Are Zak And Garrett From Catfish Still Together

Maria Garcia
• Saturday, 24 October, 2020
• 9 min read

It's always a treat when an episode of Catfish (executive producer, 46 episodes: Ariel Schulman)crescendos with blissed-out lovebirds holding hands instead of tears being shed in the front seat of Nev's car. The premise of Catfish mostly lends itself to sniffing out lies, deception, and fake social media profiles.

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Garrett also left a seemingly flirtatious comment on one of Zak's photos on New Year's Eve. Oak, who seems to share a lot of his personal thoughts on his blog, posted last month that he wants “to live a full life and I want to know what would happen if I dated that guy that’s perfect for me, but I’m too afraid he might hurt me.

Oak had a more supportive family at home, based on what he said on the show, but they both still had to deal with the distance between them and the struggle that would have to ensue were they to move to each other. I’m really slow to recap these shows lately because there is so much on TV right now to get to.

And also because they are cutting back on staging houses in favor of meeting at public restaurants, my entire interest in the couches and wall colors is waning. Before this show starts, the episode with the guy who was convinced he was in a relationship with Katy Perry is ending.

I just want to see people acting like fools for $1000 and some new living room furniture. No video chats, backed out of meetings, disappeared and changed his phone number.

The boys find no social media, no results for his phone or pictures. The boys try some cached links and find some images.

They find a friend named Alexander and message him to ask about Garrett. She says about four months ago, Gary’s ex hacked into his FB account and was sending them to people.

They tell him about the drag queen guy and his friend Katie, and he is all caught up to date. Nev calls Gary/ Garrett, and he wants to meet with Oak and explain everything.

Production calls and says they are at the airport, and they can’t find Garrett. The weird thing is they would have to know his real name is Gary if they booked him a flight.

Then suddenly, Garrett just shows up at the Air BNB out of nowhere, WTF? Garrett says he made the Gary profile to hide his homosexuality from his family.

He also had a relationship with a guy from Georgia that was basically online and at some point he went back to Georgia for another guy and Garrett became skittish about online relationships. Then despite taping for 70 minutes, I don’t get the end of the story.

So I do a Google search and this is what Oak put on his blog about the current nature of their relationship. If you’re reading this right now it’s more than likely because you saw my episode of Catfish last night and want to know if Garrett and I are still together.

So I thought I would write this short post and answer everyone’s burning question. After watching the episode I even made the leap today saying that maybe we should reconsider dating, because the episode brought back all of my feelings and I realized I don’t care about the distance or how long it would take but, unfortunately, it’s just bad timing right now.

MTV’s rockeries Catfish has no shortage of crazy characters and tragic stories, but when it comes to happy endings? However, there are a few couples who decided to stay together anyway long after their episode ended, prompting us to wonder if any of those success stories are still together today.

Season 1’s Derek and Lauren were the first Catfish couple to get engaged on the show, prompting host Nev Schulman and Max Joseph to brag on their Twitter accounts about the potential first Catfish wedding. Unfortunately, Derek and Lauren never made it down the aisle, and in 2014, the couple announced their amicable split to disappointed fans.

After spending seven seasons together with Nev as the ultimate investigative duo, Max left the show to pursue his career as a filmmaker. Nev and I have become brothers and our romance has blossomed before your eyes,” Max said in a statement in August 2018.

“For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busyness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it,” he continued. “With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit.

Nev continued to film the following episodes with celebrity guest hosts until they found Max’s permanent replacement, Jamie Crawford. The former Miss Teen USA 2010 made her official debut as a cohost on the show in 2020 for season 8.

Today, Derek is now married to someone else and Lauren is keeping a low profile on social media. When Catfish stepped in, it was revealed that Alex was actually a transgender man named Dani.

Today, Kay is happily engaged to someone else and Dani has finished his transition after having gender reassignment surgery. Despite their blow up, surprisingly, according to Justin's Twitter, the two are now friends and even record YouTube videos together.

