Real Housewives of Orange County has been around a LONG time. Vicki Gunvalson is the longest running cast member of RHOC. Close behind her is frenemy Tamra Judge. When they were fired, it was a bit of a shock to viewers. To them? It was a huge shock, considering these dos amigas can’t stop talking about the show.
Regardless of their shock and longevity on RHOC, the show went on this week. We met Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, who popped a cork in Braunwyn Windham Burkes’ face. We watched Kelly Dodd ride a ferris wheel and sexually harass an 18-year-old. Of course, Shannon Beador was doing her usual “I’m so happy” dance because it’s the first episode. Gina Kirschenheiter is now living in a townhome (to Shannon’s HORROR!) and Emily Simpson is just feeling great. Not only because of her new hip, but because Tamra and Vicki are gone!
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County premiered last night. Aside from Kelly Dodd being on screen, it wasn’t terrible. We saw a lot of new beginnings for these women, which do not include Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson. Shannon Beador and Gina Kirschenheiter have new homes, new men, and new almost step-kids. Kelly has (new husband) Rick Levanthal. Newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas has that billionaire divorce money, and Emily Simpson has a new hip and a wimp husband who just wants sex all the time!
All seems to be going very well for the RHOC ladies. Except for maybe Braunwyn Windham Burke. She dropped a bombshell last night. In her conversation with Emily, Braunwyn admitted to being an alcoholic. It was a very real moment to say the least. But Shannon might not use the world “real” to describe Braunwyn.
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.
Shannon Beador has been a longtime cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and has the story lines to show for it. We’ve followed all of her marriage straining. All the way through husband David Beador cheating. Then a useless vow renewal. Then finally a messy divorce, which we all knew was way overdue. So she’s been through the wringer. And we haven’t even touched getting a bowl bang to the head or the drama she’s had with the other ladies.
But after she gave David the heave ho, she eventually got a new man, fought Covid and continued reignited her beef with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. R.I.P. Tres Amigas. That didn’t last long! But despite all the good thing happening, divorce with kids proves to be a tricky situation Shannon still has to navigate.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke may have had her first season on Real Housewives of Orange County but it was a doozy. She made quite the splash with her sexy marriage and gaggle of kids. Honestly, I still can’t get over how she has seven kids and enough energy to party with this cast. Regardless, she brought it on her first season and I think most of us fans are glad to see her coming back.
But Braunwyn has proven herself to be quite the force off screen too. She’s come out saying that her marriage is a “modern” one. She’s come for ex-castmates Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. Brauwnyn has also proven herself to be a worthy advocate for the issues we are facing in this country today.
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.
Dealing with Vicki Gunvalson is an exercise in futility. Vicki also has issues with jealousy. Thankfully viewers will be free from Vicki’s relentless woo-hoo screaming and desperate attempts to make Steve Lodge appear interested in their relationship. Bravo gave us the gift that will keep on giving, no more Vicki or Tamra Judge on Real Housewives of Orange County.
Accepting her fate with a positive attitude isn’t Vicki’s thing. Thankfully, her partner in crime, Tamra, was shown the door as well. But one piece of the puzzle was missing. Shannon Beador, third member of the OCs answer to Hells Angels, Tres Amigas, kept her orange. While doing press for the show, Shannon was asked about her former friend. Vicki’s Google Alerts must be on because now she responds to Shannon’s comments, and seemingly punishes her for not being unemployed.
Real Housewives of Orange County premiers this Wednesday. Ordinarily, I’d be super excited (I know). But this season already feels different. Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge won’t be on our screens. Then there’s Kelly Dodd. Kelly is arguably the lead on RHOC. Since she’s a Cov-idiot lacking common sense and human decency, who can really get behind this season?
The other lead is Shannon Beador. One-third of the already forgotten Tres Amigas. With Vicki and Tamra getting fired, the Tres Amigas deteriorated. Now it sounds like they are officially done (hallelujah!) I guess we won’t get a traveling tour of this trio anytime soon, if what Shannon says is true.