"I wanted to tell her but we were really rocky [at the time]," Nic explained.
"We were in a really bad place, and having all the rumours before – it would not have been ideal to talk about it to her.
"It would have pushed us over the edge."
Jess had infamously hit on Nic, saying, "I have developed some feelings towards you".
Nic then shut it down, replying, "I am married and want to do the right thing by Cyrell".
So why did he deny Jess?
"It was to give us [me and Cyrell] a chance," he said.