'Love Is Blind' star Jackie says Netflix wouldn't permit her and boyfriend Josh to attend the reunion as a result of 'dying threats'

  • Jackie stated she did not attend the “Love Is Blind” reunion as a result of she and Josh bought “dying threats.” 
  • In an Instagram story, she stated she “fought” to go however Netflix wished to maintain them “secure.”
  • Jackie is on the middle of controversy on-line due to alleged leaked texts disparaging Marshall.

“Love Is Blind” star Jackie Bonds addressed viewers who questioned why she and her fellow castmate and boyfriend Josh Demas did not attend the season 4 reunion, which aired Sunday. In response to Jackie, it was due to “dying threats.”

“Me & Josh didn’t attend the ‘stay reunion’ as a result of dying threats being despatched to us and Netflix,” she wrote in an Instagram story, as reported by ET Canada. “Netflix determined to maintain us secure & have us do this one-on-one with Vanessa. We fought & fought to be there & they stated it was higher to guard us and them. So be it.”

A consultant for “Love Is Blind” at Netflix did not instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

Marshall Glaze and Jackie Bonds on "Love is Blind"

Marshall and Jackie on “Love Is Blind.”


Jackie and Josh had been concerned in one of many largest controversies of the season when she broke up along with her then-fiancé Marshall Glaze, who she grew to become engaged to through the pods stage of the experiment, and commenced courting Josh quickly after.

Throughout their engagement, a number of scenes confirmed Jackie and Marshall clashing, with Jackie insinuating that Marshall wasn’t as masculine as she’d like him to be. Disparaging textual content messages about Marshall purportedly despatched by Jackie to her mates later leaked on-line whereas the season was airing.

Within the texts, the sender who’s recognized as Jackie says that Marshall offers her “vibes,” used to “twerk on the mattress,” and might generally be “candy.” Some have interpreted these as homophobic feedback questioning Marshall’s sexuality. It doesn’t matter what the texts meant, precisely, they had been imply to say a couple of accomplice or an ex, and have become public across the time that separate leaked video revealed that Josh and Jackie had been courting post-show. 

The entire scenario sparked backlash on-line and could be the purpose why Jackie, Josh, and Netflix acquired the alleged dying threats that Jackie referred to in her Instagram story.

As an alternative of attending the reunion with the opposite season 4 forged members, the couple, who’ve now been courting for a couple of yr, did a pretaped interview with cohost Vanessa Lachey that aired as a part of the reunion particular. In the course of the interview, Jackie informed Lachey that she broke up with Marshall earlier than she started courting Josh, regardless of modifying making it look as if she’d met up with Josh earlier than breaking apart with Marshall. Josh and Jackie additionally talked about their pets and if that they had any plans to marry sooner or later within the pre-taped reunion phase.

However as many viewers pointed out, Lachey failed to ask Jackie concerning the authenticity of the leaked textual content messages, or maintain her accountable for the issues she stated to Marshall throughout their relationship. Lachey did, nonetheless, ask Marshall to clarify the “derogatory” comment Jackie alleged he’d made in opposition to her throughout an argument that did not air. Marshall did admit that he joked about Jackie trying like she “might’ve been a person,” however denied utilizing any derogatory time period.

“Love Is Blind” season 4 is at present streaming on Netflix.

Originally posted 2023-04-19 03:08:33.