Ali Fedotowsky, Roberto Martinez break up

Another couple that met on ABC’s The Bachelorette has broken up: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez, who met on the sixth season of the show in 2010, are no longer together.

Their representative told People, “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship. As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”

I love the irony of the request for privacy from a couple that met, fell in love, and got engaged in public, never mind shared other details of their lives publicly. It’s only during the break-up that they realize living lives in public isn’t conducive to healthy relationships?

If you’re counting, that leaves two couples still together from seven seasons of The Bachelorette, and no couples of the 15 who met on The Bachelor, unless we count Jason and Molly, even though she wasn’t his first choice: at best, three out of 22.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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