'Obviously I knew they're not my biggest fans.' LoveIsBlind AfterTheAltar.
Plus, the reality star shares her side of why her new boyfriend, Dr. Ben, DM'd her former crush.
. While the night was filled with laughs and catching up among the couples and singles, it certainly didn't go without drama. "It was definitely difficult to see a lot of it played back, but I have to say that I'm really proud of myself for coming full circle and having the courage to walk in there," Jessica told ET's Rachel Smith."It was a big decision for me to go back on the show. It was something that I wanted to leave in the past, but I felt like I wanted to tell my story and getting through the past year and a half."
"I really had to rely on myself and a lot of strong people around me," she added."I thought I owed it to everyone to walk back in there and kind of speak my peace."Jessica, who fell hard for Barnett in the pods, tried to make amends with her former crush and his wife, Amber, by giving them an anniversary gift: a Tiffany's bag with champagne glasses. Barnett chose not to accept the gift, however, making things extremely awkward and uncomfortable for everyone involved.
"I really didn't [expect an issue]. It took me by surprise," Jessica confessed, admitting that she took the present home and kept it for herself. "I come to parties with gifts and the first thing I wanted to do was address them. It's their party, it's their celebration." headtopics.com
"Obviously I knew they're not my biggest fans. It was on my heart to approach them and let them know, 'Hey, so much time has passed. I'm happy for y'all,'" she continued."I've worked through all my emotions. I've been put through it in the press and I've moved on a long time ago from that. So yeah, I handed them the gift and I didn't expect this. Probably most awkward moment of my entire life. I'm just standing there, holding out this bag, and [Barnett] just wouldn't grab the bag. It was quite embarrassing."
A post shared by Jessica Batten (@jessicabatten_)Jessica revealed that she has not had any communication with Amber or Barnett since the party."I don't have their information and they've blocked me on social media, so I don't have a way to really get to them," she shared."They've blocked me, so I can't see anything that they post."
"I really don't have anything negative to say to them," she added."Hopefully they can come to a place where they can recognize that I do exist in this world. I think that was probably the most hurtful thing." Read more: Entertainment Tonight »
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The way she acted during LIB series was unacceptable but c’mon it’s been 2 years people. At least be cordial. justsaying
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