Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel 'secretly ends marriage after 23 years'

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 185January 1, 2013 8:51 PM

Do you see what you awful, terrible gays did by getting married? You're ruining marriages left and right!

by Anonymousreply 1September 20, 2012 12:02 AM

I'm actually sad for her - really.

by Anonymousreply 2September 20, 2012 12:04 AM

She looks fabulous in the photos!

by Anonymousreply 3September 20, 2012 12:06 AM

Yes, she looks great, but why are you queens so obsessed with her?

by Anonymousreply 4September 20, 2012 12:11 AM

I'm happy for her, she sounded miserable for a long time and now she has a whole new chapter to explore. I really hope she doesn't make me hate her on Survivor.

by Anonymousreply 5September 20, 2012 12:11 AM

[quote]Only a few family members and close friends even know about the split, but the couple has been living separate lives for months now, with Cauble buying a new bachelor pad in North Texas

More like a CONFIRMED bachelor pad, ifyaknowwhatimean...

by Anonymousreply 6September 20, 2012 12:14 AM

Is her brother still hot?

by Anonymousreply 7September 20, 2012 12:16 AM

Maybe Lisa is changing. The kids are grown up and all away from home.

From what I've read (out of Lisa's own mouth) it never seemed like they were truly in love.

by Anonymousreply 8September 20, 2012 12:18 AM

Steve is 62?

by Anonymousreply 9September 20, 2012 12:19 AM

I'm really liking her thus far on Survivor.

by Anonymousreply 10September 20, 2012 12:23 AM

I'm single, free, and I'm sucking a different cock every night of the week!

by Anonymousreply 11September 20, 2012 12:24 AM

So am I!

by Anonymousreply 12September 20, 2012 12:28 AM

No way. Wow. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 13September 20, 2012 12:31 AM

Yeah, R12 - I was going to say R11 is probably more Steve...

by Anonymousreply 14September 20, 2012 12:33 AM

Irreconcilable Differences = He's a fag and I need to get LAID!

by Anonymousreply 15September 20, 2012 12:33 AM

Good for her, hopefully she try to find real love now.

by Anonymousreply 16September 20, 2012 12:35 AM

The truck stops in North Texas must be getting a lot of activity right now.

by Anonymousreply 17September 20, 2012 12:38 AM

"why are you queens so obsessed with her?"

Why don't people stop pretending this site is full of "queens"?

It's not, get over it. It's a site for FRAUEN now.

Get it? Women's topics, from a women's perspective. That's what you get here now, 24/7.

Stop calling these cunts "Queens" when it's obvious who you are talking to.

by Anonymousreply 18September 20, 2012 12:45 AM

Is Lisa Whelchel a self-righteous, sanctimonious, evil, judgemental, pain-in-the-ass like Kirk Cameron?

by Anonymousreply 19September 20, 2012 12:53 AM

[quote] Only a few family members and close friends even know about the split,

Datalounge knew!

Wasn't she driving around alone on Christmas Eve or New Year's, "surprise visiting" distant relatives or something? I remember we thought it was bizarre that she would be alone and looking for company on a major holiday.

by Anonymousreply 20September 20, 2012 12:53 AM

She was on "The Talk" today saying she went on "Survivor" from the first episode and wanted to play very badly. Now why would a devout Christian want to go on a show where she would have to lie and cheat and decieve? Oh yeah, a million dollars.

by Anonymousreply 21September 20, 2012 1:03 AM

She seems like a giant dyke. I hope they both find that they are happy now, in their true lives.

by Anonymousreply 22September 20, 2012 1:06 AM

[quote]Wasn't she driving around alone on Christmas Eve or New Year's, "surprise visiting" distant relatives or something? I remember we thought it was bizarre that she would be alone and looking for company on a major holiday.

She was cruising for Christmas cock!

by Anonymousreply 23September 20, 2012 1:07 AM

Can we assume that she'll shut up about gay marriage because she's a failure at marriage. Can't keep your man happy, Lisa? Loser bitch.

by Anonymousreply 24September 20, 2012 1:15 AM

I can understand why she went on. If this story is true, she's at a crossroads. Instead of falling into depression, she's putting herself out there, embarking on a great adventure. Sounds corny but I get it. And I respect her for trying this at 49.

(Yes, I can't believe I've become a Lisa booster.)

by Anonymousreply 25September 20, 2012 1:24 AM

I don't ever recall her speaking against gay marriage. Or am I wrong?

by Anonymousreply 26September 20, 2012 1:35 AM

I'm single, free, and I'm sucking a different cock every night of the week! With a little Tabasco!

by Anonymousreply 27September 20, 2012 1:40 AM

I haven't, either. R26. It's possible the board jumped to conclusions because of her self-proclaimed Christianity.

by Anonymousreply 28September 20, 2012 1:40 AM

Hail clever DL Detectives!

by Anonymousreply 29September 20, 2012 1:48 AM

[quote] Datalounge knew!

