The former wives of rapper/actor Will Smith and R&B singer R. Kelly will star in a new VH1 reality series “Hollywood Exes.”
Will Smith’s former wife Sheree Fletcher was married to the famous rapper/actor for two years.
She will be joined by cast member Andrea Kelly, who was married to R&B singer R. Kelly for 12 years.
Other high-profile wives have been tapped to star in the “Hollywood Exes,” which is the working title for the show.
Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s former wife of 13 years has been confirmed as a cast member, in addition to Jessica Canseco, who was married to Jose Canseco for 4 years.
Rounding out the cast of former is Mayte Garcia, who was married to iconic singer Prince for three years.
“Hollywood Exes” will center around the ladies’ post-divorced lifestyles, as well as the struggles they encounter with having husbands who cast long dark shadows over the women’s careers.
Unlike some of VH1′s other reality shows, the five women featured on “Hollywood Exes” have been friends for years.
“These extraordinarily strong women adjusted to and endured a lot while their ex-spouses won fame and fortune defining pop culture for that moment,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1. “Now these women must re-invent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives – this time on their own terms.”
Hollywood Exes” will premiere on VH1 in the summer of 2012, with 10 one-hour episodes.