The viewers of Netflix's recent romantic hit series, Love Is Blind literally rated Jessica Batten as the villain of the show for sharing wine with her dog and calling another man hot in front of her own fiance. But, what everyone else failed to realize is that Batten is not as bad as she seemed to be and that she was just a character of a reality show.
In her mid-thirties, as of 2020, Jessica Batten instantly rose to fame after Netflix aired their new dating reality show, Love Is Blind in February. Batten signed up for the show in order to find her soulmate. But, what was her journey like? Was Jessica able to find the man she was looking for?
Jessica Batten Love Is Blind Journey
The Illinois native Jessica Batten, among one of the contestants alongside Damian Powers, Giannina Gibelli, Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton, fell in love with fellow contestant Matt Bernett she met inside the pod on Love Is Blind, the kind of a reality show where hopeless romantic falls in love with people through communication only. The contestants (also Kelly Chase, Kenny Barnes, Carlton Morton, Diamond Jack are also not allowed to see each other faces until they find their compatible partner and become engaged.
In the case of Batten, she was tangled up in love triangle with the fellow participant, Mark Cuevas who eventually later became his fiance. Batten had mixed feelings between these two fine men. But, Jessica was bold enough when she honestly came forward to speak the truth that she didn't love Mark.
Poor Jessica, after breaking Mark's heart, she was as well as only a moment away from having her own heartbroken when Matt confessed he liked fellow contestant Amber Pike. Lucky for Jessica, Mark forgave and accepted her. But, the drama was only about to begin.
Did Jessica Play With Mark Feelings?
The whole ten episodes showcased Jessica Batten assuring that she liked Mark despite their age difference of ten years. But, actions speak louder than words. Jessica gets drunk and tries to flirt with Matt at the party, compliments Matt and calls him sexy whilst she is literally on the same bed with Mark.
Jessica even insisted Mark was a red flag for being too emotionally available. Not to mention, she even called Mark, a fitness trainer who literally stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, short. We mean, Batten doesn't even stand at the height of 5 feet 5 inches. Clearly, she wasn't in love with Mark and shouldn't have done him dirty.
Three months later, Jessica turned down the marriage vows when the officiator asks her if she would marry Mark leaving him standing at the altar with a sad face. Fans became furious with the final episode, of course. But, what fans also failed to realize is the fact that Jessica did the right thing. Marriage is no joke. Imagined, if she has said 'Yes' just for the sake of the show to prove love is blind. It would have destroyed both of their lives.
Additionally, Jessica apologized to Mark and his mother and didn't date any man for a long time. She has moved on though and has been seeing men. But, Jessica claims it's not serious.
Meanwhile, reports also claim that Jessica who already made it obvious that he preferred men a year or five years older than her, wanted to leave the show after Matt rejected her. However, she needed to pay a price of $500,000 to Netflix in order to go home. Thus, she decided to stay.
Jessica Batten Earnings; Net Worth, LinkedIn Profile
Jessica Batten who originally hails from Rock Falls in Illinois is a regional manager and was involved at Box's IBM Alliance Sales Manager since February 2019. However, it's not certain if she is still working there considering the fact that she is mostly based in Los Angeles today.
Apart from her job at Box, it's also believed she also worked for the Box in the Greater Atlanta Area from October 2016 to February 2019, according to a Jessica Batten LinkedIn profile which is yet to be verified if the account belongs to the same Jessica from Love Is Blind.
Batten can be assumed to have made an earning of more than $100,000 to date, as a manager. Jessica, however, wasn't paid any buck by Netflix for her participation on the dating reality show.
Quick Facts Of Jessica Batten
- Mommy to a golden retriever named Payton.
- Jessica has a little brother who is five years younger than her.
- Fan of Chicago Sports Fan.
- Currently based in Atlanta Georgia.
- Christian by religion.
- Jessica and Kelly Chase were friends for ten years before Love Is Blind.
Jessica Batten Affairs
First Affair with Mark Cuevas
Mark Cuevas who is better known for his appearance on Love Is Blind was engaged to Jessica Batten.