DataLoungers have been discussing it for months on the Lisa Whelchel/what a burger thread

by Anonymousreply 30September 20, 2012 1:49 AM

Good for her - yayyy! Did anybody (East Coast) see her on "Survivor Phillipines" tonight? 49??? She looks, I think, incredible!!

by Anonymousreply 31September 20, 2012 1:54 AM

On one of the thread, there's a quote of something she supposedly said or twatted about marriage being between a man and woman.

by Anonymousreply 32September 20, 2012 1:59 AM

[quote]Is Lisa Whelchel a self-righteous, sanctimonious, evil, judgemental, pain-in-the-ass like Kirk Cameron?

I meet her a couple of years ago, and she was very nice and charming to my gay friends and I. It's hard not to dislike Lisa aka Blair.

by Anonymousreply 33September 20, 2012 2:10 AM

Didn't she first come to the attention of the DL because of her freakish christer blog? Then we saw hubby Pastor Steve...

Although I never followed it, her blog was fucking hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 34September 20, 2012 2:12 AM

Personally, I think she's a 'love the sinner, hate the sin' type, whereas Cameron is an all-out hater.

by Anonymousreply 35September 20, 2012 2:13 AM


That makes me so sad. It's hard not to like her.

by Anonymousreply 36September 20, 2012 2:20 AM

[quote]I don't ever recall her speaking against gay marriage. Or am I wrong?

Me either, I think they were confusing her with Kirk Cameron's Holy Roller sister Candace and her Chik-fil A photos.

by Anonymousreply 37September 20, 2012 2:23 AM

It was so obvious that the husband was closet case. At least know the gay husband can find some dude and she can grow up and get a man who will love her not use her to fake straightness.

by Anonymousreply 38September 20, 2012 2:26 AM

Not looking forward to next week, the scenes with Lisa crying were heartbreaking. :(

by Anonymousreply 39September 20, 2012 2:28 AM

Heap your scorn on Jeff Kent - he donated 15 grand to Prop 8 in 2008.

by Anonymousreply 40September 20, 2012 2:29 AM

But, R39, it is so clear she's not up to it. She was almost knocked off her feet in the ocean by some not very big waves. The chick she was talking to had to catch and steady her. What was she thinking?

by Anonymousreply 41September 20, 2012 2:31 AM

Here's what Lisa said about being gay.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 42September 20, 2012 2:34 AM

The husband looks gay.

by Anonymousreply 43September 20, 2012 2:35 AM

Well praying it away obviously didn't work for big gay Steve!

by Anonymousreply 44September 20, 2012 2:37 AM

Let's not rewrite history just because you people are having orgasms about her divorce and "good looks". I don't recall reading anything Lisa wrote in which she was explicitly anti-gay marriage; however, she wrote numerous posts in her various blogs re homosexuality being wrong and a sin, advocating conversion therapy, etc. She may very well be one these "hate the sin and not the sinner" types, but I'm not going to christen her the new LGBT cheerleader.

by Anonymousreply 45September 20, 2012 2:39 AM

Isn't the rumor that she got the late-married Nancy McKeon to go through a GayAway program?

by Anonymousreply 46September 20, 2012 2:45 AM

[quote] She may very well be one these "hate the sin and not the sinner" types, but I'm not going to christen her the new LGBT cheerleader.

Especially if she somehow blames the failure of her marriage on Steve's gayness.

by Anonymousreply 47September 20, 2012 2:45 AM

Not sure if this is for real, but here's "Lisa Whelchel" answering a question about what to do if you worry you've spawned a gay.

I mean, it reads like a joke, but. . .

[quote]Could My Teen Be Gay?

[quote]We're worried about his disinterest in dating.

[quote]My 16-year-old son's more interested in the arts than in athletics, seems to have no interest in girls, and doesn't have many male friends at school or church. With all the publicity about homosexuality today, we can't help but worry our son could be gay. What should we do?

[quote]Lisa Whelchel:

[quote]You just described my husband, Steve, as a 16-year-old. He was First Chair in band, never dated, and spent more time working and studying than hanging out with the guys. Today we have a healthy 16-year marriage and three wonderful children. So just because your son doesn't resemble the stereotypical high-school boy doesn't mean he's gay.

[quote]Two common threads exist among those who struggle with homosexual tendencies. First, does your son exhibit any signs of childhood molestation or incest? If you suspect this is the case, seek help from a local Christian counselor.

[quote]Then look at the father/son (and for girls, the mother/daughter) relationship. Does your son feel accepted by his father? Is your husband a jock who rejects or even ridicules your son's interest in the arts? Perhaps your son's father isn't even in the picture, either by divorce, absence, death, or passivity.

[quote]The father holds the key to affirming a boy's manhood. Without that blessing, a gaping hole is left in a young man's life. Fortunately, a healing substitute often can be found in a strong father figure. If not, some young men attempt to "cannibalize" other men through homosexual actions to fill that void.

