The Bachelor, take that! Once again, The Biggest Loser: Couples comes out on top on being the ultimate reality show matchmaker.
Stephanie Anderson, who got kicked off of last night’s show, mentioned she’s in love in her transformation video, and it’s with none other than her former fellow black team contestant Sam!
“Sam and I formed a real great friendship and it fell into love,” Stephanie says.
The relationship started early on at the ranch.
“We had a flirtation very early on. We became friends and spent a lot time working out.”
Sam encouraged Stephanie during her workouts, and she soon realized her feelings of gratitude were tinged with romantic notions.
Around week three, Stephanie found herself alone with Sam after the contestants held an impromptu dance party. “One by one, everyone went to bed and I thought, I really like this guy. But I don’t want to mess things up, we’re having so much fun as friends.”
Stephanie contemplated if her feelings were genuine. She thought, “My mom just left, am I feeling this attraction because my mom’s not here.” Realizing they were, “I just let my guard down. I’ve always pushed potential suitors away because I was so afraid of being hurt and rejected,” Stephanie says.
“I denied him the first kiss… it was because I was scared. I realized I made a mistake and I wasn’t going to be afraid anymore.”
Next day the couple went on a planned hike. “We brought a picnic and some lunch up there. I leaned in and I kissed him. The rest is history.”
The couple are only about an hour apart via Stephanie’s parent’s house, so the new couple gets to spend a lot of time together. “We love hiking, that’s a passion of both of ours. We love being outdoors,” Stephanie shares. They also enjoy taking spin classes together.
“We just like laughing,” Stephanie says. “I have a blast with Sam. What you see is what you get. He’s just a genuinely great guy.”
TV DivaGal is totally going to try to get on the ranch – it’s the best dating spot in the world!
Catch the next episode of The Biggest Loser, Tuesday April 6 at 8 p.m. on NBC.