Too Hot To Handle might have only dropped on Netflix last Friday, but it was actually filmed a year ago in April 2019. And seeing as we’ve already scouted out where the villa is and stalked the contestants on social media, there’s only one thing left to do: find out if the couples are still together.
During the show, 10 contestants were asked to abstain from participating in anything sexual (including kissing!) in a bid to develop meaningful and emotional connections before physical ones.
And while the process saw a lot of kisses for $3,000, only two real couples emerged: Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago, and Ronda Paul and Sharron Townsend. So, 12 months later, are the couples still together?
Harry and Francesca
Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, if you’re not a massive sceptic), Harry and Francesca say they’re still together, a year after their time on Too Hot To Handle. Definitely makes all those rule breaks feel worth it, then! ‘Francesca and I are better than ever,’ Harry revealed. ‘We took a bit of a break in between but now we are full steam ahead. I can’t wait to start travelling and we can put some babies in her belly!’
Francesca added, ‘Harry and I are still together and we are stronger than ever. It was so amazing to watch our love story unfold and I am so excited for what the future holds for the two of us!’
Wow, we’re not sure we saw that one coming.
Rhonda and Sharron
Despite opening up to each other in the villa and being open and honest about their past, Ronda and Sharron’s relationship wasn’t to be – the pair still have a lot of love for each other and split amicably, but aren’t together right now.
Sharron explained, ‘Rhonda has been a blessing to have in my life, she’s been the strength to my weakness, the music to my soul and the yin to my yang. Unfortunately, distance has been an issue, and although she’s miles away our connection will always be.’
Ronda added, ‘Sharron and I are not together, but fortunately I have been able to rekindle a relationship with a special someone.’
And while you’d be right in thinking there were only two serious couples in the retreat, a new connection has been formed since Too Hot To Handle was filmed. Between Bryce Hirschberg and Nicole O’Brien!
‘Bryce and I got closer after filming,’ Nicole revealed. ‘He’s a genuinely lovely guy and we are just seeing where things go without putting any pressure on anything!’ Bryce added, ‘As far as our relationship stands at the moment, we’re just seeing how everything plays out. Obviously we are on opposite sides of the planet, but we chat daily.’
Looks like Lana really did work.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan UK
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