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.