Who says true love doesn’t exist on reality TV? While it seems to be a trend that many marriages on reality TV end in divorce, there are still some reality TV couples out there beating the odds!
Sometimes, it’s all about meeting the right person at the right time. That seemed to be the case for Big Brother‘s Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo. The reality stars met while filming season 18 of Big Brother in 2016. The timing wasn’t right — she had a showmance with Corey Brooks, but they split shortly after the season came to an end. She later met Arroyo at an event and they started dating in June 2017. When they both were brought back to the Big Brother house in 2018, he proposed. In 2021, she revealed they are expecting their first child.
The Big Brother house also served for the place of meeting for season 12 couple, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, who went on to get married and now have two children. Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson met on season 19 of the CBS show and now are married and have two children as well.
Big Brother alum Paulie Calafiore also found love in reality TV — years after the show ended. He met Cara Maria Sorbello in 2018 on season 32 of The Challenge. While the pair had a bumpy relationship in the beginning, they ultimately stayed together and are now living in Montana.
“Boston Rob” Mariano met Amber Brkich in 2003 on Survivor: All-Stars. The duo immediately began dating and married in 2005. They’ve not only competed on multiple other reality shows together but are also the proud parents of four children.
Other couples head into reality TV as a pair — and somehow still make it out that way. Javen Butler and Shari Ligons joined season 1 of Temptation Island to move their relationship along and it worked perfectly, ending in an engagement. They also went on to launch a podcast together.
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