Love Is Blind season 3 star Bartise Bowden felt embarrassed about his actions toward Nancy Rodriguez as he watched the show unfold.
According to Netflix’s Love Is Blind star Bartise Bowden, he doesn’t have any regrets about his time on the show, but he does have a bit of embarrassment watching it all play out on TV. Bartise is a contestant on season 3 of Netflix’s hit dating show and has received some backlash on social media about how he has behaved towards the woman who ended up becoming his fiancée on the show, Nancy Rodriguez.
In an interview with People, Bartise said, “I love my journey with Nancy because… I like that journey because I’m able to learn from it and grow from it.” Bartise admits that he is “embarrassed” and “ashamed” of the behavior that led him to blow up and receive a lot of hate from viewers of the show. His actions included telling Nancy that he was not physically attracted to her and admitting his attraction to fellow cast member Raven Ross was stronger. Raven and Bartise had a bit of a connection in the pods as well before he proposed to Nancy prompting them to get out of the pods and start their tumultuous journey.
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Bartise said that he “learned that I need to be more sensitive to my partner’s emotions and not speak my mind to the fullest at all times.” While some fans were taken aback by his comments on how Nancy looked physically, he admits now that he can see how they would be hurtful. Bartise and Nancy were one of only five couples who got engaged in the pods out of the 30 contestants on the show.
On his TikTok account, Bartise did make a video addressing the backlash he had received over his relationship and his poor treatment of his fiancée. In response to people saying what episode they were on in the show, he said, “Kudos to you for making it that far. I don’t know why you just didn’t fast-forward my parts, or cute that s— off cause what a mess I made.” While previous seasons of the show have also had contestants question their physical attraction to their partners after the proposal and coming out of the pod, it seems that Bartise has had the most brutal approach to his honesty.
For a lot of fans, it is important he acknowledged that his words toward Nancy were harmful, and it is to be determined whether he is saying that because they were broadcasted to millions on Netflix’s Love Is Blind or if he truly means it. However, he did tell People that he doesn’t regret any of his actions on the show. As the show has come out, everyone has made their judgments, but only Bartise and Nancy can decide what is truly right for themselves at the end of the day.
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Source: People, @bartiseb/TikTok