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‘Married to Medicine’ Star Dr. Contessa Regrets Leaving the Navy for Dr. Scott

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

The upcoming episode of “Married to Medicine” will shine more light on Dr. Scott and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe’s marriage. The couple has hit a rough patch. And they have been clashing a lot about Contessa’s decision to go back to school then later withdrawing.

Contessa said she felt she had to walk away because Scott was overwhelmed looking after the kids by himself. He struggled taking care of the kids as Contessa was in a program in Tennessee. She wants to eventually become the Surgeon General.

Although Contessa left the program to make things better with Scott, things have actually worsened. And they come to a head during the cast trip to Cabo. While expressing that she feels as if Scott isn’t supportive of her career aspirations, she reveals that she actually left the Navy for him.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.



  1. Anony

    November 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Contessa needs to leave this show before IT ruins her marriage to the point of no return. She shades Mariah but maybe instead of being up heavenly and Jackie’s a-s all the time she should reach out to someone who can offer genuine sound advice.

    • DAVID D Johnson

      November 28, 2019 at 1:45 am

      I love them as a family! But if they continue on this Jacka-s show, it will destroy their marriage!! Is the check worth it!!

    • Vivian Doherty

      November 28, 2019 at 8:02 am

      I don’t know why they couldn’t hire help while she was in school. That would help I would think. It seems that they could afford that .

      • Tracy Myers

        November 28, 2019 at 6:58 pm

        A women should not give up anything for a man. Live your life those dudes ain’t loyal.

        More often you have regrets like this. He is controlling. If he is happy around those kids they would be fine. Children adjust.

        • Benitzgirl

          November 29, 2019 at 1:30 am

          Exactly. If he would be happy around the kids. They are feeding off of their father’s negativity.


      November 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      She Married they became one Man is ge as d of house they need to put God first and Pray on thier relationship and the kids

  2. Queen

    November 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I think Scott and Contessa both make very good points. Marriages work best when there is compromise. Good luck to them.

  3. Anonymous

    November 27, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    These two confuse me. When she first got on the show she said Scott was very supportive. And when she wanted to stay home with the kids and cut back on working, he was game for that. And when she said she wanted to go to school in Tennessee, he supported that and even took care of the kids while she would come home once a week and complain about the house not being clean enough. Oh and bringing the kids McDonald’s after he made them dinner. He also didn’t ask her to quit school. She chose to do that on her own. So why is she making Scott out to be this awful and unsupportive husband all of a sudden? Is this just their attempt to have a storyline?

    • BrownBarbie

      November 28, 2019 at 3:13 am

      Of course he took care of THEIR kids while she was gone, who else would? He’s their father and is just as much responsible for those children as she is. Scott and some men need to learn to stop becoming undone when the women are not around and being all thumbs when it comes to taking care of their children and keeping the house. If something happened to Contessa he wouldn’t have a choice and would have to adjust, take care of the kids and still work. Which is the majority of what women have been doing ALONE for ages. She quit school because he was making her feel guilty and was turning the kids against her. She has a right and deserves to pursue her dreams as well and go after what she wants, being a mom does not have to get in the way of that, it’s 2019, not 1960, women are go getters and bosses now. Maybe there were no schools in Atlanta or locally that had the program she wanted. I used to like Scott but he is starting to show his true colors.

      • Anonymous

        November 28, 2019 at 6:23 am

        So Scott was undone taking care of the children by himself while Contessa was gone? That’s fine because Contessa was undone taking care of the kids by herself during her short stint as a stay at home mom. In fact, it was so stressful she decided going back to work would be best. So that means Scott AND Contessa are both typical human beings who struggle to take care of the kids by themselves. And since that is the case, they need to make decisions that won’t put either one of them in situations where they must operate as a single parent the majority of the time. The best thing Contessa could have done was go to the program in Atlanta. But she said she chose not to because the program in Tennessee is cheaper and shorter than the one at Emory. Her decision making in this situation in nonsensical. It’s not like she couldn’t afford to pay more. She’s a doctor and so is her husband, plus she makes good money from the show. And a one year difference in program length isn’t a big deal either. So we can agree to disagree because I’m not about to bash Scott now when Contessa sang nothing but his praises a season ago.

        • Kimberly C.

          November 28, 2019 at 9:13 am

          Thank you.

