Jeana Keough

Jeana Keough reveals more about her date with Allan, and shares her thoughts on the season finale!

on Feb 17, 20090

My birthday date with Allan was magical, thanks to the flowers, the limo, and a beautiful Bottega Veneta Hobo Purse in dark purple with matching wallet. I didn't think a man could ever get the right purse for a woman — a purse is such a personal thing. But he did it. We had dinner at the St. Regis, on the balcony with the sunset over the water. Then the next day he had a surprise birthday lunch for me with 10 of my best girlfriends at the pool at The Montage. We swam and ate and had girl talk and it was the best birthday surprise ever. All the girls went up and got ready together in the suite, with wine and champagne, and that night he had 5 couples join us at The Montage for another group birthday. It was the birthday event for me.

Allan and I still see each other occasionally — he just lives in Arizona and is extremely busy. I really enjoy his company and his kids are great. He owns his own company, NABERS, which moves large companies from one place to another. My son Shane, his son Lance, and his daughter Lili are living with him now until April 1st, and then Shane and Lance leave spring training to report to their team. They are eating him out of house and home. I haven't dated anyone else — I am too busy working out and I have 15 listings to manage and sell. I am looking for a strong, caring, man who adores me! That isn't too much to ask for, I hope!

I don't judge people by any criteria other than how they treat me and everyone else. Gretchen has been delightful and fun and has always been gracious and sweet to everyone.

I don't know why the other girls judged Gretchen. When I was her age, I had three serious boyfriends, and then I picked one and married him. To me it is perfectly normal to date until you are engaged, as long as you are honest there shouldn't be any problems.I don't judge people by any criteria other than how they treat me and everyone else. Gretchen has been delightful and fun and has always been gracious and sweet to everyone. My kids think she is the bomb. She and Kara share the same birthday, her parents are awesome, Jeff was a true gentlemen and adored her and she him.

103 comments
Katherine I
Katherine I

Where did Jeana get her black with lace and beading birthday dinner dress? I loved it!!!!

msylvester227
msylvester227

Now, Jenna is my favorite . I am sorry that she is having the financial challenges that she is having to deal with. Her children are good thoughtful kids also. The oldest boy is a little snappy. I think he has some kind of chip on his shoulder. As soon as he figures what that is I think he will be just fine too.

ViewerElizabeth Peterson
ViewerElizabeth Peterson

Hi Jeanna, I am so sorry to see you go. To me, you were the only voice of reason among all the other housewives. I wish you everything good, and hope you find the right man for you. The show, and the night won't be the same without you. Hope you guest star from time to time. Best of luck, Elizabeth

martha bettino
martha bettino

hi jeana, has anyone ever told you that you have a very strong resemblance in looks and speech to wynona judd? you are much smaller, of course.

Viewer
Viewer

Jeana, What a pretty lady you are. You still look off the hook in your 40's. I don't like the way people treat you, just because your too kind hearted. You deserve to be treated so much better. I think you just want to make everyone happy. But that's impossibe, because you can't change the world. I would like to see you stand up to your children and demand the respect you deserve from them this season. Be picky on who you date. Like you said you deserve to be treated like a queen, so don't except anything less and don't let anyone make you feel guilty for it. I just hope your not too damage.

mark
mark

Your son, the ball player is a tool bag! I could not believe he spoke to you the way he did. I hope he never makes the majors!

Debbie
Debbie

Hi Jeana,

You are the perfect model of a woman and a lady with class. I'm proud of you for accepting Gretchen when the other women looked for anything negative to say about her. Could it be jealousy? Hmmmm.

Your daughter, Kara, is a very special young lady. Any mother would be happy to have her. She is lucky to have inherited your positive outlook on life.

Is it true that Lauri's leaving the show? She is such a kind and loving person with no judgements of the other women at all. She and George make such a wonderful couple and I really like her eldest daughter, Ashley.

