Despite insisting that she and Brooke Blurton were just friends after appearing on The Bachelor 2018, Jamie-Lee Dayz has now confessed that she thinks the relationship was more than just platonic in a trailer for The Bachelorette 2021.
“Brooke and I spent a lot of time together in the [Bachelor] house. We just clicked,” Jamie-Lee recalls before dropping a bombshell: “I definitely think it was more than just friends.”
She also added that since exiting the mansion three years ago, she’s wondered if her feelings for the 26-year-old youth worker could have been “one-sided”. Now she’s back to pursue a “second chance” with Brooke.
Now, there are a number of reasons this is confusing AF.
Playing The Friendship Card
The openly bisexual Bachelor alum entered the mansion as an intruder on Nick Cummins AKA The Honey BadSeason – and even back then there were claims that she and Brooke were romantically involved during their time in the house.
Still, Jamie-Lee was quick to refute any and all rumours of the sort.
“It’s definitely not true,” she told Mamamia after her elimination. “I have a lot of love for Brooke and she’s such a legend but we’re definitely just friends.”
She echoed the same sentiment in several other post-show interviews, explaining that she was “a little disappointed” with the rumours.
“The assumption that every bi-sexual woman must be together. Like, if there’s two bisexual people in a room, they must be together,” the venue manager said. “I think that’s such a backwards assumption.”
She also explained that she had rekindled things with her ex-girlfriend at the time.
Similarly, Brooke hit back at the claims during an interview with OK! Magazine, telling the publication that the pair “developed a really great relationship”.
“There’s definitely no sexual relationship there. I was there for Nick [Cummins] and that was my focus.”
The Bachelor Insider Intel
Way back when, a well-placed source told So Dramatic! that the pair struck up a romance of sorts inThe Bachelor mansion in 2018.
“Jamie and Brooke f*cked on Honey Badger’s season. They had chemistry in the mansion and were definitely more than friends,” they said.
However, another contestant claimed otherwise, echoing the pair’s version of events.
“Haha no they didn’t hook up in the mansion, but they were definitely attracted to each other and had a close friendship after the show,” she said.
Can we expect some juicy secrets to come out of the woodwork once Brooke and Jamie-Lee reunite on The Bachelorette? Fingers crossed!
Fans Are Just As Confused
“If she had strong feelings for Brooke, why didn’t she pursue her before she became the Bachelorette?” one user responded to the clip on Facebook. They concluded their comment with a face-palm emoji and, well — same.
Another fan of the show said that it’s “boring seeing the same faces” appear on the show, adding that “these two already had their chance”.
Other viewers have expressed that the show would be a “waste of time” if Brooke “ends up with someone she already knew”.
Tune in to The Bachelorette Australia when it premieres on Wednesday, October 20 to see if Jamie-Lee and Brooke are the real deal.
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