Big Brother’s Monte Taylor Is Scared of Showmances After Taylor Hale

Monte Taylor went into season 2 of The Problem: USA swearing off showmances after his expertise hooking up with Taylor Hale on Large Brother 24.

“Earlier than I went on Large Brother, my mother made it very clear, and my mother’s Puerto Rican … she was like, ‘No Chicas,’ which implies no ladies, and I held out so long as I probably might till I didn’t,” Monte, 28, solely advised Us Weekly on Friday, September 8, someday after his elimination from The Problem: USA aired.

Monte advised Us that “the aftermath” of his showmance with Taylor, 28, was “undoubtedly a singular expertise.”

He continued: “As a person on actuality TV … among the issues that you just hear on-line after issues don’t work out in a relationship, it [can] undoubtedly be powerful. So, I simply didn’t wish to undergo that once more. It was a little bit of a traumatizing expertise.”


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Monte and Taylor — who positioned second and first, respectively, throughout the 2022 season — shocked followers after they have been seen kissing on the reside feeds. Taylor had beforehand admitted to having a crush on houseguest Joseph Abdin, whom she went on so far for six months after the season ended.

Previous to his showmance with Taylor, Monte was among the many houseguests who sparked backlash from followers for making detrimental feedback about her. “Taylor’s persona is simply so unattractive,” he mentioned throughout a July 2022 dialog captured on the reside feeds.

After they received out of the home, Taylor slammed Monte’s therapy of her, claiming that “there have been deeply misogynystic undertones” to his habits. “My journey [on the show] began and ended with Monte degrading me,” she claimed throughout an October 2022 look on “Rob Has a Podcast.”

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After Taylor turned the primary Black girl to win Large Brother in September 2022, Monte solely advised Us that he did “not bear in mind” making detrimental feedback about her earlier within the season.

“I’ve had conversations with Taylor the place I’ve come to phrases with the truth that I used to be not conscious of every little thing that was really occurring, and my perspective on issues was utterly completely different,” he mentioned. “And based mostly off of the knowledge I used to be working with, I made these statements and I apologized to Taylor for the truth that I considered her in a distinct gentle earlier on within the season.”

As for his return to actuality TV, Monte advised Us that there “have been alternatives” for him to have a showmance on The Problem: USA, however he “determined to not, only for my peace of thoughts.” Nevertheless, he famous that he has “thicker pores and skin now” and is likely to be open to romance if he’s invited again for an additional stint on the competitors collection.

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Whereas Monte didn’t discover love on The Problem: USA, his fellow Large Brother 24 alum Alyssa Snider kissed Tyler Crispen, who competed on Large Brother 20 and Large Brother 22 in 2018 and 2020, respectively, throughout an episode of the present that aired final month.

Monte labored intently with each Alyssa, 25, and Tyler, 28, within the recreation and advised Us that he was rooting for his or her romance.

“[Alyssa] is the nicest, kindest individual that you might probably run throughout. She’s any person who’s simply very considerate and only a actually good good friend. And Tyler’s the very same,” he mentioned. “So, I simply felt like their power’s actually matched and meshed nicely all through the season.”

The Problem: USA airs Thursdays on CBS at 10 p.m. ET.