Bishop Noel Jones received a shock during the “Preachers of L.A.” after show when his longtime “friend” Loretta Jones expressed her true feelings about their relationship.
“I’m happy the way things are, but if he proposes to me, I will accept,” Loretta told Noel while co-stars Ron and Lavette Gibson looked on.
The nature of Noel and Loretta’s relationship has been a topic of discussion among cast members and viewers who questioned whether the two were in a years-long romance with all the benefits that entails, but Noel clarified that they’re platonic.
“There is no sex,” said Noel. “Just because a man and woman have a relationships for years and years, that doesn’t mean there’s sex. That just means that there’s some compatibility that is significant to the welfare of each other.”
Noel was visibly caught of guard by Loretta’s revelation and acknowledged that the two have some talking to do.
“Anything you hear something that you never heard before in that light, it calls for some introspective meditation,” said Noel. “At the end of the day, the decision has to be mind as it relates to her.”
As for Loretta, she didn’t have much to say once Noel made it clear that his love for her was strictly friendly.
The question that lingered was whether Loretta could remain in the platonic relationship with Noel if he determined he never wanted to marry her.
“All I know is a ‘yes.’ I haven’t thought about the ‘no,’” she admitted. “We have a life together that we’ve built and I do want to get married, but it’s not a deal breaker.”
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