[quote]I know from personal friendships it's possible for someone who struggles with homosexual temptation or who has embraced that lifestyle to find freedom and strength to change. The answer is first found in receiving redemption through Jesus Christ. From there I recommend logging onto www.exodus-international.org or www.lovewonout.com for further information and direction.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 48September 20, 2012 2:46 AM

When did she write that R48?

by Anonymousreply 49September 20, 2012 2:52 AM

If that post is for real r48, it does seem like she married a homo.

by Anonymousreply 50September 20, 2012 2:55 AM

Why don't one of you bitches contact Lisa on her Twitter and ask her point-blank how she feels about the gays?

by Anonymousreply 51September 20, 2012 3:00 AM

Privately, not secretively. She ended her marriage privately.

by Anonymousreply 52September 20, 2012 3:02 AM

r49 - I have no idea.

r33 - Actually, it's quite easy to dislike a moron who spreads ignorance like she does. Just because she does it with a big smile doesn't mean she's not causing harm.

I'm going to presume all the "you go girl" posts about this hateful POS are from straight women.

by Anonymousreply 53September 20, 2012 3:05 AM

R49, that was written on a section of her blog, about 10 years ago. Within a few months, she's removed that text with the blurb that R42 found.

And even though other posters here may say otherwise, the stuff at R49 and R42 is the beginning and ending of Lisa's on-the-record mentions of homosexuality. She's never publicly commented on same-sex marriage.

In the 10 years since she wrote that stuff, it seems like Lisa's views have softened on any number of topics relating to Christianity. She no longer takes any kind of hard line on anything.

And I'm sure she's thought of this topic many times as she's come to the likely conclusion that, yes, her husband is gay, and she was manipulated into marrying him.

So, yes, 10 years ago Lisa made some comments about "praying the gay away". And she's said nothing negative about homosexuality since then. She's had ample opportunity to talk about it since then -- she's written three books since then, published stuff on her blog regularly, etc. Seems like she's consciously avoided the topic, really.

by Anonymousreply 54September 20, 2012 3:07 AM

R48 posted some of the writings I was referencing. Lisa wasn't joking. But go ahead and admire her! Pffffffttt!

by Anonymousreply 55September 20, 2012 3:07 AM

I wrote this on another thread, but because some people here can't seem to figure out why anyone on Datalounge would be a fan of Lisa or at least interested in her story, I thought I'd repost.

[quote]Child actor who moved to L.A. with her Grandmother. Big, long-running series. Started out as "the pretty one" then had troubles with weight, where the producers of FOL would weigh her each week in front of the whole production staff. Sexually abused. Finds Jesus. Trusts her church, who sets her up with a gay man and marries her off. BABIES! Loses her money in bad investments while husband works as an Assistant Pastor. Gets book contract to write about raising children in a Christian home. Hot-saucing. Feels like a fraud and afraid to let even her closest friends know her feelings of failure. Bankruptcy. Supports family for years by travelling every weekend to one-horse towns to speak at churches for a few hundred bucks + expenses. Relationship with husband a complete failure, but terrified to let anyone know because her whole family's livelihood is based on her being a perfect Christian wife and mother. Kids leave home. Nervous breakdown. Slowly emerges from all this with some honesty, openness and a new identity. Tries to regain her career.

by Anonymousreply 56September 20, 2012 3:20 AM

r54 - She's "softened" her stance that being gay is a result of unmanliness or pedophilia? What a hero. And how do you know that anyway? She could just as easily be avoiding the topic because she couldn't hack the backlash, not because she's changed her opinion any.

If she suffered in her marriage, it was probably less than the gay kids whose parents put them through de-gaying programs advocated by her.

by Anonymousreply 57September 20, 2012 3:23 AM

I read her blog for a while, and always got the sense that her hubby was gay. And at least one of her children. That's not a criticism, though. Most of us here are gay, right? But I get the feeling she wanted to change/save him from his gayness. And we all know how successful that sort of thing is, right?!

by Anonymousreply 58September 20, 2012 3:26 AM

Sounds like the typical midlife crisis when all these "good girl" mom/wife types abandon their families and start trying to ride every cock they see.

by Anonymousreply 59September 20, 2012 3:27 AM

Do you think she & Mindy Cohn would make a good couple?

by Anonymousreply 60September 20, 2012 3:35 AM

R57, I agree that what she said about homosexuality being the result of unmanliness and pedophilia is awful. But more than that, it's uneducated. Lots of people who used to believe that no longer believe that. My parents and much of my family though that when I came out to them 15 years ago. But they know better now.

