Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid Denies Grudge After ‘Traitors’ Finale But Says She Has Winners Blocked

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Mercedes "MJ" Javid is staying Faithful to her bad feelings about the season 2 finale of The Traitors.

Mercedes “MJ” Javid is saying that she isn’t holding a grudge when it comes to losing season 2 on The Traitors. 

At the DIRECTV Streaming with the Stars Oscars viewing party on Sunday, the Shahs of Sunset alum opened up to PEOPLE about the status of some of her friendships with those like Chris “CT” Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella. The two winners banished MJ last minute when it came down to the three finalists splitting the more than $200,000 prize.

The Traitors' winners Chris "CT" Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella.
The Traitors’ winners Chris “CT” Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella. Photo: Peacock

As of The Traitors reunion (which aired Thursday and taped nearly a week before that), Javid had blocked both Tamburello, 43, and Cannatella, 44, on social media.

Despite Javid saying it was “just a game” and nothing personal, her stance has not changed.

“I did not unblock them,” Javid, 51, tells PEOPLE at the event, which Rob Lowe hosted at Spago in Beverly Hills, California. “They’re still blocked.”


Yet, that does not mean she plans to harbor the resentment forever. “I’ll definitely speak to them eventually,” she promises. “I’m not going to hold a grudge.”


“It’ll be calculated unblock,” she adds. “It’s not going to be a random one. I am going to parlay it into something. It’s not going to be CT, but Trishelle. I’m way softer on women — and specifically her. We’ll be fine.”

Both finalists were unapoogetic in how they ended the game for their fellow costar, even after seeing her at the reunion.

Though Tamburello says he “felt bad for MJ in the moment,” The Real World: Paris star noted to PEOPLE in a joint interview with Canatella on Friday that “the money wasn’t hers” ultimately.

Trishelle Cannatella, Kate Chastain, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Mercedes 'MJ' Javid, and Chris 'CT' Tamburello on the finale of 'The Traitors'.
Trishelle Cannatella, Kate Chastain, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid, and Chris ‘CT’ Tamburello on the finale of ‘The Traitors’. Photo: Peacock

“She made it to the finals,” he said. “She was really, really close. She could see the money at the end of the table, but she didn’t win the show.”

Cannatella admitted the plan all along was to make sure Javid never won the show.

“It was talked about that CT and I wanted to win together,” explained The Real World: Las Vegas star, adding she never even questioned if Javid was a Traitor. “But MJ, I knew 100 percent, was Faithful.”


Tamburello went on to tell PEOPLE that he doesn’t understand why Javid is mad now.

“I could be sympathetic to people who haven’t played competition reality shows and they get upset,” he shared. “But it was almost when you’re voting for your home team in sports and they lose, right? She should be proud of the way she played the game. I just don’t believe an attack of someone’s personal character in their personal life because you didn’t get your way.”

Javid also told PEOPLE on Sunday that she stands by her feelings, insisting she didn’t want to lose herself while playing The Traitors. 

“I did not want to end the game banishing a Faithful,” she says. “I was aware that I could have done that, and I chose to leave with no pot, but my integrity. That is the game that gamers play. We’re not there for money over character.”

She also went on to admit that she happy with her performance in the reunion, saying she “left no stone unturned.”

Though she was happy with her performance, she admits her husband Tommy Feight had other thoughts.

“He was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Javid jokes. “He was so supportive when I first got home. Then when he watched the show, he was like, ‘Oh, you played such a bad game. I would do so much better than you.’ And I was like, ‘OK, Monday morning quarterback. Let’s see you do it!'”

The Traitors season 2 is streaming in full on Peacock.

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