90 Day Fiance is a show about people finding each other across continents and oceans, giving up everything for love.
Naturally, it is filled with some of the most toxic couples and the most vitriolic feuds that you can imagine.
Not all of that bile plays out on camera, either.
Behind the scenes and on social media, 90 Day Fiance stars will wage verbal wars on each other.
Sometimes, it's a rival from their season or a person who was almost family.
Other times, it's people who have only met once or twice, but experience loathing at first sight.
Take a look below and see the most intense feuds that have ever played out among the stars.
1. 90 Day Fiance has a wealth of feuds
2. First, let's address something obvious
3. First of all ...
4. Fernanda vs Larissa
5. Jonathan Rivera got involved
6. That didn't last
On this week's 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, all eyes were on Brittany and Yazan's stressful drive to the hotel.
Meanwhile, Deavan Clegg also touched down ... but it was her mom who was in for an uncomfortable car ride.
Jihoon Lee's stomach was tied into knots of anxiety as Deavan Clegg returned to South Korea with her mom and two young children in tow.
Yes, he was excited to see Deavan again, not to mention little Drascilla and Taeyang and Deavan's mom, Elicia.
But Jihoon knows that he has been lying to Deavan about obtaining gainful employment ... and he can't hide that for much longer.
Jihoon admits that he actually feels queasy as he and his parents await Deavan's arrival.
Keep in mind that this would have been filmed some time in the Fall of 2019.
Deavan quickly spots his wife.
Here come Deavan and Druscilla!
They already have their luggage and are on their way to see him.
We mean this in the nicest way possible, but ... Deavan (who is a beautiful, stylish woman) looks like she's been through the wringer.
Coming off of a 22 hour flight with two small children, who wouldn't look like they're at death's door?
Jihoon's parent cannot help but comment on how much luggage Deavan has with her.
That's not surprising -- she's uprooting not only her entire life, but Drascilla's and Taeyang's. Plus, her mom's there.
Deavan sees that Jihoon is with his parents and her heart drops.
This is absolutely not the way that she envisioned Elicia meeting her in-laws.
She wanted her and her kids and her mom to be at their best when they met, not half-awake and fresh off of a flight.
Drascilla jumps up into Jihoon's arms.
She has spent months away from him -- a small lifetime, when you're barely three years old.
(And yes, despite some weird editing earlier this season making it sound like Deavan says that she is four, she was barely three)
It is a touching reunion for Deavan, Jihoon, and Drascilla.
Taeyang is sort of too young to experience touching reunions, and that's okay.
And introductions are in order between Deavan's mom and Jihoon's parents.
Jihoon very sweetly introduces Elicia as his "second mom."
That is touching and we're sure that it made Elicia feel nice.
Of course, Jihoon's parents are not familiar with the expression, to comedic effect.
Honestly? Maybe the cutest part of this whole thing was Jihoon's affection for Drascilla.
She is still a little shy -- after having flown and been reunited (after a time that for her would be like years for us) and seems tired and overwhelmed.
Jihoon, however, is so sweet with her.
Speaking of affection, Elicia at first does a somewhat proper bow to Jihoon's parents.
Then she just hugs them both, holding them very tight against her.
It's an earnest display of affection ... but it is also maybe crossing some cultural and personal boundaries.
Poor Deavan looks visibly embarrassed, but that could be the result of the cameras or editors.
Many parents embarrass their children like it's their full time job.
It probably doesn't help that Deavan is absolutely exhausted.
Meanwhile, Jihoon's parents speak to the camera, marveling at Elicia's very familiar manner.
They note that in-laws in Korea are generally treated with a little formality and respect, including towards each other.
They were not really expecting the bear hug from Elicia.
That said, they very diplomatic about the whole thing.
Still speaking to the camera and conscious that their words will air one day, they emphasize that it was a pleasant experience.
Honestly? That is very generous of them. (Hugs are amazing but everyone involved needs to be comfortable with them)
Then they go outside, where Jihoon helps to engage Drascilla (he's so good with her!) by pointing out their ride.
Seeing its yellow color, Drascilla identifies the van as a "bus."
This, of course, is where things start to go haywire for Drascilla's mom.
International travelers are often taken aback by surprising things that are different, from power outlets to tipping culture.
The US actually has an international reputation for strict traffic laws and a politeness in driver behavior.
In places like South Korea, driving behavior can be different and even a little alarming, as Elicia discovered.
During the one-hour ride, Elicia is uncomfortable -- and begins to "freak out" before they even leave the parking lot.
We're not saying that we blame her, and she herself admits that she's wigging out.
You know how some people pop a benzodiazepine or two for a flight? Maybe Elicia could try that for a car ride in South Korea.
The one area where Elicia and Jihoon's mom see eye-to-eye is the apartment that Jihoon now has for him and his family.
It's really not a suitable place for them, let alone for their children.
Financial realities can be grim in Korea just as they are here, but the accommodations are bound to be a sticking point as the season goes on.
Big news from the TV world today as it looks like The Hills: New Beginnings is getting set for, well... another new beginning.
Various celebrity gossip outlets have confirmed that the reboot no one asked for of the mid-2000s reality sensation is set to become one of the first programs to resume filming here in 2020.
The show will soon ramp up production once again after taking several months off due to the coronavirus.
But things won't exactly look the same when Spencer Pratt and company return to your living rooms.
An insider has told the N.Y. Post's Page Six that filming will start again in late July or early August.
It will attempt to do so "under the safest conditions possible," as subjective as that might sound.
The insider told this outlet:
“Production is working with health officials in Los Angeles County to assure a healthy filming situation."
“They will be doing some self-shooting but mostly back to filming with the new health regulations in place for filming.”
The program's look won't be all that's different, however.
Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Pratt, Justin Bobby, Frankie Delgado, Whitney Port, Brandon Thomas Lee, Jason Wahler and Kaitlynn Carter are all returning to the MTV series.
That means two Season 1 regulars are on the outs:
Neither Mischa Barton, who was cast on the show out of nowhere last year, nor Stephanie Pratt, who is probably out there telling people to shoot the looters somewhere, will be a part of Season 2.
Or getting arrested for shoplifting. Either/or.
Kidding, mostly. Taking Mischa's place?
None other than Caroline D’Amore, who the former star of The OC star previously trashed as “too boring.“
That's gotta sting.
Actually, she said a lot more than this after the big casting switcheroo was announced, if you remember.
"As if anyone would watch @carolinedamore try to hoc her boring ass pasta bowls and greasy pizza on tv," a not at all bitter Barton scoffed in March after she got the pink slip from the series.
"Tried that. It was like watching paint dry."
Pratt, meanwhile, made it clear when this Hills revival was renewed for Season 2 that she would not be part of the cast.
Was it her choice or that or the producers? We aren't certain, but she's always had a difficult relationship with the show.
And her family. Pratt made headlines a year ago when she bashed the living Hell out of Spencer and Heidi.
Stephanie said last year:
"Spencer often screamed that everyone hates me, is fake nice to me and to go back to London because no one wants me here. Omg and Heidi - I have no words for how evil you truly are."
"You had no choice to admit all of the lies you’ve been spewing about me was for a magazine cover and for real WE ALL KNOW WHAT YOU DID 10 years ago."
Quality callback to LC's classic line, we'll give her that.
As we mentioned earlier, Stephanie not only hates Heidi, but everyone else - she says that she hopes protestors and looters get shot in the wake of the recent George Floyd killing.
So, yeah. We won't miss her at all.
Brody and Kaitlynn Carter, meanwhile, split shortly after Season 1 ended. It turns out they weren't even married legally!
But both are married to fame, at least, so they will be back for Season 2. Does he feel that'll be awkward at all? Nah.
“He has no problem with it,” the insider told Page Six.
“If the show is true to their lives, she’s a part of his life even if they’re not together,” the source close to Jenner said.
As for whether the show will tackle the crazy fact that Kaitlynn started boning Miley Cyrus after splitting from Brody?
We'll need to tune in to find out.
90 Day Fiance stars regularly publicly embarrass themselves on international television viewed by millions.
Could it possibly be worth it?
We have seen 90 Day Fiance stars bombarded with hate, both deserved and wildly undeserved.
Some become memes. Some become laughing stocks. Some get into trouble with the law.
Humiliation, emotional pain, and more. They have to get paid, right?
The short answer is: yes!
The 90 Day Fiance stars are paid.
Though fame has other financial benefits, as we will discuss in a moment, they are also paid for filming.
However, 90 Day Fiance is a little notorious in the reality TV world for how little it pays its stars.
Stars are paid on a per-episode basis, and they are of course not in every episode of each season.
And even the per-episode payout is not very impressive.
Imagining getting into a full-on brawl with the family of the love of your life ... for maybe $1,000.
We say "maybe" because it's reported that they pay $1,000 per couple, not per star.
At least, that's the starting rate, and it isn't believed to go up much if at all.
Of course, barely making five digits in a season might be fine for the people who are truly looking to find love.
No couple minds having somewhere from $5,000 to $12,000 fall into their lap.
But while some stories that play out on screen are about true love, others are more contentious -- and money can be a huge issue.
There have been grumblings from 90 Day Fiance stars who say that only their American spouse was paid.
The issue is that someone filming in the US without a work visa or legal citizenship cannot, legally, work -- so the couple is supposed to split it themselves.
In an ideal couple, this would not be an issue. But so many of these couples are far less than ideal.
Just weeks after Larissa Lima and Colt Johnson broke up in early 2019, Larissa accused Colt of robbing her blind.
