It’s been quite a ride for Shannon Beador since she joined Real Housewives of Orange County. Since we’ve “known” her, Shannon has weathered many storms (see what I did there? I’ll show myself out). First, there was her rocky road to a relationship with Heather Dubrow. Then there was THE AFFAIR, which sent Shannon on a crusade to save her marriage to dead eyes David Beador. Finally, there was the separation and inevitable divorce. Nine lemons in a bowl weren’t enough to save that ship.
Shannon’s life has always been something to watch. In Season 14 of RHOC, I think we’re going to see a completely different Shannon. Since last season, she’s totally come into her own as an individual. She started her own QVC food line, got back in shape – and started dating again with the help of former frenemy Kelly Dodd. Now it looks like Shannon is on to the next!
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!
Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson is back for Season 14 after making it through her freshman year as a Housewife. Emily, unlike some other ladies, survived her first season relatively unscathed. She wasn’t arrested, her marriage remains intact and she didn’t declare bankruptcy. Yet, Emily was still invited back for another season!
In every Housewife cast, you need a voice of reason. On RHOC, that person would be Emily. She seems like an open book and was willing to share her life with viewers, from fertility issues to a complicated relationship with her mother. Emily recently discussed something a little less serious on Twitter, setting the record straight regarding false information about her age that pops up on the internet.
The big news in Housewife Land has been that the Real Housewives of Orange County is back for Season 14. I have to admit, the last few seasons of RHOC have not been stellar, but I have remained optimistic that things will get better. And from the looks of this season’s trailer, it appears that Season 14 will be a good one, full of cast trips, fights and meltdowns. Finally!
All of the cast will be back, with a few changes in store. Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been added as a new Housewife. OG Vicki Gunvalson is now in a Friend of role. I am sure she was hoarse from shrieking by the end of the day she learned about that decision! And Vicki’s Tres Amigas pal Shannon Beador will continue to share her post-divorce journey with viewers–but one thing is different about her.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That pretty much sums up the friendship between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. The Real Housewives of Orange County stars have always enjoyed a rocky relationship. From Vicki’s third face to Tamra’s second body, the two have gone through both physical and emotional changes over the years. Sometimes getting along, other times screaming in each other’s faces, the OC duo has brought the drama.
Vicki always had quite a hefty fan base, until Brooks Ayers came into the picture. After his cancer-scamming subterfuge, Vicki dealt with the loss of co-star support and viewer disgust. Season 13 of RHOC found Vicki with not much of a story-line, despite
her new boyfriend efforts to remain relevant. And even though Vicki somehow threatened coerced Steve Lodge into a proposal, it just wasn’t enough to secure an orange for the OG. When the news of Vicki’s demise went public, if you listened closely, you could hear fans shouting their approval from the rooftops. Or maybe that was just Kelly Dodd. Now that the mighty has fallen, on-again, off-again friend Tamra has some thoughts on Vicki’s demotion to Siberia friend status.
The cast photo and trailer for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County are truly jarring! The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted. We knew it took a while for Vicki to sign the contract, but I feel like we were led to believe she was coming back in a full-time capacity.
The OG has confirmed the demotion herself, saying, “I am back again this season right in the middle of the action in a different role.” That different role means that we will see less of the OG. This means more camera time for Tamra Judge’s boobs , Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd’s dating lives, Gina Kirschenheiter’s DUI, Emily Simpson’s twerp husband, and the newbie, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Braunwyn has seven kids! It looks like RHOC has enough of a cast and a lot of new drama to get into. Some people are, like the OG of the Housewives, apparently old news.
It is difficult to remember what the Real Housewives of Orange County was like before Kelly Dodd. Love her or loathe her, Kelly has added humor, drama and storylines to the show in a way that her castmates often seem hesitant–or unable to do. Loose cannon Kelly says whatever is on her mind and often does not think about the consequences of doing so. Which of course, makes for a great Housewife!
Kelly has also been open about her love life and shared with viewers the problems in her marriage to Michael Dodd, which eventually led to their divorce. Last season, we saw Kelly jump back into the dating pool, even sucking face with a much older man while the ladies were out to dinner. Time to erase that memory! Earlier this year, Kelly announced she was dating someone new. And apparently her budding relationship is already over.
Rumors have been circulating for a while about Real Housewives of Orange County’s “OG” Vicki Gunvalson, and the role that she would (or wouldn’t) play on Season 14. We have seen Vicki go through a divorce, find love with the cancer-faking Brooks Ayers, dump him, and build up her successful insurance business. There were rumors that Bravo wasn’t happy with Vicki’s snoozy storyline last season, and that Vicki needed to deliver an on-camera proposal from boyfriend Steve Lodge to secure her orange as a Housewife. No pressure, right?
Vicki certainly delivered with the engagement when Steve popped the question in April. It remains to be seen if the moment was memorialized by RHOC cameras. Or if there was an engagement party at Andale’s in Puerto Vallarta. Apparently, it wasn’t enough to nab a full-time position on the show that Vicki has been a Housewife on since the very first episode. It’s true–Vicki is returning as a Friend of the Housewives. Ouch!