The Most Shocking Reality TV Breakups

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Yolanda Hadid and David Foster

Yolanda Hadid and David Foster
Yolanda Hadid and David Foster. Chance Yeh/WireImage

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Yolanda Foster may be living the high life, but this Dutch-born beauty hasn't always been so lucky in love. Yolanda split from her first husband, Mohamed Hadid, after six years and three children — models Anwar, Bella, and Gigi Hadid — together, finding love with and marrying music producer David Foster over a decade later.

However, while David and Yolanda may have looked very much like a couple in love on 'RHoBH,' the debilitating effects of her chronic Lyme disease took a toll on the marriage and the couple announced their separation in 2015. "Chronic long-term illness is extremely challenging, not only for the person sick but also for the caregiver," she told Andy Cohen during a call into 'Watch What Happens Live.' "It for sure changed the dynamic of the relationship." 

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick pose together. Getty Images

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's turbulent relationship may have kept fans tuning into 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' week after week, but when the cameras stopped rolling, the couple's problems proved insurmountable. After years of their off-again, on-again dynamic, the two split toward the end of 2015, less than a year after welcoming the couple's third child, son Reign.

While Scott and Kourtney's relationship may be over (for now), it's clear that their feelings for one another haven't completely gone away — Scott recently reminisced about their former romance by posting a PDA-packed picture on Instagram for Kourtney's birthday.

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Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Chris Roque/Getty Images

Vacationers may go down to the Jersey Shore to find summer love, but 'Jersey Shore' stars Sammi Giancola and Ronni Ortiz-Magro thought they'd found the real thing. The couple, whose romance notoriously  waxed and waned in front of MTV's cameras, may not have been perfect, but their love story had its charms — particularly among a group known for their sloppy hookups with virtual strangers.

It seems that the potent combination of jealousy, alcohol, and ego was too much for their love to withstand, and the pair ended things in 2014. 

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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Bethenny Frankel. Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

Bethenny Frankel was the quintessential single girl living it up in style when she first made her mark on the world as a member of the 'Real Housewives of New York Cast.' Two years into her 'RHoNY' success, the Skinnygirl founder found love with pharmaceutical sales rep Jason Hoppy, giving birth to the couple's only child, daughter Bryn, in 2010. However, just two years later, the couple acrimoniously split, with Bethenny claiming her ex threatened to ruin her life.

Because of ongoing negotiations, the couple was forced to cohabitate in their Manhattan apartment for years after they first split, something Bethenny described as "brutal." It looks as though things are looking up for Bethenny, however — she was recently excused from paying the $12,000 a month in spousal support she'd been forking over since the split. 

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's love story was about as unconventional as they come. The pair met at a party and became so enamored of one another that they tied the knot only a month later. While many people believed the marriage to be little more than a publicity stunt, the couple seemed truly in love and weren't shy about showing off their relationship for 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' and 'Khloe & Lamar' cameras.

However, after moving to Dallas when Lamar was traded to the Mavericks, their relationship started a rapid decline. Their new location was far from the most serious issue the pair were up against, though — in addition to difficulty conceiving, Lamar's escalating drug use and numerous rumored affairs led Khloe to file for divorce in 2013. After Lamar was reportedly found unconscious in a brothel, Khloe put the divorce proceedings on hold so that she could help with his medical decisions, but made it clear that she doesn't intend to stay married to Lamar. 

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Ramona and Mario Singer

Ramona and Mario Singer
Ramona and Mario Singer. Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

'Real Housewives of New York' star Ramona Singer was never shy about professing her love for her hubby, Mario. Unfortunately, Mario didn't have eyes for only his wife. Mario and Ramona, who seemed to be a picture-perfect Manhattan couple on 'RHoNY,' found their marriage dissolving as the show heated up.

While Ramona initially tried to make things work after discovering that Mario was having an affair, she said that his decision to rekindle the relationship with his much-younger girlfriend was the straw that broke the camel's back. Ramona filed for divorce in 2014, claiming that her fame had proven too much for Mario's ego to handle. “I can’t go anywhere without someone recognizing me and that bothered him," she told Page Six. "Men like to feel important and it takes a very secure man [to live with that].”

