If there’s one thing that stays the same in reality TV, it’s the showmances! While some couples that meet and fall in love on Big Brother stay together for the long run – we’re looking at you, Brenchel – others define showmance, saying goodbye to their fling when the cameras do.
Us Weekly has rounded up some of the most memorable showmances in Big Brother history!
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Matthew Clines and Raven Walton – Season 19
The pair flew under the radar in the Big Brother house, but were inseparable from the start. After filming wrapped, they continued dating.
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Mark Jansen and Elena Davies – Season 19
Mark seemed way more into Elena than she was into him during their time in the house, but once the show wrapped, they began a real relationship. They’re currently living together in Texas.
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Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson – Season 19
Jess and Cody began seeing each other day one and quickly separated themselves from the rest of the house. While people liked Jessica, no one got along with Cody, and he ruined both of their games. Regardless, he still won America’s Favorite Houseguest. They’re still together and competing on The Amazing Race season 30.
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Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo – Season 18
During their Big Brother season, Nicole and Victor weren’t even in the same alliance. In fact, she had a showmance with Corey Brooks at the time. However, they began dating after the show (and still are).
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Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette – Season 18
“Zaulie” were one of the more controversial couples in the Big Brother house, as she sat by while he attacked other women, and he was caught talking badly about her on the live feeds. They continued dating for a few months after the show wrapped but eventually split.
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Corey Brooks and Nicole Franzel – Season 18
This was Nicole’s second time in the Big Brother house and second showmance. However, it fizzled when they left the show.
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Shelli Poole and Clay Honeycutt – Season 17
“Clelli” were attached right away during season 17, but neither lasted long on the show. She sobbed when he left, and she was sent home the following week. They never dated once outside the house.
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Austin Matelson and Liz Nolan – Season 17
Austin seemed way more into Liz than she was into him. It didn’t help that she and her twin sister, Julia Nolan, kept pretending to be each other, switching on him as part of the “Twin Twist” in the house. They dated a bit after the show ended but have since split.
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Hayden Voss and Nicole Franzel – Season 16
He fell hard for Nicole, who called him one of the sweetest guys she’d ever met. They actually did date for a bit after the show before she left town to re-enter the following season.
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Amanda Zuckerman and McCRae Olsen – Season 15
Despite the fact that he talked about his ex a ton on the live feeds, Amanda and McRae were inseparable during their season. They briefly dated afterward, but did not last. In 2014, their break up got messy on social media, with Amanda slamming fans for getting involved in their relationship.
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Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones – Season 13
Daniele returned for her second season and fell for Dominic. The two became best friends and were married two years later.
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Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly – Season 12
One of the most famous showmances is “Brenchel,” who couldn’t have been more opposite when they met on Big Brother 12. They returned during season 13 and she won the $500,000. They went on to compete in The Amazing Race seasons 20 and 24. They’re now married with one child.
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Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd – Season 11
Jeff and Jordan are one of the most beloved couples in Big Brother history. Jordan won their season while Jeff won America’s Favorite Houseguest. The two, later returned for season 13 and competed on season 16 of The Amazing Race, are now married with a son.
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Daniele Donato and Nick Starcevic – Season 8
During season 8, Nick and Daniele fell deeply for each other, but (as you see above), it didn’t last.
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Mike "Boogie" Malin and Krista Stegall – Season 2
Boogie was head over heels for Krista! During the live finale, he proposed to her and she said yes. However, it didn’t last, and she broke it off shortly after.