If anyone”s relationship was filled with ups and downs this season of Timber Creek Lodge, it would definitely be that of Mark Milburn and Jenna Gillund. The two seemed to have instant chemistry when they stepped in to pamper all the guests that visited the Canadian retreat. But as the season went on, their relationship took hit after hit, whether it was Jenna venting to guests about the romance behind Mark”s back or the Timber Creek Lodge hunk hooking up with a guest during the pair”s cooling off period.
But once Mark and Jenna got away from all of the stress and drama of working at the lodge, they decided to give love a real shot. “Jenna and I actually worked on our relationship following the show,” Mark told The Daily Dish exclusively, adding that the two talked every day while he was in Switzerland before he headed back to Canada immediately after this season ended. “So we spent six months together long distance. I would travel down to L.A., and she”d come up to Vancouver. And we got to learn more about each other outside of the show. It was awesome.”
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Unfortunately, Mark said that he and Jenna eventually decided to call it quits, mainly because they”re looking for different things out of life right now. “We just recognized after we got more time together that we just were slightly different people and wanted different things at that point in our lives,” he explained.
“Jenna is all about family and wants to have that now, and I”m really pursuing my career. I love guiding and being in the mountains. And so, it was just difficult. I didn”t want to move to L.A., she didn”t want to move to Canada, but I respect her as a person, and I think she”s an incredible person.”
With those kind words, it should come as no surprise that she and Mark still keep in touch and are good friends today. “I think after working together in the lodge this season, we got to know a lot about each other through that experience, and we can share that experience. And so because of that, we trust each other a lot. We know we”re not gonna stab each other in the back. As much as we may have had those experiences in the show, in real life, we want to support one another,” Mark said. “So no, I”d say we”re definitely friends. I”m grateful for that opportunity to have actually made a new friend out of the show.”