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Vicki Gunvalson

When a couple divorces, it is expected for them to go through child custody negotiations, but what about friendship custody negotiations? Obviously that’s not a legal matter, but sometimes it can be tough to pick sides when two friends break up. Apparently Kelly Dodd and Michael Dodd are sharing custody of Vicki Gunvalson in the wake of their split.

Based on watching Real Housewives of Orange County, I had no idea that Vicki and Michael had any sort of relationship, but it turns out that Vicki’s man Steve Lodge and Michael have a strong bond. Again, this is something I never picked up on, but now Vicki and Steve are hanging with Michael sans Kelly and they found him a new love interest.

Instagram Roundup: Erika Jayne, Kristin Cavallari, Shannon Beador, Briana DeJesus, & More!

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, there were a lot of reality TV stars posting on social media this week. From the couples photos, to the proud single ladies, to the mother/daughter valentines, there were a lot of sweet photos to choose from for this week’s edition of Instagram Roundup.

Southern Charm alum Landon Clements shared a Valentine’s Day photo with former Bachelor lead Ben Flajnik at a winery. Was this a date? A friend date? A reach for attention? Or something else entirely? Porsha Williams shared a photo with giant bouquet of flowers with a caption about a secret admirer.

Meghan Edmonds

When most Housewives leave the show, it’s usually followed by some made up stories about how they left of their own accord and that they are moving on to bigger opportunities- something that no one believes. That does not seem to be the case with Meghan Edmonds after her recent departure from Real Housewives of Orange County.  The mother of one is pregnant with twin boys, moving on with her life away from the reality TV cameras, and focusing on her family.

Meghan revealed that her family broke ground to build their new home. Spoiler alert: it’s not in Orange County, California, so the likelihood of a Meghan guest appearance next season is not likely. And in all honesty, it really seems like she doesn’t care- unlike the two other women who are trying to spin the story who will not be returning next year.

Shannon & David limo ride

Considering that the demise of his marriage played out during the last few Real Housewives of Orange County seasons, it’s not too surprising that David Beador will not be on the show next season. The fans heard all about his affair, watched him renew his vows with Shannon Beador, and eat potato chips in front of her while she was on a diet before she confirmed the end of their marriage during the reunion taping.

It seems like a given that David would be off the show now that he and Shannon aren’t together, but thanks to Housewives ex-husbands like Peter Thomas and Frank Catania, who are very present on their exes’ shows, this is something that needs to be clarified. Even so, David did seem uncomfortable in front of the camera, so it isn’t at-all shocking that he’s done with the show. Plus he has a new girlfriend these days.

Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion - Peggy Sulahian

Most of the Real Housewives of Orange County fans will rejoice over this news: Peggy Sulahian will not be back next season. She seemed like a nice enough person, but she really didn’t fit in with the cast at all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since the last season of the show was its worst one yet.

Nevertheless, a cast shake up was much-needed. Peggy was not super close with any of her costars, she was not (intentionally) funny, and she just wasn’t a big hit with (most of) the fans. So did she leave the show or was she fired?

Instagram Roundup: Rasheeda Frost, Kim Zolciak, Luann de Lesseps, & More!

There is just so much reality TV action to keep up with, from the shows themselves, to the latest headlines in between seasons, and then there are all of the social media posts. No need to worry about keeping up with the Instagram posts though. This week’s Instagram Roundup has you covered with all of the best, weirdest, and most interesting reality TV star photos from the week.

There were plenty of family friendly photos this week. Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks shared a very real photo with her daughter Palmer. Bachelor couple Sean Lowe and (pregnant) Catherine Giudici Lowe posed for an adorable pic with their son Samuel. Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovsky hung out with his dog and his son Shai. Janelle Evans shared a photo of husband David Eason with their family. Princess Love showed off her baby bump at the six month mark of her pregnancy.

lydia mclaughlin orange county

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.”

Meghan Edmonds Consulted Her Psychic Mystic Michaela Before Quitting Real Housewives Of Orange County

On one hand, it’s pretty surprising that Meghan Edmonds left Real Housewives of Orange County. She was all about sharing her first pregnancy on the show, so I figured that she would love to talk about being pregnant with twin boys. Then again, she really hasn’t contributed to the drama after her first season cancer investigation, so it was about time for her to leave.

Not only that, but she’s basically living in St. Louis with her husband Jim Edmonds, so unless there’s a Real Housewives of St. Louis, it doesn’t make sense for Meghan to be a Real Housewife. Even so, Meghan recently admitted that leaving the show was actually a tough decision to make. She even consulted her psychic Mystic Michaela, who appeared on Real Housewives of Orange County this past season.