The housewives ran the show in Beverly Hills, but now their hubbies are speaking out on what they thought about seeing their lives splashed all over TV!
The ladies of Beverly Hills proved to be a group of drama-loving women who are great at spending money, throwing extravagant parties, and starting some serious cat fights. The housewives were definitely the stars of the show, but now the men who love them are stepping out and dishing all the details about their marriages. After the bitter public split between Kelsey and Camille Grammer played out, some people were starting to think there was a Real Housewives curse! Shows in the past have proved that cameras can be the kiss of death for couples, but some Beverly Hills husbands argue that the show actually strengthened their relationship.
Everyone watched as sweetheart Taylor Armstrong pulled away from ice-king husband Russell Armstrong, but he says, despite not liking the way he was portrayed, the show did make him notice there were problems in his marriage.
“The one thing the show has done, it’s made us refocus our marriage,” Russell told The Daily Beast recently. “And it’s been wonderful.”
Bravo’s executive producer Shari Levine, argues that cameras aren’t the catalysts in reality TV divorces, instead they are more like therapists who point out the problems in relationships that were being overlooked.
“It’s easy to point to the cameras as being a cause for anything. It’s easy to point to editing as a cause of anything. I don’t think they cause it. I think they catch it,” Levine said.
Other couples were so confident in the strength of their relationship, that they had no problems letting cameras air their private life to the public. Kyle Richard’s husband, Mauricio Umansky, said they are actually as happy together as they seem on the show.
“One of the reasons Kyle and I decided to do the show was, we felt we didn’t have any skeletons in the closet. We thought it would be interesting for people to see our good marriage, to be quite honest,” Mauricio said. He also said that despite Kyle’s fight with Camille that could possibly affect his business with Kelsey Grammer, he supports his wife 100% and one client isn’t worth the happiness of their marriage.
With the increasing amount of divorces in Tinsletown, it’s nice to know that some people are still fighting to maintain the sanctity of their marriages. What do YOU think: do cameras ruin or remedy marriages?