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The <i>Real Housewife</i> You've Not Yet Met

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

The <i>Real Housewife</i> You've Not Yet Met

New Housewife Tammy Knickerbocker gives some background on her life in Coto.


I'm the Real Housewife you've not yet met. I'm not really in the first episode all that much. And I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you a little background information about me. I met my husband when I was 18. We got married at 21, we had two kids, and then we started a business together called the L.L. Knickerbocker Company. I did product development and he ran the company and it became very successful. We worked in celebrity-driven products. We're the folks behind the Marie Osmond dolls on QVC, some Bob Mackie stuff, clothing, perfume, the list is very long...

So, we had a great company and a great life. We worked a lot of hours. It's the typical thing. We worked and worked and worked and it broke up our marriage and that was pretty much it.

I watched the first season when it aired. I thought that it showed these families in raw reality. Good times, bad times. It's not always perfect. I lived in Coto during that time, and it's a small, tightly-knit, family community. Of course there are those who want to keep our little secret private. And here we are, the Housewives, opening up those doors.

And I think some of those who live here don't want people to think that we represent all the housewives. Which we don't. These are just stories about our individual families. I had been asked to be on the first season, but I was going through a lot. It sounded like fun, but I just didn't have the time. My bio says that I'm "Understated in comparison to the other housewives." I think that just means that I used to have a lot more money than I do now. I understand that money doesn't buy happiness. I mean, it's good, it pays the bills. But unless you know how to handle it, unless you can juggle it with kids and time and your life, it's really hard to have it all.

I guess that if I were to introduce myself to fans of the show, I'd say this: I try to look at everybody and try to see the good, because I think that makes your life happier. I think that people have hard times and bad times. And I know, looking at everyone, that there's always a heart in there somewhere. Happy watching, everyone!