'Facts of Life' star Lisa Whelchel on divorce
September 21st, 2012
01:50 PM ET

'Facts of Life' star Lisa Whelchel on divorce

Lisa Whelchel, who will perhaps forever be known to us as Blair from "The Facts of Life," is now living the single life.

The actress, currently appearing on CBS' "Survivor: Philippines," divorced her husband of 24 years back in March, People magazine reports.

"I just never thought it would happen to me," Whelchel told People of the dissolution of her marriage to Steve Cauble. "It was painful to realize it wasn't going to work out."

Whelchel and Cauble were involved in Christian ministry after "The Facts of Life" wrapped up in 1988, and have three children together. Although they're no longer married, they'll "always be friends," Whelchel said.

Just nine days after the divorce was final on March 1, Whelchel set off for her work on "Survivor," a career move that was right on time.

"Going out to 'Survivor' was helpful for me," the 49-year-old actress said, "to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss."


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  1. DJ

    What kind of "Christian" gets married, writes all about how God led her to this decision, dumps him after 24 years, writes about how God led her to THIS decision (God can't make up his damn mind–either that, or he just leads Lisa Whelchel to do whatever it is she wants at the moment), and then–to cap it off–humiliates her husband in very public forums, and using her celebrity status to do so–by telling the world how she never really loved him. (When she was really just bored with marriage and wanted to be on TV again.) And never mind that she abused her children with hot sauce... What a terrible phony!

    December 28, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • cliff t.

      how people love to judge others going thru divorce...the gossip goes crazy and human kindness goes out the window...I have been there. It takes two to make a marriage fail..and both parties need hugs not disparaging remarks and judgements....it is a lonely cold world after a divorce where the whole world judges you and then runs away when you come near. In my experience the worst offenders are the people that claim they have a relationship with God...because they do not know it is a license to love....they think it is a license to judge.

      May 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nafzak

    IWe only know these 'stars' based on what we see on TV. They are people too and they all have their ups and downs like the rest of us. I wish nothing but the best for her and her ex and their children. Her marriage or divorce is none of my business.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. huh

    lol... a woman claiming divorce was "a loss"... BULLSHlT. In reality, her husband wants to kill himself after losing everything to a corrupt judicial system designed to profit from dangling parental rights "for sale" before the main bread-winner. It's a f'n criminal enterprise... our court system... It disgraces he concept of justice, honor, and integrity... staffed by cowards.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Puleese

    Are you all seriously singing this woman's praises? This is the same woman who put tabasco sauce in her young children's mouths and called it discipline. It's a wonder that her husband didn't leave her years ago. That's your miracle. Praise cheebus!

    October 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      You know, my parents put hot sauce on my fingers to get me to stop sucking my thumb; they were big into the whole "discipline" thing. At eighteen, I left home and never went back. My parents died alone. In twenty years or so, Ms. Whelchel will probably learn that karma is a harsh mistress.

      October 9, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. ceyan

    She looks superb at 49. WIsh her happiness.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rock

    I'd still let her give me some hand

    September 26, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. Marriages that Lead Separate Lives...

    i am aware of 2marriages that lead separate lives...that's the way it is. they have their reasons for it.
    its best to divorce.. because the parties still have control over each other.

    September 25, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. Guest

    kirk and his wife are one of the very few marriages that get my respect–his wife is never in poor taste.

    September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Andyman

    Wonder if she and fellow '80s child star/evangelist Kirk Cameron will hook up. Growing Pains are part of The Facts of Life. They just better order an extra big wedding cake if they invite Mindy "Natalie" Cohn

    September 24, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sheila

    Unless someone cheats, after 24 years, there's really nothing left to get divorced over. Marriage is forever, and forever is boring. Get over it.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Andyman

      Tell that to Mrs. Sandusky.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • johnson

      What in the hell?!?!? What type of crap is that? Did you get wronged or something??? Easy, there!!!

      September 24, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • she's done with the marriage...

      she is dating another...and she is not a woman who is poor taste.

      September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Guest

    never use religion to use people so they will stay with you. lisa never did and has met another christian man.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chicken Little

    Nothing like good old divorce being one of the Facts of Life.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. NObama2012

    God bless Lisa,I hope she keeps the faith and she finds another man who is devoted to God. All you Anti-Christs out there who bash religion,shouldn't you be at some rally for your almighty savior Barack Allah Obama???

