Status: Didn’t make it to wedding day
Fans watched with dismay as Jackie chose to give Josh Demas, the other man she connected with in the pods, a second chance, meeting up with him before ending her engagement to Marshall. However, during the reunion, Jackie set the record straight on the timeline of events. “I broke up with Marshall before I met Josh at the coffee shop,” she said. “It looks like I’m a cheater. I am not a cheater.”
Jackie then addressed the end of her relationship with Marshall, saying she “can take accountability” for her words and actions, but “I hope that he would do the same. We just weren’t meant to be.” As for her romance with Josh? They were still dating and living together in After the Altar, released in September 2023.
Unfortunately for Marshall, who was hoping for some closure with Jackie, he was unable to fully express his feelings to his former fiancé as she chose not to attend the live taping, conducting a pre-recorded interview with Nick and Vanessa Lachey. But in an interview with E!, Marshall revealed he briefly connected with fellow contestant Kacia after the show.
“We tried,” Marshall explained, “But I wanted to just distance myself from all of that from that experience. It was going to be difficult to try to make a relationship with Kacia.”
In After the Altar, Marshall revealed he’s been dating girlfriend Dr. Chay Barnes for one year and wants to spend forever with her. ”Chay is the perfect woman for me. She’s the yin to my yang,” he said. “Opposites attract. She’s quite literally my opposite and we mesh so well. That’s what I love the most about her.”