A sad day
The longest-married couple on the Bravo series Married To Medicine is calling it quits.
According to People Magazine Dr. Simone Whitmore and her husband Cecil Whitmore are throwing in the towel after 21 years together. The outlet reports that Simone broke the news on Thursday when the cast were in New York filming a reunion special.
Simone said viewers should not think that this is a play or that there’s any hope for reconciliation between the pair.
“There is no if here, there are no games. I am not pretending. I am done, ” she told People. “I have reached a place where I am in a marriage where I do not feel loved and no sacrifices are being made for me to make me feel loved. I must move on.”
Anyone paying close attention to the show probably could have seen the split coming. She laid it all out in an episode that aired in December.
“We’re in a place where we’re arguing over basic s**t,” she said on the show. “He’s just so hostile and angry about every little thing. When somebody is being mean, it’s hard to replace that with something nice or smile. It’s difficult.”’
Some fans might be shocked because the Whitmores were trying. They went to therapy for a while and seemed to be improving, but Simone says that that was merely the appearance from the outside. She said they were too busy to give their marriage the time it needed and eventually it got to be too much.
“It looked like we were improving. The problem is we should have continued counseling, and we did not,” she said. “We let life take over. We were busy over the summer with basketball tournaments, traveling and getting Miles ready for college. We should have kept marital counseling as a priority, but we let the ball drop.”
She also shared the moment in which she knew she had to walk away from her husband of 21 years.
“Cecil and I had a disagreement,” she recalled. “We were trying to talk through it — with sometimes tense, sometimes normal negotiations in process — and he woke up on Saturday morning, we had a blow-up. I knew that day that my marriage was over.”
“My marriage had ended,” she added. “I could no longer deal with the stuff he was dishing.”
In spite of the sad news, Simone says she wants fans to know that she’s happy. She said that she’s excited for what comes next.
“As a successful woman who truly loves herself, I will continue to make sure that I am empowering myself. Divorce is nothing that anyone should be feeling sorry for me, because I am looking forward to a new chapter, a new life, a new beginning. Life has so much to offer me. I have always been a go-getter and I am going to continue to be a go-getter and to strive for the very best that life has to offer.”
Check out the whole interview over at People. What do you think? Are you bummed that the Whitmores are no more? Can you be divorced on Married To Medicine? Sound off in the comments, and don’t forget to SHARE this article.