Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson has really gone through the wringer this season. Her friendship with Gina Kirschenheiter has been on the rocks, and she’s had to deal with petty BS from mean girls Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. On top of that, her marriage has been on full meltdown mode.
Emily’s husband, Shane Simpson, has not been present for her or the kids. He left his family for an extended period of time to study for the bar exam. Not only did he not pass, but he admitted he didn’t miss his family. Then he didn’t show up to watch Emily perform on stage at a Vegas show for their own anniversary. Sounds like husband of the year material to me! So where are he and Emily at now?
In an interview with Us Weekly, Emily dished on their relationship’s current status, and how watching the show and reading social media made Shane realize he was acting like a douchebag. I guess social media can do some good after all!
Emily said, “Shane and I are really good [now]…when we started filming, we were just not in the best place in our marriage…we were on a down and he doesn’t particularly like filming, so he acts like he doesn’t like filming. It was hard, it was difficult.” What does Shane actually like? I haven’t seen him get excited about anything except avoiding his wife.
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She was then asked if Shane didn’t want to film anymore, would she choose being with him or keep filming the show? Emily said, “Well, I would choose my husband, yeah. I feel like he goes along with it because he doesn’t wanna tell me what to do. But he goes along with it like a child doesn’t want to get dressed and go to school, so they kind of like kick and scream…it’s hard.”
That’s twice now Emily has said it was hard to deal with Shane. She has the patience of a saint. Is she sure they are in a good place? Apparently, thanks to social media, things are much better between the two of them.
She said, “I think him watching the episodes and then seeing what everybody is saying on social media, I feel like that was probably the kick in the pants that he needed to be like, oh ok, I’m not nice sometimes and I don’t talk really nice to my wife and I do need to change.”
Hey, whatever it takes! It hasn’t been comfortable watching Shane treat Emily the way he has. Still, Emily seemed to give her husband a free pass for his bad behavior because it makes good TV. She said, “I feel like he’s just a good villain…everybody likes a good villain. He was trending on twitter!”
Let’s hope that in the future, Shane starts trending on Twitter for being an amazing husband, and a great family man. Odds are hell will freeze over first, but here’s to hoping!
TELL US – DO YOU THINK EMILY AND SHANE HAVE TURNED THEIR RELATIONSHIP AROUND? OR DO YOU THINK THEY WILL GET A DIVORCE? WILL SHANE TREAT EMILY BETTER NEXT SEASON?
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