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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kris and Bruce Jenner
Their over 20 years marriage couldn’t last the Keeping Up With the Kardashians series.
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.