You're right, I don't know for certain what her exact views are today. My feeling is that she's had a change of heart about a lot of things she said and felt in the past, and given the experience she's had with her husband, plus considering the gay friends she has now, it seems like (but yes, only seems like -- I don't know 100%) that she may have changed some of her views on homosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 61September 20, 2012 3:35 AM

She's still a very sexy woman and could attract the likes of Al Pacino, Noah Wyle, or Ray Lamontagne.

by Anonymousreply 62September 20, 2012 3:38 AM

r61 - OK, I agree that her story could make for a good Lifetime movie. But only a dumb bitch would let such ignorant statements stand on record without ever amending them.

by Anonymousreply 63September 20, 2012 3:50 AM

R60 - no Lisa and Nancy.

by Anonymousreply 64September 20, 2012 3:52 AM

"...it has been claimed"? Oh, fucking Daily Mail.

by Anonymousreply 65September 20, 2012 3:54 AM

Is Lisa even aware that she was one half of the first lesbian couple in tv history?

by Anonymousreply 66September 20, 2012 3:56 AM

According to Geri Jewell's memoir, Lisa was incredibly supportive and friendly to her.

by Anonymousreply 67September 20, 2012 4:30 AM

A 62 year old guy is too old for her. Time to go younger.

by Anonymousreply 68September 20, 2012 5:01 AM

r67: She was not supportive of Geri Jewell AT ALL! When 'Cousin Geri' joined the cast, her exact words to Norman Lear were, 'why does the tard have to play MY cousin.' And this is true

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 69September 20, 2012 7:04 AM

I wonder if the National Enquirer reads DL.

by Anonymousreply 70September 20, 2012 8:58 AM

This woman abuses her children. Why celebrate her at all. She is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 71September 20, 2012 9:09 AM

Another gay hating heterosexual marriage down the tubes, haha.

by Anonymousreply 72September 20, 2012 9:14 AM

We're all of mixed feelings about Blair -- some are fangurlz, some cast a cold eye.

I think we're all relieved that she's made a break from that difficult life, and are curious to see what see does next.

by Anonymousreply 73September 20, 2012 9:18 AM

Oops, she is, in fact, anti-gay and/or frighteningly stupid.

From the article:

On her website, Whelchel told a mother worried her son might be gay that, "if a person desires, it is possible to leave behind a homosexual lifestyle. I know this is true because I've seen it come true in the lives of many of my friends. Thousands have been helped, loved, and supported by websites such as Exodus [International] and the many ministries they recommend."

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 74September 20, 2012 9:54 AM

She should have done Celebrity Apprentice.

by Anonymousreply 75September 20, 2012 10:15 AM

That queerty link is something she wrote years ago (around 7 years ago since she said then she'd been married 16 years). If she has, in fact, divorced her husband because he is gay, she would have to have been forced to change her opinion about gays being able to pray themselves straight. She really ought to address it, though. I think she doesn't want to upset her christian fans by saying it's ok to be gay and doesn't want upset the gays by saying otherwise. I wonder if the Women of Faith speaking group fired her because of the divorce. Churches can be strict about that sort of thing. Most of them won't let you be any sort of leader if you've been divorced even once.

by Anonymousreply 76September 20, 2012 10:25 AM

R56 timeline that they posted makes it sound like she found Jesus after FOL. She became a born again in 1973, I believe, long before Facts. She's never been one of the newly converted ever since she's been in the public eye.

by Anonymousreply 77September 20, 2012 10:30 AM


by Anonymousreply 78September 20, 2012 10:30 AM

People DO change, you know.

If she

by Anonymousreply 79September 20, 2012 10:45 AM

I think her husband was one of the people trying to "pray away the gay" and her father encouraging her to marry him was part of his "cure". Ain't gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 80September 20, 2012 12:01 PM

She be turnin' em, gurl.

by Anonymousreply 81September 20, 2012 12:15 PM

I wonder why she didn't want to stay married to this guy.

I just can't put my finger on it.


Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 82September 20, 2012 12:43 PM

All these posts and no one has taken the Mail to task for describing her footwear in that photo as "cowboy boots."


by Anonymousreply 83September 20, 2012 12:55 PM

R82 - I wonder what he was looking at on the computer when he QUICKLY closed the window.

by Anonymousreply 84September 20, 2012 12:55 PM

She was in a prayer group with Donna Summer, Debbie Boone, and Charlene Tilton.

That is like a DL dream cast.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 85September 20, 2012 1:11 PM

I wonder if Steve is going to come out, or will he remain a single "straight" divorced man all his life?

by Anonymousreply 86September 20, 2012 1:17 PM

With the church he's in, R86? He will stay deeply closeted.

by Anonymousreply 87September 20, 2012 1:19 PM

I love that video. We're talking Tobias Funke territory.

by Anonymousreply 88September 20, 2012 2:02 PM

There's an expectation in the uber Christian sects that women are to "help" men with their mental problems, no matter the cost to the gals.

So in some corners, it is Lisa who is thought to be the failure. She may even think this herself, in terms of him.

