There were some very impressive reality TV star Halloween costumes this year. Sure, some people just threw on an animal ear headband, but most of them really went all out. Lisa Rinna dressed like her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Erika Jayne and absolutely killed it. When Erika posted the photo on her own Instagram, it took me a few seconds to realize that it was Lisa and not Erika.
Cameran Eubanks’ dressed up her daughter Palmer as fellow Southern Charm cast member Patricia Altschul. She even dressed up her neighbor’s dog (long story) Elvis to accompany Palmer as Patricia’s beloved butler Michael.
Unfortunately, Lizzie Rovsek only got one season as a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County. She did return as a Friend of the Housewives the following season and she’s made guest appearances here and there. Just last season she showed up for Vicki Gunvalson’s party.
She may have been a one and done Housewife, but she does have a lot of scoop on the cast members and everything that went down during Seasons 9 and 10. Not only that, but she’s still in touch with Vicki and Kelly Dodd in addition to being friends with new Housewife Emily Simpson.
Does a birthday even count if it isn’t documented on social media? No, not these days. Even reality TV stars are all about celebrating a birthday with an Instagram post.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga celebrated their daughter Antonia’s thirteenth birthday with their whole family.
Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian all gathered to celebrate Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday. Kylie also kept the celebrations going with a birthday trip to Las Vegas.
I’ve always wondered what happens to the Real Housewives who get booted from their shows before they’re ready. In my head, there’s some sort of former Housewives support group that they all attend. Maybe there’s a group chat where they talk shit about the current cast members.
Even though Lydia McLaughlin is not on Real Housewives of Orange County anymore, she and her husband Doug McLaughlin are still promoting Nobleman Magazine. This time they are bringing many former Housewives together for this event.
Being a Real Housewife is pretty tough. Aside from the attention and paychecks, there is a lot of drama and scrutiny to deal with being in the public eye. Living that post-Real Housewives life can be even worse. The women have the same scrutiny, but (typically) less funds to alleviate their problems.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Lizzie Rovsek and her husband Christian Rovsek owe more than $108,000 in back taxes. If only she got to hold up an orange for more than one season.
There are certain photos that have become the norm when scrolling through Instagram feed in the summer. Just like your friends, plenty of reality stars are hitting the beach, lounging by the pool, posing on pool floats, and kicking it on boats. And just like your friends, plenty of them made sure to document those occasions and share photos on Instagram- of course.
Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub showed off her bikini body while enjoying some time on a boat. Teen Mom star Leah Messer took her three daughters to the beach. Potomac Housewife Monique Samuels showcased her baby bump in a swimming pool.
Back in October 2017, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lizzie Rovsek filed for divorce from Christian Rovsek. It took a couple months for that news to make headlines.
Since then, we haven’t heard much about the divorce proceedings. This could be because Lizzie has stayed away from the spotlight. After all, she was only a Real Housewife for just one season, so her personal life isn’t on display as much as other former Housewives. Or maybe we haven’t heard much about the divorce because it’s not actually happening?
2017 has been a banner year for the cursed reality TV marriage. It seemed like every time we blinked another reality star filed for divorce!
Some were predictable (ahem Luann de Lesseps and Shannon Beador), while others came as a complete surprise (like Little Women: LA‘s Briana Renee FINALLY kicking sleazy Matt Ericson to the curb or Dr. Jackie Walter‘s husband being caught cheating). And in the middle there were a whole host of other unlucky in love really stars. Including a who a few who actually tied the knot ON TV – only to split in front of the cameras as well.
Below is our rundown of 2017’s reality star divorces. Here’s hoping for many less in 2018!