‘Big Brother’: Whitney Williams Says ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Star Previously Proposed to Her
‘Big Brother’ star Whitney Williams detailed relationship with ex Gerrie Labuschagné before ‘Too Hot to Handle’
A few days after the reality dating series Too Hot to Handle premiered on Netflix, Big Brother 23 houseguest Whitney Williams, 31, opened up about a previous relationship she had with late arrival Gerrie Labuschagné.
Speaking to US Magazine, she explained the two started communicating following a 2020 TikTok video in which she listed possible reasons for her being single. According to Williams, he sent her a message, and the two began talking on the phone for up to 12 hours a day.
Although he lived in Japan as a rugby player as the two dated, he reportedly proposed to the Big Brother houseguest in November 2020 by sending her a ring and talking to her two sons about the potential marriage.
Williams noted they broke up a couple of weeks after the proposal and then realized he flew to Turks and Caicos to film season 3 of Too Hot to Handle. Although the reality star pointed out her ex previously told her about the show, which he initially thought was Beyond Parties of Paradise, when they first began talking, she insisted he left without telling her.
Williams also says she felt her ex-boyfriend ‘love bombed’ her
In January 2021, Williams thought Labuschagné, 26, “dropped off the face of the earth” as he ceased communication with her after previously telling her he dealt with depression following their split.
Reportedly concerned about her ex, the Big Brother houseguest reached out to his friends before eventually finding out he had left for the reality show. After returning from filming in February 2021, Williams claims she received a FaceTime call from her ex sitting in a bathtub.
According to the 31-year-old, she heard a female’s voice before he quickly hung up on her. The two continued dating on and off, including around the time she appeared on the CBS competition show before permanently splitting due to his partying behavior caught on video. Williams admitted she felt he “love bombed the s— out of me” and thought he intentionally said things he knew she wanted to hear.
Pointing out a comment he made on the show about wanting to “settle down” with a family, the reality star noted it sounded all too familiar and thought he only wanted her “interested in him.” Labuschagné has not yet publicly responded to her claims.
Gerrie Labuschagné fell for Georgia Hassarati during ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Season 3
The South African-based rugby player entered the villa during Episode 6, following the eliminations of Jaz Holloway and Robert “Truth” DuVaun.
He and Australian native Georgia Hassarati, 26, shared a mutual interest in each other and didn’t waste time breaching the rules. Many viewers initially enjoyed their connection and thought Hassarati would finally find her match after already turning down several guys.
However, while he seemed focused on settling down and starting a family, she didn’t want a serious relationship at the time. Therefore, she respectfully cut it off, and they amicably co-existed in the house until the end.
Due to her growth exhibited in the villa, Hassarati finished third for the prize fund. Too Hot to Handle is streaming on Netflix.