From the first series, The Real Housewives of Orange County to the sister series The Real Housewives of New York City to the scandalous Real Housewives of Atlanta and all the rest, for a reality show about housewives, the series sure star a fair amount of divorced women.
Bravo started the Real Housewives series in 2006 with group of well-off housewives from Southern California. The series was a success and Bravo went on to launch a handful of other Real Housewives series following prominent women in places like Atlanta, New York City, Beverly Hills, Washington D.C. and Miami.
Fans tuned in as the women lived extravagant lifestyles filled with plastic surgery, gossip and, of course, drama. Though many question how real what is shown actually is, one thing that's definitely real is when the housewives divorce the men alongside which they've appeared on the shows. As of early 2012, the number of current or former cast members who fell for the so-called Real Housewives divorce curse is well into the double digits and climbing.
For some of these "Housewives," getting divorced only increased their fame as the drama was covered by the tabloids. Camille Grammer is a perfect example of that when she went from wife to actor Kelsey Grammer to divorced cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Divorces happen everyday around the world and most occur privately but that doesn't make for good television ratings! The boobs may be fake but much to the pleasure of the network, the drama of the divorces of the Real Housewives is definitely real.
Taylor Armstrong (RHOBH, 2010-present) was married to Russell Armstrong from 2005 to 2011. The couple divorced among accusations of domestic abuse, and Russell committed suicide in 2011. Armstrong remarried John H. Bluher in 2014.
Taylor Armstrong was born in Oklahoma and married husband Russel in 2005. The couple have a daughter, Kennedy, together. Armstrong was the victim of domestic violence when she was a child. Armstrong continuously jokes that she wants to look "young" so her boring husband, Russel, won't divorce her, ...more
Credits (TV): The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Birthplace: Independence, Kansas, United States of America
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Cat Ommanney (RHODC, 2010) was married to Charles Ommanney from 2008-2010.
Credits (TV): The Real Housewives of D.C.
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Camille Grammer (RHOBH, 2010-2015) was married to actor Kelsey Grammer from 1997 to 2010.
Camille Grammer is an American television personality, most known for starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started her career as a dancer, model, and actress, and worked as a producer and writer for Grammnet Productions. She was married to Kelsey Grammer from 1997 to 2011. ...more
Credits (TV): The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Club MTV
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America
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NeNe Leakes (RHOA, 2008-present) was married to Gregg Leakes from 1997-2011. After their divorce, the couple remarried in 2013.
Linnethia "Nene" Leakes is married to Gregg Leakes. She also has two children, a 11 year old boy named Brentt and another 20 year old boy, Brice, from a previous relationship. She is the founder of the Twisted Hearts Foundation that addresses domestic violence against women. She had a book ...more
Credits (TV): Glee, The New Normal, The Apprentice, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Dancing with the Stars, + more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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