I will miss Lauri, George and their blended family. Hopefully, Josh will find his way and stay out of trouble. Lauri is such a strong woman when dealing with him.

I look forward to the new season but I find it spooky seeing Jeff knowing that he has passed on. He was a very nice man, a stand-up kind of guy and although there have been rumours about Gretchen straying, I think she really loved him and he loved her so much. She came along at a perfect time for him, caring for him while he battled leukemia. RIP Jeff.

Jeana, please continue to be the classy woman that you are. Your positive and relaxed attitude toward life and your unwavering loyalty to your family is so refreshing.

Matt has lost a true and loyal wife. Hopefully, he will find some peace in his life.

Warmly and with respect, Debbie

ellie
ellie

Hey you seem like the nicest one in this group!

Nanci
Nanci

You are A true friend and a classy women. I love watching you, you are some one that a friend could depend on,You are REAL.

Eric
Eric

Jeana,

I just seen the pic of you in the marine outfit, and you look fabulous!!

Tina
Tina

Jeana,

You are so humble and down to earth person. I cannot express enough. You are the kind of friend that one would want and need to have forever. Stay the way you are and don't change a bit, quite frankly, I do not think that anything or anyone can or will change you at all. This is who you are and believe me everyone who watches the show knows that 100 percent. I wish and hope that you find your true love.

Take care; hope you come back next season...

Loving you!!
Loving you!!

Very proud of you for venturing out and finding your true strengths :) I am afraid for you at the same time ... I think your "friendhship" ... with Mr. Chef Bradley is bad news. Purely spreculative that he probably seduced you at one point ... (he does the same thing to men) but he will look for your money eventually. Stay away from him and you will be fine. Just my opinion ...

Viewer
Viewer

jeana, have you thought about contacting the millionaire matchmaker. Patti would be great for helping you get back in the game for real. She is so good at what she does and has such a gift at seeing what is real and helping you find it. You are my favorite you stay calm and are realistic. I would love to see happiness behind your eyes.

Claudia
Claudia

Ms. Lady Jeana,

You are truly one of the best on the show. I have always enjoyed hearing the things you say with such grace and conviction!!! You are for sure going to be treated like a queen in your next relationship. You have no reason not to be. Your family is beautiful as you. Your older son will change into an awsome man after he gets to love himself less and LOVE others more. You are glowing and LOVE is ready for you. Remember love= location location location which means ...One Good Man. that as all a women needs. My Best, Lady Claudia

Diana
Diana

Jeanna,

In my book, YOU are the hottest housewife...hands down. Would you be willing to share where you got that dress you wore to the outdoor party in the final episode...you looked AMAZING in that dress. Who is the designer and where the heck did you get that?

Wishing you all the best in 2009 and always, Diana

Susan T
Susan T

Jeana, I really enjoy your tact and the fact that you do not dish the other women. I find your cool demeanor to be refreshing, and I hope there is another season!! I was reading withn interest your date with Allan, I was not able to watch that episode, though plan to when it is on again.He seemed like such a nice man, and very much a gentleman. I am single, early 50's, and live in CT. It seems to be impossible to find a man as caring as that. I lost my partner of 8 yrs last year when he passed away suddenly. I saw in Allan many of the traits that I like, and were part of my former partner. Does Allan have any contact with you still? Keep up the entertainment, and keep just being yourself, that is what makes the show work so well!!

Melani
Melani

You are the BEST and my favorite! Hope to see you next season!

Viewer
Viewer

Jeana, I hope you only socialized with Vicky and Tamara for the show, because if you see them often, you need new friends. Their rude ways are starting to rub off on you. I was very disappointed when you made that offensive comment to Lynne. She did not deserve that nor did you have to say it. I hope you find love in your life and obtain a better relationship with your kids. Your oldest son is very rude and mean to you.

Viewer
Viewer

Jeanna, You behaved with class, and aplomb. You are the classiest OC housewife. I do wish you did button your lip about the homeless. I am sure if you understood, a lot of homeless are usually mentally ill, I believe you would have a bit more heart.

