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When we last left the 'RHOC' ladies...well, I don't really remember where we left them because season 14 was quite forgetful, to be honest. OG cast mate, Vicki Gunvalson became a "friend of" but kept herself relevant by becoming engaged to boyfriend, Steve Lodge; Kelly Dodd was on/off with doctor boyfriend, Brian and was the subject of several harsh rumors, directly fueled by Gunvalson; Gina Kirschenheiter ended her marriage with Matt but then started hooking up with him again as she tried to come back from a DUI and a bad bleach job; Emily Simpson tried to support her husband, Shane as he studied for the bar exam and neglected his family while needling his wife who was desperate to get her body back; Shannon Storms Beador was back in shape and was trying to find a new partner; Tamra Judge tried to manage her sons who butted heads; and newcomer, Braunwyn Windham-Burke juggled seven kids and trying to be loyal to bestie, Kelly while fitting in with the group.
Then, the show went on hiatus with Dodd getting engaged to FOX News newscaster, Rick Leventhal; Gina has a new boyfriend and they've moved in together; Emily had hip surgery and lost a lot of weight while Shane has failed the bar a few times; Shannon found love while her ex-husband, David Beador got engaged and is expecting a baby; and both Tamra and Vicki are no longer on the show. Don't know what's new and exciting with Braunwyn, sorry. So, filming started but COVID happened, which presented many challenges. The women eventually were able to start attending events and doing things together but Shannon's family was hit hard with COVID as her and her three daughters, Sophie, Adeline, and Stella all tested positive for the virus. Well, after a long wait, the season 15 preview is here, thanks to the good people at YouTube. But, you can catch up on season 14 on Hulu until the season 15 premiere on October 7th!