Remember when reality TV was just a harmless way for D-list celebrities to make a name for themselves?
Well, the latter part of that statement still holds true. But as the photos below depict, there was nothing harmless about reality TV shows for a number of couples, families and friends.
Relationships were ruined as a result of this industry, many of them beyond repair...
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were once Newlyweds. Now? It's impossible to recall the days when they were together.
Hogan might still know best. Sadly, though, it's the best way to break up a loving family.
When The Hills premiered, Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag were close friends. No, seriously. They really were.