As we approach the big moment of “I do” or “I don’t” on the season 3 finale of the Netflix hit series “Love Is Blind,” one cast member admitted that he didn’t come across looking so great on the show. Bartise Bowden, 27, recently told PEOPLE that while he has no regrets about his time on the show, he felt embarrassed by some of the things he’s said.
Bartise Bowden Is Ashamed Of Some Of The Things He Said On “Love Is Blind”
“I love my journey with Nancy because, especially watching it back and watching myself, kind of feeling embarrassed to have watched myself say some of the stuff that I said and ashamed of myself,” he explained. “I like that journey because I’m able to learn from it and grow from it.”
On the show, Bowden is heard telling Nancy Rodriguez, 33, that he’s not physically attracted to her and feels there was more of a physical attraction with Raven Ross, who ended up getting engaged to SK Alagbada. Bowden and Ross had an initial connection in the pods but didn’t end up moving forward together.
Fans Of “Love Is Blind” Gave Their Thoughts On Social Media
Fans were obviously shocked by how Bowden was blatantly honest about the lack of physical attraction to Rodriguez and many of them took to social media to let him know. In one TikTok that Bowden shared, he addresses the fact that a fan commented about watching episodes five to seven. In the video he says, “I mean, kudos to you for making it that far. I don’t know why you didn’t just fast forward my parts of cut that sh– off cause what a mess I made.”
@bartiseb Replying to @giamyne ♬ original sound – bartiseb
Followers jumped into the comments to add their thoughts about the situation, and they didn’t hold back one bit on speaking their minds. One follower wrote, “Walking, talking, red flag. You know who knew it immediately? Raven lmaoooo.” Another added, “Friendly reminder to never let a man tell you twice he doesn’t want you!” One fan pointed out that maybe he went on the wrong show saying, “Went on ‘love is blind’ did not in fact believe ‘love is blind.'” And another follower chimed in with, “‘What a mess I made!’….No apology, no sense of remorse.”
It isn’t only on TikTok that Bowden is feeling the heat by fans. On some of his recent Instagram posts, he’s getting similar comments calling him out on his behavior on the show. Many of his Instagram followers are leaving comments saying “Nancy deserves better.”
Bowden realized after the fact how hurtful some of the things he told Rodriguez was and told PEOPLE, “I learned that I need to be more sensitive to my partner’s emotions and not speak my mind to the fullest at all times, which I put my foot in my mouth.”
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It’s Still Unknown To Viewers If They Both Say “I Do”
In the last episode currently released on Netflix, we see that Rodriguez says “I do” at the altar, but the show ends before Bowden has a chance to give his answer. The rest of their wedding ceremony will be featured on the show’s finale that will be released on Wednesday. There will also be a reunion episode to update viewers on what’s happened since the altar that will also be premiering on Wednesday.