'Temptation Island': Erica Washington ends 'toxic relationship' with Kendal Kirkland after he cheats on her
Manipulation, gaslighting, emotional abuse, etc., are just a few of the things that Erica Washington experienced at the hands of her boyfriend, Kendal Kirkland. Despite all of his problematic behavior, Erica still for some reason hung on to the idea that the 26-year-old entrepreneur was the man of her dreams. Unfortunately for her, Kendal wasn't entirely sure about Erica, so he decided to bring her on 'Temptation Island' to see if she was indeed the girl of her dreams or if there was someone better out there for him.
Kendal very smartly got his girlfriend to agree to the rule of having "no rules" on the island. He used that to his advantage to lure the single girls on the island. Alexcys Homan, a temptress on the island, immediately caught his attention. In just a matter of few days, things began heating up between the couple. While Erica still remained guarded and was hopeful about reconciliation with Kendal. But after watching the bonfire clip on the latest episode of 'Temptation Island', the 24-year-old personal assistant changed her mind and decided to leave Kendal and her "toxic relationship" with him in the past, and move on with her life.
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On the latest episode of 'Temptation Island', we see Kendal getting into bed with Alexcys. The couple spent the night together and it was all captured on camera. So, during the bonfire, Erica was shown a clip of them both in bed. When she saw the clip, she didn't even bat an eyelid and just announced that she wasn't even surprised. Her reaction surprised her co-stars. Erica then proceeded to explain that being cheated on isn't anything new to her.
She spoke about how in an earlier relationship, her then partner cheated on her nearly every weekend. After she got out of that relationship, she vowed to herself to never put herself in that situation and to never allow herself to be cheated upon. But when she got together with Kendal, he too made the same mistake and cheated on her. But Erica reportedly made an exception for him and continued to stay with him. She shocked everybody when she revealed that Kendal manipulated her and made her feel guilty over him cheating on her and spoke down to her to the point that she began to not only question but also forget about him ever cheating on her.
All we can do is feel for Erica in this moment. Our thoughts are with her! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IsFKvzIoBW— Temptation Island USA (@TemptationTV) March 9, 2021
But watching him once again cheat on her, was clearly too much for Erica as she could see all the red flags and toxicity in their relationship more clearly. So, she decided to just leave Kendal and their "toxic relationship" and focus on herself and getting to know the other men on the island. The girls were very happy to see Erica handle the situation so well and encouraged her to be her bold self. Hopefully, this means we finally get to see Erica breaking out of her shell and opening up to new people and forming new connections.
'Temptation Island' Season 3 airs every Wednesday at 10/9c only on USA Network.