Toddlers and Tiaras

Exclusive peek: Pageants lead to divorce on 'Toddlers and Tiaras'

April 18, 2012 at 7:34 AM ET

SamiJo of "Toddlers & Tiaras" has a new man in her corner, mom's new boyfriend, HG.

No one's going to stop mom Tricia from entering her little princess, SamiJo, in beauty pageants. Not even her husband!

When "Toddlers & Tiaras" viewers first met Tricia in January 2011, she made it clear why she wanted to have a little girl. "I decided to put SamiJo in pageants ‘cause that was the whole reason I wanted to have a daughter," Tricia revealed on the episode.

But Dad wasn't quite so on board with the whole pageant thing, and a lot of it had to do with how much they cost. "I think pageants are a waste of money," the turtle farmer had explained to TLC's cameras after telling his wife that he thinks they spent close to $100,000 on the beauty contests.

Money concerns? They're not getting in Tricia's way anymore. 

"I am now divorced," Tricia, who now works at a "world famous wing place," reveals in an exclusive sneak peek TLC shared with us of Wednesday's new episode.

She's also traded in her ex-husband for a new man who supports her pageant dreams for 2-year-old SamiJo. 

"Me and SamiJo have a wonderful relationship," boyfriend HG says. It's so great that the man had the little girl's logo shaved into his head. "I went and got it cut just to show I support her."

Check it out:

"Toddlers & Tiaras" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on TLC.

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