Burying the hatchet? Maybe so. Paulie Calafiore and Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio haven’t at all times gotten alongside on The Challenge — however issues could. be altering.
While Devenanzio, 33, was shut mates with Cara Maria Sorbello, that modified after she started relationship Calafiore, 32, in 2018. Not solely did the three not work collectively on the present, however all of them criticized one another’s private lives on social media by way of the years, making a longtime rift. So, followers had been shocked final month when the Big Brother alum and the First Look host posed collectively for a photograph at a Los Angeles occasion — inflicting many to marvel if a friendship had shaped.
“I’m not going to offer away something that was mentioned that evening. People have recognized for a very long time that Johnny and I had been at one another’s heads, and I believe we’re each at a spot the place we’ve taken sufficient break day. She’s taken sufficient break day the place we’ve been in a position to take away ourselves from that facet of issues,” Calafiore stated on the Thursday, October 7, episode of the “Watch With Us” podcast. “Where him and I actually butted heads wasn’t a lot within the sport, it was a budget pictures exchanged outdoors of the sport. He would alternate an affordable shot. I’d try to have a less expensive shot. He would come again with a less expensive shot. … The method that we left it was, ‘Hey, no matter occurs between you and I, go away her out of it, go away the connection out of it.’”
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— Paulie Calafiore (@PaulCalafiore_) September 20, 2021
In September 2019, Devenanzio, 39, opened up solely to Us Weekly about his damaged friendship with Sorbello, 35.
“Our relationship at this level is just about lifeless on arrival. We’ve just about regressed on our friendship again to the place we had been pre-parasite coming into the institution. I get it. You’ve gotta select your pal or your boyfriend. She’s doing what she’s gotta do. I don’t hate her for it,” the seven-time winner, 39, stated on the time. “She’s in a darkish place proper now with a darkish particular person. I don’t fault her for being slightly bit, I really feel like, misguided. It’s unlucky. … She’s only a totally different individual. She’s modified lots.”
The two-time winner, for her half, was additionally seemingly shocked by the reunion and confirmed she hasn’t spoken to Devenanzio in years.
While Sorbello and Calafiore are at present internet hosting their first VIP expertise referred to as The Ten Escape, they’re open to returning to the present ultimately — however aren’t feeling the present solid of Spies, Lies and Allies.
“The individuals which can be there proper now, I don’t belief the problem of their fingers,” she informed Us. “I’ve obtained nothing in opposition to the rookies, however these vets aren’t doing it justice.”
For extra from Calafiore and Sorbello, watch the unique interview above and subscribe to the “Watch With Us” podcast.
The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies airs on MTV Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.