April and Jake's relationship had a lot of ups and downs during "The Ultimatum" — from the former's pregnancy scare to the latter's strong connection with Rae. By the finale, their two-and-a-half-year romance fizzled out and the two decided to break up. However, that wasn't the end of their relationship.
After the show ended, April tells POPSUGAR, she and Jake continued to see each other "for months on and off," and she also stayed at his place. "I was just hoping that something would reignite or change, and for months, it didn't," she says. "It wasn't going anywhere, and it was hard to accept. It was a hard thing to swallow, but I was just like, 'Alright, this isn't going anywhere. Let's just completely cut ties. Do your thing, I'm going to do my thing. But if you need me, I'm going to be here 100 percent.'" April also reveals that the two were still in touch until the end of January, but as of March 30, she's been blocked from contacting him.
During the reunion, Jake gave an update on his dating life and shared that he remained single after the show, despite agreeing to take a trip with Rae following his breakup (which didn't end up happening). "I was doing myself for a while . . . trying to find out what I really want, what makes me happy," he said. So as it turns out, he and Rae didn't continue their connection after all.
April shared her own update during the show and confirmed that she's currently in a "serious relationship." She tells POPSUGAR that the new relationship has changed some of her views around marriage, though it's still very important to her. "It's weird because I'm in a relationship where he talks about marriage just as much as I do," she says. But she also shares some of the regrets she has about Jake.
"In the experience, I felt guilty . . . I should have never brought him on this experience. [That was] completely disrespectful and rude of me," she tells us. "I honestly regretted it . . . But looking back at it, I realize where I'm at today, how peaceful my life is, how much I've grown, and how less reactive I am when things don't go my way. I'm so grateful for this experience because I learned who I am, and I learned that it's OK to be selfish and demand the things that you want."