    September 24, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary Rexach

      This shows your lack of ignorance as you use this fine, excellent actress to attack the President of the United States and God, which is Allah not only in Islam, but for many Christian countries, whether they are Arab or not. Check for example Malta, extremely Christian with a Roman Catholic majority, and their Bible, written in Maltese, always say "Allah", and not "God". But then again, you won't notice because it shows your bigotry, perhaps you need to read more: less Bible; which I am sure you know but don't interpret things as your hatred is blind and that is un-Christian. You need more culture and History and to know that the English language and the United States is not the center of the Universe

      September 24, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Seriously? Now it's the presidents fault that a sitcom star is getting a divorce?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • charles

      That with out a doubt, was the stupidest statement I've come across lately. Dumb. Like makes no sense in any manner or relevancy. Hey.... God bless you!

      September 24, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      @ OBama2012- why do you, why do idiots feel so compelled to make these statements? They are just dumb, I wish brighter people wrote more comments.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • @Nobama

      Oh yeah, you are from the holier than thou party. I get really sick of you people acting like you are the only ones who believe in God. You act like all Democrats are heathens. Grow up. My brother in law in a minister & a democrat! Wow, can you believe that! You are nothing more than a religious bigot! And yeah, Obama 2012!

      September 24, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • noteabags

      Typical "christian" who bashes and name calls.

      September 24, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Firefly

      Got some bad news for all you ignorant sheep out there: both political parties work for the SAME bosses, and presidential candidates are groomed for the position by the ruling elite bloodlines that are secretely in-control of everything. We do not live in a democracy. Hasn't been that way for decades. We live in a plutocracy. It is an aristocracy of purpose. It is a CLASS division. The ruling class, and the slaves. Wake up, and face reality.

      September 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sparky

    Hopefully, she can meet a nice new fella who'll help her devote the rest of her life to Satan.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. NoTool

    lisa doesn't use religion as a tool for manipulation and control.

    September 24, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  16. pkfops

    Another religious nutjob.

    September 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walter

      And you are such a caring and understanding....wait, no, you are a sanctimonious moron.

      September 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baaaad Sheep

      Walter...why do you post and then reply to yourself?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Lisa has been a successful TV star and given of herself for years and you have done what

      September 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • kathy eldridge

      Boy you've got it, these religious fruitballs are crazy. I can't believe anybody would listen to kirk cameron he's an ex-child sitcom star as is weichel, get real they are airheads

      September 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lisa

    there is no loss..other stories reported she's met another Christian guy already

    September 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Wow.

    the other websites are saying.... he cheated on her left and right....

    September 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Asmar Fey

    It was a slow news day huh? People get divorced all the time, whether they have been together for a long time or not. It is never happy when a relationship ends, unless it was toxic, which at that point break out the bubbly and be happy. So very over how shallow news coverage has become.

    September 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mara

      nothing toxic at all he cheated on her. a ton of bloggers here...good news

      September 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. GRS62

    ""Going out to 'Survivor' was helpful for me," the 49-year-old actress said, "to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss."
    Translation: "This divorce has been great publicity for my return to television. Once my Survivor run is over and people forget me again I'll be ready to promote my new book and when that fanfare dies down my new..."

    September 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      is banging a new guy already and well deserved after a long time of being in a lousy marriage.

      September 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. the boys...

    you will never be a Blair...never in your dreams...will you ever match up to Blair...
    '

    September 23, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  22. Lan Done

    how we doing with that

    September 23, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. Lisa has class...

    and was never a pig of wife to him. it just didn't work out.

    September 23, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      Nah. Lisa has no class. Just another garden-variety bee-atch who thinks she's way better than she is.

      September 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      no she's southern...your nice she's nice...your kick her ass one too many times...your ass will kicked as far as heaven.

      otherwise....she loves life and gives her allllllllllll to anyone who wants it.

      September 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  24. you've aged...

    are you alright ?

    September 23, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sucky I

    reports have told me that they are huge and still standing...nice to hear

    September 23, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. hooter_lover

    she had the best knockers when she was young!

    September 23, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  27. HornbagGuy

    once you've seen blair tots...its difficult to head to work in the morning..
    one more peek before work.

