Inside Karen And Deon Derrico's Marriage

Karen and Deon Derrico of TLC's "Doubling Down With The Derricos" have a crazy life. Per Distractify, the couple share 14 children and display the ups-and-downs of their lives with viewers across the world. The show has become increasingly popular ever since it hit the network in 2020. Initially, "Doubling Down With The Derricos" profiled the family as they welcomed triplets, but this isn't the first set of multiple children that the family has had. According to Distractify, the Derrico children include Darian, 16; Derrick, 11; 10-year-old twins Dallas and Denver; 8-year-old quintuplets Deonee, Daician, Daiten, Deniko, and Dariz; 4-year-olds Diez and Dior; and 2-year-old triplets Dawsyn, De'Aren, and Dyver.

While 14 children might sound overwhelming for most of us, the Derricos were hoping to continue expanding their family, but suffered a miscarriage in 2021, according to People. "Even though we aren't strangers to miscarriages, it's still a tough heartbreak to endure," Karen told the outlet. "Our hearts are broken and pieces of it go out to others that have endured this pain." As the couple came together to navigate the loss, fans were convinced that they had the perfect marriage. However, things aren't always what they seem between couples on TV.

Deon was married before settling down with Karen

While the Derricos certainly have a loving and successful marriage, there's no such thing as the perfect marriage. According to The Sun, Deon Derrico was married once, before he settled down with Karen Derrico. While that isn't out of the ordinary, he has kept much of his first marriage a secret. Per the outlet, the 50-year-old real estate investor was married to a woman named Alicia Wright before he ever met and had 14 children with Karen. When Wright filed for divorce from Deon, he never responded to the papers. As The Sun reports, Deon is also a parent to his estranged son Derron, whom he adopted with Wright. Allegedly, the two "didn't see eye-to-eye." When The Sun asked Derrico to comment on his life prior to marrying Karen, a rep for the family did not return the request for comment.

While it's unknown how much Karen knew about her husband's previous marriage and son, that isn't the only roadblock the couple have experienced in their marriage. Throughout their time on the show, ScreenRant reported that Deon and Karen have clashed over differing opinions on how to parent their children. While they seem to still be happily in love, it appears their marriage may not be as perfect as fans of the show assumed it was.