Big Brother 18 brought several showmances to television screens this past summer, and James Huling and Natalie Negrotti generated a significant fan base that is still going strong. “Jatalie” has continued to spend a lot of time together outside of the BB18 house, and their fans are going crazy over the latest updates from the couple. What are James and Natalie up to now?
James Huling and Natalie Negrotti had their tough moments in the Big Brother 18 house, but they worked through those early difficulties. Additionally, they have not been shy about saying that they have fallen head-over-heels in love with one another. The two have been virtually inseparable since BB18 ended, and they have met many of one another’s loved ones.
Just a few days ago, Natalie and James were in New Jersey visiting her family and holding a charity event, but now they are in Huling’s neck of the woods in Texas and are clearly having a blast. Negrotti is joking about getting some country into the city girl, and it seems that she’s embracing every moment of it.
The Big Brother 18 stars spent some time at Huling’s place where Natalie got to meet his cat Gizmo, and she even got to drive his huge truck. James got Negrotti her first pair of cowboy boots, and they headed off to the Texas State Fair. The two embraced some fun rides and typical fair food, and BB18 Jatalie fans laughed as James even got Natalie on a John Deere.
Natalie and James may be a bit shy when it comes to sharing affection publicly, but they are not hesitant to compliment one another or gush over each other. They have been quite open about the fact that they are dating and very much together, and despite facing a long-distance relationship at this point, the Big Brother 18 stars have said that they are in love with one another.
The BB18 stars weren’t just hitting up the fair over the weekend in Texas. As the Times Record News details, they also gathered with some other reality television personalities for a Reality Roundup event at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Wichita Falls. The event raised funds for the families of Makayla Smith and Lauren Landavazo, two 13-year-old girls who were shot in early September while they were walking home from school. Lauren died after being shot more than a dozen times, while Makayla survived.
The Reality Roundup event was orchestrated by James’ pal Tim Levasseur, father of previous Big Brother winner Derrick, and the event brought in Liz and Julian Nolan from BB17 as well as Survivor stars Mike Holloway and Will Sims II and some Amazing Race faces. Levassauer’s Bully Foundation gathered donations for the Landavazo and Smith families, and despite the sad event that prompted the gathering, attendees seemingly had a great time.
Thank you everyone for a great successful meet and greet. @natalienegrotti and I are dead ???? legs and feet feel like jello! I have to say #Jatalie fans are the absolute best! We both thank y'all for driving hours to come see us. @natalienegrotti you looked Absolutely stunning tonight. Every time I look at you I feel warm, loved, and reminded that I'm the luckiest guy in the whole wide world ????. #Jatalie #thankful #Blessed #family #love #girlfriend #kisses (photo credits) @shefsteph
What comes next for James and Natalie? The two definitely seem to be looking toward the future, as they have scheduled numerous events in the weeks and months ahead, including a cruise in April. Big Brother 18 fans will be curious to see how Huling and Negrotti handle the long-distance factor, given that she’s currently based in New Jersey and he is in Texas. Will one of them move soon to join the other, or will they continue to travel as much as possible and see how things progress? The topic of marriage has already been brought up, but BB18 fans will have to hang tight on that front for now.
Do you think that James and Natalie are the real deal? Big Brother 18 co-stars Paulie Calafiore and Zakiyah Everette are also dating and spending a lot of time together, and BB18 winner Nicole Franzel recently spent a weekend in Texas with Corey Brooks. “NiCorey,” however, are being a bit more vague about their relationship status than the other two pairs from this past season. Could all three of these showmances ultimately lead to true real-life romances? James Huling and Natalie Negrotti certainly seem to be doing well so far, and fans cannot wait to see what comes next for them.
I'm the luckiest guy ever! I may of not won BB18. I walked away with so much more than I could of asked for. @natalienegrotti you are such an amazing women! I love your positivity everyday. We keep each other grounded. I couldn't imagine waking up without you. I had so much fun apple picking with you today. #first #time #apple #picking #girlfriend #memories #Tougas #Yeti
[Featured Image by James Huling/Instagram]