Love Is Blind Season 3 star Bartise Bowden made a surprise appearance with his son at the Season 4 reunion on Sunday.
The reality star appeared in a video clip during the event holding his son Hayden* as he introduced him to the LIB cast and to fans more than a week after revealing the news that he was a dad.
"This is my son Hayden," Bowden said in the clip shown at the reunion. "He’s also a massive fan of the Love Is Blind franchise."
He also added that Hayden has “not watched daddy’s season and he will not ever watch daddy’s season, hopefully.”
Bowden holding his son in a video that aired during the Love Is Blind Season 4 reunion.Courtesy of Netflix.
The Perfect Match star surprised a lot of fans and his former Netflix co-stars when he revealed on Instagram that he was a dad.
Many people have since questioned the identity of Bowden's baby mama and shared clips online of who they think she is.
US Weekly reports that Bowden filed court documents in relation to his baby boy, who was born in December 2022. The outlet notes that Gross was listed as the baby's mother in the documents.
Life & Style has also reported on Gross being the mother of Bowden's child.
Neither Bowden nor Gross has confirmed the reports and the Texas woman has also made her social media accounts private.
Bowden first shared his baby news on Instagram.
"Might’ve been the villain on tv, but I’m gonna be the hero for him. Instagram, meet my little man," he wrote in his post.
Bowden became well known in the Netflix reality world after appearing on Love Is Blind Season 3 where he got engaged to Nancy Rodriguez. The couple ended their relationship at the altar.
The 27-year-old reality star then appeared on the Netflix show Perfect Match where he made it all the way to the finale with Too Hot To Handle's Izzy Fairthorne. They too ended their relationship after the show.
Due to his multiple Netflix appearances, many people became confused about the timeline after Bowden shared his baby news.
Perfect Match was reportedly filmed in March 2022 and Bowden's baby arrived in December 2022, so the timing is definitely tight.
Many LIB fans then began playing detective on TikTok trying to find out who Hayden's mom is.
Again, Bowden has not revealed many details about his baby boy and the child's mother so fans will have to be patient!
*Correction: This article previously stated that Bartise Bowden’s baby’s name was Aiden.