‘The Challenge’ Star Angela Babicz Calls Breakup With Nelson Thomas ‘The Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me’

In 2016, Angela Babicz made her reality television debut on Bad Girls Club alongside her twin sister, Kristina. Two years later, she appeared on Ex on the Beach for the first two seasons and competed on The Challenge: Final Reckoning shortly after that. Are You the One? 3 star, Nelson Thomas, has competed in six seasons of The Challenge, including a second-place finish on Invasion of the Champions.

Nelson and Angela met while filming Ex on the Beach Season 2 and dated on-and-off for nearly a year and a half until the Bad Girl seemingly ended it for good. For the first time since announcing the breakup, Angela broke her silence.

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Angela Babicz and Nelson Thomas attempted to fix their relationship on ‘Dr. Phil’

In October 2018, MTV stars Angela Babicz and Nelson Thomas met and fell in love on reality dating experiment show, Ex on the Beach. The two continued dating outside of the house, however, Nelson’s infidelity and “toxic” traits caused the couple to break up over 20 times in nine months.

The couple appeared on the Dr. Phil show in September 2019, where she accused her boyfriend of cheating on her multiple times, ripping her fingernail off in the middle of an argument, and revealed he threatened to leak intimate videos of them.

Although Angela said she knew she needed to leave him, they continued to date after the show, and he moved into her New Jersey apartment. Nelson appeared in several videos on Angela’s YouTube channel, and they posted pictures and videos of each other to their Instagram accounts almost daily.

Only a couple of weeks after the two vacationed together, they announced they parted ways again.

Angela Babicz and Nelson Thomas broke up five months later

On March 2, 2020, after Angela posted several cryptic tweets, she took to her Instagram story to confirm she is a single woman. The Bad Girls Club twin asked people to stop sending her pictures of her ex-boyfriend hanging out with other women and promised she would “address everything” at the appropriate time.

An hour later, Nelson also confirmed the breakup on his Instagram story and asked his followers not to send his ex any “disrespect.” He sounded choked up and seemingly had tears in his eyes, but many fans weren’t buying it.

Angela Babicz breaks silence on Nelson Thomas break up

A couple of weeks later, the Bad Girls Club star uploaded a YouTube video addressing the breakup. She recognized she’s filmed “several breakup videos” in the past where she was sad, “completely broken,” and unwilling to “let the relationship go.”

However, she called this break up the “best thing to ever happen” to her and feels “at peace” with her choice to end the relationship. According to the reality star, it’s been “a long time coming,” and she’s now in a “completely different headspace.”

Angela shared she has started reading books about psychopaths and narcissists during her time “social distancing” due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, which has helped her cope with the breakup.

She also explained she’s been in a relationship for the majority of her adult life and is “getting to know herself” and “finding my inner peace” now that she’s single.

Finally, the reality star is “ready to start the next chapter” of her life by moving to Los Angeles, California, posting more regularly to her clothing YouTube channel, and getting a Brazilian butt lift, which she will film for her followers.

Catch Nelson on The Challenge 35: Total Madness premiering April 1, 2020, at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.