'Temptation Island' reunion: Which couples broke up and who is still together now?!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/28/2021
Temptation Island's Season 3 reunion special featured Erin Smith breaking up with Corey Sobczyk, Kendal Kirkland and Alexcys Homan revealing they've split and are barely on speaking terms, and Julian Allen and Kristen Ramos announcing their wedding date during Tuesday night's episode on USA.
Temptation Island's one-hour reunion special was filled with explosive, surprising and heartwarming moments.
Newly-engaged couple Julian and Kristen, who have tugged at viewers' heartstrings all season long, revealed their wedding date has been set for July 24, 2022, which will be the anniversary of when they started dating.
And Chelsea Orcutt and Thomas Gipson told Temptation Island host Mark L. Walberg they are still together and working on their relationship issues.
"It's still a struggle and still work," Chelsea said.
"But, what relationship isn't work? I mean, you have to put in work with anything that you do. So I feel like when you asked us, 'Is love enough?' and I looked at him and [asked], 'Is it?' No, it's not enough. We've realized that... We need to grow from that."
Dr. Blake Eyres, whom Chelsea had made a connection with on the island and kissed multiple times, admitted it was "disappointing" Chelsea chose to leave the show with Thomas.
"I felt you were pretty convinced that you were going to leave alone," Blake recalled in a pre-recorded video that aired during the reunion special.
"So, I think you took a step back for yourself. It was disappointing when I found out."
Chelsea confirmed her feelings for Blake were "very real" but she should have trusted her "initial intuition," which was a feeling that Blake wasn't being genuine.
But two couples' relationships apparently crashed and burned after Temptation Island wrapped filming.
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Alexcys revealed she and Kendal broke up after the show despite leaving the island together.
Alexcys complained that after watching footage back, she felt like she was Kendal's "second option."
Alexcys told Mark, "I should have asked if he initiated [his Erica breakup] and to leave the island with me first. I feel like a fool for not asking, because if I would've heard that first, I wouldn't have left with him. I felt played."
Kendal said he and Alexcys didn't really speak to each other anymore, and Alexcys said they had only hung out one time after the show. Alexcys admitted she had "ghosted" Kendal because she wasn't okay with how he had made her feel on the island.
When asked whether she's upset her relationship with Kendal ended, Alexcys confessed, "I'm upset that it didn't end sooner, honestly."
Erica insisted she never wanted to get back together with Kendal and will no longer tolerate a man treating her poorly.
Alexcys even addressed Erica face to face and said, "I feel bad you had to deal with a man like Kendal. Honestly, like, you deserve the best."
Alexcys explained she thought her relationship with Kendal on the island was "very genuine" but she "felt played at the end." Alexcys, for example, said Kendal kept trying to bring Nickole Ciszak into their relationship and she didn't think that was right.
Kendal insisted he never tried to play anybody and values people, but Nickole agreed Kendal had "f-cked up" his journey on Temptation Island.
"There were bad decisions made. I shouldn't have moved so quick with Alexcys... but the next woman I'm with, I'm going to appreciate them and love them like never before," Kendal said. "So it's okay. I'm not afraid to make mistakes."
In addition, Erin broke up with Corey right on the reunion stage.
After leaving Temptation Island together, Corey said their relationship was "complicated," and Erin complained about how Corey had not lived up to his promises of being open, vulnerable and showing emotion.
Shaquille Urie gushed about how Erin had checked all of his boxes, and Erin admitted she had sent Shaquille home because she felt a connection with him and felt the need to protect her relationship with Corey.
Corey said Erin dating Shaquille could have brought more perspective into their relationship, and Erin agreed in saying, "Looking back, I wish that I wouldn't have sent him home... I wish I got to know him better."
Shaquille suggested Erin was so focused on changing herself that she didn't realize she was with "the wrong person," which Corey disagreed with.
Erin claimed she had begged Corey to tell her about his experience on the island.
"[Mark], you were scared that we would fall back into the same pattern, and I'm not going to lie, I agree with that," Erin said, adding that she was expecting Corey to man up and be open and honest with her.
Corey admitted he had lied to Erin about his final overnight date with Amanda Spain-Butts.
Erin recalled Corey telling her different stories about their conversation that night and said she had heard the pair had hooked up.
"It's not the only thing he's lied about," Erin said. "I thought you worked on being a man on the island. Man up!"
But Amanda insisted she and Corey never hooked up during their final date -- not even a kiss.
Erin claimed Amanda had told Shaq that she and Corey hooked up, but Amanda denied ever saying that.
Shaq then got involved in the conversation and argued Amanda essentially chose to beat around the bush but allowed him to think something physical happened.
"You said, 'Haha, Corey is not as innocent as he seemed!'" Shaq said.
To get to the bottom of things, Mark asked Erin and Corey if they were going to stay together.
"I definitely want that. I definitely want to learn and grow with Erin," Corey announced. "I just can't give up on our relationship."