Last season, Danielle Staub was
the cause of front and center for all the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey. The Bridezilla of Bimini walked down the aisle with Marty Caffrey on May 5, 2018. RHONJ co-stars Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga were all bridesmaids at their beach wedding. All the wedding drama, and Danielle’s insane demands, were filmed for Season 9.
Within months, their union dissolved in a blizzard of accusations and restraining orders. The duo was officially divorced in February. And one week later, Danielle was engaged again. She was on to lucky fiancé 21– Oliver Maier. Oliver is the Duke of Provence, which may have given Danielle a title when they wed. Well, besides the “prostitution whore” moniker Teresa gave her in Season 1.
Real Housewives of Orange County has been bringing the drama this season. We have watched Emily Simpson struggle to balance her job and children while her
little bitch husband, Shane Simpson, supposedly studied to take the bar exam. You know–the kind of studying you do locked away in a hotel for days with no communication with your family.
Then, Emily was swept up in newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s first misstep as a Housewife. In this case, Braunwyn, the mom of seven, was caught in a lie. And in a tacky visor for the Shannon Beador bus trip.
When Bethenny Frankel announced on August 21 that she was leaving Real Housewives of New York, everyone was stunned. Viewers were stunned. Her RHONY co-stars were stunned. It was the departure that no one expected.
Bethenny’s new man, Paul Bernon, is very private and doesn’t want to be on camera, so that could be one reason for Bethenny’s departure. There were also rumblings that Bravo executives were angry for months that Bethenny had plans to produce unscripted shows for television with Mark Burnett.
Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie may be technically single, but she always seems to return to a few favorite guys. Last season, Pump Rules fans watched Scheana “date” Adam Spott. Scheana Marie went out with, and mad out with, Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise star Robby Hayes. Robby, who was the runner-up on JoJo Fletcher’s season, was also friends with Adam. Because of course, he was!
Her attempt to make Adam jealous backfired, but Scheana Marie and Robby continued their
romance friendship. In May, they even vacationed in Hawaii together, and you know that Scheana Marie posted all about it on social media.
Real Housewives of Orange County is really delivering this season. But one story really tugs at my heart strings. I feel for Emily Simpson, and her marriage problems with her
little bitch husband, Shane Simpson. Yes–Kelly Dodd may have given Shane that moniker last season, but it totally fits now, too.
RHOC viewers have watched Emily struggle to balance her home and work life while Shane is off studying for the bar exam. Maybe he will pass this time! Shane doesn’t even check in for days at a time. He even refused to attend a birthday dinner that Emily planned for his parents. How awkward! Emily even planned a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, and she was going to perform a sexy dance routine for him on-stage. Shane shot her down and refused to go on the trip.
I am starting to feel like Real Housewives of Orange County is steaming toward a season-long story arc. I cannot handle another long, drawn-out scandal like “puppy gate” on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
At a Housewives dinner, when Emily Simpson and Kelly Dodd were not present, the newly demoted Vicki Gunvalson told the table that she knew something very damaging about Kelly. Tamra Judge piped up and asked if she was talking about the train. All aboard this season’s salacious rumor about Kelly!
There has been a shake-up in the Housewives universe lately. Lisa Vanderpump quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over “puppy gate.” Thanks again to Dorit Kemsley for that fiasco. Bethenny Frankel shocked everyone (including her co-stars) when she walked away from Real Housewives of New York.
And there was some stunning news from Real Housewives of Orange County. The “OG” of the OC was demoted. That’s right–Vicki Gunvalson lost her orange after being on the series since the launch. Vicki even managed to
coerce get a proposal from her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, but it wasn’t enough to save her full-time position.
Last season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes managed to alienate all her co-stars. She chased Kandi Burruss and a pregnant Porsha Williams (and a cameraman) out of her closet. She may have ripped off Porsha’s belt.
NeNe fell out with long-time bestie Cynthia Bailey because Cynthia had the audacity to invite RHOA alum Kenya Moore to Cynthia’s bellini launch party. How dare Cynthia not run her guest list by NeNe! NeNe referred to pregnant Kenya as a “monster” when Kandi arrived with Kenya. Cynthia told NeNe that she didn’t know that Kenya was coming to the party.