Well, apparently, this expression is meaningless nowadays and the upcoming reality show, “Celebrity Exes” is here to prove it. Featuring the exes of Eddie Murphy, Jose Canseco, Will Smith, Prince, and R.Kelly, five women are prepared to reveal everything and make a name for themselves outside the shadow of their ex-husbands.
Sounds nice and everything, but aren’t they using the success of their husbands to make a name for themselves with this show? Hence the show’s title, “Celebrity Exes.” This show isn’t just about a bunch of women making a name for themselves who also happened to be divorced from some pretty famous men. We wouldn’t be watching it if we didn’t think some dirt would be shared. Although, I’m certain that isn’t the point of this, right?
Not only that, supposedly the women have been friends for years (is there some type of support group we should know about – exes of celebrity men?) and are very successful in their own way. Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Vh1 states, “…These women must re-invent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives.”
One thing we all know for sure that their celebrity ex-husbands certainly won’t be gracing the silver screen any time soon for this show.
The show is set to premier in the summer of 2012.