[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
This is the story of a man who claims a reality show destroyed his relationship with his wife.
A tale as old as time!
Howie Kohlenberg and his wife, Christine, were contestants on the premiere episode of NBC's reality show, The Marriage Ref. Howie reveals that following the taping, his wife became obsessed with becoming a star and then filed for a divorce!
Yep, yep. We've heard this one before!
Howard is now livid with anger and grief and is taking it out on the one person who really deserves it: Jerry Seinfeld. Seems Howie feels that their marriage would've made it to their 15 year mark had he never been on Jerry's show.
Howie reveals that initially, he and his EX-wife signed up for the show to drum up some business for their spa in Midtown, Manhattan. The couple weren't actually having ANY marital issues until they appeared on the show. That was when producers stepped in and concocted an issue Christine was having with her husband taking off his wedding ring when going out to play basketball. From there, things took a nose dive in their marriage. Howard explains:
"The people on the show were pumping us up, saying, 'You're going to wake up and be stars. You're going to be famous and make money.' The producer kept saying her lips looked great, and all of a sudden she was getting a lot of Botox. Now she's getting this huge head. She wants to do Playboy. We almost got kicked off the show because she was putting racy photos on Facebook. I'm not saying our marriage was perfect, but it put it in a whole new direction. It was the nail in the coffin."
How dare you, Jerry! How dare you expose this small-time, metropolitan woman to fame! Have you no shame?! Have you no decency? Have you any inkling to care two hoots what this guy has to say???
Dude, if anyone sounds like a "fame whore" in this scenario, its YOU! If this woman is after a reality show, she'd be the one going to the papers with her story, not you.
Check out the rest of the report in the video (above).