Reality TV Curse: All 30 ‘Real Housewives’ Couples Who Filed for Divorce After Appearing on TV

The reality TV curse spares no Real Housewives franchise — except for Dallas [for now]. From Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona and Mario Singer to Real Housewives of Orange County duo Alexis and Jim Bellino’s more recent split, relive every Real Housewives couple that filed for divorce after filming the Bravo series.

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Adrienne and Paul Maloof
After bickering onscreen for nearly three full seasons of RHOBH, Adrienne and Paul called it quits after 10 years of marriage at the end of season 3, which aired in 2012. The pair, who share son Gavin and twin boys Christian and Collin, filed for legal separation in July 2012. The Botched doc later filed for divorce that August. After Adrienne accused Paul of abuse, which he denied, and an ongoing custody battle, their divorce was finalized in November 2012. The exes have seemingly patched up their relationship, as Paul told E! News in 2017 that they are “doing fantastic” and have learned to coparent their boys.

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Yolanda Hadid and David Foster
Sorry, my love! Yolanda shocked fans and her fellow Housewives when she revealed in December 2015 that her marriage to the music producer was dunzo amid her battle with Lyme disease. The duo, who tied the knot in 2011 after five years of dating, finalized their divorce in October 2017. Less than a year later, David got engaged to Katharine McPhee, who is 34 years her senior.

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Camille and Kelsey Grammer
Camille and Kelsey, who wed in 1997, announced their split at the end of season 1 of RHOBH, which aired in 2010. The Bravo star later accused the actor during an interview with the New York Post of encouraging her to join the series to keep her “preoccupied in California while he was off having his affair in New York.” Kelsey, who shares two children with Camille, later married the woman he allegedly had an affair with, flight attendant Katye Walsh. The Frasier alum and Walsh tied the knot two weeks after his divorce from Camille was finalized and welcomed three kids together. Camille, for her part, is engaged to businessman David C. Meyer.

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Taylor and Russell Armstrong
After fighting back against split rumors during season 1 of RHOBH, Taylor filed for divorce from Russell in July 2011 and accused him of domestic violence. A month later, Russell died by suicide. The duo shared daughter Kennedy, and Taylor marred a lawyer named John H. Bluher in 2014.

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Carlton and David Gebbia
Three years after Carlton’s one-season stint on RHOBH, David filed for divorce in November 2017. The twosome, who were married for 20 years, share three kids: Destiny and Mysteri and Cross.

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Vicki and Donn Gunvalson
Love tank level: empty. Less than a year after Vicki and Donn’s vow renewal aired on season 5 of RHOC, the Coto Insurance founder filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage in October 2010. Donn claimed he was “completely taken aback” by Vicki’s filing and accused her of not treating him with “class or dignity” during the reunion the season 6 reunion special.

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Tamra Judge and Simon Barney
The limo ride from hell. Fans may remember Tamra telling Simon that she wants a divorce and calling him a “nasty, vile person” who can “go f—k“ himself in a limousine on their way to a party during season 5 of RHOC. Simon filed for divorce in January 2010 and accused her of “being verbally abusive and has committed acts of disloyalty and adultery,” according to docs obtained by Radar Online at the time. She denied all allegations and he was later arrested for alleged domestic violence, but the charges were dropped. Their divorce was finalized in 2011 and while they agreed to share equal custody of their three kids, Spencer, Sophia and Sidney, Tamra has had an estranged relationship with Sidney since the split. Her youngest daughter spends the majority of her time with her dad and accused her mother of neglecting her in a lengthy Facebook post. Tamra married now-husband Eddie Judge in June 2013.

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Alexis and Jim Bellino
Five years after Alexis’ RHOC exit, she split from her husband, Jim, after 13 years of marriage. According to the court documents obtained by Us Weekly, he filed for divorce in June 2018 and cited irreconcilable differences. The duo, who share son James and twin girls Mackenna and Melania, denied any “ill will” or “bad blood” between the two of them in a joint statement to Us Weekly at the time. Alexis’ former RHOC costars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador, however, badmouthed the former couple, claiming Jim was “going to jail,” in the media. As a result, Jim sued the two women for more than $1 million. The lawsuit case is ongoing.

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Kelly and Michael Dodd
Kelly and Michael called it quits for the second time in September 2017 after her first two seasons on RHOC. “We’ve had problems for years and I’ve had enough,” she told Daily Mail at the time. “I’m done with our marriage. It’s just a case where two people can’t get along. It’s best if we went our separate ways and concentrate on our daughter.” She previously filed for divorce from Michael in 2012. The pair, who were married for 11 years, share daughter Jolie. Their divorce was finalized in February 2018.

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Jeana and Matt Keough
After appearing on RHOC for three seasons, Jeana and Matt split in 2007. The twosome, who were married for 23 years, share three kids. Matt was sentenced to a year in jail in October 2010 after he pleaded guilty for his second DUI, according to the OC Register.

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Shannon and David Beador
The pair’s tumultuous relationship, including David’s affair and and a subsequent vow renewal, was documented for four seasons on RHOC before Shannon announced that they split after 17 years of marriage during the season 12 reunion in November 2017. As of August 2018, the twosome, who share three daughters, are currently in the midst of divorce proceedings.

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Lynne and Frank Curtin
After starring on RHOC for seasons 4 and 5, Lynne filed for divorce from her husband, Frank, in 2012 after 22 years of marriage. Despite gushing to Bravo in September 2017 about her “new love,” Radar Online reported in January 2018 that her divorce case was dismissed after Frank never appeared in court or responded to her divorce filing.

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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Frankel introduced Hoppy to fans during season 3 of RHONY. After the Skinny Girl creator found out she was pregnant and he popped the question, they starred on a spinoff series titled Bethenny Getting Married?, which was later renamed Bethenny Ever After, for three seasons from 2010 to 2012. Four years after they split in 2012, their divorce was finalized in July 2016 after years of financial and custody battles over their daughter, Bryn. Two years later, Frankel requested another trial to gain primary custody of Bryn, Hoppy’s lawyer said he had “serious concerns” about the reality star’s “parental judgement” in August 2018, a week after Frankel’s on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields died of an alleged overdose.

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