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Big Brother's Taylor Hale & Joseph Abdin Dish About Their Relationship

Big Brother's Taylor Hale & Joseph Abdin Dish About Their Relationship

It’s been just a few days since Taylor Hale was crowned the winner of the 2022 season of Big Brother, and now, fans are wanting to know about her relationship with fellow contestant, Joseph Abdin.

The 27-year-old former pageant queen and 25-year-old lawyer were asked about details about their relationship. Fans shipped the pair during the season and they seemed to have a very strong bond before Joseph was voted out during the infamous Dyre Festival episode.

Taylor, of course, went on to win the $750,000 cash prize, along with an extra $75,000 for being voted the fan’s favorite for the season.

Click inside to read what they shared about their bond…

“There was just something really warm and inviting about Joseph,” Taylor told Us Weekly. “It was really hard that first few weeks of the house. I could not walk to a room without people just stopping a conversation, changing a conversation. I felt like my fate was sealed every single day and my best friend was my bed. And I’m an introvert on top of all of that. But Joseph, no matter whether I was forced or needed to be in a corner, you would always just check on me and be like, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ And for someone to even care or feign like they could care, even a pinky amount about how I was doing, it was very, very difficult in that house. And Joseph was willing to be a friend to someone that everyone was painting out to be the most disgusting villain.”

Joseph added, “I was trying to let her know in some aspect, just please stay hopeful. Keep your hopes up. … For me personally, I think Taylor’s hilarious. She is an introvert and so she does like to be alone, but when she would come out of her shell here and there, I was like, ‘OK, you can’t be funny and run away. I love to laugh so get back here.’ For me, it was definitely humor. I can definitely come off, like, I love to joke. Sometimes I have to just step back, let people have their space. So that was like a fine balance. I was trying to navigate with her initially because I wasn’t too sure. We’re all strangers still trying to get to know each other.”

About his attraction to her, Joseph added, “I kind of saw Taylor a little bit right before we walked in. So she always stayed on my radar in that aspect. I was like, ‘God damn.’ So even on premiere night, when I walked in, the first thing – which I just, like, hours ago find out I’m coming on the show – I’m like, ‘Where’d that girl go?’

As for where their relationship could lead, she mused: “We spent a lot of time apart, like, literal weeks apart and in those weeks, I had a lot of people messing with my head trying to make me doubt any friendship [or] relationship with Joseph,” Taylor says. “And I’m still trying to work through that. And then there’s just the nature of being in the game for so long and being separated from the people that can support you and love you. So, walking out, I need to make sure that I’m taking care of myself first and that I have my own stability, my own head on straight. I don’t wanna be too dependent on Joseph to help me through that. He’s literally the best support system ever. Everybody saw that in the game and getting it back is the best thing in the world. But I don’t wanna jump into a relationship, almost trauma-bonding with someone. I just wanna make sure that I have my head straight. He’s good. And then we can really work on exploring.”

He added, “We’ve been away from each other for so long and kind of getting the full picture, even till today as we start to talk and piece things together, we’re still kind of seeing how things played out and why they played out the way they did. So we are truly just taking everything day by day. We do just naturally love and enjoy each other’s company. So we won’t allow any pressure or anything to force something. But at the same time, you know, this is just like how it naturally occurs and we’re just going day by day and enjoying things, and getting a full picture, decompressing the whole situation. It’s been such a unique and great experience, but regardless, you know, we still have each other.”

“We have the time,” Joseph said. “And I told her this before, ‘This time I won’t disappear to the yard.’ And we do have that luxury, so there’s no reason to rush it. There’s no reason to overload or overstimulate. Let’s just take it slow. Especially for Taylor, she was in the house longer. She won. She had a lot more that she was facing with, so a slow and steady pace is how we’re kind of going with this.”

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