Jackie from 'Love Is Blind' responds to those leaked texts: 'I sincerely apologize and take accountability'

Jackie's alleged group chat about her relationship sent 'Love Is Blind' fans into a tailspin. Now, she's clearing things up

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If you ask fans, Jackie's leaked messages catapulted the Love Is Blind season 4 cast member into mean-girl status, right next to Irina and Micah

For those who are still catching up, we'll give you a quick update: Jackie was engaged to Marshall and abruptly ended things to pursue Josh, her second-choice match from the pods. The issue? She was seemingly still engaged to Marshall while starting something with someone new. 

Josh had showed up to Chelsea's birthday, while Josh and Jackie were still together, to beg one last time for her heart: "If I walked out of here without telling you how I felt, then what type of man would I be?" Josh told Jackie.

The cringey conversation continued: "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." 


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Then, an alleged group chat with Jackie and friends landed on an anonymous Instagram account, appearing to confirm that she had moved on to Josh. Though Jackie did not attend the Love Is Blind live reunion, a pre-recorded interview aired, and she let out her truth. Fans, however, were still skeptical about fact vs. fiction.

Per the findings, Jackie sent a video of her and Josh to friends, captioned with "my baby," to a group chat. "He's hard, but sometimes he can be .. SWEET," she wrote of Josh.

The messages were rather mean-spirited if they in fact are legitimate: they question Marshall's sexuality and belittle him for his sensitivity (which you can see in the TikTok above and below). And yes, Marshall has in fact responded to this leak

For her part, Jackie has denied the allegations that she wrote these texts. She also took to Instagram to say that she allegedly met up with Josh after breaking up with Marshall. During the reunion on Sunday, April 16, she said, "It looks like I'm a cheater, and I am not a cheater."

What did Marshall say to Jackie?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jackie noted when her relationship with Marshall started to deteriorate, exposing a new side to their relationship.

"I instantly knew once we came back from Mexico, once we started moving in and stuff, that's when we started to bicker. We were just getting irritated, and there was some conversation that me and him had that wasn't really appropriate, and disrespectful things were said," she revealed. 

But what was this disrespectful remark? Vanessa Lachey probed for answers during the reunion, and she seemed to get a little insight into said disrespectful things.

"You got a strong jawline. I mean, like, you could've been a man for all I know," Marshall told Jackie, and that did not sit right. During the reunion, Marshall admitted that the comment was wrong, said he apologized to his then-fiancée and promised never to say something like that again. There was also an alleged derogatory word tossed around, but we never learn what it is. 

Marshall, however, has implored viewers to move on from pitting the two against each other. "This me versus you thing, it needs to die," he said during the reunion.

Jackie apologizes on Instagram

Several days after the Love Is Blind season 4 reunion, Jackie took to Instagram, again, to apologize for her behavior and the text messages, confirming that they are hers. 

"I would like to start this off by saying I sincerely apologize and take accountability for my actions and words in my relationship between Marshall and I," the post begins. 

It continued, "would also like to apologize and take accountability for my disparaging remarks as well in those leaked messages." 

However, she did thank Marshall for acknowledging that her union with Josh came after their breakup and that they both have made peace with their failed relationship. 

"Marshall and I have personally apologized to each and also took accountability for our actions and have moved on," part of the message read. "I would also like to apologize and take accountability to the public as it was done on the show for everyone to see. Actions speak louder than words."

You can have a look at the message in full below.

Jackie and Josh are still going strong, and Marshall's unattached but happy, which he stated during the reunion.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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