By: Urethra Franklin
It’s the off season for Big Brother, but there is still major DRAMA privately & on social media between 2nd place winner Gina Marie Zimmerman & Nick Uhas. As most of you recall, Gina Marie’s cringe worthy obsession with Nick was laughing fodder the entire season; but it hasn’t been funny for Nick at all since his 2nd week eviction from BB.
Nick has been held hostage by Gina Marie’s obsession with him for several months; and her parents, fans, & some former BB HG’s are enabling this behavior. I communicated with two people close to Nick and the words “out of control, delusional, liar, and fatal attraction” have been repeated. According to Nick’s friend, the events of this week between Nick & GM have prompted him to speak up that enough is enough with GM & her drama.
Through serendipity I crossed paths with two people close to Nick on social media. They shared Nick’s side of the story about this ONE WAY relationship. I am going to call both of these people NF (Nick’s friends) for the rest of this blog. I informed them that I blogged about BB this past summer, and I have their consent to write this.
According to NF there NEVER was any romantic relationship between GM & Nick. It was a FRIENDSHIP only, and Nick made that clear to GM shortly after the finale. Nick hung out with her for a few weeks post BB because 1) He wanted to help her adjust back to real life. She was in the middle of a media tempest resulting from her steady stream of racist comments in the BB House; and she was publicly FIRED from her pageant job. 2) He was appreciative that GM kept his name alive on TV while he was promoting his YKYT tour. 3) He had promised her ONE date while in the BB house to attend the Monster Truck Rally in Philadelphia which he fulfilled, and it was taped as the 1st episode of his YKYT project. GM was embarrassed by how people were talking about her, and she wanted to be videotaped & photographed with Nick. NF said “GM wanted to do that date video. Badly!!!” Nick made it clear to GM that it was NOT a romantic date, just friends.
Why doesn’t Nick explain his side?
According to his friends Nick is one of those conflict avoidance guys, and it is NOT in his nature to stir up drama. NF explains that “Nick does not like to argue. He believes silence will bring out the truth. He doesn’t talk negatively about anyone…never has.” NF said that Nick has always been a drama free guy and is not used to dealing with someone as dramatic as GM. Also NF said Nick has been on the receiving end of GM’s fans wrath on social media. He ignores all of it and does not acknowledge it or respond. GM fans have also attacked Nick’s mother on twitter because her son has “used GM” or “broken GM’s heart” which compels her to go into defensive mama mode on several occasions.
Social media is crucial to Nick’s entertainment career. He does not want nor need his private personal business with GM played out publicly even though GM has used Twitter to passive aggressively provoke her fans against Nick. NF said Nick is trying to spare GM the embarrassment, but she won’t move on and leave him alone, something that he has told her over and over for months.
But NF is talking and said “I’m tired of people attacking my best friend when he was just trying to live a normal life until he met her for 10 days.” After what NF describes as a “jealous girlfriend meltdown” by Gina Marie, Nick cut off contact with her right after Halloween because she was very intense and delusional in her romantic expectations from Nick. From the time Nick spent with GM following the show’s finale until Halloween NF said Nick was always guarded around GM, “He never knew when she was going to explode so he was on his tip toes for like, what? 2 weeks after the show. Then he left for LA.”
Even though Nick lives in LA and she is in Staten Island, GM constantly pursues Nick with desperate attempts for his attention. There are periods when it slows down, then picks back up. But she regularly calls, texts, questions, & harasses NF & anybody else that she met through Nick trying to involve others to get Nick to take her calls. Nick is MORTIFIED. And Gina Marie’s MOTHER is in on the action too. NF adds that she has been vulgar in her harassment of Nick on Facebook that prompted him to block her.
In early November after Nick broke off their ‘friendship’, GM posted a solemn picture wearing Nick’s infamous blue hat holding an arts & crafts homemade sign that said “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” with Marilyn Monroe’s name under it. Who quotes Marilyn Monroe? And she posted a link to the song by Roxette, “It Must Have Been Love.” Gina Marie has been using Twitter in a manipulative way as she desperately tries to get Nick’s attention with tweets that are passively directed at him.
Why did Nick cut off contact with GM?
According NF Gina Marie had a “hysterical jealous girlfriend meltdown.” At that time Nick was NOT dating anyone, but GM was accusatory & jealous about his social life with his friends. GM was pressuring him for more than a friendship, and she was expecting they were going to live together. NF tells me that GM had some jaw dropping delusional expectations from Nick who she has only known for a couple of weeks; and after Nick told her repeatedly that he was NOT interested her or anyone else romantically, and that he wants to focus on his career. She offered to wait for him after his career got established, but he still said NO.
What happened this week that prompted NF to speak out?
Nick starred in a series of web promo videos for the ‘Reality Wanted Awards’ that he will be hosting, and he parodied Gina Marie’s “crush” in one of them.
NF says Nick did not think GM would care at all because The Soup made fun of GM & and she thought that was great, but she freaked out over his 21 second video. In response to the video Gina Marie tweeted ” i don’t understand some people. I mean u care about some1 so much, they just shit on u ,laugh & make fun of how u feel, its just makes me sick ”
Soon after she also tweeted out a picture of this quote “You’re the first person who broke my heart. For the rest of my life you will always be the one who hurt me the most. Don’t forget that.”
