Temptation Island: The Truth About Erica And Kendal's Relationship

Have no fear Temptation Island stans! The controversial reality show that tests couples' love and devotion for one another is back on the horizon! As ShowBiz CheatSheet reported, Season 3 of Temptation Island will premiere on Feb. 16, 2021. TGI... Tuesday? Alas, we digress...

So who are the brave couples willing to risk their romance to have a shot with one of the island's beautiful singles? The show will feature four new couples — Chelsea Orcutt and Thomas Gipson; Erica Washington and Kendal Kirkland; Erin Smith and Corey Sobczyk; and Kristen Ramos and Julian Allen. Let the games begin!

On Jan. 12th, 2021, the show teased eager fans with a subtle tweet about Erica and Kendal, reading, "She wants commitment, but are his ambitions bigger than their relationship? Meet Erica and Kendal!" The tweet also included a photo of the couple smiling happily and embracing each other in the obligatory prom pose some people love to hate. So what's the deal with this couple? And will their relationship be able to withstand the ultimate test that is Temptation Island? Keep reading after the jump to find out!

Kendal has his doubts about Erica

According to USA Network's official site, there already appears to be a few cracks in the relationship between Los Angeles-based lovebirds Erica Washington and Kendal Kirkland. Ruh-roh

Although their two and a half year relationship seems pretty solid at first glance, Kendal has his doubts — particularly when it comes to Erica's drive and ambition. As a self-professed successful business owner, Kendal has misgivings that his girlfriend Erica, who works as a personal assistant, won't fit into the future goals he has for himself. YIKES. 

Meanwhile, it appears Erica has zero doubts about her relationship with Kendal. She does, however, admit to feeling "underappreciated" at times, according to the couple's cast bio. Although some might consider going on the show as the nail in the coffin of an already doomed relationship, Erica thinks the show will end up bringing them closer together. Famous last words, eh?!

Good luck to Erica and Kendal! (Sounds like they might need it.)