Navigating Showmances and Heartbreak
Moriah Jadea faced a rollercoaster of emotions during her time on MTV’s The Challenge: Battle For a New Champion. Caught between her past and present showmances, she found herself torn and struggling with her feelings.
Moriah’s Complicated Showmance Situation
On one hand, Moriah had left her previous showmance, Johnny Bananas, behind to film the new season without him. On the other hand, she met The Challenge: UK’s James Lock, sparking a new showmance.
The Challenge: Battle For a New Champion
Throughout the episodes, a storyline highlighted Moriah’s situation related to Bananas, who was teased as one of the returning Challenge champions coming to the show. He never appeared, but other returning champs mentioned him to Moriah, adding to her emotional turmoil.
Moriah’s Regret and Apology
In a recent podcast appearance, Moriah expressed her regret and apologized for hurting Bananas. She explained that she felt terrible about the situation and wished she could have handled it differently.
Sending Gifts to Bananas
Moriah revealed that she had sent special gifts to Bananas for their relationship, but they were getting delivered while she was filming the new season. She expressed her frustration and wished she could unsend them.
Moriah’s Showmance with James
Moriah’s new showmance with James remained in the game for most of Season 39, thanks to her asking allies to keep him safe from elimination. However, their journey came to an end in Episode 17, when James was eliminated in a three-way battle.
Moriah’s Emotional Farewell
Moriah was devastated by James’ elimination and expressed her sadness to Nurys Mateo, who had just won the elimination. She praised James as the realest person on the season and was heartbroken to see him go.
Moriah’s Triumphant Return and Chance at Victory
Despite the emotional setback, Moriah advanced to the final with a chance to win her first-ever season and a significant prize money. The Challenge: Battle For a New Champion airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on MTV.