Gena
Gena

Jeana, I hope Bravo and you would consider your own spin off reality show. You have outgrown the other women and it would be refreshing to watch you grow! It must have been very difficult to continue filming with such immaturity and jealousy.

Nicole
Nicole

You are my favorite! You are a smart, successful woman, and you have a great family. You are a great mom, and i aspire to be like you one day. Except for Shane, he obviously is like his father, haha..but you have raised your kids right, and I think you deserve a man that will take care of you for once. Keep being strong, and he will come to you. You know men are intimidated by successful women. :P

Sandy
Sandy

You are the main reason I watch the show!

Sandy
Sandy

You are the main reason I watch the show!

Laura
Laura

Jeanna you are one of my favorite housewives you are so sweet and sincere. Hope you will always stay that way and never change.

Viewer
Viewer

WAY TO GO!!!You are always the sweet one and the one to take the side of the under dog. Very cool of you for sticking up for Gretchen. Keep on dating, you looked happier this season. Enjoy!!

Viewer
Viewer

Wow.. the reunion show was great! You looked beautiful and were the best, most honest, as usual. I admired that you stayed neutral and even called Gretchen out with the boyfriend's clothes on the bedroom floor. Many of us felt, from day one, her story was a farce. It was awful to watch his health spiral, and his kids being exposed to this media circus on TV. Gretchen was too young and her story too bizarre to have been aired on your show. I often wondered how you, Tamra, and Vicki would have felt had your daughters come home with a very ill, 60+ yr. old man and said they were going to get engaged/air the story on TV!!!! But, the worst was, she used every episode to LOUDLY and seductively, flirt, flaunt her youth, beauty, and taunt the other cast/wives with that "in your face" attention seeking behavior to make them look mean/jealous with the constant "real boobs" comments, then cried her "crocodile tears" every time they wanted to flick her off like an annoying mosquito... That whining, nasal voice and blaming her drinking, flirting on her "need" to get out of caring for Jeff... which seemed rare, as she was always out spending his money, and prancing around in bikinis, peacock outfits, and drinking/shopping. I don't think you or Vicki would have condoned that had it been Kara or Briana?

Beth
Beth

Jeana, I just wanted to let you know I think you are the most down to earth house wife the show has had. I think a lot of the women could take a page or two from your life and get a great lesson out of it. I hope every women in this world has a friend just like you...honest, caring, funny, and well just plain cool. You look great. Keep up the good work it is paying off.

Real Native from the OC
Real Native from the OC

Jeana...first, thanks for being the only original REAL HOUSEWIFE this season. I think you have good character and don't mean to hurt people intentionally like you did tonight with Lynne when you said you were being stupid like her (wrong word for anyone). I think because of the way Matt was verbally to you that it has become normal for you and your children to say those kind of things like Shane when you went to visit, but to most they find it offensive and hurtful. As Lynne gets to know you better, I'm sure she will see this and not get upset. I have a very good friend that is very similar to you and I find her refreshing and endearing, so I hope that the opposites in you two attract (friendship way:)) and your friendship blossoms over time.

You are a very successful business woman but you seem to have a nice balance that Vicki so desperately needs. It has been very sad to watch her this season becoming more materialistic and everything work, work, work until she gets enough cocktails in her. You need to start your own business on how to have it all (bring home the bacon fry it up in a pan...). Now that you are dating (yeah!) you will soon have it all. I've never been married but was in a relationship with the wrong person for nine years (knew if after three years), so it is kind of nice being single and dating for awhile. It was very cute seeing you and Colton as you got ready for your first date. If your wish is to be married then I hope you find someone that treats you special and cherishes you like Lynne's husband (maybe they have someone to set you up with). This is bad to say, but you would be great with Vicki's husband.

By the way your children are a beautiful reflection of you and I think they are as proud of you as you are them.

