Both Gina Kirschenheiter and Braunwyn Windham-Burke spent the last Real Housewives of Orange County season sucking up to Tamra Judge. And that’s where the similarities end. Gina joined Tamra to bash her “close” friend Emily Simpson multiple times and Tamra made out with Braunwyn many times.
During the Season 15 premiere episode, Braunwyn showed off new home, which includes a nightclub. Then, Gina showed us her three-bedroom condo that she shares with her new boyfriend Travis Mullen and all six of their kids. The contrast was very much apparent. During the second episode, Gina took shots with Emily and drunk dialed Braunwyn. Meanwhile, Braunwyn continued to focus on her sobriety. These two seem to be on the opposite page most of the time. Braunwyn brushes her hair and Gina has ratty, visibly extensions. I can go on and on, but I’m a nobody. Let’s see what Braunwyn has to say about her frenemy Gina.
Technically, Tamra Judge is not a cast member on the current Real Housewives of Orange County season, but she might as well be. She has been mentioned multiple times throughout the season’s first two episodes.
Kelly Dodd and Emily Simpson made many jokes about the demise of the Tres Amigas. Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed that her mom Dr. Deb outed her alcoholism to Tamra to get back at Braunwyn for comments Braunwyn made about Deb’s terrible parenting during her first season. Gina Kirschenheiter concocted a storyline based on a one-off conversation with Tamra about a text Sean Burke sent her last season. No one, to my knowledge has said Vicki Gunvalson’s name, other than obviously including her in the mention of the “Tres Amigas,” but Vicki is acting like she’s mad about the many mentions she thinks she’s getting.
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.
What can you say about Real Housewives of Orange County. Well, quite a lot this season. Gone are the days of Vicki Gunvalson whooping it up and peeing on beds. We said good-bye to Tamra Judge, though Tamra has not said good-bye to us. Never fear, viewers have a new cast member to focus on! Elizabeth Vargas joined the show and brought along her enormous divorce settlement. Shannon STORMS Beador, Kelly Dodd, the lovable Emily Simpson, and Gina Kirschenheiter remain to teach us all what not to do in life.
This season appears to revolve around Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her battle with alcohol, but we cannot forget what happened last year. Gina and ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter went through some very hard times. “Hard times” is a polite way of saying Matt lost his shit and threatened to kill Gina while her kids were asleep. That stunt got Matt some jail time and a restraining order. Over 12 months out from the fight, the restraining order still stands. Now Gina gives an update on where she and Matt are with their relationship, and what changes have been made.
Most people blame reality TV for ruining their lives. However, Braunwyn Windham-Burke actually credits Real Housewives of Orange County and the show’s production company, Evolution Media, for helping her get sober.
She even revealed that a member of the production team was the person by her side when she went to her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
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.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke kicked off Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County by putting alcohol behind her and admitting to the viewers that she’s an alcoholic.
She’s been sober ever since with the help of support groups, advice from Captain Sandy Yawn, and even Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been on Real Housewives of Orange County for about five minutes. In reality this is her sophomore season on the franchise. Historically, the second year is usually when the shit starts hitting the fan. Braunwyn appears to be right on schedule. The mom of 93 made quite an impression out of the gate, but the volume has gone to 11 at this point.
Braunwyn has been open about her 20 years of nonconformist matrimony. Unfortunately, she and Sean Burke have strayed off the path of wedded bliss. After admitting she and Sean are redefining the term “marriage”, and boldly confiding she is an alcoholic in the season premier, now Braunwyn has something else to confess. She might want to start saving things for future seasons…