Steven McBee has discovered love! The ‘Joe Millionaire’ star picked Calah Jackson within the finale, and the couple spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about transferring in collectively and their plans for the longer term.
After weeks of guessing, the millionaire was lastly revealed through the Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer finale. Steven McBee, who’s a farming CEO, is the present’s millionaire. He ended up falling for Calah Jackson, and the 2 of them are getting their fortunately ever after.
HollywoodLife obtained EXCLUSIVE scoop from Steven and Calah about conserving their relationship a secret whereas the present aired. They revealed how they met up in secret and strengthened their relationship. The couple can also be transferring in collectively! Is an engagement on the horizon? Steven and Calah speak about all of it:
How tough has it been to maintain your relationship a secret since manufacturing wrapped?
Steven McBee: It’s been powerful. I imply, the nice factor is I dwell in the midst of nowhere, so we had been in a position to sneak her up right here on some journeys. My nearest neighbor is 5 miles away. So long as we don’t depart my home, there was no concern. We had a number of journeys like that. However I’ve by no means been in a scenario the place I’m with somebody, and I can’t inform anybody or put up about it. It has made it fairly powerful, however we’ve been in a position to construct our relationship. We’re glad we’re via all that and might now let the world know.
Calah Jackson: I really feel the very same. It has been a problem in conserving it personal. Clearly, it’s exhausting to have a traditional relationship at any time when it’s important to maintain it personal, you’ll be able to’t be out in public, you’ll be able to’t exit on dates. So I’m very grateful that the present is lastly over, and we’ll have the ability to exit and simply have an actual relationship.
What have been a number of the belongings you each have finished for the reason that present has been airing to maintain your relationship alive? How have you ever grown as a pair because you stopped filming the present?
Calah Jackson: I feel we’ve grown a lot extra since filming began. It’s form of exhausting to be susceptible and open everytime you’re in that setting, due to all of the cameras and only a bizarre, uncommon setting. So since then, we’ve been FaceTiming day by day, calling day by day.
Steven McBee: After which at any time when we’re in particular person, we’re massive foodies. We’re cooking collectively. We’ve tried cooking all types of various meals. There’s solely a lot you are able to do when you’ll be able to’t depart your home, so lots of cooking, watching films. We’ve been in a position to do some neat issues round the home. Now that we’re in a position to go in public, we’re going to go enterprise out and go in every single place collectively.
The place’s the primary place you’re going to go after the finale has aired?
Steven McBee: I’ve some excellent eating places, one Mexican joint down in Kansas Metropolis that has the perfect rooster nachos and margaritas. I’ve been telling her all about it, so we’re going to go down there instantly.
You two have lately moved in collectively. How has that been going for you each?
Steven McBee: Proper now we’re residing on this little city of Gallatin, Missouri. It’s a city of 1,700 individuals. We purchased a home. We’re closing on it by the tip of March. It’s truly in Kansas Metropolis. Realizing that there was no lady that was going to be okay with residing the place I at the moment dwell in the midst of nowhere… we’re going to need to be right here for 3 weeks. I feel you’ll deal with it okay.
Calah Jackson: I’ll have the ability to deal with it for 3 weeks. Full-time could be just a little completely different, however I do prefer it up right here. It’s good. It’s a giant change of tempo for me. I’m from Dallas, so it’s just a little completely different for me.
I assume you’re going to go full-tilt on adorning the brand new place?
Steven McBee: We’re going to have lots of transferring. We simply moved all of her stuff up from Dallas. We needed to put it in considered one of my buildings to maintain it there for 3 weeks till we transfer into my new home. It’s going to be lots of transferring crap round.
Calah Jackson: I advised him just one pair of antlers may be within the new home.
Steven McBee: My decor is deer antlers on the wall.
You two went via fairly the journey on the present. Trying again, was there a second each of you knew you needed to be collectively?
Steven McBee: I knew we had a fantastic connection, however I feel the solidifying second the place it was like okay, yeah, that is going to work is when Calah got here to my hometown and met my household. I regarded over and she or he was simply razzing my brothers. They had been giving it proper again to her. They had been taking part in beer pong. Proper then I used to be like, okay, she matches with the household so properly. That is it for certain.
Calah Jackson: Truthfully, that’s precisely once I knew as properly. It simply felt very pure and regular. I didn’t need to be on at any time when I used to be along with his household. It jogged my memory lots of my family. Clearly, we’d had a connection build up earlier than then. A whole lot of these moments weren’t proven on the present to construct suspense for the finale. After assembly his household, that’s once I undoubtedly knew.
Is an engagement on the horizon?
Steven McBee: We’re going to play it by ear and simply see how issues go. We’re not going to hurry into something. We’ve by no means been folks that have rushed into something. Even watching the present, y’all can see how guarded Calah is, after which I used to be even guarded myself. We’re simply not going to hurry into something and overjump the gun.
Steven, do you continue to be in contact with Kurt Sowers?
Calah Jackson: Truly, this weekend we’re going again all the way down to see him to have a good time the ending of Joe Millionaire. We’re nonetheless excellent pals. We’ve been collectively each single weekend aside from this earlier weekend. Calah’s good pals with him too. He’s a fantastic man.
Steven, what’s the recommendation you’d give to the present’s subsequent Joe Millionaire stars if the present comes again for a second season?
Steven McBee: I’d say the toughest side of the present that I needed to take care of was going into it. It actually took me some time to open myself as much as actually really feel and have these feelings of with the ability to fall for somebody. I’d say simply go into it and attempt to actually open your self up from day one. Don’t let it take midway via the present, and even till the final week of the present, earlier than you actually fall since you’re solely there for a restricted period of time. There are lots of connections that it’s important to attempt to work on. In case you’re guarded or maintain again in any means, it’s going to take a very long time and also you would possibly miss out on the proper particular person.