Gary Coleman & Shannon Price predictably divorcing

In the least surprising news of the week, Gary Coleman is divorcing his wife of 8 months, 22-year-old Shannon Price. Lest you fear Coleman might resort to his typical child-like hysterics, rest assured that the couple is keeping it classy: they’re going to film the end of their marriage on an episode of Divorce Court.

Shortly after their marriage was first revealed to the public, Coleman revealed that he and Price hadn’t yet consummated their then six month old marriage. Price told The Insider that Gary has a terrible temper (as had already been well-documented on various reality television shows… and several police reports) and yells and throws things when he doesn’t get his way. You know, if you’re most famous for your pocket-sized statute and child-like features (and you hate that that’s what you’re known for), it makes sense that perhaps you wouldn’t engage in child-like temper tantrums. Apparently that’s exactly what’s torn the pair apart.

It may not have been the world’s shortest marriage, but in a way… Diminutive Diff’rent Strokes alum Gary Coleman is ostensibly divorcing his wife of just eight months, Shannon Price. The duo is keeping it classy and taking their marital woes to the small screen, having already taped an episode of Divorce Court set to hit syndication May 1-2.

Apparently Price, 22, can’t cotton to Coleman’s temper tantrums, announcing during the show that her 40-year-old mister “stomps the floor and yells, ‘Meehhhh,’ and starts throwing stuff around…He bashes his head in the wall, too.”

Another gripe: Coleman prefers staying at home with his train set to taking her out. Come to think of it, though, his penchant for toy locomotives could just be research. He’s got to do something to prepare for this trainwreck.

[From E! News]

I was under the impression that Gary Coleman was a regular guy who just happened to be short. But when you combine that with the temper tantrums, the love of playing with trains, and the inability to consummate his marriage, it makes you wonder if there’s something else going on with Gary Coleman. Either way, it’s clearly the best thing for Shannon Price. Aside from marrying Gary, she seems relatively normal. Obviously she’s got SOME issues going on, but she didn’t appear as obviously crazy as a lot of the people you see on TV. Maybe she can go on to live a normal life. Or maybe she’ll have her own reality show where she must choose from 30 short men. Now that’s television.

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  1. Enonymouse says:

    I mean seriously. She looks like a quite attractive girl, so why on gods green earth would she even look at him twice let alone actually marring his short loser ass.

  2. carolm says:

    publicity? $$$$$?
    tell all memoir?

  3. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Doesn’t surprise me the marriage was never consummated. Who’d wanna do it with him??

  4. Enonymouse says:

    You are properly right carolm but because she is married to such a has-been like Gary Coleman, I doubt that there would be any publicity, $$$$$ and tell all memoir, that would make this marriage worth it.

  5. headache says:

    I always wonder if Michael Jackson did not molest this one. No reason, just wondered.

  6. JennGush says:

    Divorce Court? That is hillarious. 😆

  7. Canadian Fan says:

    @ headache:
    I thought it was Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) that hung out with MJ – not Gary Coleman?? 😯

  8. headache says:

    It was. But I still wonder.

  9. Sasha says:

    Bet he comes up on the short end of that deal. 😆

  10. lynne says:

    What a bizarre way to try and get his career up and running. Get married and go on tv shows to show how violent he is with her and the dogs? Then divorce her publicly on divorce court? The man has no class whatsoever. I think he needs psychological help.

  11. lynne says:

    💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡

  12. Megan says:

    Yeah I agree Enoymouse, why in god’s name did she ever marry him? You have to wonder.

  13. journey says:

    why’d she marry him? some people if they can’t catch hold of a rich big name star will settle for someone who has had the slightest brush with fame. somehow they think the used-to-be-fame and the used-to-be-money will rematerialize and they’ll be on the gravy train. gold diggers are pretty pathetic, but pyrite (fool’s gold/fake gold) diggers are even sadder.

  14. Sanj says:

    Tell me, how do you consumate a marriage with someone that has a penis the size of a four year old? Gross and disgusting!

  15. mojoman says:

    Ugh, now I got to throw my sandwich away after reading the part of “consummate” and “Gary” in one sentence.

  16. kayla says:

    I watched the episode. Gary clearly needs psychological help- he holds anger, frustation, and resentment towards the numerous folks that sucked up his celebrity fame and fortune.

    The couple’s relationship is intriguing. They are the perfect couple for a ‘reality show’.

  17. mandla says:

    😳 😳 :cry:looser

  18. mandla says:

    😳 😳 :twisted:should stick to toys he’s such a big baby….

  19. GOTH GIRL 1697 says:

    Gary can’t help being short, he has something wrong with his kidneys. Why don’t you all give the guy a monumental break!
    Maybe it would have been cool if some agent had found him some TV spots, or cast him in the movies. I’m sure that would have helped his disposition tremendously!