Finally we have reached the end of the line with Real Housewives Of Orange County. It has been a long and confusing season of many Housewives I do not particularly like. Tamra Judge, I am looking at you. Furthermore I am so thankful I will no longer have to type Brauwnyn Windham-Burke‘s exhausting name, as exhausting as the woman herself, every week. Ugh.
Among the many revelations from part 3 of the reunion, we learned that skanky behavior has always been a cornerstone of the show’s foundation and Andy Cohen will not have you argue it any other way. Boobs out, girls!
We open with Vicki Gunvalson accusing Braunwyn of violating the show’s moral compass, causing Vicki to lose 2 clients. I’m sorry, so dating cancer scamming Brooks Ayers meets Vici’s clients “moral compass”? Andy reminds Vicki that she has flashed her tits at the dinner table, given fake blow jobs (in addition to plenty of low blows) and participated in the Naked Wasted episode with Gretchen Rossi, so why the revisionist history??
It’s hard to believe we are at the end of season 14 of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Some highlights of the season for me were getting to know Emily Simpson a little better and Gina Kirschenheiter chasing after a dramatic Tamra Judge in the finale. Plus Kelly Dodd taking no prisoners on the cast trip to Key West–and on Part 1 of the reunion. And dare I say, Vicki Gunvalson’s demotion?
Lowlights include Tamra and Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s make out session, Dr. Deb’s tough love maternal instincts and some of the Tres Amigas’ escapades. Kelly and the Amigas were at odds most of the season over everything from Shannon Beador’s Miraval retreat gonging to the ugly rumors spread about Kelly. Over-the-top retaliation by Kelly, including inserting herself in the Jim Bellino lawsuit fueled the feud. Will the Amigas and Kelly ever find their way back to each other? Shannon recently made it clear that she and Kelly are still on the outs.
Can you believe that we are already at the finale of the Real Housewives of Orange County? The season went by so fast. I can’t say that a lot happened, but for me, the season was a bit better than the last few have been. Which is not a ringing endorsement, but I will call it progress. Thirsty Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s make-out sessions with Tamra Judge are not part of said progress. Emily Simpson’s occasional spot-on snark is.
One of my favorite parts of the season has been seeing Shannon Beador get her groove back. Well, as much as Shannon can groove, anyways. It was great to see her come out on the other side of her bitter divorce emotionally intact and a little happier. On this week’s episode, we saw Shannon out on a date with “Babe,” the man she at met at a bar earlier in the season. Babe is not the only gentleman Shannon was grooving with at the time of filming, however. She also brought a surprise date to Vicki Gunvalson’s engagement party–a real blast from the OC past.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are finally back on their home turf after their raucous trip to Miami and Key West. As per usual, the vacation centered around cast drama and drag-phobic Vicki Gunvalson needing to have an ambulance called. Isn’t this her third emergency room trip on a cast vacation? Maybe Vicki wouldn’t be the best travel partner–for this and a million other reasons.
Kelly Dodd was front and center in all the Floridian drama, with some of her castmates not speaking to her during part of the vacation. She was on the outs with both Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador over comments she had made about the Jim Bellino lawsuit. Kelly had also stirred the pot earlier this season between Shannon and Tamra by telling Shannon some things that Tamra had said about her behind her back. Now, Tamra is trying to flip the script by telling her side of that story, which is probably no surprise to anyone.
Last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County ended with Vicki Gunvalson’s annual vacation tradition: an ambulance trip. She slipped and fell after a fully-clothed drunken swim. Is it even an RHOC cast trip if Vicki isn’t hospitalized at least once?
Meanwhile, Vicki makes additional moves to secure screen time during tonight’s new episode. She hands out hats with descriptions to each of the girls. Hers says “Engaged AF,” of course. Shannon Beador’s says “Single AF.” Tamra Judge gets a hat that reads “Married AF.” And then Vicki gives Kelly Dodd a hat that says “Krazy AF,” which Vicki didn’t find offensive since she spelled the word “crazy” with a “k” instead of a “c.” Meanwhile, Kelly (and the viewers) see that this is another attempt to rile Kelly up and get her to flip out.
BravoCon was a dream come true with so many Bravolebrities in New York City. While that many Bravo stars won’t be in the same building until BravoCon 2020, the cast members from different shows do get together from time to time.
Plenty of Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules stars attended the 2019 Daily Mail holiday party in the Big Apple.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd went to visit her friend, RHONY’s Ramona Singer, in the Hamptons in August. Kelly had just split from her plastic surgeon boyfriend, Brian Reagan. What better way to mend a broken heart than hanging out with your friends and chilling?
Ramona introduced Kelly to Rick Leventhal, who is a Fox News correspondent, at a BBQ in the Hamptons. In November, Rick put a ring on it after a few months of dating. He proposed to Kelly on the rooftop terrace of his home in New York City.
It’s obvious that Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd did not make amends filming the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 reunion. They’ve been shading each other left and right ever since.
Recently, Shannon (supposedly) claimed that Rick Leventhal proposed to Kelly with the ring that Jim Bellino gave to his ex-fiancée. Yeah, apparently Jim was engaged to someone other than Alexis Bellino.