Here’s Why Leah Isn’t “Proud” Of Her Behaviour On ‘The Block’
It’s safe to say that The Block’s Leah and Ash have divided viewers with their actions on the show, but now they’re attempting to rehab their image STAT. The pair, who joined forces with Kristy and Brett early on in this season of The Block, have now opened up about their behaviour.
Leah has reflected on her instant friendship with Kristy, touching on the moment when the pair had a massive falling out. You know, when Kristy apparently said Leah was “dead to her” for simply visiting Eliza and Liberty. Totally normal stuff.
Leah and Ash ended up calling out Kristy and Brett’s toxic behaviour. “Even though I was friends with Kristy and Brett, I was also friends with the girls. And when I saw these big problems come up, I thought, ‘If I don’t say something, I’m a bad friend to the girls. If I do say something, I risk losing some really special moments with Kristy. I just had to do what I thought was right,” Leah told 9Entertainment. “I still stand by that.”
Reflecting on her entire Block journey, Leah was surprisingly candid about some of her questionable behaviour. “There are moments that I’m definitely not proud of… I think I was just in a whirlwind at the beginning, trying to find my feet in here and like my emotions spiralling out of control.”
She explained that The Block was so different to her “reality and normality” with her kids back home, saying it was “hard”. Ash echoed her sentiment, saying that it sounded like a cliché, but the whole experience was really tough both physically and mentally.
“You’re smashed, you’re tired. Sometimes a little thing that somebody says, you can overreact,” Ash said. “We’ve got a big conscience and pretty solid morals, and that didn’t really align with what was happening [with Kristy and Brett].”
Are The Block’s Leah and Ash still friends with Kristy and Brett?
It looks like Kristy and Brett are now isolated completely from the other Block couples, with Leah and Ash previously spilling the tea to Woman’s Day. “We are non-existent to [Kristy and Brett] now,” Leah said. “It was almost a one-sided friendship… it’s constantly been me trying to say, ‘Hey, I just want you guys to say sorry to the others’.”
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Ash added that the couple, who have three children, realised that they needed to think about what their family would think when it aired.
“A big thing for me was that our [son] watches this show, and I didn’t want him to see me on there setting a bad example,” he said. “At the end of the day, we called it out and it’s fractured things.”
It looks like Leah and Ash are having a real redemption arc ~moment~ but somehow I think it’s too late for Kristy and Brett to jump on that bandwagon.
Image credits: Channel 9, The Block