22 Couples Who Divorced After Appearing on Reality TV Together

Ramona Singer and Mario Singer
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Nov. 2 2020, Updated 10:43 p.m. ET

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Some married couples just aren't built for the long haul—but there are plenty whose splits were definitely sped up by the watchful eye of the reality TV camera. Here are the reality television couples who divorced after appearing on shows together.

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Jessica Simpson Nick Lachey
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Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were the original reality TV couple, as the Newlyweds cameras captured their first years of marriage. Unfortunately, that marriage lasted all of three years.

Ramona Singer and Mario Singer
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Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York renewed her vows with husband Mario on the show, but they just announced their split.

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Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif seemed like a tight couple on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but they filed for divorce around two years after the show began.

Shana Moekler Travis Barker
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Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker were another couple who documented their newlywed love for MTV—and were seemingly cursed by it, splitting up soon after.

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Khloe and Lamar 12 months ago 3
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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom documented every bit of their relationship, from courtship to quickie marriage to spin-off, for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians cameras, which are now showing their demise.



Fans of Real Housewives of New York's single lady Bethenny Frankel were thrilled when she found love in Jason Hoppy, then devastated when they broke up just two-and-a-half years after their wedding.

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Kris Humphries Kim Kardashian

The awkwardness of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' relationship was captured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and it was no surprise to anyone when she filed for divorce 72 days after their major, televised wedding.

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Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart's wedding and marriage were captured by Platinum Weddings and Real Housewives of Atlanta, but it lasted less than two years.

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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were not exactly a match made in heaven, but taping their courtship for Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.


Tamra and Simon Barney's marriage crumbled before viewers' very eyes over seasons of Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Vicki Jan 2009

After seasons discussing her love tank running on empty, Real Housewives of Orange County, she announced her divorce from her husband Donn after sixteen years.

Porsha Williams

Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro documented their marriage on MTV's Til Death Do Us Part, so of course death is not what parted them. They divorced in 2006.

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LuAnn de Lesseps was super proud of her title of "Countess" on Real Housewives of New York, and thankfully she got to keep the name as an aristocratic courtesy even after her 2009 divorce.

Lynne Curtin

Few exemplified the 2008 financial crisis on television like Lynne Curtin and her family on Real Housewives of Orange County, and her marriage didn't last much longer than her home ownership after the show. She split from husband Frank in 2012.

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Clint and Dina Eastwood

Dina Eastwood filmed her life for Mrs. Eastwood and Company about a year before she and husband Clint split after twenty years together.



Jon and Kate Gosselin grew increasingly hostile over the course of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and finally divorced in the middle of the series.

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They opened their home for the cameras, then fell apart because of them. Hulk and Linda Hogan broke up two years after Hogan Knows Best started.

Kris and Bruce Jenner
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Kris and Bruce Jenner seemed like the unbreakable force at the center of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and shocked the world by announcing their split in 2013.

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Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight met on The Surreal Life, and continued their romance and eventual marriage on My Fair Brady. They divorced in 2012.

Marysol Patton
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Marysol Patton married Philippe Pautesta-Herder on season one of Real Housewives of Miami and divorced him just two years later.

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Real Housewives curse, perhaps? Camille Grammer's marriage to TV star Kelsey Grammer fell apart in almost real time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Leah Messer and Corey Simms got married on Teen Mom 2 and split after only six months of marriage.


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