Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are reality show veterans, but they weren’t prepared for everything they encountered on VH1′s Couples Therapy, RumorFix is reporting exclusively.
“On this show, Simon and I ventured into territory never before seen on RHONY, or in our daily lives for that matter,” she told RumorFix exclusively.
Alex confesses her commitment to her relationship and family “really worked against us on Real Housewives Of New York.“
But this new program shows a different side of the couple, “Without having seen the show yet, I can say that I’m very proud of what we filmed and the emotional places we went together.”
Alex says that she’s been often asked to write about book about her relationship with Simon and now Couples Therapy is a step toward that. “Together with four other high profile couples, we explore what makes us tick as a couple. — what works, what doesn’t, and how we can make changes to strengthen our relationship.”
One of the other couples was Doug Hutchison and his teenage bride Courtney Stodden, who tells RumorFix,” It seemed hard for other people to concentrate on their own problems; it seemed they were always focused on us.”
Simon tells us Courtney’s comments aren’t true, but are “typical of her own self-centeredness.”
In any event, Alex says, “The new show is explosive, raw, heart-rending at times and very, very real — proof that sometimes all you need to make a great show is the right cast and 24/7 camera coverage.”
It premieres October 3 at 10 p.m. on VH1.