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Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 12 Recap – Revisit All The Drama From Last Season!

Tonight we welcome Real Housewives Of Orange County back into our collective consciousness. I may be the lone one, but I’m excited! Before moving into new dramas let’s recap what happened last season!

Season 12 of Real Housewives Of Orange County certainly had its high points (Vicki Gunvalson‘s Blanket Jackson moment in Iceland) and low points (Peggy. Period.).

Lydia McLaughlin returned to use free advertising for the launch of her new magazine after a long hiatus to contemplating what Alexis Jesus would do as a Real Housewife, and Vicki remained – and remained on the outs with everyone. Heather Dubrow decided she didn’t want to expose her marriage to anymore speculative gossip and quit, so instead enter: Peggy Sulahian. Someone in casting was on Vicki’s Vodka that day!

Reality TV Star 4th Of July Photos: Yolanda Hadid, Kandi Burruss, The Situation, Kandi Burruss & More

Even though Fourth of July was on a Wednesday this year, plenty of reality TV stars still managed to celebrate the party in the middle of the week. Some of them got away to celebrate and others just kicked it in their own backyard with their families.

Vicki Gunvalson hung out with her man Steve Lodge in Huntington Beach, California while her daughter Briana Culberson, son-in-law Ryan Culberson, and grandsons hung out with her ex-husband Donn Gunvalson in North Carolina.

Former Atlanta Housewife Phaedra Parks took her two sons Ayden and Dylan to an Atlanta Braves game- all decked out in red, white, and blue in honor of the holiday.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 13 - Shannon & Kelly head to Jamaica

The First Ladies of Bravo are soon to be upon us again! Bravo just announced that Real Housewives Of Orange County is coming back for season 13 with some casting surprises in store!

I’m probably the last surviving Real Housewives Of Orange County fan, but oh well! After years of toxicity I am so ready for a redemption season where Vicki Gunvalson is back in Tamra Judge‘s good graces (at least temporarily) and Shannon Beador is out on the dating scene and kicking David Beador where it counts. In the bank account, naturally! I’d also love to see the zany fun Shannon of her first season again. 

Instagram Roundup: Kim Zolciak, Jenelle Evans, Peta Murgatroyd, Tamra Judge, & More!

On television, most reality TV stars are focused on the drama, which makes perfect sense it’s a job, but in real life most of your favorite reality TV stars are all about the family time. Or at least that’s what they’re sharing on Instagram these days.

Former New Jersey Housewife Caroline Manzo spent quality time with her granddaughter Marchesa- a photo that she decided to caption with some Kanye West lyrics, which is very unexpected to say the least. Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her two kids had a dance party with Mickey Mouse.

Reality Star Easter & Passover Photos- Leah Messer, Yandy Smith, Fredrik Eklund, , & More

A lot of your favorite reality TV shows shared photos from their Easter and Passover celebrations with their families.

Real Housewives alums Heather Dubrow and Siggy Flicker had double the fun and celebrated both Easter and Passover- and documented both holidays, with photos, of course.

Potomac Housewife Monique Samuels enjoyed an egg hunt with her children and neighbors. Farrah Abraham’s daughter Sophia Abraham, Cary Deuber’s daughter Zuri, Ali Fedotowsky’s daughter Molly, and other reality TV offspring celebrated Easter by hunting for eggs.

Instagram Roundup: Scheana Marie, Margaret Josephs, Shannon Beador, Sonja Morgan, & More!

It feels like Christmas Eve for reality TV fans. There are so many new seasons on the way and that means that your favorite reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.

Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge was a good sport holding up an orange for the Real Housewives of Orange County opening credits…while she leaned on a scooter with her broken foot. New York Housewife Sonja Morgan shared a photo from one of her on-camera interview looks. Sonja’s costar Tinsley Mortimer ditched the glam squad (for a moment, at least) and  put on her own lip gloss.

Other reality stars shared photos hanging out with their kids like Teen Mom stars Javi Marroquin, Kail Lowry, and Leah Messer. Kristin Cavallari enjoyed spring break with her children. Rachel Zoe shared a sweet selfie with her two sons.

One of the more random photos from this week was of Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lydia Mclaughlin and Zac Efron- which was for her magazine, of course.

Check out all of those photos and more in this week’s edition of Instagram Roundup in the gallery below.

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Another Real Housewives of Orange County cast member is out the door! Last month it was Meghan King Edmonds making the announcement and now it’s Lydia McLaughlin quitting the show…again!

Lydia took to her personal blog to share the news with fans of the show. She shared, “RHOC has given me a great platform and I’m grateful for that. However, I feel like I can only handle this show one season at a time. I need a break! There is a lot of good that comes from the show, but also a lot of negativity.”

Peggy Sulahian Hints That She & Lydia McLaughlin Will Be Back Next Season On Real Housewives Of Orange County

It’s no secret that the last Real Housewives of Orange County season was an utter disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, that will not stop me from watching every single episode next season (multiple times), but I at least hope that it gets better from here on out.

The first improvement that I would make (if I ever had any power) is to reboot the cast. Unfortunately it appears like I will not get my wish.