‘Big Brother’: Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett Are Dating; Fans Say They Saw It Coming

A couple of months after leaving the Big Brother house, Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett announced they had started dating. While many fans were confused because the two entered the house in relationships with other people, some, namely Live Feed viewers, saw it coming.

Houseguest Christmas Abbott to compete on this season of 'Big Brother'
Houseguest Christmas Abbott to compete on this season of ‘Big Brother’ | Sonja Flemming

Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett competed on ‘Big Brother 22’ together

BB10 runner-up Memphis Garrett and BB19 finalist Christmas Abbott returned for season 22. During the first week, Memphis created a six-person alliance, The Committee, and invited Christmas, who agreed to join.

The supergroup he formed went on to dominate the season, winning nearly every single Head of Household competition, including him and Christmas, who won a total of four HOHs.

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The alliance split during the triple eviction, although they remained close, and they survived the first round by winning. The two later ended up on the block next to each other, and Memphis, viewed as the bigger threat, was evicted. Christmas joined him in the jury house the following week.

Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett announce they’re dating

On Dec. 1, a couple of months after leaving the Big Brother house, Memphis and Christmas shocked the community by announcing they began a romantic relationship.

In an exclusive with E! News, Christmas referred to Memphis as her “home,” and he noted how much he loved her smile, laugh, and “authenticity.”

The BB19 finalist also announced the news on her Instagram by uploaded three pictures with her new boo to her feed with the caption, “Love is not found, it’s built.”

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She also included, “promise it wasn’t a kiss,” referring to a controversial moment during BB22 in which fans believed the two kissed before bed. BB19 champ Josh Martinez, BB21 star Tommy Bracco, and BB18 winner and season 22 co-star Nicole Franzel congratulated the couple.

Memphis also confirmed the new relationship on his Instagram, writing, “Sometimes people come into your life, and you know they just belong. We tried to fight it, but fate had its own plan. Excited for the future,” alongside a picture of the two.

On his Instagram story, he noted that while “the questions can be complicated,” the easy answer is “love always wins.” 

‘Big Brother 22’ Live Feed viewers say they saw it coming

During Week 9, the remaining houseguests hung out and drank alcohol in the HOH room in the dark. Christmas sat on the arm of a recliner Memphis was sitting on, and he put his arm behind her.

She seemingly fell on his lap, but many Live Feed viewers insist they saw Memphis pull her onto him. A few days later, Christmas seemed to whisper in Memphis’ ear before they went to bed.

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While it’s unclear exactly what happened because he held up a sheet that blocked the camera, several fans believe the two shared a kiss. After the heavily debated clip made its rounds on Twitter, viewers dug up a pre-season interview in which Memphis named Christmas as a possibility for a showmance.

Even though they both had serious relationships before entering Big Brother, their dating announcement didn’t shock Live Feed viewers as they were already convinced the two developed feelings for each other during their time in the house and gave them the couple nickname, Memphas. Big Brother 23 returns next summer.