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Brenchel, a common example of a showmance.

A Showmance (a portmanteau of the words show and romance) is a type of relationship formed in the Big Brother house. These involve two House Guests involved in a romantic and flirtatuous relationship, usually for entertainment purposes. However, many reality shows involve showmances. Some of the most memorable showmances are Brendon and Rachel (Seasons 12 and 13) (Brenchel), Jeff and Jordan (Seasons 11 and 13) (JeJo), McCrae and Amanda (Season 15) (McCranda), & Jessica and Cody (Season 19) (Jody).

Showmance(s) by Seasons

This list only shows showmances in the season they originated in, as some seasons have had both showmance partners return, where the showmance then continued, such as Jeff and Jordan from BB11, and Brendon and Rachel from BB12, who all returned for BB13, where they continued their showmances. However if one person returned and had a showmance with different people in their original seasons than in their second seasons, it will be counted, such as Mike "Boogie" and Dr. Will showmancing Krista and Shannon during BB2 and Erika and Janelle during BB7. The same applies for if one person has a showmance with multiple people in the same season, such as Jessie having a showmance with both Natalie and Lydia during BB11.

Big Brother (U.S.)

Season

Male Female Showmance Name
2 Mike Malin Krista Stegall Unknown
Will Kirby Shannon Dragoo
3 Roddy Mancuso Chiara Jude Berti
Eric Ouellette Lisa Donahue
4 Nathan Marlow Alison Irwin
David Lane Amanda Craig
Justin Giovinco Dana Varela
5 Drew Daniel Diane Henry
Jase Wirey Holly King
6 Michael Donnellan Janelle Pierzina
James Rhine Sarah Hrejsa
7 Will Kirby Janelle Pierzina
Mike Malin Erika Landin
8 Eric Stein Jessica Hughbanks
Nick Starcevic Daniele Donato
9 James Zinkand Chelsia Hart
Matt McDonald Natalie Cunial
Ryan Quicksall Jen Diturno
10 Bryan Ollie April Dowling
Jessie Godderz Michelle Costa
11 Jessie Godderz Natalie Martinez
Jessie Godderz Lydia Tavera
Jeff Schroeder Jordan Lloyd Jeff + Jordan = JeJo
12 Brendon Villegas Rachel Reilly Brendon + Rachel = Brenchel
Hayden Moss Kristen Bitting Unknown
13 Dominic Briones Daniele Donato Dominic + Daniele = Dominele
14 Shane Meaney Danielle Murphree Shane + Danielle = Shanielle I
Ian Terry Ashley Iocco Unknown
Frank Eudy Ashley Iocco
15 David Girton Aaryn Gries
Jeremy McGuire Kaitlin Barnaby
McCrae Olson Amanda Zuckerman McCrae + Amanda = McCranda
Judd Daugherty Jessie Kowalski Unknown
Judd Daugherty Aaryn Gries
Howard Overby Candice Stewart
16 Hayden Voss Nicole Franzel Hayden + Nicole = Haycole
Male Male Showmance Name
Frankie Grande Zach Rance Zach + Frankie = Zankie
17 Male Female Showmance Name
Clay Honeycutt Shelli Poole Clay + Shelli = Clelli
Austin Matelson Liz Nolan Liz + Austin = Liztin
18 Victor Arroyo Natalie Negrotti Unknown
Corey Brooks Nicole Franzel Nicole + Corey = Nicorey
Paulie Calafiore Zakiyah Everette Zakiyah + Paulie = Zaulie
James Huling Natalie Negrotti James + Natalie = Jatalie
OTT Shane Chapman Danielle Lickey Shane + Danielle = Shanielle II
19 Cody Nickson Jessica Graf Jessica + Cody = Jody
Matthew Clines Raven Walton Matthew + Raven = Maven
Mark Jansen Elena Davies Mark + Elena = Marlena
20 Swaggy C Williams Bayleigh Dayton Swaggy C + Bayleigh = Swayleigh
Faysal Shafaat Haleigh Broucher Faysal + Haleigh = Fayleigh
Tyler Crispen Angela Rummans Tyler + Angela = Tangela
21 Jackson Michie Kathryn Dunn Unknown
Nick Maccarone Isabella Wang Nick + Isabella = Nisa
Jack Matthews Analyse Talavera Jack + Analyse - Janalyse
Jackson Michie Holly Allen Jackson + Holly = Jolly
David Alexander Kathryn Dunn Kathryn + David = Kavid
Nick Maccarone Kathryn Dunn Unknown
23 Christian Birkenberger Alyssa Lopez Christian + Alyssa = ChrisAlyss
Derek Xiao Hannah Chaddha Derek + Hannah = Dannah
Male Male Showmance Name
Derek Frazier Kyland Young Kyland + Derek = Kyrek
Male Female Showmance Name
Kyland Young Tiffany Mitchell Tiffany + Kyland = Tiland
24 Kyle Capener Alyssa Snider Kyle + Alyssa = Kylyssa
Joseph Abdin Taylor Hale Joseph + Taylor = Jaylor
Monte Taylor Taylor Hale Monte + Taylor = Montay
25 Matt Klotz Reilly Smedley Reilly + Matt = Ratt
Jared Fields Blue Kim Blue + Jared = Blared
Cory Wurtenberger America Lopez America + Cory = AmeriCory
Cory + America = Cormerica

