It’s really unsurprising that Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are not taking their firings from the Real Housewives of Orange County gracefully. In fact, both are kicking and screaming and doing as much press as they can before they become totally irrelevant yet again. While Braunwyn’s been giving as many interviews as possible (this girl loves talking about herself), Kelly is taking, well, a very Kelly approach by blaming Brauny for their firings. Kelly’s shared abrasive texts calling her former co-star a narcissist, a bad mom and every other insult in the book. Considering Kelly teased a potential return prior to the big news, she’s definitely not happy. But you know who is? All the fans that boycotted RHOC Season 15 because of her outrageous behavior.
But back to Braunwyn. She literally turned her entire life upside down for the show just to be kicked off. But frankly, it’s obvious she has some soul-searching to do when it comes to her marriage/expectations from Sean Burke as well as continuing to navigate her sobriety. But it’s clear Brauwyn will fight tooth and nail (or tell whatever lies she has to) to be on the show. However, in the wake of her exit, she really doesn’t have many people left in her corner.
After months of silence, general apathy, and displaying most of her body parts on Instagram, Erika Jayne has spoken. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is battling multiple scandals in her personal life and it looks like the dam might have a crack in it. Things started heating up for Erika in November 2020 when she filed for divorce from Tom Girardi.
What followed was a dumpster fire of law suits with suspicions of fraud and embezzlement thrown in. It’s been easier for Erika to remain unbothered in the background while RHOBH wasn’t airing. But when the current season premiered and spawned a Hulu documentary about Tom and EJ’s allegations, it became difficult for Erika to stay under the radar. Last night EJ’s Twitter fingers got itchy and added another piece of the puzzle. First there were widows, then there were orphans, now we have… SNAKES.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, otherwise known as the Teresa Giudice and Friends Show, has given so much to pop culture. Tre’s table flip. The world’s most dramatic christening, thanks to Joe Gorga. Caroline Manzo’s “family is thick as thieves” quote. Sprinkle cookies. And, most recently, Gia Giudice’s dramatic song about her parents feuding with the Gorgas getting the viral TikTok treatment.
For months, people have been “waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things” on the app. The song is the perfect sound to describe feeling like your life’s a mess. Even though my personal fav Gia song is Milania Giudice’s 5th birthday bop. “First you were one, then you were two.” Arguably more iconic than Melissa Gorga’s “On Display”.
And while Tre and Joe Giudice haven’t been the best at handling their finances in the past, this family knows how to make money. Tre and Tarzan went from Sizzle Tan ads to Instagram swipe-ups and book deals. Hell, half of the Giudice girls have Cameo profiles of their own so fans can receive personalized videos. They’ve gotta fund Tre’s pineapple addiction and fabulicious lifestyle somehow. And that somehow is through sponsored posts. You gotta respect the hustle.
It’s been a sight to behold to watch Bravo fans unite over Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd’s firings from the Real Housewives of Orange County. I truly cannot wait for the day that they become so irrelevant that I forget how to spell Boringwyn’s name correctly. For the show to prevail, they needed to get the boot. And Heather Dubrow couldn’t have picked a better time to make a comeback.
Kelly and Braunwyn have, to no one’s surprise, not been taking their fall from grace, well, gracefully. Braunwyn is having even more of an identity crisis now that she lost an audience to observe her train-wreck of a life. And she’s not going to grapple well with not having any sort of spotlight on herself, so no wonder she’s already eyeing an RHOC cameo. As for Kelly, she’s being Kelly. Hurling low-blow insults at Braunwyn and blaming her for their firings. Blaming Heather’s teenage son for giving her COVID-19 months ago. Even going back and forth with Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa Gharachedaghi on social media. So, it’s typical Kelly behavior.
There are very few people in the world who can recognize a true stunt queen move. But if you were compelled to form a group of individuals who can clock someone that engages in questionable endeavors with a goal of achieving recognition, call a Bravo viewer. We get lots of stunt queens and most fans are well-versed in not tolerating blatant acts of
desperation forced content. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been suffering from forced content for several seasons now, and the person often called in to work is Brandi Glanville.
Brandi has basically been there for the show since
she was fired her contract wasn’t renewed. RHOBH had a rough go last year and lost Denise Richards as a result. Denise was the newest target in the environment where absolutely no one is ganged up on. After the disaster that was #puppygate and Lisa Vanderpump’s departure, rumors of a boring Season 10 filled the media during production. Evolution called in Brandi who had some handy dandy unconfirmed rumors to share. Despite the negative press, Denise quitting, and not exactly gaining fans, Brandi has no regrets.
Now that Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke have been officially fired from the Real Housewives of Orange County, I’m looking forward to the day that I never have to write about either of them ever again. But as of now (thanks to their desperate grasps for relevancy), that day has not come.
Boringwyn is taking the approach of giving any interview possible, debuting a new relationship with Fernanda Rocha and already trying to weasel her way in a Season 16 cameo. Meanwhile, Kelly Fraud is fighting with everyone. She attacked Braunwyn over text, blaming her for their firings. And she’s been publically feuding with Golnesa Gharachedaghi from Shahs of Sunset. She’s not taking her fall very gracefully.
I firmly believe there is literally nothing Kandi Burruss can’t do. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is a singer, songwriter, producer, restauranteur, actor, businesswoman, philanthropist — the list goes on. She’s also a badass mom and wife to Todd Tucker, and they are the definition of a power couple. Even though some people (*cough cough* NeNe Leakes) question Kandi’s career or come up, she remains unbothered and always finds a way to make her coin. The moral is don’t start none with Kandi and there won’t be none. Hear that, Phaedra Parks?
Season 13 of RHOA showed me that while I love Kandi, she might be beyond the show. While she used to get in blow-up fights with the cast, now she seems calm and collected. Well, unless you’re messing with her food. She doesn’t seem to hold grudges, forgiving Porsha Williams after all their history. She knows the definition of girl code and could teach Kenya Moore a thing or two about loyalty. Plus, she’s the Mistress Angel and has always been true to who she is on the show, through the good times and the bad. (Those rough days of Todd vs. Mama Joyce have stuck with me).
Everyone from the check-out person at Publix to high-ranking attorneys seems to have something to say about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne. The only people not discussing Erika’s trials and tribulations are the members of the coveted and exclusive group, Fox Force Five. Erika’s solid group of loyal friends tried calling themselves The Golden Girls, but alas, the name was taken and Bea Arthur’s ghost wants nothing to do with this mess. It appears the ladies bound by
trust honor integrity television have sanctioned a vow of silence on their team-member’s struggles and only speak to the media when Lisa Vanderpump sneezes.
Other Bravolebrities have EJ on the brain and have publicly commented on her situation. Former Real Housewives of Orange County spitfire Kelly Dodd pretty much comments on everything right after she refreshes a webpage. No one is safe and Erika’s legal matters haven’t been spared. Recently Kelly had a viewing of the Hulu documentary detailing Erika and Tom Girardi’s nefarious charges. So Kelly decided to perform a public service and lend a voice of support to the widows and orphans.