First of all, let's not forget that Sharron Townsend's introduction on Netflix's Too Hot to Handle, a show about sexy people banned from having sex, included the phrase "what I'm most proud of is my penis" and "I'm a feminist, yes." Of all the cast members, Townsend, who's from New Jersey, might have been the most afraid of commitment. But once he met Rhonda Paul, an Atlanta-based single mom who owns a , and they had a heart-to-heart about their feelings, they quickly became the most solid couple on the show.
幸运飞艇信誉靠谱计划微信群These two didn't have much drama, they were clearly in love with each other, and they were respectful of each other's needs and space. In fact, they were the most functional couple on this show; they followed the rules, and their wrist bands lit up green—a sign that they had made a genuine connection—pretty early into their relationship.
幸运飞艇信誉靠谱计划微信群But after we watched Paul's young son meet Townsend on FaceTime, it was clear he didn't take to the new man in his mom's life right away. But little kids are famously slow to come around to new people, so maybe he became a fan of his mom's reality-TV boyfriend in the end. I know I'm not alone in hoping this couple is still together; they were a bright spot on a show that was endlessly frustrating.
So, what's their relationship status like now? Let's find out.
For now, they're broken up.
In an interview with , Paul confirmed,"Unfortunately, we are not [together]. We are the best of friends; we still do talk, as far as helping each other out, talking to each other, and things like that." Apparently, long distance got the better of the couple. "With everything that's going on now, we actually haven't even had the time to meet since the show," she said. "It's been very difficult with that space between us…so we kind of just agreed to be friends for now."
幸运飞艇信誉靠谱计划微信群Townsend agreed that the pair "were going strong for a few months" but struggled when he began to have "family issues," he told . "My mom was sick. I ended up closing off again. Not intentionally, but I found myself distancing from her." Then, coronavirus postponed their plans to reconnect. "Right before coronavirus happened, I planned to fly out, or she was going to fly to Jersey. Coronavirus halted our plans," Townsend told the outlet. "The quarantine is another hurdle that we have to get over," she said.
These two are still a pretty sweet pair—even though they aren't a pair.
On the reunion episode on May 8, we learned that Townsend watched the series, which included some pretty steamy moments, with his mom. More seriously, we learned that he and Paul are just friends now, but they still clearly have a lot of love for each other. "I hold her close to my heart," Townsend said. "SharRhonda still exists," he assured fans.
Paul said, "The experience with me and Sharron is, like, an amazing one," and added that she wishes she could go back and relive some of those moments.
Townsend and Paul may have different feelings about getting back together.
When asked about giving their relationship another go, Townsend told OprahMag.com, "Hopefully there's still a chance that we can still make something work. I got a lot of love for her." He added, "You know what they say. A blessing comes—but if you let it pass you by, it may not come again. I know what I have in front of me. I don't want to let it pass me by."
However, Paul hinted that she's open to finding love with someone else—if she hasn't already. During her Women's Health interview, she said, "Hopefully, there'll be more of me somewhere, you know, in another season of finding love for Amare [her son] and Rhonda." And in remarks reported by , she said, "Sharron and I are not together, but fortunately I have been able to rekindle a relationship with a special someone."
They still follow each other on Instagram.
This could mean a lot of things. There are a lot of ways to be broken up these days, so it was anyone's guess!
Paul did call out an ex in a very pointed Instagram post.
幸运飞艇信誉靠谱计划微信群In August 2019, Paul, who mostly posts pictures , posted a photo with the following caption: "Don’t let anyone drain you of your happiness today! Be drama free..rise above the petty stuff💋." This could have been calling out an ex-friend or an ex-partner. And it's not necessarily about Townsend. But, it's all 👀on Townsend and Paul.
And if you need a happy couple to root for after the show, there's always (surprisingly?!) Francesca and Harry.