As 2018 comes to an end, it is hard to believe just how quickly the year flew by and even harder to remember all of the drama it entailed. As always, reality television and its stars provided quite a bit of scandal over the course of the year, and fans continued to be shocked by all of the arrests, fights, cheating scandals, accusations and more. Take a look back at 2018 through all of the biggest reality TV scandals of the year:
15. Paulie Calafiore and Cara Maria – The Challenge
As always, there were quite a few reality stars wrapped up in the scandals of the year and one scandal in particular incorporated not one, but three different reality shows! Before season 32 of MTV’s The Challenge began to air, rumors began to swirl that Big Brother alum Paulie Calafiore who was participating in the season had cheated on his girlfriend, Bachelor in Paradise alum Danielle Maltby, with longtime The Challenge veteran Cara Maria Sorbello. As the rumors began, Paulie addressed the situation head on, admitting, “I am not proud of my actions these past weeks. I know they speak louder than these words. I have destroyed the one person that has believed in and brought out the best in me. I have many things I need to work on and repair internally. I want to be better. I know I haven’t earned it, but I ask for patience and privacy while I work on repairing myself.” Anyone who has watched The Challenge: Final Reckoning knows that Paulie often addressed the fact that Danielle “trusted” him to go on the show, and insisted he and Cara Maria are only “close friends,” but now it is known he really was cheating. Regardless of feeling guilty about what he did to Danielle, it seems Paulie and Cara Maria are still going strong!