Shane Simpson's attempts to pass the bar were a hot topic during Season 14 of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Emily Simpson's husband took the test and hadn't passed after several attempts at it. So when The Daily Dish chatted with Emily recently, she offered an update on her husband's legal career and if he's taken the bar exam again as of late.
"Well he hasn’t taken it recently. He does every once in a while tell me that he plans to take it again. I’m just like 'OK.' I don’t even want to know if he takes it again. I don’t know, can you just take it and not tell me?" she said with a laugh. "It stresses me out. It just stresses me out too much and then it becomes part of the show and everybody talks about it."
Given all the chatter around Shane and the bar exam, viewers might forget that Emily is a lawyer herself. So, is she surprised by the amount of attention Shane's career gets over hers? "Well, you know, Shane is more controversial than I am," she said, with a laugh. "That’s why he gets discussed more than me. But no, it is interesting, yeah."
Emily reflected on her own experience with the California Bar Exam when she took it in the past versus Shane's experience with it.
"I feel badly for him 'cause when I took the bar exam in 2005, I took it as a single person. I didn’t have children. I didn’t have a job. I had just graduated from law school. So, I didn’t have all these other responsibilities. So, I feel badly that not only is he trying to take the bar exam where he is a father of five children and has a wife and a home and a family. But he’s doing it with like two million people watching. I feel badly 'cause that’s a lot of pressure," she said.
As fans saw in the RHOC Season 15 premiere, Emily and Shane have moved past any of the ups and downs they were experiencing in the previous season. And Emily reiterated that no matter what fans see, Shane has his own way of handling it.
"And we are [doing better] and I think we’ve just gotten to the point where it’s just — he really doesn’t care. He handles all of that so much better than I do," she said. "I’ll be like, 'Oh my gosh, people,' and he’s like, 'I don’t care.' He really doesn’t care. So I have to give him props for really just the show and people and their opinions of him, they literally do not affect him at all."
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