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Engaged ‘Catfish’ Stars Lauren & Derek Have Split


Is anyone else irrationally sad about this?!

Say it ain’t so! The only couple to ever find a happy ending on the reality show Catfish has called it quits!

Only weeks ago Lauren Meler and Derek Schullenbarger, who met on the second season of the show, shared their engagement photos with People magazine. The engaged couple had been living together in Derek’s home state of Maryland (Lauren is from Texas). According to the photographer that took their engagement photos, they seemed to be extremely happy together, which makes the split even more shocking.

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Spring & Summer Premiere Dates For Your Favorite Reality Shows

Andi's season of 'The Bachelorette' starts Monday, May 19!

Andi’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’ starts Monday, May 19!

The Ashley is happy to bring you the premiere dates of all of the awesomely bad reality TV shows we love! We will have a fresh batch of reality goodness to keep us entertained during the warm months! The Ashley will continue to update this list of premiere dates as new dates are released.

Which of these shows are you most excited about?

16 and Pregnant (MTV) Tuesday, April 29  (Click here to get all the details on the new girls!)

19 Kids and Counting (TLC) Tuesday, April 1

America’s Got Talent (NBC)  Tuesday, May 27  (Wanna know what’s happened to the show’s former contestants since they were on  the show? Pick up The Ashley’s book, Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America’s Got Talent!)

America’s Worst Tattoos (TLC) Thursday, March 27

Bachelorette (ABC) Monday, May 19

Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) Monday, August 4 (Click here for details!)

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Check Out The Ashley’s “Best of 2013 Reality TV” Survey Results!

Happy-New-Year-2013The votes are in!

It’s just about time to ring in the New Year and say farewell to 2013! A few days ago, The Ashley asked you to vote for your favorite—and least favorite—reality TV stars, shows and moments. Your response was overwhelming!

The results of The Ashley’s “Best of 2013 Reality TV” survey are posted below! Thank you to all of my faithful Roundup readers! The Ashley can’t wait for 2014—she has a lot of great stuff up her sleeve so stay tuned!

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‘Catfish’ Season 2 Star Mike Fortunato Dies at Age 26

The Ashley has some sad news to report: Michael Fortunato, who starred in an episode of the current season of MTV’s Catfish, died at a Connecticut hospital on Saturday night. His sister told MTV news that Mike’s death was caused by a pulmonary embolism. (I’ll save you the Googling, click here to find out what that is.)

Mike’s episode was one of the most exciting of Season 2. Ashley Sawyer met him in a chat room when she was 13 (A/S/L, anyone?!) and had been chatting with him for seven years. In a reverse of the typical ‘Catfish’ situation, Ashley was the one that had sent Mike a photoshopped photo and was worried he wouldn’t like her after finding out what she really looked like.

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‘Catfish’ Couple Lauren & Derek Suffers Miscarriage

Sad news for our favorite 'Catfish' couple.

Sad news for our favorite ‘Catfish’ couple.

Catfish fans have been obsessed with Lauren Meller and Derek Shullenbarger ever since their episode aired earlier this season. (In case you’ve forgotten, they are basically the only couple to come out of that show that ended up staying together. Theirs was the episode that “featured” The Ashley‘s favorite ‘Catfish’ character ever, Levourne.)

Anyway, a little while ago, The Ashley gave you an update on how the couple has been doing since the show. They are still very much together!

Things have been going great for Lauren and Derek, but recently Lauren starting hinting that we would be let in on a very big surprise when their reunion special airs.

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‘Catfish’ Couple Lauren & Derek: Where Are They Now?

Where are they now 2013

Are they still together? Have they had a threesome with LeVourne yet?!

Catfish fans were shocked when, on the fourth episode of Season 2, the unexpected happened: the guy didn’t turn out to be a creepy 15 year old girl! When pretty Texas girl Lauren Meler finally met her MySpace boo of many years, Derek Shullenbarger, he turned out to be exactly who he said he was and the couple ended the episode in love. (The footage was shot in April, by the way.)

But where are they now? Get ready for another shock: they’re actually still together!

Lauren and Derek are not only still in love but they have actually moved in together! Lauren has made her way to Maryland to live with Derek and recently secured a job and a car in town.

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