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Day 21 – 13 Aug: Were Cross and Mercy Eke a couple? – BBNaija

13 August 2023
Cross spilled the tea on the dynamics of his relationships with the BBNaija women.
a man and women

Cross has been a ladies' man since entering the All Stars house. At raves, he loves to dance with most of the female housemates and has been seen flirting up a storm in his one-on-one conversations with the ladies. Who can ever forget how Cross also gave us one of the first kisses of the season; a kiss he shared with Ilebaye. With Ceec, Doyin, Ilebaye, and Mercy Eke on his list, who will Cross pick? 

Cross speaks on his history with Mercy Eke

While chatting to Tolanibaj after the Saturday Night Rave, Cross revealed that he likes a lot girls in the house. He mentioned Angel, Alex and Ceec in particular as the girls entering his eye. Cross then dropped some hot tea, revealing that he and Mercy Eke have some sort of romantic history outside the BBNaija house. 👀 We're not sure how true this is because Mercy Eke has not alluded to it, but we'll sip on the tea ☕️ anyway. During this conversation however, he omitted Ilebaye, who Tolanibaj had brought up. Picking up on this, Tolanibaj told Cross that he was leading Ilebaye on. In response, Cross stated that he is just having fun and is open to having anything in the house. He expressed how he sees Ilebaye as just a friend and also revealed his suspicions that Angel might be interested in having something with him. 

Ilebaye and Doyin chat about Cross

Following the kisses they have shared, one would expect Cross and Ilebaye to be in a ship. However, Ilebaye doesn't seem to care about being in one too due to Cross' relationships with the other women in the house. She has seen Cross kiss several ladies, the most recent being an interaction with Ceec that made her pump the brakes on pursuing a relationship with the eligible bachelor.

In a conversation with Ilebaye, Doyin also revealed that Cross is flirting with her, a move she finds weird because he knows about her friendship with Ilebaye. Upon hearing this news, Ilebaye stated she doesn't care about Cross's interactions with the girls in the house. What was bothering Ilebaye, however, was surviving this week's possible eviction. 

"I wanted you before"

 Angel expressed that Ilebaye should confront Cross, even if she does not care about him. However, Ilebaye told her that she didn't see his actions as a big deal as she doesn't like him romantically. 

Will Cross eventually settle down and focus his attention on one woman in the house, or will he do what he has always stated was his main objective; to just have fun?

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