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.
It’s tough to be the new girl on a Real Housewives show. All of the
older more seasoned cast members are scared of losing the spotlight, and ultimately, their full-time status on the show. Braunwyn Windham-Burke will make her Real Housewives of Orange County debut on tonight’s Season 14 premiere.
Notably, the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, has been demoted to part-time status. So, those are some
obnoxious big shoes for Braunwyn to fill. Does she have what it takes to last on RHOC? Or will she be a “one and done” like Peggy Sulahian or Peggy Tanous? Well, at least her name isn’t Peggy, so she doesn’t have to deal with that one-season curse. Then again, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson each got a second season after contributing zero during their rookie years. RHOC is struggling to say the least. Does Braunwyn have what it takes to resuscitate the original Real Housewives show!? Let’s hope so. There’s a lot riding on this, Braunwyn.
Gretchen Rossi has given birth to her first child. Following a years-long struggle with infertility, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star welcomed daughter Skylar Gray on Wednesday, July 10.
The baby’s father is Gretchen‘s fiancé and longtime love and OG Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Slade Smiley.
Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have a baby girl on the way. It’s the couple’s first child together and they could not be more excited, especially after their tough journey to conceive.
Gretchen and Slade had a lavish baby shower for their soon-to-be baby girl Skylar Gray at the Seven 7 Seven in Laguna Beach, CA. There were actually a lot of past and present Bravolebrities present at the party. The event was beautifully decorated thanks to Ice Age Glacial Water, Chandon Champagne, Distillery 291, Glamour Flower Boutique, The Balloon Box, and Invitation Design Studio.
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.
Reality Tea is ranking ALL the Housewives from every season and every city! Our list is broken down into three parts with Housewives ranked from worst to ‘best’ (or best of the worst, if you will). Below is Part 1.
What makes a superior species of Housewives? Is it class? Money? Fabulous plastic surgery and good shoes? Beautiful home? A revolving door of crazy that keeps us on our cheaply-clad toes? Is it a supportive husband? An in-home zoo of fabulous miniature fluff balls clad in their own designer wardrobe? Is it a witty zinger or indispensable advice? Is it their ability to rewrite history without irony? To crack open the egg of their emotional travails in front of cameras? Or is it their ability to deftly control the scenery while cracking a Chanel whip?
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Not everyone is cut out to be a Real Housewife and there’s nothing wrong with that. In all honesty, it might even be a compliment. Sometimes Bravo casts women who are just way too normal to be on reality TV. There’s nothing wrong with them as humans, but they are just not fit to expose their lives on reality television.
I have no idea why some of these people were cast, but it happened and we all had to sit through it. Most of the Real Housewives ladies are amazing, then there are some that were just way too boring.
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We’re just days away from the new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County! Last night Housewives past and present gathered together to celebrate the premiere and also the 10 year anniversary of the show!
Nearly every past RHOC cast member turned out for the big event and we have the photos for you! Some blasts from the past included: Peggy Tanous, Lauri Peterson, Jo De La Rosa and more! And of course the current stars were in attendance, too: Vicki Gunvalson, Megan King Edmonds, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and the rest!
See the party photos in the gallery below!