For a filler episode, this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County was quite the roller coaster, wasn’t it? There was a heartwarming high. There were low-budget lows. And then right at the end, was the lowest low of all. Personally, over the course of the episode I went from getting choked up. To being weirded out. To being completely shocked, emotionally triggered and happily surprised at the return of a familiar face. And finally, to feeling physically sick to my stomach by the final scene. For a Housewives season many fans are choosing not to watch, this year in the OC is certainly delivering all kinds of emotions so far. And we haven’t even reached the earth-shattering outbreak of a global pandemic!
Let’s just start with the low-budget low, shall we? The episode kicks off with Emily Simpson FaceTiming Gina Kirschenheiter to rehash last week’s drama. Which would be a totally ordinary thing to do in the world of Housewives if Gina weren’t busy shopping at…Walmart. Now listen. I’m not saying shopping at Walmart is sad and depressing the way some ‘Wives might. But it’s normal. Which is precisely what I don’t want from a Housewives show. Give me luxury! Give me wealth! At the very least, give me Trader Joe’s. I mean. Can you imagine Heather Dubrow deigning to shop at Walmart during her five seasons on the show? I didn’t think so. Gina getting caught shopping at Walmart on camera just goes to show how far this show has fallen from its glory days.
There is a complicated history between Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge and alum Gretchen Rossi. Let’s remember back to a dinner party during Gretchen’s first season. It was at Tamra’s house, and Tamra planned to get an engaged Gretchen “naked wasted.” Mission accomplished. It was weird watching Gretchen flirt with Tamra’s son and then bellow “TAMRAAA!”
Gretchen and her fiancé of 6 years, serial Housewife dater, Slade Smiley, welcomed their daughter Skylar Gray on July 10. The couple had battled infertility for a long time.
Just a few years ago, the Real Housewives of Orange County was one of the crown jewels in Bravo’s sprawling franchise. However, even the most diehard OC apologists can admit the show has suffered a major fall from grace in the last few years from its glory days of fake cancer and Irish bus rides from hell.
And in a new interview with HollywoodLife, Tamra Judge is finally acknowledging the rough years, and promising fans a major course correction during Season 14.
Real Housewives of Orange County has been bringing the drama this season. We have watched Emily Simpson struggle to balance her job and children while her
little bitch husband, Shane Simpson, supposedly studied to take the bar exam. You know–the kind of studying you do locked away in a hotel for days with no communication with your family.
Then, Emily was swept up in newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s first misstep as a Housewife. In this case, Braunwyn, the mom of seven, was caught in a lie. And in a tacky visor for the Shannon Beador bus trip.
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.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke may be a recent transplant to the OC from Miami, but it turns out that she’s more than a little well-connected to several past Orange County Housewives.
In a new interview, the Real Housewives of Orange County newbie opened up about her deep roots with one particular OG of the OC and picked which former ‘Wife she would want back on the show.
New Housewife Braunwyn Windham-Burke is beginning to find out what the Real Housewives Of Orange County is all about. Braunwyn was caught in a lie this week about texting former OC cast members Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek. For the alleged crime, she was put through a brutal Hollywood tour bus inquisition by unlicensed prosecuting attorneys Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge. Unfortunately, Shane Lil’ Bitch Simpson was unavailable to represent Braunwyn as he was busy trying to pass the California Bar exam.
Apparently, there is more to Braunwyn than being pretty, pleasant and procreative. Aside from finding out she sometimes lies to avoid confrontation, we are also learning more about Braunwyn’s complicated relationship with her mother, Dr. Deb. A woman who looks like Cyndi Lauper circa 1984 and dresses like JoJo Siwa circa 2019.
Truth and consequences have come to Real Housewives Of Orange County. Everything unfolded when Shannon Beador decided to take Gina Kirschenheiter to LA for a little fun in the California sun, but nothing can keep the storm clouds away. Not even a designer makeover and many glasses of champagne!
You can take the Rail (zing!) Housewives Of Orange County to LA, but you can’t take the tacky Orange County out of them. Leave it Kelly Dodd to throw a big ol’ fit in a fancy restaurant. But to be fair: Kelly was getting it from all ends, just like she says, except it’s not from 8 guys. But, 6 Housewives pulling a train of gossip about her sex life.