They can't all be Bethanys, Nenes, Teresas and Vickis.
While The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Orange County, Dallas (?) ... Potomac (?) ... and New York (R.I.P., D.C. and Miami) catapulted some women into stardom and/or infamy, others came in with a whimper and were quietly shown the door.
After their debut season's end, no less. Brutal.
It's easy to forget who was a fleeting part of the Bravo's greatest enduring legacy, so The Hollywood Gossip has created a refresher course.
Wainstein was excited to join season eight of The Real Housewives of New York before it premiered, but when her marriage fell apart and she filed for divorce in June 2016, Wainstein decided to focus on her family instead of returning to the franchise.
Pippen is one of Kim Kardashian's closest friends, but even that claim to fame couldn't keep her on 'The Real Housewives of Miami.' Pippen was a bit too normal for Bravo's liking, so she only starred in season one before getting the boot.
Jordan was an actress before joining season 9 of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' and found herself in hot water for accidentally confirming that Jamie Foxx (with whom she's worked) and Katie Holmes were dating in the summer of 2016. Jordan batracked and denied she knew anything about the couple. “A lot of times, I get asked questions about celebrities -- some I know, some I don't -- a lot of times we just give a safe kind of generic answer," Jordan told Entertainment Tonight. "Sorry to not have this bombshell story, but I cannot confirm them.”
Rice divorced NBA star Greg Rice around the time that 'The Real Housewives of Miami' had premiered in 2011. After lasting only one season, celeb gossip site The Dirty alleged that Rice was having an affair with Teo Hoffman, a wealthy Mormon business man with a family of his own.
Sweet, doe-eyed McLaughlin lasted all of one season 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' before voluntarily leaving. "I remember sitting on the couch [during the reunion special], having nothing to do with the conflict or the drama, but feeling so sad," McLaughlin wrote in her 2015 book, 'Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness.' "I sensed the Holy Spirit inside me saying, ‘You don't have to be here.' So I stood up and walked off set."
Edwards confirmed she was leaving 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' after just one season. Whether it was Bravo's decision or hers, Edwards told People Magaizne that she walked away from the experience "with great feelings," and no regrets. "It was definitely an adventure for me," Edwards said. "I really am kind of a private person. It really just comes down to the time and what I value the most. I value those times with my husband and our friends. And I really didn't want to miss another year. It's nice to be able to live life."
Tanous bore a striking resemblance to Alexis Bellino and Lauri Peterson when she joined season six of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County.' In 2015, Radar Online reported that Tanous was 75 payments behind on a $1.54 million Irvine, CA home after filing for bankruptcy in 2013. That same year, Tanous and her family appeared on Animal Planet's 'My Cat From Hell' due to their ill-behaved feline, Shadow.
Brandi Glanville called her "Hoy-say," on one episode, but that wasn't enough to make Giraud memorable during her season four stint on 'The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills.' Still, Giraud tweets her support for certain cast members while watching episodes from the comfort of her home, defending Lisa Vanderpump in the Rinna Said/Vanderpump Said battle. #FriendshipForeverHoySay
Fry was kind of a random addition to 'The Real Housewives of Orange County,' but Bravo probably assumed she'd bring something to the table since she loved dating younger men. After the season wrapped, Fry told fans via her MySpace profile that "Bravo is making a few cast changes ... I must have not been the right fit on the show or too old or whatever."
After Sonja Morgan failed to show up at her party in Quoag (too out of the way, according to Morgan), then informed her about the group's pecking order, Barshop felt she had better things to do with her time. In April 2016, the business owner and mom of twins told New York Daily News that she invited Morgan to her new medi-spa, VSPOT, which Morgan RSVP'd yes to, but never showed up. "I think she knows exactly what she was doing and it was obviously important to me," Barshop said. "It wasn't just coming in for a facial or something."
Rovsek was a cast member on season nine of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County,' but was then downgraded to a friend on season ten, and wasn't asked to the reunion.
Sierra, a Miami-based dentist claimed that it was her decision to leave 'The Real Housewives of Miami' after just one season. “I was not fired. If you noticed, I started filming ‘The Doctors’ show in January and I’m truly happy," she told AllAboutTRH in April 2013. "I’m not just doing The Doctors show I’m also going to castings for films.”
Snow was one of the original cast members of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' but left after the first season to focus on her personal life. Unfortunately, Snow and her husband, NBA star Eric Snow, divorced after 12 years of marriage in 2012, but Snow has moved on. She lost 30 lbs and wrote a tween book series, 'Little Shawnee.'
Gebbia joined the cast for season four, and did NOT get along with co-star Kyle Richards (Gebbia called Richards a "biggot" at one point). In September 2016, Gebbia confirmed to People Magazine that she and her husband, David were separating after nearly 20 years of marriage.
After talking about her fake boobs and life in a gated community on season one of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bryant decided to move her family to Chicago due to skin cancer scares.
Marchese was part of season six of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' before fans realized they missed their old school table flippers. Since leaving the show, Marchese has battled breast cancer for a second time, and in June 2016 she revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she has Lyme disease. In April 2016, Marchese's husband, Jim was accused of domestic abuse while on a Virgin America flight from LAX. The Marcheses deny any abuse took place.
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The twins only lasted one season on 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' alongside Marchese. According to Real Mr. Housewife, their firing was a result of production wanting to go "in a different direction this season [seven] and going back to the show’s North Jersey roots."
Quincoces joined 'The Real Housewives of Miami' in season two, but was extremely over it by the time the reunion aired. In her 2013 Bravo blog, Quincoces penned her swan song. "First, I am not bitter that I am no longer a 'housewife.' It is an unfortunate reality that this show did not perform as expected," she wrote. "Maybe it failed to provide that magic element that makes a show a hit. But I have been quite satisfied sitting on the sidelines. All season I felt like I had dodged a bullet, and I am grateful that my airtime was significantly reduced. Had it been up to me, I would not have appeared at all this season, particularly since I was not given a voice." In 2015, Quincoces was arrested in the Florida Keys for driving with a suspended license. In 2016, Quincoces - who is a lawyer, cookbook author and chef - competed on 'Food Network Star.'