August 28, 2006 12:00 PM

With two marriages behind her (she divorced Ashley Hamilton in 1994 and had her 2002 union to Rick Salomon annulled) Doherty knows all about breakups. Here she riffs on her new show and some old habits.

ON HER SOFTER SIDE I cried when certain people [on the show] broke up because I felt they didn’t deserve to be dumped. I felt their heart break. But I am holding their hands through it and I can look at them and say, “I’ve been here. I know what you’re feeling right now.”

ON BAD BOYS I wish I’d grown out of my bad-boy phase much sooner. But every girl has to go through it. A bunch of us on the set were talking about it the other day. If you have an amazing guy or a bad boy, you go for the bad boy. It’s just that rawness and that feeling of rebelling.

ON BEING SINGLE Oh my God. I haven’t had a date in forever. Three or four guys [on the show] have been like, “Hey, you wanna go grab coffee?” And, I’m like, “Aww, that’s cute.”

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