Marriage Boot Camp Status Check: Find Out Which Couples Are Still Together

As a new season kicks off, take a look at the famous reality TV stars who benefited or struggled after the show

By Cassie Esparza Oct 11, 2019 10:00 AMTags
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When all else fails, try Marriage Boot Camp!

While turning to reality TV to solve your relationship problems might sound like a bad idea, it's been the way to go for more than a few famous pairs.

The WE tv show's first Reality Stars season premiered in 2014 and has since been helping famous couples reconcile or grow even stronger. Among its biggest success stories are The Hills: New Beginning's favorites Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, who are already planning on baby No. 2.

Unfortunately, not all relationships have happy endings.

Whether it's working through a cheating scandal or simply learning how to co-parent through a divorce, this show has confronted more than a few relationship problems.

So in case you've been wondering if your favorite couples from the first seasons of The Bachelorette or Jersey Shore are still together, look no further than below!

Danni & Marlon Starr

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Divorced

Washington D.C. radio host Danni Epps acknowledged back in 2011 that there was "nothing pretty" about her arc on Bridezillas, but she made it to the altar all the same. Alas, she and husband Marlon were having problems by the time they appeared on Marriage Boot Camp in 2013 and, though they welcomed their second daughter afterward, they only stayed married for another year.

"Marriage Boot Camp was life-changing to me," Starr, author of the book Empathy and Eyebrows: A Survivalist's Stories on Reviving Your Spirit After Soul-Crushing S—tstorms, told Essence in 2017. "It gave me permission to forgive my dad and myself and get a divorce."

Danni reiterated, "I did Marriage Boot Camp because I really wanted it to work. Even though my marriage ended, it was 100 percent worth it."

Melissa & Chris Moore

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

Also part of the show's pioneering first season after their turn on Bridezillas, the Moores live in Las Vegas and did have the third child (each has one from previous relationships) they had been planning to try for when they appeared on the show.

Jennifer "JWoww" Farley & Roger Mathews

Show Status: Engaged

Current Status: Divorced

They met and started dating while Farley was starring on Jersey Shore. They did the first season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, welcomed daughter Meilani in July 2014, got married in October 2015 and had son Greyson in May 2016. JWoww filed for divorce in September 2018.

Traci Braxton & Kevin Surratt

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The singer and sister of Toni and Tamar Braxton who previously appeared on Braxton Family Values headed to Boot Camp with her longtime husband in 2013. The couple, married since 1996, are now grandparents, and sat down for an interview in May 2020 on the Coping With Corona podcast for a couples edition.

Slade Smiley & Gretchen Rossi

Show Status: Engaged

Current Status: Engaged

The Real Housewives of Orange County alums have been engaged since she proposed in 2013 and they celebrated 11 years together in February 2020. They're also proud parents of a daughter, Skylar Gray, who was born in July 2019 after Gretchen underwent multiple rounds of IVF. 

Ryan & Trista Sutter

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

The couple that dates back to the first season The Bachelorette—and the franchise's first televised wedding—renewed their vows in 2013 and celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary in December 2019. The Vail, Colo.-based family also includes son Max and daughter Blakesley.

Spencer & Heidi Pratt

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The iconic alums of The Hills and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! tied the knot in 2008 and welcomed son Gunner in October 2017. They renewed their vows in December 2018, making for a sweet finale for The Hills: New Beginnings.

Rachel Foulger & Tyson Apostol

Show Status: Dating, then engaged

Current Status: Married

Apostol popped the question during their season finale and they tied the knot in February 2015, with fellow Survivor alum Stephen Fishbach officiating their ceremony in Provo, Utah. They have two daughters.

Reid & Aviva Drescher

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The parents of two, plus a child apiece from previous relationships, survived two seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City and Marriage Boot Camp, which they appeared on to cope with the pressures of social media fame that comes from your wife throwing her prosthetic leg across the table during an argument.

