Here's why 'Love Is Blind' fans aren't buying Jackie's Instagram explanation

The Marshall/Josh timeline does still seem a little suspicious, truthfully...

jackie and josh from love is blind season 4 hugging
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The Jackie Love Is Blind Instagram drama seems to have taken the spotlight off Micah and Irina. Now, the season's new villainess is coming under fire for the way in which she spoke about her fiancé. 

For the uninitiated, we'll give you a quick breakdown: Jackie and Marshall said "I do," but after a somewhat rocky honeymoon, Jackie contemplated whether or not to move forward with her engagement. That's when Josh, her other connection from the pods, reappeared and begged for her back. 

"If you're going to marry somebody, marry somebody. But if you don't feel like, heart-to-heart, you're going to marry somebody...pick me," Josh told her...and it looks like she did. Josh and Jackie met up for a coffee date while Marshall was trying on tuxes for their wedding, and she broke up with Marshall after her impromptu get-together. However, Jackie alleges that's not the way things unfolded in real life.

The Jackie 'Love Is Blind' Instagram drama, explained

Judging from the way things were edited, it appeared as if Jackie pursued Josh while still tied to Marshall—and alleged text messages she sent to friends even suggest that she was making a romantic switch. However, in a lengthy post on Instagram on Friday, April 7, she decided to reveal her side of the story.

"Marshall and I were broken up before I saw Josh at the coffee shop," she wrote. "I am wearing different clothes, my hair is styled different and at the end of the video I say, "I DON'T KNOW IF I AM GOING TO BE WITH JOSH. I am not sure what the reason is for playing the coffee shop date before the breakup, but to restate, Marshall and I were broken up before Josh and I had our coffee shop date."

The internet reacts to Jackie's explanation:

Although Jackie has blocked Instagram users from commenting on her post, that hasn't stopped them from taking to other platforms to share their thoughts. 

Fans are suspicious about her honesty because of what she says during her sit-down with Marshall: "I just saw Josh." Sure, you could be in a new outfit and have your hair styled differently but you just admitted that you've come from a get-together with your second-choice pod pick. Needless to say, the internet decided to speak out: 

However, we did notice during the sit-down with Josh that Jackie is not wearing her engagement ring—the one she refused to give back to Marshall—and she is not wearing it while breaking up with Marshall, either. Was this really the same day, as episode 10 suggests?!

Jackie's post-reunion apology

Several days after the Love Is Blind live reunion, Jackie took to Instagram, again, to apologize for her behavior and her language in the leaked messages. Additionally, she thanked Marshall for confirming that she pursued her relationship with Josh after she and Marshall had gone their separate ways. Have a look at the message in full below. 

If you were one of the lucky ones who did get to see the "live" reunion, catch up with our play-by-play in the Love Is Blind reunion recap. If not, here's how to watch the Love Is Blind reunion

Danielle Valente
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