‘RHOC’: Politics and COVID-19 Create Cast Divides During Season 15

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kelly Dodd, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 will characteristic the stress and division wrought from the pandemic and political divides.

Kelly Dodd, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador
Kelly Dodd, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador | Randy Shropshire/Bravo

Premiering on Wednesday, October 7 at 9 pm on Bravo, the longstanding sequence returns with 5 recurring solid members and one new face. Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke return. Viewers meet new solid member, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, who’s about to be newly divorced.

Production started in February solely weeks earlier than the nation locked down because of the pandemic. But cameras continued to roll because the solid handled the coronavirus, plus rising political tensions within the nation. Sides are taken because the solid confronts acquainted realities for almost all of Americans.

Shannon Beador and her household cope with COVID-19

Despite being fastidious about cleanliness and well being, Beador will get contaminated with coronavirus. She begins the season in complete bliss with boyfriend John Janssen and a brand new residence in Newport. However, her friendships are turned the wrong way up. She was beforehand at odds with Dodd, however she makes peace along with her. However, Bravo hints that this will get her into “hot water with a few of the ladies.”

Meanwhile, she and the remainder of the solid are confronted with lockdowns and a pandemic. Beador has expressed nervousness over well being previously, so the pandemic brings her stress to an “all-time high and causes tension between her and John when a division arises over house rules with the kids during lockdown.”

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Unfortunately, Beador and her three daughters are recognized with COVID-19. She paperwork her journey on her mobile phone. “This photo was taken pre-pandemic,” she shared on Instagram. “Today, we are Covid positive times 4. The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms). A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected.” Beador lately shared she is wholesome and even dropped her daughter off at school.

Cast members conflict over politics and quarantine

Windham-Burke lately participated in Bravo’s Race In America: A Movement Not a Moment. She additionally “struggles to see eye to eye with some of the other ladies over her participation in local protests and her political views.”

Dodd is seemingly on the opposite facet of the political divide from Windham-Burke. She ruffles feathers over each COVID-19 and politics. “During stay-at-home orders, Kelly makes waves among the ladies when she jet-sets around the country visiting New York City, the Hamptons and Miami,” in line with Bravo. “As the election looms, Kelly’s political beliefs and tone-deaf jokes threaten her relationships with the women.”

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Kirschenheiter finally ends up taking warmth over not becoming a member of the solid for a “quarantine happy hour.” She additionally struggles with homeschooling, however she’s completely happy in a brand new relationship. Meanwhile, Simpson’s marriage goes by means of a re-birth and she or he and husband Shane discover that quarantine brings them nearer.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 premiers on Wednesday, October 7 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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