LOVE IS Blind’s Mark Cuevas has addressed rumours that he had a secret girlfriend while taking part on the Netflix dating show.
The 24-year-old fitness instructor was left devastated when 36-year-old Jessica Batten jilted him on their wedding day.
Fans had watched the hunk desperately try to make their romance work, sharing their admiration for his willpower on social media.
However, it has since been claimed that Mark actually had an off-screen relationship throughout his time on the programme – which the star has now denied.
Slamming the speculation, Mark told the Be There In Five podcast: “I never had a girlfriend during — I had a girlfriend after the experience. I will say that.”
He went on to insist that the confusion is due to the fact he was already in a new relationship by the time the show ended – but the new partner and Jessica never overlapped.
Mark explained: “This is way after the experience, a couple months.
“I was still figuring out what the hell happened, and then I jumped into a relationship, you do that.
“We ended up breaking up before the show came out, no hard feelings, it just didn’t work out.”
Love Is Blind sees a selection of singletons spend 10 days speed dating via pods – where they can talk, but can’t see one another.
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They can’t meet until they are engaged, when they are then flown to Mexico for a luxury holiday where they can get to know one each other.
With a wedding date in the diary, the pairs return to the US to live with one another full-time before they have to decide if they will legally tie the knot.
Just two couples from the Netflix series stayed together; Amber and Barnett, and Lauren and Cameron.
In addition to Mark and Jessica, Kelly and Kenny, and Giannina and Damian decided not to get married.