COUPLES WHO CALLED IT QUITS DURING/AFTER THEIR REALITY SHOW! SOMETIMES TOO MUCH PUBLICITY IS A BAD THING!
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy: By summer 2012, Frankel admitted that they were struggling with their marriage.
The couple announced their split on December 30.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey: The two argued playfully on the show, as she played the ditz and he the exasperated hubby, but eight months after the final “Newlyweds” episode aired, they had found their differences too much to overcome.
Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif: Their breakup in July sparked a slew of accusations of physical and verbal abuse from both sides. Finally, the fighting seemed to come to an end in November when the couple finalized their divorce.
Kate and Jon Gosselin: They even shared their decision to separate in a “very special” 2009 episode, before Kate went on to star in the show solo. Gosselin told “Katie” in October. “We went through a lot. The signs were always there. Obviously, having eight kids in a short span of time didn’t help that.”
Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons: The couple revealed in November that they’re no longer together, but they’ve managed to keep things classy so far. Hounsou was even spotted shopping with Kenzo and the girls in the new year.
Kathy Griffin and Matt Moline: By May 2006, Griffin was officially divorced, and two months later, she revealed to “Larry King Live” that it was because Moline had stolen $72,000 from her. “My
ex-husband, without my knowledge, was sneaking into my wallet when I was asleep in the mornings and taking my ATM cards of my own private accounts and withdrawing money,” she said.
Camille and Kelsey Grammer: Viewers of the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” saw the marriage of Camille and Kelsey Grammer (who wed in 1997) unravel on the Bravo guilty pleasure in 2010. And by the end of their messy divorce battle, the two were bitter enemies.
Christopher and Adrienne Curry: The two met as cast members of VH1’s fourth season of “The Surreal Life” in 2005, and starred in their own show, “My Fair Brady,” later that year. Knight’s marriage proposal to Curry made for a perfect season finale, so when the show returned for another season, it was subtitled “We’re Getting Married!,” and later “Maybe Baby.” If there’d been another season, though, it might have been called something like “Breakup Blues” or “Split City,” since Knight and Curry called it quits in 2011 due to their many differences.
Vicki and Donn Gunvalson: Vicki of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” and the husband whom she began the series with, Donn, split in late 2010, after about 16 years of marriage. Surprisingly, she confessed that they were still living together five months later.
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler: Starred in MTV’s “Meet the Barkers” for 16 episodes, then the drama really began! The show ended in 2006, the same year the couple separated. In 2007, they
got back together, then decided to officially divorce in 2008.