It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 11 years since Big brother The contestants first laid eyes on each other inside the house.
“Brendon told us he’s a swimming coach and I said, ‘I’m not going to fall in love with this guy,'” Rachel recalled thinking during an exclusive interview with E! News. “He’s just a swimming coach.”
Brendon added, “I saw Rachel, and of course I thought she was sexy, but she’s just another Las Vegas girl.”
But after strangers found themselves in the block together while competing for the $500,000 jackpot, something unpredictable happened. They fell in love and became one of the show’s biggest success stories.
“Admittedly, I still remember that first night,” Brendon recalls. “Rachel was laughing and the schoolgirl was about me, but I was very skeptical. Even though I loved her and thought she was great, I was still very afraid of falling in love with someone inside this game. When we were put on the block, it was what solidified her.”