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Real Housewives of Orange County

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas Real Housewives of Orange County

Welcome back to another week of The Real Housewives of Orange County. One with, frankly, a whole lot of drinking and not a lot happening. Out of everything that’s happened so far this season, this episode felt most like a bunch of filler. Which is especially strange considering all of the women are stuck together. In Palm Springs. For Braunwyn Windham-Burke‘s 20-year vow renewal. You think that equation would equal fireworks. But instead, it was a whole lot of…nothing.

Honestly, the biggest confrontation comes at the very top of the hour, with Shannon Beador continuing to argue with Kelly Dodd over the concept of a tincture. But even that simmering feud isn’t that interesting. Because it really just boils down to the fact that Kelly doesn’t understand what a tincture even is, and was flat-out wrong in accusing Shannon of starting a water line. Shannon never said any such thing. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned this season, it’s this. Never tell Shannon Storms Beador she said something she didn’t say!

Real Housewives of Orange County Elizabeth Lyn Vargas

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is an interesting addition to Real Housewives of Orange County. I say “interesting” because I genuinely can’t tell if I like her or not. She has all of the things you might want in a housewife. She has a billionaire ex-husband. Elizabeth has an obsession with general materialism fancy cars. Then, there’s her odd outlook on sex, and a kind of tragic backstory. Plus, she makes Shannon Beador squirm.

Shannon can barely contain her insecurity around Elizabeth because she knows she has some real green money. Elizabeth was married to Bernt Bodal, (sounds like a Bond villain), owner of American Seafood Group, for five years. We also know Elizabeth couldn’t take being a billionaire’s wife and that he got some other woman pregnant. That sucks all around, especially because he told her he didn’t want kids. Now, Elizabeth is coming to collect.

Gina Kirschenheiter Explains Why She Thinks Tamra Judge Is The Best Real Housewife Of All Time

Gina Kirschenheiter has had a hard time since she’s joined Real Housewives of Orange County. Her first season shined a bright light on the fact that her now ex-husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, had probably been cheating on her for a while. Season two, we watched her live life in a casita while going through a divorce. Now in her third season, she’s living in a “sad townhouse” (trademark NOT Shannon Beador), fighting with Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and sporting hair extensions that aren’t even trying to hang on.

Point being – Gina lays it all out on the table for us and that makes her a pretty great housewife. In fact, some could say she learned from the best. Tamra Judge took Gina under her wing early on, and maybe she showed Gina that it’s best to be yourself rather than fake storylines for casseroles sympathy. What’s that? *Crickets.* Okay, I get it, no one likes RHOC or Tamra the same way I do, well, except for Gina.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Alum Lydia McLaughlin Has No Problem Not Wearing A Mask; Claims Masks Perpetuate Fear

Remember Lydia McLaughlin from Real Housewives of Orange County? Don’t worry, barely anyone else does either. Lydia tried, you guys. She tried to be interesting. She tried to be compelling. Hell, she even tried to make a comeback. Unfortunately for Lydia, the only thing vaguely interesting about her was her hair.

In 2018, Lydia quit the show in hopes of building her brand and starting her own reality television vehicle. Now in 2020, we’re still waiting. Glitter Town was to be Lydia’s new gig on Bravo with her glitter-flinging mother. The digital show was created in an effort to display Lydia and her mom “spreading joy”. Unfortunately the show might not take off. See, Lydia believes in God. She believes in spreading happiness. But she apparently also believes in spreading disease.

Lala Kent Randall Emmett Vanderpump Rules

Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent and her man Randall Emmett have mostly been in the news as of late due to Lala’s growing baby bump. Lala proudly announced she and the rest of the Pump Rules crew made a pregnancy pact, and so far she, Stassi Schroeder, and Brittany Cartwright have kept their word. All three are pregnant, and are now pushing for Katie Maloney to join the fold. 

Lala, of course, has also been busy getting into fights online. Her on again off again friendship with Scheana Marie is now off again. Scheana accused Lala of not supporting her during her miscarriage, and Lala denies all wrong doing. Lala also got into the middle of a feud between Real Housewives of Orange County stars Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Perhaps Lala should instead start focusing on fixing troubles closer to home. And that trouble would be with Randall. 

Kelly Dodd

I’m not entirely sure what happened to Kelly Dodd, but she has gone from loudmouth, goodtime girl on Real Housewives of Orange County to well, a disease-denying stalker. No snark, just going with what Kelly gives the public. Kelly hasn’t been doing too many favors for her fans, the people who have supported her regardless of what comes out of her mouth.

Kelly, who is not a scientist, virologist, or physician, seems to think the worldwide pandemic known as Coronavirus isn’t a thing. After numerous social media posts discounting the disease and lowkey making fun of people who protect themselves from dying, now the Rona has directly impacted Kelly’s family. This is where you might think Kelly has a change of heart and walks back her erroneous comments on COVID. This is also where you would be wrong.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Braunwyn Windham-Burke wedding dress

Since Lynn Curtin’s daughter was served eviction papers on season three of Real Housewives of Orange County, who even owns their home on these shows has been a topic of conversation. On RHOC particularly, these women seem to exist on one of two extremes – they’re like Heather Dubrow and Shannon Beador (circa her first season) and have homes that could be described as compounds. Then there are the Lydia McLaughlin’s who rent.

This season is no different. Newbie, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas has a huge beach-front mansion that gives Shannon pangs of jealousy and nostalgia for days past. Then there’s the ridiculous feud about who called Gina Kirschenheiter’s townhome “sad.” Braunwyn Windham-Burke has admitted she wanted to hurt Gina with that comment. Now she’s clarifying why she doesn’t actually own the new McMansion she’s been filming in.

Lala Kent

The off-screen drama between Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke is heating up. They unfollowed each other on Instagram, which isn’t the biggest deal. Braunwyn claimed that Kelly and Emily Simpson unfollowed her because of their different political beliefs.

Kelly slammed Braunwyn for traveling all over during a pandemic, without her seven kids. She also said that the kids spend much more time with the nanny than they do with Braunwyn. She called Braunwyn a “poser” and a “loser” who’s “never done anything in her life.” The latest? Kelly shared photos of Braunwyn’s license plates and raised questions about Braunwyn doing something shady with her taxes since she lives in California, but she has Florida plates. In response, social media users accused Kelly of doxxing Braunwyn. Now, Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent is chiming in because, well, she knows a thing or two about slamming a co-star on social media. Just ask Scheana Shay. She’s been on the receiving end of Lala’s vitriol, plenty of times.