She said that he not only kept a number of her belongings, from her wedding dress to her luggage and more, but that he withdrew cash.
She was left with enough money to go out to eat once in a country where she could not yet legally work.
Baby Girl Lisa Hamme and Usman Umar have also struggled with the division of money.
In June of 2020, they had a huge and public fight about dividing a check from the Cameo videos that they recorded for fans.
But one of the text conversations that Lisa shared showed that this was not the only issue.
After Usman had accused Lisa of calling him the N-word during the filming of the Tell All, she was fired from B90 Strikes Back.
In a text, Lisa appears to complain about Usman costing her $10,000 -- about what they might have made for the season.
That gives us further confirmation of about what a pair of stars can make in a season -- not bad, but definitely not a year's salary.
Now, how do we know how much the stars make? TLC has never confirmed this amount.
It all goes back to 90 Day Fiance fan favorites David and Annie Toborowsky.
As viewers may recall, they were down on their luck during their season and ended up crashing with one of David's friends.
Well, during a shocking moment, that friend of David asked Annie, on camera, if she could pay them back with a massage.
The predatory and racist connotations behind the request were obvious and appalling.
But David's friend went on social media and explained that he had only asked that question at the prompting of a producer, who wanted drama.
David's friend had never signed an NDA or been paid for appearing on camera, which he did as a favor to David.
So he and his wife were free to dish on anything and everything that they knew.
They revealed that David and Annie were each making $500 per episode, for a combined $1,000 per episode, and that this was the standard pay.
Of course, in addition to the whole "share our true love story" angle, there are other benefits to reality stardom besides the pay.
Which is good, since 90 Day Fiance pay seems to royally suck.
For one thing, with fame comes Instagram followers. With followers come sponsorship opportunities.
Instagram endorsements are simple.
The company sends you some products, for free, and you pose using, wearing, or simply presenting the product.
You include a blurb in your caption, and you make hundreds, thousands, or more for the post.
Sometimes, that means undergoing beauty treatments.
Getting haircuts, makeovers, lip fillers, and more can be documented on Instagram and shared with followers.
Larissa couldn't exactly document her anal bleaching last year, but she could pose at the location and caption "It's so pink now!"
Incidentally, Larissa ended up being unhappy with that treatment, and has since vowed to launch her own brand of anal bleaching.
Which brings us to the next topic: branding.
Reality stars can launch fashion lines, lingerie lines, makeup lines, and do all kinds of partnerships in order to rake in the dough.
A gig like that requires start-up capital, which means either having cash on hand or someone who is willing ot invest in that venture.
That's more likely to work with more established stars who have appeared on repeat seasons.
And then, of course, there are businesses that are designed to help reality stars make money -- while the business gets its cut.
Cameo is a video service in which stars give short, personalized video recordings of themselves that are made-to-order for paying fans.
Lisa Hamme received a check for over $26,000 just a few months after fans learned her name.
And simply speaking into a camera isn't the only way that 90 Day Fiance stars can earn money online.
Some 90 Day Fiance stars are joining OnlyFans, a site designed for adult media aimed at paying subscribers.
Not all stars are willing to strip down to bare their skin -- or do much more -- on camera, but that can be a real source of revenue.
So yes, 90 Day Fiance stars get paid, but guest stars often do so for free.
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way Season 2 continues, with fans having more and more questions about Brittany Banks' lies about her divorce.
She's not the only one lying in that relationship, and she and Yazan are not the only couple whose relationships are already in trouble.
Reunited and it feels so good!
Jenny Slatten and Sumit are finally face to face after five long months of separation.
It was a genuinely touching reunion -- for them, and for those of us who have been watching their story since Season 1.
"This is my happiness right here," Jenny exclaims. The two are positively giddy.
But meeting up is not without its complications.
Sumit explains that his apartment is "underdeveloped" because he is trying to save as much money as possible during his divorce.
That turns out to be an understatement, as the place is a mess.
Sumit's "underdeveloped" apartment isn't just underfurnished or something -- there are things that need to be fixed, and he lacks the budget.
On the plus side, he had arranged for a sweet if surprising housewarming ceremony for Jenny's arrival.
The ceremony is sweet, and a cow -- a symbol of wealth -- is walked through the home.
But the "wealth" is still symbolic, which Sumit makes clear.
He "jokes" about how they are now in an area with a higher crime rate. We have a feeling that we will hear more about this financial strain.
Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio's story continues.
We previously saw Armando have a difficult discussion with his sister about his sexuality.
Now, he has to have that talk with his parents, who have not been accepting in the past.
This time, Armando explains how much he has suffered while trying to live a lie. Also, being filmed for reality TV has to help.
His parents cry and embrace him.
"It's a beautiful feeling to hear [from my mom] that she loves me, that I'm her boy," Armando tells the camera. "That's what I needed in my life."
"As parents, the pride we have as Mexicans, is what hasn't let us see beyond reality that he's gay," his father explains.
Mexico legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, four years before the US did, but years after some states in the US did.
But still, just as in many countries, there are bigoted cultural undercurrents that can prevent people from living their lives.
"I feel I found happiness with Kenneth and that's where I want to be," Armando expresses.
He adds: "I hope that...you'll accept me with him."
Kenneth's father admits that he will take time to consider whether he will visit them once they move in together.
That's not great, but it's an improvement over the past, when Armando was forced back into the closet.
Meanwhile, Kenneth has yet to travel there. It's good that Armando is getting these important conversations out of the way.
A lot of fans are rooting for Kenneth and Armando.
Moving on to Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee, another familiar couple from Season 1.
Deavan, her mother Elicia, and children Drascilla and Taeyang are at the airport.
Jihoon has not been making very adult choices or meeting Deavan's expectations for what a parent and partner should be able to do.
Jihoon meets up with friends ahead of Deavan's visit, admitting to them that he "doesn't really have a real job."
(Note, some have said that TLC is playing word games with translations, and that he's saying that his job is part-time rather than salaried)
He has told Deavan that he has a job in tile, but he has just been doing deliveries -- not enough to make ends meet.
"I lied to Deavan," Jihoon explains on camera.
He says that he lied "because if I have no money, Deavan's not coming to Korea."
Yes, because it would be irresponsible to uproot your entire life without knowing if you can feed or shelter your children.
Deavan does not seem to know about his deception yet, but Jihoon's friends are already pissed.
"He's making a fool out of Korean men," Jihoon's friend tells the camera.
To be fair, people from just about every country -- including the United States -- have made their home countries look bad. That's reality TV for you.
On to Brittany Banks and Yazan Abo Horira, whose cultural differences are rearing their respective heads.
Yazan speaks to his father to discuss how soon Brittany will arrive.
His father has concerns, and Yazan is happy to put him at ease ... by lying.
His dad's main concern is whether Brittany will convert to Islam, which she has said that she will not do. She is not religious.
Yazan assures his dad that Brittany will wear a hijab, which Brittany has also said that she does not plan on doing.
(Notably, not all Muslim women wear hijabs, and there are many types of coverings, but Brittany has no plans to convert)
Yazan and Brittany very sweetly embrace when they meet at the airport. He has even brought her a bouquet.
But Brittany shows the 90 Day Fiance production crew that she has brought with her a bottle of alcohol.
Yazan sees it and flips out, yelling "F--k you, f--k the Brittany. I am so stupid," as he climbs into his car. Yikes.
He has told Brittany that she cannot drink in Jordan ... which is not strictly true.
It's not illegal, some restaurants serve alcohol, and there are even bars in major cities.
But alcohol is not permitted in Islam, which means that Brittany drinking flies in the face of the lies that Yazan has told his father ... and himself.
"I've never seen him act like that and it was scary to me," Brittany admits. "I'm not proud of his behavior at all. I'm actually very disappointed."
"This is exactly what my parents warned me about," Yazan complains in the mean time.
He accuses: "Brittany either doesn't understand or doesn't care about the traditions or the country I live in."
"Of course I respect his culture and his choices but at the same time I am not Muslim," Brittany explains.
For example, she is not asking that he drink, just that he respect her choice.
"It reminded me of the way my ex behaves," she admits, "and so if he's going to behave like my ex then I don't want anything to do with him."
Ariela is packing up for her permanent move to Ethiopia.
(Though we should note that 90 Day Fiance blogger John Yates has said that this storyline doesn't seem to be as genuine as some others)
Her mom is making sure that she packs medical supplies for eventually giving birth, including an epidural kit.
Ariela notes that this is a bittersweet move, admitting that she feels sad to say goodbye.
"The sadness comes with happiness too," her mom tells her.
"Hopefully when we get to the end of this journey," she says to Ariela, "there will be happiness on the other side."
Mama June Shannon was finally forced to see the truth on Friday night, June 12.
And, we observers have easily seen over the past several months, the truth about this long-time reality star is quite ugly and unfortunate.
The latest installment of Mama June: Family Crisis picked up right where the June 5 one concluded, showing what happened when Pumpkin and her mom met for the first time in many weeks.
At the outset of the episode, June insisted she was three months sober, and later said both she and boyfriend Geno Doak were "clean," despite reports to the contrary.
Confident in her status, June agreed to take a drug test.
But the results didn't turn out in her favor.
Yes, June confessed ahead of time, she takes Fioricet, a prescription pain medicine used to treat the symptoms of tension headache.
And also Xanax, a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
But then the urine test came back positive for cocaine -- which is the controlled substance for which Shannon was arrested back in March of 2019 -- and Mama June simply lost it.
