‘The Challenge’: Are Tori and Emanuel Still Together?


  • Tori Deal has a history of finding love on The Challenge.
  • Emanuel fell for another contestant before Tori on season 37.
  • Now that Spies, Lies, and Allies is over — are Tori and Emanuel still together?
The Challenge stars Tori Deal and Emanuel Neagu in their official photos from season 37 Spies Lies and Allies
Tori Deal and Emanuel Neagu | MTV

The Challenge season 37 — Spies, Lies, and Allies — has featured a showmance between vet Tori Deal and rookie Emanuel Neagu. But when the official Challenge Instagram account posted a flirtatious clip of the duo, Tori says she started getting a lot of hate from fans. Has the relationship continued since filming for season 37 wrapped? Are Tori and Emanuel still together?

Tori Deal has a history of finding love on ‘The Challenge’

Going into season 37, Tori says she wasn’t looking to hookup with anyone. After her split from fiancé and fellow Challenge vet Jordan Wiseley, Tori says she just wanted to have “a good time.”

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“I went into the season being like, ‘I’m 100% not going to talk to any guys!’” Tori told Us Weekly. “And then I got there and I was like, this is just so not me, like, this just feels like it’s not on brand. I love people. Let me just make some connections, have a good time. So that’s what I did — made some connections, had a good time.”

Emanuel Neagu fell for Michele Fitzgerald at the beginning of the season

During the early episodes of Spies, Lies, and Allies, fans witnessed the Survivor Romania alum hook up with Survivor: Kaôh Rōng winner and fellow Challenge rookie Michele Fitzgerald. After her elimination, Michele found out that Emanuel had moved on with Tori and she admitted she was “super upset” about it.

Fans weren’t thrilled, either. Considering Tori’s history with hooking up on the MTV reality competition. After receiving a bunch of negative comments and criticism over her showmance with Emanuel, she took to social media to clear things up.

“Guys, let’s have a talk,” Tori said. “Some of you guys are with me, I know you’re with me but there’s a lot of motherf****** out there who aren’t.”

Are ‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies’ co-stars Tori and Emanuel still together?

Neither Tori nor Emanuel have confirmed they are still an item. But they were extremely flirty on a recent episode of The Challenge Official Podcast, and Tori said that she and Emanuel still “talk all the time.” Tori has also publicly referred to Emanuel as her “love bug” and she gets quite flirty in his IG comments.

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When the Survivor Romania star posted a sexy, shirtless pic and wrote in the caption, “the face I make when I smell your bulls**t,” Tori had an interesting response.

“If this is what you look like when you smell bulls**t thennnnn I willlll pave the ground you walk in cow manure just to look 😍🙌,” Tori wrote.

Tori Deal says fans have double standards

When Tori was calling out her haters on social media, she was responding to accusations that she’s “the new Cory Wharton” and she “sleeps around.” The Challenge vet said these messages were clear examples of a double standard.

“Let’s talk about double standards. How many men on this season have been with multiple women?” Tori asked her fans. “Probably somebody that I’m currently talking to… in this most recent episode. So what I’m saying is, why am I the focus of somebody sleeping around and doing what they want?”

Fans of ‘The Challenge’ shouldn’t be bothered

Tori continued, saying that the bigger issue was people who were bothered by two consenting adults enjoying themselves. She says there are “way bigger things to worry about.” And if it doesn’t affect you personally, then you shouldn’t be spreading hate online. She also made it clear she would continue to live her life the same way.

Emanuel posted a clip of himself reacting to the criticism of his fling with Tori that featured a clip of him revving up a chainsaw toward the camera. When Tori reposted the clip, she laughed and told him he was “insane.”

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“Welcome to the cringe club,” Tori told Emanuel. “They’ve been saying that about me for 5 years. But don’t worry I still have a job.”

New episodes of The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies air Wednesday nights on MTV.