“Being in a long distance relationship with Joseph barely even feels like there’s any distance at all,” Hale, 27, told Us on Sunday, December 2.
The former Miss Michigan and the Florida native, 25, confirmed their relationship in November, but the sparks started flying over the summer when they were in the Big Brother house together. Abdin was voted off the CBS reality show in late August while Hale went on to become the first Black female to win the competition.
The law school graduate shared his excitement for their relationship. “I can’t believe it’s been nearly 3 months since being out of the Big Brother house, and December 1 marked our one-month anniversary,” he exclusively told Us. “I can’t believe her birthday and the new year are already around the corner. Time is flying and I am so grateful to have her by my side. It feels like yesterday when I asked her to be mine.”
After leaving the house, the two continued spending time together, participating joint interviews and watching episodes of their season together via Instagram. The duo even traveled to the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada, in October where the attorney got to meet Hale’s mother.
“Introducing each other into our lives outside of the Big Brother house has been such a joy,” Abdin explained. “We have shared so many laughs and experiences in such a short time, and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of it with her.”
Meanwhile, Hale couldn’t help but gush over how different their relationship feels compared to her past romances.
“The way Joseph loves me is unlike any relationship I’ve been in,” the former beauty queen told Us. “Meeting his family and sharing our home lives with each other has reaffirmed what I believed when he asked me to be his girlfriend — love feels different when you’re with the person you’re supposed to be with. Every moment with Joseph is a delight. He has my heart forever.”
Their happiness shines through in their sexy 1-month anniversary photo shoot. Hale poses in a white tank top and denim cutoffs while looking lovingly at her beau. Abdin is shirtless, wearing only jeans for the fun and flirty photos.
Scroll down to see all the exclusive photos the pair shared with Us: