Netflix’s Love Is Blind star Jessica Batten announced on Instagram that she has a new man in her life.
The reality star posted two photos of her and her new boyfriend, Dr. Benjamin McGrath, on Saturday, July 4. In the first photo, the couple cuddled together while they were outside. Batten wore a red and white over-the-shoulder top and had her blond hair styled in loose waves. The 34-year-old beamed for the camera as she appeared not to wear any makeup. McGrath was alongside her, wearing a gray buttoned-down top.
In the second photo, the couple was photographed enjoying a boat ride in the sun. Batten smiled while she was wearing a red, white and blue sweatshirt that read “USA.” She also added light denim shorts and black sunglasses to the look. McGrath had his arms wrapped around his girlfriend and wore a dark brown shirt and dark blue shorts. He also added blue shades to his attire.
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Happy Fourth! ???????? ???????? 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! For those who have asked, this is why I would do it all over again ☀️ ???? Can't wait to share some of our adventures.. #followyourheart #happyfourth #244
Batten captioned the photo by wishing all of her 613,000 Instagram followers a happy Fourth of July. She also shared that she’s completely happy with her new beau and planned to show off more moments of their time together on social media. The adorable post earned more than 60,000 likes shortly after publishing. It also received more than 1,000 comments.
“Is he 34 or 24?” one fan joked, to which Batten confirmed that the doctor is 34 years old.
“Wow, I’m so happy for you!!!! Love you!” another follower shared.
“Aww! Love this! Congratulations and blessings! You deserve all of the happiness!” a third fan exclaimed.
“Omfg I’m so happy for you,” a fourth follower cheered.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Batten also posted more about her new boyfriend in her Instagram Stories. She shared a video of the couple as they rode their bikes at the beach. In the caption of the story, Batten said bike riding is one of the couple’s favorite activities and is exactly how she met her new leading man. They finished their outing with a ride to a McDonald’s drive-thru, which Batten said would be the couple’s official Fourth of July tradition.
The Chicago native’s happy news comes after she recently gave an update on her dating life. The Inquisitr previously shared that Batten described her dating life as the best it’s been in a long time. She credited moving from Atlanta to California as the reason for the improvement. As fans of Love Is Blind will know, Batten was engaged to fellow star Mark Cuevas before leaving him at the altar in the show’s season finale.