Her idea to install a swimming pool on her terrace with husband Norm Hogan was sensationally shut down on Monday after the body corporate voted against it.
And during Tuesday’s episode of The Block, Jess Eva confronted Courtney Brown and husband Hans after they started the backlash surrounding the proposed fixture.
However, Jess found herself breaking down in tears as Courtney and Hans revealed they wanted to block the pool simply to stop her beating them in the competition.
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‘Did you choose $100K over friendship?’: The Block’s Jess broke down in tears as Courtney and Hans defended their decision to stop swimming pool plans during emotional confrontation
Introducing the segment, Hans said to camera: ‘We didn’t want to hurt Jess and Norm, but at the same time, yeah, we didn’t want the pool in.’
Hans then opened up to Jess, saying: ‘And then there were a whole heap of, like, you know, discussions that happened.’
‘The agents said, “You’re mad to let this happen,” and, “What are you here for? “This is a competition. This is a game. “How much is friendship worth over winning? “What’s 100K gonna do?”‘
Clearly upset that the couple would put the competition first, Jess said: ‘So, did you choose 100K over friendship? That was… Oh, my god. I’m gonna cry!’
‘We didn’t want to hurt Jess and Norm, but at the same time, yeah, we didn’t want the pool in,’ Hans said as he introduced the segment, before claiming they were putting the competition first as the pool would have put Jess in the lead
As Jess then broke down, she cried: ‘What I was upset about was we said, “Please don’t tell anyone about the pool,” and then everyone found out, and then it kind of, like, double-snookered us.’
‘So, I was like, “What have we done to them that’s…” Everything would have been, like, cool between us if you had’ve just said, “No, it’s a competition. Let’s have a beer.”‘
Courtney then revealed that their builder Dave’s brief walk-out on Monday also contributed to their decision to block the pool.
The brunette said: ‘Every time we wanted you guys to have a pool, it was genuine, and then we lost Dave, and for me, when we lost Dave, I was in a really bad place.’
Shocked: Jess couldn’t believe what she was hearing as the harsh realities of the competition hit home during their conversation
Jess and Norm first revealed their plans to install a pool earlier this season after asking Courtney and Hans for their permission – as the construction would require additional reinforcements erected in their apartment below.
After Courtney stated they wouldn’t allow this, they agreed they wouldn’t share the pool discussion with any other contestants after Jess asked them to keep it private.
However, they told Sara who then started a body corporate meeting on the matter.
Drama: Courtney and Hans led the drama surrounding the swimming pool by going against their word to Jess and informing other contestants what they were contemplating