In Photos, 25 MTV Reality Stars and What They’re Up to Now

Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2

It’s been 40 years since MTV hit the airwaves and, in addition to iconic music moments, it has additionally supplied us with a wealth of actuality TV gold.

Ever since The Real World premiered on MTV within the nineties, the channel created the blueprint for actuality TV, and has introduced us iconic actuality TV stars by way of exhibits like Jersey Shore, The Hills and Making the Band.

Here are 25 of essentially the most memorable stars from MTV, and what they’re doing now.

Snooki from Jersey Shore

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi then and now
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi at Spike occasion in 2009, and at SiriusXM in 2019.
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Everyone’s favorite meatball, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was the breakout star of MTV’s Jersey Shore throughout its run between 2009 and 2012.

She went on to compete on Dancing With The Stars, launched three novels and is a staple on celeb actuality TV exhibits. Now 33, Snooki has three kids together with her husband of six years Jionni LaVelle.

JWoww from Jersey Shore

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley then and now
Jenni “JWoww” Farley at Spike TV occasion in 2009 and at MTV Movie Awards in 2019.
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After showing on all six seasons of Jersey Shore, Jenni “JWoww” Farley starred in a spin-off with bestie Snooki known as, you guessed it, Snooki & JWoww, and is again on the present for the Family Vacation spin-off.

JWoww is mum to two kids together with her ex-husband Roger Mathews, who she divorced from in 2019. She is now engaged to wrestler Zack Carpinello.

Pauly D from Jersey Shore

Pauly D then and now
Pauly D at Spike TV occasion in 2009 and DJing in 2019. Pauly D is seen on June 29, 2019 in Los Angeles.
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Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio has continued DJing since Jersey Shore, along with his final single Silver & Gold being launched in 2019.

He has additionally caught with actuality TV, lately showing on Double Shot at Love and Revenge Prank with fellow Jersey Shore solid member Vinny Guadagnino.

The Situation from Jersey Shore

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino then and now
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino at Spike TV occasion in 2009 and at Fox Business Network Studios in 2019.
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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was flying excessive whereas on Jersey Shore, and made thousands and thousands over the approaching years with endorsement offers. However, he struggled with opioid habit and checked into rehab in 2012.

Two years on from that, he was charged with tax fraud after allegedly avoiding paying taxes on $8.9 million, and after pleading responsible to one depend of tax evasion, Sorrentino served eight months in jail in 2019.

After marrying school sweetheart Lauren Pesce in 2018, the couple expect their first baby collectively, a boy, in May 2021.

Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2

Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2
Jenelle Evans on Teen Mom 2, and attending the Indonesian Diversity FW19 Collections: 2Madison Avenue, Alleira Batik, Dian Pelangi and Itang Yunas entrance row throughout New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 7, 2019 in New York City.
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Evans first appeared on MTV on 16 and Pregnant, which documented her being pregnant earlier than she gave start to her son Jace. After splitting from her boyfriend Andrew, Evans went on to star on Teen Mom 2 till 2019, when she was fired from MTV after her husband David Eason admitted to capturing and killing their household canine.

Now 29, Evans—who’s mum to two extra kids with ex Nathan Griffith and Eason—is presently concerned in a custody battle together with her mom, Barbara, who was granted sole custody of Jace again in 2010.

Ally Hilfiger from Rich Girls

Ally Hilfiger then and now
Ally Hilfiger throughout Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 – Karl Lagerfeld – Backstage at 547 West twenty sixth Street in New York City, New York, United States, and attending the twenty sixth annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Rich Girls ran for only one season, and adopted the lifetime of Ally Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger, and her greatest pal Jaime as they shopped and partied all through the summer time.

Following the present, Hilfiger was recognized with Lyme illness and went on to write a memoir known as Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me. She married Steve Hash in 2017, and they share a daughter, Harley.

Jaime Gleicher from Rich Girls

Jaime Gleicher then and now
Jaime Gleicher of Rich Girls.
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Gleicher earned her wealthy lady standing from her late father Leo, who was the founding father of Innovation Luggage.

After being handled for melancholy and an consuming dysfunction after the present, Gleicher pursued a grasp’s diploma in social work from New York University Silver School of Social Work, and now works as a psychotherapist who specialises in dialectical behavioral remedy.

Lauren Conrad from The Hills

Lauren Conrad then and now
Lauren Conrad attends Teen People awards, and attends Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad Spring Collection on April 11, 2019 in New York City.
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Conrad first appeared on MTV on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, earlier than getting her personal spin-off within the type of the vastly profitable sequence The Hills.

Since The Hills, Conrad has launched a style line with Kohl’s and a magnificence line of her personal, launched a trilogy of books and began her personal podcast. She is mum to two sons with husband, Something Corporate musician William Tell.

Whitney Port from The Hills

Whitney Port then and now
Whitney Port on the LAX in Hollywood, California, and attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala at Milk Studios on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Joining The Hills as considered one of Lauren Conrad’s pals, Port was later given her personal spin-off, The City, which was cancelled in 2010.

Since then, she has launched a style line, hosted the Hulu sport present Genuine Ken and been a choose on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.

