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Fifteen years ago, five women—Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring—welcomed cameras into their homes, forever changing reality TV.
The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered on March 21, 2006, with Bravo documenting the real lives of its stars as they "lead glamorous lives in a picturesque Southern California gated community where the average home has a $1.6 million price tag and residents include CEOs and retired professional athletes."
Twenty-three Housewives, 15 seasons, nine spinoffs in other luxe cities and an endless amount of fights later, RHOC is still on the air, wrapping its most recent season in January.
While a reboot of the OG of the Housewives show may be in the works, per Andy Cohen, there's no denying the impact the first in the juggernaut franchise has had on the network and the genre.
These women spent a lot of money. They divorced. They found love again. They fought. They reconciled. They investigated whether or not Vicki's former boyfriend Brooks Ayers was lying about his cancer diagnosis. They whooped it up. And they did it all for the world to see, and for that, our love tanks are filled with gratitude.
In honor of the series' milestone anniversary, we've checked back in with all of the former Orange County Housewives to see what they've been up to since dropping their oranges, including Heather Dubrow, Alexis Bellino and Tamra Judge.
So where are all of the former stars of RHOC now?
Gregory Pace/ShutterstockVicky Gunvalson
It was the end of an era for the series when the O.G. from the O.C. announced she was done "whooping it up" following a demotion to "friend of" in season 14.
At the time of her exit, Vicki promised "a plethora of exciting, empowering and inspirational" new projects were in the works, one of which is her podcast, Reality With Vicki.
Still the CEO of Coto Insurance, Vicki recently revealed on Instagram she is selling her beloved home in Coto de Caza, explaining that with a second home in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, and her daughter Briana and her family based in the Midwest, she was ready for a change.
"I knew one day would come that I would decide to downsize when 'I got older' and that time has come," she wrote in March. "I will be 59 at the end of this month and this 5800 sq ft home with all the incredible memories is days away from being sold."
Vicki is still engaged to longtime boyfriend Steve Lodge after delaying their April 2020 wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gregory Pace/ShutterstockTamra Judge
After 12 years on RHOC, Tamra announced she was leaving the series in January of last year. "It's been a wild 12 years," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a throwback photo of her and her husband, Eddie Judge. "But it's time for me to move on. Im sad to go but I'm very excited about my future."
Despite dropping her orange, Tamra is still running CUT Fitness gym in Rancho Santa Margarita with Eddie and the couple founded VENA Wellness CBD.
JB Lacroix/WireImageJeana Keough
As one of the original members, Jeana is credited with helping make the show the hit it remains today. While she stepped away from her full-time spot after season five, the successful realtor recently delivered some exciting life updates with E! News. Daughter Kara remains happily married to NFL vet Kyle Bosworth. And yes, their adorable daughter Decker is already in elementary school. In April of last year, the family suffered a devastating loss when Kara's son McCoy Bosworth, passed away following complications during childbirth.
As for Jeana's son Colton, he has followed in his mom's footsteps as a realtor. As for Jeana, she's single and enjoys trips to both Las Vegas and Florida.