Married to Medicine's Mariah Huq: “I Don’t Want a Dose of the Reality Curse”

The couple that does reality TV together ... well, doesn't always stay together. 

Married to Medicine's Mariah Huq has never pretended that her marriage is perfect. Just peep the clip above, in which the doctor's wife came clean about issues between her and her hubby. "Infidelity has come up in my marriage, just like everybody else," she boldly said in her confessional. But, Mariah's always been committed to keeping her partnership intact. In the clip, she continued: "In the end, you just have to make a decision to fight for your marriage and try to make it better." 

Now, she's sticking to her word. In advance of Married to Medicine's Season 6 premiere, the TV producer talked to The Grio about the so-called "reality TV curse." In case you're not familiar, the "curse" refers to the fact that many couples who appear on reality television together end up in Splitsville. Think Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Ramona and Mario Singer, and the list goes on. 

"I don’t think it's just reality TV, I think it could be any type of entertainment or any type of demanding job [that causes couples to split]," she said. "Anytime one spouse has a very demanding job, it can create a divide and put you in a situation where you feel like you have to choose between work and home and I think it’s especially like that for women,” she says in our exclusive interview. 

“I think marriage is a struggle. I love being married, I love my husband and I’m married to my best friend but there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage. It’s hurtful to see these relationships break up. I hate to see people we have so much history with part ways and go through so much turmoil. We have a solid foundation. I think our relationship is just different from everyone else’s because we come from two different walks of life and we sacrificed a lot in the beginning. The things they are facing now, we went through in the beginning of our relationship and made it past that. We have been married for 14 years now.” 

She added: "The main thing for me is my family because I walked into this as a happy, healthy woman in a happy family and I’d like to walk away the same way. I don’t want a dose of the reality curse. It’s not worth it for me.”

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