Another day, another reality TV divorce!
Sad news — Dr. Simone Whitmore is divorcing her husband of 21 years, Cecil Whitmore.
The Married to Medicine star confirmed their split in a statement to People.com.
“There is no if here, there are no games. I am not pretending. I am done,” she revealed.
Dr. Whitmore filed for divorce in October 2017, and broke the sad news to her Married to Medicine costars during the taping of the season 5 reunion — filmed on Thursday.
Candidly dishing on the cause of their split, Dr. Whitmore shared.
“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.”
The couple’s rocky marriage has been well documented on the Bravo reality series. Despite appearing to have made great progress with the help of marriage counseling on the south’s fourth season, Simone revealed that their issues quickly picked up after the show wrapped.
“It looked like we were improving. The problem is we should have continued counseling, and we did not…We should have kept marital counseling as a priority, but we let the ball drop.”
The couple share two sons — Miles, 19 and Michael, 15 — and remain on “very friendly terms.”
Simone is optimistic about life after marriage.
“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.”
Married to Medicine airs on Friday nights, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
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