8 Reality Couples Who Broke Up This Year (So Far), And 6 Who Have Withstood The Test Of Time

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1.Danielle Ruhl & Nick Thompson from Love Is Blind

2.Madlyn Ballatori & Colby Kissinger from The Ultimatum

3.Michelle Young & Nayte Olukoya from The Bachelorette

Nayte Olukoya and Michelle Young

What happened on the show: From the get go of Season 18, it seemed that Michelle and Nayte were Meant To Be™. The energy between these two was so PALPABLE that she gave him her first impression rose (an HONOR), and eventually ended up giving him her final rose. It doesn't get much better than that in the Bachelor Cinematic Universe! The two got engaged, and during the After the Final Rose special, they received $200,000 for a downpayment on a house. Ya, know, normal couple things.

What their relationship status is now: Welp, the honeymoon period didn't last very long, I'm sad to say, because just six months after their engagement was announced, the couple called it off. It's a shame! I really thought they were gonna make it :( But such is the life cycle of a reality TV relationship. Michelle at least posted on Instagram recently that she is feeling "happier," so let's hope it was all for the best.

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4.Lauren Pounds & Nate Ruggles from The Ultimatum

5.Iyanna McNeely & Jarrette Jones from Love Is Blind

6.Maurissa Gunn & Riley Christian from Bachelor in Paradise

Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian

What happened on the show: These two reality darlings got a second chance at fame, er...love, when they hit the beach in Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise. Maurissa initially had a little fling with another contestant, but when Christian showed up during week two, IT WAS OVER! It was an instant connection, and after their first date, they headed straight to the Boom Boom Room (still laughing about this name), which GOOD FOR Y'ALL! A play straight out of my book, lol. At the end of the season, they were one of three couples to get engaged, and made history as the first Black couple to get engaged on the show (which is so exciting, but also sad that it took until 2021)!

What their relationship status is now: I know I just got you all hyped up with this tantalizing love story, but here's the hard truth: They called their engagement off in January of this year. WHY IS LOVE SO GD HARD, Y'ALL?! In a joint statement to People Magazine, they said, "We have decided to go our separate ways. Never did we imagine this, but we've come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves." And just like that, it was over.

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7.Clayton Echard & Susie Evans from The Bachelor

8.Holly Scarfone & Nathan Soan Mngomezulu from Too Hot to Handle

Holly Scarfone

What happened on the show: We all know that on Too Hot to Handle, the only rule is NO TOUCHIE, and every time someone does, the amount of prize money drops. Well, this infamous couple took that prize money down to a whopping zero because they could not keep their hands to themselves! Which, who could blame them honestly? By the end of the season, the two exchanged "I love you's" and left the show as a couple. A true modern romance!

What their relationship status is now: The couple really tried to make it work and did the whole long distance thing, but sadly, in January of this year, they confirmed that they were no longer together, and have since started dating other people. They even went so far as to delete literally any trace of each other on their social media, which is why I had to use individual photos of these two. They've scrubbed each other from existence! Read into that what you will.

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9.Shanique Imari & Randall Griffin from The Ultimatum

10.Brooke Blurton & Darvid Garayeli from The Bachelorette Australia

11.Alexis Maloney & Hunter Parr from The Ultimatum

12.Katie Thurston & John Hersey from The Bachelorette

13.Josh Moss & Amelia Plummer from Love Island Australia

14.Giannina Gibelli from Love Is Blind & Blake Horstmann from The Bachelorette

Are there any reality couples that you can't believe split up? Or that you can't believe are still together? Let us know in the comments!