Real Housewives of Orange County has been around a LONG time. Vicki Gunvalson is the longest running cast member of RHOC. Close behind her is frenemy Tamra Judge. When they were fired, it was a bit of a shock to viewers. To them? It was a huge shock, considering these dos amigas can’t stop talking about the show.
Regardless of their shock and longevity on RHOC, the show went on this week. We met Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, who popped a cork in Braunwyn Windham Burkes’ face. We watched Kelly Dodd ride a ferris wheel and sexually harass an 18-year-old. Of course, Shannon Beador was doing her usual “I’m so happy” dance because it’s the first episode. Gina Kirschenheiter is now living in a townhome (to Shannon’s HORROR!) and Emily Simpson is just feeling great. Not only because of her new hip, but because Tamra and Vicki are gone!
In an exclusive interview with ET, Emily shared over video chat that she feels, “like the dynamic among the cast members is much more real and authentic.” Or at least as authentic as you can get on a reality show.
Emily said, “I don’t think there’s a lot of the normal manipulation going on where, you know, you feel like you’re not on a reality show, you feel like you’re on Survivor, where you’re trying to make alliances with people so you don’t get kicked off the Housewife Island.”
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This is code for – no one is faking cancer. Emily continued to ET saying, “that’s really basically what I felt like for the last two years was, like, I’m just trying to be friends with someone so that I don’t get kicked off the Housewife Island.” Sounds like she’s just been doing her job! But I digress.
Emily concludes that, “this season, I felt like I was less on the defense and more able to be myself and just have real relationships with the other cast members.”All jokes aside, I do already see this happening. Not the actual friendship part, but the “authentic” and more realistic part.
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Obviously, they’re filming during COVID. But Braunwyn’s secret was pretty major. Also, Gina showing that she downsized considerably is real, considering the fact that a lot of other OC housewives would have just rented a house to play pretend.
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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT EMILY’S COMMENTS? IS THE SHOW MORE AUTHENTIC WITHOUT VICKI AND TAMRA? ARE YOU WATCHING THIS SEASON?
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