Being a Real Housewife isn’t an easy job, especially for the new girls on the show. Joining a Real Housewives show is usually an uphill battle. None of the Housewives want anyone coming for her crown. More times than not, the new girl is met with a very icy reception from the other cast members.
Luckily for Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter they had each other for support since they joined Real Housewives of Orange County at the same time. That still doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time though. Sure, they don’t have any actual drama, but they’re also not a part of the core group- not just yet. And we all know how much Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador dislike new cast members. They will have a lot to prove if they really want to be in the fold with the Orange County clique.
Shannon met Gina and Emily for the first time during the last episode at a group dinner that just had a super awkward ending: Kelly Dodd started making out with a guy in at the table and they all just left. It started out with Kelly and Vicki continuing their argument about Vicki setting up Kelly’s ex-husband with a friend and secretly going out on double dates with them. Then Emily and Gina threw in their two cents. Kelly was loving it since they were on her side, but Vicki and Shannon were not feeling the interjections from the new ladies since they have zero history with the group.
In a Bravo blog post, Shannon discussed meeting Emily and Gina. She wrote, “I am absolutely an emotional person, but I am rarely afraid. I was not nervous meeting Emily and Gina at all.”
Gina and Emily did not get that instant stamp of approval from Shannon. Shannon admitted, “From first impressions, I thought they both threw themselves and their opinions into a situation that they knew nothing about.”
Even so, Shannon does actually agree with Gina and Emily being on Kelly’s side. She just felt like it was way too soon for them to get involved. On the other hand, it’s like we are watching two separate shows at this point: one with Vicki, Shannon, Kelly, and Tamra Judge and then another with Emily and Gina. They need to merge into one group at some point.
Shannon concluded, “While I agree with Kelly that Vicki shouldn’t have set Michael up, I found it odd and inappropriate for them to vocalize such strong opinions about Vicki, a person they had just met. They jumped right in with some pretty strong language.”
TELL US-ARE EMILY & GINA GOOD ADDITIONS TO THE SHOW? DID THEY OVERSTEP BY SHARING THEIR OPINIONS ON VICKI & KELLY’S DRAMA? OR WERE THEY JUST JUMPING RIGHT INTO BEING REAL HOUSEWIVES?
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