Is Austin’s Letter To His Girlfriend Real? It's Not Clear If The 'Big Brother' 17 Contestant Wrote This Note

When it comes to Austin and his showmance partner, Liz, on this season of Big Brother , the hits just don't some coming. For instance: During a recent episode, Austin asked Liz to be his girlfriend, and Internet promptly exploded with questions and accusations about the fact that — oh right — Austin allegedly already had a girlfriend back home. His first girlfriend has stayed pretty quiet about the whole thing — but on Monday, two people who claim to be Austin’s girlfriend’s younger sisters, @mariapalaciosx and @megan_palacios, posted a letter to Twitter that Austin allegedly wrote before he left for the Big Brother house.

But, is the letter to Austin's possibly former girlfriend even real?

First, what does the letter say? In it, the writer apologizes for taking so long to give the receiver the relationship she deserved, and says that he knows she has a lot to think about while he is "gone" — whatever that means. If their relationship was in such a shaky place, it makes slightly more sense that he would pursue a showmance while in the house, and "gone" could mean the Big Brother house.

Personally, I think are definitely a few things about the letter that make it suspicious. First of all, it’s typed. I don’t know about you, but a love note that is typed doesn’t exactly have the same romantic tone that a handwritten one has. Since Austin is such a softie, something tells me he’d be more inclined to send a love note of the handwritten variety.

Also, and perhaps most importantly, it’s conveniently missing a signature — so we couldn’t match it up against other samples of his handwriting in the house even if we wanted to.

And then there’s the fact that it’s coming from Twitter, and there is no way to prove that these users are Austin’s girlfriend’s sisters and not just someone using their names. Sure, the fact that they are twins and have been on Twitter for the same amount of time (since March 2012) suggests that there is some legitimacy to these accounts — they weren’t created conveniently when Big Brother started or something — but you never can be sure.

Plus, even if they are Austin's possibly former girlfriend's sisters, there’s no way to know if this is actually a letter that Austin wrote or just something they typed up in their spare time to make the Big Brother star look bad.

This isn't to say that the letter definitely isn't real, though. Admittedly, there are things that make the letter look kinda legitimate. Like, the fact that it’s signed “Aust,” which seems like a pretty personal nickname. Also, the fact that it kinda explains what Austin meant when he told Liz that, when Jen saw him kiss her, she would know that it was over between the two of them. If this letter is real, it’d be clear that their relationship was on shaky ground before he left for the Big Brother house. Or, at least, that's what I'd say if this line wasn't included: The letter’s second paragraph includes a promise to play the game “with class and with your honor in mind.”

Hear that? That is the sound of Austin possibly shooting himself in the foot. Because if this letter really was written by Austin, it does not make him look good.

Personally, I secretly hope the letter is real. Not just because I think that Austin deserves to be put on blast for starting one relationship when he was already in another, but because I love the idea of these sisters coming to his possibly former girlfriend's defense and totally taking Austin out as a result. Let this be a lesson to all of you: If there’s one thing you don’t mess with, it’s a girl’s sister.

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