Jessica Batten may not have been the most popular Love Is Blind castmate, but doesn’t she deserve a happily ever after too? It seems like she’s finally found that.
Fans watched Jessica crash and burn during the Netflix show’s first season. And things didn’t get much better at the reunion special either. After trying to make amends with her costar Matt Barnett, he refused her peace offering. And at some point, Barnett and his wife Amber even blocked Jessica on social media.
“It was definitely difficult to see a lot of it played back, but I have to say that I’m really proud of myself for coming full circle and having the courage to walk in there,” Jessica recently told ET after the reunion special aired. “It was a big decision for me to go back on the show.”
“I really had to rely on myself and a lot of strong people around me,” she went on to say. “I thought I owed it to everyone to walk back in there and kind of speak my peace.”
But now, that’s behind her. Jessica Batten is now happily engaged and looking forward to the next chapter of her life.
Jessica Batten eagerly says “yes” to her boyfriend, who happens to be a doctor
We knew Jessica was in a committed relationship with Dr. Benjamin McGrath in July of 2020. And as of September 10, 2021, they’re ready to say “I do.”
“I don’t think it has quite sunk in, but I’m definitely floating somewhere on cloud nine,” the reality star told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “It’s been really, really exciting!”
The happy couple got engaged at the Akash Winery in Temecula, California. And according to Jessica, it was one of the most magical days of her life.
“I was totally overwhelmed,” she told PEOPLE. “The best part was — and I had planned this for whatever he asked me — I recited this line from Suits because we had watched eight or nine seasons together when we were long distance: ‘Do I have brains in my head? Do I have a heart in my chest?’ So that’s what I said instead of ‘yes.’ We were both crying!”
Jessica may not be on the best terms with Barnett and Amber, but she does plan on calling some of her former Love Is Blind costars.
“I’ll probably reach out to Gigi [Gibelli], Diamond [Jack] and Kelly [Chase] and let them know,” she added. “But so far we’re still on family. We both have pretty big families and a lot of close friends. But yeah, I think I’ll definitely let those three know, as well as Kenny [Barnes].”
Are you happy for Jessica Batten? Be sure to follow her on Instagram to keep up with the wedding planning. It’s definitely going to be exciting!