Hello Real Housewives of Orange County fans! We’re two weeks into the seismic change that is this year in the OC and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be recapping the lives of the First Ladies of Bravo for the remainder of Season 15! I’m an OG RHOC fan — I’ve been watching since Season 1, Episode 1. That was all the way back in 2005 when I’d sneak Bravo on the TV in my parents’ room, daydreaming about life behind the tony gates of Coto de Caza. Well, that and crushing hard on Shane Keough while stressing about whether Lauri Waring Peterson would ever live the OC lifestyle again. Of course, none of the women currently on the show were even a twinkle in Andy Cohen‘s eye at that point. And to be frank, I had my fair share of reservations going into the season because of that.
Could RHOC survive without Vicki Gunvalson? What about Tamra Judge? As a resident Housewives expert, I’ve always been an ardent believer that each city in the franchise needs an OG to act as anchor to the show’s history. So no matter how many ‘Wives came and went through Bravo’s revolving door, there would always be someone who’d been there from the very beginning. And whether I loved or hated them in any given season, I truly expected to watch Vicki and Tamra whooping it up in a retirement community thirty years from now for Season 45.
Tamra Judge has been talking about whether or not she would return to Real Housewives of Orange County on every single platform possible, as if she actually made the choice not to be on the show. They only offered a three-episode stint and she didn’t take it.
She did not “decide” to quit the show. They didn’t want her to have a full-time role or even a part-time role for the whole season, so Tamra talking about the conditions that would have to be in place for her to “decide” to return is just a total joke.
Can I get an inflatable tube man dance and a wooooowwieeee!?! BAM! There’s some glitter in your face for good measure. Apparently, Lydia McLaughlin and her mother Judy Stirling from Real Housewives of Orange County are baaaAAAaack. Lydia was a total one season wonder…but TWICE. In season 8 Lydia boasted about her connection with her lord, Jesus. Meanwhile, her mom grappled with quitting “the pot” and keeping her feet off Vicki Gunvalson’s couch. In season 12 Lydia gave this show temporary new life when she rolled in looking like Charlie Chaplin. You know the scene. Never forget. I don’t even remember her mom in season 12. Must have been riveting.
Tamra Judge has even admitted she doesn’t think these recent seasons of RHOC have been their best. Can’t say I disagree. I miss the drama from Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, and even Heather Dubrow. Call me crazy, but the TV was good. Lydia, on the other hand, already misses Vicki on her screen. Well with taste like that…
It’s been years since Heather Dubrow has graced our screens on Real Housewives of Orange County. Truth be told, I didn’t love her on the show, but now I really miss her. I miss how she stayed on the outskirts of most of the drama but always managed to be a part of it anyway. I miss her blatant self-absorption over the building of her mega-mansion. Hell, I even miss her telling Shannon Beador, “We’re done, please leave.” It wasn’t her best moment, but it was one of her brightest.
While she has made appearances on husband Terry Dubrow’s hit show, Botched, she’s (mostly) quiet. Unbothered if you will. Ok, so there was an assistant scandal thrown in there. Rich people problems, ammirite? And well, they did catch major heat for selling overpriced hand sanitizer during a pandemic. Not cool. But she’s trying to focus on other things, like casting for a new series with Terry. When other former housewives cling to their past glory, Heather stays in her lane.
The Bravo universe has imploded over the last couple of weeks. The network has protected certain Bravolebrities for far too long, and finally higher-ups have taken action, firing a bunch of people who shouldn’t have had access to a huge platform in the first place. Now that Bravo has made some progressive movement, fans are calling for a host of other people to get the boot.
One such person is Real Housewives of Orange County mess star Kelly Dodd. Kelly has a history of saying questionable, even scary things. Her true colors really started to show in Season 11, when she told Heather Dubrow to have a sense of humor because Heather is Jewish. When the women called her out, she rationalized that she’s Mexican, and therefore can’t be racist. Her statements have rarely been based on logic or concrete facts. The problem with this is that she has a powerful following across social media sites – and of course RHOC – to share these “alternative facts.”
My, how times have changed since the glorious days when Heather Dubrow graced our screens on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Though it’s now been four years since the fancy brunette last held an orange, that doesn’t mean she’s without opinions about the casting
mistakes changes RHOC has subjected fans to since her exit in 2017. In a new interview, Heather offered her take on longtime pals Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge leaving behind the show they made famous ahead of the upcoming season.
Times are tough for everyone during this coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is doing what they can to be safe and secure right now. Part of that involves keeping proper hygiene, practicing social distancing, and washing those hands. And, unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get to a sink for a proper hand washing, which is where the hand sanitizer comes in. Well, in theory, anyway. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and household cleaning products are hard to find these days.
Luckily for you, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow are selling $28.95 bottles of hand sanitizer. In case anyone missed it, that was some sarcasm because who wants to spend $28.95 on hand sanitizer? Well, a lot of people objected to the Dubrows attempt to make a buck.
How does that old adage go? “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” What about “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? But, what about the people that never left? Tamra Judge got the boot from Real Housewives of Orange County ahead of filming for Season 15.
Instead of taking some time to regroup and figure out a new normal away from the spotlight, she’s had a lot to say, especially about RHOC. Recently, she shared some casting opinions. And, yes, of course, she thinks she was a part of the show’s “perfect cast.” No one is surprised by that, but it may be a little bit shocking to find out who else she named.