There were plenty of fans tweeting GM some emotional support, and they were trashing Nick on her twitter timeline. He was accused of being an opportunist, using GM, and he was called an idiot for not wanting her hot body, etc. Plus GM’s fans directed their hatred towards Nick on his Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Also three former BB15 HG blindly tweeted support to GM against Nick which also added fuel to the “hate Nick brigade.” Former HG & GM’s friend Amanda Zuckerman tweeted out something rude about Nick in support of GM: “…wishes she had a penis. Realizes she doesn’t… Uses her for publicity. (Nicks BB story line)”
While Nick was on the receiving end of public cyber-hate messages, privately he was receiving disturbing texts messages from Gina Marie & her mother. One text by GM’s mom said “Grow some balls.” SIDE BAR: Earlier this week Nick posted a photo of a FedEx truck accident with this caption, “Thanking my lucky stars today!!! A cargo van ran a red light, missing me and hitting this FedEx truck!!!”
According to NF in retaliation for Nick doing the promo video Gina Marie texted Nick on his phone and told him “Karma is a bitch. I wish that FedEx truck had killed you because you hurt me.” So while GM is playing the sweet victim card on twitter, she is privately wishing death to Nick in texts. NF told me that this disturbed Nick, and that was the final straw; and as Nick’s friend he is sharing Nick’s side of the story to anyone who asks, and I ASKED.
NF describes another desperate attempt by GM to get Nick’s attention. On New Year’s Eve she posted video clips of herself partying & dancing at her brother’s NYE party, the next morning on News Year Day she posted a picture of herself in the hospital. A couple of days later she tweeted, “I’ve been. Having some stomach issues lately. Was couching [sic] up bleed[sic] had to go to the er. I’m feeling a little better ty”
But NF said she texted him that she was in the hospital because she was upset with a broken heart. NF thinks “She did this whole fainting episode and hospital crap saying it was because she missed Nick and wanted to see him. She texted all that to me, and I told him but he never said another word.”
Also GM made a big scene on twitter about being rejected by a Reality Rally for a fundraising event. Due to her controversy about her racist comments, she was not invited to participate alongside some of her BB HG. She tweeted her disappointment with a statement, and her fans went rabid giving her moral support because she was devastated. But it was more probable that she was upset that she would not have an opportunity to see Nick who was invited to attend. NF mentioned that Nick was relieved she would not be part of the event.
NF suspects that GM is using twitter to manipulate Nick by trying to show Nick what he’s missing out on. She has tweeted countless modeling photos of herself nearly nude. In some she is wearing only body paint, a bikini, or lingerie; all very provocative. Maybe Nick doesn’t care about her sexy pictures, but her twitter followers drool over her “sexy hot” photos, and she seems to LOVE the attention from them. All the while she is playing the sympathy/victim card to her fans about Nick and her broken heart.
It seems that being “broken hearted” about Nick on twitter is good business for Gina Marie. There has been a steady stream of gifts coming from her fans. She regularly tweets pics of her gifts: shoes(size 7), make-up, glitter, art supplies, dancing water speakers, necklaces, rings, bracelets, gift cards, cakes, flowers, and boots for her mother.
NF wanted to clear up some assumptions/misconceptions about Nick and Gina Marie. Gina Marie invited herself to be part of Nick’s YKYT bus tour, but Nick told her she could not go. She offered to fly out for a visit, and he said NO to that too. NF also explains that Gina Marie offered to make a donation to his Kickstarter program, but Nick REFUSED and did NOT accept any money from her PERIOD. This should clear up the accusations that Nick used GM for the money she won. Nick was guarded around GM, “He made a point not to accept anything from her.” But NF detailed that the only thing Nick accepted from Gina Marie was a $30 bottle of Lacoste cologne that she gave him on their Monster Truck Rally date.
Nick is accused of using GM for publicity. First of all, GM is the one that said his name every day in the BB house. Did she keep his name alive on TV? Sure, but he did not ask or expect that from her. And once she got out of the house she needed him more for positive publicity than the other way around because she was embarrassed by the negative publicity around her. Plus, she was eager to be photographed and seen with him.
GM’s obsession affected Nick immediately after he was evicted from the BB house. He was shocked to see GM’s hysterical emotional breakdown on TV. He NEVER expected anything like that to happen. The rest of the summer while GM was still in the BB house NF shared this with me “And you have no idea how embarrassed he was. Everywhere he went people would stop and ask him about GM. He couldn’t even date girls last summer because people would say he was an asshole and cheating on her, but they weren’t even dating!! Or kissed!!”
NF thinks Nick was in a lose/lose situation with GM. If he wanted nothing to do with GM after the finale he would be called a jerk asshole. He attempted friendship with her, and it did not work out and he is still called an asshole and worse. His friends and loved ones told me he is a decent nice guy that doesn’t have a bad thing to say about anyone, not even Gina Marie.
I will say Gina Marie does seem to be very busy professionally. She released a dance club song with spoken lyrics, she had one line in a sci-fi movie, she does underwear modeling, and appearances. It seems by observing her Twitter that she has a full and busy life. So why can’t she just move on and forget about Nick?
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