Season 4 from Love Island USA Deb Chubb and Jesse Bray were the first couple to finish second from the Peacock show. After four months of dating, the couple announced their separation. Deb broke the news to her followers via an Instagram story, saying their plan to live geographically close to each other didn’t work. As a result, the two decided they would be friends rather than romantically engaged.
Deb’s post stated:
“I just wanted to let you all know that Jesse and I have made the painful choice to part ways.” We have decided that we will always work better as friends and have love and respect for each other.”
It went on to say:
“We hoped that our relationship would get closer geographically, but we realized that we are better off as friends who will support each other in this new phase of our lives.”
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Jesse Bray and Deb Chubb have been dating since the first day of Season 4 of Love Island USA which ended in July 2022. However, they broke up a few times before getting back together on the program. Jesse uploaded the picture to his Instagram account after Deb revealed the divorce from hers. He wrote on top of Deb’s post:
“I want to thank you all for your kind thoughts and support during this process. This summer you all helped me a lot to develop! You mean everything to me.”
Jesse traveled to California in October to make their relationship work. They couldn’t spend much time together because he lived an hour away from her. Deb discussed their connection in a recent interview with E! News. She stated:
“He went to live with one of his friends.” He adapts and we all try to figure out our next steps in our careers. It’s hard to see each other all the time, but we get along well.”
Deb and Jesse only announced their separation a few days after this interview.
The relationship between Deb and Jesse on Love Island USA
Deb teamed up with Jesse on Episode 1 of Love Island USA Season 4 (aired July 19, 2022). At first, the two obviously fought to make things work between them. Jesse briefly dated Valerie before returning to Deb. Deb chose to team up with someone else during the Casa Amor part after working on their chemistry for a long time. She entered the villa with Kyle Fraser, but her heart was crushed when she saw Jesse go alone and without a partner. Kyle left the program the same day and Deb tried to win Jesse back.
Deb began to doubt her love for Jesse during the final days of Season 4 of Love Island USA. Her worries grew when Isaiah-Sydney and Zeta-Timmy got engaged. She then turned down Jesse’s proposal, claiming she wasn’t ready for “something that serious.” Despite his sad feelings, Jesse agreed with Deb and decided to give his relationship more time away from the villa. Jesse and Deb placed third in the Love Island USA season 4 finale and left the resort together. On Tuesday, the couple announced their separation after four months of dating.