Well, we made it through the first episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County. It was great catching up with all the ladies. Many of the cast members have had significant life changes since last season. Kelly Dodd has a new plastic surgeon boyfriend Brian Reagan–and some recent cosmetic enhancements. Tamra Judge has a new house. Gina Kirschenheiter also has a new house–and unfortunately, a new DUI. Is a bail bond an appropriate housewarming gift? Just asking!
Shannon Beador–well, she has a whole new attitude. After several seasons of divorce drama with ex David Beador, formerly bitter Shannon seems lighter–both in the weight she has worked hard to lose–and in spirit. From the looks of the season trailer, Fun Shannon has officially landed in Orange County. Shannon might be up for all sorts of merriment these days, but she thinks one of her co-stars is a bit of a downer.
Last night was the premiere of Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 14, aka a year without Vicki Gunvalson; a year of living OG-less. We know Vicki will show up eventually, but it’s almost like a mirage that we got through an entire episode with nary a “Whoop It Up!” or a “Woo Hoo!” I sort of have the vapors and need to lie down … in a blissful sleep of fulfilled dreams.
I’ve been saying for years that Real Housewives Of Orange County needs to do a casting shake-up, and break the stranglehold of Vicki and Tamra Judge, whose dysfunctional frienemyship has dominated in a really detrimental way. Personally, I think Tamra would’ve been the one to fire since she is always playing producer and a large part of her antics are purely ‘for the show.’ Vicki is too clueless and lacking in self-awareness to self-produce, which makes for more authentic everything. I mean, this is a woman who gave us Brooks Ayers faking cancer on national television whereas Tamra has given us… facelifts and Ryan Vieth? Maybe next season they should rotate in Vicki full-time, but drop Tamra? Gotta test all the variables of your experiment, right?!
For now, see you on the flip side, Vicks!
It’s do or die for the Real Housewives of Orange County ladies this season. The past couple seasons have been major snoozefests. Now, they really need to come through. Tonight, RHOC is back for Season 14.
As we’ve all heard, this is the first season Vicki Gunvalson will not be a full-time cast member. This means that the other ladies have to bring it.
It is hard to believe, but it is almost time for the Real Housewives of Orange County to return! Of course, the big casting news this year was that OC OG Vicki Gunvalson had been demoted to Friend of status. Everyone from last season is returning and one new cast member has been added.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke is the newest lady to receive an orange, which probably had to be pried out of Vicki’s clutching hand! So far, we know Braunwyn is married, a mother of seven and a mommy blogger. She recently shared more about herself and her role in the upcoming season. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the new addition and what she will add to RHOC.
Can you believe we are less than a week away from the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County? If the show’s trailer is any indication, we are in for a good season. The last few years of RHOC have been a bit lackluster, so I am hopeful that the new season will be better.
Of course, all the ladies are returning, which has generally not been the case with RHOC. Vicki Gunvalson’s demotion heard round the world will be interesting to watch. How will she handle it? What about the new Housewife, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who in theory, stole Vicki’s orange? The fabulously named Braunwyn has at least one fan amongst the OC Housewives, namely Tamra Judge.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ladies couldn’t handle it when Andy Cohen asked about plastic surgery during the reunion? In contrast, there are other Real Housewives who don’t mind sharing every procedure they get done on the show, on social media, and in interviews. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge falls into that latter category.
RHOC viewers have seen her change the size of her breast implants countless times throughout the years. She was open about her mini facelift, whatever that means. And now, she just got a pretty unusual procedure: permanently tattooed lip color. She couldn’t just use a Kylie Cosmetics lip stain?
The ladies of the Real Housewives of Orange County should regularly pray to whatever reality TV deity has blessed us all with Gina Kirschenheiter. Her life is a hot mess. That is sad for her and her kids, but it makes great TV. Her dumpster fire of an existence also seems to have revitalized the franchise. Or at least I hope it will.
In April of 2018, Gina filed for divorce from her husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She then got herself in some legal trouble for drunk driving and talking on the phone while driving. Girl, do you not have Uber? And Bluetooth? Those are both, like, the easiest crimes to avoid. Earlier this summer, Matt was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence against Gina. Gina then filed a restraining order against Matt, which resulted in him being ordered to stay 100 yards away from Gina and the children. He has, however, gained supervised visits with the kids since then.
The season premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County is right around the corner. The reveal of the cast photo for Season 14 of RHOC rocked our world because it was missing the one and only OG of the OC. The cast photo does feature returning Housewives Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and newbie, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. (The newbie’s name sounds like it was ripped from Days of Our Lives – so I’m expecting a lot from her).
Vicki Gunvalson may not be holding an orange this season as a full-time housewife, but you can’t break her spirit! In spite of taking a reportedly serious pay cut, Vicki has spoken out about being demoted, sharing with fans that she is still, “proud to be the “OG of the OC.” (Because duh). Vicki has even received public support from long-time frenemy Tamra. She may be in a diminished role, but she’s not letting it break up the Tres Amigas or stop her from getting money where she can!