During that time, she pursued a divorce, but it was never finalized -- and she and Michael decided to stick together. The admission shocked her co-stars and became a hot topic for viewers, who wondered if the marriage would last.
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“We’re still married,” Kelly tells ET. “I think we came into this season thinking, OK, let's not bash each other. Let's not embarrass each other. But you forget that the cameras are on you, and it's reality, and we do fight and, you know, we do throw jabs at each other. We do push each other's buttons.”
“Michael and I have our ups and downs,” she admits. “You know, one week it's good, one week it's awful. It's the same. Really hasn't changed.”
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Last year, Kelly told ET she was “hoping for the best” when it came to her marriage, adding that neither she nor Michael wanted to get divorced.Read more at Entertainment Tonight