Housewives come and go, but their lives don’t stop when the cameras stop rolling on them. From fan faves to all but forgotten one season wonders, here’s what the former stars of The Real Housewives have been up to since you last saw them on TV.
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After going out with a bang, or rather with the thud of her prosthetic leg on the table of Le Cirque, Aviva has laid pretty low. She has, however, taken to hawking everything from Alfredo sauce to mattresses to sunscreen on her social feeds. She's also taken to trashing some of the RHONY's current stars, like Bethenny, who she branded as a mean girl.
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RHONY's one-time laser queen Cindy has launched a brand new business in an, ahem, similar area. Cindy's new medi-spa, VSpot, deals in vaginal rejuvenation. According to Cindy, her services attracted the attention of Sonja Morgan, who booked an appointment then ghosted on her, choosing to feature a competitor on RHONY instead. Since she exited the show, her personal life has had its ups and downs. Her twin babies have grown into adorable little kids, but in 2016 she was reportedly slapped with a $140K tax lien.
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Lynne joined several RHOC stars to take part in a TV special about the show in 2016. And, yes, all these years later, she's still selling her cuffs. Sadly, though, things have taken a dark turn for Lynn's daughter Alexa – she was accused of elder abuse by her grandmother Marilou Colee (not Lynne's mom) and, in 2014, Alexa also alleged she was raped by a police officer. She was awarded $2.25 million in the latter case.
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In June 2018, Alexis split from her husband Jim. The couple said in a statement that they were doing what was best for their children's future. Despite presenting Jim as the breadwinner and traditional male head of their household on RHOC, Jim's actually the one asking Alexis for spousal support. Perhaps it's for his legal bills, because Jim's currently suing Tamra and Shannon for talking smack about him. For more on what Alexis is up to post-RHOC (and post-Jim!) head right this way.
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Jules has had a rough go since her time on RHONY. Her divorce and custody battle has gotten super ugly. Michael has alleged she has a history of drug abuse and the divorce proceedings revealed they both failed to file their taxes between 2008 and 2015. In February 2018, she unloaded her penthouse for just under $1 million. When Jules was a guest on Danny Pellegrino's podcast Everything Iconic, she admitted she's sad she didn't get a second season of RHONY. “When you do a while just one season, I feel like you need a second season for people to really get to know you. So unfortunately, I never got that chance.” She also took some shots at her former RHONY co-star Bethenny during the same interview. “Bethenny, she’s such a b-tch," Jules said. "Anything you do, she will be so negative and make fun of you. She can’t let you just have fun.”
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In 2016 the former RHOBH star separated from her husband of 18 years, David. At that time, she said they planned to continue living together and raising their children together despite the split. A year later, Carlton's longtime housekeeper accused the star of physical, emotional and verbal abuse. According to TMZ, court documents filed by the housekeeper also allege Carlton tried to kill herself. (Carlton denied the claims of abuse.) In the spring of 2018, Carlton put her gothic mansion up for sale with the steep price tag of $22 million dollars.
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Camille's getting married! Nearly a decade after her infamous split from Kelsey Grammer, the former RHOBH Housewives is engaged to a lawyer, David C. Meyer. After her departure from RHOBH, Camille went through a battle with cancer but thankfully, her cancer is now in remission. In 2016, she moved into her first home without her ex, Kelsey. She's maintained close ties with the rest of the RHOBH cast and has made several cameos on the show in recent seasons. Kelsey continues to act like she doesn't exist.
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Jill's life has completely changed since we last saw her on RHONY. In January, 2018, Jill's beloved husband Bobby passed away after a long battle with cancer. The funeral brought Jill and Bethenny back together for the first time in years. Jill is now dating a clothing executive named Gary Brody who – of course! – previously dated Ramona. Aside from the big changes in her personal life, Jill has kept busy post-RHONY with professional endeavours including launching her own life of rugs and appearing in a TV movie called Night of the Wild. For more on what Jill's been up to, including hanging out with the Lohans, head this way.
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Like her former RHOC castmates Vicki and Tamra, Jeana is now a grandmother. In 2016, she appeared on Oprah's Where Are They Now and said leaving the show "saved her soul." She had a facelift in 2017 and captured the experience for People magazine, joking to the magazine, “I want to look 15 years younger because I like guys that are 15 years younger." Jeana's son Shane got engaged to former Miss Nevada Brittany McGowan in 2018. Jeana's still selling real estate and told E! 2018 was her best year ever in the business.
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Kim may have officially left RHOA after season five, but she's stayed a constant on our TV screens since then through sporadic appearances on RHOA and her own show, Don't Be Tardy, which has lasted six seasons – a lifetime for a reality TV spinoff. However, after her disastrous turn at the season 10 reunion, it's hard to imagine we'll be seeing Kim on RHOA again.
