Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for those not caught up on Season 1 of The Trust.
Listen up! Get ready for Netflix's reality showdown, The Trust: A Game of Greed. In this thrilling and chaotic adventure, contestants are offered a $250,000 prize. The twist? They can either become BFFs and share the wealth equally or let greed take over and start voting off their competition.
Now, let's talk about the contestants, specifically Julie Theis. She's been making waves — but not exactly for the right reasons. This game has exposed her selfish and manipulative side, leaving viewers less than thrilled. And to top it off, she's risking it all for Jake Chocholous, who might not be as smitten as she thinks!
Curious for more? Keep scrolling to uncover all the juicy deets about The Trust contestant Julie Theis.
Who is Julie Theis from Netflix's reality show 'The Trust'?
Let's get to the point: Julie Theis is a 28-year-old entrepreneur from Montana. According to her Instagram page, she holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology; she leverages her academic background to provide online expertise to clients through the Psychadvice Inner Circle.
With a proven record of mentoring hundreds worldwide, Julie specializes in guiding people to understand and master the psychological influences on behavior. Julie's unique approach is rooted in personal experiences, having overcome challenges like "homelessness, abuse, and chronic poverty."
These adversities have molded her empathetic coaching style, enabling her to discern things that often go unnoticed. Julie's exceptional talent lies in assisting individuals in breaking free from psychological addictions, empowering them to embrace their true selves and realize their inherent potential.
Beyond her coaching role, Julie is a content creator — her TikTok account (@julietheis) boasts 550,000 followers. She predominantly shares content on relationship attachment, psychology, and celebrity-related topics. Her posts include relationship advice, tips, explanations of different attachment styles, and insights into celebrity behaviors.
So, are Julie and Jake together?
In the first season of The Trust, Julie and Jake quickly develop a strong bond that gives the impression they might be a couple. This situation creates tension for Julie, as the other women are not too fond of the Army veteran.
After the Season 1 finale of The Trust: A Game of Greed, in which Julie and Jake emerged victorious, Jake revealed to Entertainment Weekly that, post-filming, he and the entrepreneur had contemplated continuing their romance off-screen. However, they had conflicting perspectives on the idea.
"We were asked, 'Could you guys see dating each other long-term?' And right off the bat, Julie's like, 'Yeah, of course I could,' and I was like, 'Well, thinking logically, we're really far apart. Maybe,'" Jake said. "And then right after the show finished filming, it was that very next weekend, Julie came to visit me. We hung out that whole weekend, had a ton of fun here in Florida, and then three weeks later, I flew to Austin, did some fun things together."
Jake revealed that their connection deepened once the cameras stopped rolling, evolving into a genuinely romantic relationship. He shared, "We had a romantic couple of weekends together, spent some good time together, and we did things that a normal couple would do, going out, and tons of fun events together, and meeting her friends."
Despite the authenticity of their on-screen flirtation, Jake acknowledged that, towards the end of filming, they began considering the practicality of their relationship beyond the show.
"She's in Texas, I'm in Florida, we live vastly different lifestyles. Is it really going to be something that's going to be a long-term commitment longevity? We both realized that, clearly, it's not. She has a great career path in front of her, and I wish her nothing but the best."
After those initial romantic weekends, they decided to transition to a platonic friendship.
"We went silent for a little while, just because we were getting ready for the show to air, so there was a few months of just really not talking," Jake explained to EW. "And then finally, a month or so before the show aired, we reconnected, and everything was great. But truly, on set, it was very, very romantic. Now we're just platonic."
Season 1 of The Trust is now streaming on Netflix.