Coming on this show, I like to think that I did it for him and for the right reasons," he says.
"Also, it became more about me and getting my life back and doing it for me."CT's return to reality television comes as a surprise to many, as he has not starred in a series since passing of his ex-girlfriend, Diem Brown.
In most cases, those relationships fizzle out soon after the cameras turn off, but for some couples a legitimate relationship forms.
Throughout “The Duel” she sported various wigs because she was self-conscious about her short hair post-chemotherapy.
CT convinced her she looked more beautiful as her natural self.
Diem was self-conscious about her hair loss and wore a wig in addition to a bandana.
At one point, Diem has to take off her wig and it was a truly amazing moment on the show. When the two shared their first kiss on the beach together that season, CT removed her headpiece and it was an incredibly romantic scene. She had to be airlifted to New York and was thought to be suffering from an allergy to peanut butter.
For new viewers that don’t follow CT on social media or haven’t seen the news, that’s where their relationship will pick up on “Battle of the Exes II” on Jan. Unfortunately, fans will have to watch with a heavy heart knowing that Diem will not be able to complete the season. He posted several Instagram photos of the two together, asking fans to donate to Diem’s company Med Gift, which helps cancer patients and their families raise money to manage their expenses.
She collapsed during filming in August and was flown to a New York hospital where she was diagnosed with a third and final round of cancer. Sometimes just being there for someone can be the difference between a good and bad day. Please goto her support page: #medgift A photo posted by CT (@theofficial_ct) on After Diem passed away CT posted another Instagram of a prayer card from her funeral with a rosary and ring.
Diem passed away in November 2014 after after her ovarian cancer metastasized.
CT made an appearance last year alongside Diem's sister Faith to honor his former flame.
Their heartfelt connection made them household names amongst the MTV audience, but their genuine kindness and love off camera are what make them truly memorable.
Although CT does not provide details regarding his son's name or how old he is, he does share how much of an impact his child has on his life."I felt like he helped me get my life back.
Diem’s passing is a tragedy and it is heartbreaking to know that a person who worked so hard to make the world around her a better place. She used her profile from the show to raise awareness for the causes she believed in and to help others.