Things haven't been easy for Rob Westergaard and Jess More as they explore a relationship this season of Below Deck Mediterranean. One source of tension for the couple seems to have been Rob's ex-girlfriend, including some confusion over the status of their relationship when the charter season began and their continued communication.
Jess revealed during the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home After Show on September 21 that she has even spoken to Rob's ex. "Yeah, we've chatted a few times," Jess shared in the above clip. "She reaches out to me every now and then."
The Below Deck Med stew then opened up more about their conversations in the above clip.
Jess previously shared how she felt when Rob told her he had been texting with his ex-girlfriend in the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 After Show: "Yeah, I was definitely concerned. I was told that he hadn't really been with anyone for like eight months, and it seemed like they were way more closer than that. So, it was something that really just wasn't sitting right for me," Jess explained in the below clip. "It got to a point where I was just like, 'OK, you clearly weren't just casually dating this woman."
But Rob said in the After Show that he felt like he was being transparent with Jess this season.
"I can see how it could be misleading. If I was open and honest about it, like I was obviously communicating, I'm not downplaying or doing anything. I made it very clear that this is what I'm in," he explained. "If you're gonna reach out, i"m gonna chat to you; I'm not just going to throw you under the bridge."
"If her ex-boyfriend reaches out to her, I wouldn't get in my feels about it; I'd be like, 'You had that connection with that person. You shared a life with that person,'" Rob continued. "Who am I to judge, and who am I to say anything about it?"
Rob also shared that his feelings for Jess were unlike anything he had ever experienced. "That was a very deep love that I hadn't really felt before Jessica. [It had its] ups and downs, but that's the inner workings of figuring people out," he said. "You're establishing boundaries and your likes and dislikes. That's part of it."
Jess also underscored how strong her and Rob's feelings were for one another. "With him and I, it was just extreme, intense emotion," she said. "I don't know where that came from."
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