    September 23, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  28. nuckywithblair

    delicious

    September 23, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  29. dr swollen and sweets

    are going to work again

    September 23, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dr swollen and my girlfriend

    just had surgery

    September 23, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. Juan

    you will never ever be Blair

    September 23, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  32. People

    are HIPPO crits and use religion as a manipulation towards others to make them feel guilty and or basically use them.
    bad choice.

    September 23, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  33. A J

    you'll never be blair...

    September 23, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  34. who would bang that woman...

    double gross

    September 23, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  35. Brian Mouland

    Unbelievable the scorn Lisa received because of her Christian beliefs. Being Christian does not isolate one from divorce or financial problems. Do people not know that.
    -From a divorced Christian

    September 23, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • ken

      True. But she was also so holier-than-thou all that time. If she had just been a humble Christian and it not have her marriage work out, no one would have cared.

      September 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Frida

    After 24 yrs it "wasn't going to work out" !?Geez...long trial, huh?

    And, yes, Christians are human. It's just that those who act holier than the rest of us seem a bit humbled when they, too, come to the conclusion that it just doesn't work out. It never ceases to amaze me that those who so loudly profess their Christianity are usually not very nice people. Just sayin'

    September 23, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Angel03

      Sooo very true!! If your a Christian it's one thing..but when you constantly FEEL you need to be heard it's just all wrong!

      September 23, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  37. zanna

    You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

    September 23, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  38. Suzanne kieckers

    I am sorry Lisa whelchel's marriage ended in divorce, I hope her children are alright.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Tootie

    Where's her cousin Jerry.
    "hey,Blair. "

    September 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Steve D

    She's 49?? She looks amazing! Sorry to hear about the divorce and unfortunately this is something we hear about all too often. Hoping for the best for you. Hopefully we can see more of you after Survivor as well. We miss you.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • gross

      Right. As if she reads.

      September 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      I believe she has written a few books and has spoken at various venues, some numbering in the thousands. I don't agree with her on everything but to assume she doesn't read because of a difference of opinion reveals more about you than her.

      September 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jason Glugla

    Maybe I am unaware since I haven't watched survivor after the first season but wasn't it supposed to be about giving average folks a chance to play the game and win the cash? It now seems to be a show with the purpose of allowing people who have had a chance for fame, a chance to get more snd a paycheck which 99% of us will never see the likes of.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      No, I don't think they ever had to be "average" In fact I think the idea was always that you had a variety of players to see the difference in how they played and the strategy they used. If everybody was "average" it would actually make for a boring game, especially after several seasons. Now the argument could be made that bringing back return players is not in the spirit ot the game but since the creator is making the decisions I think he can basically say "It is my game, it is what I say it is"

      September 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jess

    Hey miss Hottie is it to soon to date? Call me.

    September 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. SKY

    FACT: I HAVE READ THIS HOLY BIBLE AND MUST SAY, MANY CHRISTIANS DO NOT LIVE BY GODS STANDARDS.
    THIS BOOK HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND IF A PERSON CHOOSE TO FOLLOW ITCAN
    TURNS OUT WELL FOR HIM.

    THIS IS THE PROBLEMS, AND IT IS THE TRUTH....MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY
    WANT THEM TO HEAR...PEOPLE ARE TO LAZY TO READ AND CHECK AND MAKE SURE WHAT IS SAID
    IS REALLY IN THE BIBLE......SO THEY ARE CHRISTIANS WHO DO WHAT THEY ARE TOLD BUT HAVE NO
    DEPT OR BIBLE KNOWLEDGE....NOW I WILL SAY THIS AND IT WILL HURT...CHRISTIANITY HAS MORE
    TEACHING THAT ARE NON CHRISTIAN THEN THEY DO CHRISTIAN...MANY OF THEIR TEACHING ARE
    NON BIBLICAL OR PAGAN TEACHING, TRADITIONS AND CAN BE TRACED BACK TO PAGANS.
    SOMEHOW PAGAN TEACHING GOT MIX IN WITH CHRISTIANITY.. AND WHEN I READ THIS
    BIBLE THE GOD OF IT DOES NOT AGREE WITH MIXING IN FALSE WITH TRUTH, IN FACT HE
    STATE HE WILL NO LONGER HELP YOU...OR REJECT YOU....LEAVE YOU...
    SO NOW I AM THINKING ABOUT ALL THESE RELIGIOUS WARS – IN THE BIBLE GOD
    SEND MEN TO FIGHT WARS AND THE BLESS THEM THEM...BUT THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THESE
    WARS WERE NOT FORNICATOR OR ADULTERERS OR DRUNKARD , IF THEY WERE GOD WAS NOT
    WITH THEM DURING WAR....HAD GOD CHANGED? IS THERE A NEW BIBLE PEOPLE ARE READING THAT
    I DON'T KNOW ABOUT.....

