For 20 years, summer's guiltiest pleasure has become synonymous with twists, alliances, blindsides—and showmances! A look back at some of the dreamiest duos.
Jeff & Jordan
Jeff and Jordan from BB11 and BB13; Jordan won BB11.
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Fans followed their budding relationship in real-time: from platonic allies to flirtatious friends to a full-blown couple. In 2014, Jeff proposed to Jordan where it all began—inside the Big Brother house.
Cody & Jessica
Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson in the Big Brother house.
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The marine and the model fogged up live-feed cameras with their steamy makeout seshes. And although the rest of the houseguests targeted them for eviction from the jump, "Jody" got the last laugh on The Amazing Race 30, winning the million-dollar prize.
Swaggy C & Bayleigh
Swaggy C came into the BB20 house with one goal in mind: to win half a million dollars. And then he saw "the most gorgeous woman in the house" and all bets were off! Swaggy and Bayleigh only spent 23 days together—first kissed on Day 6—and 76 days apart. But during the live finale, Swag got down on one knee and proposed to his bae in front of millions. Swayleigh are now hitched—and Swaggy is currently rooting for his wife competing on Big Brother: All-Stars.
Brendon & Rachel
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas goof around on a bicycle in the Big Brother house.
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Whether you found them endearing—or enduringly grating—the polarizing couple collectively known as "Brenchel" defied the odds. After Rachel gave birth to their first baby, Brendon gushed: "I have raced around the world and survived the Big Brother house [with her], but watching my wife deliver our girl made me fall in love all over."
Victor & Nicole
Victor and Nicole met on BB18—only she was in a showmance with another houseguest, Corey. After Nicole won that season—becoming the first woman to beat a guy in the final 2—the two remained in touch as friends, which developed into something more!
The pair returned during BB20, where Victor popped the question during a surprise proposal in front of past BB alums like Derrick Levasseur, Britney Haynes, and Dani Donato. Just like Jody, they also competed on The Amazing Race (finishing 4th). This year is shaping up to be a big one: Nicole is back in the BB house, aiming to be the first two-time winner, and they're getting married this December!
Dominic & Dani
Season 8 runner-up Dani Donato returned for BB13. And while she didn't make it to finale night this time around, she walked away from the house with an even better prize: her soulmate. Dani and Dominic met in the Big Brother house and continued their relationship on the outside. They got married in 2013, and five years later welcome their beautiful BB baby, Autumn Tennessee. The meaning behind her name: it was a "beautiful Autumn evening in Tennessee" when Dom and Dani fell in love. Awwwww!
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