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Why Bravo Needs to Bring Back These Housewives

As another year approaches, it is time to reflect upon the past, and dream about the future. As a reality television fanatic fan, my thoughts turn to which Housewives need to grace our television screens once again. Are you listening, Bravo?

Each Real Housewives franchise has seasons that are amazing and others that are boring less exciting. Often, the key is having the right number of newbies and franchise favorites. But what really makes sparks fly is when a Housewife returns to a show, resuming prior relationships and interacting with newer castmates. Here is my dream team of who needs to be, and deserves to be, a Housewife again.

Gretchen Rossi Is Pregnant With Her First Child!

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi just shared some big news! She and her longtime fiance Slade Smiley are expecting their first child together. They have been very public about their struggles to conceive and their journey with IVF. Now, they are just as open about their good news.

Instagram Roundup: Reza Farahan, Lisa Vanderpump, Captain Lee, & More!

All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.

Flipping Out cast member Jenni Pulos posted a photo of herself and her new puppy named Jax. She did not specify if she named him after Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, but that’s the first “Jax” that popped up in my mind.

Shannon Beador

If it seems like there’s a new update every day in the lawsuit Jim Bellino filed against Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge that’s because there is. It just keeps getting more ridiculous as time goes by.

Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband Jim is actually suing Tamra and Shannon for a $1 million after they answered questions about him on a podcast. He even brought in Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her man Slade Smiley to testify against Tamra and Shannon. Then he demanded to get access to Tamra and Shannon’s emails and texts so he could prove they intended to “ruin his reputation” before the podcast was recorded. This is just way out of hand. Can someone make it stop? Please.

Gretchen Rossi Sets The Record Straight On Bellino Lawsuit Against Tamra Judge

As Gretchen Rossi is finding out, even after you leave The Real Housewives of Orange County, you inevitably get dragged right back into the drama! This week it was reported that Slade Smiley offered to help out with Jim Bellino‘s lawsuit against Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Gretchen Rossi is vehemently denying the initial reports that claimed they were the ones who went to Jim (according to papers Jim filed in the case) and asked if they could assist by testifying about their own experiences with Tamra.

Gretchen took to Facebook to share that she felt compelled to share her side of how this thing actually came about. “First of all Slade and I were contacted by Jim, not the other way around. Even though we had not spoken to him since the show many yrs [sic] ago, we had no bad blood with him. He knew we had been in a similar case for years and had won a judgment against the individual who perpetuated those lies against us.”

Gretchen Rossi sued

Even though she is no longer a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, it doesn’t mean that Alexis Bellino is free of the drama. Well, at least via association thanks to her ex Jim Bellino. Jim is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for “defamation” thanks to some comments they made on a podcast.

The podcast itself didn’t really make major headlines, but Jim himself keeps dragging this whole thing out and bringing more attention to Tamra and Shannon’s comments than they originally received. Jim isn’t the only former cast member looking for attention. Cue, Slade Smiley and his fiancee, former Orange County Housewife, Gretchen Rossi. They decided to involve themselves in this whole mess. Yes, this does seem random, but it really is not surprising that these two are entangled in this.

Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley On Scheana’s Podcast

Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi hung out with Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie on her podcast, Scheananigans. The former Real Housewives of Orange County stars talked about Slade’s almost-stint on The Bachelor, Gretchen’s business, and revealed whether they’d come back to RHOC in the future and they also shared their thoughts on the negativity of the show.

Slade says after ending his relationship so publicly with Jo De La Rosa on RHOC there was a lot of interest in him. Gretchen says he had agents and publicists of “legit celebrities” calling him because their clients wanted to date him.

Dorinda Medley & 31 Surprise Guests On Watch What Happens Live; NeNe Leakes Has Beef With Reza Farahan

Last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live was packed with (reality) star power. Andy Cohen had Dorinda Medley on as his featured guest and 31 other Bravolebrities rang the doorbell before making surprise appearances.

Since the episode was taped in Los Angeles, it was mostly cast members from the Bravo shows that take place in California: Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Orange County, but plenty of other notable Bravo personalities showed up. It was a really fun episode to watch, but the 31 extra guests definitely took away from Dorinda’s time in the spotlight- at least in my opinion.