'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On': Will Jake ditch his girlfriend April for Rae?
We have all grown up hearing the saying "opposites attract", but this might not entirely be true when it comes to 26-year-old Jake Cunningham. The former veteran was issued an ultimatum by his girlfriend of two years -- April Marie -- after he kept hesitating about getting married and settling down. This brought them to Netflix's latest dating show 'The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On'.
Hosted by 'Love is Blind' hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey, April and Jake got the opportunity to explore what life would be like if they were to get married as well as date around. Initially, Jake was unhappy about joining the show and walked in with a closed mind. He knew that he loved his girlfriend and wanted to make things work with her, he tried explaining to her that he would marry her and have kids with her eventually, but right now he wanted to focus on having some fun and working on securing their future financially. However April wasn't buying it and felt that finances shouldn't be an issue as she could take care of herself financially, and also her desire to be a young mother didn't exactly align with Jake's timeline. In the midst of all this, Jake crossed paths with Rae Williams, and his world immediately turned upside down.
Jake was completely shocked when he realized how Rae and he had several things in common. The duo hit it off almost immediately. Rae, who issued an ultimatum to her boyfriend Zay Wilson, to either marry her or move on, found herself being drawn to Jake as well. So, when it was time for the couples to pick their new partners and go into a trial marriage, Jake and Rae chose each other as they were curious about life together.
Staying together made Jake and Rae's bond even stronger, while April continued to pine for Jake. By the end of their trial marriage, both Jake and Rae knew that they had strong feelings for each other, but didn't want to acknowledge it as they felt guilty about hurting their current partners. After returning to their original partners, both Jake and Rae struggled to bond with their partners. Jake realized that he would have to make several changes to himself to make his relationship work with April. The couple got into a huge argument when he felt that April violated his trust by going through his phone without telling him. Despite their many arguments, Jake seemed keen on working things out with April as he loved her and had a history with her.
On the other hand, Rae continued to harbor feelings for Jake which made things worse between Zay and him. The couple got into a huge argument when Rae didn't reciprocate Zay's feelings about wanting to be together and getting engaged. Feeling upset and hurt, Zay left their home and stayed out all night. This left Rae feeling further upset, so she broke things off with him. The newly single Rae met with Jake and told him that she was done with Zay and enquired about his situation with April. Though Jake told her that he was working on fixing things with April, he began thinking about Rae and the possibility of exploring a relationship with her as she was single now.
So will Jake leave April for Rae? Though Jake loves April, he is strongly attracted to Rae and is keen on exploring their relationship. So he might ditch April for Rae. Also, the fact that neither Jake nor April follow each other on Instagram, while Rae and he follow each other, makes us believe that things may not have ended on a good note between Jake and April. We will just have to wait and watch to see how things pan out between the trio.
'The Ultimatum: Marry or move On' is all set to premiere on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Netflix will be dropping the episodes in two parts. The first eight episodes will be available for streaming on April 6, while the finale and the reunion episodes drop on April 13, 2022.