If you ask Jeana Keough if there's anything she regrets about her time on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the former 'Wife reveals there's not a thing she would have changed about her five-season run on the series. And as the show celebrates its milestone 10-year anniversary, Jeana, who was one of the five original women to appear on the show's debut season, opened up to The Daily Dish about letting viewers into her life in the OC. "Anytime you reach a milestone like that, I think it's interesting and people were fascinated with the first peek into people's lives," she said. And if fans were "fascinated" to follow the lives of Jeana, Vicki Gunvalson, Jo De La Rosa, Lauri Peterson and Kimberly Bryant week after week, the 'Wives also enjoyed gathering to see how the show would unfold.
"When we would all get together once a week and watch the shows together for the first season [is my favorite memory]. Everybody would come to my house, and we'd watch the show together, and we'd do potluck dinners, and it was just fun," she recalled. "We had a lot of fun the first year or two... and then the fighting started."
But before the fighting started, the ladies were definitely all on board with one thing: the famous sky tops that quickly became a trend in the OC thanks, in part, to Jeana. "The fashion was horrible [back then]. I loved my sky tops, though. I loved all the sky tops. I was the first one to wear it and then everyone picked them up. You know, they looked good on everyone," she said. "They had ruching where ruching needed to be. They looked good. I could wear it, and then Lauri could take the same top and put a jacket on it. You know, back then we didn't have a lot going. I didn't have a lot of money for clothes. I had huge house payments. She was going through a divorce."
To celebrate the big anniversary, Jeana, Vicki, and Jo (as well as fellow RHOC alum Tammy Knickerbocker), all gathered over the weekend. And, Jeana said, it felt like nothing changed. "We had a great time at Mastro's. We actually had to have security at our table because everyone wanted their picture with the three of us," she said. "It did [feel like old times]."
With her days as a 'Wife behind her, in addition to her latest venture in the house flipping game, Jeana recently became a grandma when her daughter Kara Bosworth gave birth to a baby girl, Decker Kate Bosworth, back in January. "Oh, it's been fun. It's been really great having a grandbaby. Some of my girlfriends have grandbabies already, so I knew what to expect. It's been wonderful. I spoil her and shop. You know what? [Kara's] been loving being a mother, and she's almost hysterical that in a month she has to go back to work," Jeana gushed. "[Decker is] very intelligent, very strong, and she only cries when her pants are wet. She just hates it."
So, how would Jeana say her life has changed the most since viewers met her a decade ago? "My life has changed the most by having a boyfriend and having a really full life again and not just being all about the children. The children are better because I stress over them less, and being independent again is fun," she said, adding that she has "no regrets" about her life on RHOC. "The friends I've made, like Vicki said, it's like a sorority. We'll be friends forever, so no I have no regrets."
Hear more about Jeana's life these days in the video below.