Laura Bruce (top L) and Todd Bruce (2nd from top L) with family Heather Bruce, Bailey Bruce, Whitney Bruce, Danielle Bruce, Levi Bruce, Dylan Bruce and Rex Bruce at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Losing their lavish lifestyle brought Laura and Todd Bruce and their seven kids to reality television.
Their show, Downsized did not generating much sympathy for the family. One red flag in their marriage has to do with how Todd and Laura managed their finances prior to their going broke. Laura said "she had no idea" about the amount of money (around $15,000) the family was spending each month dining out.
Here is information about their marriage and family.
Todd: Abt. 1970.
Laura Rumsey Bruce: Abt. 1970.
Todd and Laura Todd were married abt. 2005, ten months after their first date.
Todd has two children and Laura has five children.
- Bailey Rumsey: Born abt. 1993.
- Heather Bruce: Born abt. 1993.
- Levi Bruce: Born abt. 1995.
- Whitney Rumsey: Born abt. 1995.
- Rex Rumsey: Born abt. 1995.
- Dylan Rumsey: Born abt. 1995.
- Danielle Rumsey: Born abt. 2000.
Todd: Contractor, handyman, reality show (Downsized
Laura: Teacher, waitress, reality show (Downsized) participant.
Todd and Laura and their blended family live near Phoenix, Arizona.
Laura has one previous marriage and Todd has two previous marriages.
Quotes About the Marriage of Laura and Todd Bruce:
Laura: "When Todd and I are having low points in our marriage (as all marriages have), our kids bond together and show us what a family really is ... Because we make our family a priority, our financial loss has not affected us as much as most people might think. Yes, it has been a lifestyle change and yes it has been difficult, but it has also been a great opportunity to prove our commitment to this family and realize how resilient we are when things don't go the way we planned. Without these circumstances we would have never appreciated each other at the level we do now."
Source: "Laura Bruce on Episode 1 - Down but Not Out."
Todd: "I am uncertain about our financial-future, but I know that no matter what happens I will have the strength and love of my family to depend on."
Source: "Todd Bruce, 40." WeTV.com.