'Big Brother' winner Taylor Hale gushes about long walks with Joseph Abdin as they continue post-show relationship
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/28/2022
Big Brother winner Taylor Hale has gushed about long walks with Joseph Abdin as they continue to spend time together and get to know each other now that the game is over.
Taylor, a 27-year-old personal stylist from West Bloomfield, MI, made it clear in interviews after Big Brother's Season 24 finale that there is relationship potential with Joseph, a 24-year-old lawyer from Lake Worth, FL.
Taylor said on The Talk that she planned to leave her showmance with Monte Taylor in the Big Brother house, and she called Joseph "loverboy" material on "The Winners Circle" podcast.
And Taylor and Joseph appear to have been spending a lot of time together since Big Brother 24 ended on Sunday night, based on their recent social-media activity.
Joseph just took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday night and posted a selfie with Taylor.
"Time for a stroll," Joseph wrote on the image.
Joseph tagged the former beauty pageant queen in his post, which Taylor subsequently uploaded on her own Instagram Stories.
Taylor added in her own caption, "One of the few things I've been dying for outside of the BB house: long walks in the late afternoon."
Joseph also posted a photo of Taylor showing off her giant plate of salad in a restaurant.
"She's learning," Joseph quipped of the potato-chip aficionado.
Joseph later met Big Brother alum Kaysar Ridha out at a bar, and Taylor posted a video of the men hugging and wrote, "My heart is so full."
The pair proceeded to spend time together at a Big Brother watch party for Episode 1 on Tuesday night, and Monte, a 27-year-old personal trainer from Bear, DE, was also present at the event. Everyone also stuck around for an afterparty and seemed to be enjoying themselves by a hot tub.
Taylor set her eyes on the $750,000 prize following Joseph's eviction. She appeared to give up on Joseph as a romantic partner after she was falsely told he had betrayed "The Leftovers" alliance and sealed his own elimination fate by blurting out secrets.
However, Kyle Capener had thrown Joseph under the bus to save himself, and Taylor eventually realized -- after the finale -- that Joseph never stopped trying to protect her in the game.
Although Joseph was already evicted and out of the Big Brother house when Taylor and Monte hooked up and kissed, he still ended up learning about it when Alyssa Snider told everyone else on the jury about it shortly after she arrived at the jury house following her own eviction.
Big Brother's jury house footage had showed Joseph visibly crushed and disappointed by Alyssa's news of Taylor and Monte's showmance.
Monte ended up winning the Final Head of Household competition, and he took Taylor to the Final 2. Taylor, however, won Big Brother in a landslide 8-1 vote. She was also crowned "America's Favorite Houseguest."
Taylor essentially friend-zoned Monte onBig Brother's finale when she told America that he's "a great friend."
"Things are still a little early," Taylor shared when asked if she and Monte could see themselves being a couple outside of the house.
Monte, for his part, said, "I plead the fifth."
In a post-finale interview with Entertainment Tonight, Monte admitted the idea of a love triangle existing between Taylor, Joseph and himself was "news" to him.
"I thought it was just a two-way street," Monte admitted with a laugh. "Hey, look... I mean, that's disgusting in my opinion. Look, I did not know that there was some sort of third leg to this circle, or this triangle here, so I've got to have a conversation with my boy."