I hope that Gretchen and Lynne decide to come back after the abuse they took from Vicki and Tamra. I could not agree more with your comments on Gretchen & Jeff. Vicki and Tamra should only come back after eating a few humble pies (nasty, ugly, bitter personalities were almost a little to much to take this season).

I know that you have been dieting (Vicki's blog) and look great, so check out 118* Raw Vegan Cuisine in Costa Mesa at the Camp on Bristol near South Coast Plaza is tasty and good for you (try the lunch box special) and the Zinc Cafe' in Corona Del Mar is good too!

Also, when I became single again I got two persian cats and they are great pets if you do not have any because I do not remember if you do or not (very funny and playful). There are several full breeds you can adopt if you look online if you do not want to raise from a kitten (Beverly Hills Persian Rescue is one in S. CA). Just a thought since your kid's are growing up and moving out. One of mine sleeps with his head on the pillow next to me (sometimes has a little snore that is so cute...better than a grown man snoring loud next to you any day). However, when my current boyfriend is there he sleeps between us and tries to take over on his pillow. Sorry for all my sharing!

You're the best....Keep it REAL!

Lara
Lara

Jeana I love you - You are my favorite housewife and have been for years. I love the calming sense you bring to the rest of the cast. You consistently handle yourself with class and dignity while looking beautiful. Over the years you have balanced out Vicki - Obviously she has missed your influence this year. I hope you keep coming back. I appreciate someone who works hard but is kind in their actions. I am sorry about your separation. that had to be very difficult. i hope you have positive people around you that are helping you through this time.

Viewer
Viewer

JEANA, You are a delight to watch!!!! I find it extremely refreshing to see how comfortable you are with yourself.......thus healthy relationships with others seem to evolve. Don't change Jeana....you are a great role model for all of our "daughters" to emulate as they journey through this confusing era in.....how to be a "girlfriend." We need you because you do it with class, empathy and yet a good amount of strength. I look forward to seeing you next season.

Erin
Erin

Jenna,

Thank you so much for holding on to your class while Vickie and Tamra through theirs away. You and Gretchen show the world what classy ladies you both are. Good luck to you both.

pattycake99
pattycake99

((Jeana)) Hugs to you. I just think the world of you. You have one big heart. I know you will find that special someone too, he's already adoring you from afar. Don't be afraid of change.

I loved your dress on the finale episode, I should have guessed the designer was Ulea. You were just radiant, as always. I'm glad you gave the new HW a chance. That is what seperated you from Vicki and Tamra. Vicki just needs to be herself, and not follow Tamra's lead.

You have a great spring and summer, can't wait to see you next season.

Dionne
Dionne

Jeana- I really liked you for the most part this season. This was my first time watching the OC but it will be the last. I can't stand the horrific behaviours of Tamra and Vicki. It's too much. They are just too mean spirited for me. But I must say I was a bit disappointed in your comment to Lynne on the finale. She and Gretchen really had a lot to process when the shows aired. I hope you're not going to pick up the other two's habits of cruelty to mankind in general. I don't get why you didn't confront some of the things Vicki and Tamra said about you. You're a beautiful woman but the fact they feel you're beneath them just b/c you're not as petite is insulting to watch. You hear it in the things they say and and the way they look at you. Becareful if you hang around next seaon- these two will never be your friend.

deb
deb

Jeana, I like your style...but don't ever say anything that could be misconstrued in front of Tamara or Vicki...they'll drag you into their ugly small world. I hope you're not adding fodder when your with those two ingrates in regards to Gretchen. Best wishes!

elaine
elaine

I suppose I relate the most to you of all the women on the show and that's why it broke my heart when you jumped on the "Lynne is so dump" bus during the reunion show. I hoped you were above Vicki and Tamra's level but maybe not, you do however hide it better. I hope you survive your nearly empty nest, its not easy. Keep adding some sanity to the show for all our sakes.

