Breaking up is hard to do. But for many of the stars of Bravo’s hit Real Housewives franchise, it has been a harsh reality. So much so that viewers have begun to refer to a breakup curse for the series.
Bethenny Frankel is the latest housewife to announce her split from husband of two years Jason Hoppy. The two had their own spinoff, Bethenny Ever After, which followed their wedding, pregnancy with daughter Brynn, and extremely rocky relationship.
The 42-year-old recently opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about the end of her highly-publicized marriage.
“I feel like a failure,” she confessed. “I really put it out there. I wanted the fairytale. I thought I had it. And Bryn is my fairytale . . . I get letters . . . so many people have been so supportive and some people are judgmental, and I really understand. But I also get letters from people saying, ‘Now I don’t believe in love’ — and that’s just not true. Love is everywhere.”
But it doesn’t end with Frankel. Every single married couple who was once featured on the Washington, D.C. series has since divorced and numerous Housewives marriages have ended throughout the show’s history.
So while financial success seems to be synonymous with becoming a Bravo housewife, martial bliss seems to be a rarity if not almost entirely out of the question.
Celebuzz has created an infographic of the Real Housewives break ups: Inside the ‘Real Housewives’ Breakup Curse