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RHOC Newbie Emily Simpson Opens Up About the Night She Decided She'll Never Drink Wine Again

The Real Housewives of Orange County's newcomer Emily Simpson remembers, "It was awful!"

By Alesandra Dubin
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The Real Housewives of Orange County ladies have been known to whoop it up with their share of adult beverages. But one thing you'll never catch new 'Wife Emily Simpson drinking is wine. But why is that, you ask? Well, there was a bit of a... situation.

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Emily sat down with The Feast in Los Angeles recently and shared that her drink of choice is usually Champagne — or something else she considers safe. "Yes, I mean, I‘ll drink water or I’ll occasionally a Diet Coke. But anytime there’s like at a party or I’m going out to dinner, I just want a glass of Champagne," she explained. "I don’t like wine. Like, I wish I liked wine because other moms talk about how they like drink wine and stuff" to relax and be social. But it's just not for her, and here's why.

"I can’t do it. In like 2015, I went to a friend’s party, and she did like a wine tasting," Emily explained — and things went south for her rather quickly. "I literally laid on the sidewalk and called Uber to come get me... and then the Uber had to pull over so I could throw up on the side of the road, and I have never drank wine since then. I can’t do wine. No. It was awful."

Yes, that sounds like a hard pass. And probably a good idea, anyway, in combination given how little food seems to get eaten when The Real Housewives of Orange County cameras are rolling. Emily admitted to The Feast that she was taken aback by the way filming the show affected her diet — given the fellow 'Wives aversion to eating on camera. "I remember going to dinner at Shannon’s house and everybody puts little tiny amounts of food on their plate and then I sat down with the whole plate filled and I was like I don’t get it, are we not supposed to eat?" she told us. "Like, I didn’t get the memo on eating. I actually lost weight at the beginning of the season because there would be dinners but nobody was eating! So I don’t know. I just starved."  

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