From prolonged eye contact, seductive tones and lots of one on one time, Pere and Jackie B seem to be getting close. Over the past two days, we’ve seen the Housemates attempt to find and build deeper connections with some of the people they are spending every waking moment with. Pere and Jackie B, are one such pair.
Although Pere has a naturally striking talking voice, when Jackie B is around, we’ve noticed him take on a deeper, more velvety smooth drawl that gives off heavy “I’m flirting!” vibes. Don’t even get us started on the twinkle in his eye. Jackie B, on the other hand, has been doing what she needs to do too; from holding his gaze a tad longer than usual, to listening intently and hanging on to his every word.
This afternoon, when the whole geng was on one of their many Task breaks, Pere and Jackie B sat together and chatted about love and relationships, as well as what they’ve been through. Pere opened up about how he always has his guard up, because of heartbreak. “I’m shy and I shield my emotions. I’m actually a sensitive, emotional person. I’m a Cancer,” he said, referring to his star sign.
Later, Pere and Jackie B retreated to the bedroom where they carried on their conversation about relationships. Pere then asked Jackie what she looks for in a man and Jackie B forthcoming about what she likes and how she wants a man to approach her. “I don’t like a man who doesn’t know what he wants. He must be in control of his life. A man has to be very direct with his approach. I will get bored of the flirting. I need to know what’s next,” she said matter-of-factly.
When Pere asked Jackie B if she’s looking for a relationship in the House, she told him she’s open to it. There were lots of hypothetical scenarios, as both tested the waters, but it was kind of obvious they were referring to whatever is happening between them.
Earlier in the day, Pere expressed the same sentiments in a separate conversation with someone else. “I am not looking for a relationship. That is 100 percent not in my plans, but if something happens, I will not run away from it”. So on the same page then?
Back to the evening chat:
After his lengthy conversation with Jackie B, Pere headed to the garden to mull things over and have a word with Emmanuel about his predicament. “I’m scared. You can like a person, but there’s no way of knowing if she likes you back. You just never know if the person is as interested in you, as you are in them. Also, if you catch cruise, for how long? What happens next?
”Emmanuel had no answers for him, and all he could do was to reiterate Pere’s concerns. “She might flirt back to make you feel good. She might flirt back because she wants to have fun too. Or maybe she wants to flirt until one of you gets serious”.
Jackie B has been open about being ready to fall in love and how she wants a man to approach her. Is this her giving Pere the green-light to step to her? If he does, will she say “Yes!” Only time will tell.