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Which “Too Hot To Handle” Couples Are Still Together?

After months of waiting, Netflix has answered our prayers and released the third season of everyone’s favorite hate-watch dating show phenomenon, Too Hot to Handle. Once again, 10 (horny) singles arrived at a luxury villa thinking they were going to be on a show called Pleasure Island. At this point, it’s confusing how the contestants don’t know that they’re on Too Hot to Handle, but I digress. 

For the third year, Lana — AKA the omniscient, monotone robot that “hosts” the show — informed the wannabe-influencer contestants that instead of their sex-filled resort stay, they would actually be penalized for engaging in any kind of sexual activity and are expected to learn how to form deep connections with one another. Each time they do have sex, money will be subtracted from their $200,000 prize pool. The contestants proved once again that they could not control themselves and bafflingly brought their prize winnings down to $0 at one point. 

After binging THTH season three (because of course you did) you’re probably wondering which couples are still together. Her Campus scouted out which contestants from all three seasons have changed their ways and learned how to form deeper connections. Unsurprisingly, it’s not many.

“too hot to handle” season one couples

Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago 

Harry and Francesca broke rule after rule on the show’s first season and continued their tumultuous romance after filming was completed. The couple was on and off until May when they seemingly split for good. 

Since then, Francesca has been linked to Demi Sims from the reality TV show The Only Way is Essex, The Bachelorette’s Jef Holm, and Love is Blind’s Damian Powers. Harry has been involved with numerous influencers including Tana Mongeau, who feuded with Francesca while the YouTuber was with Harry. 

Lydia Clyma and David Birtwistle 

David and Lydia hit it off after the latter arrived at the villa, but their relationship fizzled out soon after the show. However, they remain close friends and have only spoken positively about one another with David saying, “Lydia and I have got such a beautiful relationship. She holds a special place in my heart.”

Sharron Townsend and Rhonda Paul

Sparks flew between Rhonda and Sharron but distance made it difficult for the New Jersey-based Sharron and Rhonda, who is an Atlanta-based single mom. Despite being the most (seemingly) functional couple of season one, Rhonda said that the duo hadn’t “even had the time to meet [in person] since the show” but instead, remain “the best of friends.”

“With everything that’s going on now, we actually haven’t even had the time to meet since the show,” Rhonda said in an interview with Women’s Health. “It’s been very difficult with that space between us…so we kind of just agreed to be friends for now.” However, that was in spring 2020, and it appears their relationship status has not changed. 

Nicole O’Brien and Bryce Hirschberg 

Nicole and Bryce were not even a couple on Too Hot to Handle but became a thing after season one ended. Their romance was short-lived, though, lasting only one month after they went public in April 2020. 

where are the season 2 couples now?

Cam Holmes and Emily Miller

Cam and Emily are one of the few Too Hot to Handle success stories after falling in love at the villa. Emily said in July that they “are very much in a relationship” and have been actively flaunting their relationship since gushing over each other on their respective Instagrams.   

Most recently, Cam and Emily shared snaps of their Christmas together and professed their love to one another on their one-year anniversary with Cam writing “365 days of loving you” under a loving picture of him and Emily. They’ve survived the honeymoon phase and now share a home together in London.

Melinda Melrose and Marvin Anthony 

Melinda and Marvin broke all the rules and caused the prize money to drop a lot during their time on Too Hot to Handle. Marvin, season two’s winner, asked Melinda to be his girlfriend in the season’s finale — much to her delight. 

However, during the season two reunion, the duo said that they had split after a fight, which led Marvin to cancel their trip to Mexico together. 

While “Marvlinda” didn’t last, Melinda has since moved on with fellow THTH season two castmate Peter Vigilante, who was kicked off the show for not putting enough energy into forming deeper connections. Peter and Melinda have been together for over a year, posting that their relationship was “Solid AF” back in September. 

Chase DeMoor and Tabitha Clifft 

Tabitha and Chase were a late coupling on season two, causing drama between Chase and Carly, with who he was formerly involved on the show. While leaving the show together, they couldn’t make long-distance work as Chase lives in the United States and Tabitha is located in the United Kingdom. The pair is apparently still in touch. 

Carly Lawrence and Joey Joy 

After Chase moved on with Tabitha, things got spicy between Carly and Joey. They split soon after filming wrapped but found their way back to one another. After both moving to Los Angeles, they ended their relationship for the second time. 

Robert Van Tromp and Christina Carmela

Things were hot and heavy for Robert and Christina after they arrived at the villa. So hot and heavy, in fact, that Lana sent them both packing before the show ended because they broke so many rules. However, unlike many of their other couples, Robert and Christina stayed together for almost a year after they were kicked off the show; they ended things in September.

Larissa Trownson and Nathan Webb 

Larissa decided to leave the villa early after Nathan broke things off with her for fellow castmate Elle. At the reunion, Nathan was making eyes at Larissa and was flirting with her, but she’s since moved on with someone else and he’s had a daughter with his ex-girlfriend from before Too Hot to Handle

is anyone still together from season three?

Beaux Raymond and Harry Johnson

Beaux and Harry are one of the few couples who left the villa in a relationship, winning the season together and taking home $90,000. After collecting their winnings, Harry spoke about his relationship with Beaux, saying, “We went from nothing to being in love.”

In the months after the season ended, the pair were constantly flirting and posting Instagram comments on each others’ pages. However, during the THTH season three reunion on Jan. 26, Beaux shockingly announced that Harry was no longer her beau. 

“When we got home, it was going from being with each other every day and then nothing at all…it was just really hard,” she said. “We’ve stayed in contact and we’re really close still, which is nice.”

While my season three faves are no longer an item, they plan on taking a trip to the Maldives together with their prize money and haven’t ruled out the possibility of getting back together. “Never say never,” Harry said. 

Holly Scarfone and Nathan Soan Mngomezulu 

Things were really too hot to handle for Holly and Nathan — who have easily become the biggest rule-breakers in franchise history. The pair, who lost $69,000 in one night together and brought the prize money down to $0, said “I love you” to one another during the finale. 

Like Harry and Beaux, the duo hit pause on their relationship after filming. Nathan is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and Holly is in Colorado — so long-distance was not that feasible for this extremely physical couple. Holly visited Nathan and his family, but she has recently graduated and has too much going on to commit right now. However, both said during the reunion special that they’d be interested in pursuing their romance again in the future. 

While it appears that few couples actually survive Too Hot to Handle, maybe Lana’s success rate will increase during season four. The new season doesn’t have a determined release date yet, but still, we can’t wait to see what happens next.

Elizabeth Karpen

Columbia Barnard '22

Lizzie Karpen is a junior at Barnard College, the most fuego of women’s colleges, studying Political Science and English with a concentration in Film. To argue with her very unpopular opinions, send her a message at esk2168@barnard.edu or @lizziekarpen on Instagram and Twitter.
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