The couple met in July 2021 while living under the same roof On season 23 of the CBS series, After their respective evictions from home in August and September 2021, they got a second chance for love When they were together in the jury house for two weeks.
“I definitely liked Claire in the house. I knew Claire was just my type,” Xiao exclusively told us weekly in October 2021. “I knew Claire was my type from the first week, but I don’t know. I guess I never let myself figure it out beyond just a friendship.”
Their performance was able to flourish because the jury house did not have cameras documenting their late night conversations while they were competing in the main house.
Rehfuss told us, “Once you’re away from the camera, that’s when you really get to know who a person is and you can be really insecure and you can be really open and really be in your life.” You can talk about a lot of things.” Us.
Xiao said, “I think I know Claire better than my best friends.”
couple told We What they love most about each other in October 2021 Behind the scenes of CBS’s show Shaping Their Relationship,
“I think what I really like about Derek is really his humor. We really make each other laugh,” said the University of Michigan alum. “But still, I think of Derek’s Has one of the biggest hearts I have ever met. He always sees the good in any situation. He sees the good in every person. And he’s just so kind. He just has so much love to give and he takes love so well.”
Xiao, on the other hand, described Refus’ “superb” sense of humor as one of his best qualities.
“She never fails to put a smile on my face. He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. His saying is, ‘Remember the rules. have fun.’ And it’s one of my favorite things I learned at home,” the University of Maryland alum told us. “She gave me a bracelet that’s in it and I wear it every single day. She’s also an incredibly kind heart. The love she showed for everyone in the house was totally true. So creative, just all the best things, I feel like Claire embodies that.”
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