Sad times for this family that once was so full of energy and hubris and stardom. They had a rough road. I read somewhere that the daughter lives in Jacksonville FL, rehabbing houses with her husband. A sad year for all.
The whole family was heavily featured in the first season. Jenna was one of the key housewives they focused on. Matt was in it quite a lot because their oldest son was finishing up school and preparing for his baseball career. And the three kids fit very well with the story they were telling for the show -feeling a degree of privilege, and being charismatic kids. Shane was a natural because of the baseball storyline. Kara played the middle child role very well, complaining about how her brother would get a better Mercedes as his first car than the Mercedes she got - I think she was annoyed that hers wasn't a convertible. In the next couple of seasons, Matt was portrayed as a jerk of a husband and the show chronicled Jenna making the decision to divorce him. IIRC, after they divorced they continued to live together for a bit and some of the other women were annoyed that Jenna would not fully cut him off.
I just watched the video of the interview Kara did - it's heart wrenching. I have so much respect for her for being so open and honest in sharing what they're going through. For all that is said about the women on this show, they've raised some impressive women. Vicki's daughter Brianna and Kara were both shown in the early seasons in an honest way, but in a way that showed their moms indulged them. But in all of that, they clearly instilled some values of what matted in them as well. Kara used to joke about how Jenna favored her brothers so much more than she did Kara ... but clearly Kara has given her A LOT to be proud of.
She looks really good. I always thought she looked good next to rail thin women, now lets hope her DH appreciates her. Although it seems the editing was really one sided..;
Wow.. Emily looks absolutely fabulous. She’s one of my favorite HWs of all time, so much smarter than her castmates and prettier too. She has everything, maybe even a husband that’ll get better as he gains success on his own.
I think Shannon looks very happy with John, they seem well matched and comfortable with one another. I'm glad she's not rushing into marriage.
I don't know about Gina, knowing someone for only 6 months and moving in, with children, seems a bit rushed. I think she's the type of woman that hates being alone. I wish her lots of luck, Travis seems like a nice guy.
Kelly , well Rick is a step up from Dr Brian. I guess they have great sex, he's well hung etc.etc. or she's talking a good game. Hopefully that's all we need to know. Jolie looks like she's 18 wow.
Braunwyn ,admitting she's an alcoholic, was a big step( NY needs that step). I loved her house, still don't like her mother.
Emily and Shane seem back on track, he doesn't like being on the show and he doesnt like PDA.When she went in for the kiss , I knew what would happen.
Elizabeth looks like a similar version of Tamra. So far I like her, because she loves dogs..
Gina wanted Braunwyn to come to her when she heard the things Tamra told her, yet Gina went straight to Emily with her information ( via Tamra)
Why isn’t Gina getting spousal or child support?
Dr Deb called Tamra? , I wish she would butt out, she didn't want to be a friend, on this show. She's still stirring and in everyone's ear. Braunwyn should just not speak to her mother, I never did like her..creep!
No one in that group of HWs realizes Braunwyn stopped drinking alcohol, but almost certainly is on a dry drunk in the episodes we’ve seen. She needs genuine help, AA, counseling, true friends instead of frenemies, and not that flaky pseudo-medicine.
It’s been clear on episodes I’ve seen that her husband is done with her; threesomes, orgies and all. He says the right words, but authentic happiness in marriage seldom includes a sex hideout set up specifically for orgies. How could she not know that?
Kelly Dodd is filthy. Hard to imagine anyone would marry her... the new sex partner probably won’t.