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Ramona Singer is the “OG” of Real Housewives of New York. She has been on the show since day one, and she never left, unlike Bethenny Frankel, who left and returned. Luann “Cabaret” De Lesseps was at one time demoted to be a lowly Friend of the Housewives.

Ramona has, as always, been busy causing drama during Season 11. At Barbara Kavovit’s clambake, Ramona made her own lobster goodie bags by shoving lobsters in a plastic bag to bring home. At another time, Ramona was caught kissing serial Housewife dater Harry Dubin. Why, Ramona? Why?

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Gina Kirschenheiter joined the Real Housewives of Orange County in Season 13, and viewers were aware from the jump that there were problems in Gina’s marriage. Her husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, traveled non-stop. And he is also allergic to television cameras. In April of 2018, when Gina filed for divorce and got her own casita, it was hardly a shock.

No one thought much of it when Gina received a traffic violation for not stopping at a stop sign in January of 2018. But then, Gina was arrested for a DUI on February 1, 2019. Gina seemed to take responsibility for her actions. She followed that up on February 6 by getting pulled over by the police once again. This time, the mom of three was using her cell phone while driving. That is not cool, Gina. Safety first!

Meghan Edmonds Is Giving Herself “Space To Grieve” Amid Cheating Scandal

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan Edmonds is due for a breather. Seriously. Her marriage to Jim Edmonds is on shaky ground right now.

RHOC viewers watched Meghan go through IVF with little support from her disinterested husband. Meghan finally fulfilled her wish to become a mother when she gave birth to their daughter Aspen in 2016. Then, Meghan and Jim welcomed twin boys, Hart and Hayes, in June of 2018. It looked like Meghan’s life was perfect.

Vicki Gunvalson Speaks Out About Being Demoted To Friend Of The Housewives

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!

Gina defends her divorce. Again

Gina Kirschenheiter joined Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 13, and it was clear that there were issues in her marriage to Matt Kirschenheiter. His insane travel commitments left her basically operating as a single parent to their three children. In April of 2018, Gina filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.”

The couple seemed like they may have been in the process of reconciling. Their social media posts certainly hinted that perhaps Gina and Matthew were rekindling their romance.

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Unfortunately, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter has had an eventful 2019 so far, but not in a good way. First of all, Gina was arrested for a driving under the influence and taken to a Santa Ana jail. Also, Gina was stopped again when she was caught using her cell phone while driving. Consequently, that driving infraction cost the Long Island native a whopping $160.

Come on Gina! That is so dangerous! Perhaps you should start car-pooling with Tamra Judge or Emily Simpson if you don’t want to call Uber.

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Season 13 of Real Housewives of Orange County was, in all honesty, a snooze-fest. The biggest source of drama, other than Tamra Judge’s constant complaints about being Shannon Beador’s best friend, were the fireworks between OG Housewife Vicki Gunvalson and single (and oh-so-ready to mingle) Kelly Dodd.

Kelly accused Vicki of breaking “girl code” by going on a double-date with Vicki’s boyfriend, Steve Lodge,  one of Vicki’s friends, and Kelly’s ex-husband, Michael Dodd. She was furious by Vicki’s betrayal. Now, she isn’t a big fan of Steve’s, either. Still, that issue drove most of the season to its exciting lackluster conclusion.

Why Bravo Needs to Bring Back These Housewives

As another year approaches, it is time to reflect upon the past, and dream about the future. As a reality television fanatic fan, my thoughts turn to which Housewives need to grace our television screens once again. Are you listening, Bravo?

Each Real Housewives franchise has seasons that are amazing and others that are boring less exciting. Often, the key is having the right number of newbies and franchise favorites. But what really makes sparks fly is when a Housewife returns to a show, resuming prior relationships and interacting with newer castmates. Here is my dream team of who needs to be, and deserves to be, a Housewife again.