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Former RHOC star Lauri finally broken her silence on her son Josh's arrest on murder charges in the spring of 2018. Lauri tweeted out a series of news articles, including this one from OC Weekly, and claimed Josh had been falsely accused. Lauri previously revealed in 2015 that she had legally adopted her granddaughter, Josh's daughter Kennedy. Josh has openly struggled with a heroin addiction and Lauri decided that his daughter was better off with her and husband, George. Josh was served divorce papers by his estranged wife while in jail in the fall of 2017.
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One of RHOC's most infamous couples, Gretchen and Slade, are having a baby! Gretchen shared the news on Instagram and opened up about her "very arduous long four years of trying." The couple started the process of trying to get pregnant years ago when Slade reversed his vasectomy and Gretchen started IVF treatments. Gretchen and Slade, however, have yet to walk down the aisle despite getting engaged way back when they were on RHOC. During an appearance on The Tomorrow Show in 2017, Gretchen said she and Slade want a big wedding, but it doesn't make financial sense to splash out on their dream nuptials while they're trying to have a baby. For more on what Gretchen's been up to head right this way.
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RHONY's Alex and Simon moved to Australia to be closer to Simon’s family. They live along the coast in Newrybar, not far from Brisbane. Maybe there’s a Real Housewives of Melbourne cameo in her future? Alex and Simon totally changed up their lives after RHONY. They both went back to school and got new careers – Alex is now a psychologist and Simon is a lawyer!
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Lizzie is yet another former Housewife who has split from her husband. She first filed for divorce from her husband Christian in the fall of 2017, then failed to move forward with the case. She finally served Christian with divorce papers this summer. Lizzie may be no longer be on the RHOC cast, but she's not totally gone from the show – she made appearances in season 10 and again in season 12. She's also got her fair share of opinions on the current crop of ladies: she got into a Twitter spat with Shannon, claiming Shannon's status as an O.C. Housewife has gone to her head.
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Joanna may no longer be a Real Housewife, but that hasn’t kept her out of the Housewives drama. Since RHOM stopped filming, she’s been feuding with Brandi Glanville, branding her as “trailer trash.” Brandi retaliated with a crude comment about Joanna, who then turned around and sued her for defamation. In August 2018, Joanna tied the knot with businessman Douglas Nudes during a small ceremony in Poland, her home country.
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Since leaving RHONJ, Jersey's resident mother hen has gone on to star in a spinoff about her family, Manzo'd With Children, which lasted for three seasons. Sadly, it looks like there's still bad blood between Caroline and her sister Dina. The pair haven't spoken in two years. Teresa also had some very harsh words for her former RHONJ friend in January 2018. During an interview with E!, Teresa called Caroline "evil" and a "money hungry b-tch."
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Taylor’s final season on RHOBH was dark, given her husband Russell’s suicide. Things have gotten weirder since then, as she got together with the lawyer who was helping clean up the legal mess Russell left her in. She also had a sit down with Oprah to talk about the suicide and appeared on Couples Therapy with her new husband, John.
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After her stint on RHONY, Kelly said the show branded her as “crazy” (like, Crazy Island crazy), but she still agreed to make a cameo in a later season, much to Bethenny’s disdain. Andy Cohen was apparently mulling a return to RHONY for her, but she reportedly said she'd only go back to the show if her real (and mega famous) friends like Elizabeth Hurley and Elle Macpherson would film scenes with her. And while she may have moved on from the show, Kelly's still getting into the occasional Twitter spat with her old sparring partner Bethenny.
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Right after Claudia was let go from RHOA, she lost her gig with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, too. Since then, she’s continued acting and hosting and bounced back with a new gig co-hosting the TV show The Raw Word, as well as a podcast called UnStabled. She even made an appearance on The Millionaire Matchmaker!
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The drama certainly follows Danielle Staub. The former RHONJ firecracker made nice with her old foe Teresa as a "friend" of the Housewives during season 8 of the show, but since then her personal life has imploded. After just three months of marriage, she's getting divorced from her estranged husband Marty Caffrey. The news, which broke in August 2018, followed an incident at their home which caused both parties to file restraining orders.
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After appearing on RHOA, Lisa Wu starred on Hollywood Divas. She’s also been acting, appearing in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, and the comedy The Internship. Despite the fact it has been nearly a decade since she was on RHOA, Lisa is reportedly still close with Nene Leaks, Kandi Burruss, and Porsha Williams.
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Lea was one of the most captivating and popular Miami Housewives. The show is no longer on the air, but Lea’s held tight to her place in Miami society. She also wrote a book that was no doubt inspired by her own experiences, Red Carpets and White Lies. Lea currently does a Facebook Live series called Lunch With Lea, which she turned into her own podcast.