‘The Challenge’: Why Kailah Casillas Didn’t Attend Jenna Compono’s Wedding

Reality TV stars Kailah Casillas and Jenna Compono became good friends throughout their time on The Challenge together. They, including Nany González, formed the infamous “holy trinity” during season 35’s Total Madness. Casillas and Compono haven’t competed in another season yet, but they both got married recently. While Casillas eloped, Compono had a huge dream wedding. However, her friend missed the heavily documented celebration. Casillas has since explained why she couldn’t attend the wedding. 

Jenna Compono and Kailah Casillas flexing with their backs to the camera
‘The Challenge’ stars Jenna Compono and Kailah Casillas | Lars Niki/Getty Images

Kailah Casillas on why she didn’t attend Jenna Compono’s wedding

Seven years after meeting on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, Jenna Compono, 29, and Zach Nichols, 34, tied the knot. Several co-stars attended the wedding, including champs Kaycee Clark, Jordan Wiseley, Lauren Stucky, and veterans Nany González and Nicole Zanatta.

However, co-star and Compono’s close real-life friend Kailah Casillas, 29, was notably missing. Responding to fans on her Instagram story who wondered why she didn’t go, the Vendettas finalist explained she currently lives in England.

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According to Casillas, she recently flew back to America for her cousin’s bachelorette party and would have had to go “back and forth too many times.”

She also tagged her friend in the answer, adding they still “love” each other and “I wish I could have been there!” The reality star affirmed they’re still friends by ending it with the hashtag “Jailah Forever.”

Compono recently married ‘The Challenge’ co-star Zach Nichols

In December 2019, Nichols proposed to Compono after her presumed final season, Total Madness. The couple initially set a wedding date for February 2020 but had the global pandemic forced them to reschedule.

Therefore, they opted for the same date a year later. In February 2021, Compono and Nichols announced their first child together. She revealed the couple decided to “start the next chapter” of their lives after another wedding postponement.

A month later, The Challenge stars wed in a private ceremony and welcomed their son, Anthony Joseph, in September of that year. In April 2022, the couple had the dream wedding they planned with all of their friends and family in attendance.

They uploaded several behind-the-scenes pictures and videos to their Instagram story that followed the special day, from walking down the aisle to cutting the cake.

Casillas and fianceé Sam Bird eloped

After appearing on Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love, Sam Bird, 29, and Casillas began a romantic relationship in early 2020. They were quarantined together in his London, England, hometown and hung out with co-star Wes Bergmann in Missouri before visiting her Delray Beach, Florida, hometown.

During an August 2020 vacation to Greece, Bird proposed. Almost two years later, the couple eloped.

They documented their experiment in a six-minute March 2022 YouTube video that followed the pair as they traveled overseas to Gibraltar and privately tied the knot.

Casillas and Bird also posted pictures of their elopement in their gown and tuxedo to their Instagram account, and several other reality stars congratulated the couple in the comment section. The Challenge: All Stars 3 premieres May 11 on Paramount+.

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