James Huling and Natalie Negrotti are reunited and it feels so good. The Big Brother 18 lovebirds are finally in the same city more than two weeks after the CBS reality show wrapped its summer season.
James Huling posted a photo of himself and Natalie to Instagram, and his caption confirms that they are official—and in love.
“I can’t explain how much I’m so blessed, glad, happy to be reunited with my girlfriend!” Huling wrote. “I love her so much! Blessed so happy I met her! Reunited it was all worth it!”
James and Natalie will both appear at Survivor star Rodney Lavoie’s second annual Rodney Bowl in Boston, where they will team up with several other reality stars –including James’ BB17 showmance, Meg Maley—to raise money for victims of childhood bullying.
It will be interesting to see what Maley thinks of Huling’s relationship with Negrotti. Fans may remember that James had a huge, unrequited crush on Meg and that he even proposed to her. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Natalie said she hoped that Meg cared about her and James’ showmance and approved of it.
James and Natalie fandom is at an all-time high. James even posted a photo of personalized “Jatalie” coffee mugs that were sent to them by a fan.
Still, some fans have questioned if Natalie’s relationship with James was sincere and if it would stand a chance outside of the Big Brother house. Indeed, things weren’t looking good for Huling and Negrotti after their blowout in the Big Brother house. James accused Natalie of using him for her game and several of the other houseguests seemed to agree.
On the live feeds, Victor Arroyo and Paul Abrahamian were caught talking about the fact that Natalie was just using James to further her Big Brother game, and Paulie Calafiore told Us Weekly that it was “obvious” that Natalie was just using James as part of her strategy.
“They do have genuine feelings, but as far as a relationship, she has stated multiple times that she has no interest in dating him and will only be friends,” Paulie told Us.
But clearly, all of the naysayers were wrong! In addition to James’ sweet posts about his BB18 soulmate, earlier this week, Negrotti referred to Huling as her boyfriend on social media.
Negrotti has also pointed out that the edit on the CBS show didn’t paint the true story of her relationship with Huling. The former New York jets cheerleader wrote that home viewers didn’t see her defending her man and even telling Paul and Victor to evict her and keep James.
James and Natalie aren’t the only Big Brother couple keeping their romance alive. Corey Brooks, one-half of the “NiCorey” showmance with Season 18 winner Nicole Franzel, posted a photo of the new t-shirts available on his website that pay homage to his summertime romance. The “NiCorey” t-shirts say that Corey and Nicole go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Corey and Nicole are also planning to meet up with Bachelorette couple Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth for a double date sometime in the near future.
In addition to James and Natalie and Nicole and Corey, Big Brother couple Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette have kept their BB18 flame burning in a big way. “Zaulie” have been pretty much inseparable since the show wrapped, and both reality stars have posted photos and videos of themselves doing everything from cruising in a Benz in Zakiyah’s hometown to chilling out with facial masks in the Calafiore living room.
Take a look at the video below for more on James Huling’s romance with Natalie Negrotti.
[Featured Image by CBS Big Brother/Natalie Negrotti Instagram]