Real Housewives of Orange County has had more than its share of divorces amongst cast members. Some of the splits have been relatively low drama-like the Gina/Jeanas-Gina Kirschenheiter and Jeana Keough. Other un-couplings have occurred after decades-long marriages fell apart-like the unions of Lynne Curtin and Vicki Gunvalson.
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.
With Watch What Happens Live taping in Los Angeles all week, it was a guarantee that Real Housewives cast members from the past and present would show up and take a lot of photos together. The Los Angeles taping meant that Housewives and alums from Real Housewives of Orange County and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills showed up in droves.
Original Housewives Vicki Gunvalson (obviously), Jeana Keough, and Lauri Peterson showed up for a taping along with Kelly Dodd, Gretchen Rossi, Jill Zarin, Dina Manzo (who lives in California now), Eileen Davidson, and NeNe Leakes among others.
Last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live was packed with (reality) star power. Andy Cohen had Dorinda Medley on as his featured guest and 31 other Bravolebrities rang the doorbell before making surprise appearances.
Since the episode was taped in Los Angeles, it was mostly cast members from the Bravo shows that take place in California: Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Orange County, but plenty of other notable Bravo personalities showed up. It was a really fun episode to watch, but the 31 extra guests definitely took away from Dorinda’s time in the spotlight- at least in my opinion.
Someone once told me if you have nothing nice to say; say nothing at all. Well, unfortunately I’m not at liberty to do that – sorry Real Housewives Of Orange County. I have nothing nice to say about any of you, and the thought of holding it all in makes me want to cry like I’m Meghan Edmonds fake-sobbing in a canyon. Maybe Meghan’s tears were instal-dried by the wind or evaporated. Or plastic people make plastic tears which just clog in their tear ducts and until they’re plucked out and thrown away.
Meghan and Vicki Gunvalson aren’t so different, are they? It’s ME ME ME all the TIME TIME TIME. No one understands and blah, blah, blah…
Another week, another gallery of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing snapshots on Instagram.
Above: Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds: “Golf tournament attire? Yep! #HollywoodTheme #MarilynManHoes #PG13post #ImNotABitchButTheHatIsFunny”
Look below for pics from Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos, Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley, Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador, Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis, and more.
When the last Real Housewives of Orange County season started, I could not stand Kelly Dodd. As more episodes aired, I grew to be even more annoyed. Then there were was a slight shift in the tide and I actually felt bad for Kelly during that hellish Ireland trip.
Even though I couldn’t believe Kelly brought up Tamra Judge’s relationship with her estranged daughter on top of pretty much everything else Kelly did before that trip, I still felt like Tamra, Heather Dubrow, and Shannon Beador were ganging up on Kelly and trying to instigate her. I am still trying to figure out how I feel about Kelly, but she definitely earned her spot and allowed us all to move on from the Brooks Ayers saga that was still lingering from the season before. That’s why I’m pretty pleased Andy Cohen confirmed Kelly’s return.
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Happy Monday! We have a quick roundup of reality star sightings for you from the weekend! Amare Magazine celebrated Vicki Gunvalson last night at their Winter Soiree 3rd Issue Launch held at EnVy Lounge. The Real Housewives of Orange County star was joined by Jeana Keough, Kelly Dodd, Terra Jole and more!
NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss attended a cocktail party hosted by Debra L. Lee & Jeff Friday at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood.
Also spotted this weekend: Kyle Richards, Kim Kardashian, Sheree Whitfield and more. Check them out in the gallery below!