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Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Denies Holding a 'Grudge' After “Traitors” Shock — but She's Still Blocking the Winners (Exclusive)

The 'Shahs of Sunset' alum hasn't made up with Chris "CT" Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella just yet

<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty</p> Mercedes "MJ" Javid attends the DIRECTV

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Mercedes "MJ" Javid attends the DIRECTV 'Streaming with the Stars' Oscars viewing party at Spago on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the season 2 finale of Peacock's The Traitors.

Mercedes "MJ" Javid is staying Faithful to her bad feelings about the season 2 finale of 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 her friendship with The Challenge vets Chris “CT” Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella, who banished her from the show at the last possible moment in order to split the more than $200,000 prize pot between them.

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. And despite their instance to Javid that it was "just a game" and nothing personal, her stance hasn't 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."

Related: The Traitors Season 2: Who Was Banished and Murdered, and Who Won?

<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty</p> Mercedes "MJ" Javid attends the DIRECTV 'Streaming with the Stars' Oscars viewing party at Spago on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California

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Mercedes "MJ" Javid attends the DIRECTV 'Streaming with the Stars' Oscars viewing party at Spago on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California

That doesn't mean she plans to harbors 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."

Related: Why The Traitors' CT Doesn't Think He Stole MJ's Winnings: 'That Money Wasn't Hers' (Exclusive)

<p>Chris Haston/PEACOCK</p> 'The Traitors' winners Chris "CT" Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella

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'The Traitors' winners Chris "CT" Tamburello and Trishelle Cannatella

That might be surprising, seeing as Tamburello and Cannatella were unapologetic in how they ended Javid's game, even after seeing how upset she was 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.

“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."

In fact, 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.”

<p>Euan Cherry/Peacock</p> Mercedes 'MJ' Javid on the season 2 finale of 'The Traitors'

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Mercedes 'MJ' Javid on the season 2 finale of 'The Traitors'

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.”

Related: Chris 'CT' Tamburello and His Challenge Costars Appreciated Being 'with People Our Age’ on The Traitors

Despite his point of view, Javid proved to PEOPLE on Sunday that she stands by her feelings, insisting she didn't want to lose herself while playing The Traitors like many of the career "gamers" from shows like The Challenge, Survivor and Big Brother do.

"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."

<p>Euan Cherry/Peacock</p> Trishelle Cannatella, Kate Chastain, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Mercedes 'MJ' Javid, and Chris 'CT' Tamburello on the finale of 'The Traitors'

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Trishelle Cannatella, Kate Chastain, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Mercedes 'MJ' Javid, and Chris 'CT' Tamburello on the finale of 'The Traitors'

She was also happy with her performance in the reunion, saying she "left no stone unturned."

If only her husband Tommy Feight were as supportive of her performance. "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!'"

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