GOLD RUSH Rick Ness and fiancée Leese break up amid cheating allegations

Gold Rush Rick Ness and Leese Arie break up after getting engaged

Less than one month after Gold Rush star Rick Ness announced his engagement to girlfriend Leese Arie, the couple have split up due to Rick allegedly cheating on her. Again.

Leese made the break up announcement on TikTok late last night. In the brief clip, Leese lip synced the words to Brett Young’s song “Like I Loved You” before flipping off the camera at the end. “Last Time he ever cheats on me again!!” Leese wrote over top of the clip.

The clip was captioned with a string of hash tags that includes #cheatersneverchange, #singleuntiliknowitsreal and #neverlookingback.

Leese shared the TikTok post on Instagram as well. “Never looking back!!” she wrote in the caption. “2 years of emotional, mental, and physical abuse weekly!! I am done!! God please give me the strength to get through this.. 😭🙏💔😭🙏💔”

On Facebook, Leese posted a selfie and was a little more vulnerable with her message:

Dear God, 😭💔😭💔
Please help me, I am not strong enough on my own.
I need you now and always…
Please take me in your arms and hold me tight…
Please protect me from this world and all of this pain…
Please heal my heart and soul and make me whole again…
In your name Amen 🙏

In the comments of the TikTok post, Leese shared some additional information on her troubled relationship with Rick:

COMMENT: They never change..
LEESE: It hurtssss sooo effin bad girl 😭💔😭💔😭💔

COMMENT: Well that’s not what I expected I thought he really cared about you nobody deserves that take care 😢
LEESE: If only the public really knew exactly who he is. No one would ever believe it — that I put on my son’s life

COMMENT: Please tell me it’s not true.
LEESE: 100% true. I can’t do it anymore. I have to tell my story in hopes to keep me strong enough to find strength.

COMMENT: Sooooo, ummm engagement is off huh?
LEESE: Yes, I just caught him again tonight, and I CAN’T do it anymore!! 🥺

COMMENT: Who in their right mind would ever?
LEESE: Rick Ness for literally our entire relationship. I hurt soooo bad rn!! 💔💔💔

COMMENT: I hope this is not true! You sure don’t deserve this
LEESE: On my son it’s true. He’s cheated on me literally countless times our whole relationship. I just can’t do it anymore!! 🥺💔🥺💔

COMMENT: People suck 🤷🏽‍♂️
LEESE: They do, but I am the dummy for taking him back countless times. I don’t understand it 💔💔💔

Rick has yet to post about the break up on social media.

UPDATE – On December 1, Rick shared this post on Facebook:

Things are continuing to get better, I’m trying my hardest to get better every day, I still make mistakes, I’m nowhere near perfect and I never will be, truth be told I’ve got a long way to go to get to where I need to be but I know I’m going to make it.

I’ve got a lot of people that believe in me but none more than my beautiful fiancé, Leese. She’s seen me at my worst and she has stuck with me through it all and believe me my worst was about as awful as it gets.

I was a mess at everything and that includes our relationship. I didn’t always take it seriously and I took her for granted alot of the time. I screwed up just about everything you could screw up, believe me, and she continued to forgive me and stand with me. From ruining plans, holidays, and even worse stepping out on her, I’ve done the unforgivable, but she has continued to forgive me.

I see alot of people trying to blame her for my problems and that makes it sting even worse because I know the truth and the truth is that I am the problem, not her. She has only tried to help me through my problems and it suck’s to see her get blamed instead.

I’m an adult, what I’ve done, I’ve done, I won’t hide it all I can do is try and do better. So why don’t you lay off the innocent one and start throwing some of your misplaced accusations at my doorstep, because that’s where they belong.

Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm. You can contact Asa via Twitter, Facebook, or email at starcasmtips(at)

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