It wouldn’t be reality TV without a little bit of a mess. That’s definitely the case when it comes to finding love in front of the cameras.
Kaci Campbell and Evan Smith, for example, appeared to be the perfect couple when appearing on season 1 of Temptation Island, having been in a 10-year relationship prior to the show. However, once filming began, everything changed and he fell in love with one of the singles on the show, Morgan Lolar.
Smith got engaged to Lolar after the show and although they seemed happy during November 2019’s season 2 reunion special, one mother later he ghosted her. Lolar proceeded to reached out to his ex Campbell for advice.
“This is the thing when it comes to Evan, I even said it on the show. … This girl has no idea what she’s getting herself into. I genuinely meant it,” Campbell told Us Weekly exclusively in April 2020 of her former flame. “Evan is very much a man of patterns. What he wants is a comfortable situation. He wants his bills paid, he wants food taken care of, he wants to party.”
She explained: “He doesn’t want to work, he wants someone else to provide that for him. As soon as that new situation he has found gets a little uncomfortable and you start putting pressure on him, like, you need to get a job, get your own health insurance, he bails. Morgan was seeing the same signs that I was experiencing before Temptation Island. She started putting on pressure like any normal woman would … and he bounced.”
The Temptation Island threesome weren’t the only tumultuous relationship that has played out on reality TV through the years. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries had a rocky whirlwind romance on KUWTK, while The Bachelor‘s Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph let their drama continue after the cameras stopped rolling
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