And a few breakups have been ugly-like those of OC besties Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge. Tamra probably gets the “award” for the longest standing drama following a breakup, however. Since she and ex-hubby Simon Barney parted ways in 2010, they have engaged in public battles over parenting and child custody. Now, Tamra is alleging that her youngest daughter Sophia wants to film on the show, but Simon won’t allow it.
Some Real Housewives earn their pay more than others, in my opinion. There are ladies who deserve it for being clever and funny, like Shannon Beador. Others earn their dollars by living a fabulous life of extravagance, like former OC Housewife Heather Dubrow. But the biggest bang for the buck amongst Housewives comes from their ability to stir up drama. And few Housewives from any franchise have done it better (or worse!) than Tamra Judge of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
Now going into her twelfth season as a Housewife, viewers have seen it all with Tamra. An ugly divorce and custody battle. Remarriage. Financial problems. Bitter feuds with the likes of Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino. Finding Jesus. Multiple cosmetic procedures. And throwing wine in Jeana Keough’s face. You get the picture! Now, Tamra has hinted that it might be time to turn in her orange and become a regular citizen again.
And one of the consistent creators of OC drama spent last season minding her manners. The Vicki Gunvalson we have come to know and love (or loathe!) was drama avoidant and almost demure the entire season. OK, she might have twerked in a see-through black lace outfit in public and got intoxicated a few times, but for the Queen of Coto de Caza, she was almost nun-like. And reportedly, Bravo is not happy about it.
Not only that, but RHOC alum Meghan Edmonds is making an appearance. All of the ladies gathered to celebrate Shannon Beador’sbirthday. And, of course, they all posted photos. Hopefully, some drama went down in between the happy pictures that they shared.
When Gina Kirschenheiter joined the Real Housewives of Orange Countylast season, she seemed like a typical new OC Housewife. Marital problems. Check. Larger than life personality. Check. An instant feud with Shannon Beador. Check. Gina even offered up a few new things to the show. A Long Island accent. A ridiculously long last name. And claiming to have the friendliest divorce in Housewife history.
But a secret was lurking just below the surface. Gina seems to have a blatant disregard for the law. Like most of us, she began the month of February as a law-abiding citizen. At least for a few hours. But by the end of the month, Gina had experienced multiple run-ins with the law, and was even branded a fugitive!
Love her or hate her, she will always be the obsessed detective who uncovered one of the OC’s most controversial scandals. Is Meghan now regretting her decision to leave the spotlight? Does she plan on returning to discover more subterfuge and trickery?