Aubrey O'Day & Travis Garland

Show Status: Dating

Current Status: Not Together

The Danity Kane singer made her first of her appearances on the show with the frontman of boy band NLT, whom she was off and on with for awhile before finally breaking up in June 2015.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino & Lauren Pesce

Show Status: Dating

Current Status: Married

The college sweethearts reconnected in 2012 after taking a long break from their pre-Jersey Shore romance. After working through his addiction and other issues on Marriage Boot Camp, the couple got engaged and then married in a wedding shown on Jersey Shore Family Vacation. The pair weathered Mike's trip to prison in 2019 to serve time for tax evasion and say they're ready to start a family.

Tami Roman & Reggie Youngblood

Show Status: Dating

Current Status: Married

Roman, of The Real World and Basketball Wives fame, has been with the former football player since 2013 and they quietly tied the knot in August 2018. They kept their wedding a secret for a year but caught fans up on their road to the altar on the special Tami Ever After. 

Youngblood, who starred at offensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, told 247 Sports in 2016 that he never saw himself going the reality-TV route, but it was working out. "I'm more of a laid-back person, but my girl is on TV and sometimes she needs me for certain scenes and whatnot so I'll go do that with her. We also did the Marriage Boot Camp thing—that was my first time ever on TV and that was weird," he recalled. "The first four to five days I was like, 'Man, what the hell am I doing?' You know what I mean, but I calmed down and I got into it. I just said, 'Alright let me calm down and be myself.' But it's a blessing. It's a good platform and it opened up doors to other things as well."

Roman has two daughters, Lyric and Jazz, from her first marriage to NBA star Kenny Anderson. She opened up to Keyshia Cole on Fox Soul in February 2020 about having multiple miscarriages in her efforts to have another child and said she was considering surrogacy.

Jeff Shroeder & Jordan Lloyd

Show Status: Engaged

Current Status: Married

They met on the 11th season of Big Brother in 2009 and ultimately realized they were meant to be. They also competed in the travel boot camp known as The Amazing Race and both got married and welcomed son Lawson in 2016. Son Layton followed in 2018.

Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Divorced

The Girls Next Door alum and the retired NFL player were married for nine years after their Marriage Boot Camp appearance, but their relationship came to an end in late 2018 after a cheating scandal and ensuing emotional roller coaster. Their divorce was finalized in February 2019 and they're sharing custody of son Hank IV and daughter Alijah.

June "Mama June" Shannon & Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson

Show Status: Separating

Current Status: Separated

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars considered themselves married, though they never actually made it official. They had been together for about a year when daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson was born in 2005 and they got engaged in 2012 but broke up in 2014. Estranged when they appeared on Marriage Boot Camp, Sugar Bear confessed on the show that he had been unfaithful, and he's now married to Jennifer Lamb Thompson.

Sean & Catherine Lowe

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

Lowe chose wisely at the end of the 17th season of The Bachelor. These two got married in 2014, televising their wedding on ABC. Since appearing on Marriage Boot Camp to shore up their relationship, they've welcomed son Samuel in 2016, son Isaiah in 2018 and daughter Mia in December 2019.

Tara Reid & Dean May

Show Status: Faking it

Current Status: Friends

Counselors suspected something wasn't quite right between the American Pie star and the club promoter, whom she had known for years but wasn't in a relationship with when they appeared on Marriage Boot Camp.

"I did it for you because you said, 'I just wanna make a little bit of money and I wouldn't mind the fame,'" cameras caught her saying, and the unraveling of their scheme provided for a gripping plot point.

Lisa D'Amato & Adam Friedman

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The America's Next Top Model All-Stars winner (and oldest-ever ANTM winner at 30) married her entrepreneur husband in 2012, had her first son, Daxel, in 2013 and then livestreamed the birth of their second son, Venice, in 2016.

Michelle Money & Cody Sattler

Show Status: Dating

Current Status: Not Together

Their Bachelor in Paradise-fueled romance combusted during Marriage Boot Camp, which ended with Sattler accusing Money of not wanting to be with him, to which she replied, "You're right, I don't." They broke up for good soon afterward.

"I really do wish him all the happiness in the world," Money told Us Weekly in June 2016. "But I don't see us really having a future together." By then she was dating golfer Mike Weir and they're still together.

Lately, however, Money's focus has since been on her daughter Brielle, who was hospitalized for three weeks after a skateboarding accident in March. Happily, the teenager is back home and on the road to recovery with "a whole new outlook on life," according to mom.

