Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette had a somewhat tumultuous showmance inside the Big Brother 18 house this past summer, but it looks like things are going a bit more smoothly for the duo outside of the BB18 house. The two have been spending quite a bit of time together, and viewers are anxious to know where things stand now and where things are headed. What’s the latest from Paulie and Zakiyah?
As Big Brother 18 fans saw this past season, Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette got hot and heavy early on in the house, but things got difficult and complicated as the summer wore on. By the time Zakiyah and Paulie were in the BB18 jury house, it certainly seemed that the showmance was over. However, they managed to reconnect and work through their issues, and now it’s been essentially full-steam ahead ever since.
“Zaulie” are facing a long-distance relationship at this point, as Calafiore is based in New Jersey and she lives in North Carolina. However, she has already noted that she is open to moving if things continue to go well for the two of them. In the meantime, Paulie and Zakiyah are doing a lot of events together, and they are spending a lot of time with one another. There have been introductions to family members and friends, and at this point, these two certainly seem to be quite tight.
From the looks of things, one of the next opportunities that Big Brother 18 fans will have to see Paulie and Zakiyah together will be in North Carolina on October 22. Everette tweeted details about the upcoming event, and Calafiore helped promote the gathering with a tweet that got “Zaulie” fans chuckling. The two have some other interviews and events lined up in the days and weeks ahead, and it seems that people cannot get enough of these two.
There were actually three showmances that built up during BB18, and at this point, all three pairs continue to spend time together in real life. Nicole Franzel just spent a long weekend with Corey Brooks in Texas, and they seem to be making a lot of plans for future get-togethers. However, these two have been pretty coy about questions from fans regarding the status of their relationship. “NiCorey” supporters are confident that the two are dating, but they have been hesitant to say that in exactly those words.
James Huling and Natalie Negrotti are making no secret of the fact that they are dating post-Big Brother 18, and it sounds as if things are getting fairly serious fairly quickly for these two. They have been traveling together and introducing family members to one another, and they have even shared a few tidbits via social media about making big plans for the future. Just like with Paulie and Zakiyah as well as Nicole and Corey, James and Natalie are facing the long-distance challenge, but they don’t seem to be letting it slow them down a bit.
Are all three of these Big Brother 18 showmances-turned-romances the real deal? Could all three BB18 romances go the distance and bring about weddings and possibly babies like what people have seen with couples like Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Dani Donato and Dominic Briones? It is too soon to know answers on that front quite yet, but BB18 fans are definitely rooting for these couples and think that Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette may well be one of the hottest couples to come out of the franchise. Do you think that “Zaulie” will end up being the real deal?
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