Jeana Keough was a memorable “OG” on Real Housewives of Orange County. Much of her story line centered on her real estate career and her three children: Shane Keough, Kara Keough, and Colton Keough. Her troubled marriage to Matt Keough was also front and center on RHOC.
In November of 2019, Jeana announced that she and Matt were finally divorced after being separated for 22 years. Sadly, in May of 2020, Matt passed away.
It sounds like the Battle of the Brain Cells is going down during a break in filming Real Housewives of Orange County. It certainly isn’t rare for women no longer appearing on a show to comment needlessly about their former gig. It’s also the #3 rule in a non-existent handbook that former stars must not speak well of the current cast in any manner. This is most likely because they didn’t leave they show voluntarily and instead found themselves the victim of being #firedbybravo.
So it makes sense that Gretchen Rossi’s name dusted off the dirt and decided to come out and play. Recently Gretch was on a podcast, god bless the podcast host who remembered her, and decided to speak on Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Yes, Braunwyn has done the most and a lot of viewers found her distasteful, but the one thing Braunwyn has going for her is at least she isn’t… Gretchen. After calling Braunwyn inauthentic and claiming not to “understand her sexuality”, Braunwyn has a response. This would be a good time for Gretchen to pack for Bass Lake.
What can we say about Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County? It was boring. Braunwyn Windham-Burke was the center of the show. She revealed that she was an alcoholic, and RHOC viewers watched her begin her sobriety journey.
Then she announced that she was a lesbian and began dating a woman. She was still married to her husband, Sean Burke, and the couple planned to stay hitched. They have seven children together, but this situation is complicated. And Braunwyn stated that she would “be heartbroken” if Sean began dating other women.
If you watched the trainwreck that was Real Housewives of Orange County last season, you might be scratching your head. Is it the Braunwyn Windham-Burke show now? Braunwyn has numerous issues and pretty much all of them were the focus of last year’s RHOC. Even though Braunie did the most, Gina Kirschenheiter was dealing with her own life. She had a new boyfriend, Travis Mullen, and their blended family turned into blended bliss. Unfortunately, a dark cloud was still hanging over Gina.
Back in 2019, things were quite different. Gina was in the midst of attempting to reconcile with now ex-husband, Matt Kirschenheiter. RHOC shining a light directly into their lives didn’t do Gina and Matt’s marriage any favors. Matt cheating on Gina didn’t help things either. But Gina was determined to forgive and forget until Matt did something completely unforgivable. In June of that year, Matt lost his shit and his mind. He terrorized Gina, threatened to kill her (while the kids were home), and beat her up. Now it’s time for Matt to face the music.
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!
Kandi Burruss dealt with several personal issues on Season 13 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi sent her eldest daughter, Riley Burruss, off to college even though Riley has no idea how to clean. RHOA viewers watched Riley grow up on our television screens.
Kandi decided to go after Riley’s father, Russell “Block” Spencer, for unpaid child support. Riley and Kandi feel that Riley is entitled to the money that Block owes her. I totally agree.
We are living in a world without Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson on our televisions. Gone are the days of peeing on someone’s bed. Screaming about threesomes in snow-covered mountains are mere memories. And waxing poetic about the necessity of properly fueled love tanks is in the past. Pause for brief wave of nausea… Yes, Vicki is gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten – because she won’t let us forget her.
Last time Vicki was featured on RHOC, she had been demoted to a “friend of” the cast. Though to be fair, Vicki really isn’t much of a friend to anyone. Rumors buzzed there was an #ultimatumbybravo implying Vickster had to get engaged to avoid being tossed to the cornfield a la Peggy Sulahain. In 2019 Steve Lodge, Vicki’s paramour, bit the bullet and asked for Vicki’s hand in marriage after 3 years of dating. Here we are, in 2021, and Vicki is still not Mrs.
Chavez Lodge. People have speculated Steve packed his bags and escaped left Vicki, but she says it’s not true. Recently Vicki’s PR the streets were whispering Vicki got herself a younger man. Now Vicki does what she does best, denies it.
On the bright side, we haven’t been inundated with media featuring the extraness of Braunwyn Windham-Burke in a few weeks. It might be fair to say we all needed a reprieve from her… “antics”. Now that time has come to an end because the Real Housewives of Orange County star is back in the news. I know you’re probably thinking, “what has ‘ol Braunie done this time?” She’s already taken every existing storyline possible and condensed them into one season.
Braunwyn admitted to being an alcoholic and struggled with sobriety on camera. She also came out as a lesbian but did not want to end her twenty-year marriage with husband and statement necklace aficionado, Sean Burke. Braunwyn and Sean remain married, despite Braunwyn not being attracted to men. She even went so far as to say she didn’t want Sean to start dating other women. Speaking of other women, Braunwyn went and got herself a girlfriend, Kris. After five months of pap shots and trying to make a courtship within a marriage work, it seems like Kris has jumped ship.