    September 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • bhigh

      You'd better ask your doctor to up your meds, because they aren't working.

      September 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. pk

    Haven't heard of her for decades...who gives two craps about her marital status? My divorce didn't make the news even though it should have!

    September 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Eric

    And this affects anyone besides them and their kids in what measurable way? Why do people care about this kind of stuff?

    September 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • cpinde

      Why read the article if you don't care?

      September 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Godfrey Grey

      Yes, yes. Exactly. Godfrey Gray enjoyed Blair Warner as much as any potato has gnarfled a bluftony, but really: who are we to blow against the wind? The man axes for $27, I say we just pay him and park our vehicles already.

      September 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  46. tracie

    I would love to smell her used underwear. I love skid marks.

    September 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Hoooeeeeee

    Love that hard news...and the fact that there are about a gazillion commenters who seem to care about this. When will I learn not to click these links?

    September 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Anne Marie

    Just another irrelevant has-been actress trying to gain publicity and become relevant...Same old crap...Who gives two craps?

    September 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Godfrey Grey

      I'd say you do, my good woman. How else is your friend Godfrey Gray espoused to interpret your comment? You read the crappy article. On the crapper? Hmmmmmmmm...

      September 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  49. DANA

    Just another irrelevant has-been actress trying to gain publicity and become relevant...Same old same old...Who cares?

    September 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Godfrey Grey

      Oh my! I sure as heckfire DO! In this newfangled world of potatoes and salad, there has to be room for Blair Warner to eat a pate Mcmuffin and down a carrot and then maybe sing a little skopdaddling rendition of banana snozwanging bluftony for you?!?

      September 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  50. TIGHT

    heading out and hopefully get laid after that. survivor–yawn

    September 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Who cares about survivor...

    i'm going out wednesday night.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Lisa

    she doesn't use religion to manipulate others, she seems like a lovely person and she's still beautiful.

    September 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  53. that's because i am light

    if i was the other culture he would have come out
    ..aged alot your all right.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. CAN I HAVE A RUN

    before i head to bs later

    September 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Edward Mezvinsky

    well dressed, personality, not a fat pig...things we look for.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  56. remember nosey...

    your a loser..

    September 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  57. act like a lady

    learn from lisa..bless you.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Michelle

    your a blog there is no spotlight....

    September 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Whatever

    Cool lady. She decided to have a LIFE after the "fame" of Facts of Life wore off and good for her. Too bad about the divorce, but it happens. She seems well adjusted, compared to others we could mention. If she feels the need to step back into the spotlight with this Survivor: Phillipines, then more power to her.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      One of the few teenage TV stars who didnt fall into the Hollywood trap good for her!

      September 23, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  60. Edward Mezvinsky

    We always were bitime fans of hers!

    September 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Michael Calaizzo

    She was a fatty.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      No...you have her confused with Natalie (Mindy Cohn), she was the fatty and Blair (Lisa Whechel) was the rich snob.

      September 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Lisa was filling out the last few years and the girls who played Natalie and Tootie were a tad chunky my very young pre-teen brother at the time used to call the show The Fats of Life

      September 23, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • C Bauer

      You're confusing her with that fat Hebe, Mindy Cohn (Natalie).

      September 23, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  62. Carey

    great lady

    September 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Sucker

    10 minutes prior to Mam.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  64. domincans

    stay away from computer if ........

    September 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Lisa

    has been divorced for a few months already, she seems fine on her interviews and bright and happy when she was blair! LOL

    September 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Ha!

    to be honest...i love this show growing up and i loved blair and jo...LOL

    September 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Mammy says

    I'm a little concerned that I have worms in my pooh but at least I have a free supply of fishing bait.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Christy

    This is sad to hear.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  69. dominicans

    her blood is international baby you need to wake up...