        • Laurie

          November 28, 2019 at 3:16 pm

          I agree with you here as well Anonymous. Scott is a great husband. It’s a shame Contessa and her supporters are bashing him now. I guess we’re supposed to forget how ungrateful Contessa was towards Scott while she was away at school. The audacity of her coming back home on the weekends and complaining about how he was doing things at home with the kids. If Scott did anything Contessa had done this season, the same ones defending Contessa would be bashing Scott even more than they are doing now.

        • Erica Kelly

          November 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

          I agree with you 100 percent. Compromise is everything and leaving your d-mn kids to go to a school out of town makes no sense at all because regardless of how her husband felt, those kids were affected because they were missing their mother and he was missing his wife. If she wasn’t ready to sacrifice certain life changes in a marriage than she should’ve did everything she wanted before she got married and had kids.

      • Anonymous

        November 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

        Brown Barbie I agree definitely 💯💯💯 with u..👏👏👏

      • Kimberly C.

        November 28, 2019 at 9:24 am

        Scott is a working doctor. Do you know how difficult it is for any working doctor to take care of a house full of kids by themselves? Let’s not forget that Contessa, also a working doctor, made sure they had a nanny to aid them in balancing having kids and being working doctors before the show and their first season on the show. So even she knows it’s not easy. So what if Scott stressed about it? Does he not have a right to? He still did what he had to do and never told her to leave school. She made that choice on her own because she couldn’t handle her own kids telling her she wasn’t around enough. And that’s the truth. It’s absurd to even say that he turned the kids against her. Kids aren’t stupid. They know when a parent is absent way too much. Scott may not be perfect but he’s not the selfish and unsupportive husband she’s making him out to be. It’s unfortunate that viewers like yourself are running with such a negative narrative about him because Contessa doesn’t want to take any responsibility for the choices that she made. This man has been supportive from the start. The issue is Contessa wants to act like a single woman and come and go as she pleases like she did when she didn’t have kids and a husband. She’d definitely be singing a different tune if it was Scott doing all this traveling/going back to school out the state mess and left her with a house full of kids. Yall would be bashing him too. It’s like he can’t win. Men are often trash but Scott is nowhere near what Contessa and fans are trying to paint him out to be now.

        • Erica

          November 29, 2019 at 5:17 pm

          You are spot on

        • Nannio

          November 30, 2019 at 12:47 am

          I agree with you completely. She is not single and has real responsibility to her entire family. A year is a long time when you’re living in it. She should have done school close to home

      • Mo

        November 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

        Spot on!! He needs to stop complaining

        • Skeptic

          November 28, 2019 at 9:59 am

          He complains no more than Contessa does.

      • Skeptic

        November 28, 2019 at 9:58 am

        “Of course he took care of THEIR kids while she was gone, who else would? He’s their father and is just as much responsible for those children as she is.”

        Funny you say that because Scott is actually more responsible for the kids than she is. That’s exactly why he’s not the one leaving the state for days at a time to take classes. Contessa became a weekend parent but has the nerve to sit up here and play victim for sympathy and a storyline.

      • Jacqueline Wms

        November 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

        BrownBarbie I totally agree with you!

    • Logic

      November 28, 2019 at 9:56 am

      I agree maybe its something we’re all.missing because she appears selfish most of the time

      • LP

        November 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

        When the show just started she was more busier than Scott, and Scott was the one at home most of the times taking care of the kids. That’s why Contessa quit her job in the first place. I must give a thumb up to him for always being there for his kids. And we must remember when she did the operation to removed her breast, who was the one taking care of kids? Scott!!

    • Dee

      November 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Absolutely. She os an attention seeker. I cant stand her after how she tried tk say that Toya tried to intentionally harm her. She is awful and loves to play victim. Its
      her childhood history. Id like to see her exir the show. She has a great husband!

    • Laurie

      November 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      I agree Anonymous.

    • Linda

      November 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      I agree with you wholeheartedly. I was just saying the exact same thing! I don’t know why she all of a sudden the victim. And she acts like that’s all she can think or talk about!!!

    • BAJ

      November 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      I love both of you guys. Stay positive, especially around the kids. Just remember why you guys fell in love and why you married each other. Dont leave any openings for Satan to step in and destroy your marriage

    • Noel

      November 30, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      Ding, ding, ding — I think we have a winner here!! My thoughts exactly.

