The Real Housewives of Orange County has had more than its share of bad marriages. Viewers have been subjected to uncomfortable scenes of marriages falling apart almost since the beginning of the show. Watching RHOC through the years is enough to make someone not only think twice about marriage, but to consider taking a vow of celibacy!
Who could forget the unhappy union of Donn Gunvalson and Vicki Gunvalson? The ugly fights of Tamra Judge and Simon Barney? Kelly Dodd’s eagerness to shed husband Michael Dodd? More recently, Gina Kirschenheiter’s divorce has played out on the show and in the media like a tragic Lifetime movie. Emily Simpson’s marriage has also been the subject of conversation due to hubby Shane Simpson’s disdainful comments towards her on the show. It seems fair to ask, how does Emily really feel about Shane’s sarcastic comments?
Season 13 of Real Housewives of Orange County was boring. But an interesting and unconfirmed rumor emerged that “OG” Vicki Gunvalson, if she wanted to save her full-time Housewife position for the next season, had to deliver a big storyline. She needed to get engaged–on camera. No pressure!
It’s not like Vicki didn’t constantly tell her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, that she wanted him to put a ring on it and make it official. Steve finally did propose to Vicki in April of 2019, and it seemed like Vicki’s RHOC position was guaranteed.
Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson used to be friends. At least, friends of the Housewife variety. The Real Housewives of Orange County stars were at odds last season over Vicki introducing her ex Michael Dodd to a new woman after their split. Even worse, they had an ugly dispute at the Season 13 reunion when Vicki insinuated that Kelly was a cocaine user. Funny how that could make someone angry!
Since then, the two have been feuding, often trading barbs on social media. During the cast trip to Arizona, Vicki repeated a story she had allegedly heard about Kelly being banned from her daughter’s school. Kelly, of course, called Vicki out for spreading ugly rumors. Astonishingly, the two apologized to each other at dinner on the final night of the trip. Were the two really ready to repair their broken friendship? Two other RHOC stars think something was amiss with the apology-fest at the Miraval retreat.
Family life can be difficult. There are no two ways about it. Some families get along great and some break out into WWIII over holiday dinners. Kelly Dodd knows a couple of things about unstable life with relatives. When we first met Kelly on Real Housewives of Orange County, she was still married to Michael Dodd. Along with her husband and daughter, Jolie, Kelly’s mom and brother lived with them as well. There were no huge arguments or disruptions on camera, but sometimes families like to keep their fights on the downlow.
By Season 13 of RHOC, Kelly’s husband and couch crashers all but disappeared. We know where Michael went, divorce court, but the whereabouts of her mother and brother were largely ignored. Turns out there was some action going down that viewers didn’t see. One of Kelly’s co-stars stuck their nose in her business (again) and gave her opinion on what allegedly occurred with Mom and Bro. I’ll give you five seconds to guess who that was… Now fans will get to see what happened to cause turmoil and how Kelly reacts to watching it play out on television.
It’s mommy issues galore on Real Housewives Of Orange County! Can’t nobody raise a child right?!
Let’s start with Gina Kirschenheiter, who must Uber to the birthday party Emily Simpson is throwing for Annabelle. Then Gina gets there so late the Happy Birthday has already been sung. I thought Gina was actually bringing a used car seat as a gift until she revealed that she’s officially unable to drive until her DUI is resolved, and is actually Ubering everywhere.
As the party wraps up, after Gina treats herself to tiger face paint, she and Emily get to talking about… Gina. Which is all they ever talk about! This time Gina is panicked over how close she came to being arrested in her home in front of her children, and how scaring that would be. Emily likens it to the time she had to be taken away in an ambulance. Which pisses Gina off.
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.
Last night the Real Housewives Of Orange County tried to have a Pretty Woman moment by taking the distressed and disorganized Gina Kirschenheiter to Rodeo Drive for a makeover, but it ended in tears, tantrums, and tales of trains gone wrong!
I do not FOR ONE SECOND believe the rumor that Kelly Dodd did a train (is that even how you say it?) of 8 guys. I also refuse to look up the proper terminology for “train,” because I did that last week and now I’m getting some suspicious GoogleAds. So thank you Vicki Gunvalson for once again ruining things for everyone.
The most shocking thing about the Trains, Cars, and Terrible Friends saga is that moments after making this proclamation that she knows something very, very terrible about Kelly, Vicki skips out when the rest of the women head to a bar. Vicki pass up free tequila? HUH?
Ooooh… already a juicy cliffhanger on Real Housewives Of Orange County and courtesy of Vicki Gunvalson no less, who is desperate to prove that she belongs holding an orange.
Kelly Dodd really had no other option but to storm out of Tamra Judge‘s housewarming party after unleashing her superpower supersonic F-bombs on Vicki.
When Kelly’s voice goes to that decibel of extreme whininess I imagine that dogs everywhere go into a trance and start walking, zombie-like, towards the TV screen. Frisker – go to a new master!