Marriage Boot Camp – The Ones that Aren’t Liars may Surprise You

Marriage Boot Camp – The Ones that Aren’t Liars may Surprise You by Veena

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There is a new season of celebrity Marriage Boot Camp airing, featuring former New York Housewife Aviva Drescher, along with husband Reid, Survivor Alums Tyson Apostol and Rachel Foulger, ultimate brats Spenser Pratt and Heidi Montag, R&B Star Syleena Johnson and her husband Kiwane, and Reality Star Natalie Nunn and her husband Jacob Payne.  I am not going to pretend I had heard of either of the last two ladies – but that’s par for course with these reality retread shows.  They are like the afterlife for washed up reality show stars looking to extend their 15 minutes.  Expect to see a few of these faces on a David Tutera’s CELEbrations in the near future as well.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some also appear on Wife Swap. (Dig at Jillzy intended).

The couples get paid around $100,000 for two weeks of filming.  We know this because in October there was press about Aviva refusing to pay an agent for suggesting the show to her.  Apparently Aviva was upset because a) she was told the show filmed for 10 days when it really was 16 (seriously, she didn’t confirm this?) and b) that she accepted $100,000 thinking the pay scale was set, but apparently it wasn’t.  This is just one example of why people don’t like Aviva.

Each of the couples has sold the show producers on some sort of “problem” in their relationship.  In a nutshell, these are their (very real I’m sure) issues:

Speidi – This couple rose to ‘fame’ on the Hills.  Spenser spread the rumor that Lauren had a sex tape; Heidi was her best friend.  After they ruined that show they made press for being twits – at one point she had something like over 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day.  Everyone assumed their marriage was a publicity stunt.  They were also on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” and quit after a few days.  Their issue:  he (ick) doesn’t want to have children – and she does.  I say it’s probably a good thing if the world is spared mini Speidis.

Aviva & Reid – She’s a fame whore that can’t stop obsessing about her days as a Housewife and how she came off as a BatShitCrazy Toxic human being.  Yet she wants to continue to be in the public eye.  Reid is so tired of it he enables her by agreeing to be on this show with her – huh?

Tyson & Rachel.  Tyson was awful on his first stint on survivor – part of the ‘Coach’ gang. He made an stupid strategic move his second time around causing the demise of Boston Rob’s alliance, but he was likable.  In his third chance at the game he played with girlfriend Rachel, and took home the title of Sole Survivor.   Rachel wants to get married.  Tyson is resistant.

Syleena & Kiwane have intimacy issues and some issues with her career.

Natalie & Jacob have issues relating to her fame whore reality career, which seems to involve Instagraming booty shots of herself.

The show starts off with a greet and mingle sort of thing, with an ample amount of voice overs and talking heads so we can establish who will be snarky and who is playing nice.  After that, the professional counselors walk in and we’re supposed to believe that “shit gets real.”

The first interaction was enjoyable.  They took Spenser to task for being ‘fake’ and grilled him on why he was even on the show.  Heidi boo hood a little and ran away.  That’s her MO and I hope no one fell for it – the counselors certainly didn’t.  I think that scene established that couple as the ‘drama’ for the show.  Deep sigh.

Each couple was then showed to their “theme” based room.

Speidi – a baby’s room complete with crib and diapers.

Aviva & Reid – a room plastered with magazine covers of bad press like “She’s fired!”

Tyson & Rachel – a wedding themed room.

Syleena & Kiwane – a room split into two – romance and room mates.

Natalie & Jacob – a room filled with her booty shots.  I imagine Natalie and Aviva have a lot in common.

Next up was each person taking a lie detector test.  There were a series of somewhat softball questions to establish the baseline.  Everyone was told on the spot if they were lying or not.  Then they were asked a relationship game changer by their partner, and the results of whether or not they lied was put in an envelope  – to be revealed at a later date.  An example of that would be – Would you leave xxx if she continued on with her career.  In each case the person answered in a way you’d expect the partner would hope – so the real question is whether or not they were lying.

The voice over explained that if they were lying to the group they’d never be able to solve their issues.  I kind of liked this scene, because if the lie detector guy was real then these folks who make a living out of lying aren’t going to be able to get away with it on this show.  HA.

The really interesting thing was how many of the people lied in the lead-up questions.  Aviva was the absolute worst.  Called out on each lie, she turned to the lie detector guy and said the machine was wrong.  He showed her the clear jump on the graph every time she fibbed.  This establishes that not only is she a bald-faced liar, but she knows it.  In other words – she can not play the crazy card.  Reid is also a liar.  His question was whether or not he found any of the other women attractive, and he said “no.”  Lie.  Heidi smirked.

Natalie, Jacob, Syleena and Kiwane told mostly lies, while Rachel and Tyson (my favorite couple) were honest.

Shockingly, Spenser and Heidi both told the truth.  Including Spenser answering the question we’ve all been wondering (not really) for years – did he marry Heidi just for the ‘show’.  His answer (not a lie) was NO.  Since they have now been married for years, I suppose that doesn’t surprise me, and I’m glad they aren’t liar liars like Aviva and Reid.

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Funniest moment – Heidi being very worried about her face when they were putting on the lie detector equipment, and someone quipping – with all that plastic surgery, did they replace her bones with glass?

Biggest surprise – Heidi looked fairly natural.  Innocently pretty.


