Cast Of Real Housewives of Vancouver: Where Are They Now?
It didn’t take long for Canada to jump on Bravo’s Real Housewives bandwagon and launch their own branch-off franchise with The Real Housewives of Vancouver. The series was aired on Slice and broke the network’s record as the highest-rated premiere with 1.2 million viewers. But in spite of its initial success, the series only made it through 2 seasons before it was canned and the ladies lost their “celebrity” status. This list takes a look at what they’ve been up to since their 25-episode adventure in stardom where they aired their dirty laundry for all of Canada to enjoy.
8. Jody Claman
Life since the completion of the RHOV has not been easy on Jody Claman. Her daughter, Mia Deakin, who appeared alongside her mother in many of the show’s episodes, was wounded in a drive-by shooting at a Vancouver gas station in June 2014. Police speculated that the shooting may have been targeted, as Mia’s partner, Jeffrey Chang, was a rumored gangster and the man she was with during the shooting had an outstanding warrant. Deakin and Chang gave birth to a son in April 2015, making Jody a grandma, but tragedy struck again and Chang passed away in July at the age of 28. Jody also underwent a lengthy divorce and in January 2015, she was ordered to surrender $600,000 to her ex-husband. Claman begged for an extension of time stating, “All my properties have been mortgaged and I have bad credit.” Esh! And to make matters worse, Jody’s ex also wants his legal fees covered—which could cost Jody an additional $300,000! Might it be some bad karma for being such a mean girl?
7. Ronnie Negus
So it turns out that Ronnie is actually an American and has potential plans to move to LA to team up with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise, although no agreements have yet been set. This is interesting in light of how she explained her time on season 2 of the franchise to ET Canada. In 2012, Negus’ daughter Remington had a choking incident that left her comatose in the hospital. While she later made a full recovery, Negus has stated that she regretted jumping right back into filming. “I really shouldn’t have been back on [the] second season, and I should have healed,” Negus admits. “I thought if I went back, it would be really good for me to get my mind off what had just happened to Remington. I thought, Well, this’ll be good, I’ll go back on, and I can move forward. And truthfully, it was completely the wrong thing.” These days, Ronnie is sober and regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. While on the show she said that producers encouraged the women’s drinking so that “…all hell breaks loose.” Well hopefully if she goes to L.A. she has a healthier relationship with the show.