Love Is Blind’s Jessica Batten, Benjamin McGrath Are Married: Details

Jessica Batten and Benjamin McGrath.
Courtesy of Jessica Batten/Instagram

Married bliss! One 12 months after Jessica Batten and Benjamin McGrath celebrated their engagement, the twosome secretly obtained married.

“Mr. & Mrs.,” the Love Is Blind alum, 36, captioned a Friday, September 16, Instagram submit of their marriage ceremony pictures, revealing they tied the knot on August 24.

Whereas Batten and the 35-year-old foot-and-ankle surgeon had deliberate for a grand marriage ceremony ceremony, COVID-19 postponements and bodily distance from their family members quickly sophisticated issues.

'Love Is Blind' Alum Jessica Batten Marries Fiance Benjamin McGrath After 1-Year Engagement

Benjamin McGrath and Jessica Batten.
Courtesy of Jessica Batten/Instagram

“Amidst COVID and with household well being and logistics with journey, we discovered ourselves between a rock and a tough place in making an attempt to plan the marriage in 2022,” the pair advised Brides journal on Friday. “We tried to make all of it work. We thought-about pushing out our date or transferring the situation to Chicago. In the end, we determined that we would have liked extra time to tug off the huge celebration that we thought was worthy for our household and mates.”

They added: “Contemplating the timing we’re on the lookout for by way of household planning, we got here to the conclusion that we might elope in 2022 and make massive plans for a celebration down the street.”

Batten and McGrath — who shares daughter Poppy, 6, and son Ethan, 5, with a former accomplice — wed on the Santa Barbara Courthouse final month with simply two {couples} as witnesses.

“[It’s] a basic landmark in our favourite metropolis; town the place we fell in love,” Batten, who wore a Reem Acra robe, advised the journal. “As we began to plan our elopement, the courthouse turned an apparent selection. … On the day of the marriage, our planners discovered a non-public nook within the courtyard, utterly surrounded by palm bushes – the proper website to share our vows.”

After courting for one 12 months, McGrath proposed to the fact TV alum in September 2021.

“It was an entire shock, she had no thought,” he completely advised Us Weekly one month later. “Someday, I used to be simply, like, ‘I’m going to do it, we gotta make this occur.’ … We’d by no means talked a couple of ring or something like that, so I sort of deliberate it round her dad coming into city, with him sort of facilitating the shock. And it turned out fairly good, I believe we obtained her fairly good.”

The Netflix character admittedly felt utterly “overwhelmed” seeing her beau down on one knee.

“It took me a minute, however I recited a line from Fits,” she recalled to Us in October 2021. “After we have been [doing] long-distance, we have been watching Fits, and we might simply be on FaceTime and set the telephone there and we’d simply be watching collectively. So as an alternative of claiming sure, I stated, ‘Do I’ve a mind in my head? Do I’ve a coronary heart in my chest?’ And he appreciated that. Then, he forgot to place the ring on, so I reminded him, ‘You must put the ring on now.’”

Batten — who plans to have fun her nuptials with a big get together subsequent 12 months — beforehand accepted a proposal from Mark Cuevas throughout season 1 of Love Is Blind. After a tumultuous journey, and considerations about their age hole, Batten referred to as off their engagement throughout their finale marriage ceremony ceremony. Cuevas, for his half, married Aubrey Rainey earlier this month.

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