Thursday, August 10, 2006

MTV Reality Show Couples Are Destined For Disaster

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were the first to split after they documented their relationship highs and lows on Newlyweds but now it’s looking like any celebrity couple who films their courtship for MTV is destined for disaster.

Case in point: Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro – who filmed their marriage on the show Till Death Do Us Part – recently split and now Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his wife of 22 months Shanna Moakler are calling it quits despite proclaiming their undying love for each other on the reality show Meet the Barkers.

L.A.-based psychologist Dr. Mark Goulston believes these couples crashed because the adrenaline rush of being on a hit show had died out and thus the relationship.

Says Goulston: “When you go from being a somebody back to an anybody you feel like a nobody.”

Goulston believes relationship counseling could help the celebrity couples face reality but says it’s not a good idea for them to watch past episodes of their shows.

That is, unless they’ve “gotten past blaming each other and are able to take responsibility for their actions.”

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