Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson
"No more friendship... I'm done." If those words sound familiar to Real Housewives fans, that's because they are. Only two days after the longtime bond between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice's was shattered on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the close friendship between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney came crumbling down on Tuesday's Orange County season finale. And these are only two of the many platonic break-ups the Bravo franchise has endured in recent years. If The Bachelor has a horrible track record with romantic break-ups, The Real Housewives franchise is the queen bee when it comes to ending friendships. Need proof? Look no further than the five worst spats in Housewives history:
Russell Armstrong and Taylor Armstrong
Add this to the growing list of Real Housewives splits: Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong has filed for divorce from her husband Russell after five years of marriage, according to People.
"It was a difficult decision but I have decided to file for divorce from Russell," Armstrong told the magazine. "Although we have tried our best to work out our differences, I have come to the conclusion that it is in the best interest of our family that we separate."
Neil Patrick Harris
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12. Tell It Like It Is Award: Ice-T and his voluptuous wife Coco compare their Twitter follower counts on Ice Loves Coco. It's no contest — she's more than 100,000 followers ahead, which she attributes to her upbeat tone. "My conversations are always positive and happy," she says. "You're a little more hardcore. I think that has something to do with it." Ice's understated reply tells the real story: "You have 270,000 people looking at your pictures because you look good in pictures."
11. Most Hypocritical: On The Glades, Callie gives Jim a...
Jeana Keough and Tamra Barney
The Real Housewives of Orange County finale was filled with pushing and drink-throwing and Andy Cohen says it only gets worse (or better depending how you look at it).
"Tamra was really pissed and it had gone on and on," Cohen told TVGuide.com at Monday night's Made in New York Awards. "You'll see at the reunion she was still upset and Jeana [Keough] is there too. It's a two-part reunion and it's quite explosive."
A night out with The Real Housewives of Orange County
Over the years, Real Housewives of Orange County fans have watched Vicki Gunvalson tackle professional to parenting problems, all while navigating the drama synonymous with the entire Housewives franchise. Judging from the previews, Season 6, premiering Sunday at 10/9c on Bravo, may prove to be Vicki's biggest challenge yet. After recommitting to husband Don last season, she discusses selling her family house and considering divorce (she filed for divorce in October).
"I had no idea that everything was going to unfold the way that it did," she tells TVGuide.com. "I'm really making such major changes in my life." Gunvalson talked with TVGuide.com about the new cast members, going through her marriage problems in front of the camera and why her best times on the show may be behind her...
The Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of Orange County, the series that started it all, is getting another facelift when the show returns for Season 6 this spring.
According to Bravo's website, Lynne Curtin is not returning. Although she is featured in the trailer for the new season, her bio is not listed. Last season saw Curtin and her financially strapped family evicted from their home on-camera, and Curtin struggle to discipline daughter Raquel. She joined the show in the middle of Season 4 to replace...
Jackie Warner's clients know what they're getting into when they sign up to be her trainees. But for some of the cast of Bravo's Thintervention with Jackie Warner, the lifestyle changes weren't so easy. The no-nonsense trainer (her best-selling book is titled This is Why You're Fat) says she was most surprised by Real Housewife of Orange County's Jeana Keough, who came into the program not wanting to change her routine, yet saw results. Warner tells TVGuide.com why Jeana, Shay and Stacy struggled to lose weight, and what to expect from the show's finale. Plus: Which celeb would Warner love to work with?
On this week's episode of Thintervention, Jackie demands absolutely no cheating and total commitment for one full week. She's caught the clients in their lies, and they owe her. Jeana, a former O.C. housewife, and Nikki, the Australian with a penchant for cocktails, move in with their more disciplined castmates, Bryan and Nikki. Meanwhile, Jackie plans for some end-of-the-week fun — feline style.