Monday, June 20, 2016

Cary Deuber Sets the Record Straight on Her Marriage
After a season of accusations and allegations about how they first got together, Real Housewives of Dallas stars Mark and Cary Deuber are setting the record straight with ET.

"Some people tried to imply that Cary was a homewrecker, and she stole her husband, and that's not how things went down at all," Mark says.

Co-star LeeAnne Locken seemed to imply multiple times throughout the Bravo series' first season that Cary and Mark first got romantic while Mark was still married. The couple has worked together for years -- Mark is a plastic surgeon, while Cary is his first assistant and nurse. 

"We've actually known each other for 15 or 16 years," Mark explains. "I was a resident, and she was a young nurse at the hospital … Then, I had been in practice about three or four years, and she came to work for me. The reason she did that is because I was doing a lot of complex types of reconstructive surgery that required an operative assistant."

"Which is why I wanted to work for him," Cary explains. "Not because I wanted to sleep with him!"

The couple says over the years, they became close friends, as colleagues do. Mark and his family even attended Cary's second wedding, a marriage Cary confesses lasted "a skinny minute."

"I don't want to trash my first marriage or my ex-wife," Mark shares, "but suffice it to say, I was not in a good place for a long time in my marriage. I think I gained a lot of weight, I drank a lot. I think I was just not taking care of myself at all ... I started taking care of myself, and I started losing weight, and I was kind of checked out on my marriage."

LeeAnne involved her friend, Heidi Dillon, in the Cary-Mark rumor mill. In one episode, Heidi scoffed, "Most of the women in Dallas got their rich husbands because, at one point, they were on their knees under his desk, right? That's what I know of Cary."

"It's certainly been implied that we were sneaking around," Mark responds. "I mean, a lot of what was said was true: we did work together, and we did wind up getting together, and we're married now. And you know what? Things like that happen. We did not sneak around and have an affair."

"We definitely got together quickly after he got separated," Cary admits. "But there was a line drawn."