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Source: http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/06/11/ruth-myles-big-brother-canadas-jon-and-neda-are-dating-insert-squee-here/

Ruth Myles: Big Brother Canada’s Jon and Neda are dating (insert ‘Squee!’ here)

Be still our reality-TV lovin’ hearts: Jon Pardy and Neda Kalantar from Big Brother Canada are officially a couple.

The pair, who lived together for 74 days in the BBCan house, are dating, a post on Slice.ca confirmed. (The network aired the series, which will move to Global for its third season.) Over the course of the season, the two become friends and allies, albeit friends so close they earned their own nickname from fans: “Jeda.”


Jon and Neda sittin’ in a tree . . . Slice confirmed the two contestants from the second season of Big Brother Canada are a couple.

After ET Canada broke the “news” on Tuesday, following a fan tweeting a pic of the two holding hands, Slice posted a photo gallery of the pair on Wednesday.

Jon, a 23-year-old student from Newfoundland, won the grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick and a $10,000 trip from Twistos after he decided to take competitor Sabrina Abbate to the final two, rather than his BFF Neda in April’s finale. He knew he couldn’t beat Neda in front of the jury, so he kicked the Vancouver stylist to the curb and out of the running for the second-place prize of $20,000.

“He did the same thing I was going to do. It just took me by surprise,” Neda told me the day after the finale. She was still upset, but also predicted she’d get over it soon enough and keep her friendship with Jon.

That same day, Jon also told me he’d take his girlfriend, Janelle, on a trip this summer. Ummm, maybe not?

So that makes it two for two for Big Brother Canada romances. The winner of the first season, Jillian MacLaughlin, is now living with her showmance, Emmett Blois in a house close his family’s dairy farm in Nova Scotia.

Jon and Neda photo gallery on Slice: http://www.slice.ca/photos/jon-and-nedas-best-moments/

After weeks of speculation, Jon and Neda confirmed they are an official couple. They are relieved to finally be able to tell the world. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the happy couple!
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Source: http://www.etcanada.com/blogs/etc_101302/big-brother-canadas-jon-neda-dish-on-their-post-show-romance/tv/

Big Brother Canada's Jon & Neda Dish On Their Post-Show Romance


6/19/2014 at 4:19 PM ET

It's true, it's true! Last week, Big Brother Canada's Jon Pardy and Neda Kalantar AKA "JEDA" confirmed to ET Canada that yes, they are a couple and we finally have the details BBCAN fans have been waiting for. Since leaving the house, they have been inseparable - from partying in Toronto to a camping trip in B.C.

For 71 days, Canada watched the two form a strong friendship inside the house, but a showmance wasn't in the cards because Jon was still involved with a girl back home. Speaking candidly with ET Canada reporter Erin Cebula , the lovestruck couple confess they felt a connection instantly. "I think in the first week we became best friends," say Neda. "He was completely goofy and everybody else in the house was serious and we could just go and be ourselves together, I think." Adds Jon: "She's definitely a fun girl to be around, someone I enjoyed being around inside the house and moreso outside the house — so I'm definitely having a lot of fun spending time with her."


Of course, Jon left a champion, taking home the $100,000 grand prize, and yes, he's still in the dog house for evicting Neda and taking Sabrina to the final 2.

"I apologize on an hourly basis for sure," He laughs. "It was actually one of the hardest things I've had to do in my entire life. " Neda jokingly interjects, "good!".

Next week they'll be heading to Toronto for a viewing party for the premiere of Big Brother 16, and then they are off to Jon's hometown, Clarenville, Newfoundland. Neda will get to spend some time with his goofy Newfie family, and hopefully she'll be less nervous than Jon was to meet the Kalantar Klan. "He's like 'I need to make a really good impression' and I said 'they watched you for 71 days, they already know everything about you. They already like you!', Neda teased.

Of course, last season on Big Brother Canada, Emmett and Jillian dominated the game, and just like Jon and Neda, made it to the final 3 together. It's been over a year since they left the house and they are still going strong. Here's hoping "Jeda" can follow in "Jemmetts" footsteps and go the distance.

"I think when you're put in such a stressful situation if you guys can make it through that, you're bound to be able to make it very far," Neda says. Jon agrees, "I think the connection you form in the house definitely isn't one that goes away easy."

~ By Daniel Klimitz

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