As the latest season of Real Housewives of Orange County wrapped, it’s hard to name a bigger turn around than cast member Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She ended last season with what we thought was a hot and heavy marriage. She even had a vow renewal this season. All seemed….good?
But cracks quickly started to show. And some of the bombs she has dropped this season were pretty unexpected, even for the unconventional housewife. She admitted she was an alcoholic and spent the season not only battling it, but defending it to the likes of Gina Kirschenheiter and Kelly Dodd. She also admitted to some pretty heavy stuff within her seemingly perfect marriage. Those things included slapping husband, Sean Burke and just an overall vibe of her not being into him. Cut to her in the last episode coming out as a lesbian. While reports indicated she wanted to stay married, Braunwyn is busy having a full on relationship with her 29-year old girlfriend, Kris.
Shannon Beador really annoyed me on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County. She has never been one of my favorites but listening to her cry about coronavirus really got under my skin. As much as I want to relate to how hard it is, crying about being away from your boyfriend for two weeks is just not a real problem in my mind. Especially at her age.
To make matters worse, Shannon drank her way through the season. We watched over and over how she poured herself a drink for every occasion. And drunkenly accosting Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s kids at Braunwyn’s vow renewal was not a good look.
Erika Jayne just cannot seem to read the room. Despite being embroiled in many a lawsuit as the result of her husband, Tom Girardi, she just continues to show her whole a**.
A quick recap of all the drama, since it’s been hard to keep up. The couple announced they were filing for divorce just mere days before Tom was sued for embezzling money from the clients he is supposed to be helping. While some speculated that Erika was using divorce to distance herself from the legal side of things, she has also been named in the lawsuits. Then Erika went on a social media rampage, accusing Tom of cheating and doxxing his former flame. As if that wasn’t enough, a tone deaf Erika posted a glamour shot of herself to Instagram. Clearly, she’s oblivious, or just doesn’t care.
Now that we are 10 whole months in the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing just how many people it has affected. I feel like everyone has been touched by it in some way.
Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate when it comes to Bravo either. We’ve been reporting on all the stars who have fallen victim to the virus. Shannon Beador and her kids got it, which played out on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County. D’Andra Simmons of Real Housewives of Dallas was recently hospitalized for her experience with the virus. She has since been released and is doing better. Even Bravo Daddy Andy Cohen fought the virus in the early days of the pandemic hitting.
Shannon Storms Beador has really been working the “new me” edit on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Despite getting into some early trouble for possibly being elitist against Gina Kirschenheiter’s new house, she is really trying to come off as more likable.
She’s lost all her Vicki Gunvalson stress weight. She has a new man in her life (and all his kids too). She even has a new house, complete with a painted picture of her own face hanging in her gym. Presumably so she can stare into her own mug as motivation to work out. I don’t get it but I also don’t work out soooo……
Meghan King (formerly Meghan Edmonds) has come a long way since her Headband Detective persona on Real Housewives of Orange County. And while it’s been years since she’s been off the show, her personal life has remained firmly in the headlines.
It all started with her tumultuous divorce from perennial dad-jean wearing husband, Jim Edmonds. Things got messy and if we’re being honest, they still are. But Meghan seemed to move on in her own (lightening fast) way and found love with Christian Schauf. They were only together for six months but Meghan told us that he couldn’t take all the media attention. I wouldn’t be shocked if it also had something to do with the messy-ass state of her divorce but ok. We can believe both at the same time.
Unless you have been living under a rock, this past week has brought us one of the major entertainment scandals of 2020. As if it couldn’t get any more wild. The story involves Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, and the accusations that she is posing as a Spanish woman. Hilaria, born “Hilary” was born and raised in Massachusetts in case you were wondering.
Erm, Hilaria, has been out there saying she’s from Spain. She maintains that she has been back and forth between the US and Spain for years. It turns out her family does live there now, but she didn’t exactly grow up there. The devil is in the details and they are confusing to say the least. But one major thing that landed Hilaria in hot water was old footage of her with a distinctly Spanish accent. She even forgot the English word for cucumber in one clip. While the internet is busy skewering her, at least Hilaria has one housewife in her corner.
Real Housewives of Potomac is the gift that keeps on giving. As if this season wasn’t dramatic enough, the reunions and post season have continued to keep RHOP fans on the edge of our seats. I’m still not over the 90 minute reunion finale. While we beat the dead horse of Monique Samuels’ fight with Candiace Dillard Bassett, some other stones were thrown in the midst of that.
One such stone was embedded in Monique’s Binder of Sins and took a direct shot at castmate Gizelle Bryant’s man. According to Gizelle, she and ex-husband Jamal Bryant are very much together. Monique’s binder showed “proof” of him to continue being a “cheater cheater pumpkin eater”. Gizelle wasn’t happy, especially when Monique released his phone number that was attached to some salacious texts to other women. But do you think Monique gave a sh** after being dragged for hours by the whole cast? She did not.