The Real Housewives of One Season: 27 Ladies You Forgot Once Starred on the Bravo Franchise
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF D.C.
Cat Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian and Michaele Salahi were the first and only cast members on RHODC, the fifth installment in the Real Housewives franchise that was cancelled after its debut season in 2010. For that, you can thank Michaele and her then-husband Tareq Salahi, who gained national attention when they attended a White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as uninvited guests. They earned the nickname "the White House party crashers," and led Bravo to axe the show amid the controversy.
LARSA PIPPEN, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI
Before she was Kim Kardashian West's best friend, Pippen was an original cast member on RHOM. Wife to NBA star Scottie Pippen, and mother to four of his children, the Assyrian Lebanese star played ball with the show but avoided the drama, ducking out before season 2.
KIM FIELDS, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
With Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson on RHOBH, season 8 of RHOA saw the arrival of another established actress: Fields. Known as the spunky Tootie from The Facts of Life, Fields played it cool during her time on the show, clashing a bit with Kenya Moore but ultimately exiting after her season to avoid the drama.
JULES WAINSTEIN, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY
She was candid about her lifelong struggle with bulimia when she joined RHONY's eighth season. But it was her divorce from her husband of eight years, Michael Wainstein, that led to her exit from the show. "I want to focus on my family, my children, and make sure they are happy and healthy," she said. "My children are young and with everything going on, the last thing I want is my divorce to be public and I have to protect them."
KATHRYN EDWARDS, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
Her name first made headlines in the '90s, when she was married to Marcus Allen — a friend of O.J. Simpson. And decades later, Edwards was back in the spotlight when she joined the sixth season of RHOBH, on which she famously confronted Faye Resnick over claims that Allen had an affair with Simpson's late ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.
As cathartic as the scene was, Edwards decided to leave the show and focus on her family instead. "I really am kind of a private person," she told PEOPLE. "It really just comes down to the time and what I value the most. I value those times with my husband and our friends. And I really didn’t want to miss another year."
PEGGY SULAHIAN, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
Bravo lauded Sulahian as the franchise's 100th Housewife when she joined RHOC in season 12. Having just had a double mastectomy, Sulahian — who was also the first Armenian-American Housewife — said she was proud to spread awareness about breast cancer on the show. "Dealing with the disease and the passing of my father challenged me to reassess and reflect on my life, and I’ve realized what’s most important is leading a healthy and happy life, surrounded by people who care and love you," she said.
CLAUDIA JORDAN, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
She was a former Miss Rhode Island, a Deal or No Deal and Price Is Right model and competed for two seasons on the Celebrity Apprentice. So it was no surprise to see Jordan on the seventh season of RHOA. Despite being pals with Kenya Moore, Jordan never found her footing in the group — even clashing with O.G. NeNe Leakes. She left the series for season 8.
AMBER MARCHESE, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Marchese appeared ready to triumph over reality TV when she joined RHONJ in season 6. Her husband, Jim Marchese, was there by her side, facing off with nearly everyone in the cast. Afterwards, though, Marchese said nothing about the show was authentic.
"I only met with Teresa Guidice and Dina Manzo for filming purposes," she said. "I never built a friendship with them as we were nothing more than co-workers. I wish them all well and the best of luck, although, my husband does not share my sentiments." The Marcheses would later go on to join Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
TERESA APREA AND NICOLE NAPOLITANO, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
"You're not seeing double, you're seeing trouble." So said twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano in their shared tagline for RHONJ's sixth season. Sadly, the two didn't bring enough trouble, and exited the series the following year.
CARLTON GEBBIA, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
Best known for being a practicing Wiccan, Gebbia and her Gothic-inspired home joined RHOBH in season 4. Despite bonding with Brandi Glanville, Gebbia couldn't cast a spell on the rest of the cast — especially foe Kyle Richards. She left the series the following season.
KATIE ROST, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC
With a history as "a ball and gala girl," this biracial beauty caused a stir on the first season of RHOP — especially with her controversial relationship with then-fiancé Andrew Martin. The two split by reunion's end, and Rost only appeared again in one episode of the show's second season. She's since come out as bi-sexual.
TIFFANY HENDRA, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS
Hendra and her husband Aaron joined RHOD's first season just as she was returning to Texas. She appeared in season 2 as a guest, and now spends time commuting between Dallas and her husband's native Australia.
KARENT SIERRA, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI
The Real Housewives franchise has seen its fair share of plastic surgeons, but Sierra stood out from the bunch as the only celebrity dentist. The Colombian beauty, who joined RHOM in season 2, wasn't always smiling, however, and left the show before its third season started filming.
LIZZIE ROVSEK, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
Lizzie has appeared on RHOC for a few seasons, but was only a Housewife for the show's ninth. Since then, her marriage to husband Christian Rovsek has kept Lizzie in the headlines: She filed for divorce in December, but reunited with him six months later.
CRISTY RICE, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI
As Larsa Pippen's best friend, Rice had an immediate ally on RHOM's first season to help her through her divorce from former NBA star Glen Rice. The Cuban-American children's boutique owner, who has three kids of her own, had a few foes on the show, though, and departed along with Pippen in season 2.
DESHAWN SNOW, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
Snow was one of the O.G.s of RHOA, but wasn't asked back for a second season, she claimed, because she didn't bring the drama. Two years later, the drama showed up when Snow divorced her husband of 12 years, former NBA player Eric Snow.
KIMBERLY BRYANT, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
As one of the original Housewives on the debut season of the very first incarnation of the franchise, Bryant was a reality TV pioneer. But this mother of two and skin cancer survivor left as a full-time cast member after season 1. She made appearances as a guest through season 4.
CINDY BARSHOP, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY
The Completely Bare owner left the show after one season, amid a cast purge that included Jill Zarin, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Alex McCord. The New York City Housewives have never returned to Barshop's favorite Hamptons village, Quogue, since.
JOYCE GIRAUD DE OHOVEN, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
She brought a latin flair to RHOBH's fourth season. But despite a strong bond with maven Lisa Vanderpump, the Puerto Rican actress, model, film and television producer departed the show the next season.
PEGGY TANOUS, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
Joining RHOC in season 6 at the urging of pal Alexis Bellino, Tanous wrote on Facebook that she "declined [Bravo's] offer to return to the show" to escape "negative energy of certain cast members" and so that she would no longer be "forced to have 'dramatic' confrontations."
ANA QUINCOCES, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI
A lawyer, chef, cookbook author and mom, Quincoces added "reality star" to her ever-growing list of titles when she joined season 2 of RHOM. Though her tenure on the show was short, Quincoces feuded with Lea Black, and split from her husband of 23 years. She later showed up as a guest on season 3.
QUINN FRY, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
Fry debuted full-time on RHOC's third season, though the divorcée with a penchant for younger men would appear on the series as a guest for three additional seasons.