Although Felicia was caught making various lies about her life, her name and pictures were real, which was all Mike really cared about anyway. The two decided to stay together, but a few months after the show’s taping, Felicia posted on Twitter, “People change unfortunately, and sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

Once Catfish showed up, the two met, and it was revealed that Matt had been genuine about his identity and was simply shy about meeting in person because of his weight. When Rico met JA'Mari, he was surprised to learn that JA'Mari's real name was James and that he lied about being a model and was actually a bus driver.

After the episode, the two made plans to stay in touch, but judging by both their social media, they don't appear to be together anymore. Leah initially fell for Justin after meeting him on Instagram, but grew suspicious after two of their meet-up attempts failed.

“I've learned so much in this past year,” she wrote, “but most importantly is that you can't turn an internet man slut into a boyfriend.” Whitney initially told Nev and Max that she wasn’t sure if her online girlfriend, BRE, was the real deal.

However, during their investigation, Nev and Max found out that the couple were simply faking for the show in order to score free plane tickets to see each other. However, in 2016, BRE uploaded a cryptic 10-second video where she revealed that “talking about the show is hard” because of what’s going on in “each other life ,” hinting that maybe things didn’t work out between them.

Max is adorably embarrassed by the confession and both he and Nev were laughing at his dramatic insistence of, “I’m a big boy and I can pick out my own clothes!” because he obviously can’t (or at least chooses not to). The Catfish portion of the show starts off with an email from Oak, describing his online relationship with Garrett.

Any parent who has children remembers that first night away, and I was totally impressed by how well Laura seemed to be handling it and how reassuring Nev was about the whole thing. Seriously, every clip they show of Nev and Laura has me thinking hashtag relationship goals.

Nev and Max sit down the next day to do their detective work with the information provided to them by Oak. They come up with nothing on the reverse image search, nothing for the phone number, but get a couple of hits on his name on Google.

They do a search of his Facebook URL in Google which brings up some photos of Garrett they haven’t seen before. They do a search for Gary and find him on Facebook in a bunch of pictures with a girl named Katie.

They explain the situation to Katie on the phone, and she says that she’s sure if Gary was talking to somebody for the last four months and was in love with him, she would know about it because their best friends. She mentions that four months ago some stuff went down with Gary’s ex, and he hacked into his Facebook account and was taking pictures of him and posting them online… which doesn’t sound very good for Oak.

As you can imagine, hilarity ensues when Nev decides he wants to try the stretches Oak is making look so effortless. I’m sure you’re not surprised to read that Nev doesn’t quite pull it off as well as Oak, though Max did make sure to get the requested crotch shot with his camera.

When they come back, Garrett /Gary agrees to fly to L.A. to meet up with Oak, Nev, and Max the next day. I can’t lose another person from my life.” It was surprisingly sad to watch, because up until now, Oak had been doing a really great job of acting very upbeat, and he came across like he was handling everything so well.

The next day we get another quick recap in the form of a video call between Nev and Laura, featuring an absolutely adorable dancing Cleo in the background. Afterwards, Nev and Max meet up with Oak at the house they rented him and wait for Gary/ Garrett to show up.

They get a call from their producer who explains she was supposed to pick up Gary/ Garrett at the airport twenty minutes ago, but he isn’t there, she can’t get a hold of him, and she doesn’t even know if he got on the flight or not. They ask him all the hard questions, and honestly to me, it felt like he was being completely disingenuous the entire time.

Nev and Max were channeling the inner me when they were spying through the window and fist pumping in excitement! We get a few cute scenes of Oak and Garrett on their first date, and we hear them declare themselves officially boyfriends at the end of the episode.

We skip forward to the video call one month later… and Oak and Garrett are still together and absolutely adorable! This episode left me with a great big smile on my face, my hopelessly romantic heart bursting with all the feels, and reminded me why I’ve kept watching this show over the last several years.

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