What Happened To The Cast Of Temptation Island

USA's Temptation Island follows four committed couples who are sent to a gorgeous island, separated from one another, and left to their "single life" devices with 24 eligible men and women. Whether or not they can resist the temptation of the singles is a test to see if their relationship is the real deal, or if it's time to move on. In the finale, the four couples are reunited, and must decide then and there if they want to leave together, alone, or with one of the singles. Executive producer David Goldberg said it best in a Deadline interview: "Temptation Island is sure to spark intrigue, debate, and conversation." 

The steamy reality show with a couple of seasons under its belt is actually a reboot of the 2001 original. The difference between the original and this new show? "A concerted effort was made to populate the island with singles genuinely looking for love whose personalities are appealing to the four couples who are questioning the long-term viability of their relationships," Goldberg added. 

So, did it work the first time? Did the couples split up or stay together? Here is what happened to the cast of Temptation Island.

Kaci Campbell from Season 1 of Temptation Island is earning cash on the internet

Kaci Campbell came to Temptation Island as part of a couple. Though Kaci and her boyfriend, Evan Smith, dated on and off for 10 years, Evan was reluctant to take their relationship to the next level. The pair told Temptation Island producers that they were at a crossroads and were hoping to determine if they should get married or not. Evan was apparently on team "Not Getting Married." He immediately felt a connection with single Morgan Lolar and, at the final bonfire, told Kaci that he wanted to break up with her for Morgan.

Poor Kaci didn't do well with the loss. "At first [the breakup] was really hard, I was devastated," she said in the show's six-month check-up episode. "But it's such a blessing and I'm very glad he's gone... He stole 10 years of my life, all of my twenties, and doesn't even feel bad about it." 

But now, Kaci is living in Los Angeles and making a living off of the internet. She makes videos on Cameo, has an OnlyFans page, and, as she posted on Twitter, is "genuinely happy and thriving".

Temptation Island's Evan Smith is "so sorry" he cheated on his ex-fiancee

Evan Smith appeared on Season 1 of Temptation Island to prove his commitment to his girlfriend, Kaci Campbell, but he quickly fell for Morgan Lolar. Evan and Morgan dated throughout the season and left the island as a couple. Evan then proposed to Morgan during the six-month check-in episode, and allegedly cheated on her shortly thereafter. Morgan tweeted her allegations in 2019, writing, "Is it ever okay for an ENGAGED man to leave his fiancé across the country to 'work' but actually has nightly sleepovers with 21yo Instagram models? Oh, and his phone happens to 'die' every night at the same time."

It wasn't all roses before Evan's reported infidelity, either. "He didn't work the entire time that he lived with me for almost a year and a half," Morgan told the Watch with Us podcast. "I supported him financially and his excuse for abruptly leaving two days before we were supposed to move to L.A. was that he needed to go 'work' to be able to pay me back." 

Evan seems to be remorseful for his actions, tweeting, "I am so sorry, Morgan," in April of 2020.

Morgan Lolar from Temptation Island is "technically homeless"

Morgan Lolar was a real estate agent based in Virginia before she appeared as a single on Season 1 of Temptation Island. She met and fell in love with Evan Smith on the show, and the two of them made plans to move to California together at the end of 2019. Even though Morgan and Evan broke up at the beginning of 2020 because of Smith's alleged infidelity, the reality star decided to move to California on her own. On Feb. 4, 2020, she announced on Twitter, "I AM IN CALIFORNIA".

But suddenly, left without a fiancé in sunny Los Angeles, Morgan found herself in a tough spot. "I just gave money to a homeless man and then remembered that I'm homeless too," she tweeted on Feb. 9, 2020. She replied to a comment on that tweet to assuage a fan's worry saying that she was "staying with" Erica Steinhauer (a single from her season) but is "still technically homeless." It's unclear if Morgan has her own place yet, as she posted to Instagram in October 2020, "Me, showing off someone else's patio view of LA."

Shari Ligons and Javen Butler from Season 1 of Temptation island have a podcast together

It's not all bad news for Temptation Island vets. Shari Ligons and Javen Butler had been dating since they were in their teens when they went on the show in Season 1. Since Javen had cheated on Shari when they were in college, he said he wanted to use the island to prove his commitment to her — and his plan worked! He proposed at the finale bonfire, and Shari said yes. On Instagram, Javen called the moment "the highlight of my life."

