Love Is Blind fans had been eagerly awaiting the bombshell reunion episode, which sees the cast get back together to reflect on the dramatic weddings.
During this year’s reunion, which aired alongside the final episode on Wednesday, Nancy Rodriguez shockingly accused Bartise Bowden of going on a date just days after their wedding.
The couple had been through their ups and downs on the Netflix show, with fans calling for Nancy, 31, to leave Bartise, 25, as he undermined her looks.
Accusation: Nancy Rodriguez shockingly accused Bartise Bowden of going on a date just days after their wedding
The pair then made it to their wedding day after spending a matter of weeks living together, only for Bartise to leave Nancy at the altar after she said ‘I do’ and he said ‘I don’t’ in the bombshell ultimatum.
After separating at the altar, Nancy’s family shared their disapproval at Bartise’s decision and Nancy made it clear she did not wish to pursue things further with him.
In the much-anticipated reunion, things took another dramatic turn as Nancy and other cast members all accused Bartise of going on a date mere days after the wedding.
Nancy claimed she had seen photographs and videos of Bartise with a ‘tall blonde’ on social media, but her ex-fiancé said he didn’t want to talk about his ‘sex life’, before seeming to hint that he had dated the girl in question.
Controversial: The couple had been through their ups and downs on the Netflix show, with fans calling for Nancy, 31, to leave Bartise, 25, as he undermined her looks
Alexa Alfia, who married Brennon Lemieux in the series finale, kicked off the row as she said: ‘The next day, after the wedding, he had a girl.’
To which Bartise insisted, ‘it was not the next day,’ implying he was aware of the incident she was referring to.
Nancy then said, ‘you had someone,’ to which Raven Ross agreed, adding: ‘You were on a boat the next day.’
Nancy went on to accuse Bartise of dating a ‘tall blonde’ mere days after their split, saying she had seen footage of her ‘all over him’ and sitting on his lap.
The upset speech pathologist continued: ‘He had a tall blonde by his side, I saw some things on social media and I was like OK.
Upsetting: The pair then made it to their wedding day after spending a matter of weeks living together, only for Bartise to leave Nancy at the altar after she said ‘I do’ and he said ‘I don’t’ in the bombshell ultimatum
‘It was someone posting a video of the scene and then you caught Bartise and this tall blonde next to him and then that same tall blonde over the weekend.
‘I don’t know if it was a Saturday and Sunday situation, [Bartise] can clarify – on his lap, all over him. To me, again, it goes back to like “the f**k’ you know?”‘
Defending himself, Bartise then said that although there was a girl with him on the night in question, nothing happened between them until much later, seeming to hint the pair had begun dating.
However, he said it was how he had chosen to ‘cope’ with his heartbreak and fumed that he didn’t want to talk about his ‘sex life’ with his fellow cast members.
He said: ‘Yes, there was a blonde girl with me. That night, nothing happened, I mean yes, something eventually happened on July 4th, on a boat party, OK?
Defence: Defending himself, Bartise then said that although there was a girl with him on the night in question, nothing happened between them until much later, seeming to hint the pair had begun dating
‘And there was a lot of drinking and a lot of coping I was doing, and if I don’t cope the right way, to be honest, I don’t think my sex life is anyone’s business here, especially after how we decided to cut ties.
‘The timing of it, I can see being wrong, and I’m sorry for that. But I don’t feel comfortable talking about my sex life with everybody here.’
But Nancy was quick to hit back, saying: ‘Who brought up sex?’
Bartise added: ‘You guys are like leading into it, so you have a problem with me at a club standing next to a girl?’
To which Nancy added: ‘It’s just hurtful.’
Alexa then insisted that they were not interested in his ‘sex life’ but instead described his behaviour towards Nancy as ‘f**ked up’.
Angry: However, he said it was how he had chosen to ‘cope’ with his heartbreak and fumed that he didn’t want to talk about his ‘sex life’ with his fellow cast members
She said: ‘It’s not about the girl, like you’re gonna be with a girl three days after? If you really love someone, I just can’t imagine. I can’t judge you I guess for how you cope with something but it’s just f**ked up.’
