12 Former Real Housewives Of Orange County: Where Are They Now?
Bravo’s dramatic reality series known as the Real Housewives has been around for 10 years! One of the most popular and longest running is The Real Housewives of Orange County which started back in 2006. In the past decade the show has seen a lot of women come and go, sometimes returning for a few appearances here and there, but seemingly disappearing from the O.C. circle for good. Many of the women have faded from the spotlight while others are still trying to make a crack at fame. The eleventh season is currently airing with only one member of the original cast, the self proclaimed OG of the O.C., Vicki Gunvalson. Take a look at what these 12 former Real Housewives of Orange County are up to now!
12. Quinn Fry
Quinn was a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County during season 3 and returned as a guest in season 5 and 6. After the show, Fry moved to Northern California to be closer to her daughter and her grandchildren. In 2012 she returned to Orange County where she now works as an internet marketing manager and webmaster at Cox Communications. Her friend and fellow former Housewife, Jeana Keough, who works as a realtor found her a condo in Mission Viejo. She’s currently in her forties and single and remains true to her Real Housewives nickname as a “Christian cougar.” She has also said she would return to the show if she was given the opportunity, but she’d do things differently because at the time she had “too many filters on.”
11. Lydia McLaughlin
This religious kumbaya-singing Housewife was only on the show for one season, the eighth season in 2013. When a Housewife leaves the show there’s always speculation about whether she was fired or left on her own accord, but in Lydia’s case she stated that she was asked to return, but chose to separate herself from the cast because that was “not God’s plan” for her. She released a book afterwards called “Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness.” The following year after she left the show, she and her husband, Doug welcomed a third child into their family, a baby boy named Maverick! She and her husband still manage their Beverly Hills Magazine, but are also launching a new men’s magazine called Noble Man. She continues to work on her jewelry line and actively updates her OC Lydia lifestyle blog with pictures of her family and Cali fashion. She has also become quite close with current Housewife Tamra Judge, who decided to take up the faith of Christianity last season.
10. Lizzie Rovsek
Former Miss Kentucky was a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County in season 9, and we can’t rule her out as officially off the show just yet since she came back for season 10 as a friend and will appear on the current season 11 as a guest. She still lives in Orange County with her family, two sons and husband, Christian Rovsek, a real estate exec. From the looks of her social media she’s still quite close with some of her former cast mates like Vicki Gunvalson, and now the newest cast member, Kelly Dodd. She continues to run her swimwear line, Sun Kitten Swimwear, as the CEO and head designer. Not much has changed for Lizzie and she’s still quite involved in all the RHOC drama, so we’re pretty sure we haven’t seen the last of her on the show!
9. Kimberly Bryant
She was one of the original Orange County Housewives who starred in season 1 way back in 2006. She only lasted for one season as a main cast member and most of her storyline revolved around raising awareness for skin cancer, but she did return as a guest in seasons 2, 3 and 4. After she left the show, Kimberly moved her family to Chicago to get away from the constant sunshine and breast implants. She so famously quoted “85 percent of the women around here have had breast implants” in her opening credit. After she left the OC, rumors circulated that the real reason she fled was because her husband, Scott Bryant, allegedly punched a female friend, but it has never been confirmed. She is living life as a homemaker in Chicago where, according to her, she still gets recognized for her time on Bravo. She used her fame as a Real Housewife to help out in the Chicago charity scene, but spends most of her time watching football and reading books outside the spotlight.
8. Lynne Curtin
Lynne Curtin was involved in a lot of scandal and controversy during her time on The Real Housewives of Orange County and it seems in the years since she left the show she hasn’t been able to escape it. Her family was suffering a lot financially, her marriage to Frank was falling apart and on top of that her two daughters were acting recklessly by getting plastic surgery, tattoos and drinking underage. She was a main cast member for seasons 4 and 5 then a guest in season 6, but since she’s appeared on the show, she’s divorced Frank and worked hard to expand her Lynne Curtin Designs jewelry business, but the facebook page hasn’t had any updates since March 2016. Both of her daughters began careers in the adult entertainment industry. Raquel had a son, Carter, and is professionally known as “Suicide Girl” while Alexa did a few adult films and been involved in a few legal battles under allegations of drinking in public, assault, battery and petty theft. Lynne has maintained that she did not know her daughters were involved in adult entertainment. She simply thought they were lingerie models. She also said Alexa only did a few movies under a false name, “Jayden,” to get some money for plastic surgery and she has since left the business, but according to their social media accounts they are very much still involved. In 2014, it was reported by the Daily Mail that Curtin still owed $1 million to the IRS.
7. Gretchen Rossi
Gretchen Rossi was on The Real Housewives of Orange County for quite some time from season 3 to season 8. Gretchen was fired from RHOC after season 8 and since leaving the show (which she claims she was never fired from) she and Slade did a stint on WE’s Marriage Boot Camp and have even appeared on The Doctors, but her and Slade still haven’t walked down the aisle even though they got engaged back in 2013. Rumors have swirled that their entire engagement was staged to create a storyline and save their position on the show, but Gretchen has denied these allegations. However, we are all still waiting for the day they follow through on their engagement! Slade has recently stated that they are in no rush to walk down the aisle because their lives are still so busy and she continues to work on her Gretchen Christine Collection of cosmetics, makeup and handbags. It’s been rumored they’ve also been shopping around for a new reality series, but it doesn’t look like they’ve been able to make a comeback. According to Gretchen’s latest Bravo blog and her social media, she’s mended all of her friendships with the Housewives, except Tamra and is surprisingly good friends with Kelly, Lizzie and Vicki Gunvalson, of all people!
