Love is Blind Star Shayne Jansen Mom Karen Jansen Dies

Shayne Jansen is bereaved by the death of his mother.

On Thursday, the Love Is Blind star announced the death of his mother, Karen Jansen, through Instagram.

“Today I lost my best friend,” Shayne wrote. “We’ve been inseparable for the past year. Every morning, I get coffee, and every night, I go to Schitt’s Creek. I’m broken inside, but I know I can live with no regrets because we accomplished everything together. I’ll never be able to replace my regular FaceTime partner.”


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Shayne, 33, closed the post by thanking his followers “for the support,” and he added a red heart emoji to his post.

Several of Shayne’s celebrity pals have expressed their sympathy. “I’m sending you my love. I’m very sorry “Vanessa Lachey wrote “So sorry brother,” said her husband, Nick Lachey.

In the comments area, his fellow Love Is Blind cast mates also expressed their gratitude. “We’re praying for you and your family, Shayne, and we’re here for you,” Shaina Hurley wrote.

Abhishek “She treated all of us like her own sons,” Shake Chatterjee said of a weekend they spent together in Wisconsin. “She will be much missed,” commented Deepti Vempati, who simply wrote, “Sending you love.”

Danielle Ruhl said, “Thinking of you and sending love,” Nick Thompson said, and he added, “I’m here if you need anything.” I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I’m sending you a lot of love.”

Shayne Jansen paid tribute to his mother on his birthday in May of this year. “Every year, this woman steals my birthday thunder by celebrating ‘Mother’s Day.’ I wouldn’t exchange it for anything because she deserves to be appreciated on a daily basis. Happy birthday, number 33.”


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Shayne’s father, Wayne Jansen, died in 2021, just before the filming of Love Is Blind began. According to an internet obituary, Wayne died abruptly in his sleep.

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Shayne appeared in the second season of Netflix’s blockbuster dating show, where individuals communicate with each other for days and get engaged before ever seeing each other’s faces.

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He proposed to Natalie Mina Lee and eventually saw her in person, but the night before their wedding, Natalie, 29, and Shayne had a huge quarrel — one Natalie couldn’t shake on their big day — and Natalie decided not to go through with their marriage.

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Shayne announced in March that he was “officially” done chasing Natalie. “It’s over,” he remarked on Nick Viall’s podcast The Viall Files. “Actually, I can say that with confidence for the first time. If you had asked me that a week ago, I couldn’t have given you an answer.”

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