Cary and Mark Deuber's love story: Did 'RHOD' star break her husband's first marriage? Here's the truth

Amid the many rumors surrounding the marriage of Cary and Mark Deuber, the couple set the record straight about how they met and whether their relationship started off as an affair


                            Cary and Mark Deuber's love story: Did 'RHOD' star break her husband's first marriage? Here's the truth
Mark and Cary Deuber (Getty Images)

Cary Deuber may have long left 'Real Housewives of Dallas' to focus on her business, but the rumors about the former housewife's marriage continue to plague her. During her final season on 'RHOD', her fellow housewives — Brandi Redmond and LeeAnne Locken — began spreading some rather nasty rumors about the housewife's marriage. While Brandi announced that Cary was her husband Mark Deuber's children's nanny prior to their marriage, and suggested that the couple had an affair while he was still married to his ex-wife, LeeAnne went a step further and began questioning Mark's sexuality.

So, where exactly did these rumors stem from and is there any truth to them? While LeeAnne's rumor about Mark receiving sexual favors from boys at a local club hasn't been proven, and the former beauty queen refuses to reveal the sources of information, Cary and Mark however addressed the rumors of the couple's relationship starting off as an affair.

Mark and Cary Deuber attend Leanne Marshall fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 10, 2017, in New York City (Getty Images)

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mark revealed the details of how he first met Cary and explained if he cheated on his ex-wife with Cary. Mark is a top board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, who specializes in a breast augmentation procedure that only takes 24 hours to heal. While he was still a resident at a hospital, Cary was a nurse at the same hospital. The duo began working closely as he needed an operative assistant while he was performing complex surgeries, and the former housewife was more than happy to help. He said, "We’ve actually known each other for 15 or 16 years. 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."

Over the years the duo became close friends, and Mark reportedly even attended Cary's second wedding. In the same interview, he explained that although he was married at that time, he wasn't in a happy marriage, and stopped taking care of himself while he was with his former wife. "I don’t want to trash my first marriage or my ex-wife, 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."

Cary Deuber attends OK! Magazine 12th Annual New York Fashion Week Celebration at Up & Down on September 6, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

But Mark made it a point to explain that although he was in an unhappy marriage, he never cheated on his former wife, nor had an affair with Cary. The couple only began seeing each other after he separated from his wife. "It’s certainly been implied that we were sneaking around. 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. [But] we did not sneak around and have an affair," added Mark.

While Mark has been busy clearing the air that the couple's marriage wasn't based off on an affair, Cary too clarified that she wasn't a nanny for Mark's children but instead babysat them while her boss and his wife were on vacations. "I wasn't the nanny. I babysat the kids probably a handful of times when Mark and his ex-wife were in Europe together, I had nothing to do for the weeks that he is in St Tropez or in Switzerland, and so I would graciously actually watch his kids, take them to school, pick them up, and feed them while him and his ex-wife were out of the country," shared the former reality star. 

TV personalities Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond attend the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016, in Westlake Village, California (Getty Images)

Such rumors can affect even the strongest of marriages, but not the Deubers. In case you're wondering if the Deubers are still together, or if the show took its toll on their marriage, then the answer is they are still happily married and busy growing their business empire together, unbothered by any of the rumors surrounding their marriage. 

'Real Housewives of Dallas' Season 5 premieres on January 5 at 9/8c only on Bravo. 

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