James Huling and Natalie Negrotti met this past summer during Big Brother 18, and their showmance has definitely transitioned into a full-fledged romance. Natalie and James have been pretty much inseparable since the finale aired, and fans are anxious to see what comes next for them. What’s the latest news from “Jatalie?”
Natalie Negrotti and James Huling have been doing a lot of traveling together since the Big Brother 18 finale, and this has included a combination of meeting one another’s families and attending some fan events. Next up for the couple is a meet and greet in New Jersey, and they just spent some quality time with some of Huling’s family whom he had not seen in 16 years. These two have met quite a bit of one another’s family, and Huling already referred to Natalie’s mom as his “mom-in-law” during a recent Periscope video where they were all cooking together.
People ask me what my favorite part of my road trip was... meeting James' family he hasn't seen in 16 years ???? #auntbeth is the best!— Natalia Mercedes (@NataliaNegrotti) October 19, 2016
Big Brother 18 fans have noticed that James and Natalie have booked events way into the future, so it definitely seems that these two have no reservations about committing to one another. Of course, Negrotti and Huling are facing a long-distance relationship at the moment, as he lives in Texas and she is in New York.
Huling and Negrotti are making it work so far, and they’ve stuck together as they’ve traveled across the country, but it’s not certain at this point what they’ll do in the months ahead regarding the distance factor. James and Natalie have the flexibility to travel together and be joined at the hip for the moment, but as they face getting back into their everyday routines soon, things will have to shift a bit.
Fans might have to wait and see what Huling and Negrotti do about the distance situation, but these Big Brother 18 lovebirds have not been shy about expressing their feelings. Natalie has made it clear via her social media posts that she’s in love with James, and he has clearly fallen for her too and hasn’t held back in letting his feelings be known. As a BB18 update on the CBS site recently noted, she said in a recent Periscope video that they are indeed dating and official, and she thinks it’s obvious, and fans shouldn’t even have to ask.
James and Natalie were fairly reserved when it came to sharing affection with one another in the house, a move she says was made out of respect for her family. They are still a bit reserved and private about this side of their relationship now, but fans did see a sweet Jatalie kiss via one of their recent Periscope videos.
Huling and Negrotti shared quite a bit of their current relationship with Big Brother 18 Jatalie fans via their social media pages, including pranks they pull on one another and moments like opening fan mail and fawning over mementos they receive from the house. The two recently went apple picking together and have found some time to do normal activities, including shopping and hanging out in the hammock. They’ve been talking about Halloween party plans, and she will be in Texas in a few days for another event with James.
Just what does the future hold for the couple? Huling and Negrotti have not been shy about mentioning that marriage could be in the cards, but obviously, there is a lot that has to happen before they get to that point. There were three showmances in the Big Brother 18 house this past summer, and at this point, all three pairs seem to be doing well in the outside world.
Date a guy who buys you pizza and beef jerky, who texts your sister everyday, and snap chats with your friends religiously pic.twitter.com/B9BRQZYRug— Natalia Mercedes (@NataliaNegrotti) October 17, 2016
Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette have made it clear that they are very much a romantic couple, and BB18 “Zaulie” fans of the pair are going wild over the two of them. Nicole Franzel and Corey Brooks just spent a long weekend together, and while they are much more coy about the status of their relationship, “Nicorey” fans feel pretty confident that they are also dating and doing well.
Could James Huling and Natalie Negrotti end up tying the knot down the road and join the club of lasting Big Brother couples, including Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Dani Donato and Dominic Briones? It’s too soon to know for certain, but Jatalie fans see a lot of potential with these two and can’t wait to see what comes next for them.
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