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Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

  • Premiered: 
    May 30, 2014
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  • Network: WE
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Marriage Boot Camp 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS is a one-hour reality series that follows five couples who were once reality stars as they live together in a house and undergo an extreme marriage boot camp so they can work out relationship issues. During a two-week boot camp, counselors go head to head with the couples, putting them through a progressive series of strategic exercises and drills designed to get at the root of what's destroying their relationships. At the end of boot camp, the couples are faced with the ultimate decision: remain together or throw in the towel. The Season 1 counselors are the husband-and-wife counseling team of Jim and Elizabeth Carroll, who are founders of The Marriage Boot Camp ( On Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, this spin-off of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP premiered with these five couples: JERSEY SHORE's JWoww and her fiance Roger; Trista & Ryan Sutter from THE BACHELOR and THE BACHELORETTE; THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY's Gretchen Rossi and fiance Slade Smiley; BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES' Traci Braxton and Kevin Surratt; and BAD GIRLS CLUB alumnus Tanisha Thomas and Clive Muir.

WEtv premiered the second season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT with these five couples: THE HILLS' Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt, who face their biggest marital challenge -- starting a family; RHONY's Aviva & Reid Drescher, who are determined to make their marriage work despite TV friends driving a wedge between them; BAD GIRLS CLUB's Natalie Nunn & pro-football player husband Jacob Payne, who are working on jealousy and separation issues; Tyson Apostol & Rachel Foulger from SURVIVOR's Season 27 (Blood vs. Water), who are working through their different views of getting married; and R&B DIVAS star Syleena Johnson and former pro-basketball player Kiwane Garris, who struggle with communication but have a darker secret destroying their marriage.

On Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY ALL STARS returned for its third season, immediately following a brand-new one-hour special, "Where Are They Now?," from 8-9pm. Boot Camp Directors Jim and Elizabeth Carroll, joined by co-directors Ilsa Norman and David Bishop, are back and ready to push these reality stars to their limits both physically and emotionally. This season, new exercises such as forcing the couples to pull the plug on their coma-stricken partner to feel what life would be like without them, partnered with Boot Camp staples such as the lie detector test and divorce court, will break these couples down in order to build them back up. The Season 3 cast includes: KENDRA ON TOP's Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett; JERSEY SHORE's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino & Lauren Pesce; MAKING THE BAND's Aubrey O'Day & Travis Garland; BASKETBALL WIVES' Tami Roman & Reggie Youngblood; and BIG BROTHER's Jeff Schroeder & Jordan Lloyd.

Season 4 of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS premiered on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv, immediately following a three-hour marathon (6-9pm) of encore episodes from the previous season. This season follows Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici (THE BACHELOR), Benzino & Althea Heart (LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA), Sundy Carter & Cedric (BASKETBALL WIVES: LA), Sarah Oliver & Jimmy "Inkman" Coney (BAD GIRLS CLUB) and one of TV's most controversial couples Mama June & Sugar Bear (HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO), who make their return to the small screen after a public scandal. These five celebrity couples fight for their survival under the weight of a vicious tabloid scandal, a secret affair and a shocking pregnancy. An unimaginable truth emerges, but not before Boot Camp spirals into chaos. Directors Jim and Elizabeth Carroll, along with co-directors Ilsa Norman and David Bishop, are up against the most volatile and challenging Boot Camp yet, and as a result, will unleash a secret weapon on this outrageous group to help reign in their relationships. In the premiere episode, the drama begins immediately when infamous, hip-hop powder keg couple Benzino and fiancee Althea Heart arrive at the mansion fighting. Marriage Boot Camp is their last resort, but it may already be too late. Enter America's picture perfect sweethearts, Sean Lowe and wife Catherine Giudici. They come to work on their communication skills, but are instantly swept up into the turmoil. What the newlyweds discover about themselves is less than rosy. It's recommit or quit for Sundy Carter & ex-husband Cedric Carter. Cedric wants to put a ring on it, again, but Sundy has been stringing him along since their divorce 15 years ago. Bootylicious Sarah Oliver is tired of walking on the wild side and wants to settle down with boyfriend Jimmy "Inkman" Coney, who has a penchant for threesomes, and the truth remains murky for Mama June & Sugar Bear as they look to Marriage Boot Camp as their last chance to salvage their relationship wrecked by a scandal that has torn their family apart. After the eager boot campers arrive at the compound, a booming voice interrupts the flow of champagne and conversations, redirecting the cast to an undiscovered room. The couples find themselves right in the middle of a bizarre and twisted version of THE NEWLYWED GAME hosted by none other than, Bob Eubanks. Unfortunately, none of the couples are walking away with any prizes today. Eubanks will quiz each couple, digging deep into the secrets running their relationships.