Margeaux Simms, Nikko London & Merika Palmiste

Show Status: Complicated

Current Status: Probably still complicated

Margeaux and her Test Drive mate London had been married since 2007 but no one really knew until 2014, and then in 2015 the Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta personality revealed she was dating Palmiste, a model from Estonia. So naturally they all went to Marriage Boot Camp in 2016.

On Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta in 2017, London asked Margeaux if she wanted a divorce and her reply: "I feel like we're fighting reality...Obviously I love you, I'm always going to love you, but we don't jell the same way. We have to just move forward, you know?"

But no one has ever reported on these two getting divorced.

Tanner & Jade Tolbert

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The Bachelor in Paradise pair fell in love on the second season of the show and tied the knot in 2016. They welcomed daughter Emerson in August 2017 and son Brooks arrived via speedy delivery in their (luckily walk-in) master bedroom closet in July 2019.

Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The couple fell in love on The Bachelorette in 2011, got married in 2012 and are parents to son Ford and daughter Essex. Having come out of boot camp stronger than ever, they renewed their vows in 2018.

Amy Duggar & Dillon King

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

Cousin Amy from 19 Kids and Counting married her fellow in 2015 and they welcomed their son Daxton in October 2019.

Kailyn Lowry & Javi Marroquin

Show Status: Divorcing

Current Status: Divorced

The Teen Mom stars got married in 2012 when Kailyn was pregnant with their son Lincoln but started divorce proceedings in 2015, actually going on Marriage Boot Camp to learn how to be better co-parents. Kailyn is also mom to son Isaac from a previous relationship, then after splitting up with Javi welcomed her third son, Lux, with friend Chris Lopez. She is currently pregnant with baby No. 4. 

Aubrey O'Day & Pauly D

Show Status: Dating

Current Status: Not together

This pair started dating in late 2015 when they met on Famously Single and were together on-and-off for three years. They ultimately broke up when Pauly D decided he was not ready for marriage, while O'Day wanted to take that next step.

Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

Season nine of The Bachelorette ended with the lovebirds getting engaged. They tied the knot in 2015 and had their first child, son Asher, a year later. As new parents, the pair decided to return to TV to work on their communication skills and they welcomed their second son, Zander Cruz, in January 2019.

Waka Flocka Flame & Tammy Rivera

Show Status: Married

Current Status: Married

The rapper and his wife since 2014 are still going strong and he's dad to her daughter Charlie from a previous relationship.

Soulja Boy & Nia Riley

Show Status: On the outs

Current Status: Not together

Their off-and-on relationship couldn't even go 10 days on Marriage Boot Camp without being visibly tumultuous, and when Nia was questioned about what looked like Soulja Boy getting physically rough with her on the show, she said it was what it looked like.

"I would never fake any form of an abusive relationship on TV. I'm not an actress," she tweeted. "He was mad af I was talking to him how he talks to me and tried to attack me then remembered them cameras were there."

"I felt it wasn't as bad till it was time to film, and then s--t just went way south," Riley also said in 2019 on Van Lathan's Red Pill Podcast. She has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Shani James & Cee-Lo Green

Show Status: Engaged

Current Status: Engaged

Explaining why they decided to subject themselves to such an experience, Shani told KTLA 5, "We don't consider it to be subjecting, we actually consider it to be introducing ourselves to a new element to our relationship."

Sitting down on The Real together in February 2020, Cee-Lo, who's been married before, explained that they "weren't in a rush," hence their four-year engagement, but that he had found a best friend in Shani. "I know time is ticking, but she's being really, really patient. That's another one of her strong points." Shani added, "I tell people, one thing that's really special about our bond is that we've made it our tradition to be untraditional, and time is on our side...Some people get married right away and others take their time, and we're just taking our time."

Amber Portwood & Matt Baier

Show Status: Engaged

Current Status: Not together

This couple first connected through Twitter in 2014 and dated on-and-off until Baier popped the question a year later. They were together for nearly three and half years, but ultimately could not get past their issues, and not even a trip to Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 10—Family Edition 2 with Amber's mom Tonya Portwood helped. They split up for good in 2017 and Matt has since gotten married, had a kid and is now reportedly mid-divorce.

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