Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 5 – #RHOC

Game Changer

Monday nights episode of Real Housewives was dramatic but also heartbreaking. Here are the three most important parts of last night’s episode:

1. Shannon tries to be the bigger person.

After being left off the guest list of Meghan’s charity party, Shannon calls Meghan to invite her over for bunco. Shannon is trying to make amends but the initial call does not go so well. Shannon tells Meghan she is a woman of her word and Meghan says she looks forward to watching Shannon prove that. Shannon does not take that well and when she gets off the phone she perseverates over it the rest of the day. “I don’t have to prove myself to a thirty year old!” Shannon says. In the end, the relationship between the two ends up going very well. Meghan brings Shannon a card and Shannon reads it in front of her. She thanks Meghan and hugs her, it all seemed genuine. I guess we will have to wait and see if it was real!

2. Heather has to make a television appearance in order to see her husband.

Sad isn’t it. That is the life of a wife of a plastic surgeon living in Orange County. Poor Heather has been working tirelessly on the building and completion of the families new home, while also caring for four young children. Heather explains that Terry has been working more now than he has in his entire life. She is shown at a hair salon with her kids who are all asking about him. Heather informs us that with the success of his television show, Botched, Terry has not just been working his normal hours but now is also filming his show for seven months on top of that. Heather literally has to make an appearance on his television show to have a growth removed off of her hand in order to spend some time with Terry!

3. Vicki gets horrible news.

While at Shannon’s, Vicki takes a phone call in the other room. Unfortunately she finds out that her mother has passed away. This is probably the most heartbreaking point I have seen on any reality television show ever. The raw footage shows Vicki completely breaking down and falling to the ground. She is crying, yelling, a mess. Do you blame her? I would be the same way. Her mother was her best friend. On the Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen let’s viewers know that the producers asked Vicki if she wanted them to remove the footage of that incident and not air it on the show. Vicki said, “No.” She told Andy that when she signed up for the show nine years ago, she agreed to let the cameras capture the good and the bad. On prior episodes of Watch What Happens Live, Vicki informs us that her mother never approved of the show. Her mother thought that Vicki should have her own show. Vicki’s mom was her strength and her best friend. She completely broke down and the other girls are her felt the pain as well. You see Heather calling Brooks to tell him to get over to Shannon’s. Shortly after she calls Terry and begins to cry. Meghan talks about how fate does not care and one minute you are playing games and having fun and the next minute something catastrophic like this happens. Vicki calls her brother, sobbing heavily, “Where’s mom?” She asks him. “I don’t know,” he responds.  He pauses, “She’s gone.” This was absolutely heartbreaking to watch and hear. Vicki’s mom was fine. Sharp, seemingly healthy, with it. My heart really goes out to Vicki during this extremely difficult time.

Until next week…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 1 – #RHOC

Under Construction

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 started last night and it was filled with drama! Let’s see where we pick up with our favorite OC women:

Heather Dubrow

The Dubrow Family is still building their MASSIVE home. Have you guys ever seen the documentary Queen of Versailles? It is a documentary about a family who is building one of the largest homes in the United States. When the economic crisis hits, the family goes broke and cannot finish the building of their home. (Rest in peace to their daughter, Victoria Siegel, who passed away this week. Sad story!) Well Heather in this episode reminds me of that movie. I don’t know what kind of money Terry is making but it must be a TON because the house is HUGE! Almost too big. At one point we see Heather trying to remember how many bathrooms are in the home. I think she finally counted and it was around 14! Her closet is the size of my entire apartment. (Depressing.) So in this episode we see Heather with the kids and Terry walking around their new home which looks like it is nowhere near being done.

Tamra Judge

When we pick up with Tamra we find out that she is having boob problems. First she got huge boobs when she was 21, then she got them taken out, and now she wants new boobs. So we see her going to get her boobs done. She is sad because she remembers the last time she went under the knife she had her friends around her. This time, it is just Eddie. Tamra lets us know that she has watched last season and is trying to make changes in her life, like thinking before she speaks and not telling other people’s secrets. She admits that it’s not her style and that it has been difficult. I must say, Tamra looks absolutely amazing. She looks better now than she did when she was young. I hope to look like her at that age. Go Tamra!

Aside from the new boobs, Tamra is putting together a baby shower for her son, Ryan and daughter-in-law, Sarah. Tamra and Sarah have come a long way this year. When Ryan first told her that he met a girl on Instagram and they were getting married, Tamra was devastated. Since then, Tamra and Sarah have become extremely close. It is really cute to see them interacting on this episode. Tamra is excited about baby Ava coming. She has wanted a baby for some time and thinks that this is a great solution for her. Tamra turns her fitness studio into a country themed baby shower for the expecting couple. During the shower scene, we see old housewife, Lynne, show up. She and Tamra are still friends and they take a second to catch us up on her life. Lynne is now divorced and we see her here with her grandson, Carter.

Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki is still working her ass off. That is one thing that I really respect about this woman. In this episode we find out that Brooks has moved in with her. She explains that it was tough to come home and have no one there to talk. So Brooks is here now and she is happy. We come to find out that Brooks is battling cancer. This is hard but Vicki seems to be taking good care of him. She is trying to keep his enthusiasm for life up by taking him on a trip to Mexico.

Shannon Beador

Shannon and husband, David, are having some serious turmoil in their relationship. The two are headed to a couples retreat. Once there, the therapist asks Shannon why they are coming to the retreat. Shannon divulges that she gets easily angered over things and she has been trying to fix that in herself. She also explains that David has had an affair. In the confessional, Shannon describes a time in which she caught her husband whispering to someone on the phone and later found dozens of hotel receipts in his brief case. She asked him if he was having an affair. He said yes. The couple is now here trying to mend their relationship.

New Housewife – Meghan King Edmonds

Aside from catching up with our old favorites, there is a new housewife in town. Her name is Meghan King Edmonds. She is the wife of former professional baseball player, Jim Edmonds. This woman is gorgeous. She is super young, super blonde, super tall and super skinny. She and Heather are friends and we actually saw her last season at the party Heather had for the breaking of ground for her new home. Meghan tells us how she became Jim Edmonds third wife. She explains that she had three rules for dating, all of which were broke. First, she would never date anyone who was more than 11 years older than her, Jim is 14 years older. Second, she would never date anyone who had children, Jim has four kids. Third, she would never date a professional athlete, Jim is a former professional baseball players. She is funny and talks about being closer in age to her step-daughter, who is 17, than she is to her husband, who is 44. She seems like she is going to be a great fit for this show as she is a housewife, she is beautiful, she is funny and in some of the scenes for upcoming shows, it looks like she loves drama! (Yay!)

That is all for this episode, just a general round up of what everyone is up to. There is much more in store for this season and I cannot wait to see what goes down!

Until next time…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Vanderpump Rules – Season 3, Episode 20 – #PumpRules

Reunion Part 2

Ok so you all know by now that I absolutely LOVE Vanderpump Rules, right?! Well then you have to trust me when I say last night’s episode was a real bore. I love reunions on Bravo because they are usually a lot of drama-filled craziness. Although last night did have its moments the show almost felt like a recap of the season. So here are the three important take-aways of last night.

Stassi Has A Sex Tape

While the SUR crew was ganging up on Stassi she tried to defend her mean-girl behavior by actually outing herself. “Do you all really want to know why I dislike Scheana?” Stassi says. The cast all seems to know what Stassi is talking about but no one says anything in response. Andy Cohen has no idea what is going on so he asks what happened. Stassi let’s us all know that her ex-boyfriend came into SUR with a “video” and was showing it to everyone. Scheana watched it and apparently told him to sell it to TMZ. Scheana claims she never told him to sell it to TMZ but that is what Stassi heard.

Jax tattooed Stassi’s face on his arm

Yes, Jax is at it again with his idiotic tattoos. Does he not think?! This time he got some ink that he calls a “hybrid” of Stassi and Carmen tattooed on his upper arm. Andy Cohen asks to see it, so Jax shows it. “You are a straight up serial killer,” Stassi says in reaction to the tattoo.

Kristen admits she reached out to Miami Girl First

We finally get the truth behind the Miami girl situation. Kristen Doute finally admits that she was the one to reach out to Miami girl. This again started the Miami girl conversation. Tom still denies that he slept with this girl. Jax admits that he lied to Kristen about Tom sleeping with her. Jax claims that Miami girl told Jax that she slept with Tom and admits he did not actually see anything. Ariana says that sometimes she wishes Sandoval would cut Jax off as a friend because of all of Jax’s hurtful lying. Jax apologizes and admits he has gone over to their apartment crying and apologizing about the damage he has done. Tom clears it all up by announcing that he doesn’t sleep with girls while they are on their period, which Miami girl was. (Why do we now know the when Miami girl is menstruating? Thanks for clearing that up Tom.)

Aside from these three things not a lot else happens. Katie basically tears Stassi a new one the entire episode. Stassi apologizes to the cast for the things she has said about them. (She never apologizes!) We find out Katie actually did not “motor boat a D”. Tom Schwartz fakes a proposal to Katie. Kristen claims Jax is the root of everyone’s problems. And Jax sits around with a constant look of disgust on his face. (He was an absolute treat during this reunion show.)

