Crying, yelling and fighting…it’s time for ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’! Five famous reality TV couples are thrown into a house together as they undergo relationship counseling. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with JWoww & Trista Sutter who both break down over their men.
What happens when you put a Bachelorette, a Bad Girl and a guidette under the same roof? Chaos. The news season of Marriage Boot Camp welcomes Trista & Ryan Sutter, JWoww & Roger Mathews, Tanisha Thomas & Clive Muir, Traci Braxton & Kevin Surrat and Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley into relationship counseling. Read on for our EXCLUSIVE interviews, plus WATCH the crazy clip from the premiere!
‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Premiere — First ‘Reality Stars’ Edition
On Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, a husband and wife marriage counseling team put five reality star pairs through intense emotional and physical exercises, drills and games. But will they work on the chaotic couples?
Some of these exercises were so intense that The Bachelorette‘s Trista Sutter admitted to HollywoodLife.com that she’s not looking forward to seeing herself “ugly cry” on television. Sounds like a recipe for television gold!
Although the boot camp was emotionally draining, Trista revealed that her marriage wasn’t in trouble prior to the show — quite the opposite actually.
“We had a lot of phone calls with the producers and talking about what the show would be about and decided that we really wanted to show viewers that you don’t have to be in a bad place to want to do something good for your marriage,” Trista shared EXCLUSIVELY. “You can be in a really good place, and want to improve.”
Trista & Ryan Sutter: ‘We Have To Constantly Forgive’
Despite their marriage being in stable condition before the show, Trista revealed one reoccurring problem in their relationship — forgiveness.
She explains that her and Ryan have to “continuously” forgive each other for things that have happened in the past. “In an evolving relationship, you need to actually continuously forgive, over and over and over again. So that was a really important lesson for us,” said Trista, who famously met Ryan on The Bachelorette when he was a contestant during her season.
And as for bonding with the other couples in the house? Trista told us that she still keeps in touch with Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and her fiance Roger Matthews.
Jenni & Roger: Airing Their Dirty Laundry On TV Is Nothing New
Fans of Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWOWW have seen Jenni and Roger go head-to-head in arguments many times. And get ready for some more.
Despite these screaming matches, Jenni revealed to us that they wanted to work their major issues out before their wedding.
“I feel like every couple could use some help in how to deal with relationships,” Jenni told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “When you think about marriage, you think about forever. And obviously, anyone could use help when you’re dealing with forever.”
However, the stress of the intense emotional and physical challenges started to get to Jenni — especially when she found out she was pregnant the week before filming started!
Jenni and Roger decided to keep the new pregnancy a secret during the show, but Jenni admitted that she was worried she was going to throw up in the middle of a confrontation and that she wouldn’t be able to handle the stress.
‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’ — WATCH Dramatic Teaser
In the insanely dramatic series preview (above), The Bad Girls Club star, Tanisha Thomas, was so upset with that she storms out, swearing and yelling, leaving behind her husband Clive Muir.
Tanisha also brings out her sassy side when she meets another couple in the house: The Real Housewives of Orange County star, Gretchen Rossi and her fiancee, Slade Smiley. Gretchen actually referred to herself as the “white Oprah,” which Tanisha didn’t find amusing.
Traci Braxton and her husband Kevin Surrat from Braxton Family Values are relatively quiet in the series preview, but they do admit to infidelity on both sides of their marriage. And this is only a preview!
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars premieres Friday, May 30 (9/8c) on weTV.
HollywoodLifers, are you going to tune into the premiere of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars? WATCH the dramatic clip above and let us know your thoughts below!
– Noelle Trainor