Jessica Batten of ‘Love is Blind’ Gets Engaged to Boyfriend

Wedding bells are in retailer for a contestant of the Netflix actuality collection “Love Is Blind.”

Jessica Batten shared information of her engagement to Dr. Ben McGrath on Instagram. “Best day of my life 💍,” she captioned the publish, which included unique photographs from People of the proposal and a closeup of Batten’s engagement ring.

“I do not suppose it has fairly sunk in, however I’m positively floating someplace on cloud 9,” Batten, 34, advised People. McGrath, Batten’s fiance, proposed in a winery.

“I walked down into the winery, and one of many aisles of grapes had rose petals all the way in which all the way down to this beautiful arch with roses throughout it. Ben was standing there, and I just about knew at that time what was taking place. So I simply began getting overwhelmed with emotion. When I walked down, the very first thing he stated was, ‘I need you to recollect this second for the remainder of your life,” Batten stated.

Batten’s ‘Love Is Blind’ Journey

On “Love Is Blind,” Batten was engaged to fellow contestant Mark Cuevas. The couple made it to the altar, the place Batten realized that she couldn’t undergo with the marriage. Cuevas is now additionally engaged and has a son together with his fiance, Aubrey.

One of the sources of stress between the pair on the show was their age distinction. Cuevas is 27 and Batten is 34. Batten’s fiance McGrath is one yr her senior.

Before Cuevas proposed to Batten with out ever laying eyes on her, Batten made one other connection on the so-called “pods” of “Love Is Blind.” Matt Barnett made a number of robust connections on the show, certainly one of them with Batten. However, he ended up proposing to Amber Pike as an alternative of Batten.

Batten’s Beef With the Barnetts

On “Love Is Blind,” Batten had her doubts about Barnett’s relationship with Pike being the actual deal. When the engaged {couples} have been all hanging out throughout one episode of the show, Batten advised Barnett that she had issues about him marrying Pike. This triggered a rift between Pike and Batten that has by no means been resolved.

In the “Love Is Blind: After the Altar” Netflix reunion, Batten tried to make amends with the Barnetts. She handed Matt a marriage reward, however he wouldn’t take it from her or acknowledge her. He expressed that his spouse wasn’t permitting him to talk to her and walked away. Batten broke into tears.

Batten’s ex-fiance, Cuevas, didn’t seem on the reunion.

Will Batten Share Her Big News With Her ‘Love Is Blind’ Co-Stars?

People requested Batten if she’ll be sharing the information of her engagement with any of her “Love Is Blind” co-stars.

“I’ll most likely attain out to Gigi (Gibelli), Diamond (Jack), and Kelly (Chase) and allow them to know,” Batten advised the outlet. “But up to now we’re nonetheless on household. We each have fairly huge households and numerous shut mates. But yeah, I believe I’ll positively let these three know, in addition to Kenny (Barnes),” she added.

The co-stars that Batten talked about have been additionally the individuals she interacted with probably the most within the”Love Is Blind” reunion.

How Did Batten Meet Her Fiance?

According to Bustle, Batten met her dreamy physician fiance whereas driving bikes the day earlier than California went into lockdown for COVID-19 in March 2020.

According to his Instagram bio, Mcgrath is a foot and ankle doctor and surgeon. He additionally has a daughter, whom he typically shares photographs of on Instagram.


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