Jade Chipps, the familiar face we all follow in Love During Lockup, is suddenly seriously worried about her marriage. She just can’t shake that latest awkward conversation with her husband, Chris Chipps, who is currently behind bars. Chris has long been the breadwinner and has taken care of Jade in every way possible. But lately? Something isn’t right. He drops hints that make Jade wonder: am I too dependent on him?
“Guys, my nerves are shot. I keep replaying our last conversation. Chris made it a point to remind me that his money takes care of me,” Jade Chipps revealed in a recent interview. That comment alone gets her thinking about the changing dynamics in their relationship. And it makes her, and us, uncomfortable.
Love During Lockup: Family Drama Adds Fuel to the Fire
If Jade Chipps were only dealing with her marital problems, things might be simpler. But let’s add some family drama to make it more complicated. First, her sister Jessica Belowski, who has never been a fan of Chris, says “I told you so,” and stirs the pot even more. Jessica believes Jade needs to start protecting herself financially, in case this marriage goes on the rocks.
And it’s not just Jessica; Chris’ family is also jumping on the judgment bandwagon. “His nieces didn’t make me feel welcome at all,” Jade reveals. “It’s as if they’re teaming up against me, thinking I’m a gold digger or something.”
So, how does Jade plan to navigate these turbulent waters? One word: love. “Before figuring out the money stuff, I’ve got to make sure Chris feels secure in our relationship. I’ve got to level up on the love,” she says determinedly.
And so Jade and her skeptical sister Jessica are on a mission to restore the love and trust that seem to be waning, and they visit Chris in prison. When Jade surprises him and tells him to look out his window, he can’t suppress a smile. Still, he admits that trust issues and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) plague him. “If it were up to me, I’d be with Jade 24/7. But I’m stuck here,” he sighs.
Yes, their marital problems are piling up and at this rate we are not sure what the future holds for Jade and Chris. Jade is pulling out all the stops to keep the marriage afloat, but will it be enough?