The Real Housewives started as one television series in the O.C., but now, this is a full-on franchise. Different shows feature different women in different cities, and each one is more dramatic than the next.
The fights that take place between these cast members are legendary. The outfits they wear are stunning and sometimes a bit questionable. The parties they throw and the vacations they take are crazy. The businesses they start, the quotes they speak, and the reunions they wrap up each season with… It is all so fascinating. And their husbands… Ooo, that is one of the best parts of this fabulous franchise from the brilliant Bravo TV!
Yes, the cameras highlight many aspects of personal lives, including behind-the-scenes looks into the housewives’ homes. We see their parents and kids and hubbies, as these leading ladies go on luxurious family vacations, celebrate milestones, go on playdates or real dates, eat normal dinners at home and everything in between.
So that encouraged us to make the most ultimate list about some of the coolest, most inspiring, cutest, and most entertaining husband and wife duos out there. Therefore, we present 20 of the best couples from The Real Housewives franchise!
20 Dolores & Frank Catania
Okay, we know: Dolores and Frank Catania are not an official couple any longer, but since we are talking about Real Housewives, we thought we would sneak them in here. They used to be married. They have two kids together. And they still live in the same house with one another!
As devoted fans, we are aware that Dolores has a new man in her life, but Frank is the one we see, Frank is the one who is featured, and—dare we say—Frank is the one we are putting Dolores with here, as a top couple from Bravo TV.
19 Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave & Edwin Arroyave
On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, fans got to meet Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave in recent years, who is the daughter of John Mellencamp and the wife of Edwin Arroyave. These two own businesses, have two kids (a daughter named Slate and a son named Cruz), and seem very down-to-earth.
Teddi is often saying that she doesn’t need fancy things and that flash doesn’t impress her. But they impress us! Even while in the spotlight as Bravolebrities and more, they seem to keep their heads level, and—as a bonus point—they are just super attractive, as well.
18 Erika & Thomas Girardi
Thomas Girardi is a big-time attorney. Erika Girardi is a singer, an author, and an actress who is known professionally (and known, probably, by more) as Erika Jayne. The two may seem like an unlikely pair, but they have been married since 1999. The 32-year-age difference does not seem to bug them, and being in the spotlight seems to just make them shine even more.
Individually, they have seen true success, and together, they are a true power couple. These are just a few of the reasons that we are including this duo from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!
17 Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley
Though Gretchen is not the only housewife that Slade has dated, these two have been in a happy relationship for quite some time. In fact, they just celebrated their 10-year anniversary, and they just announced that they are having a baby girl!
The two shared in December of last year that they were expecting their first child together, and they recently had a gender reveal party. Gretchen has always wanted a girl, and since Slade treats her like such a queen, she knows that their daughter will be his little princess. This Orange County couple is just so cute together!
16 Caroline & Albert Manzo
Sometimes, it can be hard for fans to wrap their minds around the fact that these are real people, but Caroline and Albert Manzo just seem so relatable! Of course, like everyone else on the show, they are super successful and affluent, and their family values made them a fan favorite.
On New Jersey’s Real Housewives series, Caroline was like the mother of the group, speaking wise words and keeping everyone in order—or at least, attempting to do so. This is another family we miss seeing, and this couple is one of the best, out of all the rest.
15 Lauri & George Peterson
During the first few seasons of RHOC, Lauri Peterson was a cast member on this reality show, and fans got to witness her wedding with George Peterson. Many wedding ceremonies have been featured on many Bravo TV shows, but this one may be the most beautiful of all of them, as it looked like it was straight out of a fairytale storybook!
This entire family was quite entertaining, and thankfully, social media keeps us current on what they are all up to these days. Nevertheless, many people miss seeing the incredible and in-love Lauri and George in Orange County.
14 Dorit & Paul Kemsley
While living in New York, Dorit met Paul “PK” Kemsley, and now, they live in Los Angeles, they have two kids together (a son named Jagger and a daughter named Phoenix), and they are featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Furthermore, PK’s client, music icon Boy George, lives with them, they have a management agency called Nixxi Entertainment, and she owns her own fashion line. All of that and more goes into making this couple one that is super fun to watch, out of all of the couples there are to watch within this franchise on Bravo TV.
13 Kim Zolciak-Biermann & Kroy Biermann
Of course, we are including Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann. She used to be on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, he used to play for the Atlanta Falcons, and then they received a spin-off show called Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, which became Don't Be Tardy.
This show highlights this couple and their kids: Brielle, Ariana, KJ, Kash, and twins Kaia and Kane. People can say what they want about these guys (and about any of these stars!), but let’s be honest: Kim and Kroy make for good television, and there is always something going on in this house!
12 Jacqueline & Chris Laurita
Another couple that is no longer seen on The Real Housewives of New Jersey is Jacqueline and Chris Laurita. Chris’ sister is Caroline Manzo, and their other sister, Dina Manzo, was also on the show, which made the entertainment scene here extra special. While we loved the drama on RHONJ, we loved seeing Jacqueline share sweet family moments even more.
Okay, they were not all sweet (her daughter, Ashlee, is the one who pulled Danielle’s weave out that one time.), but the love between all of these family members in New Jersey definitely earns them a spot on this list!
11 Kandi Burruss-Tucker & Todd Tucker
This next duo deserves attention for their love story alone… Kandi Burruss from Atlanta is married to Todd Tucker, and Todd is a former line producer for The Real Housewives of Atlanta! They started dating in 2011 while filming the fourth season of this reality show, and they were married in 2014.
