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, as viewers have seen time and time again through the years on everything from The Bachelor and Keeping Up With the Kardashians to Temptation Island and The Challenge.
Kaci Campbell and Evan Smith appeared to be the perfect couple when appearing on season 1 of Temptation Island and had 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.
In fact, he got engaged to Lolar after the show and they seemed as happy as could be on November 2019’s season 2 reunion special. One mother later, he ghosted her, according to Lolar, so she reached out to 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 shared with Us Weekly exclusively in April 2020. “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. 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.”
That was only one of many tumultuous relationships on reality TV through the years. Scroll through the gallery below for more.