Real Housewives of Orange County

Shannon Beador

Out of all the Real Housewives shows, Real Housewives of Orange County has been around the longest. Unfortunately, this means that this cast has had the most shake up. I mean, Vicki Gunvalson is the only original cast member to stick around. Heather Dubrow and Meghan Edmonds will not return, but now it’s official that Shannon Beador will be back on RHOC.

Shannon will be joining Vicki, Tamra Judge, and the newly returning (and insanely boring) Lydia McLaughlin. I just want to know how I’m hearing about this decision before hearing a confirmation that Kelly Dodd will be back. Love her or hate her, we need Kelly back on this show.

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Lydia McLaughlin - RHOC Season 8 Secrets Revealed

Out of all the former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members, I never ever expected Lydia McLaughlin to make a return, but it is being reported that she is. She is one of the few former Housewives that hasn’t been fame whoring to stay relevant so I just never thought she would to return. Plus, she actually quit (instead of being fired) because it wasn’t the right fit for her. So it’s pretty shocking that she’s about to come back.

No offense to everyone else in the cast, but Lydia just always seemed like she was way too good of a person to be on this show. There is not a reason in the world to dislike Lydia, but I just felt like she was too nice to be on RHOC. She never really got into it with the other women and the only remotely scandalous thing about her was her pot-loving mom- whom we all loved.

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Tamra-Judge-Erased-Family

It so hard to know what to believe when it comes to Tamra Judge’s estranged relationship with her daughter Sidney Barney. For everyone who watches Real Housewives of Orange County, it’s possible to go for the narrative that has Tamra’s ex husband Simon Barney controlling Sidney’s opinions about Tamra. Then there are these other accusations that Tamra is actually a “monster mom.” Either way, the result is the same: Tamra hasn’t seen her daughter in years and she considers herself to be an “erased mom” who has participated in a documentary about erased family members.

I have to admit that I feel really awkward writing this one. This is obviously a very sensitive topic for everyone involved and it’s just legitimately tough to know what’s actually true as a total outsider who’s attempting to observe. Is Tamra’s participation in this documentary a last ditch effort to appeal to Sidney? Or is this just making their private family struggle way more public than it needs to be?

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RHOA Season 4

Reality Tea is ranking of every, single Housewife from every, single season from almost every Real Housewives franchise. You can find Part 1 of our rankings here. Now we finally return with Part 2 (aka the big ole mush in the middle)!

In Part 1 we mostly covered most Housewives who were either too crazy to be legit, or didn’t make much of an impact, or were just so miscast and off it was painful. Some of them were too nice, or too timid, or not rich enough, or too desperate. If she’s only a Housewife for a season, there’s usually a reason!

Below we continue to analyze and dissect the ladies from Real Housewives Of New JerseyReal Housewives Of AtlantaReal Housewives Of PotomacReal Housewives Of New YorkReal Housewives Of Beverly HillsReal Housewives Of DallasReal Housewives of Miami, and Real Housewives Of Orange County. We’re skipping the short-lived Real Housewives Of DC, because no one even remembers who they are. Well except for one…

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Brooks Ayers fires back at Vicki Gunvalson's daughter

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).

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Vicki defends her role in Kill All Cancer

I am aware that Vicki Gunvalson is great at selling insurance, but none of her attempts at “business ventures” ever seem to work out. I have no idea why she doesn’t stick to what she knows instead of thinking that she isn’t too polarizing to sell anything other than insurance. After the failed ventures that include diamonds, a wine venture, bacon flavored vodka brand and a suspicious cancer charity, Vicki announced that she is going to launch her own app.

Why? Can’t she just continue arguing with people on Real Housewives of Orange County and providing people with insurance with the occasional sponsored Instagram post in between? Apparently not. Vicki thinks that people want to turn to her for life advice on a daily basis.

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Shannon-Beador-Tamra-Judge-injections

It’s no secret that the Real Housewives love anything that could possibly make them look more youthful. I just figured they would go to the top doctors to get these procedures done. Although that does seem to be the case, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador decided to take the needle in their own hands during a recent trip to a plastic surgery office.

That cannot be legal, right? Hopefully they were just posing for the camera and not actually injecting each other with whatever was in the needles. I’m also wondering who took this photo. I’m hoping that Tamra had her arm stretched out for a selfie. Or the Bravo camera crew took it, perhaps.

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Heather Dubrow Quits The Real Housewives Of Orange County

Ladies and gentlemen, Fancy Pants is leaving the building. Heather Dubrow announced today that she will not return for season 12 of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. This comes right on the heels of news breaking that fellow OC Housewife Meghan Edmonds will also be leaving the show.

Citing reasons that include a desire to spend more time with her family and a wish to pursue other career ventures, Heather says she reached a “tipping point” with RHOC, and the time was right to go. In an official statement, Heather wrote “These past five years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture … However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career.”

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