and Jessica Graf
appear to be the real deal, and they have some big plans in the works for their future together.
Cody, a 32-year-old construction sales representative from Lake Mills, IA, who currently resides in Plano, TX, and Jessica, a 26-year-old VIP concierge from Cranston, RI who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, met and fell in love
on Big Brother
Not only did they work together, defend each other, and provide support and comfort for one another during the game, but Cody asked Jessica to officially be his girlfriend when she was evicted
shortly before his own ouster
from the Big Brother
"I am just extremely happy to be with her," Cody told Entertainment Tonight
after the two-hour live Season 19 finale. "I haven't been around somebody I trusted for who knows how long. So, I'm just happy to be around somebody I can trust."
Because Cody made the jury and Jessica did not, the couple -- named "Jody" by America -- reunited for the first time onstage during the finale.
When asked to reveal the words that came to Cody's mind upon seeing his love for the first time in five weeks, Cody replied, "Can I say it on here?! No, no. It's not appropriate for television!"
"He looked good and he smelled good, so once the cameras were off, I was just in his neck and didn't leave there," Jessica told ET
in a separate interview after the show.
Cody admitted that Jessica is his forever girl with an enthusiast head nod. He even hinted there may be a marriage proposal in the near future, saying, "She's over there. I've got to be quiet."
Likewise, Jessica insisted, "Hell yeah we are [going to last
]," when asked about the staying power of her romance with Cody.
Now that Jessica and Cody can be together all the time, one of them will likely move to either Dallas or Los Angeles.
"We have a gameplan," Jessica teased. "You guys will have to wait and see... I think after tonight, you're going to see us permanently attached to each other."
"She probably knows the gameplan better than I do," Cody told ET
. "I'll go with whatever Jess wants to do."
But on Wednesday night, all Cody wanted to do was "get drunk and makeout with [Jess] behind some stage somewhere," he said. "She's hot."
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Jessica and Cody definitely didn't leave the game of Big Brother
empty-handed, as they both found each other and Cody won the $25,000 check for being named "America's Favorite Houseguest."
"Yeah, I don't understand that at all," Cody confessed with a little laugh. "[Jess] campaigned like hell for me... Gosh, she's awesome. Like, she impresses me every day. She's incredible."
"I asked our fans to unite the vote," Jessica explained, revealing that she tossed all votes for herself onto Cody. "And they united the vote, and I couldn't be more satisfied."
Jessica is also pleased with Cody's deciding vote in the Big Brother
finale in which Josh Martinez
was crowned champion
over returning player Paul Abrahamian
in a 5-4 voting outcome.
"It just shows, he's exactly who I thought he was," Jessica gushed to ET
. "He flipped the house, he flipped the vote and it was very satisfying to watch."
"I mean, I don't like either of them," Cody explained of his decision to deny Paul the $500,000 grand prize.
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"So, it's just one of those deals where, Paul was, like, behind some curtain, while Josh is actually heads up in my face. So, I actually respect that more than somebody that's supposedly a puppetmaster behind a curtain."