Well, well, well, what do we have here? What happens when a Housewives season falls flat on it’s face and thoughts, prayers, or medical science can’t bring it back from the dead? When this unusual phenomena occurs, someone at Bravo makes a phone call and calls in the big guns – or as my father would say, “the cleaners”. Real Housewives of Orange County is a mess, a big mess. Viewers are saying good-bye to dead weight and Heather Dubrow is coming in hot with the Windex.
Buh-bye Kelly Dodd, good luck Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, eh. RHOC suffered in the wake of Covid filming and cast members competing to see who could be the biggest asshole. We know who won that contest and the prize was walking papers. Fancy Pants is coming back but could another old school vet also materialize in an attempt to return RHOC to the glory days of yore? If that isn’t the case, Tamra Judge sure as hell wants you to think it is.
Shannon Beador was always difficult to watch for some Real Housewives of Orange County fans. Shrill, uptight, and defensive from day one. At first, it could have been blamed on an unhappy marriage to David Beador. But once the two split-up, and Shannon was finally representing herself, RHOC viewers could see that David only influenced her behavior so much. Shannon is just…..Shannon. Shrill, up tight, and defensive.
Even her participation with the Tres Amigas could only spare viewers for so long. When Vicki Gunvalson left the show after fourteen seasons, it disbanded the friendship between herself, Shannon, and Tamra Judge. Their drunken rampages were the only watchable moments for Shannon. Now, we have cringe-worthy moments with new love John Janssen. Not that Vicki was any better. Her relationship with Brooks Ayers brought her to her lowest point by engaging her in a cancer scam. But once Brooks slithered off, Vicki was still….Vicki. Now she is whooping it up with Steve Lodge. And even though she’s left the show, Vicki is ready to give her opinion about the remaining cast. Namely, her old friend Shannon.
The last season of Real Housewives of Orange County came off as a big ole flop. There was no Tamra Judge, the thirstiness of Braunwyn Windham-Burke and finally, they filmed it all during the pandemic. Aside from a few attempts at fighting here and there, nothing really happened that was notable. It wasn’t until the reunion, when Braunwyn admitted that she offered up a drug dealer to castmate Shannon Beador’s underage child, that any sort of bombshell took place.
But despite the lack of bombshells, one person just couldn’t keep her nose clean. Obviously I’m talking about Kelly Dodd. Going into the season, she was riddling social media with inflammatory thoughts on the coronavirus. And she continued throughout filming, despite trying to get a good edit of being a doting fiancé to Rick Leventhal. It didn’t work and fans hated her more than ever.
Getting nips and tucks is apparently all the rage. Instead of the old phrase, “smoke ’em if you got ’em”, we evolved into the more current, “cut it out or suck it out“. Over the past few years, Bravo viewers have received quite an education on elective surgeries. I no longer need Dr. Paul Nassif to determine repairing a deviated septum is often code for “give me a better profile“. Sometimes celebrities go for a full face overhaul, and sometimes they do a little maintenance.
Last year, Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke did more than cause a stir on her show. Braunie chose to undergo two non-surgical procedures to keep her looking fresh as the proverbial daisy. Plastic surgery is definitely a personal decision and the general train of thought is, if it makes you feel better about yourself, you do you. In keeping with that trend, Braunwyn has ventured back into her doctor’s office for yet another tune up.
Back in 2019 when we were all still living normal lives, an announcement was made that delighted Housewives viewers across the globe. The crossover event of all crossover events that would unite OG
troublemakers cast members from several different franchises in one location. After the Rona did us dirty and halted production on television shows and life in general, in February 2021 the Peacock network greenlit the limited series and scheduled production.
In April of this year, the Housewives All-Stars were announced and included Teresa Giudice, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kyle Richards. Melissa Gorga was also in attendance. While the ladies filmed in Turks & Caicos, reports emerged that some of the women weren’t exactly getting along. Recently, Luann found herself on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen tried to get some dirt on the newest Scary Island.
Anyone who has watched Real Housewives of Orange County over the last decade has seen Tamra Judge’s boobs blurred out on screen. Being the self-proclaimed hottest housewife in the OC she needs to show her boobs every chance she gets to remind everyone! Who could ever forget Tamra sauntering into a party one season with her new implants on display and Heather Dubrow’s reaction? TV gold.
The last time we saw them in blurred glory, Tamra was jumping into a hot tub naked, with a waiting Shannon Beador, and broke her foot. Being naked wasted won’t stop her from being Tamra. Over the years, she’s been open about her plastic surgeries. Needless to say, implants and Tamra are old friends and she is finally saying goodbye to them – yet again.
Meghan King Edmonds is gone but not forgotten. You all know how I loved her on Real Housewives of Orange County and I stand by that opinion. *Insert Tamra Judge yelling “It’s my opinion!” gif*. Anyway, aside from a quick appearance, Meghan has been off RHOC for years now. But she stays in the news just like any current housewife would.
After the never-ending nasty divorce from ex-husband Jim Edmonds, a/k/a, Jimmy Dad Jeans, she found love again. Seems like she was getting her chaotic life back in order but she got coronavirus and split with her man. All in a matter of a few months. But she did find someone new (again) and said she might be relocating back to her hometown of St. Louis. That doesn’t mean the former housewife doesn’t miss her old life, minus a few ex-castmates.
Who would you rather be friends with, Tamra Judge or Shannon Beador? Tamra has no problem stirring the pot and throwing anyone under the bus for a storyline. And, then there’s Shannon, who seems overwhelming, clingy, and demanding.
With those two choices for a friend, who would even want one?