In an unique interview with Us Weekly, the 36-year-old admitted that she was hesitant to get again on the relationship scene after participating in the Netflix reality show, which requires its contestants to go on literal blind dates in hopes of discovering real love.
“After the present wrapped, I didn’t date for fairly some time simply because it was a very traumatic experience,” the Healthy Crunch spokesperson informed Us whereas selling the Canadian-based snack meals model.
Season 1 of Love Is Blind was filmed in late 2018 earlier than airing in February 2020 and ended with Batten leaving her then-fiancé Mark Cuevas on the altar, which solely added to her reluctance to begin a brand new romance.
“Greater than something, I used to be simply attempting to duck and canopy, and fly under the radar,” she admitted to Us.
Amid all of the drama, although, McGrath, 35, “discovered me so it was form of good,” the truth persona stated, earlier than including that her relationship with the foot-and-ankle surgeon was “actually a pleasant distraction from all the opposite issues that had been occurring so publicly.”
The California-based pair began relationship in March 2020 proper earlier than the Los Angeles space went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. After sliding into her DMs, the 2 met up in L.A. one evening after which went out for a motorbike trip collectively the subsequent morning.
“We ended up going like 20 miles or so — and the remaining was historical past,” she stated. “We’ve spoken on daily basis since then. That was March 14th, 2020.”
The couple bought engaged in September after a couple of yr of relationship. Shortly after, Cuevas, 27, introduced that he and his fiancé, Aubrey Rainey, had been expecting their second child collectively — which didn’t go unnoticed by his ex.
“Each time I've any sort of reports, it’s like he’s out there in the media one-upping me,” Batten informed Us. “I don’t assume he’s doing that on function, it simply occurs to be the case [but] it’s form of humorous.”
The previous Atlanta resident admitted that McGrath’s proposal was a “total surprise” to her as a result of each time she tried to broach the subject of marriage “he by no means actually needed to debate it,” she stated. “So I believed we had been fairly a methods from getting engaged.”
McGrath, in the meantime, informed Us in October that he knew Batten was “The One” after watching how properly she bought alongside together with his two youngsters from a earlier marriage, Poppy, 6, and Ethan, 5.
“Simply seeing her with the children simply felt like household,” he stated on the time. “[It] simply was pure. That was the most important factor.”
Batten has loved changing into a stepmom a lot that she and her fiancé are already speaking about increasing their household. “We would like it to have extra youngsters, for positive,” she informed Us. “I’ve bought some eggs within the financial institution, so hopefully we’ll be capable of do this.”
Reporting by Christina Garibaldi