‘The Challenge’: Did Cara Maria Sorbello Just Admit That She and Paulie Calafiore Broke Up?

We’ve been watching MTV’s The Challenge for over two decades, and it’s hard to believe some of the contestants have been on the show for over 10 seasons. And if there’s one Challenge competitor who continues to cause controversy, it’s Cara Maria Sorbello.

Sorbello got her start on The Challenge with Fresh Meat II. She’s proven over and over that she’s a force to be reckoned with, as she’s won multiple seasons and competed in many finals. But now, it’s her relationship with fellow contestant Paulie Calafiore that’s causing quite a stir. And it seems she may have just dropped a few hints on her Instagram that she and Calafiore are no longer an item.

Cara Maria Sorbello and Paulie Calafiore broke up back in December 2018

Sorbello and Calafiore had a rocky start to their relationship from the very beginning. During The Challenge: Final Reckoning, Calafiore was in a relationship with his girlfriend back home, Danielle Maltby. But it was later revealed that Calafiore was cozying up to Sorbello despite still reassuring Maltby that he couldn’t wait to get home and be with her.

“I want to vomit because it makes me so sick to think that someone can sit there and spout out these professions of love to me and then hang up the phone and go and f*** someone else,” Us Weekly reports Maltby said. “I don’t blame Cara in this.”

While Sorbello and Calafiore had a strong relationship, Sorbello ended things in December 2018 after she found out Calafiore was still talking to and seeing Maltby. As Sorbello said, “I’ve read everything, I’ve seen everything. I know. It’s so f***ed up. I don’t want any of it to be true because I know how I feel about him and I know how we were together. I want all of that to be real so bad.”

Sorbello left a few clues on Instagram that she and Calafiore are no longer together

Despite the drama in the past, Sorbello and Calafiore worked through their relationship and appeared to be stronger than ever on The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2. They stayed strong in their alliance, quarreled little, and stood by each other even when the competition got tough. But now, Sorbello is leaving hints on her Instagram that there could be trouble in paradise.

One fan made a note of their observations of Sorbello and Calafiore’s relationship. They commented on Sorbello’s post, ” i will say that i am more confused on you two then i was previously. it’s pretty clear ya’ll have stepped back out of the public eye but i truly can’t tell if you are together or not. “

To that, Sorbello answered that she’s “not in an open relationship.”

After that, another fan posted, “@misscaramaria are you in one at all???” And many others echoed the same question.

Sorbello answered, “We are public figures. Of course people wanna know. We used to put a lot of sweet cute things out there. I miss that too. Its ok. All love girl.”

Could another ‘Challenge’ contestant have something to do with it?

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Sorbello seemed to avoid answering the question about her relationship completely. But what she did say to fans is making us think she and Calafiore did, in fact, end their relationship.

As for why they might’ve broken up, we’re not sure. But perhaps another Challenge contestant had to do with it. During the War of the Worlds 2 reunion, Nany González and Sorbello got in a verbal altercation — and Sorbello brought up that she believes González wants to pursue romantic relations with Calafiore.

As for Calafiore, he noted during the reunion that he and González are cool with each other despite González’s feud with Sorbello. Not only that, but González also noted that she Calafiore talk regularly.

We’re not sure if González’s relationship with Calafiore has anything to do with the potential breakup, but it’s certainly something to look out for in the future!

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