“Love Is Blind”‘s Raven Ross knows her onscreen jumping jacks were a wild moment to watch. If you recall from episode two of season three, Ross decided to take a quick exercise break during one of her pod dates. The only problem is, she took it right in the middle of a heartfelt conversation with her costar Bartiste Bowden, who was spilling his heart out about his parents’ divorce. But Ross tells POPSUGAR that she’s remorseful (and a little embarrassed) about the moment now.
“It was so horrible and cringe to watch, and I am so sorry to that man,” she says. “But it’s all on me. I definitely take responsibility and I swear I will literally never do another jumping jack,” she joked. “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever.”
“Love Is Blind” viewers didn’t waste a single second roasting Ross for her cringeworthy moment when season three first premiered Oct. 19. One Twitter user wrote, “Raven exercising while Bartiste is pouring his heart out is sooooo out of touch but sooooo funny like what!!!????!!!😭🤣😫😭,” while another tweeted, “I cannot believe Raven is doing jumping jacks and hip thrusts while Bartise is sharing trauma PLSSS.”
Bowden didn’t let Ross get away with her exercise shenanigans either, as he called her out in the moment. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, Bartiste gets as deep as he’s ever gotten in his life, and the person listening to him is doing a f*cking workout,'” he joked to Ross on the show. Despite the crazy scene, Bowden says he and Ross — who dated in the pods but ultimately didn’t get engaged in — found humor in it afterward.
“I’m glad I called her out after that though, like I hear you!” he jokes to us. “It’s one of those things where it was cringe to watch [but] we actually talked about it on that date after and we kind of laughed about it. We both were into fitness and had these long dates with multiple people that, you know, you might have to get up and do a jumping jack. It was just the inopportune time for her to do that.”
In Ross’s defense, her costar Brennon Lemieux tells POPSUGAR, “She’s got like this ADHD thing going on so she’s gotta keep moving,” adding, “but if you don’t know that it looks like, ‘Wow, what?'”