Port has a three-year-old son with husband Tim Rosenman, and has been open about struggling two miscarriages, together with one this 12 months.

Heidi Montag from The Hills

Heidi Montag then and now
Heidi Montag on the LAX in Hollywood, California, and attending WE television Celebrates the one hundredth Episode of the “Marriage Boot Camp” actuality stars franchise and the premiere of “Marriage Boot Camp Family Edition” at SkyBar on the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 10, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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Since her days on The Hills, Montag has carved out a profession as one half of Speidi, with husband Spencer Pratt. The couple have competed as one entity on the U.S. model of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother.

Montag has additionally launched an album and three EPs, together with her newest single, “Glitter and Glory”, launched in 2019. She and Spencer welcomed a son, Gunner, collectively in 2017.

Ashlee Simpson from The Ashlee Simpson Show

Ashlee Simpson then and now
Ashlee Simpson seems on MTV’s Total Request Live at MTV Times Square Studios September 20, 2004 in New York City, and attends the Spotify Best New Artist 2020 Party at The Lot Studios on January 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Ashlee Simpson Show adopted Simpson, the youthful sister of Jessica, as she ready to launch her debut album Autobiography, however might be greatest recognized for documenting the notorious lip sync catastrophe on Saturday Night Live.

Since then, Simpson launched an extra two albums, 2005’s I Am Me and 2008’s Bittersweet World, and performed Roxie Hart in Chicago on the West End and Broadway.

After beforehand marrying and welcoming a toddler with Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Simpson married Diana Ross’s son Evan in 2014, and they went on to have a daughter and a son collectively.

The couple have additionally launched an EP collectively, and documented their lives within the E! sequence Ashlee + Evan.

Ryan Sheckler from Life of Ryan

Ryan Sheckler then and now
Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler arrives on the Standup For Skateparks profit on October 3, 2004 at Pinz Bowling Alley in Studio City, California, and attends the Breitling Boutique San Diego grand opening celebration on February 05, 2020.
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Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler’s day to day life and profession have been documented in three seasons of the MTV sequence Life of Ryan, which ran from 2007 till 2009.

Still thought of considered one of skateboarding’s greatest stars, Sheckler teamed up with Red Bull throughout lockdown to maintain a socially distanced skateboarding contest at his personal skate park, and produced his personal internet sequence known as Sandlot Times.

Rob Dyrdek from Ridiculousness

Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek attends The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Trump National Doral on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida.
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Pro skateboarder Dyrdek was the star of a number of MTV sequence, together with Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, which is presently on its twentieth season.

Not content material with being a actuality TV mogul and a property investor, the father-of-two lately launched a superfood well being bar known as Mindright.

Eric Nies from The Real World

Eric Nies then and now
Eric Neis, posing in a white tank prime and denims, and on Instagram in 2021.
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Eric Nies was one of many stars of the very first sequence of The Real World, thought of to be the primary instance of actuality tv. He went on to host The Grind and later appeared on Confessions of a Teen Idol, and this 12 months, returned to actuality TV in The Real World: Homecoming.

Formerly a mannequin, Nies has undergone an enormous transformation since his first foray into actuality TV and is now a non secular well being and wellness facilitator.

He advised People: (*25*)I sort of play that function in folks’s lives: I’m a non secular information, and I help folks in liberating themselves from their very own struggling.”

Mike “Miz” Mizanin from The Real World and Road Rules

Mike "The Miz" Mizanin then and now
Mike Mizanin throughout Hollywood Knights Basketball Game – Van Nuys at Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California, United States, and The Miz attends WWE twentieth Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Mizanin got here to fame on The Real World: Back to New York in 2001, and additionally starred on the spin-off Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

However, he kicked off his wrestling profession in 2004, signing to WWE as The Miz, and is considered one of WWE’s most prolific occasion performers, having even headlined WrestleMania XXVII.

He married fellow wrestler Maryse Ouellet in 2014 and they’ve gone on to have two daughters collectively. The couple even have their very own actuality present Miz & Mrs, which is a spin-off of Total Divas.

David Giuntoli from Road Rules

David Giuntoli then and now
David Giuntoli seems on MTV’s The Real World, and attends The Paley Center’s “A Million Little Things” Screening and Conversation on the Directors Guild Of America on February 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Giuntoli was scouted by MTV for Road Rules: South Pacific in 2003, and went on to compete on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet.

However, in 2007 he swapped actuality TV for performing, and after numerous small roles in exhibits like Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy and Cold Case, he gained the function of Detective Burkhardt in Grimm, which ran for six seasons.

Giuntoli is married to his Grimm co-star Bitsie Tulloch, and they share a two-year-old daughter.

Sean Duffy from The Real World

Sean Duffy then and now
Sean Duffy seems on MTV’s The Real World, and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) speaks through the Republican National Convention on the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
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Duffy appeared on the sixth season of The Real World, and went on to star on 1998’s Road Rules: All Stars and 2002’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. It was on Road Rules: All Stars that he met his spouse, Rachel Campos.

After leaving actuality TV, Duffy went on to be appointed the district legal professional for Ashland County, Wisconsin, and in 2010, he was elected to Congress.

