'Survivor' castaways Elizabeth Beisel and Jack Nichting announce they're dating!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/20/2019
Survivor: Island of the Idols castaways Elizabeth Beisel and Jack Nichting have gone public with their romantic relationship.
Elizabeth, a 26-year-old Olympic medalist from Saunderstown, RI, and Jack, a 23-year-old graduate student from Newport News, VA, who currently resides in Harrisonburg, VA, who spent quite a bit of time at Ponderosa together while members of Survivor: Island of the Idols' jury, both took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal they're an item.
"WOAH. Did you guys hear the news?" Elizabeth captioned a photo of Jack giving her a piggyback ride as they almost kissed.
"I've got a curly haired boyfriend named Jack and he is simply the most wonderful human being I know. And yes, we share hair products."
In the photo, Elizabeth and Jack were sporting similar hairstyles with their long, curly locks.
And Jack gushed about his new girlfriend, writing that he's "beyond proud" to be dating Elizabeth.
"I am beyond proud to call this curly headed, exuberant, and compassionate woman my girlfriend/twin," Jack captioned a series of photos of the cute couple.
Jack posted four pictures showing the pair laughing together while taking a stroll, curled up close to each other in a pool, dressed as tigers in matching costumes, and kissing as their curls blew in the wind and covered their faces.
Based on the fact Elizabeth and Jack once dressed as tigers together, it appears that would have taken place on Halloween, suggesting they were already dating back in late October.
The couple revealed their new relationship one day after Survivor: Island of the Idols aired its finale and reunion special in a pre-taped, three-hour event on December 18.
Neither Elizabeth or Jack attended the reunion, but fellowSurvivor castaway Jamal Shipman announced during the broadcast he and Jack are now roommates in Rhode Island, which is where Elizabeth is also from.
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Many fans are assuming Elizabeth didn't attend the reunion due to the Dan Spilo controversy.
Elizabeth had issued a lengthy, heartfelt apology in November, along with her pal Missy Byrd, for blowing Kellee Kim's allegations of inappropriate touching and discomfort against Dan out of proportion in order to save Missy from getting voted out of the game.
Elizabeth and Missy were criticized following the episode for running with such allegations against Dan when they actually admitted they weren't true and they didn't really feel that way about Dan.
Kellee felt the girls' actions invalidated her own claims and took away from the seriousness of sexual-harassment allegations and the "Me Too" movement.
Elizabeth was voted out of Survivor: Island of the Idols at Tribal Council on a re-vote after the Lumuwaku tribe's main target, Karishma Patel, played a hidden Immunity Idol and saved herself.