As for dating, she really can't and remain a Christian. Jesus was pretty clear about that.

by Anonymousreply 89September 20, 2012 5:28 PM

What a botox queen her old hubby is.

by Anonymousreply 90September 20, 2012 5:32 PM

Has anybody tried to post a comment about Steve's gayness on the Daily Mail? There aren't many comments and none about this. They probably wouldn't publish.

by Anonymousreply 91September 20, 2012 6:02 PM

Thank you R56. I started reading her blog for shits and giggles, but began to realize she was covering up a lot and just trying to make the best of the situation she found herself in. She was the one who held that family together financially, so who can blame her now that she's cutting Steve loose?

I may not agree with her beliefs but I give her props for doing her best for her kids. Well - except for the hot sauce craziness.

by Anonymousreply 92September 20, 2012 6:07 PM

I think Steve is tremendous!

by Anonymousreply 93September 20, 2012 6:33 PM

He might have the straightest files, but that's the only thing in that video that is straight.

by Anonymousreply 94September 20, 2012 6:43 PM

Lisa speaks to People! "We will always be friends," Whelchel says. "And we will always be family, too."

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 95September 20, 2012 8:10 PM

OMG, R82's video link! I bet he and Marcus Bachmann would get along great.

by Anonymousreply 96September 20, 2012 8:14 PM

Man, that blog she wrote about their "courtship"- she pretty much had to talk herself into being attracted to him. He never told her he loved her, just that he could 'help her'. Weird, weird, weird.

by Anonymousreply 97September 20, 2012 8:19 PM

Poor Lisa. She needs to find true love.

by Anonymousreply 98September 20, 2012 8:20 PM

corky st. clair.

by Anonymousreply 99September 20, 2012 8:24 PM

Wow, you guys were right.

by Anonymousreply 100September 20, 2012 8:29 PM

Yeah, it's been pretty clear for a while that something was remiss in their relationship. Some of us came to that conclusion even before the Sumptuous Mother's Day Feast thread on another one. Even before she filed.

Eureka! I made reference to this tweet in the Sumptuos thread and I wasn't able to find it on her Twitter because she deleted it. It's in the Twittering Mind thread. You could see it coming from here:

[quote]Feeling very alone in my empty nest. You'd think I was one of the plagues the way Steve avoids me. I'm sure he (and the Lord) have good reason for it. by: Anonymous reply 114 06/24/2011 @ 12:22AM

Now, of course, her refound fame may force the spotlight on him. How many hits is that video going to get now with more than a few curious folks Googling his name? I think there's going to be some folks putting two and two together: A forced/arranged marriage documented by Lisa herself, the divorce and then watching the video is going to set off some lightbulbs.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 101September 20, 2012 9:04 PM

[quote]Yeah, it's been pretty clear for a while that something was remiss in their relationship

It's AMISS, not remiss.

by Anonymousreply 102September 20, 2012 9:08 PM

Who is the other guy in the video? His business associate Benji?

by Anonymousreply 103September 20, 2012 9:11 PM

Steve is so queeny in that video he could be on the New Normal.

by Anonymousreply 104September 20, 2012 9:11 PM

He was certainly negligent in their relationship, no? And this:

[quote]lacking force or energy; languid; sluggish

seems particularly fitting. That marriage lacked force and energy from day one and Lisa spent years trying to understand why.

by Anonymousreply 105September 20, 2012 9:14 PM

r105 - I was pointing out that the expression is "something is amiss." Regarding remiss: SomeONE can be remiss but someTHING can't be remiss thus "something was remiss in their relationship" doesn't make sense.

by Anonymousreply 106September 20, 2012 9:23 PM

Bingo, R15.

by Anonymousreply 107September 20, 2012 9:27 PM

So remiss can never be used to describe anything but people? Not a situation? If so, I'm mistaken.

by Anonymousreply 108September 20, 2012 9:29 PM

I grew up in the born again church. So many of the "men" in the church were closeted gays. Looking back, it's shocking. One of the guys is a friend of mine on facebook. He's now 50ish, married with kids. He hits me up, finds out I'm now out snf proud. It took me, oh, about two weeks to get him to send me a picture of his cock.

Fucking hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 109September 20, 2012 9:34 PM

How long ago was that, R109? Because I feel like the gay guys in church thing is a relatively new development, it wasn't like that a few decades ago. And yes, I am taking well closeted gays into consideration.

by Anonymousreply 110September 20, 2012 9:45 PM

Why are there so many gay men(usually closeted or trying to be straight) involved in church? Even aside from the cover it can provide, what is the appeal there? Why does it rarely appeal to more masculine men?

by Anonymousreply 111September 20, 2012 9:48 PM

She was born again at age 10. She basically had an arranged marriage.

I feel bad for her. She doesn't seem like a mean/evil person, she just seems like she was brainwashed at an early age. That video of her husband is jaw dropping. I can't believe nobody took her aside and told her not to marry a gay guy, it would only end in anguish.

by Anonymousreply 112September 20, 2012 9:53 PM

R110, I'm 32 and knew this guy in my mid-teens, I guess around 1995,6.

