Clay & Shelli's 'BB17' Showmance Is Moving Along

Big Brother is a perfectly addicting summer TV show. It's on multiple nights per week and there are even live camera feeds and updates that are continually posted on social media. The game is fascinating with its twists and turns, but sometimes I'm watching for more than the voting and competitions. I cannot help being interested in an alliance of a different kind and by that I mean those of the romantic nature. If you've been this season, there is one obvious contender for a Big Brother 17 showmance: Shelli Poole and Clay Honeycutt. One reason why I'm a fan of the duo is because if they start dating their combined couple name would be Slay, which is one of my favorite words these days. But I am jumping ahead of myself here. We haven't even seen the twosome hook up, kiss, or anything at all during the first two weeks of episodes.

Nevertheless, this doesn't mean that a kiss hasn't happened. Have there been any juicy scenes on the Big Brother live feeds? What about some updates on Big Brother Leak? Of course, the real question question here is have Clay and Shelli kissed yet? Luckily for us and embarrassingly enough for Slay, the cameras have caught some private moments between the two.

In short, as of this minute, the answer is a resounding "no." But you never know what could happen by the time you finish reading this article. The sexual attraction between Clay and Shelli was both blatant and immediate when they entered the house, so what gives? How has nothing happened? They've been hanging out and getting to know each other for a couple weeks now and with no TV or internet access, kissing could be a great way to pass the time.

Apparently, I'm not the only one who has thought this, because Clay has actually tried to move the relationship forward, but to no avail. Instead of capitalizing on a cuddle session and living in the moment, Clay just straight up asked Shelli for a kiss and got denied. How awkward— especially with the cameras around. Also, have you seen Clay? Shelli has some serious willpower. Watch the cringeworthy moment below.

As of now, Shelli has maintained her "not yet" stance on the kissing. Later, instead of asking, Clay went in for the neck kisses while he was casually on top of Shelli and she stayed strong, stopping him again.

The sexual tension between the two is at an all-time high and I imagine that playing this game is not easy, so I respect Shelli for keeping their relationship in a place that is most comfortable for her. She seems to really like Clay, and if she doesn't want everyone at home watching Big Brother to witness their first kiss, I don't blame her.

I don't know what the future holds for Slay, but I hope they both stay in the Big Brother house long enough for us to see any... developments. Things change so often in the house, though, it can be hard to keep track — so, for all the up-to-date info on Shelli and Clay's relationship status, check out Bustle's very own Big Brother podcast, The Diary Room. Listen to the latest episode below, and be sure to check out future episodes on Bustle’s SoundCloud page.

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