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Sad news! Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have split!

Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have broken up after 10 years of dating.

“It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other,” the couple said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE this morning.

“We will carry with us the memories of a relationship grounded in love, laughter, support and friendship,” the statement continued. “We have experienced some of life’s greatest joys and toughest challenges together and our decision to be apart can never diminish that. We want to thank everyone for their support and we ask that our privacy be respected as we move forward.”

Such sad news! Morasca, 32, and Zohn, 38, first started dating after meeting on Survivor. Jenna won Survivor: Amazon, and Ethan won Survivor: Africa. They also competed together on The Amazing Race, and starred in their own show, Everyday Health.

Most memorably, Zohn chronicled his very moving battle with Hodgkins lymphoma here on – from diagnosis to remission to its return in 2011. He underwent a stem-cell transplant in February 2012, and through it all, Morasca was by his side as both were outspoken supporters of cancer survival and detection. Zohn even ran the New York City marathon in 2011 in support of a cure.

Zohn was there to attend Morasca’s May 2012 graduation from Columbia University, where she earned a master’s degree in counseling and clinical psychology.

“To see her battle through all sorts of challenges and still find her passion for academics is such an inspiration,” Zohn said at the time, calling her “Miss Smartypants” and adding: “Plus, now I don’t have to pay for therapy.”

I wonder why they broke up. Did one of them want to get married? Have kids? Maybe they just grew apart? I can’t imagine going through what they had to go through with his cancer, and then split up after.


Posted Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:11am
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‘Survivor’ Winner Ethan Zohn’s Cancer Is in Remission

A year after discovering he had a rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, ‘Survivor: Africa’ winner Ethan Zohn has weathered the storm and is now happy to learn his cancer is in remission.

“A few weeks ago, we got his first clean CT scan,” his girlfriend Jenna Morasca, winner of ‘Survivor: Amazon,’ tells PEOPLE. “Now we can officially call him ‘in remission.’ We were so nervous for this test because good news on this test meant we could start our lives again.”

Zohn learned he had Hodgkin’s on April 30 of last year after months of itchiness and night sweats. Doctors discovered a swollen lymph node under his left clavicle, and a CT scan discovered a mass on his chest. He soon learned he was suffering from a rare form of Hodgkin’s called CD20-positive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

After several rounds of chemotherapy to treat the rare disease, he learned in August that the cancer had come back. “The last clean scan we got was good, but then we had to enter the stem cell transplant,” Morasca says, “which was quite a long and daunting process.”

He got the ultimate good news in April, when a nurse delivered the results of his latest CT scan. “I cannot begin to explain the happiness and relief we felt,” Morasca recalls.

Now that his cancer is in remission, Zohn will be starting work on a new show called ‘Outside Today’ for the Outside Television network. He’ll also be spending a lot of time working with Grassroot Soccer, the charity he started with his ‘Survivor’ earnings.


Posted Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 7:07am
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Survivor Winners & Lovers: Jenna Helping Ethan Through Cancer‏


As winners of Survivor, Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn know a lot about overcoming difficult challenges. But the couple, who started dating in 2003, also figured that getting through the show would be the toughest obstacle they would ever face — until Ethan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in April, and Jenna vowed to help him through it. “I was going to fight tooth and nail, with every fiber of my being, until he was better,” Jenna tells In Touch. “Our goal was making cancer our bitch!”

How did you react to the news that he was sick?

I was shocked. I had been through it with my mom, who died from cancer, so I felt like, “Why is this happening again?” But it brought me and my dad closer because I was able to rely on him for his experience with her. He is a savior. Also, I’m lucky to have an incredible group of women around me who have borne the same burden.

How has it affected your relationship?

We’ve learned things about each other and the value of our relationship that we may have never discovered if we had never been faced with this challenge. It’s a team effort. We are going to come out stronger.

Is marriage next?

Before, I would have said I didn’t know, but I think now, we owe it to ourselves and to our families to do some sort of wedding. I’m trying to get him to just go to Las Vegas. How romantic would it be? Then we could do a big ceremony later. All I care about is the cake!


Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 10:10am
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Ethan Zohn Details Pill Regimen for Cancer Fight


As he continues three months of intense chemotherapy to fight a rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn is opening up about the medication he needs to keep going.

In an exclusive video blog for, Zohn – accompanied by his girlfriend Survivor: The Amazon winner Jenna Morasca – shows off the array of prescription pills required to counter the effects of his cancer treatment.


“The chemotherapy knocks me down, so I’ve gotta take all this stuff to boost me back up,” Zohn says, as he talks about his new daily rituals.

In April, after suffering months of undiagnosed itching and night-sweats, Zohn, 35, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. In May, doctors discovered he was suffering from a rare form of the cancer called CD20-positive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The shaggy-haired soccer player and founder of AIDS charity Grassroot Soccer then chopped off his curly locks in anticipation of losing his hair to chemo.


Posted Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 7:07am
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