    September 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  70. mommiehair

    blair need to be alone with heem..she never alone.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  71. 2girlhair

    we hope blair sleep with heem.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  72. debi

    Why do so many "christian" marriages fail? These people rant and spew how their "christian values" are all it takes to make all things right in the world then they wake up to the reality that their "beliefs" are nothing more than a ball and chain to what really happens to people sometimes. No amount of "preaching" and closed mindedness in organized religion can change the fact that we are ALL individuals with different wants, needs and goals in life. Following the "rules" any one "church" sets for multiple groups of people is not reality. It is giving in to the cult nature that is organized religion. I don't need to follow rules 1 man in a robe lectures me on every Sunday to have faith. My God is NOT locked up in a 4 walled room where prejudices, hate and single mindedness is celebrated as God's word. The Bible's been twisted, re-written to accomodate man's ego and greed, and altered so much that He himself wouldn't recognize His own teachings any longer. I hope Lisa can find happpiness again now that she's freed herself of whatever it was that obviously made her life worse than she, or anyoe deserves. We ALL deserve happiness while we walk this earth. Just don't expect you'll find it by relinquishing your God gives ability of free will and choice to thar guy/woman in that robe. I'll wait til God presents to me to learn if I'm "not worthy" of His love due to my choices in life. I'm comfortable talking to him outside of one of those spirit breaking oppressive rooms all around that is called a "church" of organized religion.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve1959

      Christians have a 34% divorce rate while athiests have a 51% divorce rate.

      September 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*rocofella

      Funny how folks like you go right after Christians. Stop talking out your rear you have no facts to back up your claims. The fact anyone that is Christian gets a divorce is not a testament of their beliefs. Christians are just people like Muslims..atheist and everyone else. You are bias because they are christian you assume they are self righteous. Your remarks imply you are the self righteous one..get off your high horse and stop bashing people for what they believe.

      September 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Christians are human just like everyone else. the only perfect man that ever walked this earth died on a cross and in three days he rose again. all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god. Christian principles is what this nation was formeduunder thru the founding fathers of this country. blessed is the nation whose god is lord. our country will not be blessed if people don't wakeup.

      September 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Because Christians are faulted and not perfect just like atheists

      September 23, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Why must Christians lie about facts? Divorce rate of atheists is not 51%. You must have got that from a Christian website (that is made by a liar). Check out the real stats. http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm

      September 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  73. HANKEY PANKEY IN THE PHILLIPINES

    Sounds to me like she might have made a romantic connection on the show and didn't want people's to think a married Christian woman was fooling around. Tune in Wednesdays to find out!

    September 22, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • cpinde

      Sounds to me that someone either lacks reading comprehension or brains. They said in the article the divorce was finalized before she even went on the show.

      September 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jillmarie

    It happens. I wonder why though. I loved The Facts of Life as a little girl. She still looks great- I may watch Survivor for the first time because I've been a lifelong fan.
    That's great that she was able to throw herself into a project and distract herself from the spilt. Hopefully we'll see more of this talented lady- more TV shows, movies, etc...
    Even a Facts reuinion movie! That would be awesome to see what the characters are up to after all this time. Didn't they do that once already? If anyone knows- let me know.

    September 22, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  75. jose

    he really needs a good girlfriend...

    September 22, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  76. can't be him...he's busy

    she's the one doing nothing

    September 22, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  77. we told you to be detective yrs ago blair..

    he's out and about...its appears to look like size 22

    September 22, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  78. sorry we're a white couple...blair i.

    mooning computer...have a nice day..

    you can resume computer hocking now.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  79. HIPPO RELIGIOUS CRIT...FROM LYNETTE BLACKWOMAN

    one more for our blair I.

    bend!!! back to bed...go buy some new underwear for your man.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  80. HIPPO RELIGIOUS CRIP...FROM JUAN...

    good idea let me get girlfriend...we have blair I

    ok...now 1 2 3 A BEND OVER RIGHT IN YOUR FACE...your computer nasty..

    September 22, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  81. we are not white...

    there is only one blair I. and you is not it lady thats for sure...no youuuuuuuuuu stfu....cause we hand enuf
    of you girl...blair 1 is the lady...you is just a mess...are u at you computer girl...my husand and i want do d
    something....

    SWEETIE LETS MOON FLATSO...1 2 3 BEND..THANK YOU

    September 22, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  82. we are a cuban couple

    you will never be Blair I...

    September 22, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  83. HIPPO RELIGIOUS CRIT--FROM JUAN

    YOU'LL NEVER BE A BLAIR....

