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Another Real Housewives Couple Calls it Quits

Maybe the “Real Housewives” curse is real after all. Another couple – Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Ed Hartwell – is going to divorce. Starring in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the two have been married since 2005 and have a 3-year-old son, Ed, Jr., together. Lisa is a businesswoman involved in real estate, jewelry and clothing. Ed is a former NFL linebacker who currently plays for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.

This was a bit more surprising than past Real Housewives divorces that we have discussed. For other couples it seemed that the Real Housewives series might have just been the final straw. They seemed to have come into the TV series already under severe financial or other strain. Lisa and Ed never appeared that way, as they made an effort on the show to make sure that they spent time together despite their busy schedules.

On the other hand, Lisa and Ed may have just been able to hide their difficulties a little better than other couples on the show did. Lisa has posted on twitter that, despite rumors, the couple’s separation is not about finances, but some journalists are already uncovering debt problems that the couple faced. Bank of America foreclosed on their $2.9 million house in 2009 after they defaulted on their mortgage.

Picking couples with flashy lifestyles is part of the attraction of the Real Housewives series. Underlying problems may just be a fact of life when it comes to couples on the show. The divorces then might have been forthcoming even if the couples had never appeared on the Bravo series.

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