The Real Housewives who have gotten divorced, despite their change in marital status, somehow still continue to star on one of the many "Real Housewives" reality television shows on the Bravo network. This list answers the frequently-presented question: "Which 'Real Housewives' are now divorced?"
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.