Appearing on The Marriage Ref seemed like good, clean, incredibly hokey fun when Howie Kohlenberg agreed to appear on the premiere episode with his wife Christine. Now a year later, he says she's walked out on their 14-year marriage and 4-year-old son, and "Jerry, Mr. Billionaire, I blame. And his show." Kohlenberg tells the N.Y. Post that they auditioned for the show in the hopes of promoting their spa business and becoming billionaires themselves, but once Christine experienced the glamour of being a reality show contestant, it changed everything:
"The people on the show were pumping us up, saying, 'You're going to wake up and be stars. You're going to be famous and make money.' The producer kept saying her lips looked great, and all of a sudden she was getting a lot of Botox," he recalled.
"Now she's getting this huge head. She wants to do Playboy. We almost got kicked off the show because she was putting racy photos on Facebook.
"I'm not saying our marriage was perfect, but it put it in a whole new direction. It was the nail in the coffin.
"She had all these ideas that 'I have to live my life and be an actress.'"
Well, clearly Jerry Seinfeld is to blame. Won't anyone stop his nefarious plot to lure wives into a glitzy world of excessive Botox and failed Playboy auditions? [Via Videogum]