You've got Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives LA, Basketball Bullies and Basketball Occasional Sex Partners, Love & Hip Hop, Mob Wives, Real Housewives who aren't wives and don't stay at home, and now Hollywood Wives, a new reality show that's like that film "The First Wives Club," full of the celebrity spouses time forgot.
Like the Kim Kardashian of 1998 over here (pictured on left).
This time around we get Will Smith's first wife and mother of his eldest son, Trey, who has yet to drop an album or be featured in a film like his more famous younger siblings; poor Nicole Murphy who pushed out five of Eddie Murphy's kids and lost a huge chunk of her divorce settlement to a grifter; some woman who had the poor foresight of marrying Jose Canseco; the enigma that was the wife we didn't know R. Kelly had until they got divorced, Andrea Kelly; and that Mayte Garcia chick who Prince had all over the unpronounceable symbol album and doing the belly dancing thing in his music video for "7" that I can't find online because Prince hates the internet.
So? Are there enough "wives" shows, America? Even though the marriage rate is actually down from all the women not becoming "wives" these days as singles take over the United States, giving you dirty looks when you bring your baby into the restaurant/on the plane/subway. But nobody wants to watch a show of you eating cereal in your underwear while "Waiting to Exhale" plays in the background to an audience of your pet cat "Sir Paws-A-Lot" and the dust bunnies under your couch.
You never-married singles? Boring. You don't have nearly as much sex as movies tell us you do. But Sheree Fletcher, the wife you forgot Will Smith ever had, probably has an exciting life of made-up charity benefits and eating at half-way decent LA restaurants with three other women she can just barely stand. You'll be riveted.