These Are The Most Controversial Real Housewives Of All Time

Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images.
It's hard to imagine a time before Bravo's Real Housewives. That time, however, was 2006: the year that The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo's first iteration of the reality franchise, debuted. Since then, the series has given way to television spin-offs, book deals, and bonafide mogulships for their titular Housewives — all of whom bucked the conventions of what a "housewife" was supposed to be. However, while there were plenty of amazing careers brought about by Bravo's incredibly successful franchise, not every woman featured on the series was beloved. In fact, many housewives were downright controversial.
One such housewife? Kim Zolciak of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame, who recently denied accusations of racism on the Atlanta reunion show to hefty pushback from the internet.
Zolciak may be the center of controversy right now, but let's not forget the Housewife who crashed the White House. Or the one who was accused of forging medical records. Or even the one whose past life was exposed thanks to her co-stars uncovering a brutal tell-all about her life.
Click through to read about all the drama.
Looking for more theories, recaps, and insider info on all things TV? Join our Facebook group, Binge Club. The community is a space for you to share articles, discuss last night’s episode of your favorite show, or ask questions! Join here.

More from TV

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.