When Memphis Garrett for Big Brother: All Stars signed up, finding love was not a goal.

Instead, the reality star focused on building alliances, winning major competitions, and taking home $ 500,000. But while Memphis was disconnected from the outside world, he established a bond with a houseguest that turned out to be special.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, the Big Brother veteran opened up about his romance with Christmas Abbott and answered some burning questions along the way.

“Myself and Christmas had never met before we went on the show,” he explained. “When I went on the show I had no idea she was going to be on the show. I didn’t even know I would be on the show at the last minute. When she came down the stairs my jaw dropped, ‘Oh s – t.’ “

Memphis continued, “continued Memphis.” In all honesty, all I knew was when I saw her that this was going to be interesting. It’s so interesting to look back and realize that I fell in love with this woman on a reality show, but I know in my heart that what’s crazy should always be. “