Love must be in the air. From Millie Bobby Brown to Alex Cooper, it seems spring is the season for celebrity relationships getting down on one knee, even for reality TV dating veterans. Francesa Farago, Too Hot to Handle and Perfect Match contestant, has finally found her perfect match with partner Jesse Sullivan. On May 3, Farago announced their engagement on TikTok with the caption “Couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.”
Farago is no stranger to the dating scene. She first made her reality TV dating show debut in 2020 on Season 1 of Too Hot to Handle, where she became known for being “the villain” of the show. She then made a brief appearance on Love Is Blind’s Season 1 reunion show as Damian Powers’ plus one. Farago returned to the screen as a dating show’s main character in 2023 on Perfect Match, where she stirred the pot as always. Ultimately, she walked away with no match. However, since her dating show appearances, Farago has settled down with her long-time partner Sullivan and put the reality TV drama behind her. As we can expect to no longer see her on a reality dating show, let’s take a trip down memory lane of Farago’s dating history.
Diplo: Circa 2014 – 2020
Before finding love on Too Hot to Handle, Farago actually dated high-profile DJ, Diplo. In 2020, she revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she and Diplo had been friends for roughly six years, and during that time were dating on and off. Though not many details were shared about their relationship, Diplo seemed to be in support of her newfound TV show relationship, as Farago explained in the ET interview.
Harry Jowsey: April 2019 – June 2020
Farago’s reality dating show reign started on Too Hot to Handle Season 1, where she met Harry Jowsey. The pair were inseparable on and off the show. From Jowsey visiting her hometown in Canada to Farago meeting his family in Australia, it seemed the fresh relationship was going well. However, in July 2019, the pair split up due to “miscommunication areas,” Jowsey shared in an interview with Glamour. Not too long after, though, the couple reconciled in February 2020 as they quarantined together at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. They made their relationship Instagram official in April 2020. Unfortunately, in June 2020, the two called it quits for good.
Tana Mongeau: July 2020 – circa September 2020
One thing about Farago is that you never know who she will be rumored to be dating. In July 2020, rumors started circulating that Farago and internet mogul Tana Mongeau were hooking up just one month after Farago and Jowsey’s split. That same month, Farago was rumored to be dating Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino after being spotted on a date. Farago and Mongeau added fuel to the fire with paparazzi photos of them holding hands, as well as some flirty Instagram stories. However, that was the extent of the public relationship.
In August 2020, Farago was spotted holding hands with Love is Blind alum Damian Powers, but the two claimed they were just friends at the time. In September 2020, drama commenced as Mongeau posted with Farago’s ex Jowsey. By Farago’s heated response to the new friendship and appearances with Powers, it was clear there was no longer a relationship between her and Mongeau.
Jef Holm: September 2020 – unknown
Something about Farago and reality dating show men. Bachelorette alum Jef Holm told E! News in September 2020 that he and Farago were dating. After the announcement, the pair were seen traveling together and exchanging flirty comments on each other’s Instagram. However, that is about as much insight as fans got into their relationship because there was never a clear announcement of their breakup.
Demi Sims: January 2021 – April 2021
After finding each other on social media and exchanging DMs, Demi Sims, The Only Way is Essex star, and Farago started dating in January 2021 just three days after meeting each other in person for the first time. Despite having an instant connection and a fast-paced romance, the two started experiencing problems when Farago got COVID-19 and was experiencing drama online. In April 2021, their romance fizzled out and the two broke up.
Jesse Sullivan: July 2021 – Present
After messy breakups and dating speculation, it seems Farago has finally found her perfect match with Jesse Sullivan. The two first met over Zoom for a TikTok Pride month event. In July 2021, the two started dating after Farago moved to LA. Unfortunately, due to visa issues, Farago got stuck in Canada and the two ended up breaking up because of the distance just two weeks after becoming a couple. Eventually, Farago moved back to LA and kept in touch with Sullivan, keeping things strictly casual.
Farago then left to film Perfect Match in early 2022. During her time on her show, she had her fair share of relationship struggles with Powers (again) and Dom Gabriel, and left with no relationship. After filming, she and Sullivan rekindled their relationship and have been together ever since. After asking for an engagement for a while now, Farago’s dreams came true when Sullivan proposed to her in early May. To top it off, Farago also got rings for Sullivan and his child Arlo. Farago finally got her happily ever after!