Emily Simpson And Gina Kirschenheiter leave some breadcrumbs for us to follow for future events in Orange County. The Dynamic Duo has been around long enough to have the right to speak up. And both make their opinions clear.
“You’re two different people, Shannon,” Emily yelled on the phone. “You’re Jekyll & Hyde and I’m sick of it.”
A storm is building Real housewives from Orange County. What’s happening in the normally sunny OC?
What’s different about Season 17?
What makes this season different from previous ones? “I think this is the first season in five years [Gina and I] “We’ve been there,” Emily replies, “where… we have a phenomenal cast.” I think the energy is there, the momentum is there. The [history] is there. Everything just connects. Finally.”
Also new is that Gina decided to shoot the season sober. It’s a difficult thing in the presence of these ladies. Gina claims that giving up alcohol “makes everything different.”
“I just got to a point where it got in my way,” says the New York native. “I felt like it had more control over me than I did myself, and I didn’t like everything that came with it. [Not drinking has been] a success for me. I’ve never felt so clear.”
Gina says one of the biggest benefits of being sober is the ability to “remember exactly what I say and don’t say, which is of great value.”
“But then she remembers everything I “Do and say,” interjects Emily. “So she’s in my case too. I don’t know if I liked it better when you were drinking,” she jokes.
Hard truths for Shannon
Reality show cast members need to be open and honest about their lives. Anyone who tries to hide the truth will eventually be found out. Emily admits that a performer who isn’t honest puts her “in a very precarious position when we’re being authentic … about our lives.” [and] someone else is not.”
Apparently, Shannon isn’t being authentic in their relationship, as she’s been adamant throughout the season that she and John are okay. We’ve since learned that wasn’t true, as they broke up shortly after filming finished.
“It became a problem for me,” Gina adds, “especially when it’s like, ‘Okay, you’re not willing to share what’s really going on in your life, and instead you’re going to make up lies about my life.’ to distract from your truth.’ That’s where I draw the line.”
Looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the season, Emily predicts, “Oh, that’ll be a no-brainer.”
“We burn down the house,” laughs Gina.
Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesdays at 8/7 p.m. on Bravo.
TELL US – ENJOY THIS RHOC SEASON? DO YOU AGREE THAT SHANNON LIES ABOUT Gina’s life to distract from her own problems?
She declares herself…
It’s Lord of the Flies with snowballs.