“No, I promise you I’m not,” she said of being on this hard drug, adding in tears:
“I will take a blood test, I will take five of those. I want to take a blood test to prove that I am not."
Dr. Ish tried to calm Shannon down, telling her that sometimes ingesting too much cough medicine can lead to a positive cocaine test.
He sent the blood tests to a lab... and they later determined that this was actually the case. Surprising, right?
“I really thought I was going to be mad if mama’s drug test come back positive,” her daughter, Lauryn, said in response to the ordeal.
“But mama's reaction is showing me that she is basically crying for help."
After nearly a year of ignoring her family and begging for money and focusing entirely on her relationship with Doak, June has sounded more open of late to reconnecting with her kids.
If they're up for it, that is.
On this episode, Shannon agreed to follow Pumpkin's list of things she had to do to stay in contact with her family.
First, she would have to get a phone.
Second, she would have to also take a drug test every week to prove she's clean and sober.
Third, Pumpkin wanted her mom to go to an in-patient rehab facility... and Shannon agreed to everything except for going this rule.
Instead, she agreed to do an out-patient rehab program to keep her "freedom" intact, a compromise to which child and parent agreed, as Lauryn even drove her mother to her first treatment on air.
June repeatedly alleged on this same episode Doak was "clean" as well, but Pumpkin had to explain that if Doak is drinking beer, he is NOT sober.
At the end, she told producers the full story has not been revealed yet, continuing to tease this tragic family situation for storyline purposes.
Mama June: Family Crisis airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is returning for Season 5, and TLC has released a sneak peek to get fans excited.
In this case, to get fans excited to once again hate one of the most reviled men in the franchise: Andrei Castravet.
In a sneak peek released in advance of the upcoming Season 5 premiere, Andrei Castravet is at a family gathering.
As always when he is among the family Potthast, he is causing trouble, even with his baby daughter in his arms.
This time, he started off by being late, and it looks like he's only making things worse from there.
"Do you want a plate?" Elizabeth "Libby" Potthast asks her husband, to which he replies "Yes, please."
Andrei being Andrei, he then immediately challenges his in-laws.
"The only one that offered me a plate today is my wife," he gripes.
To hear Andrei tell it, you'd think that the family Potthast had conspired to starve him before their very eyes.
Jen Davis, one of Elizabeth's sisters who is known for butting heads with Andrei when he needs it, pipes up.
"Maybe if you had been on time," she suggests, "you would have been offered a plate."
"Oh," Andrei says as others laugh. "The women are ganging up on the men over here."
Sure? But also no, Jen just made a good point about being a polite guest. Show up on time.
Clearly some time passes, as Chuck Potthast has clearly teleported from the kitchen to the living room where he is watching all of this from afar.
But Jen speaks up, suggesting that Andrei just try to make his wife happy, like a loving husband might.
"Haven't you ever heard the saying, 'Happy wife, happy life?'" she asks.
It's a legitimate question, as he is from Moldova. But Andrei's answer is something else.
"No," Andrei says, before speaking a quote of his own.
"When the man is happy, everybody is happy," Andrei insists.
Happy wife, happy life has always seemed like an innocuous saying, as a happy spouse will make your marriage go smoothly.
Andrei's turn of phrase ... something about it seems both authoritarian and vaguely threatening, you know?
But Andrei insists that his saying is more accurate, declaring: "That's how reality works."
In his case, we suppose that this is true.
When he's happy, he won't whine and complain about everything and make life pointlessly difficult for his wife and her family.
That said ... have we ever actually seen Andrei happy?
Everyone is stunned by Andrei's ridiculous assertion.
Jen asks for clarification, if the nonsense that Andrei spouted is a common saying "in Moldova."
But Andrei doesn't quite say that.
Instead, he insists that this is simply true "everywhere."
Elizabeth's other sister, Rebekah "Becky" Lichtwerch, counters.
Wearing a party hat and in the middle of enjoying something yummy, she calls Andrei on his BS.
"No," she asserts to Andrei, "that's what you say."
Contrary to what he may believe, saying something does not make it a saying. It also does not make it true.
"In this kind of situation, when Libby's family is around," Andrei then complains to the cameras.
He states: "We always have drama over here."
Andrei says that there is drama "because they're always going to find some mud in the puddle to throw at each other."
"That's what it is, Lib," Andrei declares.
"Yeah," Elizabeth fires back, "when you enter the room."
If you couldn't see the outlines of his arm muscles through his long-sleeved shirt, you might wonder why Elizabeth stays with him.
Actually, we can see his silhouette just fine, and we're still wondering. Fans have been speculating about them for years.
Season 5 premieres on Sunday, June 14. Let's find out if Andrei is behaving himself ... or at the very least, if he finally has a job.
This past Tuesday night, MTV aired the final episode of Teen Mom OG Season 8.
And now we must ask ourselves the following question:
Did MTV also air the final episode of Teen Mom OG... period?
As well documented by our friends at The Ashley Reality Roundup, Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Mackenzie McKee, Cheyenne Floyd and Catelynn Lowell simply aren't very popular anymore.
This is not a mere opinion, either.
The aforementioned June 2 season finale garnered only 692,000 total viewers, making it the second least watched episode of the season.
The LEAST watched episode? That one aired seven days earlier on May 26.
How do these figures compared to other installments from Season 8? Well...
The March 17 premiere brought in 859,000 viewers, close to being on par with previous premieres.
However, that figure fell considerably as the season continued airing.
Overall, a scant three episodes from Season 8B earned the series over 800,000 viewers -- and the number of viewers more or less dropped each and every week, meaning fans simply weren't captivated enough to keep tuning in.
Want more empirical evidence of the trouble this franchise could be in?
One year ago, the first half of Season 8 debuted... to 990,000 viewers.
Way back in the day, for the Season 5 premiere in 2015, the show brought in over 1.5 million viewers.
These numbers speak for themselves. For the most part, that is.
Any program that has been on the air for this long will diminish in popularity as time goes on.
However, it's clear that executives know something is very much wrong with Teen Mom OG in particular, considering how they tried to mix things up last year by hiring Bristol Palin.
And we all know how that ended, don't we?
Palin lasted for one season, slammed the series as fake and phony on her way out and only earned the show condemnation, not praise or an increase in ratings.
Teen Mom OG has also come under fire for continuing to employ Amber Portwood after her arrest last July for domestic violence.
The fallout from the incident has led to some interesting storylines, but also to a fair amount oof negative press. Especially when you consider the extreme focus on Amber's legal problems this past season.
Cheyenne Floyd hasn't really caught on with viewers...
... Catelynn Lowell is in a steady and happy marriage, which doesn't make for very much drama...
.... Maci Bookout's storyliine centers almost entirely on her ex... a
... and Mackenzie McKee seems to be making up crap about her relationship just to remain relevant.
In other words?
Viewers may understandably be sick of these women and/or there are no stories left to tell about them.
That said, the show doesn't cost much to produce.
And these Teen Mom OG cast members still generate plenty of social media buzz, which does mean a lot for shows these days.
Will it get renewed for Season 9?
We really don't know, but one thing seems certain now: Farrah Abraham was right.
Love her or hate her, you at least loved to hate her -- and watch her.
The ratings for Teen Mom OG simply haven't been the same since she was fired.
We have previously reported on spoilers from this season's 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days Tell All special.
But we could only work to fill in the gaps between what we had seen and the end of the season.
Sunday night, the season finale aired.
Who got married? Who got engaged?
Who got DUMPED?
Take a look below and see where all of the Season 4 couples stand:
1. Yolanda Ballard and "Williams" are DONE
2. That's because he was a catfish
3. But "Williams" was the real deal ... in terms of being fake
4. Soon, we'll know more
5. Big Ed Brown and Rosemarie Vega are DONE
6. He is brokenhearted
Little People, Big World...
... murky future.
With this beloved TLC series having wrapped up yet another season just a couple weeks ago, fans around the country are now constantly refreshing their Internet browsers and asking the following question:
Will the show be renewed for 2021?
Before answering this question, or at least attempting too, we must begin with a caveat:
It's nearly impossible to predict anything about the future of television amid this novel coronovirus pandemic.
Every production in Hollywood has been shut down in understandable response to this outbreak and there's simply no way of knowing when filming on programs will resume.
And this is just for shows that have already been picked up, of course.
TLC has not yet made this announcement when it comes to Little People, Big World.
Which, to be clear, is perfectly normal for this series.
It almost always films through the end of the summer right until pumpkin season, which takes place in October and which gives the network plenty of time before it needs to make a decision about the program's future.
But who wants too wait? Let's speculate, shall we?!?
WHY MIGHT THE SHOW COME BACK?
One major reason, to be blunt? Because it's cheap.
This is why reality shows are so appealing across the dial: networks barely need to worry about a travel budget for a series that films on just a few locales; and the salaries for these "actors" almost always pale in comparison to the salaries of actors without the quotation marks.
Also, no writing room, no need to hire an expensive director, etc.
Little People, Big World also stands a decent shot at renewal because there are a few obvious storylines to follow on an upcoming season.
Tori and Zach Roloff welcomed a baby toward the end of November, meaning they are now adjusting to life with a pair of young kids at home.
Amy Roloff, for part, is engaged to Chris Marek and planning a 2021 wedding that would provide the show with plenty of fodder.
As for the ratings? It's difficult to find this sort of information, but Little People, Big World was the 29th ranked series among 18-49-year olds for the week of May 18, 2020.
It remains popular, that's for sure, especially when you consider the cast members' social media presence.
WHY MIGHT THE SHOW NOT COME BACK?
