'Survivor' winner Mike Holloway and 'Big Brother' alum Meg Maley get engaged, share adorable pic on Insta
Earlier this year, Holloway paid tribute to his and Maley’s beginnings on CBS when the latest season of ‘Survivor’ premiered
Two reality TV stars have gotten engaged. Mike Holloway, who was crowned the winner of ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ in 2015, and Meg Maley, who was on ‘Big Brother’ Season 17 that same year, announced their engagement on Instagram.
On Friday, July 10, 30-year-old Maley shared a photo of her and Holloway embracing, while showing off her engagement ring, captioned: “When he drives 23 hours to make sure you’re with your family, plans a detailed fam scavenger hunt, the sweetest proposal and he’s THE guy, you say yes. Could not be any happier.”
43-year-old Holloway had a much shorter message. Captioning the same photo, he wrote, “I Liked it.” You can see the photo here.
Several of their 'Big Brother; and 'Survivor' co-stars, including Da’Vonne Rogers, Aubrey Bracco, Josh Martinez, Janelle Pierzina, and Natalie Negrotti, congratulated the newly-engaged couple. Kemi Fakunle on 'Big Brother' Season 21 wrote, "Omg! Congratulations beautiful! I’m so happy for you two."
Former NFL Cheerleader and 'Big Brother' Season 18 alum Natalie Mercedes Negrotti wrote, "I’M CRYINGGGGGG U TWO R ANGELS CONGRATS!!!" adding, "U deserve all the happiness in the world u r such a beautiful soul." ‘Big Brother’ Season 15’s GinaMarie Zimmerman wrote, “You guys are the most amazing people ever congratulations I am so excited for you both.”
In 2015, Holloway, a Texas-based oil-driller, competed on ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’, the 30th season of ‘Survivor’, as part of the Blue Collar tribe and won. Now a resident of North Richland Hills, Holloway, an American football fan, founded a company called Sweet T's Designs with his friend.
When Maley arrived on the sets of ‘Big Brother’, she was all of 25-years-old. A New Jersey-based server, she competed on the 17th season of the reality show just a month after Holloway won his title. During her stay on the show, she earned the title of "Grandma Meg" among the houseguests and fans. Because of her diagnosed arthritis, she did not perform well on tasks. Meg also appeared on ‘Big Brother’ Season 18 to discuss James Huling's and Da'Vonne Rogers' gameplay.
In December 2015, months after ‘Big Brother’ Season 17 ended, Holloway asked Maley out to a charity dance in Dallas, Texas. The two then began a long-distance relationship. They reportedly vacationed to Puerto Rico in July 2016. In February 2018, Maley moved to Texas to live with him. Soon afterward, they adopted a dog named Wallace.
Earlier this year, Holloway paid tribute to his and Maley’s beginnings on CBS when the latest season of ‘Survivor’ premiered. “Congratulations to #Survivor,” he wrote. “20 years of bringing people together. Meg and I are very grateful to #CBS #Survivor #BB without you there would be no us. #Thankful Can’t wait to watch all my peeps looking forward to an amazing season #winnersatwar”.
In December 2019, Maley and Holloway celebrated the fourth anniversary of their being together. “Somehow four years ago today, this guy knew to keep calling me… and calling me,” she wrote on Instagram. “So thankful he did and so lucky to call him my family.”