Still, you gotta feel bad for Shannon. She tried to plan a relaxing trip to the exclusive Miraval so the women could find peace and serenity (now!), but she’s friends with people like Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson. So it all went to pot – or should I say, dong. But first, sexxy.
Well, you can take the Real Housewives Of Orange County out of the gilded prison that is the gates of Coto, but you can’t take the Coto out of the girls! Which means that on a supposed wellness retreat to the Miraval in Arizona, everything goes to pot. Or should I say… bowl.
Before seeking serenity, Kelly Dodd seeks financial freedom and security when she invests in a new health drink (with an ironic name) and heads to a wellness expo to practice her pitch on prospective buyers.
Truthfully, it’s probably a combination of both. Tamra just loves spilling someone else’s tea. She cannot help herself. Now, she’s divulging information about Gina Kirschenheiter’s personal life.
Tamra claimed that Vicki was the one who revealed the train rumor about Kelly Dodd, giving Kelly even more vitriol against her nemesis. Strangely, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke were present when TAMRA was the one who mentioned the word “train” and explained what it was. Yet here they are going along with the convenient narrative that Vicki brought this up during filming. Vicki has done a lot of terrible things on RHOC, particularly to Kelly, but she didn’t quite pull the trigger on this one. Yes, it was very obvious that she was in on an orchestrated plan to take down Kelly, but there’s more to it than that. Much more, and it’s not just about Tamrat.
As much as Tamra Judge is trying her hardest to remove Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek from relevancy, she ironically gives them even more shine with her antics. A couple of episodes ago, Tamra flipped out at Braunwyn Windham-Burke for texting Lizzie and Gretchen, who are good friends with Emily Simpson.
It seemed like Emily was the one who gave Tamra the screenshots since she mentioned that she had them during one of her confessional interviews, but she actually didn’t.
In an effort to be accepted by the cool girls, Gina Kirschenheiter handed the texts over to Tamra. This is not-at-all surprising since Gina is so excited to finally be accepted by Tamra and Shannon Beador. Goodbye, Emily, Gina has officially crossed over to the other side. Meanwhile, Braunwyn is trying her best to be accepted even though Tamra and Shannon made her cry on that tour bus.
It’s mommy issues galore on Real Housewives Of Orange County! Can’t nobody raise a child right?!
Let’s start with Gina Kirschenheiter, who must Uber to the birthday party Emily Simpson is throwing for Annabelle. Then Gina gets there so late the Happy Birthday has already been sung. I thought Gina was actually bringing a used car seat as a gift until she revealed that she’s officially unable to drive until her DUI is resolved, and is actually Ubering everywhere.
As the party wraps up, after Gina treats herself to tiger face paint, she and Emily get to talking about… Gina. Which is all they ever talk about! This time Gina is panicked over how close she came to being arrested in her home in front of her children, and how scaring that would be. Emily likens it to the time she had to be taken away in an ambulance. Which pisses Gina off.
This season of Real Housewives of Orange County isn’t completely Vicki Gunvalson– free. She is back on tonight’s new episode, once again repeating things that she has “heard” about other people, while refusing to take any responsibility for saying.
It’s clear watching this season, that Vicki’s demotion was not the last-minute surprise to the cast that it was to a lot of the viewers. She has been absent from cast gatherings and even cast gatherings. But, tonight, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador try their best to bring Vicki back into the fold.
Gina Kirschenheiter has been having a terrible year. She went through a messy divorce from Matt Kirschenheiter. In February, Gina was arrested for a DUI, which she later pled guilty to. She has also missed some of her court dates. Matt was arrested for and later charged with domestic violence against her. It is clear on this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County that Gina is overwhelmed with her chaotic life.
OC friends like Emily Simpson have rallied around Gina. Her pain has even resulted in empathy from Shannon Beador, with whom she has had a frosty relationship. With all of Gina’s problems, she could probably use some good advice from someone who has been down a similar road. And who better–or worse–to give that advice than the messiest Housewife divorcee of all, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.