Well, that’s it. My brain is permanently scarred. My eyes can’t unsee it. Did anyone have Kelly Dodd filming in bed with a shirtless Rick Leventhal on their 2020 Bravo bingo card? Because that’s how this episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County opened. And in the immortal words of one Valerie Cherish, “I don’t need to see that!” (Listen, if you know, you know.) Honestly, the less said about the Fox News reporter wanting to hang things Kelly (in 7 minutes though?), the better. The only good thing about suffering through that opening scene was seeing it get interrupted by Hoda Kotb reporting on the encroaching coronavirus.
This season is turning out to be a bit like Game of Thrones when it comes to the pandemic. Like the families of Westeros, the women are busy fighting and feuding and getting offended. But the real problem on the horizon is the proverbial White Walker they’re all dismissing. It’s coming, ladies. Even if Rick Leventhal isn’t worried about it. And it’s going to lay waste to this season, which apparently, we might already be about halfway through? If that’s true, is this jaunt to Palm Springs supposed to count as one of Season 15’s cast trips?
It’s safe to assume that the current Real Housewives of Orange County season is shaping up to be a rough one for Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She’s venturing into sobriety. Apparently, she’s “renegotiating” her marriage with Sean Burke in addition to dating someone else.
She has a lot going on with her personal storylines and with the group. At one point, she wasn’t speaking to any of her co-stars. Recently, she revealed that she has finally talked to Shannon Beador, but it’s unclear how close they actually are right now. She accused Emily Simpson and Kelly Dodd of unfollowing her on social media because they have different political beliefs. And, well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Braunwyn’s drama with her co-stars.
At this point you’d think Emily Simpson would be used to people making fun of her husband, Shane Simpson. It’s just too easy to hate him on Real Housewives of Orange County. He puts Emily down on camera, isn’t funny, acts superior to everyone when he absolutely is not, and just plain grosses me out.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s husband, Sean Burke, however has been giving Shane a run for his money at the “Worst Husband on RHOC” title. Sean was all up in Gina Kirschenheiter’s face at Shannon Beador’s party during this week’s episode. While I initially thought Gina was blowing the text messages he sent her out of proportion, I can’t help but see Sean in a different light. And it’s not because of the dorky outfit he was wearing. It’s because he’s such an enabler. Anyways, Andy Cohen is also curious about the similarities between Sean and Shane.
Remember Jim Bellino? Of course, you don’t want to remember his huge face and probably keep memories of him locked up in that never-remember part of your brain. Is Jim also on your list of worst husbands from Real Housewives of Orange County? Because he’s right up there with Shane Simpson for me.
Not only is Jim archaic in his views on marriage and gender roles, but he also gets hyper-sensitive when people say mean things about him. For instance, when Jim and Alexis Bellino were married, they opened a number of trampoline parks. Back in 2018, when Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador were on a podcast they did what they do and talked trash about him. He retaliated by suing both of them for defamation.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County was a tough one for Emily Simpson. She squabbled with her bestie on the show, Gina Kirschenheiter.
But most of Emily’s problems stemmed from her marriage to Shane “little bitch” Simpson. RHOC co-star Kelly Dodd christened Shane with the nickname, and I must say, it was well-deserved last season.
Are you guys ready for Real Housewives of Orange County? They filmed this season during a pandemic, y’all! They came to play and not even Kelly Dodd’s idiotic coronavirus comments could derail this train. So let’s dive in and see what these over-ripe oranges are up to.
We open up with a really ominous beach scene because what is more ominous than Newport Beach. Newport Beach, new cast members, new beginnings, new hips for Emily Simpson. New new new. Everything that you want to see in a fresh season of Real Housewives. And not a Vicki Gunvalson or Tamra Judge in sight.
Even though Real Housewives is technically a reality TV show, we don’t see anyone’s true reality. Of course, it’s impossible to show the entirety of anyone’s life. However, some of these Housewives sure do hide a lot. And by “a lot” I mean lawsuits on lawsuits on lawsuits.
But, aside from legal issues the women are trying to hide, what else are they trying to keep from the show? Well, apparently, there’s a West Coast Housewife who’s trying hard to hide her husband’s affair.
For some reason Kelly Dodd still has a job on Real Housewives of Orange County. The COVID-denier has been spewing false information about the virus for basically the whole pandemic. In spite of her own co-star, Shannon Beador, testing positive for COVID, she’s still saying ridiculous things.
Kelly being tone deaf and insensitive is not a surprise. Her only amazing moment on RHOC was when she accurately described Emily Simpson’s husband, Shane Simpson, as a “lil bitch.” Other than that, Kelly is terrifying. She knows no boundaries, goes for the jugular, and is just “woefully uniformed” like Andy Cohen says. This week, Kelly’s making more headlines for being ridiculous, insensitive, and tone-deaf.