Does 'Big Brother's Austin Have A Girlfriend?

If you're a fan of the show, you may remember that Big Brother 17 contestant Austin Matelson had previously admitted that he is not looking for romance, the reason for that being that he had a girlfriend on the outside. But as the show went on, viewers could not help but notice that the professional wrestler cum reality star was getting along quite well with two of the women in the house. So by this point, some fans might be wondering if Austin Matelson really has a girlfriend or what exactly their situation is.

Well, the folks who have been keeping up with the live feeds of the show recently got the answer to that question. Here's the scoop: Austin has been... let's say, getting along really well with both Jackie and Liz/Julia. But when his girlfriend back home, who he once described as his "princess in a castle out there," wrote him a letter when he was Head of Household, and he responded, "Oh, I guess she's still my girlfriend.”

Oh. Well that answers that question. Although, his reaction make it sound like he was surprised. It's hard to say whether Austin considers himself to still be in the relationship, not only because of the way he responded, but because of his relationships with Jackie and Liz — and, really, Julia, too.

While it cannot be certain whether or not Austin's girlfriend has been watching the live feeds and picking up on the situation that her boyfriend may be considering straying from their relationship, it is clear that the viewers watching have quite a bit to say about the wrestler's controversial behavior over the past few days. But, before we get into Austin's relationship status, for more on everything BB, you should 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.

Now, onward:


Some fans still were bursting with questions.


Some fans were like, "Seriously?"


When caps lock is on, you know that you're getting a super angry reaction.


This person, on the other hand, needs to see more evidence. OK.

Since this has only aired on the live feeds so far and not on the show yet, we will have to stay tuned to see if it makes the cut. For more on Austin, check out Bustle's Big Brother podcast below.

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