Love Is Blind’s Nancy Rodriguez, Ex Bartise Aren't mates

A clear break. After their Love Is Blind season three chop up, Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden tried to protect platonic buddies — to no avail.

“We made it very clear that we have been romantically carried out,” Nancy, 32, solely informed Us Weekly forward of the discharge of Netflix’s Love Is Blind: After The Altar, which dropped on Friday, February 10. “and that i really feel that’s one factor that, like, there’s like a blurry line there as a end result of it’s like, ‘okay, so what does that imply?’ Like, we’re mates or we’re making an try to be mates, so can we examine in on every utterly different? constructive. Like, ‘Hey, hope you have gotten a superb week. I’ll see you Friday,’ ’set off there’s like a gaggle event occurring.”

The speech pathologist — who famous that she “actually did try to be mates” collectively with her ex — even requested Bartise, 27, if he could be snug seeing her convey a date to a mutual pal’s social gathering and vice versa.

Love Is Blind’s Nancy: Bartise and I Are No Longer Friends After Split

Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden.
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“So … we have been talking inside the function of like, ‘Hey, we’re every utterly different’s ex-fiancé,’ and ‘sure, we had a marriage ceremony day,’ however like, we’re shifting on and we’re making an try to do it with out blurring the strains of what’s disrespectful [and] what’s not,” Nancy recalled to Us. “So i really feel that’s the maturity diploma that — inside the imply time [and] in that part — that we have been making an try to be mates. We have been making an try to primarily be considerate of every utterly different.”

however, the exact property investor was quick to understand that Bartise was “not being in all probability the solely” pal to her.

“i really feel me realizing that, as a end result of the yr glided by, there have been simply too many makes an try of him making an try to be a superb pal that don’t align with what a superb pal is,” Nancy claimed, revealing that the analyst barely spoke to her at a Halloween social gathering that she hosted. “as quickly as he acquired here [inside] with [his new girlfriend], it was simply him appearing very odd. He acknowledged hey to me when he walked inside the door … and that i by no means heard or noticed him as quickly as extra. after I did see him, they have been, like, making out inside the lounge. [It was] simply little issues that I’m an analogous to, ‘Sir, like, that is my Halloween social gathering. Like, what are you doing?’”

Nancy, who later informed the glorious Match character that she felt “disrespected” by his actions, in the end started to place extra room between her and Bartise. as quickly as she realized that her former flame wasn’t offering what she needed out of a friendship, she decrease their ties.

“i actually was such a of us pleaser [in my twenties] and it was on a daily basis, ‘sure,’ it was on a daily basis like, ‘i will break my again for whoever, like, wants my assist.’ And so, so a lot of this final two years … since Love is Blind, is that I’ve actually tried to get your hands on out the place my boundaries are [and] maintain them sturdy,” Nancy informed Us. “And that in itself may even be very empowering to me as a end result of it’s, like, if I don’t want it, it’s not gonna happen [and] if I do want it, then I’m gonna do my best to purpose to make it happen.”

all by After the Altar, fellow season three stars Colleen Reed and Zanab Jaffrey confronted Bartise on behalf of their pal, telling him that they believed Nancy ought to “decrease” off their communication.

The Texas resident has since closed their chapter, telling Us that she doesn’t miss their friendship.

“I don’t wanna be shady, however like, no, it actually didn’t do something for me,” Nancy acknowledged. “Like, trying again, … I struggled with the heartbreak and so then after the heartbreak, like, we by no means frolicked one-on-one [a lot]. It was on a daily basis in group environments. … So complete, like, do I miss being his pal? No, I don’t assume that I do as a end result of I’ve had so many extra utterly different constructive experiences with myself and utterly different these that you style of want as well what didn’t work to the facet and work on the issues that are working for me.”

Bartise, for his half, will try to get your hands on love as quickly as extra on Netflix’s glorious Match — and Nancy hopes he’ll obtain success. The businesswoman has additionally started placing herself on the market as quickly as extra and is using the mobile app Chispa — the No. 1 courting app for Latinx people inside the us — to get your hands on The One.

“i am courting,” Nancy teased to Us earlier this month. “after I acquired to the function the place i tried to decelerate in my profession, I needed to make courting extra intentional, so I joined the Chispa app as a end result of it is primarily based off of discovering singles and placing us collectively as quickly as we have comparable cultural backgrounds. that is one factor that is so extremely effective [because] i like my tradition … so the very confirmed fact that I can relate to somebody [and] date somebody who will get it [appeals to me].”

Love Is Blind: After the Altar season three is presently streaming on Netflix.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi


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