The Hottest Desert Island Hook Ups In Survivor History

Not far into Survivor's 35th season, Hustlers tribe members Cole and Jessica's innocent flirting was kicked up a notch when the two went fishing together in the Fijian waters. Let's take a look back at Survivor's hottest desert island hook-ups and find out if the love lasted. Watch all-new episodes of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers on Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. 

Cole Medders and Jessica Johnston

1. Cole Medders and Jessica Johnston

First together: Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Season 35 (2017)
Current status: Flirting

Not far into Survivor's 35th season, Hustlers tribe members Cole and Jessica's innocent flirting was kicked up a notch when the two went fishing together in the Fijian waters. 

Back on shore, Jessica—who's open about her virginity—planted a sweet smooch on Cole's cheek. Later, Cole admitted that he couldn't find anything he didn't like about Jessica.

Let's take a look back at Survivor's hottest desert island hook-ups and find out if the love lasted.

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Taylor Lee Stocker and Jessica

2. Taylor Lee Stocker and Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa

First together: Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X, Season 33 (2016)
Current status: No longer together

During the season premiere of Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen XFiggy and Taylor wasted no time getting to know each other and spent their first night together spooning and smooching. The comfort of their easy-going relationship ignited into an unbreakable bond—that is, until Figgy was voted out, leaving her main man by his lonesome.

"FigTails" may be the latest showmance to steam things up on Survivor, but these hot-and-heavy hook-ups started all the way back in Season 1 of the series. 

Watch Season 33 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Taylor Lee Stocker and Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa first met.

 
Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano

3. Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano

First together: Survivor: All Stars, Season 8 (2004)
Current status: Married with four daughters

The Marianos are one of Survivor's most unforgettable love stories. After being put on the same tribe during Season 8, "Romber" formed an unbreakable alliance early into the game and "Boston Rob" just couldn't help but smile when in Amber's company. Though he was known for being cocky and outspoken, Rob showed a much softer side around his girl. 

Together, the power couple went all the way to the Final 2 and, in the end, Amber was declared the Sole Survivor in a 4-3 jury vote. Rob won in another way, though—in the live season finale, Rob got down on one knee to propose and Amber said, "Yes!" 

The couple married in 2005 and competed on two seasons of The Amazing Race. Later, Rob returned to Survivor and won Redemption Island. Plus, over the past 10 years of their relationship, the couple welcomed four beautiful girls into the world.

Watch Season 8 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano first met.
Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson

4. Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson

First together: Survivor: South Pacific, Season 23 (2011)
Current status: Married

Back in 2011, sparks flew when this ultra-attractive pair met in Samoa, realized they could work together under the toughest of conditions, and, soon enough, the bond between the country-music songstress and the water treatment tech transformed into a romantic one.

On Day 3, Whitney knew she was "in trouble" with Keith, mainly because the duo was spending 24/7 together fishing, cooking, and surviving in the wilderness.

Following their Survivor journey, the couple was asked to join The Amazing Race, which pushed their impeding wedding plans further back so they could take on yet another adventure together. They eventually married in July 2014.

Watch Season 23 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson first met.
Erik Huffman and Jaime Dugan-Huffman

5. Erik Huffman and Jaime Dugan-Huffman

First together: Survivor: China, Season 15 (2007)
Current status: Married with one son, Harper

During Season 15, Erik and Jaime met when they were placed in the Zhan Hu Tribe together, but it wasn't until Day 13 that they revealed more about their personal lives and professed to having budding romantic feelings for each other.

Later, when Erik trusted Jaime with the reason behind why he was a virgin, Jaime confided in him about her Hidden Immunity Idol. Both castaways didn't last past the merge, but that didn't stop them from continuing their relationship IRL. After dating for some time, the couple married in 2009 and, a year later, brought a child into the world.

To this day, Jaime still believes that the reason her husband fell in love with her was because she used to give him her extra snails to eat instead of throwing them back into the water. 

Watch Season 15 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Erik Huffman and Jaime Duggan-Huffman first met.
Colleen Haskell and Greg Buis

6. Colleen Haskell and Greg Buis

First together: Survivor: Borneo, Season 1 (2000)
Current status: No longer together

Survivor sweetheart Colleen and wacky journeyman Greg will always be a fan-favorite showmance. Their chemistry popped off the screen almost instantaneously and the innocence seen within their relationship—from galavanting in the woods to singing campfire songs—highlighted the pure sweetness these two shared. 

Fellow castaways began to speculate when the two often skipped off to be alone, but Greg assured them they were just pals who understood each other's senses of humor.

Although this showmance didn't last beyond the show, they still remain one of the cutest duos in Survivor history.

Watch Season 1 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Colleen Haskell and Greg Buis first met.
Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn

7. Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn

First together: Survivor: All Stars, Season 8 (2004)
Current status: Broke up in 2013 after 10 years of dating

Before opening up about their relationship on Survivor: All Stars, Jenna and Ethan had already proven they had what it took to win the title of Sole Survivor—she won Survivor: Amazon and he took Survivor: Africa. To this day, the power couple remains one of the show's most memorable showmances for all of the greatest joys and toughest challenges they faced together.

Jenna left Season 8 early to be with her mother, who was terminally ill with cancer, and it was something Ethan completely understood since he had lost his father to the disease.

Following their romance together on the show, Jenna stuck close by Ethan as he navigated the challenges that came with having Hodgkin's Lymphoma Disease. Then, after 10 years of dating, this special couple ended their relationship.

