The Trust: A Game of Greed: Julie says Jake's 'beliefs' ended their romance

Julie did not like what she saw when she checked Jake's social media.
The Trust. (L to R) Jacob Chocolous, Julie Theis in episode 105 of The Trust. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
The Trust. (L to R) Jacob Chocolous, Julie Theis in episode 105 of The Trust. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Jake Chocholous and Julie Theis' budding relationship on Netflix's reality show The Trust: A Game of Greed was often a point of contention within the house, especially among the girls who felt that Julie was consistently putting Jake above their bond and alliance, despite the fact Jake didn't even seem to like her as much as she liked him.

Spoilers ahead for The Trust: A Game of Greed

Jake repeatedly put other players in the house above Julie and, in general, just didn't seem as loyal to her as she was to him. That said, in The Trust: A Game of Greed finale, Julie and Jake are among the finalists who make it all the way to the end and get to split the prize money. They even share a kiss during the final moments of the finale and appear to be "together," or at least hoping to try making a relationship work once they're no longer on the show. Did that ever pan out?

Julie says she ended her romance with Jake over his 'hateful' beliefs

If you've ever watched Netflix reality shows before, then you know it's very rare for the relationships and flings that start on-screen to turn into something real off-camera. Even the dating shows like Too Hot to Handle and Love Is Blind rarely produce long-lasting relationships, and The Trust wasn't even about finding romance.

However, Jake and Julie appeared to have beaten the odds as the pair seemingly confirmed their relationship on Instagram. On January 24, 2024, the day the finale premiered, both shared a post of them together captioned "that's a wrap," with a winking emoji and Jake also shared a story to his Instagram showing additional photos of the two of them together.

But there's a twist! In a new exclusive from Daily Mail, Julie has come out and said she actually ended their romance after she got a good look at his intensely right-wing Instagram and TikTok, slamming his views as "hateful."

"Our beliefs are so different and we're never going to have a romantic relationship because of that. And it's not just that Jake and I have different beliefs. He has beliefs that I adamantly stand against and think are hateful."

Jake's social media has led him to come under a lot of scrutiny since people discovered his social media, particularly the fact he's one of those podcast bros with a show called "Manup Daily."

Among his most controversial and offensive takes are him claiming "that drag queens are 'coming for your kids,' has questioned whether one can be gay and Christian, and suggested that OnlyFans is 'destroying' America," per Daily Mail.

According to Julie, the cast did not get to see each other's social media while filming, so they were just making "snap judgments," adding that learning about Jake's political views was a "confusing experience" for her after the "charming" and "charismatic" person she met during production.

Jake calls Tolú 'cold-hearted' and says they don't talk anymore

That said, Jake also recently chatted with a publication, Entertainment Weekly, and said that he and Julie had several romantic weekends after the show ended. He also adds that they're still on good terms and were even "FaceTiming every night" as the show aired.

There is a little bit of discrepancy between Jake and Julie's accounts. Julie says she ended their romance after seeing Jake's social media, but Jake says they had several romantic weekends after filming.

Are we to believe Julie didn't see his Instagram at all during that time? And Jake also says they have been FaceTiming while the series drops episodes weekly, which might also raise some eyebrows regarding Julie's version of events. Apparently, they are still close, even if not dating. I'd love to get Tolú's two cents on all of this.

Speaking of Tolú, Jake then went on to criticize her for taking the $25,000 during the final offer. He says the two are not on good terms and a lot went on between them in the house that wasn't shown on camera.

"There was a lot of other things that went on in the house that people didn't see that happened between me and Tolú, a lot of things that she called me, a lot of inappropriate crude names, a lot of things that I think just a young, immature 26-year-old without a lot of life experience says things like that. She's so cold-hearted. I can't believe it. I have no ill will towards her, but I'm definitely not going to be messaging her anytime in the near future."

Gotta say, I'm team Tolú, too, after looking at Jake's Instagram. It's a little rich hearing him call anyone cold-hearted after all of the hateful stuff he's posted.

The Trust. (L to R) Julie Theis, Tolú Ekundare in episode 108 of The Trust. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Tolú and Julie have gotten a lot of harassment due to the show

Sadly, Tolú and Julie have gotten a lot of vitriolic backlash from viewers, some of it is because people didn't understand why Julie would be with Jake given his views, but it seems like he portrayed himself very differently on the show and while filming. She told Daily Mail that she felt a lot of anxiety about this while the series was airing and wanting to confirm that she and Jake were no longer together.

Additionally, Julie says she and Tolú have been leaning on each other quite a bit for support since the series debuted, further going on to say that even Netflix was "shocked" by the amount of misogynyistic hate aimed at the two of them.

About Tolú, Julie says she is "so thankful" for her and their friendship. Though I do have to wonder about Julie still seemingly playing both sides after filming has wrapped. She is supposedly close with Tolú but Jake says they're also regularly in contact, too, which is interesting, to say the least. I have a feeling we're going to see more drama from this cast soon.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates on the duo and watch all eight episodes of The Trust: A Game of Greed on the streamer right now.

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