This week was all about family time when it comes to your favorite reality TV stars and of course they posted pictures from their hangouts.
There’s no doubt about it: LeeAnne Locken and D’Andra Simmons will be on opposite couches during the Real Housewives of Dallas Season 3 reunion. D’Andra joined the show last season as LeeAnne’s best friend, and it took just one season for their friendship to fall apart.
Now D’Andra getting closer with LeeAnne’s longtime enemy Brandi Redmond and while LeeAnne is finally developing friendships with her previous foes Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber. A lot really can change in between seasons. Maybe these ladies should just film the show all year long? It seems like the dynamics have shifted so much in between Season 2 and Season 3.
Even though the Real Housewives of Orange County viewers are still “getting to know” Gina Kirchenheiter, it’s really not “shocking” that she and her husband Matt Kirschenheiter are divorcing. He hasn’t appeared on the show and he has an apartment in another city, that Gina admits she has never even seen.
Sure, everyone’s relationship is different, but that just seems like a lot with Gina raising three kids in Orange County. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and it’s easy for us viewers to have an opinion as outsiders, but the women on the show were actually surprised when Gina shared her intention to divorce. Really? They didn’t see any red flags with their relationship at that time?
Love her or hate her, longtime Real Housewives of Orange County viewers cannot deny that Vicki Gunvalson brings a lot to the show. There are Vicki-centered story lines in almost every episode of this show. During the last RHOC episode, Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge claimed that Vicki’s boyfriend Steve Lodge is only with her for money.
We’ve seen this story line with all of Vicki’s relationships, so there is nothing novel about it, but it still infuriates Vicki as much as it always has.
She did pop up toward the end to catch up with Brandi Redmond about everything that went down in her absence, which didn’t seem like much, but the wheels were in motion for a major switch up in cast dynamics. D’Andra Simmons joined the show as LeeAnne Locken’s best friend. To put it mildly, LeeAnne and Brandi have had an up and down relationship over the years, so there was pretty much no chance D’Andra and Brandi would hit it off right away. They didn’t even start out this season on good terms- at all- after D’Andra (allegedly) alluded to Brandi using Adderall in a podcast interview. Now, these two are turning up and laughing at the rodeo- much to LeeAnne’s annoyance since her own relationship with D’Andra is hanging on by a thread.
It’s taking a little while for new Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter to make their mark, but they are on their way. Emily threatened to “kill” Kelly Dodd and Gina somehow blamed Shannon Beador for that argument.
Obviously that did not sit well with Shannon and now she’s calling out Gina for stirring the pot. On a personal level, I don’t blame Shannon for being upset, but as a viewer, I’m all for Gina (and whoever else is stirring things up) to breathe some much-needed life into this show.
Out of all the husbands (and boyfriends) in Real Housewives history, Vicki Gunvalson’s man Steve Lodge seems to be one of the least opportunistic of them all. However, that’s not what Vicki’s friend-turned-frienemy Kelly Dodd is claiming. She told Tamra Judge that Steve is only with Vicki for her money. Nevertheless, it seem like appearing on Real Housewives of Orange County is the last thing that Steve wants to do.
Of course, Tamra did what she does best: stirred the pot. She told Vicki what Kelly said the next time she saw her. To be honest, that was the right thing to do, especially if Kelly was spreading that around to other people (which she most likely was), but it’s also setting up a major explosion the next time Vicki and Kelly see each other in person. Not only that, but Tamra also questioned if Steve really loved Vicki… even though she just told him to marry Vicki during the previous episode.