The fifth season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS premiered on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv, with Tara Reid & Dean May, Michelle Money & Cody Sattler, Lisa D'Amato & Adam Friedman, Toya Wright & Memphitz, and Brittish Williams & Lorenzo Gordon entering extreme relationship counseling led by Jim and Elizabeth Carroll. And for the first time in Boot Camp history, a couples' dark secret, rocks the boot camp to its core. The first episode introduces viewers to the couples who have brought with them their relationship woes along with a lot of personal baggage. BACHELOR IN PARADISE stars Michelle Money and Cody Sattler's relationship is anything but paradise. Popular amongst the Bachelor Nation couples, Michelle and Cody seemed destined to be together for the long-haul but lack of communication and trust issues has been plaguing their relationship and creating serious doubt, mostly on Michelle's part, on whether they are truly right for each other. Former AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL star Lisa D'Amato is a true free spirit, while her husband, Adam Friedman, whose hobby of being a doomsday prepper has turned into an obsession, is constantly worried that something bad will happen. His constant criticism of her parenting skills and his fear of everything including the thought of having a second child into the world is destroying their marriage. Despite already saying "I Do," TOYA: A FAMILY AFFAIR's Toya Wright and Memphitz are currently living separately and have very different perspectives on what a modern-day marriage should look like. With Memphitz acting like a single man and refusing to fully commit to their marriage, Toya goes out of her way to try to and keep him happy including granting him a "hall pass" which she never imagines he will use. However, the revelation that he has used it, several times, is devastating and could be the final straw that ends their relationship. BASKETBALL WIVES star Brittish Williams and her ball playing fiance Lorenzo Gordon have been engaged for two years, but Lorenzo is a serial cheater who takes no accountability for his actions. Before they can think about walking down the aisle, Brittish needs to decide whether she can move past Lorenzo's cheating ways. The couples are in complete shock when they discover the fifth and final couple, SHARKNADO's Tara Reid and her boyfriend Dean May, and immediately question the state of their relationship. The iconic Montel Williams kicks off the couple's first shocking exercise -- a Marriage Boot Camp talk show. Known for his no-holds-barred interview style, Montel immediately puts the celebrity pairs in the hot seat, as he digs deep to get to the core of their issues. Shocking secrets are exposed, feelings get hurt, tempers quickly reach their boiling points and this is only day one.

Season 6 of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS premiered on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv, immediately following a brand-new, one-hour special. The new season features new and experienced therapists Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major, who have their work cut out for them as they attempt to mend these broken relationships. Dr. V and Dr. Ish guide the couples' journeys and push them to the point of no return with physically, mentally and emotionally draining exercises breaking the couples down in order to build them back up. Season 6 follows a new group of dysfunctional celebrity couples: Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, Jim and Amber Marchese, Karen Gravano and Storm, Keke Wyatt and Michael Ford and BOOT CAMP's first same-sex couple, Margeaux and Merika seeking to bring their relationships back to life.

