‘Big Brother 21’: Are Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone Dating?

While Big Brother 21 wrapped several weeks ago, the cast for this season still continues to make headlines for their actions and their relationships. Has the love triangle between Kathryn Dunn, Nick Maccarone and Bella Wang may have evolved into a relationship between Dunn and Maccarone?

(L-R) Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone | Monty Brinson/CBS via Getty Images

Why Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone dating would be controversial

Fans were shocked to apparently see Dunn and Maccarone in a relationship in the jury house. This is because Maccarone was actively in a showmance with Wang before she left the Big Brother house.

Many viewers thought that Maccarone was playing them both.

“Even more uncomfortable than watching Jackson pout after winning $500,000 was Nick standing with Kat on one side and Bella on the other at the end of the show. ladies, you BOTH can do BETTER,” wrote someone on Twitter after the finale.

Someone else tweeted, “Everything Nick did was to make sure he was fitting in. He is an insecure person who seeks validation in other people. That is why you see him jump from Bella to Tommy to Kat. He should not be a child therapist!!! #BB21”

Bella Wang and Nick Maccarone
Bella Wang and Nick Maccarone | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Kathryn Dunn opens up about her and Nick’s relationship

In a recent interview, Dunn said that she was not a big fan of Maccarone in the Big Brother house. “If you watched the show, you know that he was not my favorite person in the house and especially during the week I got evicted, but looking back I see that I had a lot of preconceived opinions about his gameplay that I let affect my opinions on him as a person,” she said.

However, her thoughts changed once they were both in the jury house. “The Nick I got to know in the jury house is an incredible person and friend,” she added. “He wiped my tears away when I was crying and calmed me down while I was stressed. Our relationship in the jury house wasn’t based on cheap sexual gratification — it was an actual, genuine friendship.”

Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone
Kathryn Dunn and Nick Maccarone | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

She reiterated what she said during the jury segments ― that she and Nick did not have an intimate relationship while in the house. “I would not have disrespected Bella by kissing Nick or doing anything inappropriate on camera,” she said. “But with that being said, keep in mind that Bella already broke up with Nick over Twitter while he was away in the house. I understand she was embarrassed that the idea of Nick having feelings for somebody else was publicly aired on the show, but she had clearly moved on before any sort of drama was revealed about us.”

During this interview, it was revealed that Nick would visit Kat in Dallas and they would go to a Dallas Cowboys game together. “I’m excited to see him again, especially now that everything is kind of slowing down from the show,” she said.

Kathryn Dunn sparks more relationship rumors with a post

Despite saying that Maccarone were just friends while in the jury house, days after that interview, an Instagram post sparked more rumors about their relationship outside of the house.

Dunn posted a picture of her and Maccarone on Instagram. In the picture, Maccarone has his arm around her. The caption reads, “Sure his Eagles lost, but is @nick.maccarone still winning? Maybe.”

Perhaps sooner or later, we’ll find out if Kat and Nick are the real deal.