Did 'Love is Blind' star Mark Cuevas just shade ex-fiancée Jessica Batten? Fans say 'she still sucks'
Batten disappointed and disrespected Cuevas too many times on the show. From treating him like a second option to leaving him stranded on the aisle, she's done it all
'Love is Blind' revolutionized the modern dating scene. Visual/physical attraction is not necessary but it definitely holds weightage in relationships and the show took that very element and spun it on its head. Without the liberty of knowing what a potential partner looks like, the contestants just had to rely on the energies from sitting across each other in pods separated by an opaque wall. The only way to take a look at each other was if they decided to ask the person sitting across from them for their hand in marriage and that's exactly what happened to a decent number of couples on this show. From pods to the aisle, it was one bumpy ride. However, there were casualties too. One of them was a then 20-something Mark Cuevas and the comparatively older Jessica Batten's relationship. The latter almost disrespected him on too many occasions on the show and it seems like the usually composed Cuevas is now throwing some shade back at her.
The show is nominated in two categories for the upcoming Emmy's: Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program and Outstanding Structured Reality Program. Basking in the glory of being a part of the show, Cuevas shared a photo of the cast members from the reunion episode with the caption, "Seriously can’t put into words how I feel to be part of such an amazing show. Learned so much during the process and couldn’t have been possible without all the amazing crew and cast. WE ARE NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!! #thankful."
He tagged everyone that was a part of the photograph but didn't acknowledge one. No brownie points for guessing who we are talking about. Batten disappointed him too many times on the show, she treated him like a second option and was about to dump him for Matt Barnett who is now happily married to Amber Pike who was also a part of the show. At one point in the show, Batten while still being engaged to Cuevas tried to talk to Barnett asking him if he's sure he has made the right pick and tried to plant doubts into his head. Barnett stuck to Pike and married her but Batten left Cuevas stranded at the aisle and became the runaway bride that America has continued to hate ever since.
Cuevas was not the only one who gave Batten the cold shoulder on his post. "Great photo if it were not for Ms. me, me, me covering my girl Lauren's beautiful face," wrote a fan referring to Batten whose hand blocked out fan-favorite Lauren Speed's visage. "Leave it to Jessica to block out someone's face in a photo," wrote another. Another fan wrote, "He didn’t tag Jessica lmao the shaaaaaade." Another comment read, "Jessica still sucks! Congratulations."