Ex-wives Club

2007, TV Show


Using My Bad Experience to Help Others

Shar Jackson and Sue Hennessey by Adam Larkey/ABC

Working on ABC's Ex-Wives Club [Mondays at 9 pm/ET] has been a great way for me to work out some of my own issues as well. Sometimes helping out other folks really gives your mind its own mental makeover. Every single one of the folks we worked with were great, and I have kept in touch with a few. (How can you not?!) When you spend 12 hours in a dentist office with someone, you bond, and after today (just had my wisdom teeth pulled!) I can even commiserate on a whole new level.This week it is Sue and Kurt whose lives were turned upside down by their partners. I think this one was probably my favorite episode. The transformations that these two make blew me away. I don’t want to give too much away, but this one really touched close to home on a lot of levels (you'll see!), and the revenge is sweet... and a bit surprising. You know I am always all about the twists and turns in a relationship.One thing that has come from the show that has really surprised me was that on my MySpac... read more

Miracles Waiting on the Other Side of Pain

I am so excited about the June 4 Ex-Wives Club [Mondays at 9 pm/ET, on ABC]! My daughter Tiffany (who's 13 years old now) and I previewed the episode together, and let me tell you how wonderful it was to share huge laughs and also have tears of empathy and joy streaming down our faces at the same time. It is so great to be part of a show that the whole family can enjoy together and get to experience those special moments!This episode in particular is so special to me because Tina, our female participant, and I formed such a huge bond from the very beginning. She is from New York, which happens to be where I spent 15 very important years growing up, and she also is an actress. When I called to tell her she had been picked to be on our show, she cried and said she had watched me on TV since she was a little girl and had always wanted us to meet. Who says there's no such thing as fate? She had seen me go through a lot of joy and pain in the media, and I think she could relate to so muc... read more

Revenge Is Flipping Sweet

The first episode of Ex-Wives Club is one that I am particularly fond of because not only do we help our "man and woman of the week," but we throw a car out of a plane at 10,000 feet! The premise of the show is that we are trying to help a man and a woman get through what can be one of the hardest experiences of a lifetime: a divorce. These people were left broken and hurt, mad and sad, among many other emotions. How many of you out there can relate to a heart ache? All of us, right? We as humans seem to grow when we are in pain — what is up with that? What about growth when there is no pain? But that is a topic for a whole other show! So back to the first episode of Ex-Wives….Debbie Ford puts them through a two-day, very intense crash course of what they did wrong in their relationship and what to do to get over it. I am talking hard-core, people — she tells it how it is. (I love that, by the way.) Then Marla, Shar, and I take over and give each person what they need... read more

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Premiered: May 28, 2007, on ABC
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Premise: Advice for people who have gone through divorces is doled out by three celebrity exes, who focus on their charges' self-esteem. The celebrities oversee fashion and grooming makeovers as well.


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