    • Houston

      December 1, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      I have the same questions. She is struggling for a storyline. She had tried to be on the show once before and was rejected. She seems as if she would do anything to stay on the show. She is all over the place with her ambition. She wants to be a doctor, then a stat at home mom, then she chooses an out of state school when she wants to be a doctor again and becomes a stay away from home mom that complains about how Scott cleans the house and his cooking. She quits the program without discussing anything with her husband and now blames her husband. She is not a victim or a repressed wife whose husband is holding her back. She is trying to stay on the show. Sad.

  4. Troll

    November 27, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I still don’t understand why she couldn’t just go to school in Atlanta. Did she ever explain why she couldn’t?

    • BrownBarbie

      November 28, 2019 at 3:14 am

      Maybe schools in Atlanta or locally did not have the program she wanted.

    • Kimberly Williams

      November 28, 2019 at 5:31 am

      She said the ptogram in Nashville was only a year instead of 2 and the program was much cheaper there then in Atlanta. Still don’t get why she chose to quite like that when it was other options.

    • Bettina Jones

      November 28, 2019 at 6:06 am

      Exactly. Drama for nothing.

    • JG

      November 28, 2019 at 7:50 am

      She explained the program in Atlanta would take 4 years vs the other school was a 2 year program.

      • Nika

        November 29, 2019 at 11:27 am

        no the school in Atlanta was a year longer than the one in Tennessee and a lil more expensive. Still no excuse,as a mother if I could afford it I would have chosen the school in Atlanta because its what’s best for my family and she also mentioned Tennessee had the best program.

    • Jacqueline Wms

      November 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Troll she chose that one because the ones in Atlanta would take much longer than the one she chose. I think the one she chose would take 2 years and the ones in Atlanta would take 4 years,

  5. blackrose

    November 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    When she cursed toy out and insulted her husband she said that she did it in defense of her wonderful great supportive husband. Now all of a sudden he is the enemy. She very well could have found a program in Atlanta. She has children. I was kind of hoping that this was a fake story line because when you have young children it’s very difficult to just up and leave when it’s not an absolute necessity. They have money where is the nanny. And then he could have helped him on those days that she was away. She needs to get off of this shell before she loses her husband. Don’t let the world see the cracks in your relationship

    • deb dyson

      November 27, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      I agree she’s a big cry baby and I’m over it. Her baby girl told her she was gone so much she could hardly remember her, what has her husband got to do with that? Her kids told her they needed her. Looks to me she’s done everything she wanted except hire a nanny to help her husband while she was away and taking classes in the city, might have taken longer but, there wouldn’t be all this strife.

      • Ash

        November 28, 2019 at 4:53 am


  6. LYDIA. Edwards

    November 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I’m in favor of Contessa it could be that the program she’s in is the classes is out of Atlanta why is he acting like he’s taking care of someone else’s children sit with his wife and work towards finding a nanny because if she was still active he would’ve had to do it

    • BrownBarbie

      November 28, 2019 at 3:16 am


    • Nika

      November 29, 2019 at 11:35 am

      The show has nothing to do with the poor choices she is making. The ones that’s talking about scott is being selfish, no he’s not, he needs his wife too that’s not being selfish if the shoes was on the other foot yall would be saying how wrong he is for leaving her with the kids. Why have children of your gonna hire a nanny to care for them. Kids are smart and truth tellers, Scott’s not turning the kids on her, she’s doing that on her own. Why you think the oldest daughter started acting out in school.

  7. Lauren

    November 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Contessa is a pretty woman. She needs to be careful because she’s about to let this show ruin her marriage.

  8. katy louu

    November 27, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    IMO, Contessa has been off since her operation and the reality is, hormones were affected/altered. She is suddenly all over the place. I really think she needs to get checked out.

  9. Marlo

    November 27, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Contessa is missing very valuable moments in her children’s lives. It broke my heart to hear her child tell her that she forgets her. YOUR a mother be there for your children. Totally selfish & then to blame it on your husband get a grip prioritize your life. Your children should be number 1!

  10. Marlo O

    November 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Contessa is missing very valuable moments in her children’s lives. It broke my heart to hear her child tell her that she forgets her. YOUR a mother be there for your children. Totally selfish & then to blame it on your husband get a grip prioritize your life. Your children should be number 1!

