One reason why The Real Housewives franchise is so entertaining is not only because we get to follow the lives of beautiful, successful, smart, outgoing women across the country, but we also get to know some of the most important people in their lives: their children.
That was certainly the case during Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which put cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, Lauri Peterson, Jo De La Rosa, and Kimberly Bryant center stage, showing us how they raised their kids in the affluent town of Coto de Caza, California. Some of these kids have grown into full-blown adults before our very eyes on RHOC over the years, such as Vicki's children Briana and Mike, thanks to the OG appearing on all 10 seasons of the show so far. While others, like Kimberly's daughter Bianca and son Travis, who only appeared on Season 1 of RHOC, we aren't as up-to-date on.
But have no fear, because we've got your update on all of the RHOC Season 1 kids right here.
1. Shane Keough
Jeana's son Shane was all about following in his father and grandfather's footsteps and making it into the MLB when he was on RHOC. Shane played Minor League baseball for a few years, but his career has taken a different turn recently. He is actually now taking a page from his mother's book and working in real estate, according to a press release announcing Jeana's new job at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Laguna Niguel office published last month. He's also working on his acting career. In the love department, it looks like Shane has been dating Miss Nevada USA 2015 Brittany McGowan for quite some time. We'd say Shane has done more than all right for himself since Season 1 of RHOC.
2. Kara Bosworth
During Season 1 of RHOC, Jeana's middle child Kara felt like she was living in the shadow of her big brother Shane. However, Kara definitely grew into her own. She married former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Kyle Bosworth in 2014 and gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Decker Kate Bosworth, on January 21. "[Kara's] been loving being a mother, and she's almost hysterical that in a month she has to go back to work," Jeana recently told The Daily Dish about being a grandma. "[Decker is] very intelligent, very strong, and she only cries when her pants are wet. She just hates it." Ah, the joys of motherhood.
3. Colton Keough
Colton is the baby of the Keough family, but he's a man now. Colton went to college and, like Shane, he is also pursuing a career in real estate, according to the press release announcing his mom's new position at Coldwell Banker. Even with his busy schedule, Colton still manages to fit in a lot of family time. Doesn't this pic of Colton and his niece Decker just make you melt?
4. Mike Wolfsmith
Mike has popped up throughout his mom's stint on RHOC, but a couple of things you can easily take away from his Instagram profile these days are that he still loves to party and knows how to serve up some delish-looking food porn. He's also grown into quite the strapping young lad since Season 1 of RHOC. Just check out those muscles. Mike also became the proud owner of a home in California last December, so yes, this RHOC kid has definitely grown up.
5. Briana Culberson
Speaking of growing up before your very eyes, that was definitely the case for Vicki's daughter Briana. Over the years, we've seen Briana overcome health issues, get married to Ryan Culberson, give birth to two children, and make her distaste for her mom's ex Brooks Ayers known time and time again. Since Season 10 of RHOC ended, Briana successfully underwent surgery to remove enlarged lymph nodes, which were cancer-free, last November, and she visited the Mayo Clinic in December in the hopes of finding out more about what has been causing her health issues for the past four years. That same month, Briana moved back to the O.C. with her family, and her new house got the seal of approval from her mom, as well as Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward.
6. Ashley Zarlin
Lauri's daughter Ashley moved back in with her mom during the very first episode of RHOC, but these days she's more than an independent woman. She founded the online fashion boutique Cheeky Minx, and has also been spotted around the Newport Beach social scene. Ashley can often be seen hanging out with the fam (there are some lovely pics of her and niece Kennedy), as well as with RHOC alum Lizzie Rovsek.
7. Josh Waring
Season 1 of RHOC detailed Josh's time in juvenile hall, and he has continued to face some challenges in recent years, including struggles with drug addiction and legal troubles. Lauri revealed last October that she and her husband George Peterson decided to adopt Josh's daughter Kennedy. "As most of the viewers know, I have a son and he's had just a lot of challenges. And he and his wife had a baby almost three years ago," Lauri told The Daily Dish. "He's really struggling and, well, they're both really struggling. And so [my husband] George and I elected to help out and we actually adopted Kennedy, and so we're raising her."
8. Sophie Waring
Sophie was just a kid during the first season of RHOC, but she's all grown up now. Lauri's youngest biological daughter looks like she's living it up as a college student these days and finding success in sports, too.
9. Gavin Smiley
Jo got a glimpse of what motherhood would be like while caring for her then-fiancé Slade Smiley's sons Gavin and Grayson. Gavin still lives in California is now a graphics assistant at the consumer technology company Scosche Industries, according to his Facebook page. He's also currently in a relationship.
10. Bianca Bryant
Kimberly's eldest child Bianca is still living in the Chicago area and working as an underwriter for AIG, according to her LinkedIn page. She also appears to be in a relationship and has a pretty fabulous Instagram profile. Bianca has certainly blossomed into a beautiful young woman.
Check out more cute pics of RHOC kids past and present, below.