Gary Coleman & wife Shannon Price on “Divorce Court”

I’m pretty sure that there are few better ways to save a marriage than television. And nothing is more likely to salvage your precious relationship than going on some reality TV show… except perhaps going on a court TV show. And since that’s clearly the best route (and makes a lot more sense than marriage counseling) that’s the way that prestigious star Gary Coleman, 40, and wife Shannon Price, 22, decided to go.

The pair showed up for Divorce Court with Judge Lynn Toler, where they proudly claim that they have a dramatic and stormy relationship. And I say proudly because they can never stop talking about it. As fiery and temperamental as Coleman appears to be, Price appears dumb as a box of rocks, and more like a teenager than a 22-year-old.

She tells the story of being frustrated with Coleman’s lack of support when she got into a disagreement with a friend who claimed to know when the world was going to end. Yes, that story really was worth bitching about on national television. Apparently Coleman tried to pacify Price and said the guy had the right to his end-of-the-world opinions, and that pissed her off. But really, what marriage hasn’t suffered from this exact same fight?

Apparently the two often fight because Shannon wants kids, and Gary hates them. You’d think that would have come up before the two walked down the aisle together, but apparently not so much. Shannon also says that Gary has a bad temper, and says that “If he doesn’t get his way, he throws a temper tantrum like a five-year-old.” I love that she has the nerve to compare little Gary Coleman to a child not just to his face, but on national television. Both parties admit that when he’s pissed, Gary bangs his head against the wall. And he gets so upset that he can’t even breathe. Sounds like the cornerstone of a loving relationship if you ask me.

Apparently they also fight until three in the morning, because “We’re night people. Sleep all day, up all night,” according to Price. She also dislikes that Gary doesn’t want to have any friends or a social life, and says his general negativity is bringing her down. And Judge Toler gives them some great advice.

While I’m not entirely sure it serves a purpose, Judge Toler makes Gary Coleman list all the things that he thinks are wrong about him. He mentions not only his temper but also says he has low self-esteem and doesn’t feel that he’s been “very successful in life.” He also says he doesn’t feel financial secure and feels like he’s wasting Shannon’s time.

It seems pretty clear that Coleman and Price aren’t on Divorce Court to divorce so much as to get some cheap dime store counseling. And milk the novelty of their relationship for as long as they possibly can. And frankly, given how little work Gary Coleman sees these days, I can’t really blame him. Tomorrow they’ll be on again, and we’ll get to find out if they’ve actually had sex yet. My money is still on… no. Actually it’s more that I hope they haven’t, because I want to keep unsettling images out of my head.

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  1. mamalicious says:

    You just can’t make this stuff up

  2. Jody says:

    Amen on those images not being conjured.

    I guess those quick loan commercials he does/did must not pay too well– or maybe he took out one of those shiester loans, couldn’t pay it back, and doing their commercials is/was his penance.

  3. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Gary C. needs all the free publicity he can get – he is a washed up actor. At least this way he can be on t.v. again.

  4. Bellatrix says:

    After watching (suffering through?) these videos, I can only but safely say that these belong together.

    They are both childish and consider mariage as an upgraded version of being self-absorbed and self-concerned.

  5. Mairead says:

    What happened to Maybelean Ephraim? :o (just goes to show you how often I get to see this programme :wink: )

  6. Jessica says:

    I feel so sorry for him. His health held him back from anything else other than being Arnold on Diff’rent Strokes, and his parents taking advantage of him. Hopefully they can find a way to make it work, he deserves some happiness in his life!

  7. T.R.B. says:

    I have met and talked with both Gary and Shannon. They both were very polite, down to earth people and I wish them nothing but the best!

  8. RWQ says:

    What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?

  9. Get Girl says:

    Every time i come here I am not dissapointed, nice post

  10. Я подписался на РСС ленту, но посты почему-то в виде каких-то квадратиков :( Как это исправить?

  11. Regardless what others say about Gary Coleman, he will definitely be missed by a lot of people!

  12. Jeff says:

    It is unfortunate that the entertainment industry and parents can’t do better when involving children into the industry. I don’t have a problem with children in the industry, but this is a prime example of not successfully preparing a child for the realities of the industry and this world. Its so easy to talk about others when you haven’t walked in their shoes. RIP Gary.