  11. Kim

    November 27, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    She doing this all for #CLOUD I hate #TheRealHouseWives that want all them to be so fake. You married that man for a reason. Now you changing for likes on Social Media. Get outta here. He loved you b4 you had likes. You’re an insecure chick to be acting like you do. #disgrace

  12. Ash

    November 28, 2019 at 4:52 am

    I know I’m not the only one that has watched when she started the show her husband has always been supportive of her and her career and she was the one who chose to take time off and stay home with her kids and even then he supported her decision. Now grant you , I get she wants to go back to school but ummm every chance she gets shes banishing her husband and acting like dude don’t do sh-t. Typical Gemini she could have chosen any medical school . She wanted to be away from her family n I think it’s all bs cuz she was happy asf when Toya got those strippers she was even flirting with one like girl bye

    • Valerie Mack

      November 28, 2019 at 8:49 am

      Anyone else notice that Contessa didn’t decide this until her ‘friend and Dr. from M2M Hollywood said she and her husband has conflicts because she’s in Hollywood and left her children in Fl with her husband. Now all of a sudden Contessa has to go to school and leave her children with her husband. This is created unnecessary drama. I would feel differently if she was doing this with sincere heart, but not mimicking someone else’s idea.

  13. Nancy

    November 28, 2019 at 5:34 am

    What did Scot expect a picnic?In a marriage you make sacrifices, but it cuts both ways. Seems to me only Contessa is the one making them! Not cool!

    • Disagree

      November 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

      How is Contessa the only one making sacrifices? It seems like to me Scott is the one who likes to make logical decisions. Most people can agree moving around all the time for the military isn’t best for children. Most people can agree that choosing to go back to school out of state when you have a husband and small kids isn’t the best choice. I think some of you are only ignoring Contessa’s irrationality because she’s a woman. Regardless, I think Scott has supported Contessa plenty. He supported her choice to do this reality show. He supported her choice to quit working and become a stay at home mom. And he supported her choice to go back to school. I think he just doesn’t care for how fickle Contessa is. And he doesn’t like what it does to their family life, but he has supported her anyway. Contessa is the one who chose to quit the program. She also was very critical of how Scott was taking care of the kids as well. Very unappreciative even.

  14. Norma Flores

    November 28, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Totally agree and frankly, I’m on Dr Scott’s side. She appears and acts arrogant.

  15. Miss Jones

    November 28, 2019 at 9:29 am

    She confuses me. First she was crying about working and not being able to see her children. Then she goes back to work and leave her kids AGAIN and now she’s complaining about her husband for trying to hold her down while she leaves the kids AGAIN for a far away school and all that is her husband fault? She is one confused lady and I think she hasn’t found #HERSELF and that’s the problem creating all these problems!

  16. Tasha Mack

    November 28, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Contessa need to leave this show frfr. She is going thru some things. I think her Dr Scott could have work things out. I don’t know why she drop out the program. There are other options.

  17. Ethel

    November 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    She is definitely selfish 100 percent

  18. Lyn

    November 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I’m an outsider looking in on a highly edited show. My question for Contessa is after baby #2, when IS a good time to be home or in the SAME STATE/COUNTRY as your children? I’m not a child or spouse of a military member however the separation is hard on everyone involved. Maybe a good compromise would be for Tessa to attend a local school where she’s home daily. The separation is hurting her children to the point of the eldest is acting out in a negative way. Praying for a resolution.

  19. Babster

    November 28, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Just a quick question Dr. Contessa. Why go all the way to Nashville? Vanderbilt is a good program, but Emory in Atlanta has the Rollins School of Public Health, and it would meet the path to becoming Surgeon General as Center for Disease Control is in Atlanta. I don’t think Scott wants to step on your dreams, but Sister girl you had children and made a commitment. Enroll in Rollins M it keeps you home near the family and Scott won’t complain and you won’t need to cry when your children talk about missing you. Go do you but don’t sacrifice your family. Best of Luck

  20. MrsJ

    November 29, 2019 at 2:20 am

    She sounds stupid. Quit blaming Scott. YOU chose to quit the program. The kids were affected too!what MOTHER leaves small children and go out of town to school? She got that surgery and lost her mind. Man up! Be a mom. You complained 1st about not being there to c them. Stop working then need help. Confuscious

  21. Koco

    December 1, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t have sympathy for either one of them. Regular ppl like myself are away from home 12 hrs a day thanks to my commute to and from work, and still have to come home to 3 boys to cook, clean and help with homework. If I had their money I could afford help. Hell, with help I could spend more time with my kids. Their problems seem so fixable to me. They gonna let this show ruin their marriage.

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