The last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County was not one of the best. Although I would say it was an improvement from the previous year, the season was still a bit of a snoozer. Not much happened, other than Gina Kirschenheiter age shaming the other women and Shannon Beador testing QVC frozen meals in her kitchen. Even Tamra Judge was on mostly good behavior. Except for injuring herself in a drunken, nude hot tub escapade!
And one of the consistent creators of OC drama spent last season minding her manners. The Vicki Gunvalson we have come to know and love (or loathe!) was drama avoidant and almost demure the entire season. OK, she might have twerked in a see-through black lace outfit in public and got intoxicated a few times, but for the Queen of Coto de Caza, she was almost nun-like. And reportedly, Bravo is not happy about it.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi and her fiancé Slade Smiley announced in December that they were expecting their first child together. The desire to have a family is something the couple has been open about for years. Gretchen has been honest about her fertility struggles with her fans, including undergoing multiple rounds of failed IVF treatments. And the physical and mental toll that has taken on her.
Gretchen has even revealed how Slade giving her fertility injections brought the two closer together as a couple. And now they have revealed the gender of their baby.
It’s hard to imagine The Real Housewives of Orange County without Vicki Gunvalson. The OG of the OC has been a focal point of the show for 13 seasons. Vicki’s been a part of epic feuds with costars including Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd. Her
totally not fabricated personal storylines have been memorable as well. From allegedly being in on a cancer scam to the painful death of her mother, Vicki has given us a lot. Would the OC franchise even survive without Vicki at the forefront?
Things were not looking good for Vicki’s chances of returning following the Season 13 reunion. Vicki accused Kelly of using cocaine, and
cougar Kelly was NOT having it. It seemed as if Kelly would not return to the series if Vicki was still on board. Kelly has been an explosive lightning rod for Orange County. Losing her could be detrimental. On the other hand, Vicki has always given the show SO MUCH too. Filming the for the next season has been underway for a bit now, but is Vicki shooting with the other ladies?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”