6. Jo De La Rosa
Jo De La Rosa was the youngest Housewife to appear on the show as she was just fresh out of College at the time — we’re pretty sure when she looks back now she gets a little embarrassed by her young-minded antics! Rosa was a main cast member for season 1 and 2 and a guest in season 3 and 4. She left the show when she broke up with her finacee, Slade Smiley, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a singing career. The couple reunited in 2008 for their own spin-off series called Date My Ex but the show wasn’t very successful. She gave up on pursuing a career in the music industry and got a job in marketing and advertising. She lived in New York for a while, but is back in L.A. as the national accounts director for Empire Digital. It seems she’s doing quite well there because she’s currently engaged to the company’s CEO, Mark Lovette! Her latest business venture is “Champagne and Milk” a fashion, beauty and lifestyle website.
5. Lauri Peterson
This blonde beauty was a main cast member from season 1 to 4. She returned as a guest in season 5 and as a friend in season 8. During her time on the show she had the real life Cinderella story when she went from being a struggling single mom to marrying a millionaire named George Peterson. She currently has seven children between her two marriages and still refers to her family as the “modern day Brady bunch.” She ended up leaving the show during season 4 because her son, Josh Waring, was getting into legal trouble and suffering from an escalating drug addiction. She needed to take some time away to deal with these issues. She’s still married to George and living in Orange County, but despite experiencing bliss in all other aspects of her life, Josh continues to spiral. He was recently arrested for attempted murder after he allegedly shot a 35-year-old man named Daniel Lopez and then was involved in a car chase with local police. He is pleading not guilty to all counts, but has previously been convicted of a hit and run and three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.
4. Alexis Bellino
Alexis Bellino, sometimes also referred to as “Jesus Jugs,” thanks to Tamra Judge, was a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County from season 5 to 8. She was fired after season 8 alongside former BFF Gretchen Rossi and since then she’s just been focusing on her family and raising her three children with husband, Jim Bellino. Her short stint as a correspondent for Fox 5 San Diego ended and her website along with her clothing line seems to have gone defunct, but that’s okay because business with their trampoline sky parks seems to be going well. Jim and Alexis recently opened their fourth Sky Zone Trampoline Park and bought a $3.65 million house in San Juan Capistrano. According to Gretchen, she’s mended fences with Alexis. Gretchen reached out to her after Alexis wrote into the RHOC reunion to call out Tamra for being a hypocrite — and that’s the last we’ve heard from her!
3. Peggy Tanous
Peggy Tanous became known as the holistic Housewife and only did a short stint on The Real Housewives of Orange County in season 6. She did return briefly as a friend in season 7, but has stated that she chose to leave the show on her own accord in order to deal with her anxiety and postpartum depression. Since leaving the show she’s dabbled in a few business ventures but none have really taken off. She had a YouTube channel, but it hasn’t been updated in a long time. She created a workout DVD called Total Body Workout With Your Toddler and reportedly wrote a book and created a new show, but none have ever seen the light of day. She does keep active on her Twitter account and has announced she will be updating her YouTube channel. She was also involved in a documentary narrated by Brooke Shields about postpartum depression called When the Bough Breaks alongside Carnie Wilson and celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira. There were also rumors that her family was suffering financially, but it’s unclear if any of those rumors were true.
2. Tammy Knickerbocker
This replacement Housewife was brought in for season 2 and 3 to fill in the gap of some of the other women who left after season 1. She returned as a guest from season 4 to 6. During her time on the show she butted heads with her teenage girls and the father of her son, but she seemed to get along quite well with the other women. For those who watched the show back in the early days, Knickerbocker’s ex-husband, Lou, sadly passed away about a month after the season 2 finale. Since she left the show she launched a charity called Housewives4Housewives to help women and mothers develop businesses and in 2010 she appeared in a commercial for Final Inches, a “Mommy Makeover” laser lipsculpture procedure. She keeps a pretty low profile and hasn’t been heard of much. She moved to Balboa Island in Newport Beach where she raises her young son, Ryley, and lives down the street from her ex-boyfriend, Ryley’s father, Duff Evans. She is still close friends with former Housewife Jeana Keough.
1. Jeana Keough
This former Playboy playmate and OC Housewife did an impressive 5 year stint on the show. She appeared as a main cast member from season 1 to 5, returned as a friend in season 6, a guest in season 7 and once again as a guest in season 10 and 11. She’s finally legally separated, but still not divorced from her husband who she was living with, but not “with” during her time on The Real Housewives of Orange County. After she left the show, she appeared on another Bravo show, but this time for weight loss on Thintervention. She recently became a grandmother since her daughter, Kara Keough Bosworth, who is married to NFL player Kyle Bosworth, welcomed a daughter named Decker. She still works as a real estate agent and still does her Bravo appearances from time to time as current Housewife, Vicki Gunvalson’s sidekick.