Dee Valladares and Austin Li Coon’s relationship was the speak of the Survivor 45 finale and the pair are giving perception into the place they stand now.
“You’re not going to love my reply,” Dee, 26, stated to Leisure Weekly on Thursday, December 21, when requested for an replace on her and Austin’s relationship. “This has been a whirlwind of feelings and we’ve got determined to maintain it low-key for now. It’s been too loopy and it’s getting crazier. So we’ve determined to maintain it low-key for now, solely as a result of it’s been insane.”
Dee elaborated that protecting issues “low-key” meant that followers would most certainly see photos of her and Austin, 26, “right here and there” however not learn into them.
“We’re not going to give attention to it proper now as a result of a lot is occurring in our lives,” she defined. “Yeah, we’re simply going to maintain it low-key for now.”
Austin, for his half, echoed related sentiments in a separate interview with the outlet.
“We sort of wish to maintain that a bit personal for now, simply because issues have been so loopy,” he confessed on Thursday. “The finale simply aired and I don’t assume I’m prepared fairly but for coping with all of the followers and giving out the solutions. So going to maintain that personal for now.”
Firstly of the season, Austin and Dee partnered up early on within the recreation and introduced in allies Drew Basile and Julie Alley to type the Reba 4. The group held management for a lot of the recreation and didn’t activate one another till the very finish. As the sport progressed, Austin and Dee’s connection grew stronger and a showmance blossomed. As they performed the sport, the duo spent late nights speaking and holding palms. Austin introduced her and Katurah Topps on a helicopter experience after successful a reward problem.
Whereas Austin had eyes for Dee on the island, her major focus was taking house the title of Sole Survivor. When the tribe was seeking to vote out Julie, 49, Austin got here to her to share what he discovered. Dee orchestrated a plan with Julie to play an idol that Austin gave Julie earlier within the season and blindside Emily Flippen as a substitute. The transfer was profitable and Dee lied to Austin about her involvement within the plan.
The next week, Dee didn’t return the favor to Austin when Drew, 23, was the goal for the week. Austin, who had no concept his buddy was at risk, performed an idol on himself and Drew was despatched house. When Austin and Dee had a powwow after the transfer, the grad scholar shared he had no onerous emotions over the transfer.
The pair in the end made it to the ultimate three alongside Jake O’Kane. Dee pleaded her case to the jury and defeated each males to take house the million greenback prize. Austin got here in second place within the 5-3-0 vote. When requested in regards to the betrayal by host Jeff Probst, Austin gave Dee her flowers.
“Ladies are higher at taking part in guys than the opposite manner round!” he joked whereas sharing that he and Dee had been “all good.”