Their difficult past and their tumultuous experience on the show could be what’s helped the couple prove how much they mean to each other.
“If we didn’t do something like this we probably wouldn’t have grown as much as a couple,” Jess concedes, “And the issues with his mum [Fatima] probably wouldn’t have been out in the open.”
Jess’ relationship with Seyat’s mother, Fatima, has been colourful, particularly after she referred to her son’s partner as a “whore”.
Another issue the pair has been open about is how they navigated towards each other after complicated previous relationships.
“Before I met Jess, I had an ex-girlfriend for about three years ... She’s not in my life anymore,” recalls Seyat. “[Jess] had an ex as well, for three or four years,” he adds.
“That’s how we got together because we sort of had the same position. We were in the same boat and made us closer.”
Jess reveals their shared past is what connected them.“It was a similar situation with our previous relationships, they were both really controlling, they both didn’t treat us that well,” adds Jess.
Despite the fact that Jess claims she “couldn’t care less” about her ex partner, Seyat has admitted that he has considered going back to his former lover – even after committing himself to Jess.
“I obviously wanted her back but she cut me off.”
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