From makeups to breakups and weddings to lawsuits, reality television stars have shown viewers the ups and downs of their relationships. Scroll down for the most dramatic romances in reality TV history, including Tom D’Agostino Jr. and Luann de Lesseps, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, and Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray.
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Tom D'Agostino Jr. and Luann de Lesseps
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and businessman announced on August 3, 2017, that they were divorcing after seven months of marriage. The couple’s drama was an ongoing storyline on the Bravo reality series as costars Dorinda Medley, Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill told de Lesseps that there had been rumors of infidelity by D’Agostino. The former Countess also previously forgave D'Agostino after he was spotted kissing another woman prior to their wedding.
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Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray
Murray and Stanton got engaged on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise in August 2016. After splitting nearly four months later, the couple reconciled and broke up several more times before calling it quits for good. The Bachelor Nation stars continued their war of the words through summer 2017, when Stanton returned to Paradise and moved on with Robby Hayes, until they split in September of that year.
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Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
The former couple's tumultuous relationship was well-documented on their E! series, Rob & Chyna. The duo dated from January 2016 until December of that year, and have since been involved in multiple lawsuits regarding custody of their daughter, Dream, and several allegations of emotional and physical abuse against each other.
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Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars were married for more than 10 years before divorcing in 2009. Their split came just two years after the debut of their TLC reality series, which documented life with their eight children. The former spouses had a very public war of words consisting of abuse claims and bashing the other's parenting ability. In 2010, the series was renamed Kate Plus 8.
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Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner
As seen on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the former spouses, who were married for 25 years, have been at odds over Caitlyn's memoir, The Secrets of My Life, in which she alleges that Kris was well aware of her desire to transition from male to female. Kris’ children have come to her defense, as seen on the reality series, and many of them currently have strained relationships with Caitlyn over the claims about their mother.
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Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin
The Teen Mom 2 stars split in May 2016 after three years of marriage. The former couple are parents of son Lincoln. The hit MTV docuseries has followed the duo's many ups and downs, including their arguments with ex Jo Rivera over child support for her son with him, Isaac, her miscarriage, rumors of infidelity and Marroquin's overseas deployment.
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
The couple shared the ups and downs of their relationship on Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood from 2007-2011 (the series was originally titled Tori & Dean: Inn Love for its first two seasons). The pair, who wed in 2006, have been public about their marital struggles due to low finances as well as McDermott's 2013 cheating scandal. “Communication has been our key,” Spelling, who shares five kids with McDermott, told Us Weekly in May 2017 of repairing their bond. “We had both taken the ease of our relationship for granted. We both realize now that relationships and marriage take work. You get out of it what you put into it. We love each other so much though. We are willing to put in that work.”
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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
While the Hills alums are now happily married with their first child, Gunner, they once had heavy relationship drama surrounding Montag's former best friend Lauren Conrad, as well as the relationship's effects on their respective families. The couple also appeared on Marriage Boot Camp in 2015 to work on their union.
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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
The on-and-off couple split for good after nearly a decade together when Disick was spotted cozying up to his ex Chloe Bartoli, as seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The E! series has documented the couple from the beginning of their relationship through the birth of their three children, Mason, Penelope and Reign, and has also documented Disick's struggle with alcohol addiction.
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Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
Married for more than three decades, the former stars of MTV's The Osbournes have been very public about their relationship struggles, including domestic violence, substance abuse, cheating, heath scares and more, however have worked past their issues and are currently together.
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T.I., and Tameka 'Tiny' Harris
Harris filed for divorce from T.I. in December 2016 after six years of marriage. The pair married in 2010 and have three children together — Clifford “King” Joseph, Major Philant and Heiress Diana. In September 2017, amid rumors that the T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle stars reconciling, Harris clarified: "We are trying to figure it out one day at a time.”
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Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray
Dorfman and Murray got engaged in the Bachelorette finale that aired in July 2014, but they called it quits in January 2015. In her tell-all book, Dorfman referred to their romance as "the most volatile and f--ked up relationship of my life." Their drama later resurfaced on Bachelor in Paradise's third season in 2016, when contestant Evan Bass warned Amanda Stanton about Murray based on the contents of Dorfman's book.
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Brooks Ayers and Vicki Gunvalson
The Real Housewives of Orange County star and Ayers dated for four and a half years before splitting in August 2015. Their drama continued when Ayers admitted to fabricating medical documents about his cancer diagnosis, which Gunvalson denied any knowledge of.
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Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor
The Vanderpump Rules stars publicly bashed each other in the wake of their split when Taylor accused Schroeder of holding him back from his modeling career, among other things.
Shortly after their split, Schroeder opened up about the experience during a January 2013 interview with Bravo online. "Even though I was constantly asking him to grow up, I think he always assumed I would never have the balls to leave and that I'd always still be waiting at home. It was time for me to stop babysitting and focus on myself, and if he ever was going to change, he DID have to see what it was like not to have me," she said at the time. "It saddens me: I not only lost my boyfriend, I lost my best friend."
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Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Just seven months after meeting, the NBA player and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star got engaged in May 2011. Their lavish August wedding was televised months later, however, Kardashian pulled the plug on the marriage just 72 days later. Their tumultuous relationship lasted long after Kardashian filing for divorce, due to Humphries filing for an annulment, claiming their marriage was based on "fraud." The two officially divorced in April 2013.
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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
After Baskett was accused of cheating with a transgender model in June 2014 while the reality personality was pregnant with their second child, the couple let cameras in as they tried to rebuild their marriage. Appearing on Kendra on Top as well as Marriage Boot Camp, the duo tackled their personal trust and intimacy issues onscreen.
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Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Viewers watched the Jersey Shore stars' relationship from beginning to end on the MTV series. The duo broke up and got back together several times while filming, often getting into explosive fights that ended in tears — and occasionally flipped furniture.
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Taylor Ford Armstrong and Russell Armstrong
In July 2011, amid a $1.5 million lawsuit against them, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed for divorce, claiming allegations of abuse and that the life they portrayed on TV was a fraud. The businessman tragically committed suicide in August of the same year. As seen on the Bravo series and detailed on Taylor's blog at the time, she developed a drinking problem in the wake of her husband's death. "I went through about nine months where I was drinking to cope with the pain and the memories. I was drinking to forget, to stop the recurring images in my head, to relax enough to try to sleep at night," she wrote in February 2013. "I quickly discovered that one glass of wine made it a little easier, two would help me forget, three, four -- you get the point."
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Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker
In 2005, the former spouses showcased their relationship on MTV's Meet the Barkers. Viewers watched as the couple often fought and made up, eventually separating in 2006 amid accusations of cheating and mental instability.
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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Keeping Up With the Kardashians viewers watched the former spouses wed just nine days after the NBA player proposed. As seen on the E! reality series, their relationship unraveled as Odom struggled with drug addiction, which eventually caused his heart failure in October 2015. The couple officially divorced in December 2016.
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Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley
The Teen Mom OG stars, who share daughter Leah, called it quits for good in 2013 after years of an on-and-off relationship. In 2016, the former couple ended their custody battle over their little girl with the decision that Shirley would maintain primary custody and Portwood would agree to pay child support.
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