    September 22, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  84. He really should consider blair...

    and start a new game.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  85. he deals with that fat slob everyday....

    he has to sleep with her too....that's punishment enough

    September 22, 2012 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  86. PUSH UP BRAS FOR SALE.---

    could it be because she has no t-ts

    September 22, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  87. it does

    look like a typice scorned slob–how old is she 44 right?

    September 22, 2012 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  88. blair

    is great...his wife is a slob...we know this...

    September 22, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  89. sokman is a wimp but...

    but that flat chested slob? ...yes looks like it.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  90. hippo-crit

    she needs a good push up bra and is a slob...your saying more the scorned wife?

    September 22, 2012 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  91. ryan

    I so wanted to 'do' blair, anybody else?

    September 22, 2012 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  92. Hey Sokman

    Yeah, yeah, we know you'd hit this.This chick is single now. She might be a little young for you, though. I'm thinking you probably like them more around the age of 60? lmao

    September 22, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  93. Lisa

    is a great woman and has so much to give a person...she does not appear broken up by this divorce at all.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  94. like i said many times...

    lisa's ass should have been thrown out....

    September 22, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  95. matt

    she's an idiot

    September 22, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  96. JT

    She's one of those anti-gay preachers who spouts insane garbage.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  97. the guy

    never cared about her at all.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  98. mike

    why didn't he dump years ago? can't figure that out.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  99. AJ

    i would have dumped that fat ass years ago.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  100. Lipschitz

    from a bad marriage to survivor – good to see she is making better life choices....

    September 22, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  101. 80's Child

    Well, you take the good, you take the bad.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  102. M. Sadie

    could it be flatso?

    September 22, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  103. It doesn't matter what happend

    she's divorcing.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  104. he didn't

    screw around on her no–

    September 22, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  105. TIGHT FINGER GRIP

    did he ever cheat his wife?

    September 22, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  106. Mammy says

    My stomach is grumbling, therefore, it must be time to poop.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  107. still slow check?

    great woman, she had to take a stand and get rid of him.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  108. marriage is important

    but if the connection is not there its not there...

    September 22, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  109. marriage is very important...

    but if its connection is not there its not there.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  110. marriage is taken too lightly

    I'm from old school Asian, it's sad that divorce is so expected nowadays.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Name: Dick Smegma

    WGAF!!

    September 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  112. LapItUp

    i'd do her even though she's white–those fakers do anything...

    who hippo? she's 44

    September 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  113. marqueeblogssuck...

    She must believe in God for me marqueeblogsucks to ask her out... i am an example of religion throughout and i must have a fake white woman to be part of it...so i can go get a fake tan and pretend what i am not to be cool.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  114. dbus

    no wait i want to ask her out

    September 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Chuck

    i think i'm going to ask Lisa out...

    September 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Homer Hippo

    does she really believe in god or is she a hippo crit - just curious

    September 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Jake and Alex

    is she good in bed and is she religious...a must

    September 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  118. where are u...

    :)

    September 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Five Finger Tight Grip

    grab you

    September 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Jake

    Absolutely no one is more awesome and wonderful than Lisa Whelchel. She is pure class. The best.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      I agree 1,000,000 percent. Carly Blair Warner/Lisa Whelchel is pure class.

      September 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Why doesn't . . .

    . . . CNN monitor these blogs and not let anyone make fun of or bother the wonderful Lisa Whelchel. Too many trolls on here.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • its a

      virgin to blogging...baawwaahhha

      September 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • The religious

      BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHA

      September 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Two of my best friends are atheists and cant be bothered to comment about anything remotely involving religion . Think some are here to shock its the internet no consequence for playing the fool

      September 23, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  122. Manipulation of Religion

    you do not use religion to keep a relationship going. most people do because they know one of them is weak.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  123. PullHard

    that's between them

    September 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Religion

    is the worst tool you can use for any relationship

    September 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Dead Marriage

    lisa & husband were not able to make it work –she looks happy and will move forward.

    these type of women are strong, they are not weak women

    September 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Lisa...

    is a decent woman and will make the right choices for herself and the kids. my grandfather use to say never use religion as a form of control, things will only get worse. he was right.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Busd

    Lisa, please don't start dating colored men!

    September 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  128. marqueesucks

    Anyone think it odd that Marquee Blog is now posting about an actress that isn't popular and furthermore, posting info that is outdated. Her divorce was in MARCH. Why do we care now? It's amazing how celebrities and the entertainment world try to drum up publicity wherever they can get it.

