Which Real Housewives Stars Have Gotten Divorced Since Appearing on the Show?
Everyone knows the how high divorce rates are in America, but for some reason, the incidence rate amongst The Real Housewives franchises seems to be higher than rest of the population. Some ladies, such as New York’s Sonja Morgan, Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards, and New Jersey’s Danielle Staub had split from their (sometimes multiple) husbands before they appeared on television. But, lending support to the “curse” theory for reality show marriages, other couples fell apart while the camera were rolling or after they had left the show. More likely, it’s probably a combination of the generally high divorce rate and added pressure of public scrutiny that caused these marriages to break up.
Nonetheless, if you count up all the failed marriages from the OC, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey (actually, this franchise has escaped unscathed; you go, Jersey!), Beverly Hills, and Miami, there are a whopping 14 divorces that have happened after these ladies stepped into Bravo’s limelight. We’ve rounded up the sad tales. Make of the curse what you will. We just hope some of our favorite couples — Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky, Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann, and Heather and Terry Dubrow — do a cheesy vow renewal to put our minds at ease.