Cheating in the love race
Jade’s relationship with Eshe is on the rocks.
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ASA athletes Jade and Eshe (Gaosi Raditholo and Swankie Mafoko) have been the poster pair for same-sex relationships at their gym since they got engaged in July. But their loveboat sails into rocky waters when Eshe notices how close Jade is getting to her male coach and former athlete Flo (Teboho Gilbert Letele)…
“It’s not the first time that Eshe and Jade have butted heads over ‘other’ people,” says Swankie. “They continuously argue about their too- closefor- comfort relationships with their coaches. Jade has Flo, while Eshe has Sara (Mpolokeng Chabane).” And they have every right to question each other about their trainers as the pair spend most of their training in private. Jade takes her sessions a bit too far on Tuesday 8 August when she kisses Flo. “She immediately regrets it,” says Swankie. “She feels embarrassed and tells Flo that it meant nothing. She comes clean to Eshe about what she did.” However, Eshe has a difficult time believing her fiancée and feels betrayed now.
Jade learns that her trainer is leaving the ASA gym on Monday 14 August. More specifically, Flo is ditching her and leaving her without a trainer. Worse yet, Jade is kicked off the gym- nastics team and forced to train alone, “With Flo gone, Jade is left to fend for herself in the gym,” explains Swankie. “But this is great for Eshe, who sees this as the perfect opportunity to reconnect with Jade without interference and distraction from another person.” While Jade is devastated, she tries to put on a brave face and buddies up with Eshe’s trainer Sara. They seem to be getting along well too, but now Eshe isn’t happy about their bond. Swankie hints that “Jade and Sara will grow fond of each other, but viewers will soon see that Sara has secrets of her own…”
Jade oversteps the mark and kisses her trainer Flo – and it doesn’t end well.
Eshe can smell a rat from a mile off and puts her foot down with her fiancée.