    September 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  129. HomerTheHobGoblin

    Bang it out Blair! U will feel much better.....

    September 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Name*Charlie

    gees another Christian couple divorced but they rail against gays from marrying.....

    September 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Charlie

      marriage is a contract....STOP SIGNINGTHAT CONTACT, live a life of peace happiness and love....NO NEED FOR THIS GOVT SPONSORED CONTRACT

      September 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Religion

    doesn't hold a couple together–

    September 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  132. DANILLE

    RELIGIOUS COUPLE NEVER LAST NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY PRAY OR GIVE MONEY TO THE CHURCHES. IT MORE MONEY FOR THE CHURCHES AND LAWYERS. SHE WAS BRAIN WASH TOO LONG

    September 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Charlie

    "I never thought it would happen to me." You're the one that filed. Oh well women file 74% of the time to use the courts to steal from men and take their children from them. Little girls are raised to be self absorbed princesses and little boys are raised to "suck it up" your feelings don't matter. Men are getting smarter and realizing that women aren't worth protecting or marrying no matter who they are.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Since we have no idea why this couple split up, it seems ridiculous to assume she didn't have Biblical cause to divorce. Their children are grown and she helped him earn every dime they have. There are times when women mistreat the relationship they have, and work to "steal" the children, but this is not one of those times, so save your vitriol until one comes along. If you cry wolf when there's no wolf.....

      September 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Here comes

    Honey Boo Boo Child !

    September 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Lover of God

    you do this every single day and nobody cares...if you need to talk to someone i can help you.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Ttacie

    On the second day of Christmas my gramma gave to me, a buuuuunch ooof poooo ooooo peeeeey.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Ttacie

    And just how come nobody is talking about pooop? Everyone likes a good pooooop joke.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Professing the Lord

    your a silly person a this point..at nobody cares anymore. k?

    September 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      :) it's fun to be silly :). It makes life better and less stressful :)

      September 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  139. FIVE FINGER TIGHT GRIP

    love blair–she's fantastic.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  140. I'm a woman...

    and always will be.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  141. your a holy person...

    that prays--

    September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Im a monkey

    and I really like nanners.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Steaming

    she is hot, do not fret about blair

    September 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  144. not angry strong man....

    It loves God remember–games over.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  145. remember you are a bore...

    September 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Alan

    Divorce sucks, especially for a professing Christian. She's still plenty hot. I wonder what went wrong. Did they try counselling?

    September 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  147. FINGER TIGHT GRIP

    i can't wait until she sees him.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  148. FIVE FINGER TIGHT GRIP

    fun weekend ahead...

    September 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  149. whoever you are of course...

    - k?

    September 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  150. NO MAN

    says finer then paint.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  151. you don't have to pose as a male

    that's really high school k?

    no anger–at all.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  152. i know who is who?

    k?

    September 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  153. all the emails you sent me...

    are in security..k?

    September 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Carey

    One word can be used to describe this actress – CLASS. She has always been a classy, good person. Only one I know of today that is as deacent is possibly Emma Watson. I wish her the best.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  155. your messed up on "ben"

    and nobody says finer then paint-

    September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Jeff

    I hope Mrs Garrett knows about this.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Ben

    Plus at 49 she is prettier and looks younger than Lindsay Lohan ever has. She is awesome, beautiful, and wonderful.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Ben

    Back in the day she was finer that paint. Wonderful and awesome.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • beernpizzalover

      She still looks hotter than a branding iron. I'd do her in a heartbeat!

      September 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Ben

    Now she can get married to me. Me likes Carley Blair Warner.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I just read she named her daughter Carly. That's too sweet. The character Blair on TFOL loved that name and wanted to be called "Carly". She'd say to herself "I am Carly Blair Warner". Truly a deacent and wonderful lady.

      September 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Lewis

    Divorce is the most heartbreaking thing I ever went through, but you do survive. Lisa is still such a pretty woman and she is obviously strong. She's going to be fine.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Divorce

    it takes time, getting the kids into a system working out the arrangement with their dad. lisa is almost 50 she's still attractive and will meet another guy and move on.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Not just attractive. She is wonderful, kind, and a beautiful person.

      September 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Observer

    Divorce stinks, no matter who you are. I wish both parties the best for healing and happiness.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |

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