This news comes at the perfect time for me as I am in the middle of a new release of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I started from the beginning. Let me tell you, it was so much fun seeing how far the franchise that started it all has progressed. Cute and sweet Laurie Peterson has been one of my all-time favorites. I stick to my assessment that it was too pure for the show. When we first got to know her, she was divorced and out of luck. In an attempt to live on her own, Laurie endures being taken over by Vicki Gunvalson in an attempt to sell the insurance. We all knew selling insurance wasn’t the life for her, but she had to do what she had to do. But Laurie did not stay long and met the love of her life, George Peterson. He treated her like a queen and she kissed her three children in the barn. It didn’t hurt that he was super rich. It was all Laurie deserved and then some of it. So instead of arguing with the likes of Tamra, Judge Laurie retired in Season 4. Wisely, she chose to focus on her happy new life. And Laurie and George are still married after 15 years.
But while Laurie was happy to leave RHOC behind, her daughter Ashley Zarleen wants to throw her hat in the ring. She recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live as the guest waitress and pleaded her case. Host Andy Cohen asked can you believe Orange County is still in the air and that it all started? Ashley replied I can’t believe it. We were the first franchise and we started it all. It’s crazy to see how huge it is. Andy stepped into her wild oath after 16 years.
At this point, the absolutely stunning 36-year-old Ashley decided to take a picture of her. I laughed. I am still waiting for the opportunity to be my first housewife. Andy’s Reply Excited You know people always talk about Cara Keough but I look at you and I like you… Ashley suggested that you and Cara get to know me together they would be great. It would be great. Andy nodded excitedly and said I know.
If you can’t tell now I’m totally here for this. I don’t like the idea of the mother-daughter housewife duo looking at you in that moment, Gia Giudice. But I love the idea of the adult daughter of a former housewife breathing new life into her franchise. Maybe we can take a look at her mother’s current life and I’d like to see what Ashley’s life looks like now. Get Kara too! It would be a real passing of the torch. Given that RHOC seems to be dying slowly, this may be exactly what you need.