R111, I think it attracts people who have learned to utterly suppress any and all sexual drives. Or, guys who have low sex drives to begin with, so the lack of having the type of sex you want isn't that big of a deal. Women in the church will simply accept the fact their husbands won't fuck them very often in a way secular women wouldn't. My sister is very involved in the church still, and I have heard this complaint from a few of her girlfriends. I just smile and nod. I know what that means.

by Anonymousreply 113September 20, 2012 9:56 PM

How could Lisa not have been able to tell that Steve was gay? She lived and worked in Hollywood for years; you'd think she would have been clued into the fact that he was obviously a gay man.

by Anonymousreply 114September 20, 2012 9:57 PM

This sort of goes along with r113's post: Many of these hard-core fundie types believe sexual intercourse is for procreation only, and you can forget about oral sex or any other "unnatural" shit, so that must appeal to the weirdo closet case guys who belong to these churches. They know that the women they marry won't be making many demands on them sexually. I imagine Steve and Lisa hadn't had sex in a long, long time before they broke up.

by Anonymousreply 115September 20, 2012 10:04 PM

So she knew that she was cast on Survivor before pulling the trigger, right?

by Anonymousreply 116September 20, 2012 10:04 PM

Did she say anything about it yesterday on her appearance on The Talk?

by Anonymousreply 117September 20, 2012 10:11 PM

She was talking like she was still happily married on the Talk, it was weird.

by Anonymousreply 118September 20, 2012 11:00 PM


by Anonymousreply 119September 20, 2012 11:52 PM

Make sure to watch the video of the gay husband.

DL was right all along.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 120September 20, 2012 11:57 PM



Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 121September 21, 2012 12:14 AM

[quote] So grateful for all of the love, support, understanding, benefit-of-the-doubt, and grace today. Thank you deeply.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 122September 21, 2012 1:02 AM

think of the children!

Oh wait. She did.

by Anonymousreply 123September 21, 2012 8:59 AM

How many 100% straight men will truly follow fundie beliefs of no sex, and often no heavy petting before marriage? It made a little sense when everyone got married as soon as they hit puberty. Fundie women grow up believing that sexuality is a special gift for their husbands. They also are taught that men don't really want or respect provocative demonstrations. Actual sex is often quick and predictable. Easy for those closeted to "prove their masculinity" by having children. Then they have an excuse to become workaholics, and stay emotionally distant from their wives. Fundies usually socialize with the same sex. They claim there's less temptation for extra-marital flirtations. Great cover for gay men too.

by Anonymousreply 124September 21, 2012 12:04 PM

I am pretty sure he's had sex with men during their marriage. He traveled a lot for his job....

by Anonymousreply 125September 21, 2012 1:50 PM

OH this is REALLY BIG NEWS. And she is going to appear on Survivor- this rated 125 posts?

by Anonymousreply 126September 21, 2012 1:54 PM

You must be new here, r126.


by Anonymousreply 127September 21, 2012 2:04 PM

Where does he live state wise? Anyone met him

by Anonymousreply 128September 21, 2012 2:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 129September 21, 2012 2:29 PM

How's that sanctity of marriage going Lisa?

by Anonymousreply 130September 21, 2012 3:02 PM

[quote]So she knew that she was cast on Survivor before pulling the trigger, right?[/quote]

Probably, R116. She posted the video campaigning to get on Survivor in early September, and the divorce papers were filed in December. I have no idea when she actually auditioned for the producers, but given that production was going to begin in March, I would guess that it was before the first of the new year. So, yeah.

Having said that, I think the divorce was a fait accompli whether or not she got Survivor. I suspect she made that decision when she was out on her "vision quest" last summer.

by Anonymousreply 131September 21, 2012 8:08 PM

Please she's judgemental prig who pretended she had a perfect marriage in the Lord...am I wrong?

by Anonymousreply 132December 23, 2012 1:22 PM


by Anonymousreply 133December 23, 2012 1:47 PM

R132, yes, you're wrong. She never pretended her marriage was perfect and constantly blogged about how distant they were and how he ignored her and how lonely she was.

by Anonymousreply 134December 23, 2012 2:22 PM

It wasn't that secretly when we talking about it on this forum?!

by Anonymousreply 135December 23, 2012 2:23 PM

Jo gonna fuck Blair!!

by Anonymousreply 136December 23, 2012 2:44 PM

I wonder if this Christmas he is having a better time than cruising down back roads, looking for someone to visit.

by Anonymousreply 137December 23, 2012 8:47 PM

He's probably spending Xmas with her. Apparently, he's still close to her. In her People mag article he was pictured with the entire family watching Survivor.

by Anonymousreply 138December 23, 2012 9:07 PM

I love Blair. More Blair Threads!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 139December 23, 2012 9:56 PM

Semi-arranged marriages are common in all coservative or fundie religions. Young couples are pressured into pairing up, often because their parents or Church elders feel that it would be a good match. The needs of the individual are considered selfish, to be subordinated for the values of the group. Romantic love based on physical attraction or "chemistry," is viewed as temporary. Marriage has traditionally been an economic partnership, a means to produce and care for children to carry on traditions. Many couples actually have long-lasting relationships because the roles are proscribed, they have same-sex support systems, and actually spend little time together without the children present.

by Anonymousreply 140December 23, 2012 11:34 PM

Best wishes for Lisa in 2013 -- I wonder what is next for her?

by Anonymousreply 141December 24, 2012 12:31 PM

Her husband has gayface for miles.

