Hollywood Exes returns for a second season next month on VH1 and will feature a new cast member. But the interesting part is that the new castmate isn't Daphne Wayans!
Back for another season are Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, Jessica Canseco, ex-wife of Jose Canseco, Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of Prince, Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith, and Andrea (Drea) Kelly, ex-wife of R. Kelly. Shamicka Lawrence, recently divorced from comedian/actor Martin Lawrence, joins the group.
Daphne was initially confirmed as a new castmate earlier this year and we even interviewed her the day that VH1 verified she had signed on. A few months later, a small rumble of rumors emerged, speculating that Daphne had been fired for being too difficult to deal with. Nobody confirmed or denied the reports, but judging from the season 2 lineup and not a single mention of Daphne, it seems the rumors were true.
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Daphne was actually supposed to be on season one as well, as she helped to pitch the show originally, but she got cold feet and backed out. Seems she should've stuck with that initial gut feeling. I guess we'll have to wait and see if VH1 edited her out completely in those first few episodes.
Interestingly, instead of doing a season 2 photo shoot with the cast, VH1 opted to recycle all of the photos from season 1 instead (even using the same group shot, but with different positioning of the arms)! And then they Photoshopped Shamicka in.
The show premieres on Monday, July 8th at 9 p.m. EST, but then moves to Sunday nights for the rest of the season starting with the second episode!
What to expect from the new season:
Drea, who has been spending her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, is not happy with Jessica for some choice words she shared with Drea on Twitter. After returning to L.A., she and Jessica will finally have it out, resulting in one of the most explosive – and honest – confrontations in the show’s history. Meanwhile, Jessica struggles with being the single mom of a rebellious teenager – Josie has been acting out and her grades are slipping. Mayte, who has been desperate to have a child, makes plans to adopt a one-year-old baby. The others worry that everything is happening too fast – what if something goes wrong and Mayte loses another child? Finally, Shamicka’s wounds from her divorce are still fresh – her divorce from Martin Lawrence was just recently finalized. Every day brings new challenges that only a Hollywood Ex can understand, but thankfully the others are there to help her find her way"
Shamicka Lawrence, recently divorced from comedian/actor Martin Lawrence
Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith
Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy
Drea Kelly, ex-wife of singer R. Kelly
Jessica Canseco, ex-wife of baseball star Jose Canseco
Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of pop icon Prince
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