In 2016, the couple welcomed a son into the world—Ace Wells Tucker. Kandi has a daughter from a previous relationship named Riley, and Todd has a daughter named Kaela from a previous relationship. This group lives together in Atlanta, and we just think they are too cute!
10 Melissa & Joe Gorga
One of the most attractive couples from this franchise is Melissa and Joe Gorga. They, too, bring an interesting family dynamic to their series, as Joe is the brother of Teresa Guidice, another cast member from RHONJ. Melissa and Joe certainly do well for themselves, and their work lives are featured often on this series.
They like to play hard, too, though, and fans get to see them take trips, hang out with their three kids (Antonia, Gino, and Joey) and even flirt in their bedroom—something they do not mind showing off to the world. Hey, if you got it, flaunt it!
9 Heather & Terry Dubrow
Another successful couple from this franchise is up next. Heather and Terry Dubrow are happily married, living in Orange County, and parents to four children: twins Nicholas and Maximillia and daughters Katarina and Collette. Besides RHOC, Heather acts and has a podcast. Terry is a plastic surgeon and the star of E!'s series Botched.
Together, they have a skin care line called Consult Beaute, as well as books like Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig present The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the Best Anti-Aging Treatments and The Dubrow Diet. Yes, this couple from O.C. keeps quite busy!
8 Stephanie & Travis Hollman
A city that has not been mentioned yet is Dallas, so we are now featuring Stephanie and Travis Hollman. They have sons named Chance and Cruz, a new mansion in Turtle Creek, and a marriage that recently had its 10-year anniversary featured on this reality series. The same as all their cast members, this is another affluent and attractive couple, and we just love them!
Yes, of course, they are famous and successful, but they are also fun and funny and throw parties that resemble college keggers and open up about personal issues in life and keep on impressing us all.
7 Tamra & Eddie Judge
Here is another of our favorite couples: the fan-favorite duo of Tamra and Eddie Judge. Tamra has been on The Real Housewives of Orange County since early on, which means her divorce and her new-found love were both shown on camera.
Now, these guys create one of the most beloved couples of this franchise. They, too, like to keep it real, but they also like to turn up the heat; they own a gym, CUT Fitness, in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and they are often seen in flirtatious scenes. Once again, we completely understand and appreciate this—because just look at them!
6 Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin
Two of the most famous people on this list are Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin. Lisa is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives and as Taylor McBride on Melrose Place. She has also appeared on Soap Talk, The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Entourage, Veronica Mars, and 8 Simple Rules, to name a few.
Harry is best known for his roles as Perseus in Clash of the Titans and as Michael Kuzak in L.A. Law. Currently, this stunning couple is on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, along with their daughters, models Delilah and Amelia.
5 Lisa Vanderpump & Ken Todd
Also in Beverly Hills, we have Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd. This power couple has owned 35 restaurants, bars, and clubs in London and Los Angeles. They seem to always be involved in charity and philanthropic work. Their house is like an upscale pink zoo (also a huge compliment—so many pets live at Villa Rosa!).
But, to us, what is most notable about this duo is the sweet moments we see on RHOBH. Remember when Lisa bought Ken a miniature pony for his birthday? Remember when Ken built Lisa a swing made out of roses? All we can say is swoon!
4 Monique & Chris Samuels
From The Real Housewives of Potomac, we have Monique and Chris Samuels. She is an entrepreneur and philanthropist and he is a six-time Pro Bowl left tackle who played for the Washington Redskins. The two met in Washington D.C., and together, they have a son named Christopher and a daughter named Milani.
This husband and wife duo also runs the Chris Samuels Foundation. And just look at them! They are another couple from this franchise that works hard, plays hard, looks gorgeous, and has brought some equally gorgeous children into the world, so they definitely belong on this list.
3 Lydia & Doug McLaughlin
Lots of memorable couples come from the O.C., and up next is in is Lydia and Doug McLaughlin. They have three sons and a high-end men's magazine called Nobleman. Fans may recall two important aspects from the show pertaining to Lydia: her mom, Judy, and her faith, which she shared with her husband, with Tamra, and with others.
This goes to show that this close-knit and faithful family is a kind and caring one, which truly stands out to us. We certainly miss seeing these guys on RHOC and happily give them a spot here today on this list!
2 Lisa & Leonard Hochstein
The Real Housewives of Miami may have been a short-lived series, but we can’t forget about the couple that is pictured here—Lisa and Leonard Hochstein. Lisa is sort of walking billboard for her husband, a plastic surgeon who is known as a god of sorts to the ladies of Miami—and we mean that as the highest of compliments! The two also have a son together, Logan.
Though they are not on reality TV any longer, their luxurious home, their charity work, and their love for each other earns them a place here, amongst other notable couples from the wonderful Real Housewives franchise.
1 Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky
Give us a drum roll, please, because it is time for the number-one spot to be revealed in this list of the best couples from The Real Housewives franchise! And it is… Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky! This is another example of a husband and wife who are super impressive on their own and who are everything together.
Kyle has been acting since she was just a kid, and Mauricio is the founder and CEO of The Agency, which is made up of luxury real estate agents and brokers. Throw in Farrah, Alexia, Sophia, Portia, their parties, their home, their pets, and their love, and we clearly have a winner here (not that it’s a contest…).
Source: Bravo TV