Let’s be honest, few people watch reality TV expecting the couples involved to stay together. There’s a reason fans think there’s a curse on the on-camera romance. But believe it or not, some couples have bucked the trend! These 40 pairs withstood all the stress and drama of a reality TV stint and came out the other side.
These two first encountered each other on the show Survivor: All Stars and their romance blossomed quickly. During the live season finale Mariano proposed to Brkich and her response, thankfully for him, was to accept. They wed in April 2005 – in front of cameras naturally – and now they have four kids together. Reportedly, all them are avid Survivor viewers. Awww.
Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec was absolutely devastated after splitting from his wife Diane in 2014. Luckily, though, a new romance was just around the corner for him. The following year he was paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson on Dancing With the Stars and the pair fell in love. Now they’re happily married and raising their young twins.
Sean Lowe was initially turned down by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette, but he found love on the franchise anyway. When he was made the Bachelor in 2013, he was captivated by Catherine Guidici and eventually asked her to marry him. They’ve since had three children together – though none of them have yet been allowed to watch their parents on The Bachelor.
Both Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett failed to emerge victorious in season 16 of American Idol, but they ended up scoring an even bigger prize: their romance! They wed in the fall of 2019, only a year after their reality TV experience, and things seem to have been smooth sailing ever since. And at the beginning of 2021 they became parents.