'Big Brother' couple Jackson Michie and Holly Allen discuss the future of their relationship
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/26/2019
Big Brother couple Jackson Michie and Holly Allen had a powerful showmance for most of the season, and now they're talking about the future of their relationship now that they're out of the BB house.
Michie, a 23-year-old server from Nashville, TN, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, and Holly, a 31-year-old wine safari guide from Lander, WY, who also currently resides in Los Angeles, worked as a team onBig Brother's 21st season and were desperate to get each other to the end although their romance was on and off due to fighting.
However, the couple achieved their goal by making it to the Final 2 together, and Michie ended up winning the $500,000 prize through a 6-3 jury vote.
"I might splurge on a trip with Holly... a change of scenery," Michie toldEntertainment Weekly when asked what he plans to do with his money.
But it seems Michie and Holly are both unsure of whether their romantic relationship will continue and grow to become something serious.
"Holly is easy one of the best things that happened to me. She had a great head on her shoulders. And in that house with no distractions people bicker. I've had arguments with just about everybody in that house, and that's part of it," Michie shared.
"But I really do have the utmost respect for her. I want for us to be able to live life together after this week. Ironically enough, we're in the same city. So it won't be hard."
Michie elaborated "But I've always said, she said it too, whether we are in a relationship or not, it will not change the fact that we will both be in each other's lives."
Michie called the Wyoming native and former pageant queen "a great girl."
"If we don't end up together and she gets a new boyfriend, sorry dude, but I will be one of her best friends. And same for me. So it's part of the deal," Michie insisted.
"We're seven years apart and have a lot of very, very different interests, and we know that. We've acknowledged it since the beginning," Holly toldEW in a separate interview.
"The one thing we promised to one another before anything started romantically is that regardless of how it turned out, we would be friends forever."
Holly continued, "And so as of right now, we have some travels planned, we have some fun things planned, but we're taking it one day at a time. If romance happens now or maybe later on down the road, great. If it doesn't, great. I have a best friend."
Michie and Holly were willing to lie and backstab in order to protect each other in the game. But because of their strong bond, the pair were viewed as a huge threat, and Michie and Holly were forced to win competitions in order to save themselves or remain in power.
"I contemplated staging a breakup just for strategy, but I think we were better as a duo," Holly admitted.
"And of course, it was rocky. We're 24/7 locked in a cage together, and we can't really talk freely about things because we're being watched, and so we don't understand each other's communication styles and everything."
Holly confessed she had considered dumping Michie and taking Nicole Anthony to the Final 2 if she ended up winning the final Head of Household competition of the summer, although she morally wouldn't have been able to go through with it.
But Michie insisted he never even contemplated betraying Holly, who won $50,000 for claiming second place.
"Holly and I have been in this thing together and she's never turned her back on me... I had to stay loyal [to] the one person that was always [loyal] to me, and the girl that I'm in love with, and that was Holly," Michie said.
Nicole finished Big Brother's 21st season in third place and also won "America's Favorite Houseguest."