Celebrating their love! Large Brother alums Claire Rehfuss and Derek Xiao are gearing as much as commemorate their one-year anniversary after assembly on the CBS actuality present final summer time.
“We had very formidable plans that fell by means of,” Xiao, 25, completely informed Us Weekly on Tuesday, September 20. The product supervisor defined that he and Rehfuss, 26, initially needed to take a prepare “up the west coast from California to Seattle” for the event.
“One among us took just a little bit too lengthy to e book it,” Xiao admitted, explaining that prepare costs have been too excessive by the point they acquired round to finalizing the journey. “Planning’s positively not a powerful go well with.” Regardless of the minor setback, the duo continues to be set on doing one thing particular.
“I feel now we’re gonna in all probability both keep in California and go to Catalina Island for an evening or perhaps go right down to Mexico,” the Maryland native informed Us.
“We’re nonetheless new to California so I really feel like even simply doing [a] staycation or [exploring] little areas round Los Angeles is, like, very thrilling to us,” Rehfuss added.
The truth TV alums informed Us final month that they have been shifting throughout the nation collectively. “You recognize, these [New York] hire costs. We couldn’t keep,” Xiao quipped on the time.
Final October, Us broke the story that the pair have been courting, regardless of having a platonic relationship within the Large Brother home.
“I feel that we each actually felt the chemistry as soon as we acquired to [the] jury home and will actually join with one another,” Rehfuss revealed on the time. “We’d keep up late speaking each single evening and we simply actually developed a bond.”
The New York native and her boyfriend determined to place their connection to the check by competing in season 34 of The Superb Race collectively, which premiered on CBS and Paramount+ on Wednesday, September 21.
Xiao informed Us that the expertise was like “a crucible” for his or her relationship, as they needed to “undergo one thing that’s robust” and “come out stronger by means of the opposite aspect of it.” He and the AI engineer agreed that the expertise taught them helpful classes about one another.
“I’ve a greater understanding of what Claire is like in several conditions. … We nonetheless convey [the lessons] to our on a regular basis life,” he stated.
Rehfuss, for her half, admitted that The Superb Race viewers will see them battle a bit on the truth sequence.
“I gained’t lie, there have been some low factors within the race,” she stated. “It simply is a really anxious scenario. Derek and I are each very aggressive, very intense folks.” Her associate added that they couldn’t assist however worry how the present would painting their dynamic at instances.
“Sooner or later within the race, me and Claire have been speaking, and I used to be, like, ‘You don’t suppose we’re gonna be edited as, like, the preventing couple, proper?’” he joked.
Rehfuss replied, “I used to be like, ‘One other couple must be worse, proper? Like, assuredly.’”
The Superb Race airs on CBS and Paramount+ on Wednesdays after Survivor.
With reporting by Sharon Tharp.