Reality TV Always Ends in Divorce

kate-gosselin-wedding-ringWedding rings aren’t cheap and they signify something a tad more important than just being jewelry.  While Jon Gosselin is off partying with Lindsay Lohan’s father in the Hamptons for some reason, his wife Kate has put her ring back on.  Apparently Kate is trying to keep herself together and her kids heads on straight.  She is the only glue in these kids lives, so why she’s still wearing the ring is a mystery.

On the flip side, LeeAnn Rimes who was caught in a scandalous affair with costar Eddie Cibrian has separated from her husband and has decided to finally take her wedding band off.  As a result, Cibrian’s wife has apparently decided to take a marital break also since the affair was uncovered by the press.

While divorce seems to be the hip new trend in Hollywood, many people have begun to notice that when you invite cameras into your home, divorce is closely behind.  Just ask Jon and Kate (Jon and Kate Plus Eight), Hulk Hogan (Hogan Knows Best), Nick and Jessica (Newlyweds), Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro (Til Death Do Us Part), Britney and Kevin (Chaotic), Travis and Shanna (Meet The Barkers), Whitney and Bobby (Being Bobby Brown), and Danny and Gretchen (Breaking Bonaduce).  There are very few marriages that have withstood the glare of the lights and walked away unscathed.  Hail Snoop!

While Americans have an insatiable appetite for reality television that invades the lives of interesting characters, at what cost is enough too much?  Is it necessary that we see how celebrities live, what they eat, what brand of toilet paper they use, and to see every argument and failure?  Is it to prove to ourselves that they are just like us by watching them fail in various aspects of their lives?  Is it to live vicariously through them by following them on shopping sprees, drinking binges and temper tantrums?  What is the fascination that keeps the ratings skyrocketing and ruining lives and marriages one after the other?  While to some degree TV and movie stars are “asking for it” and give up their privacy to some extent when they sign on for the job, where is the line to be drawn and will we ever be able to draw it?

LeAnn Rimes Admits to Affair with Cibrian

leann-rimes-affairThe rumor started when a restaurant camera caught LeAnn Rimes and her Northern Lights costar Eddie Cibrian kissing.  The photo (shown right) shows Eddie standing up and leaning over the table for a passionate kiss with the superstar country singer.  Then the video was released by Us Magazine that additionally shows the couple holding hands and cuddling.  Two days went by without word from either camp until within 24 hours of each other,  Cibrian released a statement saying to Access Hollywood that, “It is a fabricated story that is using random snapshots as connective tissue to create a scandalous relationship.”

Seemed like the rumor would be dead in the water and people would just have to believe what they wanted and leave it at that.  But how exciting could that possibly be?  Obviously LeAnn Rimes people didn’t talk with Cibrians’ camp because LeAnn then admitted to the affair.   She stated on her website for her fans to “Have faith…. This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support,” she writes. “I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white.”   which essentially admits to the affair, because a “No it didn’t happen” means “No it didn’t happen“.  The statement she actually released could be translated as, “Yes, it happened, but its a little more detailed than what you know and I can’t talk about this right now.”

While we all love LeAnn, things do happen.  LeAnn is married to her backup dancer Dean Sheremet in Dallas, Texas in February 2002.  And Cibrian is married to Brandi Glanville and has two sons (Mason who is 5 and Jake who is almost 2).   Cibrian stands a lot to lose with his up and coming stardom and children to boot.  So this is not good.

So what do you think?  Was this just a “thing” that was a mistake of the moment? Does anyone buy into that?  Or could it possibly a false rumor that the network fabricated to boost ratings for the show?  Regardless, everyone can check out the controversial couple on the Northern Lights film they were shooting starting March 21st on Lifetime.  Check your local listings to see if you can spot the sparks.  And while you’re waiting, you can check out Lifetime’s morning programming at 7:30am EST Monday through Friday to watch great episodes of Get Married for the best in wedding tips, wedding planning, and all things that are NOT related to this fiasco.