7 Couples Of MTV’s Real World And Challenge Fame: Where Are They Now?
MTV’s reality series the Real World was one of the first to cash in on the now huge business of reality television. The success of the show and the popularity of the characters has then spawned compeition reality shows such as The Challenge where contestants from different Real World seasons are brought together for even more drama and, of course, hookups. After 30 seasons of Real World and 27 seasons of the Challenge there have been many one night stands, but also many romances and full blown relationships. Since there are so many cast members and contestants, a lot of fans forget all about some couples after they appear on either show, and it might be surprising where some are at now and if they are still together. By now we know Ashley and Zack didn’t work out, neither did Danny and Melinda after a marriage, but there are others we still wonder about. Check out what happened to these 7 couples from MTV’s Real World and The Challenge.
7. Pam Ling and Judd Winick
Judd Winick and Pam Ling met in 1994 on only the third season of The Real World and the first one based in San Francisco. Much of the season focused on Winick’s unsuccesful love life, but following the season he and house mate Pam Ling began a relationship in 1995 which has now spanned two decades. They confirmed their relationship on the Real World Reunion Special and, after five years of dating, Winick proposed to Ling. Winick, who is now a well known comic and cartoon artist, had a very creative proposal for Ling and the two were married the next year in August, 2001. The pair are still together and share two children, in a rare reality show romance success story.
6. Thomas Buell and Jamie Larson
Exactly twenty years after the first Real World: San Francisco season, the reality show returned to the city for Real World: Ex-Plosion which saw quite a bit of drama thanks to the surprising twist thrown into the season. Along with the original seven housemates sent to live together, the producers also welcomed in their exes, leading to a lot of weird relationships. Thomas Buell and Jamie Larson were two of the original house members and developed a relationship even though they weren’t each other’s “usual” types. Although their relationship got tested on the show, they left as a couple and were going strong for quite a while. Production for the season began in August 2013, and didn’t air until January 2014 and the two were together until mid 2014, posting a lot of romantic social media pictures together. Now they are each in new relationships and Thomas can next be seen on The Challenge: Bloodlines where he will be competing with his twin brother, Stephen.