- Netflix released the final episode of Love Is Blind, and fans finally got to see which couples tied the knot.
- A reunion episode follows on Netflix's YouTube channel later this week, and will reveal which couples have stayed together since the show ended.
- Beware: major spoilers for Love Is Blind are ahead. Proceed with caution!
New reality TV show Love Is Blind has taken the world by storm.
If you've not seen it, the premise is this: Single people enter into specially-made "pods" which allow them to talk to prospective love interests, but never see what they look like. After dating in the "pods" for a few days, the couples who have found love must propose, and then they get to finally meet in real life. And the plot twist is, they must walk down the aisle in less than eight weeks.
One of the most unforgettable couples in Season 1 was Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas. While Jessica flip-flopped between Mark and Matt Barnett while in the "pods," she quickly flipped back to Mark when Barnett revealed his intention to propose to someone else. While Mark was clearly besotted with Jessica throughout, she never seemed as sure as he did, especially as there was a ten year age gap between them.
Despite their differences, Jessica and Mark dated through the season, and even made it to the altar in the finale. However, Jessica turned Mark down, and walked away from her wedding. But has the couple rekindled their relationship since the show ended?
In an interview with Esquire, Mark revealed, "We haven't talked, I haven't seen her since the wedding day. It's been radio silence and it is what it is. She has to live her life and move on and whatever it takes to do that, whatever works for her works for her and same for me. We both had to go live our lives."
He also told TMZ, "I've got nothing but love for her, because I became a better man post-this entire experience."
Meanwhile, Jessica told USA Today, "I’m actually dating around, but nothing serious. I didn’t date for a long time, after the show, but I recently started up again. It’s been really great. I’m actually in L.A. now. So it’s been a nice change from Atlanta. Atlanta is a tough place to date..."
As for the couple's heartbreaking wedding day, Jessica explained, "I did apologize to him, and I apologized to his mom."
Jessica and Mark came face-to-face at the Love Is Blind reunion special, along with the rest of the cast, which was filmed over a year after the season was shot. The former couple confirmed that they're both single now, with Jessica revealing that she just started dating again. She also apologized again to Mark for hurting him. "It was really rough for me when I realized that things weren't going the way that I hoped that they would," she said at one point.
Meanwhile, Mark kept a positive outlook on the experience, despite the heartbreak. "No matter happened and what went down, I've become a better man," he said. He also told Jessica, "I couldn't be more thankful to go through it with someone like you."
Sadly, this is one match that didn't quite work out, but it's probably for the best.
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