11 'Real Housewives' Stars I Wish Would Leave The Franchise
If you're a huge Housewives fan like myself, then I know you also wish certain Real Housewives stars would just leave the franchise already. With each new season and episode, there's always one cast member who manages to irritate me even more than they already do. By the way, that also includes supporting stars, like certain husbands and significant others. From the unnecessary drama to the horrible name-calling to the ridiculous arguments, there are just some Housewives stars who need to walk away from the franchise immediately.
For example, there is one particular OG Housewife who has stayed way past her welcome. Then, there is husband who lives in the Golden State who needs to be unseen and unheard. Oh, and I'm sure all fans of the franchise know who I'm referring to when I say a particular Big Apple significant other needs to stick to his day job — removing stains. Hey, it may sound harsh, but sometimes things need to be said.
Obviously, there's a good chance you'll disagree with the following names, because not every viewer loves the same stars. But this is just my opinion, so don't start a over-the-top Housewives-inspired fight with me about why I'm wrong or who should really be sent packing.
1. Vicki Gunvalson
Same story, different season. She may be the only original Housewife still standing, but I'm so over Vicki, her same old story, and the same drama she continues to bring with each new episode. Besides all of the craziness she brought to Real Housewives of Orange County with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers, Vicki never changes. From her love tank not being full to her complaining about being alone in her huge house to not getting along with the ladies, Vicki's story line repeats and repeats, and I'm ready for it come to a much-needed end.
2. LeeAnne Locken
I don't know about you, but when Real Housewives of Dallas premiered there was just something about LeeAnne Locken that I couldn't relate to. Clearly, my gut was right, because by the end of Season 1, I was not a LeeAnne fan. Seriously, if I have to hear the word "charity" one more time, I don't know what I'll do. I get it, LeeAnne, you love to give back to others (and that's absolutely wonderful), but I don't need to hear about it every time you speak. Also, the way she gossiped about Cary and Mark Deuber left an extremely bad taste in my mouth. If she were to leave RHOD behind, it wouldn't be the worse thing.
3. Tiffany Hendra
Like her bestie LeeAnne, I wouldn't be devastated if Tiffany were to exit RHOD. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I despise her, but I just didn't feel a connection with her during Season 1. Though, I will say I look forward to new hairstyles from Tiffany. I mean, who isn't excited about that?
4. Kenya Moore
Kenya may think she's "Gone With the Wind fabulous" on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but her antics, instigating, and ridiculing of others sure aren't. Do I sometimes find Kenya funny? Yes. However, sometimes she goes way too far, like that time she and co-star Porsha Williams got into a physical altercation, and I'm over it. Though, maybe she can stay on for at least one more season, because I really want to see Moore Manor.
5. Ken Todd
Ugh. Sorry, Lisa Vanderpump, your hubby has gotta go — now. I understand Ken speaks his mind and wants to defend his wife, but the way he speaks about and to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills women is despicable. For example, the above gif is what he said about seeing Yolanda Hadid, who showed up to Lisa Rinna's birthday party without makeup, because, you know, she's battling Lyme disease. Really, Ken? He even once called Rinna really nasty names. I'm sick of hearing from him.
6. Peter Thomas
Seeing as RHOA's Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas are separated, I doubt he'll be popping up a lot come future seasons. I've never really been a Peter fan, so if he doesn't come around anymore, I won't be sad. However, I do care about Cynthia's happiness and if the two can work it out, then great.
7. John Mahdessian
Raise your hand if you wish Real Housewives of New York City's John and his Snoopy scarf would stick to removing stains, rather than appearing on RHONY? I adore Dorinda Medley, but definitely not her man. He's crude, rude, and when he came after Bethenny Frankel's business? Nope, just nope. Let's just say John shouldn't give up his day job.
8. Katie Rost
I'm a huge fan of Real Housewives of Potomac, but not of Katie Rost. It always takes time to get used to new Housewives, but I never found myself connecting with Katie. Plus, the way she repeatedly talked about marriage and begged her then boyfriend Andrew to give her a ring drove me crazy. Yeah, marriage is great and I have nothing against it, but Katie bringing it up every chance she had made me want to change the channel more than once.
9. Kathryn Edwards
It's already been reported that Kathryn Edwards might not return to RHOBH, which is fine by me. Unlike some of the individuals on this list, I don't have a deep disgust for Kathryn, but I feel like she's not a good fit as a Housewife. I don't know about you, but I never made a connection with her, nor did I ever feel like I was rooting for her or against her. Let's face it, if you're not doing the latter, then that person probably shouldn't be on Housewives.
10. Porsha Williams
Can you imagine if both Kenya and Porsha weren't on RHOA? It'd be a completely different show — and one I'd welcome with open arms. I've never been a Porsha fan, especially when she and Kenya can't seem to get along. It's always the same fight, but just a different day/episode/season. It's gotten old real fast and I'm over the whole Porsha and Kenya don't like each other story line.
11. Jill Zarin
Yes, I know Jill Zarin hasn't been part of RHONY for a long time now. However, Luann De Lesseps told Entertainment Tonight in June that she wants Jill to come back. "Everybody wants to see Jill," she said. Um, I don't. Seriously, please don't let this happen. Jill had her time to shine and now her moment has passed — for good. Also, my main concern is that this will affect whether or not Bethenny Frankel will want to stay on as a Housewife. Granted, Bethenny isn't one to let anyone influence her life or choices, but the way she and Jill ended things, I don't know if she'd want to be part of RHONY with Jill by her side.
I'm sure many of the above aren't going anywhere anytime soon, but, hey, it doesn't hurt to dream.