Reality show couples
It seems there is a curse for most couples who advertise their unions (or meet) on a reality TV show. See the many couples who broke up after their show aired -- and the relative few still together.
Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell(Credit: ABC / Fred Lee)
"The Bachelor" Season 20 star Ben Higgins and his pick, flight attendant Lauren Bushnell, got engaged on the show's season finale, which aired on March 14, 2016.
Joe and Teresa Giudice(Credit: Bravo / Charles Sykes)
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice and Teresa Giudice pleaded guilty to mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud in October 2014. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison, while she was given a 15 month sentence, which began in January 2015.
Ice-T and Coco(Credit: Getty Images / Ilya S. Savenok)
The couple behind the E! reality show "Ice Loves Coco" announced on July 27, 2015, that they're expecting their first child together. The rapper, who has two children and one grandson, and the model have been married since 2001.
Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff(Credit: ABC / Rick Rowell)
On the 19th season of "The Bachelor," Chris Soules chose Whitney Bischoff as his No. 1. Two months after the show wrapped in March 2015, however, the couple split.
Chris "C.T." Tamburello and Diem Brown(Credit: Mike Coppola)
Chris "C.T." Tamburello and Diem Brown met on MTV's "The Challenge" in 2006. Brown lost her long battle with cancer on Nov. 14, 2014 at age 32. Days before her death, C.T. proposed to her in her hospital room at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici(Credit: Getty Images)
After getting axed from "The Bachelorette," Lowe became the 17th "Bachelor." He and Giudici said "I do" on Jan. 26, 2014 at Four Seasons resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, Calif. Their wedding aired live on ABC.
Kevin and Danielle Jonas(Credit: AP / Peter Kramer)
Eldest Jonas brother Kevin married Danielle Deleasa at Oheka Castle in Huntington on Dec. 21, 2009. Their E! reality show, "Married to Jonas," aired two seasons from August 2012 until May 2013.
Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock(Credit: AP)
Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock got engaged during the final rose ceremony on "The Bachelorette" finale in May 2013. They tied the knot in January 2015.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries(Credit: AP / Evan Agostini)
Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries married on Aug. 20, 2011, in a $10 million celebration that aired on E!, the channel home to "Keeping up with the Kardashians." They split after just 72 days of marriage, and were granted a divorce in April 2013, shortly before she gave birth to daughter North with her now-husband, Kanye West.
Josh and Anna Duggar(Credit: AP)
Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," married Anna during the course of the now-canceled show. The son of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar has been under much scrutiny following allegations that he molested minors.
Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson(Credit: AP)
Poison singer Bret Michaels proposed to girlfriend Kristi Gibson, with whom he's had two daughters, on the finale of the VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: LifeAs I Know It" in December 2010. They called off the engagement in July 2012.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott(Credit: AP)
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott met in 2005 while filming a Lifetime movie. They married in 2006, went on to star in several Oxygen reality shows, and had four children together. In 2013, he admitted to cheating on her and entered rehab. Their marital strife was documented on two seasons of the Lifetime reality show "True Tori" in 2014.
Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif(Credit: AP)
Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" couple Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif married in 2002 and have three sons together. After they divorced in 2012, she went on to date Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch, who is 28 years her junior, for a year and a half. Nassif, a plastic surgeon, currently stars in the E! reality series "Botched."
Kris and Bruce Jenner(Credit: AP)
The parents at the center of the storm that is "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" finalized their divorce in December 2014 after more than 23 years of marriage. The following April, in an interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner revealed he was transitioning to a woman, and came out as Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair in June.
Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen(Credit: Getty Images)
Rapper Flavor Flav, a Long Island native, and Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife, Brigitte Nielson, started their romance on VH1's "The Surreal Life" in 2004. They then appeared on their own reality spin-off "Strange Love," but broke up in 2005.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt(Credit: AP)
The rocky relationship between Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt first played out on MTV's "The Hills." They married in 2009 and went on to appear on "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" and "Celebrity Big Brother." While she filed for divorce in 2010, the duo known as "Speidi" later admitted that was a publicity stunt.
Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro(Credit: MTV)
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro began dating after they met on MTV's "Jersey Shore." They broke up and reconciled several times as cameras captured their tumultuous five-year relationship, but finally split (apparently for good) in August 2014.
