Relationship history you didn’t know about the housemates – BBTitans

25 January 2023
The lowdown on love.
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Before the season’s launch, we sat down with the housemates to get the nitty-gritty about their love history – especially those moments when things did not go well.

It turns out that quite a few of the housemates have experienced the unique kind of heartbreak that comes with a cheating partner, which might explain some of the reticence with which they have approached relationships in the house (obviously, we don’t mean Yemi Cregx, here 😜).

When asked if he’d ever been cheated on Juicy Jay told us that, “my girlfriend slept with my friend,” which really must have hurt. Being betrayed by your partner is bad enough, but to have a friend complicit in the situation must be pretty unbearable. When asked how he dealt with the situation, he responded that, “he would definitely not speak to her or want to see her,” which is fair enough.

Mmeli had a similar experience, but a very different way of dealing with it. “Well, she went back to her ex-boyfriend while dating me. I found out and then had a fling with her ex best friend. Tit for tat!” Okay, then.

When she discovered that her long-term boyfriend had been sleeping with his married receptionist, “along with every girl in the neighbourhood”, Khosi says she “went straight to depression. I have never been the same since that relationship.” However, she says, “the new me would continue with life like you never even existed.” That’s progress.

Similarly, Tsatsii’s approach to dealing with a cheating partner is to “walk away, delete their number, on with my life.” These housemates certainly have a decisive way of dealing with this sort of thing. “Close the door, and walk away,” is how Kanaga Jnr deals with this sort of thing, which he experienced when a former girlfriend’s lies were just not adding up.

Other housemates experienced heartbreak for different reasons, like Ipeleng who got the tired, old, “it’s not you, it’s me,” speech, or Nelisa when she “realised that his best (female) friend would always come first.”

Then there’s Lukay, who says, “I can’t say I’ve been heartbroken, because I’ve never given anyone access to my heart.” We’re not sure if he’s lucky or not.

Will relationships in the Big Brother Titans house fare any better? We’ll have to keep watching and see.

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