Because of Matt Roloff, basically?
The father of four has hinted on multiple occasions that he may be ready to sell the farm and move to Arizona full-time.
He also talked more openly this year than ever before about how Little People, Big World is edited and scripted, a rather huge admission that he may have been hesitant to make it he planned on a return.
He wouldn't have wanted to anger the producers, you know?
It's also worth noting that even if Little People, Big World itself is canceled, there's actually been talk of a spinoff.
Matt could essentially retire to Arizona and cameras could then follow only Amy and Chris around as they make wedding plans -- such a concept has been the basis for quite a few reality shows over the years.
Or how about this wild idea:
Audrey and Jeremy Roloff buy the family farm off their dad and become the subject of their very own series?!?
At this point, for reasons that center around the real world (Covid-19) and the entertainment world (it's simply too early in the schedule), there's no way of knowing the future.
But if you want our education opinion, we'd say that Little People, Big World returns in the spring of 2021.
That's only a guess, mind you.
Thankfully, however, the Roloffs will provide fans with plenty of social media content and photos in the months to come, making the enormous wait just a tad bit easier.
We're inching ever closer to it, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation viewers.
As you very likely know by now, Angelina had a total meltdown at her wedding reception in November because her co-stars/bridesmaids delivered an X-rated, insult-filled toast.
On Thursday night's episode of this beloved MTV franchise, fans got to witness the speech's evolution.
Although the wedding episode won't air for at least two more weeks, this latest installment depicted Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Deena Nicole Cortese meeting ahead of the rehearsal dinner to write out their message for the party.
Aware that Angelina's sister, the maid of honor, would give a very nice and sweet speech, the trio chose to take theirs in a different sort of direction.
"All the memories I have of her are raunchy," said Jenni.
"I feel like we should do the raunchy stuff," added Snooki.
For a moment, at least, Jenni seemed aware that that roasting the f-ck out of the bride wasn't exactly par for the reception course.
"There are normally schticky things you put in a speech at a wedding. And then there's off the table, you cannot talk about," she said, prior to adding:
"And I feel like our whole relationship with Angelina is off the table and what you shouldn't talk about."
Snooki, for her part, barely felt any guilt, saying nothing was off-limits and believing Angelina had a "good sense of humor" without taking "herself seriously."
The speech writing proceeded to commence, with at least one brainstorm session resulting in the following passage:
You're like a thorn in my thigh. You are the fly to my sh-t. The cockroach to our shore house. You are the trash to our bag.
You're the spray to our vagina.
You are the dump to my island.
Weird. We wonder why Angelina took exception to this on her wedding day.
Under the impression that the speech would make Angelina "crack up," Snooki said the women are "always roasting each other and being sarcastic, so...
"She's gonna love this."
(SPOILER ALERT: Nope. Snooki was mistaken. Friendships have basically been ruined over it. )
In a confessional, Jenni defended these mean words, telling the camera it would be BS to go with your basic, complimentary, romance-themed speech.
"Angelina is so over the top in life we decided that if we went up there with rainbows and unicorns, it wouldn't be authentic to Angelina," she explained.
"A raunchy person needs a raunchy speech. And I feel like she's gonna get it and she's gonna laugh and f--king love it."
Oh, and Jenni also believed she was cursed by Angelina's grandma.
So that also happened on the episode.
At the rehearsal itself, Grandma Angelina -- who sells herself as a "psychic" -- told Jenni that there were a lot of "phonies' in the room, hinting that she included Jwoww among them.
"You don't see that with me, do you?" Jenni asked, to which the woman replied: 'I see a lot of this sh-t," making a gesture that viewers couldn't see.
'I'm powerful," this woman later told a crowd, calling herself the "white witch of God" and saying: "You gotta watch it."
Hey, we're just repeating what she said, okay? You may judge and/or try to decipher for yourself.
Perhaps sending the major fallout to come from her speech, Jenni did seem concerned about her conversation with the alleged witch.
"Great, grandma hexed me," Jenni said on air. "And now this wedding is turning into a living horror movie."
At least JWoww got that part right.
As we'll soon see on a future episode, however, Jenni may only have herself to blame for what happened at Angelina's wedding.
Last week, Varya Malina tried to un-dodge a bullet by flying to Tennessee to surprise Geoffrey Paschel. That is when she met Mary Wallace.
On this week's 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, Varya and Mary went head to head over a man who deserves neither of them.
Geoffrey had proposed to Varya while in Russia, but she turned him down.
This was a relief to viewers who have read the police reports from the list of Geoffrey's exes accusing him of unspeakable violence.
Varya, however, wanted to continue dating. It was Geoffrey who ended things, flying back to Knoxville.
There, he and his friend Mary began a relationship just weeks after his proposal to Varya.
Varya had hoped that her arrival on Geoffey's doorstep would be a romantic surprise.
Instead, she found another woman at his house. Mary asked her"Who are you?”
Varya retorted. “Who am I?" It was an intense situation.
"I did not know she was coming," Geoffrey assured Mary. "I had no idea."
"It’s been weeks since getting back from Russia," Geoffrey explained for context in the confessional.
"And," he added, "I haven’t talked to Varya the whole time."
She, in the mean time, had apparently been sending him texts ... but Geoffrey had not responded.
One can only imagine what producers said or arranged to make sure that all parties involved were surprised.
Geoffrey declared that he was not “ready” to see Varya again.
Apparently, he was still nursing his ego after Varya turned down his proposal.
“I feel really really bad," Geoffrey claimed.
We don't know for sure that Geoffrey is actually capable of empathizing with women, but he sure knew the right things to say.
"This whole situation is not fair to Mary because this is not her fault,” Geoffrey pointed out.
Correct. He was the one who moved on right away. And Varya was the one who showed up unannounced.
“I’m sure Mary has a lot of choice words that she could say," he said, "because I had told her Varya’s done, we’re over with."
"And now, Varya’s at my door," Geoffrey acknowledged.
Mary admitted that she was “literally shaking” because of the surprise and complexity of the situation.
She told viewers that she didn't “really understand what’s going on right now.”
“It’s embarrassing, I feel like a fool,” she admitted through tears to the camera.
Mary added: “I feel extremely foolish and I don’t like feeling this way. It’s not fair."
Varya was upset too, and called Mary a "bitch" as Mary left with her things.
Mary turned back towards the house, which led to further hostility from Varya.
"Did you leave your panties here?" Varya taunted.
People do not act on their best behavior when under stress. Who knew?
Geoffrey then humble-bragged about the "two women" in his life, each eager for attention from him.
“Varya came all the way from Russia to try to reenergize our relationship where it’s fell out," he said.
Geoffrey added: "I mean our relationship has completely fallen off."
"And then you have Mary," he noted, "that’s completely innocent in this."
"I can’t believe this girl is here. She doesn’t want to let him go,” Varya lamented to the camera.
“That irritates me," she admitted.
"She wants a war?" Varya asked. "She will get the war."
War or not, let's hope that both women remain safer than Geoffrey's last ex-girlfriend.
Hana Kimura, a professional wrestler and the star of the Netflix reality show Terrace House, passed away very suddenly on Saturday, May 23, Stardom Wrestling has confirmed.
She was 22 years old.
“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” the wrestling company tweeted on Saturday, adding:
“Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends. We appreciate your support during this difficult time.”
A statement on the wrestling company’s website also read as follows:
“Our company player Hana Kimura passed away today on May 23. We apologize for the sudden concern and sorrow for our fans and all concerned.
"Regarding the details, there are some parts that we have not yet grasped, so we will continue to cooperate with the investigation between the parties concerned.”
A cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Fans, however, grew concerned about Kimura after the athlete — who appeared on season 5 of the aforementioned Japanese reality series — shared cryptic messages via Twitter before her death.
“I love you, have a long, happy life. I’m sorry,” Kimura wrote alongside her final Instagram post, which was hared on Friday, May 22.
According to the Washington Post, Kimura had also recently posted numerous troubling tweets, al which have since been taken down.
“Nearly 100 frank opinions every day," she also wrote this week.
"I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak, I’m sorry.
"I don’t want to be a human anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved.
"Thank you everyone, I love you. Bye."
Kimura’s death was mourned by many in the professional wrestling community.
“I don’t even know what to say or feel. Numb. I can’t express it. RIP Hana Kimura,” wrote U.K. wrestler Jamie Hayer, who has been competing in Japan since 2018.
“Such a wonderful human being. The gaijin helper. All the potential. A beautiful soul. Kind.
"I just can’t even put in to f—ing words how upsetting this is. I hope you found peace.”
Kimura was the daughter of former pro wrestler Kyoko Kimura; she made her own professional wrestling debut in 2016 for Wrestle-1.
Later that year, she won her first title at the JWP Junior Championship.
The Japan native left Wrestle-1 in 2019 and began wrestling at Stardom as part of the Tokyo Cyber Squad.
Kimurajoined the cast of Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 in September 2019.
The Netflix reality program follows a group of men and women as they live together in a house and face the struggles of everyday life.
May Hana Kimura rest in peace.
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
But the season isn't over yet. In this sneak peek, Lisa catches Usman confessing his love to another woman.
"Yes," Usman confirms at the beginning of this clip as he sits beside Baby Girl Lisa in front of the camera.
"You see that I wrote to her, 'I love you,'" he acknowledges.
That is a fine thing to say to friends or to family.
But when a celebrity is telling this to one of his groupies online, his fiancee might be understandably a little unhappy.
"But that does not mean that 'I love you,'" Usman insists.
