This post contains spoilers to the season finale Joe Millionaire: Richer or poorer?.FOX revives Reality Show Joe MillionaireWith a twist Joe Millionaire: Richer than Poor.Two bachelors, Kurt Sowers & Steven McBee, were the stars of the reboot. Only one of them has millionaire status. McBee isn’t a millionaire but he did end up marry Amanda Pace. However, TMZAccording to reports, the couple has ended their relationship.
The relationship ended shortly after filming finished in December. According to reports, “they simply realized their relationship wasn’t going to work outside of the show as their lives were heading in different directions.”
Sowers discussed the matter in an interview. The ListHis family supported him in his TV dreams. “My family, actually they were pretty supportive of it,”He said. “They thought, ‘Why not? You’re at a point in your life where you can step away from what you’re doing professionally, and you’re single. You might as well put yourself out there and see what happens.'”
Although reality TV seems like it’s all fun and games, the shooting schedule actually was very strenuous. “We would get up – between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. is when they allowed Steve and I to work,” Sowers explained. “We’d have our laptops and our phones from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. We would crunch out as many calls as we could. From 8:00 a.m., we’d try to get a quick workout in, and we’d be in the chair doing interviews by 9:00 a.m., and then from 9:00 a.m. till, who knows, 2:00 a.m? We’d be shooting. Pretty brutal. We were running off next to no sleep almost the entire time.”
Sowers ultimately credits his friendship with McBee for the best thing that he ever saw on the show. “It’s been the best relationship from the show, has been Steven and I,” Sowers said. “As we talked about before, behind the scenes, getting to see the camera crews and the production crews and the directors and how they work and operate, that was a new experience for me. It was something that I definitely admired. I admired how hard these guys worked and how well they all worked together too. They were a well-oiled machine. It was definitely inspiring to see that part of the industry.”