My Kitchen Rules' Miss Feelgood Carly Saunders and her cooking buddy Tresne Middleton are more than just besties.
They've now publicly declared they're in a relationship.
The two Seven Network reality show contestants from NSW were promoted as "besties" after asking producers not to out them before the show started.
Saunders, who is a school teacher, says they wanted viewers to judge them on their cooking skills and nothing else.
She says they didn't initially tell the producers or the other contestants they were in a steady relationship.
"We wanted to go on the show as ourselves and have people judge us on our cooking and not our sexual preference," Saunders told New Idea which is an affiliate of the Seven Network.
"Channel Seven were so good to us and very understanding."
Middleton says many of the contestants and production staff realised they were more than just friends early in the series.
"We applied to be on MKR and said we were best friends," Tresne said.
"But the producers picked up we were a couple straight away.
"All the other teams knew about us.
"They picked it up after the second instant restaurant, even though we are not a couple who indulge in public displays of affection."
Middleton and Saunders, who met through a mutual friend, celebrated their love with a commitment ceremony two years ago.