DALLAS, TEXAS—She was on VH1's show Football Wives. He was on ABC's The Bachelorette season four.
They both say being on reality TV can bring lots of stress and anxiety.
"There was definitely a couple episodes were I was like oh, should I have said that? Or is that going to go on camera? Or should I have done this, or done that differently?" said VH1 Football Wives cast member Erin McBriar.
"That was my biggest apprehension with going on reality T.V. shows, because there`s a lot of my personal history like with my family, that I don`t like putting out there in public," said The Bachelorette season four cast member Jeremy Anderson.
McBriar says to her being on the show felt like a full time job.
"You`d get your schedule for the work the week and it`s like you`re here, here and here at this time and this time, this is your call time," she said.
Richardson therapist, Heather Carlile, says the scope of reality shows often magnifies ordinary situations.
"You may be on a bigger roller coaster emotionally than you would be in your personal life, because it`s faster, more intense and obviously you`re kind of like bare naked vulnerable in front of thousands of viewers," said Carlile.
She says it's like being in a pressure cooker under a microscope.
"You`re going to be squeezed and examined like a specimen and some people are strong enough to take that" said Carlile.
And Anderson says some reality stars crave it.
"Some people love the fact that they`re hated or people think they`re idiots or that they look like complete douche bags on television," he said.
Both Anderson and McBriar have moved on from their respective shows. They both say entering into the reality world isn't a decision to be made lightly.
"The blogs that are written about you, the comments that are made, the way that you respond to them, it`s all going to stick around forever," said Anderson.
"When you sign that contract you kind of bite the bullet and decide I`m either going to let people in or I`m not," said McBriar.