The Famous Husbands of the Real Housewives
The Housewives have legions of fans, but some of their significant others are just as notable and well-known.
Entertainers: Charlie SheenWho? He's the ex-husband of RHOBH's Denise Richards
Famous, like how? He's the son of actor Martin Sheen, but broke out of his father's shadow almost immediately with roles in films like Platoon and Wall Street.
K, but how famous? Do we really need to answer this? Charlie was once the highest-paid actor on TV, earning $1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. Charlie has been an consistent tabloid fixture thanks to his colourful personal life. He's a serious celebrity. 9/10
Entertainers: Eddie CibrianWho? The ex-husband of RHOBH Housewife Brandi Glanville.
Famous, like how? Eddie works a lot as an actor, but he's not really known for anything in particular. Except for cheating on Brandi with LeAnn Rimes!
K, but how famous? He's a big tabloid star, but a total B-lister in terms of Hollywood. 6/10
Entertainers: Kelsey GrammerWho? Um, it's Kelsey Grammer. You know him.
Famous, like how? He's Frasier! Like, of Frasier.
K, but how famous? Pretty much the most famous you can be. But also: he was a real jerk to his RHOBH ex-wife, Camille. So we hate him and we think you should too! Sorry, Kelsey, it's #girlcode! NEXT! 10/10
Entertainers: Ronnie DeVoeWho? He's RHOA's Shamari DeVoe's husband
Famous, like how? He's topped the charts as a member of New Edition and the hip hop group Bell Biv Devoe.
K, but how famous? He's been honoured with Lifetime Acheivement Awards for his group New Edition, and everyone remembers Bell Biv Devoe's song Poison. Ronnie and his groups pioneered the "new jack swing" sound of the early '90s – how many people can say they changed the sound of music? 8/10
Entertainers: Keith SweatWho? He's the ex-husband of RHOA Housewife Lisa Wu.
Famous, like how? Keith is a successful R&B singer with 11 albums under his belt.
K, but how famous? He's not a breakout crossover star, but he gets plenty of love in the R&B world and he's way more famous than Lisa, or her other ex, Ed Hartwell. Soul Train gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award. What else do you need? 7/10
Entertainers: Christopher MorganWho? Exactly! No, JK: Chris is the husband of Kim Fields of RHOA.
Famous, like how? He's a theatre actor.
K, but how famous? He's done a few plays and some relatively unknown movies. Now that Kim is done with RHOA, we'll likely won't see much of him. 1/10
Entertainers: David FosterWho? The ex-husband of RHOBH's Yolanda Hadid.
Famous, like how? As a songwriter, David's written for everyone from Madonna to Celine Dion, JLO, Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton.
K, but how famous? He has 16 Grammy awards! Songwriters are surely much less known than the singers who belt out their words, but among songwriters, David is among the most famous. 9/10
Entertainers: Harry HamlinWho? The husband of RHOBH Housewife Lisa Rinna.
Famous, like how? Everyone loved him in the 80s on L.A. Law. And he was in Veronica Mars and Mad Men, too!
K, but how famous? Famous enough to be named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1987!! K, maybe he's not as famous as Kelsey Grammer but we wanted to leave on a high note. HARRY! <3<3
Entertainers: Terry Dubrow and Paul NassifWho? Terry's married to RHOC's Heather Dubrow, Paul is the ex-husband of RHOBH's Adrienne Maloof.
Famous, like how? These two doctors turned their Housewife Husband status into a TV deal and now star in the super-successful reality show Botched.
K, but how famous? Before Housewives, these guys were total unknowns, but now their stars are rising to nearly the height of their wives. They're the Bethenny of Housewife Husbands! 7/10
Entertainers: Vincent Van PattenWho? He's the husband of RHOBH's Eileen Davidson (he's top right!)
Famous, like how? He was a child star on shows like Bonanza, then a pro tennis player, and now he's a celebrity poker player.
K, but how famous? He comes from a famous family (his dad is Dick Van Patten of Eight Is Enough) and was in loads of shows and movies growing up. Later in life, he held on to a good deal of his fame. 7/10
Entertainers: Christopher MayerWho? The ex-husband of RHOBH's Eileen Davidson.
Famous, like how? He was Vance Duke on Dukes of Hazzard!
K, but how famous? After that one iconic role, Christopher faded from the public eye. 6/10
Entertainers: Jon LindstromWho? He's Eileen's ex-husband, too!
