It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 11 years since the Big Brother contestants first laid eyes on each other inside the house.
“Brendon told us he was a swim coach and I said, I’m never going to fall for this guy,” Rachel remembered thinking during an exclusive interview with E! News. “He’s just some swim coach.”
Brendon added, “I saw Rachel and, of course, I thought she was hot, but just another ditzy girl from Las Vegas.”
But after the strangers found themselves on the block together while competing for the $500,000 grand prize, something unpredictable happened. They fell in love and have become one of the show’s biggest success stories.
“Admittedly, I still remember that first night,” Brendon recalled. “Rachel was giggly and school girlish about me, but I was very skeptical. Even though I was liking her and thinking she was cool, I still was very scared to fall for someone inside this game. When we were put on the block, that’s what cemented it.”