In the midst of Season 14, a social media post took The Real Housewives of Orange County by storm. And no, we’re not talking about a topless Vicki Gunvalson‘s boobs inadvertently reflected in the packaging of a free pair of Beats headphones. (Well, not this time, at least). No, it was a hiking photo of Shannon Beador‘s ex-husband David Beador and his new girlfriend Lesley Cook locking lips while completely naked. In the wilderness. In the middle of the day.
The post is everything you’re imagining, even if you’ve been lucky enough not to have had it sent to you by a fellow, disgusted RHOC fan: bodies awkwardly smushed together. Unfortunate tan lines. Hiking boots inexplicably still on feet. Naturally, every fan of the show was dying to get Shannon‘s take on the nauseating full moon, and in a new interview, she finally broke her silence.
Shane Simpson has received a lot of attention this season. And not always in a positive way. The Real Housewives of Orange County hubby has taken lots of flack for his treatment of wife Emily Simpson. Gina Kirschenheiter has called Shane “disrespectful,” “snarky” and “mean.” Vicki Gunvalson compared Emily’s marriage issues to hers with ex Donn Gunvalson. Tamra Judge doesn’t think Emily’s marriage will survive reality television.
Viewers have watched Shane be dismissive of Emily and her feelings. When he was taking the bar exam, he isolated himself from their family. On a recent episode, Shane teased Emily with a bread basket at a restaurant when they were dining out, insensitive to Emily’s concerns about her weight. Apparently, his wife is not the only one of the RHOC cast Shane can be condescending to. One of Emily’s co-stars was also “Shane Shamed” the first time she met him.
It’s been so tough to watch the disintegration of Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson’s friendship this season on Real Housewives of Orange County. It seemed like they had a true friendship, beyond the show. However, it appears that Gina pulled a Cady Heron in Mean Girls and ditched her old friends for the Plastics, I mean the Tres Amigas.
Most of the RHOC viewers have rallied behind Emily. I mean, come on. How sad was it when Gina just got up from that fashion show to ditch Emily so she could sit with Shannon Beador? How sad was it to see Gina making fun of Emily with her new
master BFF Tamra Judge? It was also so awkward when Emily wanted Gina to hit Vegas fresh off of her DUI and in the middle of her divorce. There is a whole lot to unpack. The relationship really fell apart this season. Will they be able to bounce back? Or is Gina under Tamra’s spell?
Real Housewives Of Orange County is all about mommy issues this season, isn’t it? From the women having them with their own mothers (Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke) to having them with their own children (Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador), to being questionable mothers themselves (almost everyone).
Last night Shannon and Braunwyn tried to navigate sending children to college, Tamra sent Ryan Vieth to counseling, and all that was like blah, blah, blah… yada, yada, yada because the truly horrific, scarring, awfulness was the true exposure of just what a terrible person Tamra is. So much so that I actually feel bad for Racist Ryan.
Tamra has just returned from this truly life-altering and earth-shattering vacation in Scottsdale, AZ where she learned a pivotal message about being the leader of the mean girls: you can never turn your back – not even for a day. Not even for a hike with your husband. In Tamra’s absence, she’s gotten a slew of angry text messages from Kelly, and Shannon is basically giving her the silent treatment.
What are your thoughts on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County? Overall, I would say that it is a bit of an improvement over the last few seasons. Maybe it has something to do with that cast member who used to be a regular on the show and was demoted and hasn’t been on as much…what is her name again? Nicki…Ricki…Micki…oh yeah, Vicki Gunvalson!
This season’s newest cast member, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, has made quite a splash–but maybe not always in the most positive ways. Unlike last season’s freshman Housewives, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, Braunwyn has let it all hang out. Sometimes, maybe too much. From making out with Tamra Judge to oversharing intimate details of her odd marriage, Braunwyn is assuring she doesn’t fade into the background. Recently, Braunwyn found herself being truly initiated into the group by being yelled at by another cast member–Gina. So, how does Gina really feel about Braunwyn after their tea party dust up?
It is hard to believe that it has been three years since Heather Dubrow was a Housewife. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star left the show after five seasons. It is difficult to imagine Heather having any interest in the current casts’ lawsuits, sleazy sex talk, drunk driving charges, bitter divorces and general debauchery. What would Heather think? I bet there would be a lot of “Oh dears” coming from her mouth! And how would she perceive crass Gina Kirschenheiter or needy over-sharer Braunwyn Windham Burke?
Heather gave us many memorable moments on the show–from throwing Shannon Beador out of her house to having a melt-down when the perfect cake at her party was defiled by a guest. Since leaving RHOC, Heather has been focusing on a number of ventures, including co-authoring several books with husband Terry Dubrow. Heather has also hosted her own podcast Heather Dubrow’s World and the fashion-oriented Heather’s Closet on YouTube. Most notably, she has continued her skin care line with Terry, Consult Beaute. Now, Heather is ready to conquer the fashion world.
Ahhhh… Bravo is starting the holiday season off early with the gift of Tamra Judge‘s web of deceit, dishonestly, and backstabbing being unraveled! I probably shouldn’t get too excited though because knowing how Real Housewives Of Orange County rolls, Tamra will somehow find a way to get out of this. Snakes can fit through the smallest crevices, after all!
It all starts with Tamra and Shannon Beador heading to dinner with Kelly Dodd. Their plan is to confront Kelly for her comment that the only time she’ll celebrate Vicki Gunvalson is at Vicki’s funeral. Shannon is devastated that Kelly is so callous and diabolical with her words (as if she didn’t have a phony funeral for her marriage a couple seasons back!), but suddenly Tamra – who started all this drama – plays devil’s advocate (cause she’s the devil!) that Kelly has a right to be angry given all the horrible things Vicki has said about her like that train rumor (which Tamra shared with the group many times over)! And most recently when Vicki reveled how Kelly tried to throw her mama from the train. Or was it stairs? Deetails-Schmeetails!
Uh-oh… Is Tamra Judge finally about to get her comeuppance on Real Housewives Of Orange County?! Let’s hope!
All it’s taken to get the other women questioning is a thirsty famewhore mom of 7 who really wants to people to see her as something other than a compulsive baby breeder. But Braunwyn Windham-Burke also wants to make-out with Tamra and date her, so… I’m confused!