The seventh season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS premiered on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv, featuring Ashley & JP Rosenbaum from THE BACHELORETTE, Amy & Dillon King from 19 KIDS AND COUNTING, PreMadonna & Buck Thomas from LOVE AND HIP HOP: ATLANTA, Gabi Victor & Victor Tarrats from BAD GIRLS CLUB, and Renee Graziano & Joey Gambino from MOB WIVES seeking to mend their broken relationships with the help of experienced therapists, Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicolino. In the premiere episode the couples arrive with hefty baggage. Amy, cousin of the famed 19 KIDS AND COUNTING Duggar family, and husband Dillon King shock the others when they enter marriage boot camp after only being married for 7 months. Upon arrival, their lack of respect for each other is apparent. THE BACHELORETTE darlings, Ashley and JP Rosenbaum, disagree on parenting approaches for their son, Ford. Ashley is also frustrated by JP's tunnel vision with work, while JP finds Ashley's inability to put him first reprehensible. Engaged since 2015, PreMadonna and Buck Thomas from LOVE AND HIP HOP: ATLANTA aren't even close to locking-in a wedding date. Buck seems to have cold feet and insists they first get to the root of their problems, while PreMadonna believes the problem is there's no wedding date! BAD GIRLS CLUB star, Gabi Victor and her baby daddy, Victor Tarrats come to Marriage Boot Camp dogged with issues that stem from Gabi's unexpected pregnancy. Now they are trying to raise a toddler in a very tumultuous relationship. Plus, Gabi's best friend and BAD GIRLS CLUB costar, Dani hates Victor with a passion, so it's double trouble when she is invited to be a surprise guest in the house. Lastly, MOB WIVES star, Renee Graziano and boyfriend Joey Gambino have been secretly dating for 2 years, keeping their relationship hidden from Renee's dad, notorious mobster Anthony Graziano. Renee thinks Joey is ashamed of her but perhaps Joey is afraid of how her legendary dad will react. Additionally, Renee's past battles with an abusive ex continue to affect her relationship with Joey. Boot Camp begins without delay when the couples are ambushed by a surprise press conference. Video footage highlighting the couples' most intimate secrets are played before the media plunging the celebrities into paparazzi chaos. In a house full of secrets and lies, some of these star couples will fight for the truth; but, will it set them free or destroy their last chance at happiness?

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS FAMILY EDITION, the series' eighth season, premiered on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The most extreme relationship therapy boot camp is now trading couples for kin. With relationships beyond repair, four reality stars and their toxic family members check in as a last resort where they ultimately decide whether to mend or end their toxic ties forever. Over the course of eight days, relationship experts Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major push the stars and their families to the point of no return with drills to help them discover the painful truths and whether blood is thicker than water. After two years of silence, Kendra Wilkinson and her mother Patti come face-to-face for the first time in a dramatic mother-daughter reunion. Chad 'Ocho Cinco' Johnson enters the danger zone to tackle issues with his mother, Paula, who abandoned him with his grandmother when he was only five-years old. TEEN MOM OG's Farrah Abraham and her divorced parents, Debra and Michael, struggle to break free from their vicious and explosive cycle of disrespect and fighting. But, a big family secret threatens to derail their journey to forgiveness. Fresh out of rehab, and also no stranger to Boot Camp, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino wants to fix things with his brothers Frank Jr. and Marc. With the looming threat of jail time for tax evasion putting a major strain on their relationship, these three brothers must put their pride aside to bring their family back together. And when the doctors launch Boot Camp with a surprise holiday celebration, a gift exchange brings on despair and sparks a brutal confrontation.

Season 9 of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS premiered on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. he season will feature a brand new house of dysfunctional couples including Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin (TEEN MOM 2), Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane (BACHELOR IN PARADISE), Bobby Panahi and Asifa Mirza (SHAHS OF SUNSET), Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly (LOVE & HIP HOP: NY) and Mehgan James and DeAndre Perry (BAD GIRLS CLUB). The couples, all dealing with notorious and well-publicized rifts, undergo intense counseling and decide, with the help of experienced therapists Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicolino, whether to save their relationships or cut ties forever. In the premiere episode, Dr. Ish and Dr. V kick Boot Camp off with a white wedding, but when secrets are revealed, who will be taking their vows and who will be a runaway bride? And, when the doctors push the couples too far, they stage a mutiny and attempt to escape... but you can't escape your issues!

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: FAMILY EDITION, the 10th season of this series, premiered on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv, as four famously dysfunctional families prove crazy is relative. his season, TEEN MOM OG star, Amber Portwood, her fiance Matt Baier and mother Tonya are stuck in a vicious cycle of anger and tabloid scandals and enter Boot Camp as their last resort. Rapper Jim Jones arrives, stuck in between his Mama, Nancy and fiance of 7 years, Chrissy Lampkin. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS wild child, Brandi Glanville, uncorks her rose and unleashes her vices to get attention and acceptance from her embarrassed father, Guy. The mob is coming to blow the house down when Boot Camp veteran, Renee Graziano, and her sisters Jenn and Lana, descend upon the compound grounds with years of resentment and pent-up rage. As the families embark on an eight-day journey of extreme relationship therapy to salvage their toxic relationships, Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major will push them through high octane drills and exercises to break them down to build them back up. Before they unpack their baggage, things quickly launch into chaos when the doctors bring the Boot Campers back to school with a surprise show-and-tell. When issues are cracked wide open, a class room fight breaks out and security comes running!

On Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, WE tv premiered the eleventh season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS. Aubrey O'Day returns with a new man! Aubrey fell for JERSEY SHORE's DJ Pauly D and his million-dollar smile on FAMOUSLY SINGLE, but their dueling realities have put them famously in danger! Time is running out for the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS star Kim Richards and beau Wynn Katz, who have yet to spark any sexual chemistry in order to get to the next level of commitment. For the BLACK INK CREW duo, it's Puma's world and his wife, Quani is just living in it! As she struggles to achieve her own goals and aspirations in life, Quani still has not taken on Puma's last name, Mrs. Robinson. On the brink of a second divorce, Momma Dee and Ernest from LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA have one last chance to fix their toxic marriage. After sending Ernest to prison for selling drugs, Momma has own her vices to confront. THE BACHELORETTE darlings, Desiree Hartsock and husband Chris Siegfried, may look like the happily-ever-after newlyweds, but dark and vicious tabloid rumors continue to haunt them after Desiree was dumped on national television by another man that she considered the one. Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major, along with their secret weapon, Judge Lynn Toler, are back with a whole new series of exercises and drills that will shake the couples to their core. Over the course of 10 days of extreme relationship therapy, the doctors will provide the couples with essential tools to make one final, life changing decision: will they stay together or will they call it quits. In the season opener, "Lovers & Liars: Prom Night," five new couples enter Boot Camp, where they learn there's no dancing around their issues as they return to prom night with a shocking twist; a brutal confrontation breaks out; the doctors, security personnel and producers come running.

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION, the twelfth season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS, premiered on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on WE tv. This season, some of the biggest names in Hip Hop are moving under one roof to put their relationships to the test. In the glamorous world where business is mixed with pleasure and exotic temptations are knocking on every door, a lifestyle in the fast lane can be both a blessing and a curse. Soulja Boy and Nia Riley, are crankin' up the heat with issues beyond repair. Soulja wants to get married but Nia struggles to free herself from his control while caught in the crossfire of his vicious social media attacks. Rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera may look like everything's all gucci, but salacious rumors of infidelity say otherwise... It's make or break for Hip Hop's Superwoman aka Lil' Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan. Allegedly, Karl has been unfaithful in their marriage while Mo, the breadwinner, is ready to put all the side chicks on full blast. For LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA star, Jessica Dime and her fiance, professional basketball player Shawne Williams, Boot Camp is their last resort. Shawne has put a ring on it, but has yet to set a wedding date in 2 years! Reuniting for the first time in months, Lil' Fizz of B2K Tiffany Campbell from LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD, make a last-ditch effort to reignite the spark before the love completely fizzles out! But Tiffany isn't the only ex Fizz will bump bump bump into! Dr. Ish and Dr. V are back and upping their therapy game by pulling these couples straight outta hip hop and straight into the toughest two weeks they will endure to salvage their toxic relationships. The Boot Camp quickly launches into breakdowns and blow ups when the couples are stripped away from the VIP treatment and find themselves pleading their case before Judge Lynn Toler from "Divorce Court." In the end, these couples will have to face the music and make the ultimate decision. To leave together or break things off forever.

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: FAMILY EDITION, the thirteenth season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS, premiered on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on WE tv. This season, Pop star Aaron Carter and his mother Jane come face-to-face in the most dramatic momager and son reunion ever! Just off the heels of a public divorce, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY's Alexis Bellino and her also divorced mother Penelope suffer from years of pent up resentment. BASKETBALL WIVES' Laura Govan and her parents Gloria and Michael struggle to break free from a daunting past and battle to get to the truth. In a last-ditch effort to save his brotherly bond, notorious child actor Corey Feldman enters with his brother Eden and his wife Courtney. Past trauma and abandonment plague their relationship, but will these brothers put their pride aside to bring the family back together? And when a pop-up gift shop unravels their core issues, a gift exchange brings on despair and sends someone running before they even unpack their bags! With relationships beyond repair, Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major will push the stars and their families to the point of no return when they send them on a road trip to face painful truths and find out if blood is truly thicker than water.