Big Brother Canada

English

Season Male Female Showmance Name
1 Alec Beall Topaz Brady Unknown
Thomas Plant Liza Stinton
Emmett Blois Jillian MacLaughlin
Peter Brown Liza Stinton
2 Andrew Gordon Allison White
Jon Pardy Neda Kalantar Jon + Neda = Jeda
3 Jordan Parhar Sindy Nguyen Unknown
Kevin Martin Pilar Nemer
Zach Oleynik Ashleigh Wood
Female Female
Sarah Hanlon Willow MacDonald
4 Male Female
Jared Kesler Kelsey Faith
Ramsey Aburaneh Maddy Pavle
Nick Paquette Maddy Pavle
5 Demetres Giannistsos Ika Wong Demetres + Ika = Demika
Dillon Carman Emily Hawkin Dillon + Emily = Demily
Male Male Showmance Name
Kevin Martin William Laprise Desbiens Unknown
6 Male Female Showmance Name
Derek Kesseler Kaela Grant Derek + Kaela = Daela
Jesse Larson Paras Atashnak Jesse + Paras = Jaras
William Kenny Veronica Doherty Unknown
7 Adam Pike Samantha Picco Samantha + Adam = Sadam
Dane Rupert Estefania Hoyos Dane + Estefania = Daneste
8 Jamar Lee Minh-Ly Nguyen-Cao Unknown
Micheal Stubley Madeline Di Nunzio
9 Jedson Tavernier Beth Bieda
Tychon Carter-Newman Beth Bieda
Kyle Moore Austin Dookwah
10 Gino Giannopoulos Jacey-Lynne Graham
11 Ty McDonald Claudia Campbell
Dan Szabo Shanaya Carter
12 Matthew Wong Lexus Jackson
Todd Clements Donna Marshall Todd + Donna= Tonna

French

Season Male Female Showmance Name
CBB1 Kevin Lapierre Camille Felton Unknown
Claude Bégin Lysandre Nadeau

Big Brother (UK)

Civilian

Season Female Female Showmance Name
1 Nichola Holt Sada Walkington Unknown
Male Female
Andrew Davidson Melanie Hill
2 Paul Clarke Helen Adams
3 PJ Ellis Jade Goody
5 Stuart Wilson Michelle Bass
6 Maxwell Ward Saskia Howard-Clarke
7 Sezer Yurtseven Imogen Thomas
Mikey Dalton Grace Adams-Short
Pete Bennett Nikki Grahame
Pete Bennett Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
8 Ziggy Lichman Chanelle Hayes
Brian Belo Amanda Marchant
9 Mario Marconi Lisa Appleton
Luke Marsden Rebecca Shiner
Dale Howard Jennifer Clark
Rex Newmark Nicole Cammack
10 Kris Donnelly Sophie Reade
Siavash Sabbaghpour Nóirín Kelly
Kenneth Tong Karly Ashworth
Isaac Stout Nóirín Kelly
11 John James Parton Josie Gibson
12 Aaron Allard-Morgan Faye Palmer
Jay McKray Louise Cliffe
13 Luke Scrase Ashleigh Hughes
14 Daley Ojuederie Hazel O'Sullivan
15 Steven Goode Kimberly Kisselovich
16
Marc O'Neill Sam Kay
Brian Belo Jade-Martina Lynch
Nick Henderson Harry Amelia Martin
17
Marco Pierre White Jr Laura Carter
Jackson Blyton Georgina Leigh-Cantwell
Male Male
Hughie Maughan Ryan Ruckledge
18 Male Female
Imran Javeed Sukhvinder Javeed
Sam Chaloner Ellie Young
Kieran Lee Deborah Agboola
19 Lewis Gregory Ellis Hillon
20 Male Male
Henry Southan Jordan Sangha

Trivia

Showmances 2023

The statuses of the BBUS showmances as of July 2023, shown in the Big Brother: 25th Anniversary Celebration.

  • In order, Brendon & RachelDani & Dominic, Jeff & Jordan, Jessica & Cody, Bayleigh & Swaggy C, Nicole & Victor, Kevin & Pilar, Christmas & Memphis and Demetres & Ika have all since gotten married after leaving the Big Brother House.
    • Coincidentally, the first three showmances to get married and have children are the only showmances that were on Big Brother 13.
    • Brendon & Rachel were also the first showmance to then have a baby after leaving the Big Brother House. Jeff & Jordan, Dani & Dominic, Cody & Jessica, Nicole & Victor and Bayleigh & Swaggy have all followed in order. As of January 2024, 13 Big Brother babies have been born.
      • Nicole & Victor are currently the only couple not to have a second child together, while Cody & Jessica are the only ones to currently have more than two, with four total.
      • Swaggy & Bayleigh became the first showmance to conceive a baby during their time in the Big Brother house, but unfortunately Bayleigh miscarried while in Jury. They later announced that they were expecting once again in May 2022.
    • Tyler & Angela got engaged in January 2021, but broke up in August 2022.
    • Kevin & Pilar announced their separation on September 21, 2023.
    • Memphis filed for divorce from Christmas on March 1, 2024.
    • In Big Brother 22, the house featured a showmance room, containing pillows with the names of all showmances still together at the time: the five couples who were already married at that time, plus Nicole & Victor, who were engaged at the time, and Tyler & Angela, who were dating at the time.
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