Ahead of ‘Siesta Key’s return on June 16, we caught up with the show’s stars about Juliette and Alex’s Nashville hookup and how it will shake things up in the episodes to come.
We last saw the cast of Siesta Key during a trip to Nashville, where exes Juliette Porter and Alex Kompothecras hooked up, despite him having a girlfriend, Alyssa Salerno, back home. When the show returns on June 16, we’ll see Juliette grapple with the aftermath of the hookup. “I actually had a major panic attack,” Juliette told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I felt worthless, and not good. I really regretted it.”
As Juliette explained during the season 3A finale in March, though, the hookup was about more than her residual feelings for Alex. “I think part of the reason why I allowed that to happen was because I wanted to know that it wasn’t me in the relationship — he’s naturally a cheater,” Juliette explained. “I wanted to know he’d do this to any girl — she’s not more special than I am.” Now that months have gone by, though, Juliette admitted that she didn’t make a good decision by hooking up with Alex.
“I think it was the wrong decision, completely,” she told us. “Of course, I shouldn’t be hooking up with someone else’s boyfriend, but for me, in my emotional state, I don’t think it was ever a good idea either. It did not help.” In the show’s upcoming episodes, we’ll also see Juliette grapple with whether or not to tell Alyssa about what went down.
“I gave Alex PLENTY of time [to tell Alyssa the truth],” Juliette revealed. “He never did. He would text me manipulative things like, ‘I’m going to tell her, we’ll never be friends again if you tell her.’ and I was like, ‘Okay, well please do. I want to be able to move on. If you don’t tell her, I don’t think I’ll be able to move on and get past everything that happened.’ I never wanted to tell him myself. He kind of pushed me to that point. He was messing with me and being mean and I guess I kind of exploded.”