This is Part 2 of the love story of Season 3 CMT's Sweet Home Alabama's Paige Duke, spokeswoman and accounts manager for Kruger Farms and Jeremiah James Korfe, farmer and lead musician of the band, From Joyce.
Love in a Hammock
With his past experience, Jeremiah knew all too well what a good character should say and do on reality TV. But when it comes to matters of the heart and the deepest emotions that you feel, he could not compromise his integrity. Jeremiah knew in his heart he was in love with Paige, but who would believe his profession of that, when this was only their second date? How could he share those words that are so private in such a public way?
When Paige told Jeremiah she was falling in love with him, everything inside of him wanted to burst out. He had that fresh kick in the gut feeling and he knew it was real. And then the date was over. Jeremiah gave her a quick kiss, the cameras stopped rolling and they were separated.
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
During this time, the guys continued to go on dates with Paige. Jeremiah would cope by keeping his head down. At times he would zone out, deep in thought. Jeremiah grew even closer to the guys in the house and loved them like brothers.
Paige looked forward to seeing Jeremiah every chance she could and was only allowed to give him a hug on elimination nights. They saw each other on the fishing date, but they knew that was not the time to talk. Jeremiah was always respectful of the other guys in the house and did not pursue having time with Paige in front of them. Jeremiah was amazed at what a good poker face Paige had during group dates. Even though they were careful, stolen glances were taken whenever they could. It was all they had.
Brunch With Friends
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Matters of the Heart
Although Jeremiah knew he was running out of time, the pressure to make decisions out of fear, was something he would never give in to. Because he was in love with Paige, he resisted the suggestions that were offered. This was about the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and he had to do what he felt was right. Jeremiah knew what he had to do.