"Because," he reasons, "if all of the 'I love you' that is coming to me [means that] they are my girlfriends."
Usman continues: "Then I think I have about 100."
Baby Girl Lisa was visibly displeased to hear that.
Sometimes, Usman seems to pick the exact wrong thing to say.
Now, BGL is definitely wrong about a lot of things, whether she is raging at people or hurling slurs.
But in this case, you can see that Usman's flirtatious behavior really aggravated her insecurities.
In a separate conversation, she confronts him about the way that his actions made her feel.
"You know, you may as well have just stuck a knife in my heart when I found that on your phone," Lisa tells him.
"Really," she continues," you have no idea how much you hurt me."
It is a rare moment of visible vulnerability for Lisa, who often expresses anger or simply departs from conflict.
"I'm hurt," she expresses.
"I'm pissed off," Lisa emphasizes.
"And," she adds, "I have every right to be."
Lisa explains: "That would be like you looking at my phone and you see that I'm telling some dude that I love them."
"Not cool," Baby Girl Lisa declares.
"I've been cheated on before," she admits.
"And," BGL continues, "there's always that fear on my mind."
"Are you going to cheat on me like the others?" she asks.
"Be patient," Usman asks her as she appears to break down and cry.
"I'm not telling you that you should be patient, that I will be doing wrong to you all of the time," he clarifies. "No."
Usman asks her to "be patient with the way things are being done here in Nigeria."
Sometimes, cultural differences can make a world of difference ... but at other times, they can be used as excuses to obfuscate the truth.
"Despite all of the bulls--t drama between Usman and [me]," Lisa then tells the camera.
She confesses: "I do love Usman more than life."
"And," Lisa adds, "I believe him when he says this woman is nothing to him."
"But," she continues, "I don't think Usman's had a woman ever put him in his place."
"And I am that woman," Baby Girl Lisa announces.
She says that she is the woman "who has jumped up and said 'hey, you're not gonna mistreat me.'"
If we knew so much less about Lisa's choice of language, both online and when speaking to her husband, we might agree.
Instead, this sounds like despicable hypocrisy. That is truly unfortunate.
Late last year, we reported that Southern Charm had put the next season on hold to conduct a talent search.
Tragically, that talent search will have major -- and majorly stylish -- shoes to fill.
On Tuesday night, in an Instagram comments section of all places, Cameran Eubanks casually dropped some devastating news.
In light of delayed filming and of course the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to devastate the globe, a fan asked a simple question.
When would Cameran and her Southern Charm cohorts be returning to everyone's screens.
Cameran revealed some stunning information in her reply: "I will not be returning."
We here at THG are not the only ones who are absolutely devastated by this news.
"Please tell us that’s a joke!" one follower begged in response.
"You’re the voice of reason, the glue that holds them together," appraised another. "This can’t be true!"
"Can 2020 get any worse?” lamented another fan. “That show won’t be the same without you."
Look, we're all going to miss Cameran, but please do not jinx 2020.
This year is sentient. It can hear you. And it will rise to any challenge that you throw at it.
This news about Cameran ditching the show comes as quite a shock.
Last year, Bravocon was a smash success.
At it, Cameran spoke about her husband, Dr. Jason Wimberly, guest starring on Season 7.
"Season 7 is going to be a very high opening season," she teased.
Cameran told audiences that it would be significant "in terms of, you will see that some people have made some big strides in growth."
"And some," Cameran lamented in her Bravocon teaser, "have stayed the same, sadly."
“Jason’s shy and private," she said of her husband, "so I think that was kind of a little intro [to appearing on the show.]"
"I think you might see him again," Cameran expressed, "now that he’s more comfortable."
That was an exciting prospect ... but we may never get to see it happen.
Obviously, it is crushing to think that one of the stars of one of the best gifs that I have ever made will be leaving the show.
The way that Cameran spoke about early in the season leads us to believe that they had already filmed.
Does this mean that they started filming late last year, then ditched the footage to start all over?
If so ... was Season 7 going to be boring AF? If not, what happened?
The other really obvious question is what happened between Bravocon and now to make Cameran's status change.
Did she quit? A lot of us are interpreting her comment as a statement about quitting the series, but that's not actually what she said.
She said "I will not be returning," a matter-of-fact statement that does not confirm or deny that it was her choice.
It's hard to imagine Cameran getting fired .... but if she suddenly found herself without a storyline, that could happen.
Season 7 is happening. That said, Cameran is a real estate agent and a mother.
We have to consider that something -- from the new filming schedule to real life demands -- prompted Cameran to quit.
Additionally, South Carolina dropped its stay-at-home order last week which means that filming could resume, but ... yikes.
Cameran has been very sensibly concerned about safety, trying to get people to see it as an apolitical topic.
Did Bravo come up with a new film schedule that made her feel unsafe? Is she just sick of the drama?
We are desperately curious for answers and, frankly, still feeling a little in denial about this crushing news.
What will the show be like without Cameran Eubanks?
Abby Lee Miller has, once again, said goodbye to Dance Moms.
The veteran choreographer, whose journey with this Lifetime reality series has been, well, quite a journey, made the announcement yesterday via Instagram.
"Nine years ago, we were in AZ filming Dance Moms," wrote Miller as a caption to the following photo, prior to make a very strange, pointed and bitter comment by adding:
"Satan stuck a pen in my hand insisting that I sign a contract! I was at the competition, literally in front of the stage, rehearsing a routine."
Miller didn't specify the identity here of Satan -- but she's taken many issues over the years with Dance Moms producers.
In her message, the polarizing television personality went on to give readers a history lesson as it relates to her landing the role that made her famous.
"I was at the competition, literally in front of the stage, rehearsing a routine," she wrote.
"I was kinda busy! But the show must go on, right? I did my 8 seasons, 2 spin offs and now a new self contained competition show in the midst of our global pandemic."
Thank you Lifetime for an incredible run and all I have learned.
But I have decided to move on and not extend my agreement. The next few weeks will be about exploring new projects at a new home. It’s an exciting time and more announcements to come!
Miller shot to fame as the leead of Dance Moms, which debuted on Lifetime in 2011.
The often-controversial series followed Miller as she taught classes of young ballet dancers between the ages of 6 and 14.
For Season 7, Lifetime brought in Cheryl Burke and Laurianne Gibson as hosts after Miller quit in disgust with how she was being treated.
In a surprise move, Miller then came back for Season 8, which aided between June and September 2019.
In 2015, meanwhile, Miller was indicted on fraud for allegedly creating a secret bank account to hide revenue from her classes, television deals and merchandising.
A year later, she reached a plea deal with the IRS and was sentenced to a year and a day in jail.
While behind bars, Miller was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a type of non-Hogdkin's lymphoma, which nearly took her life.
Miller was released from custody early in May 2018 and proceeded to keep social media followers apprised of her health status.
Now cancer-free, Miller is confined to a wheelchair and may never walk freely on her own again.
When we last heard from the star, she admitted that she came VERY close to death as a result of her cancer diagnosis and subsequent procedure.
On the personal front, therefore, Miller may still have a long way to go before she's back at full strength.
On the professional front, it's unclear what lies ahead for Abby Lee. But we're curious to find out!
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way was a huge hit in 2019, introducing viewers to new stars, new drama, and new favorites.
Now, TLC has announced the show's return for Season 2 -- something that we all knew was in the works.
In this first teaser trailer, they're introducing us to new couples while showing not one, but two returning pairs.
Ready to see Jenny and Sumit again? Ready to see Deavan and Jihoon again? We here at THG cannot wait.
Season 2 premieres on June 1, 2020.
Below, you can meet each of the couples, new and returning, and watch the first teaser trailer for Season 2.
1. Ariela and Biniyam
2. How they met ...
3. She's a little nervous
4. See ...
5. Brittany and Yazan
6. They are all about each other
We were warned, weren't we?
Heading into this new season of Little People, Big World, cast members teased all the changes to come - from babies to engagements to new living arrangements.
And yet: It seemed like all the changes hit at once on Tuesday's brand new episode.
The theme of this installment was most definitely the conclusion of various relationships and/or situations, although not necessarily in the negative sense.
In one case, for example, it was in a positive, albeit reflective, sense.
We're referring here to Tori and Zach Roloff explaining to son Jackson that a sibling is on the way.
“Are we ready for this baby number two?” Zach asked while sitting around a campfire.
“Ready or not,” replied wife Tori.
After going over what the immediate family still must do to prepare the baby’s room (“everything,” Tori confessed), the beloved coupled turned their attention to Jackson, wondering how he’ll deal with his young sibling when she arrives.
“Everyone I’ve talked to that has a two-year-old and an infant, they’re loving it,” Tori told Zach, adding that the older child tends to “want to help.”
For sure, Zach agreed, while emphasizing that he may need to spend some extra quality time with his firstborn for awhile.
“I feel like him and me are going to go on a lot of adventures when this happens,” Zach said.
“I think it’s definitely going to be an adjustment once Lilah is here for Jackson,” added Tori. “The attention is not all on him, it’s not all about him anymore. He’s got to share Mom and Dad.”
It's true. And it's something millions of families have been through.
At least Tori and Zach have been through this before, right? At least they have the experience of welcoming a baby, right?
Yes, but that's "good and bad,” said Tori, who reacted last episode to daughter Lilah being diagnosed as a dwarf.
“It’s bad for me because I’m like, stressed out about the C-section again, but it’s also good, because I don’t feel like I have to take 17 bags into the hospital room with us.”
Elsewhere, two more significant changes on Tuesday's episode focused on Matt Roloff and the family farm.
