Ah, showmances…Big Brother wouldn’t be the same without ‘em. In fact, Big Brother alum Dr. Will Kirby likes to brag that he invented the term “showmance” back on season two. But while the world’s sexiest dermatologist is, technically, wrong in thinking so (the word originated in the theater world and has been around for much longer), no one can deny that Big Brother is responsible for singlehandedly bringing the word into the modern vernacular. And while, Big Brother has certainly served up its share of too-cute-for-words showmances (we’re looking at you, Jeff and Jordan), it has also dished out a number of super annoying ones. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we have for you today. In order of least to most obnoxiousness, here are the top 10 most annoying Big Brother showmances ever.
10. Daniele Donato and Nick Starcevic (Big Brother 8)
With Evel Dick being such a…well…dick toward his daughter, Daniele, whom he hadn’t seen in a number of years before the show, many viewers were happy to see Daniele find happiness in the house with shaggy haired, Abercrombie & Fitch type, Nick, who was always there to comfort Daniele after one of Dick’s rude outbursts. But what may have seemed like a sugar-sweet showmance between these two genetically blessed young people was actually a little icky if you factor in that Daniele had a boyfriend outside the house who she claimed to love, but was clearly cheating on with Nick. Not to mention the fact that the house was downright nasty to fellow house guest, Jen Johnson, who also had a crush on Nick (but no boyfriend back home) because she was so-called moving in on Daniele’s man. As it turned out, Daniele and Nick didn’t last after the show ended, and Nick went on to date Jen for about a year — longer than his relationship with Daniele. Daniele, for her part, ended up marrying her “showmantic” interest from her next season, BB13, Dominic Briones.© CBS / Courtesy: Everett Collection