Watch Season 8 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn first met.
Jerri Manthey and Benjamin

8. Jerri Manthey and Benjamin "Coach" Wade

First together: Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains, Season 20 (2010)
Current status: No longer together

During Season 20, Villains Tribe mates Coach and Jerri had their fellow castaways wondering about their relationship status when the two were caught cuddling on Day 1. Even though the event caused a stir at camp, the "Black Widow" and "Dragon Slayer" denied it and both voiced their concerns about getting into a showmance.

While the pair formed a close alliance, which took them far in the game, they feared playing together would ultimately hurt their chances of winning; therefore, they kept their distance, but still considered each another as their trustworthy counterpart.

These two maybe have not been an official Survivor couple, but their relationship was fun to watch.

Watch Season 20 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Jerri Manthey and Coach Wade first met.
Amanda Kimmel and Ozzy Lusth

9. Amanda Kimmel and Ozzy Lusth

First together: Survivor: Micronesia, Season 16 (2008)
Current status: No longer together

It didn't take long for girl-next-door Amanda to admit her crush on the popular Survivor: Cook Island returnee, Ozzy, and vice versa. The duo, who were part of the Favorites Team, later formed a four-person alliance with fellow showmancers, Parvati and James.

When Amanda and Ozzy steamed up the small screen with an intense make-out session and a sexy shower scene, their relationship seemed to really be taking off.

Even when Ozzy's blindside kicked him out of the game and away from his lady, he still had a message for Amanda at the finale: "I honestly feel like I started to fall in love with you. I’m glad I didn’t win Cook Islands so that I could be here and meet you."

Their real-life romance lasted past the season finale, but fizzled soon thereafter.

Watch Season 16 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Amanda Kimmel and Ozzy Lusth first met.
Andrea Boehlke and Matt Elrod

10. Andrea Boehlke and Matt Elrod

First together: Survivor: Redemption Island, Season 22 (2011)
Current status: No longer together

When Matt told Andrea that being around her made him feel more at home, she got a sparkle in her eye, and nodded in agreement.

Unfortunately, as soon as Andrea and Matt's budding romance grew more serious, Boston Rob—someone who obviously knew just how strong a pair could be in the game—worked on a scheme to split them up and the cute blondes didn't pick things up where they left off after Matt was voted out in the second episode.

Watch Season 23 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Andrea Boehlke and matt Elrod first met.
James Clement and Parvati Shallow

11. James Clement and Parvati Shallow

First together: Survivor: Micronesia, Season 16 (2008)
Current status: No longer together

During the season premiere of Survivor: MicronesiaJames and Parvati were quick to join forces with another duo on the Favorites Tribe—Amanda and Ozzy—and, as the week continued, the seductive brunette continued flirting with the super-buff castaway and, well, he didn't seem to mind her close company.

However, when Parvati blindsided Ozzy at a heated Tribal Council, James began to question her loyalty to him. 

At the end of the day, James admitted to enjoying spending quality time at camp with Parvati, but it was more of a strategic relationship than anything truly romantic.

Watch Season 16 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how James Clement and Parvati Shallow first met.
Candice Woodcock and Adam Gentry

12. Candice Woodcock and Adam Gentry

First together: Survivor: Cooks Island, Season 13 (2006)
Current status: No longer together

While competing on Season 13 of Survivor, Candice and Adam quickly hooked up before being separated when the four tribes merged into two. Then, much to everyone's surprise, Candice rebelled against her tribe to reunite with her main squeeze post-merge.

However, what this couple might be best-known for is the passionate kiss they shared upon Candice's elimination from the game. 

In the end, love wasn't in the air for these two because, post-Survivor, the hook-ups were nonexistent.

Watch Season 13 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Candice Woodcock and Adam Gentry first met.
Parvati Shallow and Nate Gonzalez

13. Parvati Shallow and Nate Gonzalez

First together: Survivor: Cooks Island, Season 13 (2006)
Current status: No longer together

Going into Season 13, Nate's mission was to prove to his Raro Tribe memebers what a strong and vital asset he was to the team. By doing so, he hoped his strategy would draw in the group's female population, knowing that, at some point in the game, the men would turn on each other.

Pavarti, on the other hand, had always been the first to admit she'd taken flirting very seriously, so it was no big surprise when she started heating things up with Nate, who didn't seem to mind her flirty, cuddly nature. 

Though their showmance didn't go on to become anything serious, their moments together on Cook Island were intriguing and entertaining, to say the least.

Watch Season 13 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Parvati Shallow and Nate Gonzalez first met.
Jeff Wilson and Kim Mullen

14. Jeff Wilson and Kim Mullen

First together: Survivor: Palau, Season 10 (2005)
Current status: No longer together

Kim started canoodling with personal trainer Jeff when the two were having trouble sleeping and would spend late nights chit-chatting while the others were sleeping. Then, as they say, one thing led to another and...

This romantic development made the remaining Ulong Tribe mates fearful that the fling could result in a powerful, "Romber"-like endgame and alliance threat. Some even worried that the pair's undeniable closeness would be a distraction when it came to winning challenges. 

Though they kept in touch after their season wrapped, their romantic relationship didn't last.

Watch Season 10 of Survivor on CBS All Access to see how Jeff Wilson and Kim Mullen first met.

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