Lisa Whelchel's latest fact of life: She's divorced

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full.jpgEven back when we first watched TV's Facts of Life in the '80s, we knew high-maintenance Blair would be a handful for some fictional husband down the road. But we're still sad to hear that actress Lisa Whelchel's real life hit a speed bump just before she set off for the set of CBS's Survivor. Whelchel has told People magazine that she ended her 24-year marriage just nine days before heading off to compete on the reality TV show.

"The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on Survivor on March 10," Whelchel says. "Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss."

Whelchel, 49, and Steve Cauble, 61, have three grown children, but vow to stay friends.

Speaking of Survivor, I totally missed her debut on that this week! So how does Blair look?

[Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:26pm]

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