Javen and Shari seemed to be going strong for some time, despite rumors that Shari had cheated with Temptation Island's Justin Sturm. The couple moved to Los Angeles and started a podcast, on which they, as Shari tweeted, "get real and talk about relationships, pop culture, and #temptationisland." In a since-deleted Instagram post, Javen shared a picture of the two of them, writing in the caption, "You'll never find a person who cares or loves you more than me."

Unfortunately, it seems Javen and Shari may have ultimately split, according to CheatSheet. In January 2020, Shari shared on Instagram in a since-deleted post that she would "no longer [take] verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse from someone that's supposed to 'love' me," noting that she wouldn't stay in a relationship just because she felt guilty. Javen responded, in part, "I love you, but I am not holding you here by force."

Kady Cannon from Season 1 of Temptation Island has a new boyfriend and her own marketing company

Kady Cannon went on Temptation Island with her then-boyfriend John Thurmond. They had been dating for nearly three years, but Kady wasn't sure if John was the man for her. She was right. Kady left the island single and told The Sarah Scoop Show, "[Today] we are not together, we don't talk...and I just had to cut off communication there."

The former reality star seems to be doing well despite the heartache. In March of 2019, Kady announced the start of her own marketing firm on Instagram. "As a lot of you know I've been doing freelance marketing for years on the side," she penned in the caption. "But now I'm launching a full service umbrella marketing company @kannonmarketing for small business owners with a la carte services or monthly packages." She added that she's looking for referrals, and would appreciate any support.

Kady lives in Dallas, and according to another Instagram post, appears to have a new man in her life. "I kinda like this guy," she wrote in the caption. "He's alright. Guess I'll keep him around a little while longer."

John Thurmond and Katheryn Golden from Season 1 of Temptation Island are just friends

After meeting on the dating app Bumble and dating for three years, John Thurmond and Kady Cannon decided to test the strength of their relationship on Season 1 of Temptation Island. John explained his hesitation about Kady in an interview with PopCulture in 2019. "I think I was getting a lot of pressure from Kady about marriage," John revealed, saying Kady felt like her "biological clock" was ticking while he was wary of marriage after his parents divorced when he was young.

John and Kady left the island alone and single, but then tried to make things work again after they got home to Texas. The pair eventually split up for good, however, giving fans hope that John would end up with Katheryn Goldyn (a single he met on the show). Katheryn and John did spend time together in Nashville in 2019, but Katheryn posted a Boomerang of the two of them on her Instagram that killed the rumors once and for all. "No, we are not together," she wrote in the caption. "However, we remain close friends and will always care for and respect each other!"

Karl Collins and Nicole Tutewohl from Season 1 of Temptation Island are back together

Karl Collins and Nicole Tutewohl appeared as a couple on Season 1 of Temptation Island. "Karl and I had been dating for two-and-a-half years before going on the show. We had just moved in together," Nicole told the Chicago Tribune. "I think we were at the point of figuring out if this was 'the one' for each of us." 

While Karl got the assurance he needed, as, during the final bonfire, he told Nicole that he wanted to leave the island as a couple. Nicole, however, disagreed. The pair broke things off then and there. 

But Karl and Nicole are now back together. They're both personal trainers, and have a workout program that they made together. Nicole celebrated their relationship with an Instagram post. "I didn't know if we could come back from what we went through and if you would have asked me a year ago, I wouldn't have imagined us coming back stronger than ever but here we are," she gushed in the caption. "Keep holding onto your person strong, the hardships are always worth it."

Kate Griffith and David Benavidez from Season 2 of Temptation Island reunited... for a while

Kate Griffith and David Benavidez had dated for three years before they went on Season 2 of Temptation Island, but David didn't seem committed to the relationship. He almost immediately showered with one single, kissed another, and then pursued a third. Kate wasn't true to her man, either, as she also explored a new relationship. No one was surprised when they didn't leave the island together. 

However, people were surprised when they got back together. In a since-deleted Instagram post (via Us Weekly) showing the pair wearing matching pajamas, Kate wrote, "After letting you into a small glimpse of my life in an unrealistic and inorganic environment on Temptation Island, I've decided I owe no one answers as to decisions that I've made AFTER cameras stopped rolling." She added that she and David are living their best, authentic lives.

David also took to social media to defend their relationship and his actions on the show. "The 'reality' show does not accurately depict any of the cast members or any of the couples' relationships," he wrote. "We are all characters playing the 'roles' that go with the storyline."

