On March 21, 2006, five beautiful, outgoing, intelligent, and dynamic Coto de Caza residents came into our lives. During Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, we laughed, cried, and learned about life behind the gates with original cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, Lauri Peterson, Jo De La Rosa, and Kimberly Bryant.
But a lot can happen in 10 years, as we know all too well from following the OG of the RHOC, Vicki, during all 10 seasons of the show. But what are all the original 'Wives up to these days? Well, they've definitely been keeping busy.
Jeana, who was on Seasons 1 to 5 of RHOC and has appeared as a guest throughout the series, became a grandma in January when her daughter Kara Keough Bosworth gave birth to a baby girl named Decker Kate Bosworth on January 21. The RHOC realtor also landed a new job at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Laguna Niguel office in California. In her spare time, she also volunteers with 44 Women for Children, helping teens who are required to leave the foster care system when they turn 18.
We saw Lauri's life practically do a 180 from Season 1 to Season 2 when she met her husband George Peterson 10 years ago. After appearing on the show from Seasons 1 to 4 and a few subsequent guest appearances, Lauri has kept busy raising her three children and George's four kids. She and George also recently adopted her granddaughter Kennedy while her son Josh and his wife work on some personal issues.
Though Season 1 and 2 of RHOC was all about Jo and then-fiancé Slade Smiley, Jo has moved on big time. She recently got engaged last November to Mark Lovette, the CEO and founder of media company Empire Digital, where Jo also works as the national accounts director, according to her LinkedIn profile. It seems like Jo is basically living the dream these days, and with that engagement ring, who wouldn't be?
Kimberly has kept a low profile since leaving RHOC after Season 1 when she and her family moved to the Chicago suburbs. She later appeared on Season 4 when Vicki and Jeana visited Chicago. Since then, Kimberly has gone off the grid (she doesn't even seem to have any social media publicly on view online), so it's unclear what she's been up to these days. There aren't really any photos of her online either. However, Kimberly did give an interview to the Daily Herald in November 2010, which detailed her local charity work.
Last but certainly not least is Vicki, who we've been able to keep up-to-date with the most over the past 10 years, considering that she has appeared on every season of RHOC so far. Last season, we saw Vicki deal with drama surrounding her then-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his cancer diagnosis. He later admitted to fabricating hospital documents. However, Vicki has kept on marching forward, as she always does, launching a fragrance, renovating her home, and welcoming her daughter Briana Culberson back to the O.C.
Now that you know where all of the original RHOC 'Wives are today, see how they look today.
Check out Vicki's interview looks throughout the years, below.