Booka Nile has expressed regret for kissing fellow Married At First Sight star Jake Edwards at a drunken New Year’s Eve party.
However, the 31-year-old heavy metal musician insisted on it in an interview with 9 Now on Thursday that the hug was strictly platonic.
“On New Years Eve, I shared a kiss with about 10 of my friends, as I do every New Years Eve when the clock strikes midnight,” she explained.
If I Could Turn Back Time: Booka Nile (pictured) regrets kissing fellow Married At First Sight star Jake Edwards at a drunken New Year’s Eve party
“And Jake was one of those people because I’m used to close relationships with my male friends,” she added.
Booka explained that that night she also kissed MAFS bride Beth Moore, and “Beth and Jake kissed each other too.”
The Make Them Suffer keyboardist went on to say that platonic kissing is “ just very normal ” in her family and friendship group.
When asked if the kiss with Jake meant anything, Booka replied, “The kiss did mean something. It meant, “Happy New Year, Jake.” ‘
The one thing Booka regretted about the kiss was the fact that Jake’s wife Beck became upset on screen Zemek – who believed she and Jake were still together at the time.
Just friends: The heavy metal musician, 31, insisted on Thursday in an interview with 9Now that the hug (left) was strictly platonic. Right: Jake and Booka the night they kissed
She said, “I wish it hadn’t happened because it had an effect and it hurt Beck … Because you know what something means to me: Beck.”
‘I regret it. If I could go back again, I wouldn’t do it one hundred percent, ”Booka insisted.
Beck felt those feelings. Whatever that brought out in her was caused by things that happened to her in her past and also by the kind of people she associates with. We come from different worlds. ‘
Casualty: The only thing Booka regretted about the kiss was the fact that Jake’s on-screen wife got upset Beck Zemek (pictured), who believed she and Jake were still together at the time
“I think Beck handled it right,” Booka said of the confrontation the two women later had over the incident.
She took time to digest. She wasn’t mean and we ended up getting past it. ‘
Beck, 27, had let Jake go for kissing Booka at a Wednesday night reunion dinner after discovering footage of the kiss circulating on social media.
After admitting to ‘innocently’ kissing Booka at a New Year’s Eve party in Perth, Beck condemned her husband’s behavior.
“That cannot be justified!” At the reunion dinner on Wednesday night, Beck let loose on Jake for kissing Booka ‘innocently’ at a New Year’s Eve party
“I kissed Booka on the lips, just a happy New Year. It was very harmless. We are all friends. If I thought it was anything more than that, I probably wouldn’t have filmed it, ”Jake explained.
“Turning back the clock for a moment, I went to Perth to spend time with Beck and hang out with Beck on New Year’s Eve. I’m able to be with her, but she doesn’t want to be with me, and that’s fine, ‘he said.
Jake also claimed that Beck gave him “every sign that we weren’t together.”
“But it cannot be justified!” Beck then yelled at him.
Hit Back: After admitting the ‘innocent’ kiss, Beck turned down her ex-husband’s behavior, stating, ‘Yes, Jake and I were still together when he kissed Booka. It really pisses me off to hear he said otherwise ‘
“Yes, Jake and I were still together when he kissed Booka. It really pisses me off to hear he said otherwise, ”added a frustrated Beck.
Booka then explained that the moment was not ‘romantic’ and apologized to Beck for kissing Jake and hurting her feelings in the process.
‘It wasn’t romantic … What I’m saying is it’s never okay, so leave it at that. The fact is, we did something that hurt Beck and I’m sorry. Really, ”said Booka.
Lips Lock: Booka then explained the moment was not ‘romantic’ and apologized to Beck for kissing Jake and hurting her feelings in the process
Last month, the Daily Mail Australia revealed that Jake had shared a drunken ‘three-way kiss’ with Booka and Beth Moore at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Perth.
Jake and Booka were friends before appearing on Married At First Sight, but they have always refuted any suggestion of a romance.
While the video only showed Jake giving Booka a kiss, sources said there was clear chemistry between them that night.
Link: Jake and Booka were friends before appearing on Married At First Sight, but they’ve always refuted any suggestion of romance