'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars' Season 7 cast announced -- will include 'The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/01/2016
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars will be returning for Season 7 in January with two surprising faces from The Bachelorette.
WE tv has announced Ashley Hebert and husband JP Rosenbaum will be among the cast members starring in the next season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, which premieres Friday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT.
Hebert and Rosenbaum got engaged during The Bachelorette's Season 7 finale and went on to marry in a televised ABC special in December 2012. They are parents to son Fordham Rhys, 2, and newborn daughter Essex Reese.
The other couples who will be starring on the seventh edition of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars are former 19 Kids & Counting star Amy Duggar and husband Dillon King, PreMadonna and fiance Buck Thomas from Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, Gabi Victor and "baby daddy" Victor Tarrats from Bad Girls Club, and Renee Graziano and boyfriend Joey Gambino from Mob Wives.
These couples will undergo extreme counseling led by the show's new experienced therapists, Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicolino, in attempt to save their relationships. The pairs will participate in mentally and emotionally-draining exercises.
In the premiere episode, Amy -- a cousin of the famed Duggar family -- and Dillon shock their castmates by deciding to undergo boot camp after only being married for seven months. Their lack of respect for one another is apparent.
Ashley and JP disagree on parenting approaches for their son, Ford. Ashley is also frustrated by JP's "tunnel vision with work," while JP finds Ashley's inability to put him first "reprehensible," according to the network.
PreMadonna and Buck don't have a wedding date after being engaged since last year. Buck seems to have cold feet, looking for problems to fix, while PreMadonna believes their problem is pushing off the wedding.
Gabi and Victor have issues stemming from her unexpected pregnancy, as they are trying to raise a toddler in "a very tumultuous relationship." Gabi's best friend and co-star, Dani, also hates Victor and is asked to be a surprise guest on the show.
Renee and Joey have been secretly dating for two years, keeping their relationship hidden from Renee's dad, notorious mobster Anthony Graziano. Renee thinks Joey is ashamed of her, but Joey may be afraid of how her father will react. An abusive ex is also in Renee's past, and their battles affect her present romance.
Boot Camp will begin with the couples being ambushed by a surprise press conference. Video footage highlighting the couples' most intimate secrets will be played before the media, and then the stars must deal with paparazzi chaos.
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Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars is produced by Thinkfactory Media and executive produced by Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Erin Richards, Leslie Greif, Lauren P. Gellert and Suzanne Gladstone Murch.