But it doesn't seem they were meant to be. Judging by Kate's Instagram, she's since found a new love.

Ashley Goldson from Season 2 of Temptation Island seems to be jumping back into television

Ashley Goldson and Rick Fleur had troubles during their four-year relationship, leading them to go on Season 2 of Temptation Island. "I've seen some things that made it very difficult for me to trust him," Ashley told InStyle. "I'm...not really trusting what he's doing." Goldson also shared her hopes for the show: "That he leaves with me or he does something more than leaving with me!"

The couple did leave together, but it didn't last. Ashley and Rick had ended things by the reunion episode, with Rick confirming the split in a January 2020 tweet. "For everyone wondering, I'm still single," he shared.

Ashley seems to be doing well despite the breakup. She appears to be doing more work in TV, as she posted a photo of herself in front of a green screen to her Instagram story (via Bustle). "How I look reading comments from haters, then [carrying] on to sign a new contract," she penned in the caption. Though Ashley didn't say what the contract was for, she did make another 2019 Instagram post hinting at something good.

Ashley Howland from Season 2 of Temptation Island dumped both Casey Starchak and Ben Knobloch

Ashley Howland and Casey Starchak appeared on Season 2 of Temptation Island to make their relationship work. "We were just delving into our issues in our relationship when I got an email about casting couples for the show," Ashley told InStyle. "We didn't even know what our issues were at the time; just that there was an issue and that we would get into arguments." She added that they hoped to evolve as a couple while on the show.

Casey did propose to Ashley during the finale bonfire, but she said no, instead choosing to leave the island with single Ben Knobloch. But, then she and Ben broke up as well. Ashley claimed the split was because Ben had changed. "It took like a 360. I'm not even kidding," she told Bustle in late 2019. "We're not together. And he is a completely different person."

Ashley is spending time alone since both breakups, telling Bustle in that same interview she's "single now for sure."

Casey Starchak from Season 2 of Temptation Island isn't pleased with the show

Casey Starchak did not attend the Temptation Island Season 2 reunion after proposing to his girlfriend Ashley Howland and getting turned down. "[I'm] chilling back watching all the reunion drama unfold knowing I stayed out of it," he posted to his Instagram in December 2019. 

Casey is clearly not a fan of Temptation Island. After trashing it on social media and getting trolled by the son of one of the show's producers, he took to Twitter yet again. "When Jude Jeffress, the executive producer's son has to make a backup account to talk sh*t to you! Temptation Island is made by scumbags."

Why does Casey hate Temptation Island? He alleges that his words were edited together in post-production to tell a false story and make him look bad. He also posted a photo to Instagram with a caption detailing the tough lesson he learned. "Each day you get the opportunity to shape the type of person you will become," he explained. "Choose your actions wisely and take note of who you are becoming!"

Ben Knobloch from Season 2 of Temptation Island has a new girlfriend

Ben Knobloch went on season 2 of Temptation Island as a single. It didn't take long for him to find romance with Ashley Howland, who came to the island with her then-boyfriend Casey Starchak. Ben liked Ashley right from the start. "Obviously the physical attraction is what draws you to someone initially," he told Floor 8. "I realized she wasn't just a pretty face. I had no way of knowing how she would react to my advances or feelings." Still, Ben took a chance, and it paid off, as he and Ashley left the island as a couple. 

However, after the show's reunion special, their relationship fell apart. According to Ben, Ashley cheated on him with Casey (via Floor 8). In the end, Ben and Ashley broke up, even though she denies the cheating allegations. 

Ben doesn't seem too hurt by the break-up, though, as he has a new lady in his life. He posted a photo on Instagram with his new girl, tagging it with the hashtag, "#powercouple."

Esonica Veira and Kareem Thomas from Season 2 of Temptation Island seem to be dating

Esonica Veira and Gavin Rocker were a couple when they went on Temptation Island Season 2. When asked about her biggest fear going into the show, Esonica told InStyle, "The fear of the unknown. Not knowing the connections he's having and how he's gonna feel four weeks from now." 

But it ended up being Esonica's unknown that ended her and Gavin's relationship, as she made a connection with single Kareem Thomas right from the start. "There was not a defining moment for me when I realized that there could be a possibility of leaving the island with Kareem," she told Floor 8. "I am a very emotional person that reacts situationally and in that time and space anything could happen." 

