Well, ouch. When we first met Couples Therapy stars Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, we wanted to know their first impressions of everyone they lived with in the house. Things started off diplomatically enough, until it came time to discuss Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison, whom Simon refers to as “floozie and the geriatric.” You might wonder why the hostility toward the couple, and Alex explains that where the rest of the cast was really invested in the therapy on the show, “for 98% of the shoot, they didn’t take it seriously.” And as for Alex’s first impressions of Doug and Courtney, she says that she had “never heard of them or seen them before” in her life, but that “my first reaction was that I thought a clown had walked in, and then I realized that this was a real person who seemed to take herself seriously, if nothing else.”
Watch the clip and see what Alex and Simon have to say about the rest of the cast as well — it’s safe to say things were pretty harmonious with everyone else. In the clip below, watch the couple as they discuss why they decided to do the show and go into therapy on television.
Couples Therapy airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.