Famous, like how? Jon's a soap star like Eileen, best known for playing Kevin Collins on General Hospital.
K, but how famous? He's really well-known if you like soaps and scored a role on True Detective, boosting his profile recently. 6/10
Athletes: Matt KeoughWho? Matt was married to RHOC Housewife Jeana.
Famous, like how? He played pro baseball for nine seasons, then became a scout, minor league coach and team executive.
K, but how famous? He scores extra fame points for marrying a Playboy bunny (Jeana!) and being depicted as a character in Money Ball. But he wasn't the Brad Pitt character, or even the Jonah Hill one. 5/10
Athletes: Jim EdmondsWho? Jim is married to RHOC Housewife Meghan.
Famous, like how? Jim played for six pro baseball teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals and the Anaheim Angels. Now he's a broadcaster for Fox Sports.
K, but how famous? He's a very famous baseball player! Jim's a four-time All-Star and a World Series Champion. Cardinal fans even nicknamed him "Hollywood." 7/10
Athletes: Eric SnowWho? He was married to RHOA Housewife DeShawn Snow.
Famous, like how? Eric played in the NBA for more than a decade and he's now an assistant coach for Florida Atlantic.
K, but how famous? He had a good run in the NBA, but other than RHOA, he's not really known outside basketball. Low end of the fame scale. 3/10
Athletes: Bob WhitfieldWho? He was married to RHOA Housewife Sheree.
Famous, like how? He played in the NFL for 14 years. They call him "Head-Butt Bob" in the sports world!
K, but how famous? Far as pop culture goes, he's mostly known for appearing on RHOA. But he also scores a couple extra points for owning a studio in Atlanta used by Snoop, Beyonce, TLC, Madonna and Cher. 5/10
Athletes: Ed HartwellWho? He was married to RHOA Housewife Lisa Wu.
Famous, like how? He played in the NFL for nine years and once signed a $26.25 million contract.
K, but how famous? Not very. He wasn't even married to a memorable Housewife! He did appear on Tyler Perry's House of Payne, though. 4/10
Athletes: Kordell StewartWho? He was married to RHOA Housewife Porsha Williams.
Famous, like how? He played in the NFL for 10 years, including a Super Bowl. Now he's on sports talk radio.
K, but how famous? He's famous enough to have a sports nickname (Slash!) but on the real, he's mostly known to us as having a nasty divorce and loads of gay rumours. 6/10
Athletes: Juan DixonWho? He was married to RHOP Housewife Robyn Dixon, but they're basically still together.
Famous, like how? He played in the NBA for seven years, and now he's the head coach for Coppin State University in Baltimore.
K, but how famous? He had a commendable career in the NBA, but won't really go down in history as one of the greats. 2/10
Athletes: Donnie EdwardsWho? Donnie's married to RHOBH Housewife Kathryn.
Famous, like how? He's a two-time All-Pro player who played in the NFL for 12 years.
K, but how famous? He does some philanthropy, but he's not really known outside the sports world. He's real cute though! 3/10
Society Types: John Adams MorganWho? He was the husband of RHONY Housewife Sonja.
Famous, like how? He's a Morgan, one of the most famous names in banking.
K, but how famous? The Morgans are a total dynasty, but John is no J.P. The name Morgan counts for a lot in the society world, but in pop culture, John's just a footnote. 2/10
Society Types: Count Alexandre de LessepsWho? He was married to RHONY Housewife LuAnn.
Famous, like how? He's a Count! He comes from the family who built the Suez Canal.
K, but how famous? More like the WHOez Canal, right? JK! But, not really: unless you're into nobility, he's not very famous. 1/10
Society Types: Anthony RadziwillWho: He was the husband of RHONY Housewife Carole.
Famous, like how? Anthony was a descendant of both a British and a Polish King, and Jackie O was his aunt.
K, but how famous? He won an Emmy and a Peabody for his work as a journalist, but he wasn't a widely known personality. Society-wise, though, he was more closely connected to fame than LuAnn's Count or Sonja's banker. 3/10
Society Types: Thomas GirardiWho? He's the husband of RHOBH Housewife Erica Girardi (Erika Jayne!).
Famous, like how? He's best known as the real-life lawyer who helped the real-life Erin Brockovich.
K, but how famous? He's a pretty famous lawyer! Not Gloria Allred famous, but, like, Julia Roberts starred in a huge movie about his best-known case, so that's pretty famous on the lawyer scale. 3/10