Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman still thinks fame is a strange concept. In a new interview she admits being recognized in public has been weird for her since appearing on the new show and shares how being on TV has changed her life.
“I’m always really shocked when people come up to me and recognize me, because you know, I don’t think it’s really hit me that I’m on TV occasionally,” Stephanie shares. “It’s really weird.”
“People feel like they know you,” Stephanie tells ET. “Like, I ran into these girls in the bathroom. One of them was like, ‘I love you on the show, do you want to talk about poop?’ No, we don’t have to talk about poop, it’s fine!”
“It’s really cute, they think that they’re, like, your girlfriend,” she adds. “It’s really fun.”
“I feel like I’ve learned more about myself in one year than I have my entire life,” Stephanie admits. “My husband [Travis Hollman] is amazing. Whenever I was approached to do the show, I did not think I could do it. He was like, give yourself permission to, you know, try something and be yourself, and the worst thing that happens is you don’t go back for a season two.”
“So, I will say I’m very lucky, because Travis played along the entire time,” Stephanie gushes. “He was a trouper.”
Hollman admits she was going to do anything to protect their relationship going into filming the show. The couple has been married for eight years now.
“I’m going to be completely honest,” Stephanie shares. “We do therapy, which sounds unromantic. We started before the show, and we did it the entire time we were filming, ’cause I felt like it’s easy for people to lose sight of who they are, and I didn’t want to lose sight of what is important, which is my husband and my children.”
“It was a choice we made before [the show],” Stephanie continues. “If we did that, I wanted to make sure I had my priorities straight. I never want to be that person that thinks they’re so… I don’t know. It’s just a show, I’m not a celebrity. I’m just a normal person. I never wanted to lose sight of what was important, because in five years this [could] be nothing.”
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