Kelly faces the music for her behavior this season and reveals some shocking secrets about her past. Heather goes head-to-head with Kelly about her outbursts at the sushi party, while Shannon talks about her vow renewal...
The fifth season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County kicks off with Vicki Gunvalson enjoying life, traveling, working hard and strengthening her relationship with her husband, Donn. Jeana Keough's business has collapsed under the weight of the sagging economy and she's forced to economize - something she admits she's not very good at doing. Tensions between Tamra Barney and her husband, Simon, are high as they also deal with financial woes including the possible sale of their house. Gretchen Rossi is trying to move on with her life in the wake of her late ...
Lynne Curtin's private showing for the ladies of her cuff line comes to a screeching halt thanks to a heated fight between rivals Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi. The camps divide, with Tamra unloading her feelings on her friend, Vicki Gunvalson, while Gretchen tells her side of the story to Jeana Keough and Lynne. But Lynne is feeling her loyalties pull in two directions now that she and Tamra Barney have grown closer. Meanwhile, Simon sells a luxury car to an acquaintance and his wife - Jim and Alexis Bellino - and he invites them on a double date so Alexis can meet...
Jeana Keough makes the gut-wrenching decision to pull back from spending so much time with the Housewives in order to concentrate more on her real estate business, which is struggling in a sagging economy.
As Vicki Gunvalson's daughter, Briana, recovers from her breakup with her high school sweetheart, Vicki tries to set her up with the son of one of her insurance colleagues. Simon and Tamra Barney attend a BBQ party at the Gunvalson's. Meanwhile, Gretchen Rossi flies to Michigan to visit with her deceased fiancé's kids. Back in Orange County, Lynne Curtin and her family settle into their new home in Laguna Beach. New housewife Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, have their weekly date night to reconnect with each other where he surprises her with a special gift.
It's plastic surgery day for the Curtins when Lynne undergoes a face-lift, while her oldest daughter Raquel has a bump removed from her nose. Meanwhile, Tamra Barney jumps back into the real estate game by showing her first house in several years and Vicki travels to Florida for an insurance convention and invites all the Housewives to join her for a ladies-only getaway.
After a tumultuous year, Vicki Gunvalson has a romantic surprise in store for her husband. Lynne Curtin agrees to allow Gretchen to take her teenage daughter Alexa shopping, and the Bellinos take their kids to church.
Vicki hosts a girls-only slumber party to make up for the fact that the men crashed the recent girls trip to Ft. Lauderdale. Later, Vicki surprises her friends by bringing in a psychic who reads their auras and they are caught off guard by some of his insightful readings.
Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney continue to grow closer and meet for a game of tennis. After the match, the ladies talk about Gretchen Rossi's upcoming Tupperware party and Alexis is shocked to learn that the two are still feuding. Later, Gretchen and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley, go to the Del Mar races with Alexis and her husband, Jim.
The summer is coming to an end and Tamra Barney shares that she is ready to resolve her marriage issues, fully aware that their kids are feeling the tension at home. Gretchen Rossi is preparing for the debut of her new makeup line, Lynne Curtin visits her mom to get some advice on her teen daughters, and Alexis Bellino wants to throw a cooking party for the Housewives.
Now that Tamra Barney's marriage is feeling more stable, she decides to get Simon's name tattooed on her ring finger. The Curtins throw a housewarming where a heated argument breaks out between Simon and Vicki. The next morning after the party, the Curtins are delivered devastating news.
Lynne Curtin's daughters, Raquel and Alexa, are home alone when a stranger knocks on the door and hands Raquel an eviction notice. Vicki Gunvalson hears terrifying health news about her daughter, Brianna. The ladies head to San Francisco for a girls weekend away.
Back in Orange County, Lynne's daughter, Raquel, tells her friends about the family's eviction. Alexis and her husband, Jim, invite their pastor and his wife to breakfast. It's Tamra's 42nd birthday and her husband, Simon, takes her out for a romantic dinner.
After the tongue-lashing Vicki Gunvalson felt she endured from the other girls during their San Francisco trip, she seeks comfort from her old, tattered friendship with Jeana Keough. Lynne Curtin is staying with her mother while she figures things out in regards to her marriage with Frank. Gretchen Rossi's long time makeup artist and current business partner, Ronn Ann, discuss preparations for the upcoming Women's Empowerment Expo where Gretchen will unveil her new makeup line.
It's the final party of the summer and as Tamra Barney and her husband, Simon, get ready the tension between them reaches the breaking point. Housewives past and present gather to celebrate the end of another summer in beautiful Orange County. Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, invite the Curtins to join them at their church, hoping it will help the situation with their daughters.