'Love Is Blind' Star Jessica Explains Why She Gave Her Dog Wine in Now-Viral Clip

February 27, 2020

There is no escaping Netflix’s recent influx of reality TV.

The most recent addiction taking over our social media timelines is the dating series, “Love is Blind,” which debuted its season 1 finale today, Thursday, February 27.

The concept of the series is pretty out there: people get to know each other in pods, they get engaged without seeing each other first, and in less than a month, they walk down the aisle.

But unconventional romance aside, the series also had some controversial cast members and moments including the now-viral clip of Jessica giving her dog wine.

The moment happened during a tense conversation between her and her fiancé Mark, in which they addressed their 10-year age gap.

If the act of giving a dog wine concerned you, don’t worry, Jessica rationalized it by whispering, “She loves wine." She also kept drinking the wine after.

The Internet was baffled, shocked, and frankly, concerned for Jessica’s pup because, as many pet owners know, grapes (which is what wine is made of) are toxic to dogs. Decider also noted that dogs do not have a high tolerance for alcohol.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with the reality star to ask her about the jaw-dropping moment.

She clarified that her actions were not a regular occurrence despite telling the camera her dog was somewhat of a wine connoisseur.

“I definitely have never done that before; I won’t do that again,” she said adding, “I love my dog more than anything and that was not something I would ever recommend anyone to do.”

She explained the action as result of being “really uncomfortable,” adding, “I don’t even remember doing it. I don’t know why I did that but it was definitely unnecessary for sure.”

Jessica admitted she has a few drinking regrets from the Netflix series.

“I think there’s a reason that there’s sometimes alcohol around during these reality shows,” she explained.

“Sometimes you loosen up and these moments can kind of come out. I really wish that I would have been better about the drinking for me. I was really uncomfortable and so I had a few moments where I overdrank," she said.

"I know the first one I took accountability for on camera and then the bachelorette party as well. If I could do anything differently it would be that I didn’t have so much to drink,” she continued.

While she acknowledges that her drinking habits may concern fans, she assures them she doesn’t have a problem.

“That is something that I tend to do if I’m nervous, I drink a little bit more,” she admitted. “But actually I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me like, ‘Are you an alcoholic,’ or something like that, and I actually don’t drink very often," she explained.

She continued, "I take several months off a year. I think it was just in that moment I was so uncomfortable and unfortunately I was using alcohol a little bit to defer that. And hindsight is 20/20. If I could have done anything differently for sure that would be one of the things."

She also admitted it was quite a shock to receive so much hate after the first few episodes premiered.

“It was the first time I had really ever experienced anything like that. Initially, I had a lot of negativity and hatred. But honestly it’s gotten a bit better as of late,” she said, adding that the final episodes give viewers a deeper look into her past and struggles.

You can stream “Love is Blind” on Netflix now.

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