And WHAT is that outfit she's wearing in the first photo?

by Anonymousreply 142December 24, 2012 12:43 PM

I hope Lisa is in favor of gay marriage, since she took part in one for more than 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 143December 24, 2012 2:58 PM

[quote]Best wishes for Lisa in 2013 -- I wonder what is next for her?

I hear she's dating Jake Gyllenhaal.

by Anonymousreply 144December 24, 2012 3:38 PM

W&W for R144.

by Anonymousreply 145December 24, 2012 5:18 PM

R143 & R144 made me laugh.

[quote]Best wishes for Lisa in 2013 -- I wonder what is next for her?[/quote]

In one of her recent interviews, she said she'd like to do a sitcom again - and that she's already had a few offers - but, it would have to be show that brings "light into the world" or some such shit. The sitcoms on network TV are too dark and vulgar for her tastes (I can't remember if she actually used the word vulgar, but that's what she was getting at). Well, that pretty much limits her to the Disney Channel fare....unless TVLAND cooks up something completely innocuous for her, to pair with Scott Baio's "See Dad Run."

What I would DIE to see, because I love a good dose of irony......a guest spot on "Happily Divorced." Lisa knows Peter Marc Jacobson -- they were in an acting class together, and he appeared in an S9 episode of FOL. So she probably score a guest spot, if she wanted it....but I can't that see that happening in light of her recent comments (and her awareness of the speculation about Steve).

Which reminds me.....about a year & a half ago, when Happily Divorced debuted, Lisa tweeted PMJ to say that she had seen Fran & Peter on Oprah, and she was "so happy" for the two of them, and wished them great success with the show. At the time, I was STUNNED -- not only that she felt that way, but more so, that she expressed it publicly! I vaguely wondered if she'd had the tv on mute, and hadn't actually heard what they were talking about. LOL

Now I get it. That interview hit very close to home. A bullseye, in fact.

by Anonymousreply 146December 27, 2012 8:49 PM

I remember that tweet, R146.

I've never watched Happily Divorced, but I assume the theme is remaining friends after a divorce. (is the ex-husband gay on the show?) I could certainly see Lisa having an interest in such show if that is the theme. It is kind of uplifting if exes can get to that point. I'm sure Jacobson could write an episode that isn't raunchy or whatever.

by Anonymousreply 147December 27, 2012 9:05 PM

She has sinned against God. I fear she is on her way to hell.

by Anonymousreply 148December 27, 2012 9:18 PM

R147, yes, the ex-husband on the show is gay. That's the premise. After 20 years of marriage, he realizes he's gay, they divorce, but remain good friends and continue living together (because they can't sell the house). It's more or less based on Fran & Peter's relationship (IRL he came out after they divorced). THAT's what they were talking about on the Oprah episode -- Peter coming out, Fran's acceptance & support, how great their relationship is now, that they will always be best friends, etc.

by Anonymousreply 149December 27, 2012 9:34 PM

Thanks, r149. If the ex is gay then it's too close to home.

by Anonymousreply 150December 27, 2012 10:04 PM

[quote]Which reminds me.....about a year & a half ago, when Happily Divorced debuted, Lisa tweeted PMJ to say that she had seen Fran & Peter on Oprah, and she was "so happy" for the two of them, and wished them great success with the show.

Great find -- totally missed it.

by Anonymousreply 151December 28, 2012 2:38 PM

I didn't watch the Survivor show where the winner is announced - I hate the inane chatting that goes on there. I have wondered if Lisa's showbiz past was brought up then and how the other Survivors reacted to it.

by Anonymousreply 152December 28, 2012 3:19 PM

Maybe she could join Hot in Cleveland as a fundie bakery owner ("Blair's Blessed Bakery), who tries to bring God to the Godless bitches on the show.

by Anonymousreply 153December 28, 2012 3:27 PM

Lisa Whelchel was easily the best Mrs. Garrett. I liked Cloris Leachman too but Lisa was better in the part.

by Anonymousreply 154December 28, 2012 3:35 PM

Happy New Year, Lisa!!

by Anonymousreply 155December 28, 2012 3:36 PM

[quote]I hope Lisa is in favor of gay marriage, since she took part in one for more than 20 years

Someone posted in twitter that she does support our gays.

by Anonymousreply 156December 28, 2012 3:39 PM

Is the new season of Survivor over?

by Anonymousreply 157December 28, 2012 3:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 158December 28, 2012 3:51 PM

[quote] First gas-up stop on our road trip & they had to call the local fire station. Bit of a spill.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 159December 30, 2012 5:38 PM

[quote]First gas-up stop on our road trip & they had to call the local fire station. Bit of a spill.

