It’s hard to believe, but Bravo’s popular Real Housewives franchise has been around for over a decade. One of the longest running is the Real Housewives of Orange County – which started in 2006 – and over the years many women have come and gone, with OG Vicki Gunvalson being the only original cast member left on the show.
Season 13 just started, so it’s a good time to take a look at what some former cast members are up to now.
The former Playboy playmate was on RHOC for the first five seasons, and since then has made multiple guest appearances. She still works as a real estate agent and became a grandma in 2016 when her daughter Kara Keough Bosworth gave birth to a daughter, Decker, with her NFL player husband, Kyle Bosworth. Keough made headlines late last year when People Magazine documented her facelift with the video Jeana Keough: A Real Housewife Goes Under the Knife.
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When some women left after the first season, Bravo brought in Knickerbocker as a regular for season 2 and 3, and then as a guest from seasons 4 to 6. After she left, she started the charity Housewives4Housewives to help women develop businesses, but she mostly keeps a low profile. After her husband Lou passed away following the season two finale, Knickerbocker moved to Balboa Island in Newport Beach to raise her son Ryley, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Duff Evans.
Bellino joined the cast in season five, and the mother of three was on the series for three years. After her exit, she and her husband Jim split last month after 13 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Jim recently threatened to sue current Housewives Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for making allegations about him on a podcast, including saying he is “going to jail” and people are getting paralyzed at his trampoline park business.
Her attempts at a clothing line and as a correspondent for Fox 5 San Diego also failed, so now she is focusing on raising her three children.
Dubrow joined the cast in season 7 and starred for five seasons before leaving in 2016. Since then, she appeared in an episode of the Freeform series Young & Hungry and started two podcasts – Heather Dubrow’s World and Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig.
Heather and her husband, Terry, continue to raise their four children, and they also write books together. Their most recent one – The Dubrow Diet: Interval Eating to Lose Weight and Feel Ageless – comes out in October.
After four seasons, Rossi left in 2013 to focus on being a mom. She told Us Weekly earlier this year that going through IVF treatment with her fiancé Slade Smiley was a difficult process, and a lot harder than she anticipated.
One of the original members of the RHOC cast, Bryant was on the series for just one season and has kept a low profile since leaving the show. She moved her family – daughter, Bianca, and son, Travis – to the Chicago suburbs, and focuses on area charity events.
Jo De La Rosa
Starring on the show for the first two season, De La Rosa came back for some cameo appearances the next couple of seasons before briefly starring in the spinoff, Date My Ex: Jo & Slade. Since then, she has moved to Los Angeles and started a career in advertising. She announced her engagement to the founder of Empire Digital, Mark Lovette, in 2015, but it isn’t clear if the two ever married.
After exiting in season five after two seasons, Curtin filed for divorce in 2012 from her husband Frank after 22 years of marriage, but he never responded to the divorce filing. She continues working on her jewelry line, but her daughter, Alexia, made headlines earlier this year after an arrest for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
A full-time cast member for the first four seasons, Peterson has focused on her family since leaving the reality series. She often shares pics on social media of her husband, two daughters, and her granddaughter, Kennedy, who she adopted in 2015. Kennedy is the daughter of her son, Josh, who police arrested in 2016 for allegedly shooting a man and leaving the scene with a stolen car. Josh has struggled for years with substance abuse, and if a jury convicts him, he will be facing multiple life sentences.
She was on RHOC for just one season – back in season 3 – and returned the following three seasons for some guest appearances. But since then, Fry has kept a low profile after moving to Northern California. However, she does frequently update fans on Twitter about her family life, recently revealing that she has “4 full grown grandkids.”