BRAVO’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce Highlights Polyamory


When the character begins dating a married couple, and they bring her to meet friends, she is surprised to find that they are stable, and in committed relationships – not what she expected.

Beau Garrett plays Phoebe Wells, a recent divorcee and former model.


In episode 5, season 1, Phoebe begins dating a married couple and discloses this to Abby and Lyla (Janeane Garofalo) when her relationship with Vika and Merete reaches a new level.

[VIDEO: Phoebe tells friends about her relationship with a husband and wife]

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is television series developed by Marti Noxon for the American cable network Bravo. Based on the Girlfriends’ Guides book series by Vicki Iovine, the series revolves around Abby McCarthy, a self-help author who finds solace in new friends and adventures as she faces an impending divorce. It is a funny and sometimes heartbreaking story. Lisa Edelstein portrays the main character Abby, while Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan, Paul Adelstein and Janeane Garofalo round out the main cast.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series serves as the first original scripted series for Bravo. A 13-episode first season was ordered by the network, which premiered on December 2, 2014. The show debuted to 1.04 million viewers. Critical reception for the series has initially been generally positive, with particular praise towards Edelstein’s performance and the series’ quality over the reality series on Bravo.

[VIDEO: Beau Garrett on Sexuality]

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has struck a chord with Bravo viewers with its sharp-witted humor and emotionally honest take on divorce and starting over,” said Lara Spotts, Senior Vice President of Development for Bravo Media. “We are extremely proud of the talent and creative team, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Abby McCarthy.”

Bravo has announced that Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, their first original scripted series, will be returning for Season 2. Production for the thirteen-episode second season will begin this summer.


About Author

Denise Penn

Denise Penn is a Southern California-based journalist who has covered issues for the LGBT and HIV-affected community for nearly two decades. While an investigative reporter for the Blade Newsmagazine, her coverage of hate crimes became part of Congressional records. She served as News Editor for the Lesbian News and has contributed to In Los Angeles Magazine, EDGE, and many others. She is also a clinical social worker and brings that perspective to her articles. She produced and hosted an award-winning community television program in Long Beach, California for 12 years.

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