Love Is Blind’s Jessica Batten Reveals She Has a New Boyfriend
Claire Miles - July 11, 2020

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

Love Is Blind star Jessica Batten has a new boyfriend! If you remember from the show, things didn’t work out for her in the love department while on the Netflix reality show. She ultimately turned down her engagement to Mark Cuevas. But now Jessica has introduced her followers to her new boyfriend over the Fourth of July weekend. “Happy Fourth! ???????? ????????,” Batten wrote on Instagram, alongside two photos of herself and Benjamin McGrath, a California-based ankle and foot surgeon, who is also a father of two. “Freedom isn’t free. I’m thankful to be able to follow my heart and choose my own happiness. I hope you all do the same!” she continued. “For those who have asked, this is why I would do it all over again ☀️ ???? Can’t wait to share some of our adventures.”

Batten shared a few Instagram Story videos of the couple riding bikes together on the beach. “Favorite thing to do together. Also it’s how we met!” she added. A follower asked in the comments section how long the pair have been together and Batten replied, “4 months and its flown. We’ve been hiding out during quarantine hahaha!” Just recently, Lauren “LC” Chamblin, another cast member, called it quits with Mark Cuevas, Lauren’s ex.

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Chamblin revealed on Reddit last month that she has been dating Cuevas since early May, but ended things after a user on the website claimed that Cuevas was seeing someone else in a post titled, “My close friend’s co-worker is dating Mark!!” “This is awkward because I live in Atlanta and I’ve been dating mark since the beginning of May,” Chamblin commented. “But I definitely just broke it off with mark so I really do appreciate you posting this and saving me the energy on dating another liar.”