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Celebrity Couples That Didn't Last After Reality TV

Pat and Gina Neely

After 20 years of marriage Pat and Gina Neely are heading to divorce court. Known for their Food Network show, Down Home With the Neelys, they cited "irreconcilable differences," but all we're hearing is "reality TV curse."

Being married is hard enough but being a celebrity couple is nearly impossible so you can imagine what it's like with 24/7 cameras. Although their show focused on their cooking rather than their relationship, having to keep a happy composure when they were far from happy in the six years they've been taping helped bring these high school sweethearts to their breaking point.

In an official statement the couple wrote, "This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us. Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures.”

They aren't the only couple that went through relationship turmoil following their reality series. Flip the page to see which celebrity couples broke up after being on TV.

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Porsha and Kordell Stewart

Their marriage was made-for-TV. They got hitched on Platinum Weddings and divorced throughout the taping of Real Housewives of Atlanta.


Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson doesn't blame her show, MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica for breaking up their marriage after three years, but Nick Lachey felt otherwise. "It was just so invasive that it became a problem," he told David Letterman.

Shana Barker

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker
Only a few months after the season two finale of show Meet the Barkers, Travis Barker filed for divorce. However they didn't officially end it until 2008.

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Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

They had a tumultuous marriage for 14 years and then the took their crazy love story on Bravo for Being Bobby Brown. Just months after the series finale, Houston called it quits.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

They met while the cameras were off, but America fell in love with them while the cameras were on. Their relationship was documented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and their marriage was shown on their spin-off Khloe and Lamar.

Linda and Hulk Hogan

Linda and Hulk Hogan

They probably shouldn't have put their marriage and family on TV for Hogan Knows Best if they wanted their over 25 year marriage to last.

Kate and Jon

Kate and Jon Gosslin

Kate and Jon Gosslin were only famous due to having so many kids. They took their regular life and put in on national TV, Jon & Kate Plus 8 then Jon cheated and it became national headlines and the rest of their nuptials were history.

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Jennifer and Eric Williams

The couple already had issues before the cameras started rolling, so we doubt letting millions of viewers put their two cents in every week on Basketball Wives, didn't help their problems.

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Not that we believed their marriage was real, but their infamous 72-day marriage demised in true Kardashian way, on national TV.

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Leah Messer and Corey Simms

The teen mom star married the father of her twins on national TV, but the two young kids soon broke up. They're lives are still being taped but separately.

Bruce and Kris Jenner

Kris and Bruce Jenner

Their over 20 years marriage couldn't last the Keeping Up With the Kardashians series.

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Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra

Their MTV reality show 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave broke up the couple up after three years of marriage.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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