20 of the Most Unforgettable Reality Star Couples, Ranked

20 of the Most Unforgettable Reality Star Couples, Ranked
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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi Sweetheart Giancola
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We all have our guilty pleasures, and for us, reality TV is one of them. For a half-hour to an hour or so, we can escape from the stress and drama of our own lives and watch someone else's stress and drama play out on screen. (Surprisingly enough, it ends up being a pretty calming activity.) By now, we've been tuning into these kinds of shows for years, starting with our MTV stage and continuing on with E! and HGTV. It's safe to say we've seen a variety of iconic fights, and challenges, and long-lasting friendships. We've also seen a whole lot of romantic pairings happen right in front of our eyes.

Seriously, it's drama where we can't look away!

Yep, it's true: So many major, much-talked about couples have come from reality TV. After all, there's been a whole bunch of shows dedicated to following the lives of families, and also ones where the main goal is to actually meet a spouse. Even when the relationship isn't supposed to the main event (say, on competition shows), it ends up being a big bonus. We admittedly can't help but want to learn every detail about these two people who clearly have a ton of chemistry going on.

Some of these reality relationships end up continuing long after the cameras are packed up and the show ends. Others actually call it quits and move on with the whole world watching.  We're rounding up 20 iconic reality star couples we will never be able to forget, counting down to our favorite one. There are definitely others who could've been included in the list, but TBH, we'd be here for at least two days trying to shout out all the reality star duos that brought the romance (and craziness).

  • 20. Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton


    The Voice isn't really a show about Gwen and Blake, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't tune in to get relationship updates and see these judges flirt. They bonded over their divorces years ago, and continue to chat about their love in interviews.

  • 19. Trista & Ryan Sutter


    Years after connecting on the first season of The Bachelorette, Trista and Ryan are still going strong. These days, they live a pretty normal life with their two kids, but their relationship success story is still iconic.

  • 18. JWoww & Roger Mathews


    We refuse to give up on JWoww and Roger! While the Jersey Shore couple announced that they were divorcing, dates and Roger's touching video -- where he admitted that he refuses to give up -- has us crossing our fingers for some good news.

  • 17. Ice-T & Coco


    Everything we needed to know about this duo was in the title of their show: Ice Loves Coco. It was apparent from the way that Ice spoiled Coco how much he adores her. Now, they headline events and obsess over their daughter, Chanel, while continuing to be super cute for Instagram.

  • 16. Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne


    The Osbournes gave us a glimpse into the lives of the nontraditional rock star family. And to be honest, it was highly addictive. Ozzy calling out "Sharon!" will forever live on in our minds. While the two had their troubles, they've now been married for 36 years and, according to their daughter Kelly, are still "going strong."

  • 15. Catherine Giudici & Sean Lowe


    After meeting on The Bachelor, this couple continues to keep the reality TV career alive, appearing on Dancing With the Stars, Marriage Boot Camp, Celebrity Wife Swap, and Celebrity Family Feud. Catherine and Sean now have two tiny kids, Samuel and Isaiah, and tend to keep it real on social media -- which is part of why we love them!

  • 14. Snooki & Jionni LaValle


    Who knew that Snooki would turn into the best mom ever? That's likely due to her healthy relationship with Jionni, who she met while filming Jersey Shore.

  • 13. Jessie & Eric Decker


    We got a glimpse into this couple's sweet relationship on Eric & Jessie: Game On. And between goofing off together or sharing kisses, they are the epitome of #couplegoals.

  • 12. Amy & Matt Roloff


    We were heartbroken after Matt and Amy split after 27 years of marriage -- mostly because we had grown to love them (and their adorable family) on Little People, Big World. The good news is that despite moving on, they're able to keep things friendly while running Roloff Farms together.

  • 11. Diem Brown & Chris 'CT' Tamburello


    These two met on The Challenge in 2006, and while their relationship was often described as complicated, we'll never forget how CT supported Diem as she battled cancer. (He even proposed to her on her deathbed.)

    We miss Diem so much. (Rest in peace, angel.)

  • 10. Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar


    While 19 Kids and Counting was canceled after the couple's eldest son, Josh Duggar, was accused of sexually abusing a handful of women -- including his sisters -- there's no denying Jim Bob and Michelle have lot love for each other. They have 19 kids, after all!

  • 9. Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey


    Yes, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have both moved on to other, equally great people. But the '00s-lover in us will forever remember Newlyweds and that whole "chicken or fish" conversation.

  • 8. Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra


    The Teen Mom couple, who once gave up their child for adoption, ended up staying together -- getting married, and welcoming another daughter, Novalee, once they were ready to be parents.

    Now, Catelynn and Tyler are expecting another little girl!

  • 7. Tori & Zach Roloff


    Even if Amy and Matt are no longer together, we've found a new duo to adore: Their son, Zach, and his wife, Tori. They've taught us a lot about love, from their Instagram alone (and this cute video explaining why their height difference doesn't matter), and we live for updates on their son, Jackson.

    We're such fans of Zach and Tori Roloff!
  • 6. Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick


    There have been a lot of unforgettable relationships on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but we'll never understand why Scott and Kourtney can't just give it another shot. His partying ways were once an issue, but he's seemed to turn it all around. These two have similar, silly personalities, and also have three kids together.

  • 5. Teresa & Joe Giudice


    It takes a strong relationship to continue to stand by a spouse when he or she heads to jail -- and both Real Housewives' Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, took turns being locked up.

    Will Teresa move to Italy now that Joe is being deported? Only time will tell.

  • 4. Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt


    If we had to put money on it, we wouldn't have guess that fame-hungry Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from The Hills would have made it, but here they are, years later, with a son. Now, we'll get to have another look at their lives as parents on the show's upcoming reboot.

  • 3. Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola & Ronnie Ortiz-Magro


    There is no way this Jersey Shore relationship was going to last. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi "Sweetheart" just loved fighting too much, and it wasn't exactly healthy. Thankfully, they left us with some great quotes -- "Ron, stahp!" -- which we'll never, ever forget.

  • 2. Kate & Jon Gosselin


    Fans of Jon & Kate Plus 8 probably weren't surprised when these two -- who scored their own reality show after welcoming sextuplets (they also have twin girls) -- called it quits. One was very type-A, one was too laid back, and they just didn't mesh well. Unfortunately, we may never even have a chance to even forget about them, as Jon and Kate continue to feud in the public eye.

  • 1. Joanna & Chip Gaines


    Spending free time with a significant other is one thing, but working with them definitely has its challenges. Thankfully, Chip and Joanna Gaines seem to genuinely enjoy it on their HGTV hit show Fixer Upper -- and we enjoyed watching it, too! (So sad that show ended!) We continue to keep an eye out for this couple's latest projects, and baby Crew updates, too!

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