Avonte from tough love dating athlete

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VH1 Tough Love was a topic of heated discussion even before it hit the airwaves in March.

Avonte Oquendo, 14, pictured left ran away from his school in Queens, New York, on October 4, 2013.

The family is suing the city, alledging school security was responsible for keeping Avote safe and failed. However, the NYPD maintains that safety agents did nothing wrong.

Standing with Avonte's mother, Vanessa Fontaine, and grandmother, Doris Mc Coy, Sunday, Senator Schumer said the family was going through a 'nightmare' and that steps needed to be taken to prevent a similar incident happening again.

Now, Steve and his mother Joann are taking on even their toughest cases yet - couples!