With Amy agreeing to sell her parcel of this land and move away, Matt took it upon himself to tear one thing down (a treehouse) and build another one up (a wall).
“It’s a sad day for me,” the father of four said about ridding his property of the aforementioned treehouse, adding:
“The day is finally here. It’s finally time to tear down that treehouse.”
Matt's sons, who played on the structure for years as kids, were on hand for the end of this enjoyable era.
“Emotionally, this is exciting for me.” Zachary said... although Jeremy took a different approach, saying there's “sense of reminiscing that’s always sad."
“There will never be another treehouse like this, that’s for sure," Matt told the boys, elaborating on how “there’s a little bit of sadness because it brings back memories.
"But, you know, it’s dangerous so it’s gotta happen and it’s gotta happen now.”
Matt revealed that he had no choice but to take this step because he was scared someone was going to fall and break their arm while climbing the rickety old treehouse.
As for the other step he took? The building of an actual wall on the farm?
"It's very symbolic. It's more than a fence, it's a symbol ... the farm's changed," Matt told his ex-wife in an attempt to explain his decision behind the project.
He and Amy got divorced way back in 2015, of course, but Amy was in the process of moving off the land when this season was filmed, marking, yes, a gigantic change.
"The fence is really something that indicates the times that are going on with the farm - divorce, I'm moving off, Matt's on the other side," Amy said on air, adding:
"So it's an indication that, yes, we always thought of it as one big property, but this is really two separate properties."
Amy and Matt, who mostly get along very well for ex-spouses, have been fighting a lot more on Little People, Big World.
It happened again over whether the road between the properties should officially called a flag lot or a neck.
"I think not being in that kind of relationship with Matt, I'm learning how to find my voice again," Amy said, reflecting on the exchange and concluding:
"That was just a moment of exerting my thoughts and opinions instead of letting it go, instead of saying, 'Yeah whatever. Yep you're right.''
Little People, Big World airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on TLC.
What changes will befall the Roloffs next week?!?
Like everything else on television -- and everything else not on television, really -- The Bachelorette has been greatly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
A new season of the beloved ABC series was scheduled to debut on May 18, but there's no chance of that happening at this point.
Not when production has been brought to a halt due to the aforementioned pandemic.
According to a new Variety report, however, producers are considering a number of options for bringing the show back earlier than expected.
For starters, the network could rent out a private resort for several weeks, during which newly-announced star Clare Crawley and her potential husbands could play out their dating competition in similar fashion to normal...
... just without the usual traveling to exotic locations and likely with less hugging.
And definitely no hand-shaking.
Could The Bachelorette actually air a season with basically no physical contact?
Would any suitors drop out if there was no chance to get into a Fantasy Suite with the gorgeous lead?
There's already been talk of ABC replacing a bunch of previously-selected contestants because Crawley is 39 years old and the men chosen for her this spring are simply far too young.
Crawley, of course, was considered a surprise choice to anchor the upcoming season -- whenever it airs.
She finished second years ago on Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor and also appeared on multiple editions of Bachelor in Paradise.
The Bachelorette was about to head into production right when Covid-19 hit Hollywood and beyond.
And although the cast of contestants has been announced, sources told Variety filming on the new season had not begun yet, and that changes could still be made.
No matter what Chris Harrison and company decide, though, there's almost no chance Season 16 gets underway until the fall.
"First and foremost, when we get back, we have to safely figure out how can we produce The Bachelorette," Harrison recently told Glamour, adding:
"When can we start shooting? It’s not like there’s going to be a day, say May 1, if the governor and president decides that we can all [resume work], and then boom, we have a television show.
"That’s not how it works. That just means we can go to work and start producing a television show."
Overall, Bachelor Nation will need to make do without their favorite scripted shows for awhile.
Added Harrison in this same interview:
“Months are going to go by before we can get something on the air, so we’re trying to look at two things: One, how can we immediately service everybody and create content?
"And two, how quickly can we go back to The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, The Bachelor and fit it all in?
"Unless it’s safe and unless we can do it right, there’s no chance we’re doing it at all.”
While Khloe is considering never dating again, her mom is all about her own love life ... possibly to excess.
Much to the public embarrassment of her daughters, Kris Jenner cannot stop thinking and talking about sex.
You know when you were in high school and a friend kept trying to draw attention to their hickey so that you'd ask about it?
Well, that is exactly Kris Jenner's energy in this Keeping Up With The Kardashians sneak peek clip.
"Do I have lipstick all over my face?” she asks Kendall and Khloe as she takes a seat with them at the table.
“We were just having a little make out session in the car,” Kris casually informs her tallest daughters.
Kris also had to ask if her top was on right, and then briefly tested the water, asking: “Is that too much?"
"It's just one of those days," she says mysteriously.
In other words, she's a very horny momager.
Khloe asks why Corey is not joining them, but it sounds like he is a little worn out.
"Corey had to go home and sleep," Kris brags, "because we were up all night."
She adds: “You know how that goes."
"I love our dynamic with our mom and I would not change it for the world," Khloe affirms to the confessional camera.
"But does my mom over share?" she asks rhetorically.
"I mean, she’s talking about her lipstick being smeared, her mojo … just some things -- zip it," Khloe expresses.
Their food is then served.
At this point, Kris is brought a tiramisu, a coffee-flavored Italian dessert, on the house.
"I heard it was the dessert of lovers," Kris says to the man bringing it, to everyone's discomfort.
Honestly? Kendall's bulging eyes are deeply relatable at this point.
Most of us have given our moms this look -- to no avail -- at least once.
Both daughters are then forced to sit and watch Kris take bites of the dessert and then moan.
Clearly enjoying tormenting Khloe and Kendall, Kris then says: "I could rub this all over my body."
"Ew," Khloe very understandably remarks.
Like the rest of us, she asks: "Why would you want to?"
Instead of answering, Kris just nods suggestively and says "trust me."
In the confessional, she explains her state of mind. Her horny, horny state of mind.
"Women go through stages in life," Kris points out.
She continues: "and I’m going through one of those stages."
Kris details that she's in a place "where I cannot get enough of my boyfriend."
“And it’s a little unfair that I’m dating and having the time of my life," she laments, "when Khloe’s not."
Back in the restaurant, Kris advises Khloe: "You just got to get it in when you can."
There is then an acknowledgment that Khloe and Kris “couldn’t be more opposite right now" in this regard.
"You should taste this, guys," Kris urges her daughters, instantly ruining it by taunting: "This is like a sex dessert."
Kris then repeats the word "sex" loudly until she accidentally disturbs the restaurant. Oh, Kris.
Khloe's horror is both palpable and relatable, as is her inability to hush her mother before it is too late.
Kris does at least apologize.
Laughing, she confesses: "I cannot stop thinking about sex."
We already covered the emotional premiere of Mama June: Family Crisis, from Alana's tearful despair to Lauryn's long-term concerns.
A new sneak peek glimpse at the next episode shows the search for June unfold, but some fans are calling for the show to end ... for being fake.
It's not that anyone thinks that June Shannon hasn't spent the past year in a dangerous downward spiral of self-destructive behaviors.
Lauryn is clearly sad about it, and probably a little overwhelmed by having to take in her younger sister.
Alana is clearly devastated by the way that her mom abandoned her for Geno.
Doe Doe is really determined to save her sister from Geno and from herself.
No, the issue that fans are bringing up on social media is that elements of the episode looked a little ... not necessarily rehearsed.
There were times when the family seemed downright bored with what they were talking about.
Why? Because they had obviously had all of these conversations multiple times before.
They also know that this conflict is the key to continuing to get money from the show while the titular star, June herself, remains AWOL.
That brings us to this sneak peek clip of the episode that will air on Friday, April 3.
In this video, which have included for you to watch, June's sister Doe Doe deals with her frustrations after her last lead went nowhere.
Remember how the season premiere showed Doe Doe search at a casino where Shannon had been spotted?
That didn't pan out, so Doe Doe sits down with Michael "Big Mike" Mclarty to discuss the next step.
Doe Doe and Big Mike are seated at the table.
Mike, who has a full-on swastika tattoo on his arm, is wearing long sleeves to cover it, because apparently WEtv is fine with that.
The waitress does a very convincing job of acting like she has just now recognized Doe Doe from television.
In real life, of course, we know that she would have noticed cameras, producers, and boom mike operators.
Notably, the waitress' face appears, which means that she must have signed a release to that effect.
Which brings us to the next point -- because after she returns with their drinks, she offers her help.
Doe Doe talks about getting stonewalled at the casino, but the waitress says that she has a friend who works there.
She offers to text the friend while Doe Doe and Big Mike enjoy their meal.
Even if we pretend that we don't know what sort of person Big Mike is, there are real moral issues that viewers are grappling with regarding the show.
Alana is only fourteen years old.
Sure, she can handle an interview or two.
But covering an entire season of her reactions to her mother's downward -- and potentially lethal -- spiral is really pushing the bounds of decency.
Obviously, so did WEtv's decision to employ June in the first place.
Remember, she was fired from TLC and dozens of episodes were buried after she was caught in bed with the man who had molested her daughter, Anna.
Anna had been only 8 years old at the time. The man had gone to prison for it.
And June had then decided to bring this man into her life -- and around Alana.
Watching this clip, there is clearly going to be a lot of entertainment this season, even if a lot of conversations are clearly staged.
Fakery won't get the show canceled -- only ratings, a pullout of advertisers, or a widespread viewer backlash are likely to do that.
