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'Real Housewives' Stars

Our Marriage Is Crumbling

... And We Need HELP

8/6/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0803_Alex-McCord-Simon-Van-Kempen-article-tmzFormer "Real Housewives of New York" stars Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen claim they're on the verge of a nasty split -- so they've decided to hash out their issues on a VH1 reality show for troubled couples.

Sources close to the production of "Couples Therapy" tell TMZ, Alex and Simon will be starring on the upcoming season of the show -- alongside 17-year-old Courtney Stodden and her 52-year-old husband Doug Hutchison.

In addition to those two couples -- we're told R&B singer JoJo (From K-Ci & JoJo) will be appearing with his wife, as well as TheDirty.com blogger Nik Richie and his "Bachelor" star wife Shayne Lamas.

Rapper Too $hort will also be on the show with his 15-year on-again-off-again girlfriend Monica Payne.

As we reported, each couple will be getting "intense counseling" while on the show -- which began taping a few days ago.

Sounds like a hit.

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31.

Gil Lawrence    

The Van Kempens are media whores. The alleged fragility of their marriage is obviously a scheme to get back on t.v. If they disappeared tmrw... I'm certain no one would notice.

716 days ago
32.

Sashatree    

Count me out. Couldn't care less about this cast of losers (most of which I've never heard of!) TV has become a wasteland of vapid crap.

716 days ago
33.

rdhmommy    

When are these women going to realize the Show Is ruining all their marriages...Bravo profiting though so no way they will care.

716 days ago
34.

Katharine    

Rapper Too $hort will also be on the show with his 15-year on-again-off-again girlfriend Monica Payne.

That is disgusting, she is 15 and his on-again-off-again girl friend????
Did he start dating her when she was 11 ..????
SMH
Shame on you too short, I used to be a fan, not ok with old men dating toddlers!!
Maybe all the real women found out you were indeed TOO SHORT !

716 days ago
35.

cari    

First off....NO ONE CARES. Second....He's gay, how are they going to "hash" that out??

716 days ago
36.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Ummm... no!

716 days ago
37.

fifi    

Well, I love Alex & Simon amuses me. I miss her on rhnyc & don't blame her for doing whatever for a paycheck. They both lost their real life jobs in a bad economy & then their reality tv gig - gotta pay the bills!

716 days ago
38.

OBSERVER    

What a sad, sad life these people live; desperately clinging to every second of their 15 minutes.

716 days ago
39.

Jen    

Yawn. If Housewives didn't work out for you, why would you think this is the key to your 'big break'?!

716 days ago
40.

Amazed    

Garbage in, garbage out.

716 days ago
41.

Tm8    

All about the money and being on TV for all of them! I thought most of them had previously claimed that their relationships were "perfect".

716 days ago
42.

Tracee    

These two media whores will do anything to get back on TV

716 days ago
43.

Poor Leno    

With all that money you both should get a makeover and pay the poolboy for some hanky panky!

715 days ago
44.

cherokeesky34    

If RHONY is to blame , why are they even thinking about going on another reality show? Get in private couples therapy and stop the crap in front of the cameras.

715 days ago
45.

greenprarie    

Translation - my husband is GAY GAY GAY, but we need money so we will go on a reality show and simultaneously talk out the other side of our mouths about how classy and wonderful we are...

713 days ago
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