Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane both have new romances as Marriage Boot Camp airs!
I think it was a little ridiculous that Bachelor/Bachelorette stars Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane were even cast on Marriage Boot Camp given the dubiousness of their relationship from the start.
To back up a minute, the romance between the two began off-screen right after their stint on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise last summer. When 32-year-old JJ left paradise to pursue a relationship at home in Denver, Colorado, he handed 31-year-old Juelia his rose in a platonic but heroic gesture after Juelia was dumped by Joe Bailey.
But soon after BiP finished taping the two began a real real life relationship–a long-distance relationship albeit — that allegedly lasted an entire year–Juelia lives in Southern California and JJ lives in Denver. Yes I say ‘allegedly’ because I think the relationship was a little too convenient and likely a business deal in an effort to stretch their 15 minutes–but I digress.
So cut to present day— Season 9 of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars just premiered and JJ Lane and Juelia Kinney, who have been dating for a year now, want to see if they can take their relationship to “the next level.” But JJ still spends a lot of time with ex-wife Heather Sands whom he shares a 5-year-old daughter with in Denver.
In fact, both Juelia and JJ have daughters.
And on the show JJ claims, “I’m still seeing my ex-wife.”
But the problem with reality shows centered on relationships is that there is a lag time between filming and airing and more often than not the spoilers are all over the inter webs before the show even airs.
So it’s a bit surreal watching them try and salvage their fragile relationship on Marriage Boot Camp given that we already know how this story ends.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars airs Fridays at 9pm on WEtv.