‘The Challenge’ Star CT Tamburello Seemingly Reconciled With Wife Lili Solares
CT Tamburello met his wife Lili Solares during reality television break
Two-time finalist CT Tamburello met Fresh Meat star Diem Brown during The Challenge: The Duel (2006), and the two quickly fell head over heels for each other.
Although they continued dating after the how, the couple eventually split because Brown wanted to focus on her career. A couple of seasons later, they returned for Battle of the Exes (2012) and, while they had bumps along the way, managed to finish second.
The exes returned for the sequel two years later, where he wanted to redeem himself. Although they started strong, the two left following the third episode due to Brown’s medical disqualification.
Battle of the Exes II is the last time viewers saw The Challenge star as she died from a years-long battle with ovarian cancer in 2014, only a few months after returning home from filming the season. After her death, Tamburello took a break from reality television. During this period, he met Lilianet Solares.
He and his wife separated after two years of marriage
The two kept their relationship under wraps until they welcomed their first child, CJ, into the world in 2017. Shortly after his birth, CT made his return to The Challenge for Invasion of the Champions, which he won, and then placed third in the subsequent season, Dirty 30, earning nearly $130,000.
He then married Solares privately at a courthouse a few months before the two wed in a 2018 Miami, Florida-based wedding, documented by MTV cameras as other The Challenge stars, including Wes Bergmann and Cara Maria Sorbello, attended the ceremony.
The two-part special followed the couple’s different parenting styles and included an argument that left fans wondering if Solares would walk down the aisle.
Following their wedding, CT has returned for nearly every season of The Challenge, and the two eventually split a little over two years after marrying.
He revealed he entered the house as a single man and admitted his marriage had gotten a little rocky in a special for the new season. Additionally, Tamburello noted he ran away from problems that eventually “caught up” to him.
Therefore, the 40-year-old wanted to focus on fathering his son and training for another season of the show.
Tamburello and Solares seemingly back together
The Challenge 36 didn’t start well for the veteran as the house immediately blindsided him into elimination. However, it ended up as a girls’ day, and he became a rogue agent after his partner’s departure.
Therefore, he teamed up with Big T Fazakerley for several weeks before abruptly switching to Kam Williams, a veteran he chose not to work with initially. After his partner got stolen, Tamburello ended up back with Fazakerley, who now has her gold skull.
As it seems no one wants to throw the veteran into another elimination, the three-time champ will likely make it to the finals. Shortly after his time on the show, Tamburello and his wife seemingly worked things out as she began featuring him on her Instagram account, which she set to private.
While he keeps his relationship away from his profile, she has posted loving photos of the couple, evidently proving they are back together. The Challenge 36 airs Wednesdays at 8/7 Central on MTV.