Chris “CT” Tamburello is now a dad!
Trippy, right? And it seems we have Mr. Tamburello’s little one to thank for his upcoming grand return to the show that made him famous, The Challenge. YASSS!
Apparently, the Real World alum is eager to alter his TV legacy now that he is a father. In a recent HollywoodLife.com interview, CT explained:
“The main reason I came back, I know there’s going to come a time where he’s going to see me on TV. I want him to see me as I am today, and not some punk running around with his head cut off, smashing heads, you know. I wanted to set the right example. Darrell can attest to this, me and him are the old men on the show ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ all we did was trade baby pictures with each other. I became a father and perspective changes.”
Awwwww. The reality TV personality continued:
“He’s gonna see some bonehead running around with his head cut off, and it’s gonna be a lot harder to tell him to not do things when he sees stuff like that. I wanted him to see me, when he’s old enough, as I am today.”
Fair, fair. In fact, CT thought he was never going to do another show since he believed he was “done.” Not to mention, the MTV vet wants to keep his son away from the prying media — which is pretty hard to do when you are the star of a hit program. He noted:
“One of my main concerns is that I don’t want him to go under the microscope of the media and how nasty they can be. It’s like a catch 22; I’m proud and want to set an example, but at the same time, he’s mine. I don’t want to share him!”
So sweet. CT has certainly been through a lot over the years as he lost his on-again off-again girlfriend/costar Diem Brown to cancer back in 2014.
The reformed bad boy concluded:
“I felt like he helped me get my life back. Coming on this show, I like to think that I did it for him and for the right reasons. Also, it became more about me and getting my life back and doing it for me. I felt OK to come on this show in the very beginning, in this new chapter of my life. It did wonders for me. I was proud of it. I had my ups and down through my twenties, and I’m here now still sharing my life on TV. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise; I’m so grateful and I’m so happy, I can’t believe all this is happening and it’s for the right reasons. Of all seasons, this one to me is the one I’m the most proud of just because so much has happened through the years to where I am and who I am now. I’m most proud of this one.”
In case you need a refresher on all of the “bonehead” moments he is trying to bury, be sure to ch-ch-check out our favorite CT moments from The Challenge (below). ***WARNING: NSFW content ahead ***
Wes And CT Face Off During Rivals
CT Goes Up Against Marlon — IN THE POOL!
CT Carries A Guy Like A Backpack
CT Challenges Anastasia’s Patience
Don’t forget to tune into The Challenges: Invasion when it premieres on MTV on February 8 at 10 p.m. ET!