After serving eight years as a member of the House of Representatives, Duffy resigned his seat to take care of his ninth baby, who was born with a coronary heart defect.

Jamie Chung from The Real World

Jamie Chung then and now
Jamie Chung is seen arriving to the Pamella Roland style present throughout New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios on February 07, 2020 in New York City.
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Jamie Chung starred on The Real World: San Diego in 2004, earlier than competing on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II. Now, she is taken into account to be the Real World alumni with essentially the most success in leisure thanks to her performing profession.

Some of Chung’s credit embrace Sucker Punch, The Hangover Part II and III, Eden, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Office Christmas Party, whereas on tv, she has starred as Mulan on Once Upon a Time and Ji-Ah on Lovecraft County.

Theo Von from Road Rules

Theo Von then and now
Theo Von seems on MTV’s Road Rules, and performs throughout his look at The Ice House Comedy Club on August 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
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Theo Von was 19 when he was chosen to seem on Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour, and he went on to seem on an extra 4 seasons of The Challenge.

After his MTV stint, Von pursued stand-up comedy and after years of gigging, Netflix picked up his comedy particular No Offense in 2016.

He can also be a prolific podcaster, presenting The Comedy Sideshow, Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss, This Past Weekend and The King and the Sting with Brendan Schaub.

Nev Schulman from Catfish

Nev Schulman then and now
Nev Shulman attends the “Love and Other Drugs” screening on the DGA Theater on November 16, 2010 in New York City, and is seen outdoors ‘Dancing with the Stars’ rehearsal studio on November 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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After documenting his personal expertise of being catfished within the 2010 film Catfish, Schulman turned the host of MTV’s Catfish, on which he launched {couples} who had fallen in love online however had but to meet.

In 2018, he was suspended following an allegation of sexual misconduct, however the suspension was lifted after the allegation was discovered to be “not credible”.

Schulman is anticipating his third baby with spouse Laura Perlongo.

Max Joseph from Catfish

Max Joseph then and now
Executive Producer/host Nev Schulman (L) and Catfish host Max Joseph attend the MTV Press Junket & Cocktail Party at The London West Hollywood on February 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California, and Max Joseph attends the Premiere of Warner Brothers Pictures’ ‘We Are Your Friends’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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Max Joseph was the cameraman and host on Catfish, however left in 2018 to concentrate on his filmmaking.

In 2015, he wrote and directed the movie We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron, and most lately directed the documentary BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books within the Golden Age of Content.

Johnny Knoxville from Jackass

Johnny Knoxville then and now
Johnny Knoxville arrives on the premiere of “Burden” on the Silver Screen Theater on the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.
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Knoxville was the co-creator and star of Jackass, which surprisingly ran for simply three seasons on MTV however turned a cultural phenomenon, producing six films and varied spin-off exhibits.

As effectively as entering into performing with The Dukes of Hazzard and Bad Grandpa, Knoxville has his personal manufacturing firm, which in 2014 signed a multi-year take care of Paramount Pictures.

The 50-year-old has a daughter from his earlier marriage to Melanie Lynn Cates, and two kids with spouse Naomi Nelson.

Kristin Cavallari from Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Kristin Cavallari then and now
Kristin Cavallari poses for Laguna Beach solid footage, and attends the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kristin Cavallari’s love triangle with Stephen Colletti and Lauren Conrad was one of many main plot factors of Laguna Beach, and Cavallari ended up bringing that rivalry over to The Hills.

After the present, Cavallari went on to develop into a designer, and was given her personal actuality present, Very Cavallari, to observe the launch of her model Uncommon James, with the present ending in 2020.

The star has three kids with ex-husband Jay Cutler, who she divorced from in 2020, and is now believed to be courting comic Jeff Dye.

Aubrey O’Day from Making the Band

Aubrey O'Day then and now
Aubrey O’Day seems on TRL in 2006, and attends WE television celebrates the premiere of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ at SkyBar on the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 10, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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Aubrey O’Day was one of many breakout stars of Making the Band 3, and was chosen as a member of the lady band Danity Kane by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

However, Combs turned sad with O’Day’s picture and she was faraway from the band throughout Making the Band 4.

Since then, O’Day carved out a profitable profession in glamour modelling and actuality TV, showing on exhibits together with Celebrity Big Brother and Famously Single.

O’Day briefly reunited with Danity Kane in 2013 just for the group to break up once more, and later shaped the duo Dumblonde together with her former bandmate Shannon Bex.

Last 12 months, she and Dawn Richard reformed Danity Kane to launch new music below the group’s title, and have launched three singles as a duo.

Wes Bergmann from The Real World

Wes Bergmann then and now
TV persona Wes Bergmann attends MTV’s “The Challenge: Rivals II” last episode and reunion occasion at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City, and attends the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
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Wes Bergmann appeared on The Real World: Austin again in 2005, and went on to develop into a prolific competitor on The Challenge, starring on 14 seasons of the present.

He can also be one of many present’s highest earners, profitable over $300,000, and holds the file for many elimination wins by a male contestant.

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