Shannen Doherty’s marriage to photographer Kurt Iswarienko was chronicled for “Shannen Says,” premiering this spring on WEtv, but the former “90210” star says their relationship and marriage have nothing in common with Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.
“He’s not abnormally tall, which is really good. He’s never going to question my friends about whether they’re gay or straight and never drop it,” Shannen laughed on Saturday at the Television Critics Association Winter Session when asked how her show –“Shannen Says” on WEtv — compares to Kim’s recent relationship.
Shannen, who married Kurt, a photographer in October, and had her big day documented for the upcoming series, insisted the couple’s relationship is pretty solid and nothing like her past two marriages (the first was to Ashley Hamilton from 1993-1994, the second one, to Rick Salomon, in 2002, was annulled a little over a year later).
“Kurt will say we’ve known each other all our lives and we have dated for three-and-a-half years, so it wasn’t a quickie marriage. I can’t judge what happened in somebody else’s marriage. God knows, my one or two other marriages… weren’t so great and they were quickie,” Shannen said.
“My heart goes out to her, I know that,” the actress continued, referring to Kim. “And I also applaud anybody who gets out of something if it’s not working, regardless of the terrible jokes and press that’s going to come in there.”
While not a fan of the reality TV format, Shannen said she does watch a few shows, including “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” starring her former “90210” co-star, Tori Spelling, and her husband, Dean McDermott.
“I personally love ’Tori & Dean,’ and I do not like the reality show forum at all. I, for the most part, roll my eyes and go, ‘Oh my God! That’s so set up…’ ‘Tori & Dean’ seems very real,” she said. “You’re getting to know them on a personal level and let’s be honest, their kids are like, beyond adorable.”
“Shannen Says” premieres Tuesday, April 3 at 9 PM EST/PST on WEtv.