But it's a little disturbing to see a family seemingly so numb to strutting out a teen girl to air her trauma.
Doe Doe is an adult, though. If she wants to spice up her search for June with twists and turns, more power to her.
Christine Brown stepped into the spotlight on Sister Wives this week.
... Christine made it especially clear on Sunday night:
She's also rather miserable these days.
“It’s just so hard. This conversation sucks. It just completely sucks," the irritated spouse said in a confessional while talking to daughter Aspyn about the family's living arrangements on the latest episode of this TLC hit.
Does Christine wish she and Kody and company had remained in Las Vegas?
She wouldn't go that far.
“It wasn’t a mistake to move to Flagstaff," Christine continued.
"Even though it’s been a hit, even though it’s not what we wanted, even though it’s been a year and we’re not where we wanted. It wasn’t a mistake. Flagstaff is still where we’re supposed to be.
"It still feels right.”
Despite living in Arizona for so long, the Sister Wives are still unsettled.
As has been well-documented on the new season, Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn have been clashing over the family patriarch wanting everyone to live in one giant home.
None of the women like this idea.
On the episodes airing each Sunday night, they're residing in thir rental homes and arguing constantly with Kody over where they're gonna end up.
In this latest case, it all became too much for Christine, who broke down in tears while opening up to Aspyn during a visit to Utah.
"It’s been so hard. I can’t tell you how hard it’s been,” the 47-year old told her child, adding;
“I wanna build, I wanna get out there. I’m tired of wasting money everywhere. I just want to build and get out there, all together, and not move again.
"I’m done. I want to stay there forever and ever and ever."
Where did Janelle and Meri come down on the topic? How did they feel this week about the prospect of living on the Coyote Pass property?
“Right now, I feel like it’s never gonna happen,” Janelle said. “It’s this thing we talk about and it’s like I don’t know.”
Meri wasn't any more optimistic.
"I don’t see it happening in the very near future," she said.
Kody, however, remained undeterred, much to the annoyance of basically everyone around him.
"I think we’re on a two-year plan for moving on,” the 51-year-old father of over a dozen kids said about his polygamous palace fantasy, along with his dreams of simply building on the land he purchased so long ago.
Christine concluded by looking on the bright side ... as much as she could.
“It’s hard to see it as a reality sometimes. It is,” she acknowledged. “So I have to stay as positive as I can that we’re going to get out there."
Sister Wives airs at 10/9c on Sunday nights on TLC.
She considers herself to be a TV personality, because she was on the Third Season of the very popular Love Island dating show, and I guess is diving into acting world because she is in LA promoting some movie called Deported, co-starring Rebel Wilson.
I figure she’s officially on the map with her million followers, so as an attempt to keep the celebrity blog concept alive, here she is in some of her best recent IG pics looking hot! The future is bright for this reality star.
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On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we see Kenya express her unhappiness and Marc's explosive tantrum ... just one day before they split.
On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore's detestable, toxic husband's on-camera behavior was only getting worse, not better.
With Kenya's help, Marc held a benefit in honor of the Black Man Lab, a charity that helps to inspire young black men with role models for success.
"I hate it. I hate it," Marc was caught complaining on a hot mic. "Everybody knows that."
He was referring to Kenya's reality stardom, and also commented: “Save me from the drama."
We can understand Marc Daly's gripe. Constant cameras must make it hard to be a controlling, emotionally abusive prick to your wife.
"It’s invasive,” Marc whined to Kenya about the camera presence at the benefit.
Eventually, he went full drama queen, flipping out and yelling at a producer to stop filming the event.
"Tell them that’s it. They can’t film forever. Tell them they got to wrap. …" Marc demanded.
"I’m giving you five minutes and then I’m gonna take care of it," Marc declared.
Appearing to threaten the production crew, Marc announced: "If I come back down here it’s going to be ugly."
"I don’t give an F," he snarled. "End it!"
"They’re never gonna see me again after the event," Marc declared. Hey, that's good news!
Even Kenya's sworn enemy, NeNe Leakes, observed that Kenya's happily ever after looks more like an upsetting Lifetime movie.
"Every time I’ve seen Mark and Kenya together, I’ve never seen them lovey-dovey,” NeNe remarked.
“It’s almost like, he’s standing over here and she’s standing over here," she observed. "It’s almost like it’s an agreement."
If NeNe Leakes thinks that your marriage seems tense, loveless, and miserable, you know that you're in trouble.
Kenya noted to the camera that she wasn't just there as Marc's wife, but had actually helped him to set this up.
We guess that she told viewers because they'd never have known it from Marc.
"I am well-connected in Atlanta and I have put everything in place to help Marc pull off this event. …" Kenya shared.
Marc's behavior often hurts Kenya's feelings. This time, it didn't appear to be from malice, but just thoughtlessness.
"This is the time to tell the entire world how much you value your spouse," Kenya opined.
"And it’s crickets,” she characterized.
“I love standing behind Marc as Mrs. Daly," Kenya emphasized, "but I always want to be appreciated at Mrs. Daly and as a partner."
That is not an unreasonable request. Spouses are supposed to love, support, and even like each other.
Kenya didn't speak only to the camera. She also shared her misery with Cynthia Bailey.
"All of the couples seem to be happy. Just enjoying each other so much," she observed. "I’m just really disappointed."
“I miss the fact that that’s where we used to be," Kenya claimed.
"It was caring and love and everything that anyone could ever hope for looking for a mate," she characterized.
"Looking at where we are now," Kenya reflected, "it’s hurtful to see that we’re not where we used to be."
"Marc is the type where either it’s an all-out, blow-out fight or either he’s being withdrawn," she shared.
Neither of those sound like good or even tolerable qualities in a partner.
"I feel like right now, it’s just a matter of avoidance,” Kenya explained.
She continued: “It’s almost like I avoid anything that might make him upset because I don’t want to fight."
That sounds toxic. That sounds like a description of an emotionally abusive relationship.
"I still don’t know all of Marc’s triggers,” Kenya added. “You feel like you’re crazy. Why is he upset? That is what’s scary."
Alarmingly, she continued: "Because you are in a union with someone that’s suppose to be forever, and you doesn’t know what this person is."
"It’s difficult for him to admit that he does anything wrong,” Kenya shared.
“The nearly three years that we’ve been together," she recalled, "I can remember this man apologizing to me one time."
Did anyone else cup their hands together like a megaphone and yell "LEAVE HIM" at their screens?
We know that we weren't the only ones.
Kenya again spoke to the camera.
"Marc and I are in desperate need to have some intimacy,” she revealed, as if that would solve anything.
“I’m not just always talking about sex," Kenya clarified.
"You know when your husband is acting differently. You notice when he changes his cologne," she reasoned.
"You know when your husband changes his habits, the way he speaks to you," Kenya continued.
She opined: "All women have the innate sense of what is going on in their relationship."
When asked if these changes in Marc scared her, Kenya replied: "yeah."
"There are a lot of things that we’re going through that I did not anticipate," Kenya admitted.
"If you can’t fix the things that are wrong, it’s just going to create this crack,” Kenya said of relationships.
“I don’t want to be single," she expressed, "but I want to have my fairytale that I had."
"I feel like, you know, I definitely want to make it work," Kenya expressed. "But I’m not sure [if he wants to]."
The very next day, Kenya and Marc announced their long-overdue separation.
It was Fantasy Suite week on The Bachelor this week.
For Peter Weber, however, the emotional episode nearly turned into a nightmare.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is promising a season unlike any that fans have seen before.
Vicki Gunvalson will not be part of Season 15. Tamra Judge will not be part of Season 15.
But we have a whole list of stars who have confirmed that they're coming back.
We even have behind-the-scenes photos.
And reports have even shed light on the show's unofficial new "star" for the new season.
Take a look below and get hyped for Season 15!
1. Season 15 is already filming
2. The cast lost two icons
3. First, Vicki quit
4. Then, Tamra quit
5. So, who IS coming back?
6. Braunwyn Windham Burke
Kody Brown said the quiet part out loud on Sister Wives this week.
On every episode of this TLC series in 2020, the horny patriarch has come across like a selfish jerk.
Heck, Kody made one of his spouses cry last week by continuing to push the idea of everyone living under one roof in Arizona, despite clear and understandable objections to the proposal.
But the insensitive realiity star plummeted to a new low on Sunday night.
Kody confessed that he wants all his Sister Wives to be miserable.
“When I was younger, it used to be a lot of pleasure to me when I’d see my wives goofing off and playing and having fun together. I’m jaded, I guess,” the 51-year old explained.
He then continued as follows, admitting that even he — the most famous polygamist on television — doesn’t like being married to multiple women.
“I just don’t see plural marriage in the same light that I used to.
“I’m struggling with plural marriage and I’m struggling with my wives and I’m struggling with their conflict.
“We’re at a stage in our lives now where were far apart and we’re struggling with getting along.”
To be clear, all that’s really happening here is that Kody has an idea (to build a large home in which everyone can reside) and neither Robyn nor Meri nor Christine nor Janelle is on board.
That’s pretty much it.
So all it takes is a little bit of dissension in the ranks and Kody can’t handle.
His true colors just come pouring out.
While Kody said all this on the episode, he was watching the four women making snow angels together and saying that he’s “cynical.”
He ought to be thrilled to see the Sister Wives getting along so well, right?
Especially since together they share 18 children and the entire point of plural marriage is to create one giant happy famiily…
That’s how someone with a heart would feel at least, you know?
