Izzy Zapata Biography
Izzy Zapata is an American reality television personality. He recently gained fame after being set to feature on the 5th Season of Love Is Blind. Izzy quickly became the top choice for three different women: Lydia, Johnie, and Stacy.
While this put him in a great position at first, it made things extremely tense when he finally had to choose the person he wanted to propose to. Should he challenge himself with a more serious and deep emotional connection, or trust the fun and humor-filled bond he created with someone closer to his natural personality? That’s something viewers will discover as new episodes drop, but while you wait, here’s all the tea on Izzy’s real life outside the pods.
Izzy Zapata Age
Zapata is said to have been born in 1994 in the United States. He is 31 years old as of 2023. However, his exact date of birth as well as her place of birth are currently unavailable and will soon be updated.
Izzy Zapata Height and Weight
Izzy measures an average standing height of 5 feet 3 inches tall. However, his weight as well as his other body measurements are currently under review and will soon be updated.
Izzy Zapata Family, Parents, and Siblings
Izzy is the loving son of Reyna Zapata, her mother and Smiley Zapata, her father. She was born in a very conservative and religious household. Moreover, he revealed that his entire family was Jehovah’s Witnesses. He also has a sister named Cilicia Marie (Ramiro Jr) Robledo.
Izzy wasn’t allowed to attend class parties for holidays like Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day when he was in elementary school. Either they would have to pick him up from school early or he would have to watch the movie alone in the classroom. He also clearly remembered Easter that his neighbors welcomed him to their house for an egg hunt.
“They were so sweet. They gave me a bag. And I’m there like on an Easter egg hunt and, like, my dad, I just see him outside the fence,” Izzy explained. “And I remember him being so furious. It’s like he pulled me out, and he never liked to teach me why.”
Izzy stated that he is no longer a Jehovah’s Witness and mentioned that he bought his first Christmas tree in 2018. He expressed his hatred for his time as a Jehovah’s Witness saying, “I f—–hated it.” He added that he was looking forward to falling in love so he could meet their family and participate in their holiday customs.
“It’s like I’m venting, and I’m talking [my cousin] and like out of nowhere it just kind of stopped me. He’s like ‘You know that’s not your real dad?’ And I was like what? And I lost my s–t.”
“I remember crying my eyes out and feeling so lost.”
Izzy didn’t give any more details, but in a later conversation with Johnie, he revealed that he was raised by his mother and aunt and that he finally met his biological father.
Meet Reyna Zapata, mother of Izzy Zapata
Izzy Zapata’s mother’s name is Reyna Zapata AKA Reyna Blanco. Born in March 1970, Reyna is 53 years old.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day 2021, Izzy wished Reyna: “Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie. Thank you for shaping me into the man I am today. You are the most selfless and caring person I know. I love and cherish every sweet moment with you. I love you.”
Meet Smiley Zapata, father of Izzy Zapata
Ismael “Smiley” Zapata is believed to be the biological father of Izzy Zapata. Smiley is the son of Jesus Zapata and the late Maria “Mary Lou” Zapata.
On July 12, 1975, Smiley, a Jehovah’s Witness, was baptized. He obediently served in the Northwest congregation, where he belonged, with his loved ones. Elisa was his only granddaughter Elisa Marie Robledo and he adored her very much. He loved spending time with his family and barbecuing.
Smiley had a profound impact on many people’s lives because he was a very kind person who always made sure that everyone had what they needed. Ismael was a beloved friend to many people and will be sadly missed by us all.
Smiley was preceded in death by his mother, Maria “Mary Lou” Zapata; wife, Elisa Ortiz Zapata; nephew, William “Billy” Gonzalez Jr.
Izzy Zapata Dating, Husband, and Children
Zapata has been involved in a romantic relationship. He was previously engaged before looking for love in the pods. This prompted pod partner Johnie Maraist to share that she, too, had been in a serious relationship before — a marriage, in fact. “If me and you can potentially get married, you’re not gonna hold anything back from me, and I’m not gonna hold anything back from you,” Izzy said, assuaging any doubts.
Izzy’s past relationship doesn’t seem to be represented on his social media accounts — but he has made it clear he’s a dog dad.
Because of Izzy’s familiar last name, you might think Izzy is related to another Love Is Blind contestant: Season 2’s Mallory Zapata. However, there’s no indication that the two are related, and Mallory doesn’t seem to follow Izzy on Instagram. (Izzy does follow Mallory… but he also follows a lot of other Love Is Blind alums, too.) It’s most likely just another coincidence, à la Matt and Cole Barnett from Season 1 and Season 3, respectively.
Izzy Zapata Education
Details pertaining to his educational background are currently unavailable. This information is currently under review and will soon be updated.
Izzy Zapata Career
Izzy began a job in insurance sales prior to filming Love Is Blind. He was previously in business sales before that.
Izzy Zapata Love Is Blind
Singles try to find a match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction. Zapata is set to feature in season 5 of the series.
Izzy Zapata Net Worth
Izzy has made a great fortune from his insurance sales career and has accumulated great wealth from it as well. As such, she has an estimated net worth ranging between $100k to $1 million.
Izzy Zapata Instagram
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