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.