For much of Thursday (26 November), Twitter was abuzz about Temptation Island South Africa‘s two-part reunion and #temptationislandsa trended at #1 for four hours straight, before passing the top spot to another Showmax Original, The Wife.
The popular competition followed four couples at a crossroads in their relationship and compelled them to mutually decide if they were ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives, or go their separate ways.
The picturesque Knysna was literally their temptation island where they lived separately – with 20 attractive single men and women who were looking for love. This last taste of the single life was meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship, like, “Are we meant to be?” and “Is there someone better out there for me?”
Temptation Island South Africa reunion spoiler alert
In case you haven’t watched it yet, here’s a pointer about what happened at the reunion that got a lot of tongues wagging on social media.
Justin and Estelle, and Sifiso and Musa, are engaged
At the reunion, Justin Fritz and Estelle Langa announced that they’d passed the test and are engaged, as did Sifiso Ndlazi and Musa Qubinkomo. But both relationships immediately faced fresh challenges.
First one of the singles, Angelique Samuels, alleged that after the show had ended, she met with Justin at a park and they kissed. Another single, Dimpho Khoabane, alleged that she kissed Sifiso during Temptation Island South Africa, in the bathroom away from the cameras. Both engaged men denied the allegations.
Nthabi alleges MJ cheated on Bontle with her
MJ Maponya, who initially gave his relationship with Nthabiseng Maphago a 10/10 chance of surviving the show, confirmed that he’s found his someone “better” in Bontle More.
But Nthabi then alleged that MJ stalked and harassed her after filming – and cheated on Bontle with her. MJ denied the allegations.
Precious has left Grant, but isn’t with Dain
Precious Khumalo and Grant Manuel confirmed they’d separated, after being together for four years before Temptation Island South Africa.
But, to many fans’ disappointment, Precious isn’t in a relationship with Dain Ogulu, the “sexy chocolate slab” she kissed on Temptation Island South Africa.
Watch all the drama, which includes a pushing match between MJ and CeeJay, on Showmax here, where you can now binge all 14 episodes.
You can also watch the trailer for the reunion on YouTube here.