What happens to our Real Housewives once they've left a franchise? Each week, we're looking into the lives of past cast members after their exits. This week, former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Quinn Fry.
Quinn Fry is the drama-free divorcee who starred on RHOC's third season. Although her run on the show ended in early 2008, she's still close with some of her former castmates.
"Thank God for Jeana Keough because during those days [I was on the show] the other ladies were, well… not so nice," Quinn admits on her website. "Her and Tammy Knickerbocker still remain my good friends. We still see each other often and attend many charity events."
A few years after leaving RHOC, Quinn moved to Northern California for about year so she could "spend time with my daughter Shannon and my four—yes, four—grandkids," she revealed on her Facebook page in 2012. "I know, I know—me with grandkids, how can that happen when I still think I'm thirtysomething? HA! Anyway, they are a HOOT and I love them to pieces."
By late 2012, Quinn (whose other child, son Colin, is now an adult!) had packed up and returned to her beloved Orange County, where she currently works as an internet marketing manager and webmaster at Cox Communications. "Jeana Keough found me a beautiful condo in Mission Viejo that I'm having fun decorating," she posted last summer. "I'm not dating anyone at the moment (shocker I know), I'm still working and I'm not married."
Now that she's settled back into OC life, Quinn says she feels "so peaceful and at home" there. She loves throwing barbecues, watching golf, going antiquing and, of course, "having dinner and martinis in the sunshine," she wrote in April on her Twitter page, where she often posts about how much she appreciates her life. "I have so much to be grateful for," Quinn recently tweeted.
The singles scene, however, is still tough to navigate. "It's hard to do when you're past 40," she explained to Yahoo TV. "The men in Orange County are serial daters." But just like in her good ol' days on RHOC, Quinn remains a fan of younger men—and isn't ashamed to admit it. "I never really think of myself as a #cougar," Quinn Tweeted last June, "but yesterday a SUPER HOT younger (25) man wanted my number. WOW & did I mention he was HOT?"
She also says she'd never rule out a return to the show that made her famous. "I would, and I would definitely do it differently," she told Yahoo. "I had too many filters on."