The Season 2 finale of Below Deck left us on a bit of a cliffhanger. Would Kelley and Jennice's on-deck romance be able to grow legs and walk on land, or would it gasp for air before ultimately taking its last breath in the real world? We got our answer during the Nov. 4 episode of the show, the much-anticipated crew reunion.
Unfortunately for those hoping Jelley would become a thing, I've got bad news for you. Kelley and Jennice are not currently dating. You mean to tell me that a couple brought together by a reality show didn't end up staying together once things got really real? Shocker of the century.
As you can imagine, the break-up was not great either. It was a classic case of "he said, she said." "You took me for granted, but you didn't treat me well either," Jennice said of Kelley when they returned from charter. Kelley responded by saying that Jennice required too much attention, and then she was nowhere to be found.
Of course, social media was involved in the fallout. Jennice accused Kelley of encouraging bullying comments about her online, while Kelley argued that he defended her against comments saying that she was "too ugly" to be with him. He also accused Kate and Jennice of spreading that unfortunate photo Kelley took of his "rocket ship," which they of course denied. We're as likely to find out how that photo really got leaked as we are at finding out who spread the rumor that Jennice wanted Kelley to move in with her. So not at all likely.
But in all seriousness, I actually thing it's for the best that they're not together. It was clear during the show that Jennice was much more serious about being in a committed relationship than Kelley, and when a couple is not on the same page, it only spells disaster. I think Kelley has some stuff to work out, while Jennice is ready for love. Go get you some love, girl.
Not to mention, did anyone else think Kelley and Jennice were not compatible at all? I think the sexual tension we saw on the show was only a result of the two sharing a tiny room for six weeks and good editing on Bravo's part. In case you need more convincing of this point, Kate agrees that "they could not be less alike," as she said during the reunion. And Kate is always right.
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