Like Real Housewives? Like reality TV? Like pretty much anything on Bravo? Mmhmm. Us too. So get psyched, ladies, for the network's all new show, Married to Medicine, that's premiering this weekend. It's about a group of women from Atlanta who are doctors or doctors' wives and having already seen the pilot episode ourselves, we can confirm that it's good. Just saying.
And we caught up with one of the show's stars— Dr. Jackie Walters, who's an OB/GYN—who told us what kinda drama we can expect, which other Real Housewife she resembles the most, which celeb mom-to-be she wants as her client, what she thinks of Teen Mom, and tons more. Keep scrolling!
OK!: So first things first, we love the drama on this show already! Which women will we see butt heads the most?
Dr. Jackie: Well, we’re all women so we all have differences. Now get along the least? Ah, that’s a hard one. Different personalites. I think you’ll see Mariah and Toya have different personalites and are both married to ER doctors but they handle their challenges a little differently. But things will change throughout the episodes. You know how we women are from day-to-day!
OK!: Ok, so it seems like you refer to yourself as a "diva" and are going to play that role on the show. Can you tell me more about that?
DJ: Oh, that’s a real person (laughs). That’s who I am, that’s a real person. Dr. Diva, yeah.
OK!: But you mean that in a good way…
DJ: Definitely in a good way. I carry myself in a way that represents all women, professional women, fun women, black, white, all women. And I'm a realist. No matter what the problem brings, I can handle it. And I like looking good because I feel good. I'm not perfect every day but I try and aim for excellence.
OK!: LOVE that. Do you think anybody else on Bravo resembles you in that way?
DJ: Bethenny Frankel. She’s an entrepeneur, she works hard, she plays hard. I'm probably a person of my own though. I don’t think there are many people out there like me.
OK!: Do you see any similarities between your show and the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Cause I did…
DJ: Well, I think the similarities is that we’re in Atlanta and we’re all women. I think you’ll see big differences as the show unfolds and you’ll see a course of challenges that being married to medicine or being married to a spouse in medicine, we take a different approach to some of those challenges in that you bring your job home.
OK!: Do you watch any other reality shows? What are you into?
DJ: We’re definitely true to Housewives of Atlanta. And I have a daughter who’s 19 so I get to see a little bit of everything by default when I'm home. She loves all of the Housewives, she loves the Kardashians.
OK!: What does she think about her mom being a reality star?
DJ: She loves it! She absolutely loves thinking that I'm a star. I don’t know if she likes the doctor part of it because it keeps me busy and sometimes not in the house, but she absolutely loves this. She thinks she’s a star.
DJ: I would definitely love to take care of Kate Middleton. I think her personality is similar to mine in that she is definitely positive, she looks good, very organized, very well put-together, very soft spoken, private. Handles the challenges that she’s dealt day to day.
OK!: Good choice. On first glance this show seems similar to other reality shows, but how is it different?
DJ: The coolest part of the show is that you get to see behind the white coat. You see your doctor in the office and I don’t think anybody's ever thinking of their doctor as a real person. 100 percent of his time is for me. But I think they’ll get to see that we have lives out of the office. And you’ll learn the medical terminology. We’ll use words that you heard your doctors say. Have you ever heard of a procedure called a D&C?
OK!: Well yes, I have. I actually am really interested in pregnancy and I do a lot of research so that’s why I’m really into this show. (publicist laughs)…
DJ: Now, most people say D as in dog, N as in Nancy and C as in Cat. And what we're actually saying is D AND C. So we’re gonna get them up on it. Most people think it’s DNC like Democratic National Convention. (laughs). We’re gonna correct the misusage of medical jargon and educate pregnant women.
OK!: Do you watch other medical shows on TV?
DJ: I don’t get a chance to watch them. I mean, if they're on I'm watching, but you know what happens? We watch with a critiquing eye, like, "that’s not right."
OK!: I don’t even wanna know then what you think about Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant then…
DJ: You know, I wish that they could put a different spin on it. But, ok. It's an interesting show. We do see teen pregnancy but we definitely try to educate them that they don’t have to come back here for the next ten years pregnant. There are things you can do. Just talk about safe sex. I use the term a lot, "the one-eyed monster."
OK!: (Laughs). That's hilarious!
DJ: We want to keep him covered up! We want to keep the one-eyed monster covered until you’re married. Until you want another baby.
Married to Medicine premieres this Sunday, March 24 at 9pm ET on Bravo! Are you excited for the show? Which pregnant celeb is your favorite? Tweet us @OKMagazine!
And come back to OKMagazine.com tomorrow for our exclusive interview with Quad from Married to Medicine and find out what Andy Cohen said about her!
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