When the last Real Housewives of Orange County season started, I could not stand Kelly Dodd. As more episodes aired, I grew to be even more annoyed. Then there were was a slight shift in the tide and I actually felt bad for Kelly during that hellish Ireland trip.
Even though I couldn’t believe Kelly brought up Tamra Judge’s relationship with her estranged daughter on top of pretty much everything else Kelly did before that trip, I still felt like Tamra, Heather Dubrow, and Shannon Beador were ganging up on Kelly and trying to instigate her. I am still trying to figure out how I feel about Kelly, but she definitely earned her spot and allowed us all to move on from the Brooks Ayers saga that was still lingering from the season before. That’s why I’m pretty pleased Andy Cohen confirmed Kelly’s return.
Judge me if you must but I have to keep it real when I admit that I’ve seen every single Real Housewives episode multiple times. With that said, I cannot help favoring some story lines over others – the Real Housewives story lines that got dragged out way longer than they ever should have.
Some of these plot lines were juicy at first, but just got beat to the ground. Then there are other things that happened that none of us cared about, yet they got dragged out for two or more seasons. Either way, there are plenty of story lines that did more than outstay their welcome.
Unfortunately for the ladies, the cast members of Real Housewives don’t always have the best boyfriends and husbands. Sometimes that makes for good TV and other times it’s just genuinely sad to watch and hear about. Nevertheless, there are Real Housewives husbands and fathers that you would never want to date if you had the chance – at least in my opinion.
These dudes are the worst of the worst: from the cheaters to the jail birds to the fame hungry. These are not the kind of men that you would want to be with, but they managed to end up with reality TV’s finest (and some of them did make for better reality TV viewing).
Meghan dishes on Vicki – and much, much more – in a recent interview on The Domenick Nati Show. But first, Meghan has some ideas about adding fresh blood to the RHOC cast. Friends with Audrina Patridge from The Hills, Meghan says that Audrina would make a great Real Housewife. “I’d love it! She has a baby; she’s my age. Right there, that’s a lot in common. She breastfed, I breastfed.” Mmmkay. Twinsies, then!
Apparently rumors that Kelly has a secret boyfriend named Frank have been well-known through the OC, and several cast members heard them prior to filming, during, or after.
“This is like not new news in Newport. I’ve heard it; we’ve all heard it… We’ve been hearing it forever,” declares Tamra. “For me, it’s like a rumor, so none of us brought it up on the show.” (Except Shannon…)
I never thought I would mention Vicki Gunvalson and Ramona Singer in the same sentence, yet here I am. No, there isn’t some sort of Housewives crossover happening,- although that would really be the dream. The two were both on a panel at Mohegan Sun’s anniversary party, so of course they were asked a million questions and it always comes back to the boy drama for these shows. Naturally, they both dished on being single after the very public demise of their previous relationships.
It seems like Ramona came out stronger than ever after her divorce from Mario Singer who she found out was cheating on her in the press. On the flip side, Vicki is still reeling from her relationship with Brooks Ayers and the cancer scam even though she already has a new boyfriend. Nevertheless, they both know what it’s like to have their love lives in the Real Housewives spotlight.
Listening to Vicki talk about how her life was affected by cancer and how she really believed Brooks Ayers actually had cancer was tough to watch and aside from that it was obviously a poor PR move after all the negative press she had last year. I also did not understand the charity at all, but now it has been shut down (at least the website) and Vicki is doing what she can to backpedal and distance herself after hyping it up and starring in that awkward commercial.
Tamra insists she wasn’t instigating with Shannon Beador and Vicki, she wanted them to address things and move on. “I brought up the voicemail to Vicki because she could at least say “thank you” to Shannon and they could move on. After all, Shannon did reach out to see how she was doing and tell her she didn’t understand the severity of the accident. I think it was a big step for Shannon to approach Vicki and to tell her she was sorry. It seemed like Vicki clearly wanted to hold on to the fact Shannon didn’t see her at the hospital. Almost like she had the upper hand now.”