The latest episode of Survivor was dramatic enough but was a secret showmance between Angelina and John the real reason for Jeremy’s torch getting snuffed? The showdown at tribal council was one of the biggest we’ve seen yet. Two literal goliaths went to-to-toe, and one of them lost the battle. If you haven’t watched or read about the last episode, STOP NOW, and go read my recap!
Due to an abnormally busy day, I’m late checking my twitter timeline but lo and behold, I finally got home and read the latest interview by the smart and handsome Dalton Ross where he interviews the latest Survivor to be booted off the show. Please definitely check out his interview here, because it is chock full of crazy!
On the last episode, Natalie Cole was slated to be the obvious 9-1 first boot of the Goliath tribe. She’s annoyed half of the tribe and was horribly unaware of how she came off to others. However, the edit lead us to believe that Jeremy made himself seem so untrustworthy and unpredictable that his tribemates had to dispatch of him before he became a bigger threat. He ended up leaving 9-1, and the vote was spearheaded by Angelina Keeley.
In Jeremy’s exit interview with Dalton Ross, he says there is a much more insidious reason for why he was voted off:
“In the same way that Dan was in a one-sided showmance with Kara, actually Angelina was in a one-sided showmance with John. The difference being that Angelina was a recent newlywed. I think she got married maybe a month or two before the show.”
Here is what Angelina told us about her reason for being on Survivor:
I want to win because my husband will head out on his second deployment this year, and I want to be a source of strength and inspiration for other military families who have endured long months and years away from their soldier. Also, winning a million dollars is obviously a huge motivation–like many Americans I have a lot of student debt from school, and being able to pay that off would be a game changer.
I think it’s interesting that Jeremy remarks that Dan and Kara’s showmance is one-sided. Remember my post about how misogynistic it was for the Goliath men to target Kara for her showmance with Dan? I’m happy to see that Jeremy wasn’t drinking the kool-aid and falling in line that narrative! The bigger bombshell is that Angelina and John are allegedly in a showmance despite her being a newlywed. That’s not a good look if true, but if I were on the island, I’d be all over John like flies on a horse’s arse. The time that Survivors must cuddle is long. Jeremy asserts that Angelina became increasingly affectionate towards John, potentially in a way that might make her look bad. But Jeremy goes on even further to explain why Angelina specifically targeted him:
“I made a comment to [the tribe] like, “Oh, if they catch this on camera, Angelina’s going to be in trouble.” Because she was letting her guard down and it looked like a showmance. That got back to Angelina. The morning of Tribal, that got back to her.”
Jeremy goes on to say that once it got back to her what he said, she went ballistic and went out of her way to rally her allies to target him. She even allegedly went so far as to tell her tribemates to not speak of the true reasons behind her motives on camera since she didn’t want any trouble with her husband when she got off the show.
It’s worth noting that Jeremy came into his interview with a prepared statement specifically in reference to Angelina and why he was voted off. He’s gone through the whole media circus copying and pasting this statement to interviewers. Really y’all, go read the full interview. It’s a mess! Outside of the intense accusations against Angelina, he talks about his relationship with Natalie and the situation with him searching through Dan’s belongings to find his idol.
With the press enthralled by Jeremy’s exposé, Angelina has decided to respond to the accusations by giving a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
“My husband and I are aware of Jeremy’s comments,” she said. “While we do not appreciate his blatant mischaracterization of my friendship and alliance with John, I am not surprised he feels compelled to attempt to revise the narrative… being the first eliminated member of your tribe by a unanimous, undisclosed blindside, must really sting, especially for a supposed ‘Goliath.’”
I found the interview very interesting, but I’m unsure where I stand on things. It’s not very often that people on Survivor cheat on their partners at home. I mean, this isn’t Big Brother or anything like that! Do you think Angelina booted Jeremy to cover up her alleged cheating ways? Could you imagine the embarrassment of getting married then getting cheated on?! Jeremy is smart. He’s lawyer smart, but is this simply a case of a bitter castaway going out of his way to punish the people he deemed responsible for his eviction? ALSO, there’s tea being served to me that Jeremy allegedly quit ponderosa after being voted off. I don’t know how reliable that rumor is, but it could make sense the way Jeremy is behaving now towards the cast. Team Jeremy or Team Angelina?! Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below and don’t forget to follow me on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch!
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