Big Brother Season 20 alum Tyler Crispen sees his relationship with fellow houseguest Angela Rummans going all the way “to the moon” and has revealed some intimate details about the first time they said, “I love you,” to each other.
Tyler discussed when his friendship with Angela turned into a Big Brother showmance and how things have been for them as a couple since their season wrapped in Summer 2018 with former The Bachelor star Ben Higgins on his new Facebook Watch series, Back to Reality.
“Where do you both see this going?” Ben asked the couple about their future together, as Angela joined Tyler for a brief portion of the interview.
“Well, that’s a question for this one,” Angela said while glaring at Tyler sitting next to her.
“To the moon!” Tyler replied.
The former South Carolina lifeguard later added, “I feel very humbled nowadays because it worked out so well for me. I just feel very, very lucky. I am a very happy person these days, and I am very thankful for all of it.”
Tyler and Angela fell in love on Big Brother’s 20th season — which Tyler finished as the runner-up and Angela placed fourth — and moved into a California beachside condo together after the show.
Nicknamed “Tangela,” the pair revealed to Entertainment Weekly one year ago they hadn’t spent a day apart since the show ended, with Angela adding at the time she couldn’t stand to be away from Tyler for more than a few hours at a time.
And not much has changed since then, apparently.
When Ben asked the couple whether having a relationship in the public eye has caused issues or been something positive, Tyler said, “I think it’s been something positive.”
“I would say more positive than negative, for sure,” Angela agreed.
“You want to make the relationship work because of that fanbase, but… it’s the real deal,” Tyler said.
“No one actually knows how weird we are when we are just by ourselves. They know how it started, but it’s been a year outside of the house, and we’re weird, and it’s awesome… It’s a dream come true.”
Tyler admitted he was “terrified” when he walked into the Big Brother house and saw Angela for the first time because “she’s perfect.”
Tyler said being in a showmance was the “furthest thing” from his mind when beginning the game, as he had “years of strategy built up” in his head.
Tyler therefore thought he needed to stay away from Angela for the sake of that strategy and not being coined a powerful showmance in the house.
After getting to know her better, Tyler attempted to “suppress” his feelings for Angela, but that apparently only lasted about “three weeks” given romantic “tension” kept building between them.
“I think it has gotten down to Final 7, and this was after we had started getting super close and there’s enough people out of the house where we can actually have time to ourselves. Angela and I, downstairs in the blue room, slept in separate beds but we pushed them close to each other in case we needed to dip away and separate when somebody walked in,” Tyler recalled.
“We had been doing this for a few nights in a row, and a few nights ago, she told me she had a secret to tell me. It was bothering me because I hate secrets. So I asked her, like, 40 times a day and we’re about to go to bed.”
Tyler continued, “She leaned over, stalls for a while and then says she’s in love with me. My first reaction is pure shock. We tried to hide our microphones… but Big Brother always hears. I didn’t know what to say at first other than it was mutual and I couldn’t even express that it was mutual. I didn’t know what to say.”
Tyler admitted he felt like a fifth grader with a crush on a seventh-grade girl. After some time went by, Tyler kept stalling and asking Angela if she was sure about her feelings for him.
“I was like, ‘Really? Are you serious?’ And she was like, ‘You knew!’ And I was like, ‘I did not know! I swear I did not know.’ And then I told her that I was in love with her too, and now here we are,” Tyler shared.
Tyler said his relationship with Angela “changed me for the better” and “humbled me” in so many ways.
“I would do it every single time the same way,” Tyler insisted, looking back on his time in the Big Brother house.