Linda
Linda

Jeana, you are such a breath of fresh air! You, Lynn and Gretchen are the sweetest- all different personalities, but sweet in your own ways. I wish the three of you were my neighbors- what a wild neighborhood that would be! : )

Take care- don't ever change

Viewer
Viewer

Thank you, thank you, thank you for acting like a grown woman and being nice to Gretchen. She seems so sweet and who cares what her relationship was with Jeff. It's her prerogative, and I completely agree, if shes a good person and nice to other people, leave her alone already. I wish Tamra & Vicki could share your philosophy because it makes them look ridiculous and jealous!!

okfan
okfan

you are amazing, gorgeous and I just LOVE your personality!!! Please keep doing the show!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Stacy
Stacy

Jeana i really hope you find happiness!! you deserve it! your my fav housewive!! take care!!

Ck
Ck

Jeana,

Thank God for you on this show!! Bravo needs more women like you on the show and they need to get rid of Vicki and Tamra. Can they get any lower than their behaviors were this season?

You deserve the best. Good luck in your search in finding a partner that you deserve.

Renee
Renee

Jeana,

You are my idol...you work hard...take time with your family and just someone that I would want as a friend for life. You will find the one and when you do you will be happy....I am rooting for you.

Alex
Alex

Jeana, I love you. You are the rock of the bunch, a great mom, and a great friend to all the girls. Thank you for being such a positive influence on the show! :)

Alex
Alex

Jeana, I love you. You are the rock of the bunch, a great mom, and a great friend to all the girls. Thank you for being such a positive influence on the show! :)

Caitlin
Caitlin

Jeanna,

I am shocked by the disgusting remarks you and your daughter made in regards to homeless people in Berkley or 'bummers' as you called them. Shame on you Jeanna. Your ignorant disturbing comments were not only witnessed by your daughter but also by a national television audience. Have you ever volunteered at a homeless shelter? Do you have any understanding of the unanticipated life turns that can cause the most stable men, woman and children to loose everything? Educate yourself.

Caitlin

Amy
Amy

Jeana- I think you have such a beautiful soul and personality. You take people as they are, never start drama, and are such a people person. You have raised wonderful children, although I do with Shane was a little bit nicer to you. He is so lucky to have such a wonderful mother.

It is so refreshing to watch you each week, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness, strength, love, and health.

Best of luck!!

Abby
Abby

I just wanted to applaud your ability to balance the ladies. You are the most grounded member and I find myself wishing you received more appreciation for that. Kara is fantastic she reminds me a lot of myself I'm twenty and finishing up my undergrad degree and find that I encounter the same things she does while at college and I like to make jokes about it too. Treat yourself well and believe in yourself more than anything anyone would be lucky to have you, but also remember that a man doesn't define you and isn't the be all end all. Good luck with everything can't wait until next season!

p.s. Do you ladies take part in any charities because as a viewer I'd like to see more of what you ladies do aside from mini trips and shopping....because I seriously doubt that's all you do

Jenn
Jenn

Jeana, I love you I think your the greatest.. I wish Shane would not treat you like crap.. I grew up in a foster home and would have died to have a parent like you.. I hope you find love that treats like you should

Katie
Katie

Hi Jeana!!! I'm really glad to hear that your birthday went well. You are so totally right about a purse being a personal thing. My boyfriends mother actually gets me a new purse every Christmas and each one has really not been for me, but out of guilt, I use it anyways. But anyways, I wanted to write on one of the housewives blogs to say that I honestly don't understand why they make a bigger deal out of the Housewives of New York City. I mean, I saw them on Tyra this morning and was just not impressed. I think all of you Orange County housewives are much much more glamorous. Heck, I don't even watch their show, just yours. I also wanted to tell you that I love Kara and how she is so open about not drinking because I am the exact same way. You're my favorite!!

Jennifer
Jennifer

You are the best! mild mannered, easy going person that i really thing shows the extremes of everyone else's personality on the show. Your great!