“We did an entire discussion about one home and I think there’s a tendency, especially with my presentation of this one house idea, where there’s sort of a loyalty bond that they get with each there,” Kody tried to explain.
Brown then stuck his foot into his mouth into deeper, coming right out and admiitting he can’t handle when the spouses don’t just acquiesce to his every demand:
“It’s me or them. [For example,] ‘Well, my sister wife doesn’t like this one house idea, so I’m gonna side with her instead of my husband.’”
Throughout Season 9, Meri has also been very open about the struggles of having a plural family, even revealing that she nearly was kicked out of her rental home because of her romantic lifestyle.
Robyn, meanwhile, recently supported Christine when she spoke out against Kody, proving that he’s not paranoid at least.
The Sister Wives really do seem to be bonding over their issues with their husband these days.
How dare they think on their own, right?!?
They say you can’t go home again.
And yet, on The Bachelor this week, Peter Weber went home again… and again… and again… and again.
How did Weber’s hometown date episode go? Who did he send packing before it was all said and done? And how did an ex-girlfriend play an unexpected role?!?
We begin this recap with a trip to Hannah Ann’s native Knoxville, Tennessee.
Before their date had even begun, this member of the final four made a point to warn Peter about her father, Rick, describing him as an old-school, protective dad who works in the lumber industry.
It was important that she prove to her parent “that this California guy is tough,” yet getting Rick’s approval was far easier said than done.
What a shock, right? It’s typically a breeze for any Bachelor to win over the father of his potential wife.
After spending the day together, Hannah Ann and her handsome pilot headed to her home to meet her family — and it was apparent from the outset that Rick was skeptical about the whole process.
“The biggest question on my mind is how Peter feels about Hannah,” he said.
“I mean, can you honestly sit here and tell me tonight that it’s not just a flash in the pan? Because right now, that’s the way I look at it.”
“What I can tell you is there is something real here,” Peter said in defense of his feelings for Hannah Ann, adding:
“I’m actually hoping to tell her this tonight, that I am falling in love with her and I don’t want her to have any doubt about that.”
Rick was all like, dude, do NOT say that big-time word to my child unless you mean it… which, naturally, prompted Peter to go ahead and say it.
“I know how I’m feeling about you, and I can honestly say that I am falling in love with you,” he told Hannah Ann. “Just being here with you tonight with your family, it feels so right. And it makes me so happy.”
“I am in love with you,” Hannah Ann replied. “I’m devoted and I’m committed and I’m in it.”
From there, Peter reunited with Kelsey in Des Moines, Iowa.
They also spent the day — stomping grapes to create their own blend of wine — and Kelsey even dropped the L-word herself for the first time.
While Peter seemed genuinely happy, he didn’t reciprocate, merely telling her that his heart was “definitely falling.”
That evening, he met Kelsey’s mom Beth, stepdad Mike and a few other family members.
During a one-on-one conversation with Beth, Peter said he and Kelsey “connected on a such a deep and emotional level” early on.
“As a mom of three having gone through a divorce, I am concerned,” the protective parent responded. “Nobody wants to have their child’s heartbroken. So, don’t break my girl’s heart.”
Seems like a fair requst, right?
That was really all there was to the visit with Kesley, as Peter next went to Auburn, Alabama to play some basketball with Madison… whose dad coaches this fun sport.
That night, he went to her house for dinner to meet the while family, where the topic of intimacy came up during a private discussion between Madison and her mom, Tonya.
“I haven’t fully talked to him yet about how I view intimacy, and how I feel that is something that I have saved for marriage,” Madison confessed. “I don’t know how he’s going to respond to that.”
Cut to yet another emotional chat with yet another emotional father, who said his daughter is “pure” and who feared Peter would corrupt or hurt her, and Peter replying as follows:
“I just can’t give you an answer right now [about who I’m going to pick], and I’m sorry about that.”
This trip didn’t conclude with any huge feelings shared between the occasional couple.
“I think I was hoping to be there,” Madison said. “I was hoping to tell Peter that I’m in love with him, but I’m still trying to figure out if our spirits and our souls are compatible and I think a lot is weighing on that.”
Finally, Peter flew to Virginia Beach, Virginia, for his hometown date with Victoria Fuller.
They spent the day exploring the beach and boardwalk before she surprised him with a Hunter Hayes concert, where a group of fans formed to watch the performance unfold.
(No, you guys, Victoria did not also date Hayes.)
And then, in a total shocker that Peter couldn’t possibly have known was coming and was definitely not scripted by producers… an ex-girlfriend showed up!
Her face was hilariously blurred on air, but she’s since been identified as Merissa Pence.
“Just be careful,” she warned Peter about Victoria, explaining:
“I’m from here, and I just know what a good guy you are, and I would hate for who you are to be affected by somebody else. So that’s really all I’ll say.
“I know that you’re a great guy and I don’t think that you deserve what you’re on a date with right now.”
Marissa then claimed that she actually knew Victoria sort of well. What a coincidence that we totally believe is true!
“I actually used to be friends with her and things happened, probably a few months ago,” she continued.
“We’re just not friends anymore. I’ve tried to mend the relationship, just because we have mutual friends … but I just feel like I want to say this to you, because I know who you are and it’s a good person and I don’t think that you deserve that.
“There has been many relationships broken up because of her, and I don’t think it’s a good relationship for you to be in.”
Peter was taken aback by this bombshell and brought it up later with Fuller.
“You know how on our first date at that concert, you had an ex there? Today I had an ex there, too. Her name is Merissa,” he began.
“We just kind of chatted for a little bit, and then she just brought some stuff to my attention that she thought I should know.
She told me that you’ve caused a lot of other relationships to end — I don’t know what she could be referring to, but those are her words.”
Victoria responded in anger, storming off in tears because, in her view, Peter had just immedately taken the side of an ex over her.
“I adore you,” she told him later, choking back sobs.
“I literally wanted to tell you tonight that I was falling in love with you. And how am I supposed to do that? … I had such high hopes for you to meet my family and I’m just so disappointed.”
The two then said an emotional goodbye… only for Victoria to show up the next morning at Peter’s hotel.
“For some reason, I just can’t walk away from you,” she said. “You can make this decision. If you don’t want to continue with me, then I understand. But I can’t let you leave without letting you know that I’m falling in love with you.”
Yup, there it is, folks. Again.
Everyone then met back up in Los Angeles for a rose ceremony, despite Peter never meeting Victoria’s family.
Peter gave the first flower to Hannah Ann and the second to Madison, saving the final rose for Victoria — and eliminating Kelsey in the process.
“I’m so sorry, and I know you probably didn’t see that coming at all,” he said as he walked her out.
“Believe me, when you told me that you loved me, that meant the world to me. But I just — I wasn’t there.”
Will he go there next week in the Fantasy Suites, however? Check out the promo below!
Caroline Flack, a British television presented and personality best known for hosting Love Island, was found dead in her apartment on Saturday.
She was 40 years old.
The sad piece of news has been confirmed by both The Mirror and The Sun, a pair of tabloid newspapers in England.
As of this writing, no cause of death has been confirmed or announced.
“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February,” read a family statement given to the U.K.’s Press Association, adding:
“We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”
Flack -- who began her career as an actress and who actually dated Prince Harry and Harry Styles -- left her position on Love Island in late 2019 after she was accused of attacking her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.
At the time, Burton claimed that Flack hit him with a lamp -- but he has since backtracked on this allegation and Flack always maintained her innocence.
The incident in question took place on December 14 and it resulted in Flack being hospitalized because she was reportedly cut with broken glass during the confrontation.
According to The Sun, her death came just one day after Burton made contact with Flack, defying a court ban in the process.
Flack's assault trial was scheduled to begin in just a few weeks.
Burton, meanwhile, shared the photo below of himself and Flack just hours before the latter was discovered dead:
“The most extraordinary woman. This is wrong. And I’m angry. This is so wrong,” The Sun‘s Dan Wootton wrote on Instagram as news began to spread, alongside a photograph of Flack.
He then added on Twitter:
“Caroline is one of the most extraordinary woman I’ve ever met. She was kind to a fault. She cared like no one else. She was vulnerable. Other people’s feelings meant the world to her.
"She deserved so much more. I am truly heartbroken. This is so wrong. So wrong."
On Thursday, Flack briefly commented on her legal case, taking to her Instagram Stories and saying she could not keep quiet any longer.
"I'm going to speak today… mine and my family's life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip," she wrote at the time.
But that was all she said in the end.
However, this is what she stated upon stepping down as Love Island host in December:
There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regards to my personal life.
While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to cooperating with the appropriate authorities and I can’t comment further on these matters until the legal process is over.
However, Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order not to detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down for Series 6.
I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.
Love Island is currently airing its latest season in the United Kingdom.
As mentioned above, Flack was due back in court on March 4, an appearance she mentioned not very long ago on Instagra, writing:
“Thankfully I know a lot of you will not believe all that you have heard and read following today’s court hearing…Thank you for your continued support and love…
"It’s going to be a relief when I am able to give my side of the story, when I’m allowed to."
UPDATE: The Sun has written that Flack took her own life.
But we cannot confirm this reporting at this time.
May she rest in peace.
Big changes are coming to The Real Housewives of New York City ahead of Season 12.
With cast shake-ups, feuds, and explosive storylines that prove why this franchise is a cut above the other shows on Bravo, Season 12 might emerge as the best season to date.
Oh, yes, we said it.
The Hollywood Gossip is here to lift the lid on everything we know about what's on tap, and you may want to sit down for some of these wild reveals.
Consider yourselves SPOILER WARNED and scroll down now...