Annnd Cut! The Messiest And Most Public Reality TV Divorces
Unfortunately, reality TV celebrities realities aren’t that great! They’re under curse — a curse that causes them to end their marriages in nasty divorces!
In fact, there are so many reality TV stars who married and divorced each other — prior to and during their reality TV superstardom — that all of them couldn’t possibly fit into this list. But Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are currently going through a mess of a divorce, and Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart messy divorce was finalized just last month. MadameNoire is recapping the many celebrity couples who found fame on reality TV series and fell victim to failing marriages — a guilty pleasure of juiciness for the cameras and audiences to witness.
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Kardashian and Odom are the latest victims of the curse! Recently Kardashian filed for divorce and isn’t walking away empty handed. There have been many rumors as to why their marriage has failed — Odom’s drug addiction and cheating scandal. These allegations were of course shut down by Kardashian. During their four-year marriage, Kardashian starred on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and the two starred on their spin off, “Khloe & Lamar.”
Porsha Williams Stewart & Kordell Stewart
These two were coming for each other hardcore last year. Their divorce was finalized last month though and since, Williams has been playing nice — saying she’s happy for him and Towanda Braxton rumored relationship. But beforehand, she helped spread rumors that Stewart is gay, revealed he was controlling. And he said she doesn’t deserve spousal support. The two were featured “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Hulk Hogan & Linda Hogan
Linda Hogan did let the fame go to her head. She divorced her husband, Hulk Hogan, of 20-plus years — ditched him for a younger man — a 19-year-old former classmate of their daughter’s, Brooke Hogan. Uh Uh! She accused of him of having his own affairs, which he denied. The two starred on “Hogan Knows Best.”
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
We’re not going to tell you how long this marriage lasted because it’s shameful and you probably already know (or you should). Let’s just say it lasted for two seconds — basically…
Nick Lachay & Jessica Simpson
Let’s face it! These two needed reality TV! Neither one of their careers were as big as pop counterparts Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Yep, the Mickey Mouse Club alum go hard! Anyways, these two didn’t make it after only three years of marriage — and after allowing MTV to film their entire marriage on “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.”
NeNe Leakes & Gregg Leakes
This might be the closest thing to a fairytale on this list. These two divorced in 2011 and remarried last year. But before the reunion, the two still parted after 14 years of marriage and after NeNe Leakes became a major reality TV star. She said their marriage failed the first time because Greg wasn’t communicating and was going through a phase where he wanted to be young again. She added, his children gave her a hard time after his divorce to their mother in the 90s. Let’s hope they don’t succumb to the reality star couples’ curse again and worse, next time for good! It’s expensive to keep divorcing and remarrying.
Jennifer Williams & Eric Williams
If anyone has taken advantage of the reality TV divorce curse, it’s Jennifer Williams. She said “Basketball Wives” pushed her out of an unhappy marriage with Eric Williams. But in a good way! She got out of a nasty relationship at the time with her estranged husband. She is now happy with music producer Cisco Rosado.
Deitrick Haddon & Damita Haddon
This was a trifling divorce — regardless of the Haddons being Christian. Not only did Deitrick Haddon divorce his wife back in 2011 two years prior to “Preachers of LA” airing its first season, but he later remarried his mistress and mother of his love child. Reality TV certainly brings out the devil in people. Although, Haddon evilness started prior to becoming a reality TV star — his ratchetness just has been brought to light.
Camille Grammer & Kelsey Grammer
They were married from 1997 until 2011. Camille Grammer starred on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” starting in 2010. During filming she filed for divorce and custody of their two children. The divorce was finalized in early 2011. Kelsey Grammer said he wished he would’ve told his ex-wife about him cheating on her and that he found someone to make him happy. Therefore, they should move on. But we all know that didn’t happen.
Chad Ochocinco Johnson & Evelyn Lozada
This marriage quickly ended with domestic violence charges. Lozada divorced her abusive husband, and he won’t move on. He kisses her through the TV screen and buys her soon-to-be born child (with a new beau) baby clothes. Boy bye! She’s moved on!
Renee Graziano & Junior Pagan
These two divorced prior to show, but still acted as though they were married (aka Graziano still loved her ex-husband and even allowed him to move back into her house at one point.). On season two of “Mob Wives” Pagan told her he wanted to try their luck at being together again. She went for it until he ratted out her father to the feds and went into the Witness Protection Program.
Sheree Whitfield & Bob Whitfield
These two had trouble agreeing on a lot during their divorce, but Sheree Whitfield decided to keep her ex-husband’s last name. But get this, they were already divorced by time the first season of “RHOA” aired! But their relationship remained nasty post-divorce. She claimed he wasn’t paying child support, and he was a deadbeat. He says he doesn’t trust her and her antics.
Kris Jenner & Bruce Jenner
After 22 years of marriage these two split. “We are living separately and we are much happier this way. But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority,” the couple said in a joint statement. Their split is still a little messy. Jenner wants to change her name back to Kardashian and begin reconnecting with exes. Hmm…
Jon Gosselin & Kate Gosselin
These two had eight children together including twins and sextuplets and were the stars of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin filed for divorce. Her husband supposedly cheated with her plastic surgeon’s daughter, Hailey Glassman. However, their relationship allegedly started after Jon and Kate’s split had occurred. Jon Gosselin was bitter about this! He had production shut down during the divorce. TLC filed suit against him for contract violations. Eventually, the show became “Kate Plus 8.”
Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler
OK everyone, brace yourselves, for the roller coaster ride of a relationship to MadameNoire is about to take you on. Barker and Moakler starred on MTV’s “Meet the Barkers.” After two years of marriage, they filed for divorce in 2006, reconciled in early 2007, broke up again, then got back together at the 2007 Video Music Awards, then the divorce was finalized in 2008 and they got back together again briefly in 2009. Whew, talk about break up to make up!