If you tuned into Hollywood Exes this season and expected drama on the level of Basketball Wives or Real Housewives of Atlanta, you may have been a little bit disappointed. Aside from Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia getting offended and throwing a wine glass to the grown because of Jessica Canseco’s lackadaisical abortion views, there really wasn’t much drama going on.  The women of Hollywood Exes proved that taking the high road and not turning the show into trash television has it benefits. It was announced yesterday that the show would be renewed for a second season.

Unlike its other reality show counterparts, the women of Hollywood Exes, were more than mere “baby mommas” or groupies. The show’s title fit them to a “T”.

Nicole Murphy, the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, was the ringleader of the group. Statuesque with a body to die for, she played the voice of reason when it came to disputes. While dealing with her own financial issues, and engagement to Michael Strahan, she was embarking on reigniting her modeling career and starting a clothing line.  Then there was Andrea Kelly, and her baby hair. Who knew up until this show aired that R. Kelly was ever married? And not just one of those Kardashian 72 day marriages, but for 13 years. Andrea’s main focus was to find her “own way” in the world, but as much as her character came off as a caricature, it was hard not to like her way with words.  As much as I tried to like Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith and now preacher’s wife, her holier than thou attitude didn’t sit well with me, or with Jose Canseco’s ex-wife Jessica. As a single parent, raising a teenage daughter, Jessica is that filterless friend. She says what’s on her mind, no matter how dumb it sounds. Rounding out the exes was Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of Prince.  Although she’s been divorced, longer than her marriage to Prince, she still carries a lot of baggage with her. From the Prince symbol chinaware still in her house, to the loss of two pregnancies, Mayte obviously has some issues that haven’t been worked out.

Could the Hollywood Exes become a shining example of  what reality television women could be? Drama free and able to handle conflict resolution without throwing fists or wine bottles? I guess we’ll have to wait and see next season.

Clutchettes, did you watch Hollywood Exes this season? What are your thoughts on the show?

  • doubledup

    There is nothing positive about a woman who abuses baby hair

  • http://kuthebs.blogspot.com D’OR

    I really like this show. It showed a classier side to African-American woman. The baby hair…ummm if you are over 6..stop it!

    But I agree..Sheree needs to tone it down just a little. It’s ok to have your Martini ON CAMERA girl! But overall I like the show. Far cry from the ratchet behavior of Love and Hip Hop ATL

  • http://gravatar.com/nerogrey nerogrey

    I enjoyed the show and am glad it is coming back! I love all the women and Jessica is o.k. When Nicole is not around she is more honest and real! I am hoping this season shows more personal growth esp. for Mayte, it is long overdue for her to leave the baggage and move on and I am glad Andrea was there to help her and encourage her!
    They had some deep issues but in the end they gave each other space, honest words and in the end tried to handle the situation like grown women!

  • AnRyn

    I love this show!!! It is a better view of women, and true to the title of the show, than many of the other shows that have been airing. Ill be watching!

  • Torae

    Finally a show, where all of the women were ACTUALLY MARRIED and not to d list stars and entertainer. They acted how a real group of women that are friends act. They had their problems and they worked them out with each other without insulting names, threats or punches. Glad it’s coming back for another season.

  • Blaque217

    I’m so happy to hear that Hollywood Exes has been renewed for another season. I loved it. It really seemed to be one of the most authentic reality shows and not one where the producers threw a bunch of messy women together in order to get ratings!
    I am looking forward to season 2!

  • Joy

    Glad they are being renewed. Good show. Enuff already with the fake housewives shows.

  • Pseudonym


    Mayte threw a glass on set in anger. I wouldn’t call that “positive.”

  • http://passionistaplace.blogspot.com jenna pearle

    i did enjoy hollywood exes and i’m glad it will be back. i am also enjoying rnb divas (?) on tv one. so far, it has been very interesting.

  • Jaimuziq

    I hope Mayte will continue to go to therapy and glad she finally put away that china.

  • http://Www.charmedfeathers.com Rebekah

    The last episode I watched had me so emotional. I loved seeing how comfortable Andrea was with being so vulnerable and appreciative of other women. I seek those moments and cherish them. It’s just nice to see it publicized and see that others share my same satisfactionn.

  • Sandra

    Tia and Tamera have had a positive reality show for 2 years now.

  • 2NatuRho

    I’m glad its getting renewed as well! It was a breath of fresh air amongst all the other Real Fake Housewives crap.

  • http://www.lifestylebyky.com Kydee

    I loved this show…just thought they got a little immature with the abortion and Veal Crap…it was just stupid and out of line in a sense

  • http://tifivil.tumblr.com Urbanchica

    WOO HOO!!! So glad about this!

  • Cici

    Watched the entire season and I loved it! Waiting for season 2.

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