Now that the full season of Netflix’s The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On is available on the streaming giant, fans can safely say couple April Melohn and Jake Cunningham had one of more complicated relationships on the series. Question is, where do the former flames stand today? Speaking exclusively with In Touch in a video interview, the reality TV personalities dish on their current status, including whether or not they’d get back together.
“No, no, not whatsoever. After everything, after everything I found out and after I saw her true colors on the show. Absolutely not,” Jake, 26, says of reconciling with April. “I even tried to be cordial with her and be acquaintances or somewhat friends after. She was still playing a whole bunch of games after the show and I’m not OK with that — I’m happy to do my own thing.”
April, 23, gave Jake the ultimatum to get engaged or to break up after two years of dating. As a result, the pair embarked on an eight-week journey that put their relationship to the test. April entered a mock marriage with contestant Colby Kissinger, while Jake entered a mock marriage with contestant Rae Williams.
After spending four weeks with their fake partners — and learning a lot about themselves along the way — April and Jake were reunited for a trial marriage of their own. In the end, they decided to go their separate ways.
“Unlike other couples, we lived together. Our apartment was furnished together. We lived in a three bedroom, three bath, we financed each other’s vehicles … it was so intertwined that like, you don’t realize how messy it is until you break up,” April recalls of calling it quits.
“We did everything backwards. … It was definitely a hot mess. I mean, me and him were very civil at the time. Other than all the emotions and the drama, I think we understood at the end of the day, we care about each other,” she assures. “I’m always gonna be here for you. You’re my best friend. So, I mean it wasn’t too crazy.”
While filming, April had a pregnancy scare that further put strain on her relationship with Jake.
“I told everybody outside of the show, I was going to fertility appointments and dealing with this off set and then rushing back like nothing happened,” April told Life & Style.
“I tried to not talk about it, but I think when people started to dig at me about, ‘Well, Jake doesn’t wanna have kids,’ and so I finally just blew up because I was just like, ‘This is what I’m going through. Shut up. I don’t care about your opinion. Sit down and leave me alone. Don’t tell me what he thinks,'” she added.
Also speaking with Life & Style, Jake offered his side of the story. “The pregnancy scare … well, we’ve been down that road quite a bit,” he claimed. “She’s done that a lot to me. So, I didn’t really think too much of it. … If we did end up having a kid, I would’ve taken care of it and I would’ve been the best dad for that kid.”
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