During an appearance on Heather McDonald‘s “Juicy Scoop” series earlier this week, Emily admitted that when it came to her time on season 13 and season 14 of the Bravo reality series, she wasn’t always in a good place.
“The first two seasons, I didn’t enjoy a lot of it. It was very difficult,” she shared. “The first two years, I was like, ‘Why did I do this? I need to just go practice law and take care of my kids.’”
‘RHOC’ Led To Hair Loss For Emily Simpson
According to Emily, she faced so much emotional turmoil during her first two years of the series that she actually lost a good amount of hair from stress.
“It gave me a lot of anxiety. Last year was so hard on me, I lost a huge amount of hair just from stress. It wasn’t healthy. Shane and I weren’t getting along. Gina and I weren’t getting along and that was like a knife in my heart,” she explained to the comedian.
Emily Simpson Went Through Ups And Downs With Gina Kirschenheiter
Following her tough two years, Emily returned to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” for season 15 and enjoyed herself much more, namely due to the fact that she and Gina Kirschenheiter were able to get to a better place in their friendship.
“This season was so much better because I really have a great relationship with Gina. We have a real friendship. I have a great relationship with [Kelly Dodd],” she revealed.
Emily went on to address the ongoing comments regarding the small size of Gina’s Orange County home.
Emily Simpson Claims ‘RHOC’ Spotlights Different Types Of Women
“I always take up for Gina because you can put someone on who is wealthy like Peggy [Sulahian]. She has Ferraris and she only lasted one season. I don’t know why but apparently there wasn’t a connection with the audience, otherwise they would have kept her on,” Emily said.
As Emily explained, just because a woman is wealthy doesn’t mean she’ll be a great cast member for “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” In fact, she believes it is the authenticity of the ladies that keeps them on the show.
Emily Simpson Believes Gina Kirschenheiter Has The ‘X Factor’
“A lot of times those big homes and cars, they only catch your attention for so long where you are like, ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful house. Wow, that’s a beautiful car.’ But if you don’t have that X factor that draws people in, you’re not going to last on the show. And Gina is [authentic],” Emily stated. “She’s always been very open with what’s going on with her life, the good, and the bad, and the ugly. And people connect with her.”
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.