After Bartise Bowden announced he was a father, many “Love Is Blind” and “Perfect Match” fans tried to do the math. Based on the timeline of the two back-to-back reality shows, many people have wondered about the timing of the reality star’s big announcement.
Bowden recently explained the timeline and why it doesn’t seem like it all adds up on camera during an appearance on the “Talk’R” podcast.
Bartise Bowden clears up any confusion over the timing of the shows and announces his son
The 27-year-old reality star admitted that the timeline of how it ‘plays out on camera doesn’t make sense’.
“What really happened was I filmed ‘Love Is Blind’, I had a whole relationship between ‘Love Is Blind’ and ‘Perfect Match’, I filmed ‘Perfect Match’ , I came back, I conceived a son,” he said during the podcast. .
“‘Perfect Match’ hadn’t been released yet, hadn’t aired, so I knew if I made the announcement that I had a son before ‘Perfect Match’ aired, it wouldn’t make sense. for no one.”
He further explained that he made the announcement of his son, Hayden, when it felt “the safest for everyone involved.” The reality TV star also spoke about her desire to protect the privacy of the baby and her mother.
“There is a difference between privacy and secrecy,” he explained.
“I want to keep my private life as private as possible, or as private as I needed for my son and my baby mama and for everyone involved in my inner circle.”
Bowden said he wanted to share what’s going on in his life with his fans and followers because he’s proud of it.
“I want to share his life because I’m so proud and I’m so proud of his mother,” he continued. “I’m so proud of the relationship we all have, the three of us together.”
Many reality TV fans have wondered if the pair are still in some sort of relationship together. Bartise said they were co-parenting and single parenting at the same time.
“Even though we are not dating, we are friends. I say it all the time: we are both single parent and co-parent, ”he said to clear up any confusion.
“I hang out alone with my son, I hang out alone with his mother, the three of us will hang out together, I will hang out with his family. We are very involved together and apart, which is wonderful, and I wouldn’t want it any other way given our situation.
Bartise Bowden announced her son on social media in early April
Bowden’s surprise Instagram announcement has many wondering when he has time to have a baby.
“I could have been the bad guy on TV, but I’m gonna be the hero for him. Instagram, meet my little man ❤️ #bigfella,” the reality personality captioned her announcement with a carousel of photos and videos.
Many of her followers have dropped into the comments section to leave their thoughts and questions.
‘Love Is Blind’ cast member Shayne Jansen left some positivity in Bowden’s comments, “Congratulations big guy!! You’re going to be a great dad and you know you have a great support group behind you. you. 🙌”
“Bartise being the first dad after Perfect Match was not on my bingo card,” one follower wrote in the comments.
Another added: “Math is not math. He did two shows back to back, wouldn’t that mean he left a pregnant girl at home to go find someone else on a dating show?