TLC's New Series 'Starter Wives Confidential' to Premiere Tuesday, January 29

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January 9th, 2013

via press release:



On Tuesday, January 29 at 10pm ET/PT, TLC reveals the fascinating and controversial world of celebrity ex-wives and ex-girlfriends with the new series STARTER WIVES CONFIDENTIAL. Each hour-long episode shares the lives of seven women who supported their former husbands/boyfriends before the fame and wealth made them the men they are today. They devoted their time, money, and support to the men they loved. Now, these women are working on moving forward and starting over on their own, with a new focus on creating a path in life that will give themselves and their children the security and success they know they deserve.


The cast includes:


  • · Zakia Baum: Ex-girlfriend of Jermaine “Maino” Coleman; mother of his son.
  • · Cheryl Caruso: Ex-wife of mobster Phillip Caruso, and mother of his 2 daughters.
  • · Josie Harris: Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather; mother of his three children.
  • · Monica Joseph-Taylor: soon to be ex-wife of Aston “Funkmaster Flex” Taylor; mother to his two children.
  • · Liza Morales: Ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom; mother of his three children.
  • · Tashera Simmons: Ex of Earl “DMX” Simmons; mother of four of his children.
  • · Shaniqua Tompkins: Ex-girlfriend of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and mother of his son.

    About TLC

    TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2012, TLC had 26 series averaging at least 1.0 million P2+ viewers, with series like Breaking Amish, Long Island Medium, Sister Wives and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo averaging over 2.0 million viewers. TLC’s other hit series include: My Strange Addiction, Toddlers & Tiaras, 19 Kids and Counting, What not to Wear, and My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.


    TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 227 million households in nearly 150 markets internationally. A destination online, offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.



  • RonoMC

    At first they were copying Bravo with Sin City Rules (Real Housewives Wannabe) which failed and now they are trying to copy VH1’s The Hollywood Exes. Try to come up with your own sh…

  • Melanie

    LOL, I agree RonoMC. I saw the commercial this morning and was thinking that it looks so much like Hollywood Exes! There are just too many of these shows copying one another and putting it under a different name. Clearly they have run out of original ideas.

  • Ralph L

    Yo previews look crazy, Can’t wait to the truth behind some of these women. ESP DMX wife. I’ll def be watching

  • RM

    This will be the ghetto version of Hollywood Exes. Who is “Maino” Coleman?

  • Anon

    I think it’s good for the ex-wives. They seem to always be cast aside as soon as they get older or starts making big money. Such a show demonstrates that these women are interesting and have value, too.

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