Are Big Brother 18 alumni Nicole Franzel, Victor Arroyo dating?

Nicole FranzelMrs. Carter: The latest Big Brother romance is one that is (seemingly) taking place outside of the house. Is this for real?

Over the past week or two, a strong social-media trail of breadcrumbs has emerged that strongly suggests that season 18 winner Nicole Franzel is dating Victor Arroyo, the reigning recipient of America’s Favorite Houseguest. There was chatter on the live feeds last year about him being interested in her way back then, but at the time, she was in the midst of a showmance with Corey Brooks. That relationship has been over for a while now, and she and Victor have remained friendly … or now, it looks like more than friendly.

The thing that’s just as important as the two Instagram posts below from Victor are some of the comments that are there. Victor’s captions are fairly telling, and in a separate image (one not seen below), Nicole recently left a comment saying “and can you look any cuter….”.

There are two things that are fairly easy to theorize: Either the two parties are dating, or they really want you to think that they’re dating. Neither party has made it 100% official or opened up about the relationship that they may or may not have, but the evidence is mounting.

Also, consider the post that Victor retweeted on his account to be yet another sign that he’s harbored feelings for her for quite some time and wants everyone to know.

Interestingly, one of the two photos below is apparently from Nicole’s hometown of Ubly, which Victor joked around about in a particularly memorable segment on the live feeds.

We know that everyone out there loves to be snarky and have big reactions about Big Brother relationships, but if these two are happy, then good on them! They wouldn’t be the first romantic relationship that formed outside of the house.

While Nicole and Victor watch the show from the outside, their former cast member Paul Abrahamian is a part of this current cast and fighting to win the $500,000 prize. The internet reaction is clear that he’s been a polarizing player at best this time around, but last year he was known for having a close bond with his fellow Sitting Duck partner Victor and he famously/infamously took Nicole to final two because he respected and valued her game. He just made the mistake of thinking that he could defeat her.

Do you think that Victor and Nicole are dating?

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Meanwhile, head over here to get some other updates on this season of Big Brother and the live feeds. We will be back later today with a new exclusive Q&A with executive producer Allison Grodner. (Photo: CBS.)

She’s pretty cool #prettyandcool

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Got a pic with the entire 2010 Ubly graduating class ??#missyoualready

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