Tareq and Michaele Salahi(Credit: AP)
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi, who once allegedly crashed a White House state dinner, went on to star in "The Real Housewives of D.C." Later, she left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon.
Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry(Credit: Getty Images)
"Brady Bunch" star Christopher Knight and "America's Next Top Model" winner Adrianne Curry met in 2005 on VH1's "Surreal Life." The couple married a year later and also appeared in their own reality show, "My Fair Brady," also on VH1. The couple split in 2011, and their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline(Credit: Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline married five months after they met in 2004, and appeared in "Britney & Kevin: Chaotic." The show's six episodes aired on UPN (since renamed Th CW) in 2005. Spears filed for divorce in 2006 after they had two sons together.
Corey Feldman and Susie Sprague(Credit: The WB)
In 2007, actor Corey Feldman starred in A&E's "The Two Coreys" along with Corey Haim, his co-star from the 1987 flick "The Lost Boys." Susie Sprague appeared on the show as Feldman's wife. After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2009.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett(Credit: Getty Images)
Kendra Wilkinson moved out of the Playboy mansion and in with Hank Baskett after the couple wed in 2009. Their reality show, "Kendra," premiered on E! the same year. Although they are such opposites, the couple is still going strong and will star in another reality show called "Kendra on Top," this time on WE tv.
Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada(Credit: AP)
Football player Chad Ochocinco appeared on a few episodes of VH1's "Basketball Wives" as then-fiance of Evelyn Lozada. The pair, who got married in July, were going to appear together on their own upcoming reality show called, "Ev and Ocho," until VH1 pulled the show on Aug. 13, 2012, following Johnson's arrest for domestic violence. They were married until Sept. 19, 2012.
Hulk and Linda Hogan(Credit: AP)
The 24-year marriage between Hulk and Linda Hogan was displayed on VH1's "Hogan Knows Best" in 2005. It seems the cameras were too much for them to take as Linda Hogan filed for divorce in 2007.
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler(Credit: AP)
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler seemed to have a happy marriage on MTV's "Meet the Barkers." A year after the show premiered, Barker filed for divorce from Moakler.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom(Credit: AP)
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom premiered their reality show, "Khloe and Lamar," in 2011. The two married in 2009 after knowing each other just four weeks; they finalized their divorce in summer 2015.
Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro(Credit: Getty Images)
Actress Carmen Electra and rocker Dave Navarro first aired their romance with MTV's "Carmen and Dave: A Love Story." Then in 2004, "Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave" premiered to display the couple's wedding plans. Just two years after their show, the couple split.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown(Credit: AP)
Years after their wedding in 1992, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown opened the doors in 2005 to their almost dysfunctional relationship with Bravo's "Being Bobby Brown." The show never had a second season because Houston filed for divorce the next year.
Jon and Kate Gosselin(Credit: Getty Images )
Jon and Kate Gosselin caught the public's attention with their reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," on TLC. For two years fans tuned in to see the couple's chaotic life of raising eight children. After 10 years of marriage, the Gosselins announced in 2009 they were getting divorced.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne(Credit: AP )
When "The Osbournes" premiered on MTV in 2002, fans tuned in to see the family life of Ozzy Osbourne, the Black Sabbath vocalist. The show depicted the hilarious relationship between the singer and his wife, Sharon. bThe couple, who met when Sharon was just 18, are still going strong.
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson(Credit: AP)
After Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson got married in 2002, they let the world get a close look at their lives with MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica." The show brought the couple great fame, but they divorced after three years of marriage.
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed(Credit: AP)
"Family Jewels," the reality show of Kiss front man Gene Simmons, has been an A&E hit since 2006. The relationship troubles with Shannon Tweed, his longtime partner and mother of his two children, has been prevalent in the show. While Tweed wanted to get married for years, Simmons always seemed reluctant. In 2011, after 28 years together, the two finally tied the knot. Perhaps one of the few times a reality show has brought a couple closer.
Reverend Run and Justine Simmons(Credit: MTV)
Run-DMC member Rev Run married Justine in 1994. "Run's House," which showed the couple's family life, premiered in 2005. The couple is still together.