Who is Chay Barnes, Marshall's new girlfriend on 'Love Is Blind'?

Dr. Chay Barnes swooped in to steal Marshall's heart. Allow us to introduce you his new flame

Who is Chay Barnes, Marshall's girlfriend from Love is Blind?
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Dr. Chay Barnes has entered the chat! 

On Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4, we catch up with our favorite couples from the pods, and in turn meet new connections who have entered their lives. Jackie Bonds and Marshall Glaze reunite during this reunion of sorts and make peace with one another, plus we catch a glimpse into his new romance with Chay. Though a relationship wasn't something he had been looking for right after his split with Jackie, his connection with Chay just felt right. 

"When she came along, I immediately felt like I just needed to be with her," Marshall said in a confessional. "Chay makes me feel loved every time she looks in my eyes."

The two just celebrated one year together in July 2023, and their bond only appears to be getting stronger. But who is Dr. Chay Barnes? Let's find out.

Meet Chay Barnes, Marshall Glaze's new girlfriend

In After the Altar, we first meet Chay on a double date with Marshall and season 4's favorite couple, Brett and Tiffany. While out playing duffleboard—yes, duffleboard—Chay is introduced to the pod squad as Marshall talks up her accomplishments. 

"She passed her boards, flying colors, and is now Dr. Chay Barnes," Marshall proudly tells his buddies. 

Having graduated from the University of Washington, Chay—or should we say Dr. Chay Barnes—has added a few titles to her résumé: DNP, ARNP, CNM. The nurse practitioner and nurse midwife somehow also found time to create The Wellness Series.

According to Chay, it's considered, "a safe space designed to encourage professionals with motivation + essential habits to show up as their best selves daily. Our goal is to empower you to cultivate a life of optimal Health & Wellness, and help you discover how to live in total alignment with yourself."

Things apparently got serious between Chay and Marshall around the summer of 2022. Fast forward a year and the two are celebrating their milestone anniversary in a sweet decked-out getaway. Though the pair have only just begun their journey, it seems that this is a promising start for them both. 

"I do know that's who I want, and that's who I want to spend my life with," Marshall later confessed to Brett while out on their double date. "I can't think of any other person."

(As an aside, we're particularly in love with the sweet bromance between Marshall and Brett!) 

Though we're trudging along and moving forward with Love Is Blind season 5, which is due to hit screens on Friday, September 22, we'll be sure to keep you updated on this season 4 fan-favorite and his new romance.

Catch Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4 premiering on Netflix on Friday, September 1.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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