Bringing the conversation to a close, host Nick Lachey then said to Bartise: ‘I think what they are referring to is the timing of it. Just it happening so quickly on the heels of this incredibly emotional moment at the altar with Nancy.’
The awkward tension came after Nancy and Bartise went their separate ways after Bartise said ‘I do not’ at the wedding during the bombshell ultimatums.
Bartise decided to propose to Nancy before ever meeting her in the pods, however it seemed the real life pressures proved too much as he didn’t go through with the wedding.
Nancy had said ‘I do’ at their nuptials, however Bartise did not give the same answer, leading to Nancy walking out of the venue in floods of tears.
The wedding took a dramatic turn as Nancy and Bartise gathered outside the venue to speak about the turn of events, much to the disapproval of Nancy’s fuming family.
Sad: Bartise decided to propose to Nancy before ever meeting her in the pods, however it seemed the real life pressures proved too much as he didn’t go through with the wedding
Explaining his decision to Nancy, Bartise said: ‘We are best friends, it all works, but there is no way I can. What I’ve gone through in the real world, with you and your family, there’s no way for me in my head that it makes sense to get up there and say yes.’
As Bartise apologised to his partner, Nancy’s mother Erendira stormed over to interrupt them, with Bartise saying he would talk to her later as an upset Nancy urged her to walk away.
Her tearful mother told Nancy: ‘I’m not going to go away. I know you put 100 per cent into this, but this man, he is not ready for you! He’s not ready for who you are!’
In bombshell scenes, Nancy’s mother and younger brother were then seen shouting at Bartise in a tense confrontation as they both became overwhelmed with emotion.
Nancy’s brother Steve was seen getting emotional and saying he ‘wish he was wrong’ about Bartise, after he had expressed his disapproval when they both first met.
Erendira questioned Bartise on why he let Nancy arrive for their wedding if he knew he was going to say no, to which Bartise hit back with: ‘I didn’t know I was going to say no, I had no clue!’
Shock: Nancy had said ‘I do’ at their nuptials, however Bartise did not give the same answer, leading to Nancy walking out of the venue in floods of tears
Bartise then told a raging Steve that he didn’t owe him any answers before the couple separated from the family to speak alone.
Nancy then told Bartise that because he wasn’t willing to say ‘I do’, she didn’t want to pursue things further and they went their separate ways.
The shocking wedding came after fans called for Nancy to leave Bartise due to him continually undermining her looks.
They picked up on the fact that Bartise was finding various ways to subtly attack Nancy’s physical appearance despite the fact that she’s beautiful.
Bartise said that while the couple have an intense emotional connection, he is finding it hard to be intimate with Nancy, 31, due to the lack of physical connection.
After he met his other love interest from the pods Raven Ross, for the first time face-to-face, he couldn’t resist telling Nancy that physically she is the sort of girl he would go for.
Not cool! The shocking wedding came after fans called for Nancy to leave Bartise due to him continually undermining her looks
In episodes released on November 2, Bartise talked to his sister about his relationship with Nancy and while his sister called her ‘beautiful’ Bartise, he made subtle digs.
He said he sent pictures to his friends during the stage of the programme in which they were allowed their phones back and his pals were unimpressed with her.
And he also hinted his family weren’t too sure about her either, something that did not go unnoticed with viewers of the show.
They wrote: ‘I absolutely hate Bartise! and Nancy is stupid as hell! I know you’re 31 and desperation is taking over! But please! This man hates you and his friends think you’re ugly. Then to see the friends too! The audacity some men have. Kmft #LoveIsBlind.’
YOU WHAT! Viewers went wild over Bartise’s seeming put-downs about Nancy’s looks – despite him saying he does love her
‘I can’t believe I am STILL having to listen to Bartise talk about Nancy like she’s an ugly old hag.
‘Go find some stupid s**t for brains and leave this beautiful woman alone.’
‘Bartise sent pics of Nancy to the group chat and they said she was ugly this is the main reason he can’t get past her looks. Too concerned about the opinions of others #LoveIsBlind.’
‘Not Nancy looking like a whole Salma Hayek and Bartise making her feel ugly. #LoveIsBlind #LoveisBlindS3.’
Not happy: Nancy was very unimpressed with the way Bartise spoke to her and so were the viewers – and Nancy still agrees to marry him