CT Showed Diem Brown a Lot of Love, On and Off 'The Challenge'

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personalities Chris 'CT' Tamburello and Diem Brown appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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It's hard to believe that MTV's Real World Road Rules Challenge star Diem Brown has died after battling cancer, but fewer people are likely feeling that loss more than Chris "CT" Tamburello. Although they were no longer together when she passed away, their friendship far outlasted their relationship, and CT was apparently by her side until the end. One type of support CT offered was via Instagram, where he posted several adorable shout outs to Diem, encouraging her to keep fighting and helping her to promote her charity, MedGift.

Here are some of the cutest ways CT offered his support.

September 29, 2014

The true definition of supporting someone is being there in the good times and the bad, and CT definitely didn’t let Diem down, despite the fact that they were no longer dating. How cute are they? 

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July 11, 2013

CT posted this adorable photo last year as a throwback to the days when he and Diem were first on The Challenge together.

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September 29, 2014

CT shared this screenshot of Diem’s MedGift page, encouraging people to donate to help with her medical bills. Diem herself started MedGift, a site where people can donate to their friends and loved ones to help shoulder the burden of medical costs.

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October 30, 2014

CT uploaded this throwback photo and said, “The definition of grace under fire. An inspiration of strength, heart, and hope for so many people. The toughest woman I know.” 

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November 5, 2014

Last week, CT made Diem his Woman Crush Wednesday, taking another opportunity to encourage his followers to help support Diem in her fight. “Your smile can change the world. It’s not the other way around,” CT said.

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At 'The Challenge' After Show

This shot of Diem and CT at an MTV after show for The Challenge gave viewers a perfect idea of what their relationship was — and how sweet they were to each other.