Natalie Negrotti came out as pansexual last July

By Jodi Guglielmi
April 26, 2019 10:13 AM

Nearly one year after coming out as pansexual, Natalie Negrotti is ready to introduce the world to her girlfriend.

The Big Brother alum and Challenge star, 29, revealed the identity of the woman she’s been in a relationship with for a year and a half on Instagram Thursday.

“I’ve tried keeping her out of the spotlight for a year and a half for the most part to protect her, respect her, and take things slow,” she wrote. “BUT we are ready to share our love with the world.”

Negrotti is dating Stephanie, a Boston local and director of business development. The reality star shared a photo of herself kissing her girlfriend on the cheek.

“Stephanie is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met,” Negrotti continued. “She is patient with me, understanding, kind, loving, caring, smart, beautiful, sweet, passionate, peaceful, goal oriented, PATIENT, patient and did I say patient? Lol she is everything I’ve ever wanted and dreamt of but didn’t know existed.”

“This is truly what love is and I’m so lucky to have found it,” she concluded. “I love u Stephi and I can’t wait to spend my life with u.”

Stephanie also posted a photo of the couple on her Instagram, writing, “Once strangers now lovers. I can’t wait to ride the waves with you. Happy to share my life with you and so excited to see all our accomplishments. You’re my favorite.”

Negrotti first opened up about her sexuality last July after she claimed that fellow Challenge castmate Kayleigh Morris outed her on social media following a fight during last season’s The Challenge: Vendettas.

“I am pansexual and I’m okay with that now,” she said. “Kaleigh, she outed me for being a lesbian on Instagram. I wasn’t ready and I haven’t even got the opportunity to tell my whole family. She just did it in a really malicious way and that’s not fair to me. but I know that I’ll never forget and I’ll never be her friend.”

After the episode aired, Negrotti said she decided to tell her story in hopes that it would encourage people to spread love, not hate.

“I came out with my story to share my truth with those who are battling the same thing I did. Do not throw hate at anyone for their actions,” she tweeted. “I wanted to use my platform to educate people who are not informed. Let’s spread love and education not hate.”