Well, we hate to burst that romantic bubble, but it seems Daonte and Nicolle never reached a happily-ever-after.
In fact, Nicolle is reportedly married to someone else now!
They met during Nicolle’s prison time.
In their introduction package on Love After Lockup, Nicolle explained that she and Daonte met on a pen pal website and have been taking on and off for “like, a year or two.”
“Honestly, when I first met Daonte, it was more about him taking care of me. He’s been very loyal to me throughout my whole bid,” she told viewers. “I’d say maybe six months after I started talking to Daonte, I realized that I had feelings for him more than just him taking care of me. Then I met him in person, and I really started to fall for him.”
She went on: “I’m honestly not sure where [our] relationship will go within the next five years, but, you know, he’s a very good person to have in my life, and I’d like to keep him there.”
Daonte called her the love of his life.
For his part, Daonte acknowledged in the intro that Nicolle is “eerily similar” to his ex-girlfriend, but he said that Nicolle was the love of his life. “Beautiful, nice body, and most importantly, great personality,” he added.
The intro also revealed Nicolle spent four years in prison at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Va., for larceny. “You wouldn’t expect her to be the type of person to rob somebody, you know?” Daonte said. “But looks can be deceiving. Even the most beautiful people can be inmates, you know?”
Nicolle reportedly married her “friend” Tia.
Daonte and Nicolle started hitting rough patches on day one. In one Love After Lockdown clip, Nicolle ditches Daonte to spend time with her mom on her first night out of prison. “Even being hugged is kinda making me feel uncomfortable,” she explained to viewers.
In another clip, Nicolle tells Daonte that she had a hook-up with a woman — a woman named Tia, whom Nicolle called her “friend” — while in prison. “I slept with her, like, one time,” she added.
Nicolle opened up about that relationship in a confessional on the show, saying that she was with Tia for a “year or two” before dumping her… and that she still has a “soft spot for her.”
And last month, Starcasm reports that Nicolle and Tia eventually got married, with Tia announcing their engagement on Facebook in December 2020 and then posting a wedding pic from her and Nicolle’s nuptials this April.
As for the Nicolle-Daonte wedding that fans saw in a Love After Lockdown preview? Sounds like it was doomed.
“Little did I know what I was actually about to walk into that particular day,” Daonte wrote on Facebook, captioning a photo gallery of him in his wedding tuxedo, per Starcasm. “But oh well, I was still killing it. Stay tuned.”