Your Weekend Trash TV Pick: Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?

Your Weekend Trash TV Pick: Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?

Your Weekend Trash TV Pick: Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?

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Aug. 27 2010 2:41 PM

Your Weekend Trash TV Pick: Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?

Ana Margarita and Juan Pablo Roque were like a "Latin Ken and Barbie," according to Ana Margarita’s family. She was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a child. He was a local hero, a member of the Cuban military who defected by swimming across Guantanamo Bay. The pair met-cute in church one Sunday and lived a blissful life in Miami until…their perfect world was torn to shreds by the shocking revelation that Juan Pablo was a Cuban double agent, pretending to work for the FBI, but then publicly swearing allegiance to Castro. What’s more, Juan Pablo said he never loved Ana, he only married her in order to weasel his way into the Cuban exile community in Miami.

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If this sort of too-sordid-to-be-true story thrills you, and you’re not turned off by truly terrible dramatic reenactments or incredibly cheesy voiceovers (talk of "storybook weddings" and "Mr. Right" followed by "shattered lives."), then Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? is the 30-minute diversion for you. (Bleep) premiered Wednesday night at 10 on Investigation Discovery—giving the network its no. 1 series premiere ever —and reruns are airing Saturday at 4 and 4:30 EST. The show could reasonably be called Sociopaths and the Women Who Marry Them , as each episode tells the tale of some hapless lady whose husband turns out to be a first-class jerk. But at least in the case of Ana Margarita Roque, things turned out well for her in the end. She sued the Cuban government for $27 million —and won.