It seems like Tamra Judge and Simon Barney were married a whole lifetime ago. When Tamra first joined Real Housewives of Orange County, she and Simon were all about the PDA. Their biggest issue was Simon’s tension with Ryan Vieth, Tamra’s oldest son from a previous marriage.
Then we saw Simon, Tamra, and Vicki Gunvalson have a heated discussion at one of the season finale parties. In a limo on the way home, Tamra told him they were getting a divorce and that was that. Well, not really. Simon didn’t sign off to let their kids film RHOC. Their son Spencer Barney only reappeared when he turned eighteen and was able to sign his own paperwork. Their daughter Sidney Barney moved out of Tamra’s house to live with Simon full-time. And, of course, there is that infamous longstanding feud between Tamra and Sidney. All Sidney wants is for Tamra to stop talking about her on the show. However, Tamra can’t help talking about how she can’t talk about Sidney on the show, which constitutes talking about Sidney on the show, obviously. The whole thing could just be so simple, but it isn’t. Were the RHOC cameras rolling when Tamra and Simon reunited with their daughter for a school dance? Probably not, but that would have been very interesting.
This season of The Real Housewives of Potomac is already FULL of drama. Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger are on a never-ending cycle of love and hate. They TRY to be friends, but something always gets in the way. Neither ever seems willing to be entirely up front and honest with the other. Overall, their friendship is a total mess.
On last week’s episode , the ladies went to New Orleans, and things quickly went south. Gizelle’s apology and reconnection tour seemed to end when she confronted Karen. It was confusing and unexpected watching the vibe shift over Gizelle’s hurt feelings regarding Karen. However, Candiace Dillard was there and she’s shedding insight on what really went down.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are the OG’s of using their notoriety to sell products. Vicki Gunvalson has shilled wine in the past–and last year even promoted a trip to Puerto Vallarta with fans. Darn, I missed that! Tamra Judge uses every opportunity she can to promote her fitness business. Real for Real Cuisine is peddled by Shannon Beador–again and again. And former Orange County Housewife Heather Dubrow launched a successful skin care line.
Why should Gina Kirschenheiter be any different? But what to sell…what to promote? I guess with her recent DUI arrest, promoting wine like Vicki is out. Ditto for driving schools as she was also cited for talking on her cell phone while driving earlier this year. Makeup is always a possibility as Gina loves blue eye shadow–but would anyone hire her–and her heavy-handed makeup skills? Such a conundrum–just what could Long Island Gina sell or promote? For better or worse, we now have an answer.
It finally happened. Vicki Gunvalson is off the market. Yes, in case you missed it, Steve Lodge actually proposed to the OG of the OC. The Real Housewives of Orange County star said yes, of course. She’s been
begging for hinting for a proposal for the past few seasons. Not only that, but there was some gossip that Vicki would be demoted to a Friend of the Housewives if she did not engaged. How romantic!
Pretty much every RHOC season ends with a big party and Season 14 is no different. Next season concludes with Vicki and Steve’s engagement party. And that means the viewers will have to endure more Tres Amigas nonsense. Vicki’s
allies costars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador hosted the engagement party.
I don’t want to jinx it, but I have a good feeling about Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14. Sure, they brought back everyone from the painfully dull Season 13. However, social media is giving me hope.
The RHOC ladies headed to Florida to spend time in Miami and Key West. They all shared photos, but none of them include the rumored new cast member Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Does this mean she’s not a part of the show? Or are they just keeping the new addition private while they film?
The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon Beador’s divorce from David Beador has been going on since 2017. Just like in their marriage, we have watched endless drama play out in their split. David even representing himself instead of hiring an attorney. And the former couple’s ongoing battles over support payments, custody issues, and assets.
Shannon and David finalized their divorce on April 25th and details of the divorce were kept private. Of course, such details have a way of leaking out-and now we have a glimpse into the biggest D-I-V-O-R-C-E in the OC since Vicki Gunvalson split from the long-suffering Donn Gunvalson.
The Real Housewives of Orange County wrapped up Season 13 last December, but since then we have had a flurry of news about the ladies. The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson has been sued for fraud and initiated a lawsuit of her own against ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers for re-payment of $266,000 in alleged loans. And everyone’s favorite casita dwelling divorcee about town Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for a DUI in February.
Other than Tamra Judge accusing ex Simon Barney of refusing to let their youngest daughter film on the show, we have not heard much from her, however. Which is a little unlike the lady we have come to know…and at best…mildly tolerate. Now, however, Tamra has emerged in a rather dramatic way during the off season involving an ugly accusation against her fellow Housewife, Kelly Dodd.
Gretchen Rossi has always been one of my favorite Housewives. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star had all the elements to make a good Housewife-beauty, side hustles, relationship drama and she was always able to place herself in the middle cast dust-ups. Most importantly-Gretchen’s very existence had the ability to make Tamra Judge’s head spin around in anger like she was a cast member in The Exorcist!
Orange County fans know that Gretchen and forever fiancé Slade Smiley struggled for years with infertility. Last year, they happily announced that they were expecting their first child. Gretchen has shared her pregnancy journey on social media, including lots of baby bump shots and pics from her gender reveal party in which she announced she was expecting a baby girl. Despite this, some social media followers are accusing Gretchen of trying to cover up her pregnancy.