I caught the tail end of the first season of Hollywood Exes, a reality show featuring ex-wives of some of the greatest men in the entertainment industry, but I do plan to watch the second season premiering July 8 at 10/9 C. The premise of the show is that this group of ex-wives are trying to emerge from their ex-husbands’ shadows. They no longer want to be known as Will Smith’s ex (Sheree Fletcher who is actually on the show), but now wish to leave their own star on the Hollywood walk of fame. That being said, these women have some pretty impressive shoes to follow. The cast consists of Nicole Murphy, (ex-wife of Eddie Murphy), Sheree Fletcher (ex-wife of Will Smith), Andrea Kelly (ex-wife of R. Kelly), Jessica Conseco (ex-wife of Jose Conseco), Mayte Garcia (ex-wife of Prince) and the newly added cast member Shamicka Lawrence (ex-wife of Martin Lawrence).
What I appreciated about last season is that it was one of the only reality shows that didn’t end every episode with a ghetto yelling match, someone throwing a bottle at someone’s head or an all out brawl. Though the cast mates did have disagreements, such disagreements were handled like women – grown women. The women were classy and elegant and on some level relatable. I just love how they encourage moving forward without tearing down their ex-husbands, the significant others of their exes or anyone else for that matter. And guess what? It is still an awesomely cool show to watch. Tune in on Monday, July 8 at 10/9 C, on VH1!