News broke today that Bruce and Kris Jenner are separating after 22 years of marriage. Turns out their relationship being constantly broadcast on TV wasn’t the best thing for it, but really, that should be no surprise. The head of the Kardashian household may end up divorced from Bruce, and hopefully her daughters don’t follow her example in the future. But that seems likely, given their status and the fact they’re on every magazine cover, every week that I see at the grocery store.
There seems to be a sort of celebrity divorce curse when it comes to reality television in particular. Many shows have chronicled the lives of married stars, but more often than not it seems, they end in divorce. The pressure of an entire show dedicated to their marriage combined with the already tough business of living life as a public figure leads couples to dissolve, even if they seem extremely happy initially. It’s sad when it happens, and hopefully couples learn that getting their own show isn’t worth it if it costs them their marriage. Or maybe it is to some of them, I don’t know.
Here are ten of the most well-known examples of this phenomenon, from Jessica and Nick to Carmen and Dave. Check out the full gallery below: