“I have a feeling Ivan isn’t confident in a relationship. So he doesn’t leave me alone," Tenille said.
“I’ve feeling a little bit smothered. He’ll stand right in front of me trying to kiss me. How can you not read this body language."
But Ivan sees things differently. “I’ve only got eyes for her. It’s like something out of a movie. It’s very romantic," he said.
Once again, Tenille explained her situation to the girls.
“I am sort of feeling a bit withdrawn at the moment and I want to pump the breaks. But I don’t think [Ivan's] getting it.”
That's when she admitted, “I’ve always been keen to spend more time with Nathan… but I haven’t been apart from Ivan.”
Then we saw Jules approaching Ivan to let him know how he feels about Tenille. “I have a feeling Tenille wants to explore other connections," he told the professional dancer.
That's when Ivan cracked it. “It’s f**ken way to soon to be doing that s**t.”
Jules replied, “We have to let Tenille explore.”
Ivan snapped, “That’s ridiculous to me. I can see me and Tenille working out on the outside.”
“I have every right to speak to Tenille if I want to,” said Jules.
Ivan raged, “Me and Jules are done. He hasn’t even met Tenille… I’m furious. I need to have a bit of a dance and calm down.”
He literally went and danced on the beach to cool down.
Viewers then saw Cass encouraging Nathan to explore opportunities with Tenille, but he himself admitted that he could never get past Ivan.
Nathan made the decision to give his date card to Tenille.
“Tenille’s mine. I’m not going to back away and be like, have a f**ken crack,” Ivan raged, as Tenille chatted to Nathan.
“She’s all eyes for him. It’s so disrespectful… When does it stop?”
At the last moment, Ivan's intimidating behaviour saw Nathan give his date to Shannon.
“Choosing Tenille is the right decision… but I will have to change,” Nathan explained to viewers.
“I wanted to take Tenille, but Ivan’s cutting all her options off," Nathan said, visibly shaken.
Tenille was equally disappointed. “Ivan’s blocked me form a potential date with Nathan.”
It's then nighttime in Paradise, and Jules grabs Tenille for a chat. That's when Ivan once again sees red, and marches to his villa to rant.
“Jules. What the hell are you doing? Tenille’s mine. She’s my girlfriend. Fucking snake,” he yelled through clenched teeth to a rattled Connor, who appeared intimidated.
Tenille then returned from her dinner with Jules, whom she informed she could only see a friendship, and Ivan declared he needed to pull out something "special" to impress the air hostess.
So he gave her a lap dance...
Naturally, the viewer backlash was real.
"Ivan should be sent home for this invasion of Tenille’s space. He is stalking her," wrote one, while another fumed, "Ivan is the clingy controlling type. He has the expectation that Tenille is his. He won't let her have a say in that decision. Creep red flag."