Though Esonica and Kareem didn't officially announce that they started dating after the show wrapped, Kareem did drop a big hint on The Tylt in 2019. Interviewer Keydra Manns asked him directly, "What is it like for y'all now to be in love and like, as a couple?" Kareem responded with a laugh, saying, "You guys keep watching. You guys are gonna love what happens."

Gavin Rocker from Season 2 of Temptation Island is breaking into acting

Gavin Rocker appeared on Season 2 of Temptation Island with then-girlfriend Esonica Veria. When interviewed by InStyle before filming began, Gavin listed his show "deal-breakers" that would definitely end the relationship. "Hooking up with someone or having someone in your room," he revealed. "Also just a strong emotional connection. Sometimes the physical is a lot more shallow than the emotional." He added that if his partner is falling out of love with him on national television, he's not sticking around. 

Sadly, that's just what Esonica did, hooking up with single Kareem Thomas and leaving the island as a couple with him. But Gavin seems to be doing just fine without Esonica. He posts Instagram videos of himself working out and partying with his "boys" in NYC. Gavin is also breaking into acting; he's appearing as "Spice" in the movie Scott Free that will be released in 2021. 

Temptation Island's Toneata Morgan has her own activewear line

Fans first met Toneata Morgan in Season 2 of Temptation Island when she began a romantic relationship with David Benavidez — even though he came on the island with Kate Griffith as part of a couple. The former beauty queen didn't seem to mind that David not only had a girlfriend but had also participated in an alleged threesome with two singles on the show (via CheatSheet and MEAWW). In fact, Toneata didn't hesitate when David asked her to be his girlfriend after they'd only shared one kiss! Though the pair did leave the island together, they weren't in it for the long haul. As per Bustle, Toneata and David's social media accounts make a convincing case that their relationship didn't last. 

What happened to the blonde beauty since the cameras stopped rolling? According to her personal website, she started her own activewear line. As CEO and designer for All Legs, Toneata wants her leggings line to "empower all women by helping them feel strong, gorgeous and confident."

Dominique Price is hoping to have kids "in the next couple years"

Dominique Price was a single on Season 2 of Temptation Island. According to an interview he did with Talk Nerdy With Us, Price agreed to go on the steamy reality show because he wanted to find love and a real relationship — and, for a while, he thought he did. Dominique quickly noticed and began pursuing Kate Griffith, a woman who had come to the island with her boyfriend David Benavidez. Dominique and Kate first bonded over their love of fitness. As he said in the interview, "Me and [Kate] worked out in the morning and that's when we got closer."

Apparently they didn't get close enough. Dominique and Kate didn't leave the island together officially. Instead, as he revealed, "She came right to my hotel and we spent the whole week together in Hawaii by ourselves, just so she could see if it was real or not." She must not have thought it was, as she went back to her boyfriend and blocked poor Dominique on social media. But he seems to be doing well despite the breakup — even telling Quality Man magazine that he wants to have kids "hopefully within the next couple years."

Temptation Island star Samantha Hoffman reacts to anime on YouTube

Samantha Hoffman turned heads on Season 2 of Temptation Island because she was part of the infamous alleged threesome with David Benavidez and Payton Burgess. But, as the flight attendant revealed on the Reality Steve podcast, things weren't as scandalous as the show's editing made them out to be. As Samantha tells it, she and David got pretty drunk during the Blackout Party, kissed in the audio room, then took a shower together. When they were in the shower, David noticed Payton and asked her to join them — but that's as far as things got. Hoffman attests that only her and David kissed and David and Payton kissed, and that none of them had sex. 

David later sent Samantha home. But, according to her podcast interview, she met up with him in Los Angeles after the show wrapped and they slept together. The pair continued to talk until David got back together with his ex, Kate Griffith, and blocked Samantha on social media. Where does that leave Samantha now? Reacting to anime on YouTube. The brunette is part of The React Pack, a group of three women that record themselves watching and reacting to popular anime shows.

Rachel Hamel appears to have a new man since leaving Temptation Island

When compared to some of the other singles on Temptation Island Season 2, Rachel Hamel didn't get into very much drama. The swimsuit designer simply came on the show to make a connection, as she told Talk Nerdy With Us. She did make a connection with Casey Starchak, even though he came onto the island in a relationship with Ashley Howland. "At the mixer, I kind of got to know Casey a little bit better, and I just kind of felt more myself around him," she told Talk Nerdy With Us. "I felt more comfortable. I think with some of the other guys, I didn't have that natural connection." Hamel also said that she was attracted to Casey because "he's a loving, goofy guy and it's really easy to talk about anything [with him]." 

