Jeana Keough was a memorable “OG” on Real Housewives of Orange County. Much of her story line centered on her real estate career and her three children: Shane Keough, Kara Keough, and Colton Keough. Her troubled marriage to Matt Keough was also front and center on RHOC.
In November of 2019, Jeana announced that she and Matt were finally divorced after being separated for 22 years. Sadly, in May of 2020, Matt passed away.
Veteran Bravo viewers are familiar with former Real Housewives of Orange County star Jeana Keough’s children. Shane Keough attempted to “find his way” during his teen years. Like his father Matt Keough, Shane was striving to make baseball a part of his career, but his sass mouth was what got him attention on the show. Fans will be able to catch up with Shane when he visits Andy Cohen for the Watch What Happens Live special featuring Bravo kids.
Jeana also had another son, Colton Keough. Colton was “the shy one” who also hoped to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Jeana’s only daughter Kara Keough was a smart, level headed volleyball player who didn’t go the way of other RHOC daughters. Kara went to college and eventually got married to former NFL linebacker, Kyle Bosworth. Together they share a little girl, Decker and were set to welcome a son in April 2020. A heartbreaking loss was suffered after the baby lost oxygen during the birth, changing Kara and Kyle’s life forever. But Kara’s story does not end there, she just added another chapter.
Gosh, we really don’t get to share enough incredibly wonderful news. Long time Real Housewives of Orange County fans remember the good ‘ol days when Vicki Gunvalson and her first face shared the screen with OG Housewife, Jeana Keough. Viewers watched as Jeana navigated her life raising kids in an affluent environment with a husband who was basically checked out. After five seasons on the show, we got to know Jeana’s family pretty well.
After Jeana left RHOC, her children grew up and did their own thing. Her only daughter, Kara Keough married Kyle Bosworth, a former NFL linebacker. Kara and Kyle made Jeana a grandma when she gave birth to her first daughter, Decker Kate Bosworth in 2016. The couple were preparing for kid #2 in April of last year when what can only be described as a horrible tragedy took place. Kara and Kyle lost their newborn son after her delivery suffered a terrible mishap. After enduring the most grueling year of her life, which included her father Matt Keough also passing away, Kara has some incredibly happy news.
Hmm. For the penultimate episode of the season, this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County sure felt strange. And honestly, I have to admit it feels quite odd to be recapping tonight given the chaos that’s happened in Washington D.C. today. Over the last 15 years, the Housewives franchise has often provided a much-needed dose of escapism from the horrors and headlines of real life. Tonight in the O.C., however, provided no such relief from the reality of a mob storming the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the democratic process. But alas, here we are. And the recapping must go on…
I think my biggest issue with this episode of Real Housewives of Orange County is that it really just boiled down to a series of one-on-one conversations. Because of coronavirus restrictions, the women haven’t been able to congregate together since the trip to Lake Arrowhead. And really, they haven’t all been together since before the pandemic shut down production. Right? Since the cast trip to Palm Springs? So basically they’re left to talk in pairs, or film with their kids, siblings and significant others. None of which is particularly interesting on its own without a main storyline driving the narrative.
Who knew a housewarming party could drag on for so long? I mean, seriously though. This episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County revolves almost entirely around last week’s drama at Shannon Beador‘s party and its immediate aftermath. Hence the foreboding title of the episode: “The Aftershock.” And if last week’s glass throwing by Braunwyn Windham-Burke was the splash heard ’round the OC, this week is the aftershock heard round…what exactly? Well, at least around the Porch Streets of Newport Beach. Which are, you know, all within walking distance of one another.
Cut back to Shannon‘s rented suburban dream home. Braunwyn has just stormed out in the wake of her argument with Gina Kirschenheiter. The rest of the ‘Wives are positively scandalized by the lone, unbroken glass sitting at the bottom of Shannon’s pool. It’s almost as if they never watched Tamra Judge throw red wine in Jeana Keough‘s face back in the Season 6 finale. Oh right, none of them did. Because none of the women in this cast were on the show back at the very start of the Real Housewives of Orange County glory days.
Welcome back to week three of The Real Housewives of Orange County! Now before we go down the rabbit hole to discuss Shannon Beador‘s revamped food line, Kelly Dodd‘s latest tone deaf behavior or whatever hair nightmare Gina Kirschenheiter will inflict upon us this week, I realize I failed to analyze one very important element of any new Housewives season last week: taglines! Since I started with episode 2, I didn’t think much about it. But in retrospect, Bravo supplanted the taglines in the reveal with Jeana Keough‘s epic Desperate Housewives-inspired intro. So let’s dive into the Season 15 taglines shall we?
For starters, they’re pretty atrocious. I mean, right? Like, all together they might be the weakest batch in RHOC history. Possibly in all of Housewives history. And that’s saying something for a show that started out with Vicki Gunvalson crying, “I don’t wanna get old” way back in Season 1. Kelly telling viewers not to judge her? After everything she’s been doing and saying in the wake of a global pandemic? That’s rich. (And don’t even get me started on that “Drunk Wives Matter” moment.) Braunwyn Windham-Burke‘s makes more sense in the context of her alcoholism than it did before the season premiered, while Shannnon‘s “closed Beador” probably would’ve been more effective if she’d used it back in Season 13 right after her split.
Real Housewives of Orange County fans have kept Kara Keough and the rest of her family in their thoughts recently. Jeana Keough’s daughter suffered an absolutely tragic loss when her son McCoy Bosworth died following a complication in childbirth last month. Following his passing, Kara has been very open about what she’s been going through, which is something that many families can relate to, sadly enough.
In the midst of grieving her newborn son McCoy, Kara broke the news that her father Matt Keough died suddenly. RHOC viewers recall that Matt and Jeana were separated for decades, only to officially divorce in 2019. Jeana revealed that Matt passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Both Kara and Jeana have made themselves very vulnerable to the public as they navigate this difficult time in their lives.
As polarizing as Tamra Judge has been to the Real Housewives of Orange County fandom, it’s only fair to admit that she knows how to bring the drama. She knows how to stir the pot just right, riling up both Housewives and viewers. Will the current cast be able to bring it without Tamra’s two-faced tendencies?
Meanwhile, Tamra has been doing interview after interview. She has simultaneously slammed the show for firing her and claimed that Andy Cohen has already asked her to come back. She and Vicki Gunvalson have been doing nonstop interviews since they got the boot. Clearly, they have some time on their hands, despite their claims that they have a lot going on without RHOC.