As Emily and Shane Simpson have been tackling the existing problems in their marriage on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," they have subsequently had to face additional issues and accusations from Shane's previous marriage as they recently resurfaced.

In 2008, Shane was accused of "sexually, physically, and emotionally abusing his first wife, Miriam," according to Orange County Superior Court documents. As reported by Radar Online, Miriam stated that Shane had been physically abusive to her in a declaration made after divorce papers were filed.

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The previous marriage, which took place before Emily and Shane began appearing on "RHOC," also involved accusations of addiction issues. Per Radar Online, Miriam revealed that Shane "used and took prescription medications of others to quell his habit."

Continuing, she added that she felt "trapped and hopeless as a result of excessive control and lack of liberties." This, she said, resulted in various medical conditions due to the stress. It remains unclear from the paperwork that was filed if Miriam had ever reported any of the events to police.

Shane has denied all of the aforementioned allegations. Instead, he stated that it was Miriam who took the children from Orange County to Utah unbeknownst to him, adding that she also refused to allow visitation at certain points.

As for what the "RHOC" stars have been doing in order to work on their marriage, on the Sept. 10 episode, Emily began to confront Shane about what she sees as his "condescending tone." Additionally, it has also been reported that Emily feels "completely neglected" by her husband, which may have come as a result of Shane living in a hotel while he studied for the bar. Ultimately, he would go on to fail the test in February, but reportedly took it for a second time in July and is awaiting his newest results.

However, Emily recently revealed to TooFab that there has been a positive outcome to the show, as she has noticed an "up-swing" in her marriage that she attributes to the Bravo program. "I think sometimes, maybe the best therapy is actually watching yourself back because I really feel like maybe Shane was not self-aware," she divulged, adding that she believes he has started to "really put effort into being completely different, and I have to give him credit for that. Definitely."

"Real Housewives Of Orange County" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Bravo.

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County" stars Emily Simpson (left) and Tamra Judge. Phillip Faraone/Bravo