Spoof Photos from Namaste

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About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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81 Responses to Marriage Boot Camp – The Ones that Aren’t Liars may Surprise You

  1. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. Happy Saturday. Boy I’m dragging. I’ve been off all week and have been feeling kinda bad during most of it. Oh well. At least it’s not snowing. 🙂
    Marriage Bootcamp. I was LOL and OMG in the first 11 minutes. Leg wants to have another baby? Speidi is still stupid. Heidi cried the first few minutes of their first sit down w/marriage counselors. Heidi cracked me up when she told the counselor in the kitchen she wants an apology from Bob. LOL. He said “that’s not gonna happen”. I hollered. The Bad Girl is a joke. She can show her behind on Twitter, instagram and oh well her husband just has to be cool w/it. That marriage is gonna last.
    We shall see how this goes.

  2. Powell says:

    LOL at the photos Namaste. 🙂

  3. Powell says:

    IDK if y’all saw last night or read my comment on David Tutera CELEBratations. They showed what celebs will be on this season and by gollie that red haired lady from NY just can’t stay off of tv. JZ is planning a party. I tell you no matter what people say about so many of these reality tv peeps that have been on multiple shows. I don’t think any of them compare to JZ. She’s truly obsessed w/reality tv. She doesn’t care if she looks desperate or idiotic. She has this need like a drug to be on reality tv. IDK how Bobby lives w/her.

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      Hi Powelly – I can’t imagine that you missed one of my blogs (ha) but I blogged about Jillzy and David when they filmed it a few months ago. She had sent out a “don’t tell anyone email” that NaughtybutNice Rob posted, and then her guests – mainly Reza – but also Marysol – tweeted and Instagrammed the event. It was really funny – like old times Jillzy screwups. Harmless, but amusing.

      It was about the time the trailer for MM came out with the first glimpse of “straw up the nose”. Fun times.

  4. sparklemuffy says:

    Ok Veena, you’ve talked me into watching. Looking for it now– Believe it or not– I just now got Namaste’s name! hahahaha

  5. Powell says:

    NMD just what you describe as Leg’s personality is just what they had on the rag mags in their bedroom and Reid had the gall to say the media has made these assumptions and put it out there and it has caused them so many problems. HAAAA!! Where the heck has he been for the 10yrs of their relationship?

  6. TexasTart says:

    Charity work…

    • Toodybird says:

      Watching or contributing?

      • TexasTart says:

        It appears she’s donating her time, look in the next blog for a pic with her in scrubs. My Uncle works on missions like this and there are typically a large support team that are not providing medical care, but administrative and or emotional support. I’m curious if Kristen knows Spanish.

        • TexasTart says:

          Oh, and in some cases there volunteers that are support for the medical team. I don’t see Kristen cooking or doing their laundry, but to make the point that she’s probably doing more than posing for pictures.

  7. TexasTart says:

    Any kind of work….

  8. Thanks for the blog Veena, I didn’t watch, so glad you did! I watched the hills and still have a small soft spot in my heart for Heidi, dumb as dirt that girl. I am not even going to say anything about Spencer. I was watching season 2 of Walking Dead, I never saw season 1 or 2, so many things make more sense, lol! Hope everyone has a great weekend and stays warm!!

  9. boston02127 says:

    Great blog & Funny pics! Thanks.

  10. TexasTart says:

  11. justanothermary says:

    I watched Marriage Boot Camp. I’ve never bothered before but I kinda liked it. I really thought it was interesting that Leg was the only person to try and claim the lie detector was wrong and she said the nasty stuff about her in their room was all made up. I cracked up when Reid pointed out that it was, in fact, things that were said about her in social media and the press. She is a truly nasty woman.

  12. Orson says:

    The Favor I warned you I was going to ask all you do for me. You’d all better sit down and swallow of any spewable liquids, I guess.

    My birthday is this Friday, the 16th. I want all of you to help me celebrate by eating a piece of cake on Friday. It can be store bought, it can be home made. It can even be a cupcake! Yellow cake with white icing is best, but it could be carrot cake with creamcheese icing or chocolate cake with chocolate icing. It could be layered or not. The important things are it has to have cake and icing on top of it. And you have to eat it and enjoy it. You can even eat it with family and friends. Okay? Is that too much to ask?

    That is, unless you live in New Jersey, Eastern PA, Del, or that area.

    If you do live in those areas, do you know that Tastykakes are a regional food? You can’t get them in OH, AL, IL, TX and most other states. So, you girls could help me out by eating a 3 pack of butterscotch krimpets. Not the plain jelly filled ones, but the butterscotch ones. You could even stack them so it’d be like a layer cake if you want to, but I won’t go so far as to recommend you trying that.

  13. VV™ says:

    A woman of many talents.

  14. TexasTart says:

  15. VV™ says:

    James mother was a model in England. She, her husband and two brothers live in BH now. I never understood how a buss boy was approved to purchase or leased a BMW. Lisa said she her her once, perhaps this is the one time.

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    DWTS with my Boy @ jameskennedy

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  16. TexasTart says:

    I’M IN! Is this about cake? The Seahawks? Help a girl out, I can not see more than that on a mobile.

  17. VV™ says:

    Yofo must have told Mauricio he was her agent for the purchase of hew Home in LA once they sell their current home. We already know Chris Cortazza has the listing on her Malibu house.

    • TexasTart says:

      Their birthdays are on January 11th. Yolanda will be 51 and Kyle will be 46.

      • VV™ says:

        Yes, I know. It’s all about that commission for Kyle. Yofo is just a master manipulator and she knows this as well.
        #TheUmanskyWay + #GetWise = Hollywood frienship #fakeyfake

  18. boston02127 says:

    New England Patriots! Boston!!!! 🙂

  19. TexasTart says:

    Looking very good, sans makeup…

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