“Love Is Blind‘s” Raven Ross picked a bad time to get a workout in. While Bartise Bowden was pouring his heart out to her about his parent’s divorce in the pods, she was doing jumping jacks, and Bowden could hear it. Hindsight may be 20/20 because now she realizes just how bad her timing was.
Raven Ross Realizes How Bad It Looked To Be Working Out While Bartise Bowden Is Being Vulnerable
The pilates instructor recently told PEOPLE that she owns up to what she did, but also said that editing is also questionable. “Editing is always a factor, but I’m going to own up to it: it was a horrible time to do jumping jacks,” Raven, 29, said. During the deep conversation in the pods, Bowden, 27, openly discussed the heartbreak he felt when his parents divorced. He also admitted that he’s never told anyone that before. And while he was pouring his heart out vulnerably, Ross could be heard doing jumping jacks.
Ross has dealt with some backlash and criticism about her insensitive workout during the serious conversation. “I totally take accountability for that. However, I was working out the whole time. Sometimes you got to stay active, keep yourself awake,” she said. “They are really trolling me, right? I think it’s funny, though. Keep the memes coming. Just stay out of my DMs about is.”
Raven Ross And Bartise Bowden Didn’t End Up Together
While the two had a connection while in the pods, they each ended up with someone else. Ross say yes to Sikiru “SK” Alagbada and Bowden proposed to Nancy Rodriguez after he ended it with Ross in the pods. Ross and Alagbada are in a different type of relationship than the other couples, not engaging in any romantic behavior. Bowden, after seeing Ross in person, admitted, even to Rodriguez, that he was physically attracted to her.
A recent Instagram post on Ross’s page, shows Ross and Alagbada working out together captioned, “soulmate or swole-mate? 🥰” One of her followers commented, “You’re actually the realest on the show for you falling in love took some time however the others all showed the ‘in love’ imagine and yet disrespected their partner on national tv.” Another commented, “I’m hoping soulmate! From what it looks like yall our opposites but yet have a clear understanding of each other. I can’t wait for the new episodes to be available.”
Season three of the Netflix reality series started off with 30 hopefuls from Dallas, Texas. In a trailer for the new season, Bowden, a senior analyst, said he sees himself as a jokester and said he’s looking for a partner who has a matching sense of humor. “She definitely has to be able to take my jokes cause I crack lot of jokes,” he said. “And I want her to be able to crack some back at me.”
As “Love Is Blind” season three continues, viewers will get to witness if the five couples will actually walk down the aisle to say “I do” or decide that love really isn’t blind and go their own separate ways. Episodes five through seven were released on Netflix today.