An American couple in the midst of a divorce have revealed that they still live together in the same travel trailer and even sleep in the same bed — but there is no hope that they will get back together.
Jenna and Chris recently separated, but have yet to finalize their divorce — and in the meantime, they continue to live in the same small space.
In a new video for Cut.com, the pair play a game of ‘Truth or Drink,’ where they gamely answer questions about their unconventional living arrangements, how their romantic relationship turned sour, and what’s next for them in the future.
Awkward! Jenna and Chris recently separated, but have yet to finalize their divorce — and in the meantime, they continue to live together in a travel trailer
Yikes! They admitted that it can get weird sometimes, especially because they still share a bed
The former couple didn’t say exactly when they decided to split up, but it was at least recent enough that neither has moved out of their shared travel trailer.
That means that they still sleep in the same bed, and even change clothes in one another’s presence.
‘It did get weird a couple of times, but it’s a decent-sized bed,’ Jenna says.
Maneuvering a shared space after a breakup can certainly be awkward, especially when it comes to privacy.
For example, Chris admits that he goes to the bathroom to masturbate, and has even occasionally thought of Jenna in there.
They have also had sex on more than one occasion since the split, though Jenna says she wouldn’t call it ‘breakup sex.’
Though Chris hasn’t started the process of dating anyone new yet, Jenna has been talking to new guy — and because they’re on top of each other in the trailer, Chris knows all about him.
Honest: They spoke candidly about what it was like while playing a drinking came for a YouTube video
And though Chris says that he never developed feelings for someone else during their marriage, Jenna points out that he almost cheated on her early on and it ruined the trust
He admits that when they are together ‘virtually’ while playing the same video game, he feels a ‘little bit of the possessiveness,’ and hearing them talk can be uncomfortable.
Still, he says kindly, ‘I know enough about him that I think you too would be good together,’ he says.
As for why the pair broke up, both agree that their differences just became too much.
‘I just think that both of us kind of got tired of trying to make it work,’ Jenna says
‘There’s big ideological differences, politically sometimes,’ Chris says. ‘I would rather just focus on myself and not get involved in what I believe are things that I can’t change.’
‘He’s very driven to his future,’ Jenna adds, saying that money and career aren’t priorities for her.
And though Chris says that he never developed feelings for someone else during their marriage, Jenna points out that he almost cheated on her early on.
‘There’s big ideological differences, politically sometimes,’ Chris says. ‘I would rather just focus on myself and not get involved in what I believe are things that I can’t change’
‘I had kind of felt it coming for a long time,’ Chris says of their breakup
‘I thought about cheating on you. It was on my mind and I got pretty close to finding another girl but I just felt horrible about it and never did anything about it,’ he says.
‘That definitely caused lasting damage throughout our relationship, for sure,’ Jenna responds. ‘Trust is really important to me and it took you a long time to tell me about it. It wasn’t like the next day you were like, oh, this almost happened. It was like months later.’
‘Was it months later?’ Chris asks.
‘Yeah, it was,’ Jenna says firmly. ‘I definitely was always, like, really jealous in our relationship. I had it in my mind that you were going to cheat on me at some point.’
‘I kind of scarred the relationship pretty early,’ Chris admits.
Jenna also adds that she thinks she always loved Chris more than he loved her.
‘Genuinely, I would say that I loved you more. You would break up with me a few times, and I think you still loved me, but I was definitely the one, like, holding on. Fighting for it,’ she says.
Looking back: The couple also reflected on happier times, like the first time they had sex
Amicable: Despite the awkward living situation, they are still able to laugh with each other
‘I had kind of felt it coming for a long time,’ Chris chimes in, to which Jenna nods. ‘I loved you and cared about you a lot, which makes it really hard, because we were that close to having forever love, which is sad.’
Though they are still getting used to the breakup, Jenna says that at least one person is ‘visibly very happy about the situation’ — Chris’s dad.
‘We’ve butt heads a lot. It’s gotten to the point where we pretty much avoid each other completely,’ she says.
During the on-camera drinking game, the former couple also reflect on happier times in their relationship, including the best sex they ever had.
‘I really liked the very first time that we had sex. He took me on his motorcycle and drove me out to some abandoned dock in the middle of the night, it was like 2 a.m. or something like that, on a lake. It was just, like, a cute little memory. I think that would probably be my favorite,’ Jenna says.
‘It is hard to let go of all the dreams and love and that stuff,’ Chris says. ‘I admittedly have cried quite a bit about it but it is what it is’
‘We were pretty physical at the beginning,’ she says, but adds that they always had a hard time with eye contact.
‘Yeah, neither of us like eye contact very much,’ Chris adds.
Both appear to be pretty certain that there is no hope of them getting back together, because neither would change in a way to make them compatible — and they’ve tried.
‘It is hard to let go of all the dreams and love and that stuff,’ Chris says. ‘I admittedly have cried quite a bit about it but it is what it is.’