Ian Spanier

Ryan Knight Remembered: Jemmye Carroll Marks Anniversary With Mardi Gras-Themed Tribute

Five years ago, the 'Real World' lady's life was 'forever changed.'

Whether it's the colorful parades filled with ornate masks or the plethora of beads, there's nothing quite like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. And for Jemmye Carroll, Fat Tuesday holds a very special significance because of her relationship with fellow MTV star Ryan Knight.

The sassy Southerner, who met the late Wisconsin native during their "Real World" NOLA season, lovingly paid tribute to their fond and playful early days -- fresh off celebrating the holiday right on Bourbon Street.

Jemmye Carroll's Instagram

"5 Years ago today, the best thing in this life happened to me," J captioned this old-school Instagram snapshot of the "Battle of the Exes 2" partners, fittingly clad in party attire as they sat in the house's confessional. "You told me you loved me & my life forever changed for the better. Thank you for saving me from my past... Happy Mardi Gras Ryan Knight..."

Offer your own favorite memories of Knight in the comments -- and for a meaningful "RW" rewind, watch the erstwhile couple and their roomies commemorate the fun-filled occasion in the humorous video clip below.

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