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One of the newest stars of Survivor: Phillippines seems to be a survivor herself.

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Lisa Whelchel divorced her husband of 24 years earlier this year according to E! News. The former Facts of Life star indicated, "The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on Survivor on March 10."

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It sounds like jumping into a reality show cutthroat competition served her well! She added, "Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss…It was painful to realize that it wasn't going to work out."

Lisa and her ex-hubby must still get along since they gathered with their three grown kids to watch her in the Tandag tribe during the premiere of Survivor on Wednesday night.  

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