A new season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION premiered on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on WEtv. CeeLo Green and fiancee Shani have been together for eight years and engaged for three of them, but they must decide if they want to walk down the aisle or walk away. The age difference between Michel'le Toussaint and her boyfriend Stew is at the root of their issues, but they also must face their notorious pasts and pull their problems out from under the rug. The clock is ticking for "The Puerto Rican Princess" Joseline Hernandez who has put a deadline on her relationship with boyfriend DJ Ballistic Beats. He has ghosted her in the past and now he has eight months to put a ring on it. Styles P and Adjua Styles are looking to put the spark back in their love life as their 24-years relationship has been put to the test with the death of their daughter, infidelity and anger issues. For Bianca Bonnie and Chozus, boot camp is the last resort to mend their toxic and immature relationship that is fueled by obsessive behavior, secrets and social media hacking. Dr. Ish's unique sensibilities are going to be doled in a no B.S. tough love fashion in order to pull these celebrities out of the clouds and put them back in to reality. Added to the mix is Judge Toler who brings her style to the drills aimed to test and answer, which couple makes beautiful music together and who should go solo.

This series returned for its fifteenth season with a new installment of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION, which premiered on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv. This season Phaedra (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) & Medina (rapper and actor); Willie & Shanda (LOVE AND HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD); Tahiry (LOVE AND HIP HOP NEW YORK) & Vado (rapper); Kurupt (rapper) & Toni (model); and Hazel-E (LOVE AND HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD) & Devon (model) have the awards, the view counts, the platinum records and the love of millions of fans, but they can't seem to secure a relationship with the person who matters most. Dr. Ish's unique sensibilities will be doled in a no B.S. tough love fashion in order to pull these celebrities out of the clouds and put them back into reality, along with Judge Lynn Toler who brings her own style to the drills, which aim to test the boot campers and answer: which couple makes beautiful music together, and who should go solo? In the season opener, "Electing to Face the Music," five hip-hop couples enter Boot Camp and expose shocking secrets. Dr. Ish and Judge Toler push the campers to face their biggest issues in a heated debate, and an explosive fight erupts and flips the house upside-down.

A new installment of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION debuted on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv. This season, Hip Hop legend N.O.R.E and NERI, two-time Grammy Award nominee MONIE LOVE and TUFF, Producer MALLY MALL and TREASURE, and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood's favorite on again off again couple SIIR BROCK and AMBER LAURA head to Marriage Boot Camp to find out if their relationships are worth saving. Resident counselor Dr. Ish Major, along with Judge Lynn Toler are back. Their no nonsense, no BS tough love will be doled out to pull these celebrities out of the clouds and put them back into reality. Dr. Ish and Judge Toler force the couples to dig deep to confront lies, tears and denials. But when dark secrets are ultimately exposed, will the couples continue to make beautiful music together or decide it's time to go solo?

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION returned for its 17th season on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on WEtv. Resident counselor Dr. Ish Major along with Judge Lynn Toler return this season to help the couples confront lies, betrayal, and bitter rivalries. Dr. Ish's unique sensibilities are going to be doled in a no B.S. fashion to pull these celebrities out of the clouds and bring them back to reality. Judge Toler will also help guide the hip-hop couples with her tough love approach and by laying down the law. Together Dr. Ish and Judge Toler will try to mend these broken relationships, but will they lean into the process, or will they let it break them? When secrets are exposed, will their relationships survive? This season stars Hip Hop superstar K. Michelle and Kastan, Rich Dollaz and Mariahlynn, Lyrica and A1 and Gangsta Boo and Emmet as they head to Marriage Boot Camp to face the music.
On Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9-11:15pm ET/PT, WE tv premiered "Shoulda Put a Ring On It," the season finale of the latest season of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: HIP HOP EDITION. On the last day of boot camp it's time to decide to either leave together or apart; three of the six boot campers did not keep it 100, and the truth is revealed.


Other Titles

  • Title for Season 8, 10 & 13: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars - Family Edition
  • Title for Season 11: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars - Lovers & Liars
  • Title for Seasons 12, 14 & 15: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars - Hip Hop Edition

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Thinkfactory Media