I of course was really excited to see Hollywood Exes once I saw the commercial for Hollywood Exes. I was convinced this would be the best smut I have ever seen. The list of wives was phenomenal: Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, Will Smiths first wife, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Prince’s first wife, and Jose Canseco’s ex-wife. I was expecting insane drama and childishness but I was pleasantly surprised that these ladies are the epitome of classy reality TV. These are some famous ex-wives that have some high profile exes. I find it difficult to believe the other less famous reality wives have so much more drama but I will say I appreciate the change. I will say maybe the show is cut in a way that drama isn’t shown but I can’t get enough of the fact that these women are supportive and honest with each other. I see no real cattiness not back stabbing or even revenge. It is a shock to me. I don’t want to see it from these women either which I can’t say about the other shows. I have the respect for these exes for showing that all women aren’t the same as what we see on television constantly. I don’t know what will happen as the season progresses but so far I am excited to see a show about women who have particular struggles and have a decent support system to help them through it. Yes, they may be super rich and have a little fame of their own but people are people. We can all be hurt, we can all have difficult times no matter how much money or fame we have. I can only hope maybe more reality shows follow suit and show the non-Jerry Springer like side of reality TV. I understand that reality TV isn’t always so real but never the less Hollywood Exes is on my list of new fave shows and can only hope they continue to take the high road.
Maybe this can even help groups of women in real life learn to be more supportive of each other. We as women know what it is like to have those friends that we know are our friends to our face but we can never be 100% sure what they say behind our backs. It is a sad but the true cost of being a woman. I am not basing real life on this show but I think it is a positive step in perhaps a more responsible reality television outline.