2017 has been a banner year for the cursed reality TV marriage. It seemed like every time we blinked another reality star filed for divorce!
Some were predictable (ahem Luann de Lesseps and Shannon Beador), while others came as a complete surprise (like Little Women: LA‘s Briana Renee FINALLY kicking sleazy Matt Ericson to the curb or Dr. Jackie Walter‘s husband being caught cheating). And in the middle there were a whole host of other unlucky in love really stars. Including a who a few who actually tied the knot ON TV – only to split in front of the cameras as well.
Below is our rundown of 2017’s reality star divorces. Here’s hoping for many less in 2018!
It’s a family-filled time of year for all of your favorite reality stars who have been posting a lot of photos in between Christmas and the New Year. It seems like everyone went on a family vacation this week… just in time to share some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup.
I feel like I didn’t really get a chance to know Lizzie Rosvsek during her first (and only) season as a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and apparently I’m not the only one who felt that way since her divorce filing fell under the radar for over two months. Wow. That’s long time.
Lizzie filed for divorced from her husband Christian Rovsek on October 19, so how are we just finding out about it now? Was an intern making the rounds with a search through a Real Housewives of Orange County alumni database just hoping for some legal updates? I have no idea how this is making news now, but at least her family had some privacy for a couple months.
With Christmas fast-approaching, there is so much to enjoy from decorating, from holiday shows to even turning up with friends. Your favorite reality stars celebrated the holidays a little bit early and shared some photos just in time for this week’s Instagram Roundup.
It’s the end of a disappointing season for The Real Housewives Of Orange County, especially for Peggy Sulahian who, unless Bravo is even more desperate than we imagine, will likely be a one-season wonder. Peggy’s perpetual confusion and resting stank-face did nothing to endear her to viewers. She also didn’t seem to enjoy herself on the show – like, ever. Thus, here are (likely) the last words and testament of the housewife who might have been but never was. She came, she saw, she locked herself in a hotel room! Then she sat at the reunion and mean-mugged Andy Cohen for two hours. Good times!
Peggy doesn’t think Shannon Beador acted with class this season, reflecting, “The funny part is when Shannon says, ‘I’m old school, and I have manners, and those manners flew out the flippin’ door, this year.’ Well, that explains all that I experienced with her. If “manners out the flippin’ door” is her explanation of why she ‘reacted’ that way with everyone, then I must accept it. Looking back and based on what Tamra [Judge] said about Shannon’s denial about her marriage, it could make sense, but the jury’s out.” Peggy says she does have sympathy for Shannon going through a painful divorce, though.
Tamicki love each other – they really love each other! Included in this pile of re-love was Shannon Beador. Who may never really forgive David Vicki, but she’ll never get over him her either.
It was the perfect way to end things. And hopefully they’ll truly move on. After all, just how many seasons can we stretch out the indomitable Brooks Ayers drama (it’s going on 5 seasons now!)? We get it – he’s scum, and Vicki was an innocent virginal angel duped because of her saintly loving heart.
Anyone who watches Real Housewives of Orange County knows that Kelly Dodd does not hold back when she has a drink or two in her. Hell, she doesn’t hold back when she’s dead sober. This season Kelly managed to be to strike that perfect balance of being a “tell it like it is” person and someone who is likable and enjoyable to watch.
Now that the worst season in RHOC history is over and the reunion episodes have aired, Kelly is spilling all of the details on what really went down behind the scenes. She gets into why she didn’t go with Vicki Gunvalson to the Iceland hospital, why production had no idea Kelly was going to be at The Quiet Woman the night Shannon Beador threw a full plate of food at her, and which cast members need to get the boot next season.