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4 Questionable Details About Jenna Compono And Zach Nichols' Relationship, Including The Alleged Identity Of The Girl He Cheated On Her With

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4 Awkward Details About MTV Couple Jenna Compono And Zach Nichols’ Relationship And Cheating Scandal
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Remember that time he called her "Brooke?"

In May 2018, MTV’s The Challenge alum Jenna Compono shared a photo of her and her on-and-off boyfriend Zach Nichols confirming what many Challenge fans hoped to be true: the two are back together!

“Love isn’t practical. It isn’t meant to be easy,” Jenna captioned the photo of she and Zach looking extra fancy. “It’ll put you face to face with endless obstacles. But in the end, none of that will matter because it’s how you overcome its obstacles that will define your love.”

Jenna and Zach first met in 2014 on the set of The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2, and have been on and off and everything in between ever since. True MTV fans know this pairing is a long time coming, as the couple seemed to reconnect on season two of The Challenge: Champs Vs. Stars (particularly after Jenna left the show after hurting her ankle). However, their relationship is definitely not without its downs.

1. Zach has no photos of Jenna on Instagram

To be fair, they did just make it Instagram official a few days ago. It seems they both deleted photos they had previously posted of each other during one of their “off” periods.

However, Jenna came to Zach’s defense when a fan asked her about Zach’s silence on their relationship on Twitter. “He’s a private person and it’s actually a great quality of his,” Jenna wrote. “He leaves people guessing and stays happy back at home.”

2. Zach cheated on Jenna

During the phone call heard ‘round the world on The Challenge, Rivals III, Zach infamously called Jenna “Brooke” when she asked who he thought was on the phone, leaving even the team at MTV wondering who the heck Brooke was.

The “Brooke” in question is rumored to be CrossFit star Brooke Wells.

Unsurprisingly, the phone call upset Jenna so much she even considered leaving the show in order to save her relationship with Zach.

3. He blocked her phone number after he cheated

To make matters worse in the Jenna and Zach cheating scandal, it isn’t even Jenna who broke things off. In 2016, Jenna revealed to International Business Times that Zach didn’t even give her a chance to talk through what was going on, blocking her number a day after calling her by another woman’s name. "There's really nothing I can do," she said at the time.

4. Jenna has a history of falling for cheaters

Unfortunately, Zach isn’t the only one of Jenna’s boyfriends to cheat on her. Her first claim to MTV reality fame was her role as Jay’s ex on Real World: Ex-Plosion, who was also her partner during The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 2. Jay and Jenna ultimately broke up over his unfaithfulness. Jenna once addressed her reputation as the girl who always has issues with her relationships, telling Newsday in 2017, "In the beginning I was super shy, getting cheated on every two seconds. Now I’ve grown, and people can see me stand up for myself and get past the guy drama.”

If their time together on Champs Vs. Stars is any indication, their relationship looks much better this time around and we hope things work out for the two of them!


Micki Spollen is a YourTango editor, writer, and traveler. Follow her on Instagram and keep up with her travels on her website.

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