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Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition’s new cast, and a preview of the season

Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition’s new cast, and a preview of the season
Dr. Ish Major and Dr. V, aka Venus Nicolino, on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars season 10. They're returning for season 13. (Photo by WE tv)

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars season 13 is coming this fall, and its cast consists of four families, each with a famous-ish reality star at the center, and this year those stars are Aaron Carter, Corey Feldman, The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino, and Basketball Wives’ Laura Govan.

Here’s the trailer, which previews the season—which will include conversations about sexual abuse (“I was abused by a pedophile,” Corey Feldman says) and parental relationships (“You never liked me as a kid,” Alexis tells her mom). The trailer also mocks Corey Feldman relentlessly:

If you’re keeping track, this will be the third season of the “Family Edition” version of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and its the 15th season of the Marriage Boot Camp franchise overall. (The first two focused on Bridezilla cast members; the most-recent season aired this spring with the subtitle “Hip Hop Edition.”)

The new season premieres Oct. 11, airing Fridays at 10.

The cast of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars 2019

The cast of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars season 13
The cast of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars season 13 (Photo by WE tv)

Both Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major are returning to preside over the insanity. (Jim Carroll and Elizabeth Carroll left after season 7, which aired three years ago.)

WE tv says the doctors “will push the stars and their families to the point of no return when they send them on a road trip to face painful truths and find out if blood is truly thicker than water.”

As to the cast, who a press release calls “four famously dysfunctional families,” they are:

  1. Aaron Carter and his mother, Jane, which WE says is “the most dramatic momager and son reunion ever”
  2. Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino and mother Penelope; they “suffer from years of pent up resentment”
  3. Basketball Wives’ Laura Govan and her parents, Gloria and Michael, who all “struggle to break free from a daunting past and battle to get to the truth”
  4. Corey Feldman, his brother, Eden, and his wife, Courtney. WE’s release says “past trauma and abandonment plague their relationship, but will these brothers put their pride aside to bring the family back together?”

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