Love Is Blind star Bartise Bowden revealed the specifics behind his relationship with the mother of his son, Hayden.
Bartise Bowden is setting the record straight on his relationship with the mother of his son, Hayden.
Bartise offered some insight into their dynamic—as well as the reason he is choosing to keep her identity a secret—while speaking on the May 29 episode of the Talk’R podcast.
“There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy,” Bartise shared, “and I want to keep my private life as private as I can get it to be, or as private as I needed it to be for my son and my baby mama, and for everybody involved in my close circle.”
He said that he felt it was the “safest” time to share the details for “everyone involved,” explaining the timeline associated with the birth of his son and the order in which he filmed both Love Is Blind and Perfect Match for Netflix.
“I did Love is Blind, I did Perfect Match, I had a son, and the timeline of all that, how it plays out, like on camera, doesn’t make any sense,” Bartise said. “What actually happened was, I filmed Love is Blind, I had a whole relationship between Love is Blind and Perfect Match, filmed Perfect Match, came back, conceived a son.”
And that was all before Perfect Match had aired, according to the Dallas-based star. That’s why he stated Hayden’s mom “did not ask for any of that” attention.
While Bartise didn’t divulge the name of the woman he’s now co-parenting Hayden with, he did note that the pair see each other quite often, though they aren’t dating.
“I’m so proud of the relationship that we all have, the three of us together, even though we’re not dating, we are friends,” Bartise said of the woman he conceived Hayden with. “We are single parenting and co-parenting at the same time. I hang out with my son alone, I hang out with his mom alone, we’ll hang out with the three of us together, I’ll hang out with her family. We are very involved together and separately, which is beautiful, and I wouldn’t want it any other way given our circumstances.”
On the podcast, he further confirmed he has a girlfriend now, but also hasn’t publicly shared her name.
Back in April, Bartise gave Love Is Blind viewers a glimpse of his son during the season four reunion.
“This is my son Hayden.” Bartise said in a video, holding his son close. “He’s also a massive fan of the Love Is Blind franchise.”
He jokingly added that Hayden had “not watched daddy’s season and he will not ever watch daddy’s season, hopefully.”
Bartise’s appearance with his son came just about a week after his initial social media reveal.
“Might’ve been the villain on tv, but I’m gonna be the hero for him,” the 27-year old wrote in his April 7 Instagram post. “Instagram, meet my little man #bigfella.”