Next week we will take a look at Vanderpump Rules from behind the scenes in the final episode of season 3 (tear). Until next week…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Vanderpump Rules – Season 3, Episode 19 – #PumpRules

The Reunion – Part 1

Last night was part one of the Vanderpump Rules Season 3 Reunion. The reunion was held by non-other than our favorite late night host and reality reunion extraordinaire, Andy Cohen. When the show begins you see Kristen and James, Katie and Schwartz, Lisa Vanderpump, Jax, Scheana, and Tom and Ariana. Here is what happened with each of the SUR couples and cast members:

Kristen and James

Welcome to your first reunion James! (Poor little guy.) He is definitely not the most popular here. He doesn’t say a single intelligent thing this reunion episode but does try to chime in with ridiculous statements  like, “Hot people like to f*#$ hot people.” (Sorry for the language, don’t kill the messenger! That is a direct quote. AND REALLY?! Who says that? Andy Cohen had a field day with that one.)

James tells us that it was hard to go through Kristen’s obsession with Sandoval but now she is 100% over him and they are madly in love. (Yeah right!) The only other part of the reunion that involved James was reliving the fight that he and Tom Sandoval got in at Scheana’s birthday party. Here we revisited one of my favorite parts of the show, the “Beamer-selfie” vs. “Honda Civic-selfie” moment.

Kristen, in the meantime, was getting killed by Tom, Ariana, Scheana and Jax. (Mainly Jax.) Jax cannot stand her any longer and is completely disgusted with her. He yells at her several times and makes faces anytime she speaks.

One person that can stand Kristen?! (This is a shocker!) Stassi! We find out that Stassi and Kristen actually talk and see eachother once in a while.

Katie and Tom Schwartz

Katie and Tom are doing really good. Tom is very quiet, not saying much this episode.

Katie, on the other hand, looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! She was the prettiest of the entire night. Her hair was done differently and longer. She looked gorgeous. (I want her hair!) Katie shows that she has grown so much. She stands up to Stassi face-to-face in this episode. She talks about being such a good friend to her and not getting the same respect. She also talks about how grateful she is for going to Miami with the gang. It really changed how she felt about her co-workers and she is really happy about that.

Jax

How miserable was this guy last night? Seriously! I usually love Jax because he is light and funny. He was MISERABLE. You could tell by the look on his face that he was just really not having a good time. There was a constant look of disgust on his face.

Andy Cohen questioned Jax about everything from dating Carmen, to dating Tiffany, to dating both at the same time. He asked about Jax’s relationship with John, if they had ever been together. Jax claims that he has never had a sexual relationship with John.

Jax was also attacked about his constant over exaggerations of events. He was also accused of hooking up with a girl in the bathroom of the hotel room Tiffany had got for him. He claimed she was throwing up and they did not hook up. Sandoval does not believe that.

Jax was most miserable last night because of Kristen. He told her several times to shut up and that he hated her. He was an absolute misery to watch.

Scheana

Honestly, the little SUR diva didn’t do much on the episode. She chimed in here and there but nothing notable happened with her this episode.

Tom Sandoval and Ariana

Tonight we found out that the couple has taken the next step in their relationship and they have moved in together! In the apartment Tom used to share with Kristen. (Awkward!) Sandoval and Ariana are both completely fed up with Kristen and her psychotic antics.

Tom is also fed up with  Jax lies but says they are still friends because Jax does nothing maliciously. He claims Jax is very insecure and that is why he does the things that he does. Lisa Vanderpump disagrees with Toms analysis of Jax and thinks that Jax just does not care about anyone but himself. Tom and Jax seem to still be friends.

Stassi

Yes! Stassi actually shows up to SUR for the reunion. It is her first time face-to-face with a lot of these people. (And she shows her true emotions — anxiety, nervousness — before heading into the reunion by chugging a miniature bottle of Fireball Whiskey.) She comes in wearing a hideous white dress with black checkered lines on it. It makes her appear bigger than she normally is. (Stassi you are so beautiful! WHY THAT DRESS?!)

So what was Stassi’s part in this reunion? She was the punching bag. The cast went HAM on this girl, and deservedly so. Katie told her that she is the most selfish person she has ever met. Ariana let Stassi know that the reason she gave her a hard time was because Stassi was a horrible friend to Katie. Tom Schwartz told Stassi to shut up. Jax on the other hand said he would always be there for Stassi no matter what.

Cast members called her out for acting like she was better than everyone else and for thinking they are all stupid. Stassi claimed that she never thought the cast was stupid. They all called her out for lying about that.

Andy Cohen asked Stassi why her boyfriend never appeared on the show. She responded that this was not him scene. The cast immediately began to mock her, responding, “Because he’s a real man!”

When asked about running from Jax, Stassi explained that she has a boyfriend so it is not right of her to hang out with her ex. She also said that Jax lies to hurt people and she doesn’t want to be a part of that any longer.

Next time on Vanderpump Rules… It is reunion, part 2! Stassi seems to continue to get beat up from the cast. And Tom looks like he is giving Katie a ring (NOT A RING ON A STRING?!) Is he going to ask her to marry him? Are they engaged? How did I not see this on Instagram? Maybe it is not true! Ah!

Until next week…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.