Despite the attraction, Rachel did not end up with Casey. Instead, as her Instagram seems to show, she's in a relationship with a different man. One post shows her walking hand in hand with this new guy on a tropical vacation, and another shows her snuggling up to his neck in a romantic way. The best part? Hamel looks very happy.

Etay Aroshas is working on opening his own restaurant

Temptation Island Season 2 wasn't the first reality show Etay Aroshas auditioned for. As reported by The Sun Newspapers, the single originally wanted to be on The Real World, but when he didn't book that particular gig, he was brought in for Temptation Island. Viewers might not have seen very much of Etay on the show, and that was on purpose. "I've learned to sit back and listen a bit more and observe," the man said of his time on the island. "I've always observed, but it gave me the opportunity to sit back, observe and listen and not have to be the center of attention all of the time. It wasn't easy, but it was definitely something."

What did Etay do when he was just sitting back and observing? He was cooking. The Israeli man used his free time on the show to dive into Middle Eastern dishes from Moroccan fish to Shakshuka. And this culinary hobby has become his new dream, as he revealed to The Sun Newspapers that he's working on opening a Middle Eastern restaurant in Philadelphia with his mother.

Temptation Island's Payton Burgess got a dog and a few new tattoos

Payton Burgess, a bartender from South Carolina, appeared on Season 2 of Temptation Island. "My love life in general had kind of come to a halt," Burgess told Greenville News. "I've been single for a very long time. When I was reached out to by the show, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to go out of my comfort zone." The brunette definitely did, as she was part of two dramatic plot lines on the show: a fight with Casey Starchak and an alleged threesome. As Burgess revealed to PopCulture, she had eyes for Starchak from the beginning: "As soon as I saw him, I was like target number one." But he was already in a relationship with Ashley Howland, and, as Burgess claimed, he led her on. "It was a lot of misleading connection, to be honest," she attested.

Burgess was then part of an alleged threesome with Samantha Hoffman and David Benavidez. Her message to people who might not have liked her actions? "I really don't care." And Peyton clearly doesn't, as she's living her best life with an adorable puppy named Kane, and several stunning new tattoos.

Mia Metcalf has been promoting a bar online

Mia Metcalf, a self-titled "model," "actress," "promoter," and "Brand Ambassador" (per her Instagram bio), made waves on Season 2 of Temptation Island when she opted to send herself home rather than go on an overnight date with Gavin Rocker. As per a report from PopCulture, Metcalf and Gavin quickly developed a "fun, flirty" relationship even though he came onto the island with his girlfriend Esonica Veira. She admitted in her interview that, despite how much she liked Gavin, she could tell that he was much more invested in Esonica even though it seemed clear that Esonica wasn't all that invested in him. That's why, when he invited her on an overnight date, she turned him down. "I'm not an option. I'm not a second choice," the model told PopCulture.

There are no hard feelings, though, as Mia also said, "It was nothing against [Gavin] we're friends." 

So, what is Metcalf doing with her time now? She's using her influence to promote a Milwaukee bar. As per several Instagram posts, Mia is promoting Tycoon Sports Bar & Grill's various performances and special events. Make that money, girl!

Jose Rodriguez got flirty with Temptation Island's Ashley Goldson for a bit

Jose Rodriguez is a former college basketball player from Sacramento, as noted by KSFM Radio. The handsome young man appeared on Temptation Island Season 2 to find a lady who is "wifey material," as Women's Health reported. And judging by his social media, he may have done just that. Ashley Goldson, who came to the island as part of a couple, took Jose on her final date. Though they didn't leave the island together, they fueled relationship rumors with their frequent flirting both on Instagram and in real life. 

After Goldson made an Instagram post of her and Jose, writing in the caption, "This thanksgiving someone will be shaking tables arriving with a new bae... I didn't say me. I said someone," Jose took to the comment section. One user wrote, "Ya'll look hella good together," and Jose responded, "That's what I'm sayin!" Then, in a since-deleted Instagram story reported by Bustle, Jose and Ashley danced the night away together in a club. Very suspicious, no? However, based on his social media, it doesn't appear that the two are in a relationship.