Emily Simpson is NOT trying to end up in the same boat as so many other Housewives stars — divorced. So, The Real Housewives of Orange County star has resorted to couples therapy to make sure that definitely doesn’t happen to her and husband Shane. Read on for more.
Emily was super candid on the latest episode of People Now, where she talked about meeting her husband of nine years and trying everything she can to preserve their marriage.
First, she noted that there were definitely some differences between the two: he’s a Mormon and she’s not. And he’s been married before and has two kids from that relationship.
Can you believe they first started talking on Google chat? It’s true. He even popped the question even before they began officially dating! “We were friends. He was funny. He was a good dad. I knew these positive things about him. I was like, 32, and I was like, ‘Okay yeah, let’s get married.’ It really was like a huge leap of faith," she admitted.
But even though they have an unconventional storybook romance, Emily revealed that she was working overtime to keep it that way — especially considering the Housewives track record. “Everybody knows about the whole Housewives curse. Like, how many people have gotten divorced on the show or after the show? Shane and I were solid, then we went to therapy the entire time we were filming and to just always make sure were on the same page,” she revealed.
In fact, she would even suggest the same for other reality TV couples. “That’s what I would tell any new housewife coming in. If they’re married and really want to keep their marriage solid through this, seriously go to therapy every week. It’s nice to have that third party,” she advised.
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