Love is in the Canadian reality show air. Or so it seems.
Mary Zilba of "The Real Housewives of Vancouver" went on a date with Brett Wilson, formerly of "Dragons' Den" and also known as W. Brett Wilson, in the first-ever Canadian reality-show cross-dating pairing.
The two were set up on a date by matchmaker Jane Carstens (and "RHOV" compatriot Robin Reichman), and at their meeting in the "RHOV" season 2 finale, both parties studiously avoided saying the words "Dragons' Den." Mary referred to it as "a business show I watched on TV" and Brett coyly avoided mentioning it altogether by saying he was on a "couple of shows" and asking if she recognized him from Saskatchewan. Brett also appeared to be confused about why he was there, as he talked about a business he invests in while gifting Mary with jewelry produced by said business.
"I'm generating a 20, 25 percent return on my investment," he said, words guaranteed to lead to a second date.
"I guess when you're a billionaire, it must be pretty difficult to find a gift that's not from a company that you own part of," Mary said in an interview later. Brett's probably just not trying hard enough.
He then talked about his book, which, coincidentally, he brought a copy of to give to Mary. He made sure to point out the picture on the front.
The two have been spotted together since the fall at a Calgary fashion show and a Canucks game. Despite this, he told the Calgary Herald that he's single and Mary is just a friend.