Simply put, 2020 has sucked. I don’t think anyone can really dispute that. But from the chaos of everything going on, something good has come out of it all. The discussion surrounding race in America.
This year’s reckoning of Bravo stars was just one step forward. Forcing the Vanderpump Rules cast to take responsibility for racist behavior was shocking to many, but absolutely necessary. Seeing some of our favorites, like Porsha Williams and Braunwyn Windham-Burke, calling for justice was inspiring.
Well the Meghan Edmonds and Jim Edmonds saga doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon. Who would have thought, after even their first scene together on Real Housewives of Orange County,that these two would somehow still be in each other’s lives by now?? For how much Jimmy claims to despise the mother of three of his children, he really just can’t stop talking about her.
So far, Jim has called his marriage to Meghan abusive and loveless. He has also insulted her spending habits. I wonder if all of that has anything to do with Meghan’s ask for a payout higher than their pre-nup dictated? I say get your money and your life, girl. Let’s not forget the time he started a relationship with a woman who he and Meghan previously had a threesome with. Imagine using your ex-wife as bait to catch new women and then turning around and shitting on them publicly. Actually you don’t have to imagine, let’s just keep the popcorn coming and see how this one turns out…
Whether you believe Denise Richards hooked up with Brandi Glanville or not, many people feel that Brandi didn’t tell her story in an organic, spontaneous manner. You’re telling me that Brandi just happened to be sitting in Kim Richards‘ car with a microphone on and that Kyle Richards unexpectedly invited her in without any prior knowledge that Brandi had some tea to spill? I don’t think so.
There was nothing at-all-spontaneous about that one, especially since Brandi isn’t even a cast member on this show anymore. After Denise flipped out at the mention of a “threesome” in the vicinity of her teenage daughters’ ears, the women claimed that they felt mom-shamed. So, more likely than not, Kyle already heard about the hookup via Kim or Brandi herself because why would Kim get in full hair and makeup just to drop off some dresses to Kyle while she’s filming with Teddi Mellencamp? Sure, that wasn’t orchestrated at all…
Former Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan Edmonds and her soon-to-be ex-husband Jim Edmonds finally seem to be moving on. Meghan found out that her dad-jean wearing ex was allegedly cheating on her with the nanny. Then Jim filed for divorce on their fifth wedding anniversary. Ouch.
Jim even called the police on the former RHOC star after she had a night out, questioning her ability to care for their kids. Now Jim is dating Kortnie O’Connor. That wouldn’t be a big deal, except that Kortnie participated in a threesome with Jim and Meghan during their marriage.
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast has come under fire for their comments and behaviors during the coronavirus pandemic. Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Kelly Dodd all hung out in close proximity for a selfie, which sparked outrage among the fans. And David Beador’s fiancée and mother of his future child Lesley Cook shaded Shannon for this gathering. And, let’s not forget the many times that Kelly has made ignorant comments about coronavirus.
Previously demoted and eventually fired Housewife Vicki Gunvalson slammed the California governor for refusing to open up nail salons when she wanted to get a manicure. At the very beginning of the stay-at-home orders, Tamra Judge caught flack for keeping her gym open. And, most recently, the cast traveled to film a trip, which also incited criticism. And now, Shannon has revealed that she and all three of her daughters have tested positive for the coronavirus. Presumably, Shannon was not on the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip.
Real Housewives of Orange County’s resident youngin Gina Kirschenheiter was a bit of an underdog when it came to casting. She wasn’t your typical, over-botoxed Orange County housewife. Hell, she wasn’t even from Orange County – Gina hails from Long Island, NY. But since she joined the cast in season 13, she’s beat the odds on how long fans thought she would stay. As a testament to her staying power, she’s coming back for this upcoming season, which is currently filming.
But Gina has been through more than her fair share of drama since starting the show. As a housewife, she has been mostly unscathed. Her big fights consisted of going toe to toe with Vicki Gunvalson about not believing in God. But her personal life is another story. Back in 2018, Gina filed for divorce from her husband of 8 years, Matt Kirschenheiter. While they tried a few times to reconcile, Matt was arrested for domestic violence against Gina. He was charged with felony “corporal injury – on spouse/cohabitant” and felony “False imprisonment effected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit.” Pretty heavy stuff.
Every former Real Housewife claims that she left the show to “pursue other opportunities,” but pretty much none of them ever quit. In fact, many of them are completely unprepared for life without those Bravo paychecks, overcharging for Cameo videos and peddling laxative teas on Instagram to support themselves and pay for heavily discounted Botox injections.
Sure, some of them are smart with their money, but, at this point, financial issues are a staple among the Housewives, especially the former cast members. It’s par for the course, in all honesty.
Jill Zarin may have been fired from Real Housewives of New York after Season 4, but she is still part of the drama on the sidelines. After her beloved husband Bobby Zarin’s death from cancer in January of 2018, Jill and former friend Bethenny Frankel reunited outside of Bobby’s memorial service while RHONY cameras were rolling.
Since then, Jill found love again with her boyfriend Gary Brody. The couple was even shown attending Luann de Lesseps’ Voodoo Halloween party. Jill seemed relaxed and happy.