The Challenge: Ride or Die is expected to emphasize close relationships and bring individuals together, even exes. A pair of ex-lovers teaming up to win $1 million is among the teams that will compete in the rigorous tournament. The couple is all-star Nelson Thomas, who will compete against his ex-girlfriend, social media personality Nurys Mateo.
According to MTV’s press release for the show:
“For the first time ever, the acclaimed competition franchise will match cast members with their “Ride or Die,” including a cast of best friends, exes and partners as they go through the weekly mental and physical battle for their share of a million dollars. ”
The Challenge airs Wednesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. ET. The Test – Can Exes Be Friends?
Meet Nelson and Nurys as they prepare to show the world what they are capable of.
The age-old topic of friendly ex-partners will be resolved in the upcoming season of The Challenge. Reality TV stars Nelson and Nurys are willing to show the world that you can still be friends after a breakup by competing together for a chance to win $1 million.
Nurys is one of the newcomers who has never taken part in the program before, along with other reality TV personalities such as Tommy Bracco and Analyze Talavera who have previously appeared in Big Brother. While Nurys has no previous experience with The Challenge, she’s watched enough reality shows to know how to get to the top. The 27-year-old model and athlete has appeared in MTV series such as Are You The One and Ex on the Beach, where she performed with Nelson herself.
According to her MTV bio:
“Nurys and her Ride or Die Nelson had a brief relationship in the past, but their friendship has only grown stronger, and Nurys is ready to break Nelson’s daily Challenge curse, and ride with him to his first final triumph, and, of course, hers.”
Her ex-boyfriend and teammate Nelson Thomas makes up for her lack of expertise in the program. Nelson has yet to win another season, although he was often close. Nelson has complete confidence in his partner and said in their first video that her appearance should not deceive anyone, because she is “fiery”.
They bond and have nothing but positive things to say about each other. Nurys described Nelson as “a giant bundle of energy” if she were to characterize him in one word. Nelson went on to say that she is “undeniable” and does not hesitate to speak her mind. Because they’ve been through so much together, the two think they’re each other’s deaths.
Nurys went on to say:
“We went from dating or something, to not talking, to being friends and wondering if we could ever be anything again – until now great friends, great partners in this game.”
They discussed each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and she said Nelson’s greatest strength is his social game, which everyone loves. She went on to say that his greatest weakness would be swimming. Nelson said Nurys’ greatest strength is her ability to regulate her emotions, and her greatest weakness is her reluctance to commit. He complimented her composure, then joked that he married her. Watch the two battle it out on MTV’s The Challenge on October 12 at 8 p.m. ET.