10 Things You Didn’t Know About TLC’s “The Little Couple”
There is no doubt that TLC has thrived off of the reality TV genre, but unlike many of its series, The Little Couple‘s success has come from fans watching Jen Arnold and Bill Klein’s happy life. Instead of relationship drama, or over-the-top scandals that plague many reality shows, the best part about The Little Couple is that it actually depicts the pair’s real life, real marriage and real family, and for many viewers, they have become more than two people on TV, they have become people they know. Despite being reality stars, the stay down-to-earth and focused on raising their family, so get to know them even better with 10 things you didn’t know about the popular series and its stars!
10. Celebrating Special Occasions
While the pair don’t mind being reality TV stars and sharing their lives with millions of fans, they revealed to the Huffington Post that they have devised a way to still keep things private. “We try to remind each other that dinners out with the cameras don’t really count and that we still need to have a separate celebratory dinner for us, for birthdays and anniversaries. Even though we celebrate on camera, we do something separate as well,” Jen Arnold explained about celebrating special occasions twice.
9. Dealing With Depression
Bill and Jen may seem like two of the happiest couples on reality TV, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their struggles. After the release of their book Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment, Bill Klein opened up about his past struggle with depression and the fact he had contemplated suicide. While studying at New York University, Klein revealed he was extensively bullied by others because of his stature, and after turning to drinking, he eventually thought of taking his own life. “In college, I had reached the deepest pit of depression and that brought me to the brink,” he admitted. In the book, Klein says he stepped out onto the ledge of his sky rise dorm, “I stood up and leaned against the wall next to the window,” he writes. “I looked down to the place where I might die.” Fortunately, Klein thought of his family and stepped away, and said, “things got better after that night on the ledge.”