Big Brother 16: Donny Thompson Reveals He Is Engaged To Girlfriend Kristine Bartley

Big Brother 16’s Donny Thompson has exciting news: he’s engaged! America’s Favorite Player wasted no time after the season ended and quickly popped the question to girlfriend Kristine Bartley.

Donny Thompson on Big Brother 16
Donny Thompson on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Perhaps inspired by that other engagement this season or maybe a case of distance making the heart grow fonder, Donny decided he was ready to put a ring on it. Best of all, she said “yes!”

During an interview released this week by BNJ, Donny Thompson closed the discussion out saying “Kristine is no longer my girlfriend, she is my fiancée.” Much cheering and hugging ensued as the room congratulated Donny on his wise decision. Looks like Donny finally got that alliance after all!

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Big Brother fans will remember Kristine’s appearance in an episode early this season when Jeff visited Donny’s hometown to speak with his family and friends. We also heard many references to Kristine by Donny and saw how supportive she was of his decision to apply for the show including helping him film his audition video. And don’t forget that touching HoH letter that brought Donny to tears.

Congratulations to both Donny Thompson and Kristine Bartley on their engagement. We wish them the very best of luck and can’t wait for updates on their plans for the future and when they’ll tie the knot.

Jump ahead in the clip below to 19m13s to watch Donny reveal the big news about his engagement.

Source: Breaking News Journal via Big Brother Access
Image credit: Kristine Bartley, CBS


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  1. are you going to write a post on Evel Dick’s admission to his mysterious departure from the big brother game a few years ago?

  2. I am so happy for Donny and Kristine. The extra money he received will come in handy! Also after being in the BB house for all those weeks prepared him for married life. If he can handle those HGs, he will be successful for wedded bliss. Congratulations again!

  3. Congratulations Donny! So happy for you. You got a good one, Kristine…he was “America’s Favorite” for a reason. Best of luck to both of you!

  4. Congratulations, Donny and Kristine! So happy for you. Kristine, you have a wonderful man – decent, honest and kind. Wishing you many, many years of happiness.

  5. I’m so happy for them!!!! I absolutely adored Donny and he, in my opinion, has been the nicest houseguest EVER. She has herself a good man! Congratulations Donny and Kristine!

    • I also think Donny was one of the nicest house guests ever, BUT it was Donny who scratched off Victoria’s name on the bathroom door…seems out of character.

      • It did seem out of character, but even the nicest people get taken over by their emotions sometimes. He knew what a poor game player Victoria was, and his frustration at being voted out before her got the better of him.

      • AND Victoria had just won $5K in the luxury comp. Did the jurors know the house guests were “teamed” with them? Maybe not.

      • First, so what if he has a mischievous side to him? Besides he was betrayed by all of them including her…who thought she was in summer camp all summer long. He was there to PLAY the game, she didn’t now she was there. Besides…what does THAT have to do with his engagement? I could name at least 5 things that others did and some…probably at least 50 things.

      • Just a side note in response to “the nicest houseguest EVER” comment you made. You’re extremely defensive…are you related to Donny? And now that I think about it, Nicole was nicer than Donny.

  6. Imagine Gomer Pyle’s voice, accent and enunciation: Goll—ly! Sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise! (That’s what I heard when I read Donny’s blissful news.) Life is not measured by the breath we take, but by the moments that take our breath away May Donny and Kristen have many many moments.

  7. Congrats Donny &Kristine you got yourself a good man good thing u said yes cuz there’s lots of women loving sweet Donny but he only has eyes for you

  8. Matt B., thanks for the lovely photos of Donny. Just looking at his open, kind face brings a smile to mine.

  9. Donny, I have been a big fan of BB for the past 16 years and this year was a great show, and when I seen you I felt you were a true person who was sincere and caring and to be honest with you, I wanted you to be the big winner of BB 16 but you gave it your best shot and that is all you can do. Kristine is lucky to have such an honest sincere man in her life, and I am sure she is a wonderful woman and you are lucky to have her as well, I feel bad that they let you go from your employment and I am sorry about it, but I am sure if you knew this from the beginning you would of done it the same way again, they must of known you were going to be gone for close to 3 months, but you had a great experience and was America’s favorite house guest and you were also mine among many others. I wish you a life of happiness with Kristine, again a while ago I heard they gave you your job back only part time, but don’t worry Donny many more good things will be coming your way after being on BB you were asked to be on some show the bold something whatever the name of it is but don’t worry be happy Donny and Kristine, I wish you both nothing but the best!

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