real housewives divorcesDivorce in Hollywood is as common as botox and whitened teeth. For decades, the theory has been that if you're a celebrity, you'll probably venture in and out of relationships more frequently because, face it: Life in the glare of the spotlight, amongst the glitterati, can serve up many temptations.

But the benefit of being say, a blockbuster film star, is that although you're a public figure, publicists go out of their way to keep the details of a failed relationship under wraps. A joint statement of mutual respect and friendship (ahem) is typically issued by both parties, while fans inevitably read tabloid accounts of infidelity and heartbreak.

But the new breed of celebrities -- namely, reality TV stars -- face new problems. As we've seen with many of Bravo's 'Real Housewives,' lives are captured on film and aired to millions of viewers who can witness firsthand the unraveling of marriages and relationships. After the jump, a look at the housewives who have endured the televised failure of their marriages.