"We both fell in love with the first apartment we looked at. It is a quieter neighborhood, close to the beach and, most importantly, super dog friendly!" the couple told Us.
"Little Jackson [Holly's dog] loves it. We have similar sense of style and love interior design, so decorating has been a blast."
Michie, a 24-year-old server originally from Tennessee, and Holly, a 31-year-old wine safari guide originally from Wyoming, had a showmance on Big Brother's 21st season, but due to frequent fighting, the pair was on and off -- but they at least promised to always remain friends.
Given Holly and Michie lived together in the Big Brother house for an entire summer, the couple reasoned, "It just seems natural to live together now."
Holly and Michie made it to the Final 2 on Big Brother last year and then Michie went on to win the $500,000 grand prize in September 2019.
"Being out of the [Big Brother] house, we've been basically attached at the hip. We are best friends, communicate well and have so much fun together. Both of our leases were coming to an end and... we both just thought it made sense," Holly and Michie told Us of their move.
After all, the couple already knows each other's interests and daily routines.
"We now get to see the things and the people that make us tick," Holly and Michie said. "It's all given us a deeper understanding for each other."
Now that Holly and Michie are settled into their new place, they've reportedly invited fellow Big Brother alums Kat Dunn and Nick Maccarone -- who fell for each other in the jury house -- over for some fun.
"[Kat] and Nick will be the first visitors in our new place!" the pair shared.
"Kat and Holly's birthdays are two days apart, so we are celebrating together. We are all very close and really do function like a family. We feel so lucky to have become so close with most of the people from our season."
As for what the future holds, Michie said he'll continue working in the fitness industry, and Holly plans to launch a podcast soon.
But Holly isn't expecting a diamond ring on her left hand any time soon.
"One thing at a time! Right now, we are loving where we are in life and enjoying this journey," the couple told the magazine, insisting they're in no rush to get engaged.
"We think our relationship will go the distance because we are genuinely best friends. And a friendship came first before we fell in love."
They elaborated, "Early on, we realized how important we are to each other and made a vow to always be part of each other's lives -- whether it was in a romantic or platonic capacity. Now everything else just comes naturally."
And finally, the lovebirds' seven-year age difference reportedly doesn't present a problem because they "respect each other enough to communicate openly."
"In the real world, Holly is a silly kid and Jackson is very mature for his age," Holly and Michie explained.
"We see the world very similarly, our goals align and we tend to forget about the age difference -- aside from when it can be used in a joke as a dig to the other person."
Based on their respective Instagram accounts, the couple seems to have happier together than ever.
"Holly exemplifies everything I could want in someone: strength, courage, drive, focus, selflessness, love, compassion, and most of all her sense of humor and her spirit can light up any room," Michie captioned beautiful photos of the couple earlier this week.
"She's taught me that acting less and thinking more isn't always a bad thing, she's proven that faithfulness in a relationship is possible, and she's done nothing but support and motivate me in everything that I've done since the second I've met her."