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'Love Is Blind' stars Jackie Bonds and Josh Demas split following 'After the Altar' drama

"I tried to fix it. I tried to mend it. I did everything I could," Jackie said in a video.

"Love Is Blind" Season Four contestants Jackie Bonds and Josh Demas have broken up.

About two weeks after viewers caught up with Jackie and Josh during the "Love Is Blind: After the Altar" special and learned that they had recently moved in together, Jackie revealed to her fans that they are no longer dating.

During the three episodes, which were released on Netflix Sept. 1, fans of the show also saw Jackie and Josh argue after fellow contestant Monica Rodriguez confronted him. In a surprising twist, it was revealed that Monica and Josh got engaged in the pods but called it quits before he rekindled his relationship with Jackie.

Jackelina Bonds and Josh Demas in "Love is Blind."
Jackelina Bonds and Josh Demas in "Love Is Blind" Season FourNetflix

In her comments about their split, Jackie mentioned that the "After the Altar" drama affected their relationship.

"Instead of ignoring it, like I was told by him, I ended up having a conversation with (Monica), and then that's the reason why we broke up," Jackie said in an Instagram Live video that was later shared on other social media platforms.

"Still sick about it low-key," she added. "I love that man. I was like, ‘Damn, I had all these life plans with you, you know? And then you just don’t even care.’ And I’m like, 'That’s crazy, over a conversation with somebody?' — It don’t matter."

The reality television star said she wanted to work through their problems.

"I tried to fix it. I tried to mend it. I did everything I could. And what’s crazy is that looking back on these messages, I look like a begging a-- b----," she explained.

Jackie said she never "begged" a partner to be with her before and that revisiting her texts to Josh makes her feel "sick."

"It is what it is," she concluded.

The couple split after dating for over a year. While Josh was briefly engaged to Monica, Jackie initially accepted a proposal from Marshall Glaze. The two had a dramatic breakup after Jackie admitted to Marshall she wanted to end their engagement and possible reconnect with Josh.

As "Love Is Blind" Season Four aired, she made waves online for her time on the dating show — and after.

Jackie reflected on their breakup, which happened over the course of a tense conversation in their temporary home, in an interview with when the season aired in April. Jackie said she and Marshall were ultimately incompatible because he required "way more emotion" than she could provide. As she phrased it in the show, she felt "emotionally drained."

“Me and Marshall broke up because we just weren’t meant for each other,” Bonds told “I was going down a different road than he was, and he required way more emotion, way more babying, all that.”

Jackie's relationship with Marshall ended as another one appeared to begin: She reconnected with Josh while the show was filmed.

The two met face-to-face for the first time when Josh appeared at cast member Chelsea Griffin's birthday party. The engineer was clear about his intentions when speaking to fellow cast member Paul Peden: He wanted to win Jackie back.

“I came here trying to find love, and I got screwed over. But I was really in love with Jackie, and I was scared of, like, really putting myself out there,” Josh explained to Paul Peden, adding, “Marshall’s a good guy, but I’m good at stirring the pot.” 

Speaking to, Jackie opened up about the first time she saw Josh out of the pods, and the instant attraction she felt.

“The first time I ever saw Josh, it was very surreal because I’ve never seen him before and walking into Chelsea’s party, I only heard his voice," she said.

Jackelina Bonds and Josh Demas in "Love is Blind."
Jackelina Bonds and Josh Demas in "Love Is Blind" Season FourNetflix

She likened meeting Josh to an out of body experience.

"I instantly had a 'That’s So Raven' moment where I was kind of like a flashback," she said, adding that she couldn't concentrate on his appearance as a result. "He's good looking. He’s smelling good, but I’m not hearing any of the words like he’s telling me, because I’m just not present at that time."

While the rest of the women went shopping for their wedding dresses, Jackie sat down with Josh during Episodes Nine and Ten for the one-on-one in-person date they never got to have. During the conversation, Jackie admitted she was attracted to Josh, and said she "chose wrong" and "robbed herself" of a connection with Josh. She said she could imagine marrying him. Upon her return, she and Marshall broke up.

Jackie said her connection with Josh was immediately "strong." More than that, actually: She said it was "soul-binding."

"Going forward and moving forward with Josh. It was actually very surreal. It was actually very intimate, very soul-binding, I would say, because it’s almost kind of like, we are very strong,” she said.

Ahead of the reunion, fans stared speculating that Jackie and Josh started dating, as they were allegedly spotted together at a sporting event in Seattle the first weekend of April 2023.

Then, in a series of leaked texts allegedly sent between Jackie and unnamed friends, the reality star seemed to make fun of Marshall while confirming she was with Josh. Another leaked screenshot from an Instagram DM had a picture of Jackie with Josh and the text "my baby." Marshall appeared to respond to the leaked messages in a tweet by referencing the language from one of Jackie's alleged texts. Neither Jackie nor Netflix have confirmed whether the leaked texts were indeed sent by Jackie.

The day of the delayed live reunion, Jackie posted about her relationship with Josh, confirming they had been together for a year.

"A year of standing side by side with my other half. Our journey to find each other was not easy but it was worth it. Thank you for loving me, standing by me and protecting me. I love you forever and through every realm," she wrote.

In a separate interview with, Marshall said that he and Jackie may come across as “the toxic ones” of the group, but he emphasized that their initial bond was genuine.

“But it definitely wasn’t the case for the majority of our relationship,” he shared. “For a time there, we were great.”

The two resolved their issues during "After the Altar" and wished each other the best.