6 Relationships from Reality TV No One Should Be Rooting For
6 Relationships from Reality TV No One Should Be Rooting For
Kartik Chainani
Kartik Chainani
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Some couples seem doomed from the start, but the powers behind reality television keep forcing them down our throats. As entertaining as it can be to watch truly horrible couples go at it (I mean, isn't the drama why we watch reality TV in the first place?), some couples just really need to split up and stay that way. From furniture throwers in Jersey Shore to moochers in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, let's look at six on-again/off-again reality TV couples we just can't get behind.


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1. Scott and Kourtney, Keeping up with the Kardashians

Scott and Kourt worst couple.jpg If you've seen even one episode of KUWTK, you know that Kourtney and Scott have a screwed-up relationship. As hilarious as Scott can be, he does not deserve Kourtney. This guy has been mooching off her for years, is a smart mouth and general jerk in front of her family and constantly makes selfish choices. His drinking is a big reason for it, but no guy should be disappearing for days at a time to go on a bender in Vegas when he has a wife and kids back home wondering where he is. Now that they've split, we get to see Kourt find her independence and re-discover herself, which has been great for her and for fans.

2. Spencer and Heidi, The Hills

Spencer and Heidi worst couple.jpg Spencer and Heidi were easily the most dysfunctional couple on The Hills and continue to be that way to this day, seven years after their show ended. Spencer was constantly doing shady things with girls behind Heidi's back, pushing all her closest friends and relatives away, and yet she still married him. These two are a ticking time bomb whose fuse never seems to run out. Their co-dependence on each other's drama is unhealthy and they should really try and figure things out on their own.

3. Simon and Tamra, Real Housewives of Orange County

Tamr and Simon worst couple.jpg Sometimes when opposites attract, it can be a pretty big disaster. Tamra and Simon are a perfect example of this. While Simon is much more conservative, Tamra is quite the opposite. This led to bickering on just about every episode of RHOC, one argument even leading Tamra to tell Simon she wanted a divorce. They had a nasty divorce and custody battle, still taking shots at each other publicly to this day. After all the things they've done and said to each other, it would be unsettling to see them ever get back together.

4. Ron and Sammi, Jersey Shore

Ron and Sammi worse couplee.jpg Ron and Sammi's fights on Jersey Shore definitely made reality history. When Ron got angry with Sammi (which he did nearly every day), he liked to take it out by rearranging her furniture and clothes. That is to say, he would throw her bed out of the room and smash her belongings. Sammi got revenge by dancing with other guys, and so the circle would continue. These two played break-up/make-up in just about every episode of the show, and seemed to do it even after the show ended. They're currently not together, so let's keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way.

5. Ben and Lauren, The Bachelor

Ben and Lauren worst couple.jpg These two got a spin-off called Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? aptly named with a question mark, because there's no way things can work out for these two. They shouldn't anyway, because this couple is a complete disaster. While they admit they're still just learning so many things about each other, it didn't stop them from getting engaged after just a few short weeks of knowing each other. A lot of the drama may be kept up for the sake of the show, but there's nothing we like about these two together. If they really want us to root for them, we need to see Ben change not only how he talks to Lauren, but the things he does to disrespect her.

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6. John and Dorinda, Real Housewives of New York

Morinda JOhn worst couple.jpg These two have been dating since we first met Dorinda, but it needs to stop ASAP. John is one creepy dude. He gets a little too friendly with the other housewives and makes really inappropriate comments regularly. Even if he were able to tone that down, his constant partying has really been a bad influence on Dorinda and many are sure that he's just using her to get famous. A lot of the time, it doesn't even seem like he likes her. While it's probably hard for someone in the spotlight to trust anyone, Dorinda can definitely do better.


Which reality TV couple do you think is the worst? Can you think of other couples that deserve to be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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