Real Housewives Of Orange County’s 8 Biggest Scandals
Bravo’s reality series known as the Real Housewives of all about the drama! The show was first created to showcase the lives of wealthy, career-driven women, whereas now it’s all about cat fights, wine drinking (sometimes wine tossing) and A LOT of scandal. As the original show in the series, The Real Housewives of Orange County has been on air for 10 seasons! Season 11 will premiere in a few weeks and since the show began back in 2008, there’s been plenty of drama and scandal that has happened on and off screen. Here’s a look at the 8 biggest scandals on The Real Housewives of Orange County:
8. The Bathtub Scene
During season 6 of the RHOC, Tamra was in the process of divorcing Simon, had moved out and her hot new boyfriend Eddie Judge made his first appearance. The two were extremely public with their affection, and definitely didn’t seem to be shy around the cameras. However, at times it was a little too comfortable! Eddie and Tamra filmed an extremely intimate scene of the two taking a bath together and many viewers didn’t respond well to her racy behavior. Some fans even got mad at the network for letting it go to air! One of the biggest issues people took with the scene was the fact that she is a mother with young children who will be exposed to it and the fact that her divorce hadn’t been finalized yet. She was openly separated from Simon and the two were taking steps to get divorced, but technically she was still married to Simon. Tamra has openly stated that looking back she completely regrets filming that scene and has “talked with her children” about it in order to smooth things over with her family life. Unfortunately, the controversial steamy bathtub scene will forever be etched in our minds!
7. Gretchen Rossi Cheating Scandal
Former housewife Gretchen Rossi suffered a huge blow to her image when ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou created a campaign to trash her in the media. He alleged that he was involved in an intimate relationship with Gretchen while she was with to her former fiance, Jeff Beitzel, who has since passed away. When Gretchen first joined the cast in season 3 she was immediately dubbed a ‘gold digger’ by the other women on the show because she was much younger than her fiance, who also happened to be terminally ill. Things got even worse after he passed away and allegations came to light that she had been cheating on him with Photoglou. Gretchen fought back by filing a 3-year restraining order against Photoglou and then suing him for $500,000 for assault, stalking and infliction of emotional distress — she was granted both.