What are your thoughts on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County? Overall, I would say that it is a bit of an improvement over the last few seasons. Maybe it has something to do with that cast member who used to be a regular on the show and was demoted and hasn’t been on as much…what is her name again? Nicki…Ricki…Micki…oh yeah, Vicki Gunvalson!
This season’s newest cast member, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, has made quite a splash–but maybe not always in the most positive ways. Unlike last season’s freshman Housewives, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, Braunwyn has let it all hang out. Sometimes, maybe too much. From making out with Tamra Judge to oversharing intimate details of her odd marriage, Braunwyn is assuring she doesn’t fade into the background. Recently, Braunwyn found herself being truly initiated into the group by being yelled at by another cast member–Gina. So, how does Gina really feel about Braunwyn after their tea party dust up?
Ahhhh… Bravo is starting the holiday season off early with the gift of Tamra Judge‘s web of deceit, dishonestly, and backstabbing being unraveled! I probably shouldn’t get too excited though because knowing how Real Housewives Of Orange County rolls, Tamra will somehow find a way to get out of this. Snakes can fit through the smallest crevices, after all!
It all starts with Tamra and Shannon Beador heading to dinner with Kelly Dodd. Their plan is to confront Kelly for her comment that the only time she’ll celebrate Vicki Gunvalson is at Vicki’s funeral. Shannon is devastated that Kelly is so callous and diabolical with her words (as if she didn’t have a phony funeral for her marriage a couple seasons back!), but suddenly Tamra – who started all this drama – plays devil’s advocate (cause she’s the devil!) that Kelly has a right to be angry given all the horrible things Vicki has said about her like that train rumor (which Tamra shared with the group many times over)! And most recently when Vicki reveled how Kelly tried to throw her mama from the train. Or was it stairs? Deetails-Schmeetails!
Uh-oh… Is Tamra Judge finally about to get her comeuppance on Real Housewives Of Orange County?! Let’s hope!
All it’s taken to get the other women questioning is a thirsty famewhore mom of 7 who really wants to people to see her as something other than a compulsive baby breeder. But Braunwyn Windham-Burke also wants to make-out with Tamra and date her, so… I’m confused!
Well, you gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. Unfortunately, Vicki Gunvalson needs practice in the game of life. The demoted Real Housewives of Orange County star is
desperate still not clear on when to leave things alone. Even Vicki’s part time status might be too much for fans at this juncture. Viewers have been patiently waiting for Vicki to provide some sort of substance to the show, which is lacking amid stupid rumors and ungodly inappropriate displays of affection.
Vicki is trying, you guys. Trying to remain relevant. But her efforts may be futile. What Vicki does succeed in is being a complete and total hypocrite. Last week, Vicki threw a lawsuit at co-star Kelly Dodd AND producers at Bravo and NBCUniversal. She alleged Kelly made comments that could negatively impact her insurance business. Someone must have told Vicki
she just dug her own grave suing Big Brother won’t get her orange back. Now it looks like Jane Roe the Vickster is backing off.
When you think back to the beginnings of the Real Housewives of Orange County, many things about the show were very different than they are now. Who imagined during season 1 we would be treated in the future to intoxicated middle-aged women, bitter divorces, drug use allegations and a married mother of seven boasting about threesomes? When RHOC premiered, things seemed much more real and the cast relationships more genuine. One aspect of the show that appeared more natural in the early days were the interactions between family members.
Who can forget Briana Culberson trying–and often failing–to set boundaries with her overbearing mother Vicki Gunvalson? Or Lauri Peterson’s sad real-life struggles with her son Josh Waring? One of my favorite OC families was Jeana Keough’s brood. Her three children often back-talked, fought with each other and were sarcastic as hell. You know, like real families! Jeana’s daughter Kara Keough always seemed to have a good head on her shoulders, however. She eventually graduated from college, moved out of the OC and got married. Kara recently gave an exciting update about her family.
Real Housewives of Orange County resident potty mouth Kelly Dodd is throwing some serious shade at fellow housewife Tamra Judge.
And despite not being a full-time housewife this season, OG Vicki Gunvalson aka the friend, is in the middle of it all. Which also happens to be her favorite place to be.
In a land long ago and far away, known as the Kingdom of Orange County, Queen Victoria, aka Vicki Gunvalson and Lady Kelly Dodd used to be good friends. It was easy to see why the two Real Housewives of Orange County stars might be compatible. Both can be outspoken, loud, overly dramatic and a wee-bit self-centered. The special bond the Orange County royalty shared changed for them over the last few seasons, however. Unfortunately, the two regal stars have not been able to keep their royal traps shut about each other, leading to fireworks over the once peaceful kingdom.
Vicki has alluded to Kelly using cocaine, being banned from her daughter’s school and pushing her mother down the stairs. She denied spreading sex train rumors about her former friend, however. Kelly has claimed Vicki bought her own engagement ring, made fun of her facelift, compared her to spoiled milk and took jabs at her insurance business. Now, all of this fussing and feuding has come to an ugly head and Vicki has taken legal action against Kelly.
Although I have not completed an official statistical analysis, the Real Housewives of Orange County seems to have one of the highest divorce rates among Housewife shows. Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Gina Kirschenheiter vie for a three-way tie for the messiest OC divorces. Surely a feat that is worthy of some kind of award. Sorry Vicki Gunvalson, your divorce from Donn Gunvalson should have been dirtier. No orange, no divorce crown!
Meghan Edmonds has sadly been added to the list of OC Housewives who have split with their husbands since being on the show. Following a sexting scandal in June in which hubbby Jim Edmonds was caught with his red hot hands on the keyboard, the couple seemed to be working on their marriage. To make matters worse, one of their twin sons was recently diagnosed with a neurological condition. Last week, of course, all hell broke loose at Casa Edmonds and Jim has reportedly filed for divorce, with allegations by Meghan of Jim’s inappropriate relationship with the family nanny swirling about. Now, the nanny is speaking out.