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franchises cannot be ignored. Not only have they taken over our televisions, but the women have changed the Real Housewives perception of what it is to be a traditional housewife and continue to knock down barriers with every season and franchise. Each season of has featured at least one single mother, which is an excellent representation of reality, considering that one-in-four parents in the United States today are The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills unmarried. Over the years, we’ve seen marriages, divorces, and everything in-between on the show, but one constant has always been how dedicated all the women are to their children. Below we’ve rounded up the sixteen single Housewives we’ve seen over the past ten seasons of the Beverly Hills franchise.
Kyle Richards is the only Housewife still on the Beverly Hills franchise from Season 1. We’ve seen her on the show with husband Mauricio Umansky, but Richards had a previous marriage when she was 18. Kyle and Guraish Aldjufrie wed in 1988 after she learned the pair was pregnant with their daughter Farrah. Kyle has shared that she was “ a baby with a baby” when she had her first daughter.
Adrienne Maloof was married to plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif during her time on Housewives. The couple was famous for their arguing, and though Adrienne doesn’t blame the show for their divorce, she does believe it put things “ over the edge.” The exes have three children, Gavin and twins Christian and Colin.
Kim Richards and sister Kyle were both members of the original cast. Kim was married to Monty Brinson from 1985 to 1988 , and they have a daughter, Brooke, together. Kim’s second marriage was from 1988 to 1991 to Gregg Davis, and they had son Chad and daughter Whitney. Kim had her youngest daughter Kimberly with Jack Johnson, who she dated seriously in the 1990s. Richards is now a proud and protective grandma to Hucksley and Hunter.
Camille Grammer was one of the OG Beverly Hills Housewives and was famously married to Kelsey Grammer during her first stint on the show. Their very public divorce in 2011 shocked everyone when it appeared Kelsey’s infidelity was no longer able to be hidden. Together they have children Mason and Jude.
Brandi Glanville is one of RHOBH’s most outspoken friends by far. The mother of two is passionate about everything she does. Her marriage to Eddie Cibrian ended after his affair with Leann Rhymes in 2010, and together they co-parent sons Jake and Mason.
Dana Wilkey briefly came into our lives as a friend in Season 2 and was infamous for her $25,000 sunglasses. Wilkey has one son, John Cayden Flynn, with ex-fiancé John Flynn who she dated while on the show.
Taylor Armstrong was married to her late husband, Russell Armstrong, during filming. In 2011 Russell tragically committed suicide, leaving Taylor to raise daughter, Kennedy.
Marisa Zanuck was a friend of the Housewives and was married to husband Dean Zanuck while on the show. The pair divorced in 2016 after thirteen years of marriage and have two children, son Jack, and daughter Darryl.
Perhaps the most tabloid-recognized friend of the Beverly Hills cast, Faye Resnick has been popping in and out of the show since Season 1. She is godmother to Kyle Richards’ daughter Alexia and you may also recognize her from her Keeping Up With The Kardashian cameos. She and her second husband Fadi Halabi married in London and had daughter Francesca together.
Carlton Gebbia joined the cast for Season 4, and we got to know her husband, David, during a few cameos. After her time on RHOBH, the pair announced their separation in 2016 after 18 years of marriage. Their divorce finalized in 2018, and the two continued to live together, co-parenting their three children – Destiny, Mysteri, and Cross.
Yolanda Hadid definitely has the most famous children in the Housewives franchises. She was married to David Foster during most of her time filming, but she had her children from her first marriage. Yolanda and ex-husband Mohamed Hadid were wed from 1994 to 2000 and had two daughters, Gigi and Bella, and one son, Anwar.
The Pretty Mess author has been very private about her son due to his profession as a police officer. Erika Girardi and Thomas Zizzo married in 1991, and she gave birth to Tommy shortly after before divorcing in 1996. Erika recently shared the first photo of her son ever on her Instagram because she was proud of her son for being an essential worker during the pandemic.
Eden Sassoon, daughter of famed hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, joined the cast in Season 7. She and Tomer Devito divorced in 2008 and share custody of their two children, Olivia and Tyler.
Denise Richards came into the Bravoverse in Season 9 of Beverly Hills and was already a celebrity in her own right. She and ex-husband Charlie Sheen were well-known actors in Hollywood and were married from 2002 to 2006. Together they have daughters Sam and Lola. Denise later adopted daughter Eloise on her own in 2011.
Garcelle Beauvais is the newest Beverly Hills Housewife. Garcelle had son Oliver from her first marriage to Daniel Saunders. The mother of three has been candid about her oldest son Oliver’s past with substance abuse, which led to her work with the Los Angeles Mission. Beauvais was with Mike Nilon for ten years before their marriage came to an end due to infidelity. Together they have twin sons, Jaid and Jax. Oliver recently had a son, Oliver Junior, making Garcelle a grandma!
Sutton Stracke is the first Southern belle to join the RHOBH cast, and though we don’t know much about the Season 10 friend, we do know she got her money from her first divorce. Apparently, her ex-husband, Christian Stracke, won’t allow their children film, which is why Bravo demoted her to a friend. The pair were married for 17 years and separated in 2017. Together they co-parent daughter Porter and sons James and Philip.
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