It seems to be a fact of life: Marriage and reality shows just don't mix. "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" stars Kris and Bruce Jenner are the latest in a long line of celebs who have seen their relationships disintegrate over the course of their reality shows -- all while cameras were rolling.
Pop stars Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson both have failed marriages that are immortalized in embarrassing reality shows. But without "Newlyweds," how would Jessica have found her "Chicken of the Sea"-style charm? If not for "Britney & Kevin: Chaotic," how would the public have had the chance to truly appreciate Kevin Federline's cornrows?
Diva legend Whitney Houston had her own marriage troubles well-documented in her husband's series, "Being Bobby Brown." The show painted her in an unflattering light, and she later said she didn't know what she was getting into. The show was canceled after one season.
Sometimes, reality TV franchises destroy marriages in the most epic and explosive of ways. Remember when Kate and Jon Gosselin were two low-key parents from Pennsylvania? Several seasons of their reality show seemed to transform them into gussied-up celeb divorcees who, from the looks of it, really hated each other. And as for the Hogan family? An alleged affair led to one ugly divorce for Hulk and his wife Linda, with the cameras only increasing the acrimony.
All these examples bring up the question: Does having their own reality show break up a couple, or are the couples who participate in them doomed to separate regardless?