How Did Dr. Jackie Walters Feel When She Found Out Her Husband Cheated? “Homicidal”
If you’ve ever been cheated on, you know you can experience a myriad of emotions when you find out about your partner’s infidelity, from anger to sadness to, in Dr. Jackie Walters’ case, “homicidal.”
The Married to Medicine star is slated to appear on the premiere episode of Kandi Burruss’s new Bravo series Kandi Koated Nights, and during the show, the 54-year-old OB/GYN talked about how difficult it was to keep things together professionally while dealing with her personal marital troubles.
“Initially for me, I felt homicidal,” she told Kandi. “When you’re seeing patients and you’re walking into an exam room and you find out on an iPad that your husband’s name is on the blog, you still take care of the patient if you’re like me and you do what you got to do and you go, ‘Okay.’ You’re traumatized initially but I think as a professional, you got to keep doin’ what you got to do.
“The last thing you want me to do in mid-stream, having surgery or taking care of you is to deal with my own personal problems. That’s part of being a doctor, you sacrifice you.”
If you remember, Dr. Walters played no games when she found out her husband Curtis Barry had a mistress this past April. She famously told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she filed for divorce “On day three. Yes, day three.”
Though initially the doctor didn’t feel like being on reality TV affected her marriage at all, telling HipHollywood.com earlier this year, “Reality TV has little or nothing to really do with why you’re getting a divorce I feel. You’re just going through some stuff, the same stuff that your girlfriend who may not go to work every day or maybe your girlfriend next door who is working 10 jobs every day, you just don’t get a chance to see it play out.” When speaking with Kandi, Dr. Walters said being a reality TV star likely raised her soon-to-be ex-husband’s profile.
“The public persona totally adds to it,” she said. “Curtis was an athlete before, but I certainly think the exposure of being on TV and [women thinking], ‘Maybe he got a whole lot of money I can get’ [didn’t help].”
Check out Kandi Koated Nights on Sundays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.