Reality TV is a lot of people’s go-to guilty pleasure. We love watching outrageous people doing outrageous things and usually getting away with all it since producers always make sure we see our beloved troublemakers next season. But some of these TV stars can’t tell the difference between scripted reality and actual reality and end up messing up their lives in some major ways.
20. Ryan Jenkins
First he was a contestant on Megan Wants a Millionaire. But it didn’t bring him as much exposure as Jenkins’ marriage to Californian model Jasmine Fiore. They’ve been together for half a year, which was filled with abuse and constant arguments. Then in August 2009 Fiore’s crushed dead body was found inside a suitcase. She was identified by her breast implants and Jenkins killed himself soon after.
19. Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar appeared on 19 Kids and Counting, but the world knew his name after a series of well-publicized scandals. He was accused of molesting five girls back in 2002, was caught using the Ashley Madison website and even accused of sexually assaulting porn star Danica Dillon.
18. June Shannon
As if everything she’s doing at TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show wasn’t tacky enough, “Mama” June Shannon ran into legal troubles when she failed to pay child support in 2008. The show was eventually cancelled after it was reported that Shannon was dating a registered sex offender. Parent of the year, anyone?