The Real Housewives of New Jersey isn’t the only Housewives series going through drama right now.
North of the border, in Canada, The Real Housewives of Vancouver‘s Reiko MacKenzie is now coping with life as a single mom-of-two: She and her venture capitalist husband Sunny Mackenzie have separated.
Reiko, a Ferrari collector (she also races them!) and marital arts pro, tweeted Friday afternoon: “#separated #newlife #newbeginnings #onwardupward”
— Reiko Mackenzie (@ReikoMommy) October 12, 2012
Reiko hinted at the split on Thursday when she posted a photo to Instagram of her daughter feeding a trio horses, with the caption, “Our new backyard #serenity #farmlife #family #outdooreducation”
Sunny, described by the show’s producers as “soft-spoken,” was rarely on-camera, but was usually shot at party scenes and at the massive home he shared with Reiko and their kids, where he had a home office.
And the split is a surprise to viewers, who never saw the pair feud to the point of splitting.
Off-camera, though, Sunny is much more colorful: Last March, a month before the show debuted, the local press began reporting that her husband was involved in Vancouver gangland murder trial in 1994. PLUS, Sunny Mackenzie isn’t his real name. He was Sun News Lal, before, and under that name, he was acquitted 18 years ago of the murders of Jim and Ron Dosanjh, victims of a fight between rival Vancouver drug gangs.
“That was a long time ago, and the story really has nothing to do with me and who I am and who my husband and I are today,” Reiko MacKenzie told the Vancouver Province in March. “We truly have nothing to hide.”
The Real Housewives of Vancouver airs in Canada on the cable network Slice, and is available online.
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