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian. Denise Truscello/WireImage

Kim Kardashian has had a number of high-profile relationships over the years, notably including her career-starting romance with Ray J, but perhaps none have been so surprising as her brief marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. Kim and Kris began their relationship back in 2010, with things becoming serious quickly between the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star and the former Nets player. Just a month after their relationship began, Kim announced that she was "having a lot of fun" with her new beau. A few weeks later, she tweeted a photo of Kris as a child, telling followers, "I want my son to look like this!," prompting speculation that the pair might be getting ready to take the next step in their relationship.

Sure enough, only six months after the two began dating, Kris popped the question, and three months later, Kim and Kris tied the knot. While many fans were eager to see Kim make it work with such a seemingly normal guy (for a famous athlete, that is), their union simply wasn't meant to be. Just 72 days after they walked down the aisle, Kim called it quits on their marriage. While the length of their marriage has made the couple the butt of countless jokes, Kim and Kris remained legally married until June 3, 2013, just 12 days before she gave birth to daughter North West. 

Four months later, Kim and Kanye West were engaged, and eight months later, they tied the knot. Nearly two years and another kid later, the couple seems to still be going strong, despite persistent rumors about their relationship being on its last legs.

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Kelsey and Camille Grammer

Kelsey and Camille Grammer
Kelsey and Camille Grammer. G. Gershoff/WireImage

As the wealthy wife of a beloved star, former 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Camille Grammer seemed to have it all. Sadly, Camille's picture-perfect marriage to actor hubby Kelsey wasn't all it was cracked up to be, with Kelsey's affair with now-wife Kayte Walsh becoming public shortly after 'RHoBH' premiered. While many fans of Kelsey's former NBC hit, 'Frasier,' found it surprising that a seasoned actor would be comfortable appearing on a reality show, Kelsey has claimed that it was a "gift" to his then-wife, while Camille has said that Kelsey was eager to give her a project to occupy her in California so he could have his affair in New York. 

Although the couple announced their divorce nearly five years ago, things haven't changed much since the couple's split. "It's very difficult because he refuses to co-parent with me and communicate with me on any level," Camille told Andy Cohen during an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live.' Kelsey hasn't been above taking swings at his ex, either, claiming that the pair hadn't had sex in a decade, which made it easier to wait to consummate the relationship with his new wife. "She was worth the wait," he told Conan O'Brien of his new wife. 

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Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. SGranitz/WireImage

Long before Jessica Simpson became the apparel maven she is today, she was a bubbly blonde pop star with a boy band hubby. Jessica and Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees fame, who tied the knot in 2002, were one of the first celebrity couples to display their lives to the world on reality television, only to discover that the pressure of the non-stop spotlight was too much for their union to handle.

While the pair looked truly in love on their MTV show, 'Newlyweds,' Nick and Jessica split after only three years of marriage, with many sources claiming that Jessica had cheated on Nick with a number of other men. Although the rumors remain unconfirmed, and Nick has admitted he hasn't spoken to his ex-wife in many years, the two haven't gotten much friendlier to each other since their split. Nick recently told Andy Cohen on 'Watch What Happens Live' that he's glad he doesn't "have to play grab-ass" with Jessica's father during family gatherings anymore and Jessica calling her union with Nick her "biggest money mistake."

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Kate and Jon Gosselin

Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin promotes her autobiography. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Even the most rock-solid couples would likely find their relationship taxed to some degree by having eight kids. For 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' stars Jon and Kate Gosslin, The cracks in the couple's marriage started to show not long after the couple became household names, and the issues in their marriage only got worse from there.

Since then, there have been rumors of infidelity about both Jon and Kate, some ill-advised rebound relationships, and some way less glamorous post-TV careers, and Jon even claimed on an episode of 'Steve Harvey' that he hasn't seen his children all together in years.

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