an awkward revelation later in the season.

In the pods, Lydia initially connected with engineer Milton Johnson and insurance representative Izzy Zapata. However, when Izzy formed stronger connections with other women, he ended things with Lydia, leading her to focus on her connection with Milton.


At the time of the show’s filming, Lydia was 30 years old. This was a topic of discussion on the show, as Milton was 24 at the time, which initially raised concerns for Lydia.

While there’s no confirmed information on whether Lydia and Milton are still together, some observations from their social media accounts have raised questions. They don’t follow each other on Instagram, and Milton has no pictures of Lydia on his page, even from the show. Similarly, Lydia’s page has only one screenshot of Milton, and he isn’t tagged in her post. It’s important to note that this could be an effort to avoid spoilers. Fans will have to wait for the reunion episode to get an update on their relationship status.