“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
– Robertson Davies, Tempest Tost, one of the Salterton trilogy
Batiste is married to journalist, musician and best-selling author Suleika Jaouad. The two met as teenagers at band camp. On April 3, 2022, the couple revealed in an interview on CBS News Sunday Morning that they had been married in a private ceremony at home in February 2022. Raised in the Catholic Church, Batiste continues to identify as a Christian, and has been outspoken about his faith.