‘Ex on the Beach’ single Billy Reilich reconnects with trans ex Cara Cooper to rework on their relationship as two new individuals
‘Ex on the Beach’ was back on Tuesday, July 23, night with boatloads of drama. In the previous episode, almost all the singles couple up with one another except for Billy Reilich. If you're wondering who Billy is, you might remember him as the cute Nick, the Gardener, from 'The Ellen Degeneres Show'. He also appeared in movies like 'Magic Mike XXL' and 'Bigger'.
Billy washed up on the shores of 'Ex on the Beach' looking for a partner who he could cuddle up with. He admits that although he looks very hunky, he is a "softy". He tears up a little when he realizes he is the only single on the beach, while all the others are coupled up.
Billy’s loneliness comes to an end, at least momentarily, when his ex-girlfriend, Cara Cooper comes out of the water. Billy looked genuinely happy to see her. Billy identifies himself as pansexual (not limited in sexual choice by biological sex, gender, or gender identity), while his ex Cara is a transsexual woman.
Cara tells host Romeo that she wanted to see if things could work out between Billy and her since they never really had a nasty breakup or anything. She says that things just fizzled out between them. Billy then confesses to the camera that he was earlier ashamed of her and himself. He was very close-minded and private when they started dating. Now he seems to be in a better place and has come to terms with his and her identity and isn’t ashamed of their relationship. He even tells Cara that she is worthy, and he is not embarrassed by her.
Cara was the first trans girl Billy dated and she was still in the early stages of transition so they couldn’t start anything official at that point of time. Now Billy feels he is ready to explore things further, as two new individuals. He strongly felt that they both are very different people today, compared to back when they were dating.
His fellow single on the show Kenya commented on their relationship saying, "I absolutely love this for Cara & Billy. Both amazing souls, who gives a f**k what you are or what you’re into #ExOnTheBeach."