Real Housewives stars Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen will be on a new show called 'Couples Therapy.' Their marriage is in trouble, clearly. Could their marital strife be caused by the scrutiny of cameras in their home filming the Reality TV hit? And is it going to get better by airing all their dirty laundry in front of another set of cameras?
Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently filed for legal separation. Another couple from the same show, Kelsey and Camille Grammer, also divorced. And yet another husband from RHBH, Russell Armstrong (husband of Taylor Armstrong), was so distressed he killed himself.
Real Housewives of D.C. stars (and "White House Crashers") Tareq and Michaele Salahi also divorced after Michaele ran off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. And also from RHDC, Stacie and Jason Turner divorced soon after the show aired.
Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda also divorced after their reality show. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lache. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. And probably one of the most famous splits, Jon and Kate Gosselin.
Reality TV kills marriages.
All this doesn't make inviting a television camera into your home and married life very appealing, does it? What is it about being put under a microscope that tears these marriages apart?
The names mentioned above are by no means all-encompassing. Many other couples have reported having problems in their marriages brought on by reality shows.
The million dollar question: Why would anyone agree to one of these shows after all this?
And a show to air your problems and flaws publicly - a marriage counseling show?!
Other people's suffering appears to be quite popular. Wouldn't it be better to bring back a modern-day Waltons or something like that? Something besides rich women drinking wine and fighting with each other, then getting divorced during their down time.
Nobody ever divorced after watching the Waltons. "Goodnight John Boy."
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