Sparks are flying outside of the Big Brother house.
Less than two months after the CBS reality show concluded its All-Stars season, two former contestants have gone from fierce competitors to boyfriend and girlfriend.
E! News can exclusively confirm Big Brother: All-Star players Memphis Garrett and Christmas Abbott are dating.
“My favorite trait about Memphis is that he understands and knows exactly who I am,” Christmas shared with E! News. “He sees me and appreciates me for me and not who he thinks I should be, or who I have been in the past. He feels like my home. I also love his wild, unapologetic self. He is who he is.”
Memphis added, “The list could go on for days, but her contagious smile, unapologetic laugh, and authenticity are just a few traits I love.”
People began to speculate that the two were dating when a fan site shared a photo of the pair hanging out at a Florida bar in November.
And although they become close allies in The Committee while competing on Big Brother: All-Stars, neither party expected to find love thanks to the show.
“I really didn’t think that it would happen for me,” Christmas, who has a workout app and supplement company, told E! News. “I wasn’t looking for a relationship, I was there to WIN. It’s so wild to have this experience because we reverse engineered how society promotes falling in love. Memphis and I got to know one another through real conversations, building trust with each other, and not starting with a physical connection. That’s a rare thing!”
Memphis agreed, adding, “Never in my mind would I ever think I would find love thanks to the Big Brother house, but sometimes fate has other plans.”
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Status Today: They’re dating! After competing in Big Brother: All-Stars in the summer of 2020, the pair decided to take their friendship to the next level. As Christmas told E! News, “It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I felt my feelings for Memphis grow from just a friendship to more because I believe that our friendship IS what’s more.”