5 Couples Destroyed By Reality TV

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

These couples pulled the plug on their relationships soon after their TV shows went off the air.

A reality show isn't the greatest place to find true love (just ask any of the Flavor of Love/Rock of Love girls, Bachelors and Bachelorettes), and it certainly isn't an ideal environment for an already-in-love couple's relationship to blossom. We're all painfully aware of the destruction reality TV has caused Jon and Kate Gosselin, but let's take a look at some of the other big-time couples who have been cursed by the small screen.

Hulk and Linda Hogan - After only two years of their series Hogan Knows Best, Linda decided to end her 24-year marriage to Hulk, after discovering that the wrestler had an affair with their daughter Brooke's friend, Christiane Plante. Hulk has moved from reality TV to a tell-all book, My Life Outside the Ring, which features many dark chapters of his life including the drug use and depression (which almost caused him to commit suicide) centered around his divorce.

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson - Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica premiered on MTV in August 2003, about 10 months after the musical couple got hitched. The marriage only lasted slightly longer than the show. The fourth and final season ended in the spring of 2005 and, that same fall, the couple announced their separation. Jessica officially filed for divorce in December 2005, and it was finalized in June 2006, by which time Nick had already started dating Vanessa Minnillo . Although Jessica was hurt by how quickly Nick had moved on, she soon did the same with John Mayer.

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears - After marrying in late 2004, Brit and K-Fed decided to give everyone what they never asked for and greatly feared: a grainy, behind-the-scenes look at their life together. The UPN series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic only ran for one month, which is about what most oddsmakers gave the marriage. They surprised everyone by lasting much longer, but two years and two babies later, Britney filed for divorce.

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