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Get ready for alliances, backstabbing and evictions because Big Brother is back!
While we have enjoyed watching the drama unfold for 14 seasons, we can’t help but hope that love will brew again this season. From Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd to Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly, Big Brother has been home to reality romances.
Here are 10 couples, who joined reality shows to win big and get real, but left with unexpected prizes.
Jordan Lloyd & Jeff Schroeder
Courtesy of Jordan Lloyd/Twitpic.comSparks flew when Jeff and Jordan met on season 11 of Big Brother in 2009. But their reality relationship didn't end there. They returned to the small screen for season 13 of Big Brother and for The Amazing Race. Jordan and Jeff dated long distance for two- and-a-half years before finally moving in together in L.A.
Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly
Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicWhen Brendon and Rachel lost season 12 of Big Brother, the couple continued their showmance on season 13, where Rachel took home the top prize. The two also appeared on season 20 of The Amazing Race, snagging 3rd place. The cute couple got engaged on Valentine's Day and tied the knot on September 8, 2012 and it later aired on David Tutera's My Fair Wedding.
Sammi Giancola & Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Kevin Mazur/WireImageWho could forget the drunken fights at Karma and room-trashing arguments at the Jersey Shore house from Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro? Although many didn't think the guido duo would last (we didn't!), the couple proved haters wrong. When Ryan Seacrest asked if Sammi would join her fellow engaged guidettes, Snooki and JWoww, the beautiful brunette replied, "Not any time soon, but we are living together in New York, right now…he’s actually sleeping, but no marriage any time soon, we’re not thinking about that right now.”
Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter
Trista Sutter, Ryan Sutter, Reality TV CouplesWe have seen romance and heartache form on countless seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Although final roses have lasted longer than most of the relationships, Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter actually found true love -- and they are still going strong! The first successful couple of the reality dating show currently lives in Colorado with their two children, Max and Blakesley. "Did I think when it all started that I would be married for almost ten years and have two children? No!" said Trista in an interview with People.
Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney
Courtesy Molly Mesnick/Twitpic.comIt was the breakup heard around the world -- mainly because Jason Mesnick did it on national television. The single dad shocked everyone when he confessed that he made a mistake by choosing Melissa Rycroft and wanted Molly Malaney back only six weeks after The Bachelor finale. Molly accepted, leaving Melissa heartbroken. The two are now happily married and welcomed their first child, Riley, in March.
Ashley Herbert & J.P. Rosenbaum
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When Brad Womack rejected Ashley Herbert on The Bachelor, it was a blessing in disguise for the contestant. She went on to become the new bachelorette, and found true love with J.P. Rosenbaum. The couple said 'I do' on December 1, 2012 in a televised ceremony. They then jetted off to Bora Bora for their honeymoon.
Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag
Danny Martindale/WireImageSpencer Pratt was the villain of The Hills when he tore Heidi Montag away from her BFF Lauren Conrad. The Colorado cutie then entered a world of plastic surgery, magic crystals, and just plain weirdness. Heidi filed for divorce in 2010, but later admitted that it was just a publicity stunt, no big deal. What are they up to now? Well the duo were so convinced that the Mayan Apocalypse was coming that they spent $10 million dollars before December 21, 2012 hit. Just a normal day in the Speidi household!
"Boston Rob" Mariano & Amber Brkich
Alexandra Wyman/WireImageWe bet when Amber Brkich signed up for Survivor: All-Stars she didn't expect to take home the prize and an engagement ring! Rob Mariano put a ring on it during the season finale of the show. In May 2005, the couple tied the knot in a televised event. Since then, the couple welcomed three daughters, Lucia, Carina and Isabetta. Their love for reality television didn't stop there. The couple appeared on The Amazing Race together, while Rob appeared on (and won) Survivor: Redemption Island and Around the World in 80 Ways.
Sean Duffy & Rachel Campos
Courtesy of Sean Duffy/FacebookWhat happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? They get married! That's what happened when Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos met on Road Rules: All Stars in 1998. They are now married with not one, not two, but six children! Sean and Rachel reside in Wisconsin where Rachel is a television personality and author, while Sean is a U.S. Representative of the northwestern 7th Congressional District. Do we have a future Real World president on our hands?
Suzy Preston & Matt Hoover
Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston were the first to tie the knot after meeting on season 2 of The Biggest Loser in 2005. Matt proposed to Suzy on The Today Show in March 2006 and the couple got married on September 2006. Since their wedding, they welcomed sons Rex and Jax.
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