Oh dear -- is she driving around again?

by Anonymousreply 160December 30, 2012 5:48 PM

Look out! She's LA bound in a rented U-Haul!

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 161December 30, 2012 5:53 PM

How odd. I'm trying to read her twitter feed, but I'm getting a note from Chrome that twitpic is likely to infect my computer with malware. Hmm.

by Anonymousreply 162December 30, 2012 5:57 PM

Is she moving back to Los Angeles?

I remember when she lived in Castaic.

by Anonymousreply 163December 30, 2012 6:01 PM

Yep, she's moving back to L.A. Mindy Cohn is excited to have her back. Seriously.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 164December 30, 2012 6:52 PM

So she drove away from the gas pump with the nozzle still attached?

by Anonymousreply 165December 30, 2012 7:30 PM

Apparently so, R165. Hilarious. Why is she even messing around with a U-Haul? Surely she can afford a moving company. Just pack up the car with a few essentials & the dog, and be done with it.

by Anonymousreply 166December 30, 2012 9:57 PM

[quote] Apparently, someone cut our fuel line and tried to siphon out our gas. Replacing hose now. Then "on the road again." #takethegoodtakethebad

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 167December 30, 2012 10:22 PM

Mindy and Lisa are already planning to eat...

[quote]@LisaWhelchel: @MindyCohn I'll call you once I get all moved in. Can't wait to have a long catch-up lunch!” we are due. xo.

In other news, poor Mindy has fewer than 600 Twitter followers.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 168December 30, 2012 10:26 PM

Mindy's pretty new to Twitter, so not surprising that she has so few followers. Plus, she really doesn't tweet that much. She has mentioned that she's been going for workouts with Tracy Anderson, so soon Mindy should be looking as strung-out and ropey as Anderson's other clients, Madonna and Gwyneth. No more Happy Magic Marker for Mindy.

Plus, you know the only reason Mindy wants to lunch with Lisa is to get all the gossip about the breakup of her marriage. Mindy's gays are likely demanding information...

Also: Mindy tweeted about going to the movies with her bestie, Jason Gould, a couple weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 169December 30, 2012 10:33 PM

Those photos make me think that Lisa's life is now like an update of "One Day at a Time."

WHUP on your FEET, Lisa!

by Anonymousreply 170December 30, 2012 10:41 PM

Is Mindy a lesbian or a fag hag?

by Anonymousreply 171December 30, 2012 11:00 PM

Mindy says she likes the peen.

by Anonymousreply 172December 30, 2012 11:04 PM

That U-haul reminded me of Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore. New hopes, new beginnings...

Did her Jeff Probst shows air already?

by Anonymousreply 173December 31, 2012 6:38 AM

How is her hot brother doing? Is he gay yet?

by Anonymousreply 174December 31, 2012 6:53 AM

Poor ol' Lisa -- can't catch a break.

Hopefully, LA will be nicer to her.

by Anonymousreply 175December 31, 2012 3:07 PM

Who knew that Lisa is actually a grammar (ok punctuation) troll!

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 176December 31, 2012 4:26 PM

Another reason to love her!

by Anonymousreply 177December 31, 2012 4:28 PM

Lisa and Mindy are actually a hoot on twitter.

by Anonymousreply 178December 31, 2012 4:32 PM

Whatever people may think about Lisa for her views, she's always been a very good writer. I don't think she's ever hired a ghost writer. And she has a good sense of humor and appreciation for the absurd. I'm sure the latter has helped her through many a rough situation.

by Anonymousreply 179December 31, 2012 9:14 PM

Re: Twitter.... For some reason, I LOVE that Mindy follows Loren Lester, who played Roy -- the dorky delivery guy, who hit on Jo relentlessly, during the Eastland years. I thought he was hilarious! Total dufus, but unwaveringly confident in his view of himself as a ladies' man. He & Mckeon were very funny together.

by Anonymousreply 180January 1, 2013 6:48 PM

Lester is an in-demand voice actor like Mindy.

He played Dick Grayson/Robin for years on the Batman cartoons along with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.

by Anonymousreply 181January 1, 2013 6:52 PM

Cool...thanks, R181.;) Didn't know that! Good for him! I can see hos he would be good at voicing cartoons,

by Anonymousreply 182January 1, 2013 7:38 PM


Did she live in Castaic or Saugus?

by Anonymousreply 183January 1, 2013 8:26 PM

Castaic near the lake and animal shelter.

by Anonymousreply 184January 1, 2013 8:30 PM

184 I think for a time they used to live in Saugus, off by Copper Hill and the Circle K. They used to live next door to a friend of mine.

by Anonymousreply 185January 1, 2013 8:51 PM
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.


Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!