The world is full of reality shows, and those such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Bachelor, Jersey Shore, and Dance Moms are just a few of them. People at home seem to love immersing themselves in the lives of other people – and this is especially true if those lives are larger than life and different from their own. Because of this, it should probably come as no surprise to learn that The Real Housewives franchise has become one of the best in the business.
The Real Housewives first came into our lives in 2006, when the world was blessed with The Real Housewives of Orange County. The show focused on wives and girlfriends of the rich and famous men who lived in that county, and the luxury and the drama that followed every single aspect of their lives. Since then, it has spurned spin-offs in Beverly Hills, New York City, Atlanta, and more, and the housewives on these shows have become pretty famous. However, with fame, fortune, and opportunities to book the best cosmetic surgeons in the world under their belts, it’s fair to say that these women have changed over the years…
Lisa Rinna – Then
Lisa Rinna is a huge name in the reality television world, but did you know that this leading lady actually made her mark in the mid-’80s? After spending much of her life in the state of Oregon, Lisa decided that a change of scenery was needed after graduating from high school.
With dreams of becoming a model, she moved to San Francisco – and it didn’t take her long to bag her first job. Soon, she had made the transition into an actress for commercials, and then it was only a matter of time before this young and fresh actress had landed a huge role. Lisa Rinna played Billie Reed on the famous soap opera, Days of Our Lives, for three years, and it certainly thrust her into the limelight. A short while later, she married the famous actor Harry Hamlin.
Lisa Rinna – Now
With her own career under her belt, and her status as one-half of a Hollywood power couple with her husband, it should come as no surprise to learn that Lisa Rinna was eventually asked to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The actress joined the troupe in 2014 as part of the fifth season, and she immediately went down a storm with fans at home.
They couldn’t get enough of her natural presence on the show – and we have a feeling that a lifetime in front of the camera as a model, television host and actress prepared her for this role. This show also gave fans the chance to see what her family life is really like, how she has managed to maintain a lengthy relationship marriage and her journey through the world of cosmetic surgery.
Porsha Williams – Then
As one of the most famous women from The Real Housewives of Atlanta roster, you might be happy to learn that Porsha Williams was born and bred in Atlanta. As the daughter of entrepreneurs and granddaughter of a civil rights activist, Porsha knew from a young age that she wanted to make something of herself.
So, she pursued her education and eventually left the American InterContinental University with a Business Information Technology degree under her belt. Before too long, she had not only opened up her own daycare facility, but she had also started appearing in music videos and working as a waitress. It was during one particular shift in an Atlanta restaurant that she bumped into professional football player, Kordell Stewart. Although they were ultimately only married for two years, this was enough to thrust her into the limelight.
Porsha Williams – Now
After Porsha’s wedding was watched by thousands on the television series, Platinum Weddings, she was soon asked to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. While we have a feeling that she was pretty happy to ascend the social ladder, it seems as though this fame and fortune wouldn’t come easy.
Much of her time on the show has been scattered with feuds between the other housewives, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this show also showcased every single detail of the breakdown of her marriage. While her role on the show has often been criticized, Porsha has noted that she uses this criticism to enhance her career even higher. She now owns several businesses, has released her own music, and even appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice. To top it all off, she’s also engaged!
Kelly Dodd – Then
Kelly Dodd is a relatively new addition to The Real Housewives of Orange County team, and it’s fair to say that she has some pretty big shoes to fill. While she has not technically replaced anyone on the show, as the original series within the franchise, there’s no doubt about the fact that fans at home have pretty high hopes for that particular set-up.
However, many people are finding it hard to get to grips with this new addition – as not much is known about her. While her fiery Latina roots have created a huge amount of entertainment on the show, we only know a little about her life before The Real Housewives. We know that she married businessman Michael Dodd in 2004 and that they separated for two years before getting back together again. Now, she has moved on.
Kelly Dodd – Now
Known for her fearless attitude and her ability to cause a storm on the television, Kelly Dodd has created some impressive viewing content for fans of the show. After joining the show in season 11, she has since caused drama and lit fires with the other women on the screen – and we all know that the fans love to see a catfight.
After calling quits on her marriage, we have been able to watch Kelly make her way through the motions to find another man to call her own. While this was once a plastic surgeon by the name of Brian Reagan, she has since become engaged to Rick Leventhal. Her beau has gifted her an amazing ring, they have moved in together, and they are getting ready for the wedding of the century.
Alexis Bellino – Then
Hailing from Missouri, Alexis Bellino probably had no idea that she would be living the high life as she got older. With her Christian values and her small-town upbringing, Alexis has stolen the show with her recurring appearance on The Real Housewives of Orange County – and there’s no doubt about the fact that fans know who she is.
While most fans only know the woman they see on the show right now, how much do you know about her life before the Real Housewives? Well, although most people believe that she has only been married once, that just isn’t the case. Alexis first walked down the aisle with Jeff Barry in 2002, but their nuptials only lasted two years before they called it quits. Later, she married Jim Bellino, and they were married for 13 years before it ended.
Alexis Bellino – Now
What’s so amazing about Alexis Bellino’s role on The Real Housewives of Orange County is the fact that much of the drama surrounding her appearance centers around her ex-husband. In fact, did you know that Alexis’s co-star, Shannon Beador, was actually sued by Jim Bellino?
He claimed that Shannon and other members of the show caused the destruction of their marriage, thanks to their gossiping ways and their dramatic showdowns. It’s believed that this lawsuit has put Shannon a whopping $250,000 out of pocket – and that’s a huge sum of money for anyone. Alexis seems to have moved on from the ordeal, though and is now focusing her attention on being a good mother to her two kids and enhancing her own career as a businesswoman and television personality. She looks pretty different now, though, right?
Kim Zolciak – Then
Born into a military family, Kim Zolciak spent much of her early life traveling around the country. In fact, she was born in Florida before growing up in Connecticut and then moving to Atlanta. As a youngster, Kim spent a huge amount of time with her family and abiding by their Roman Catholic roots – but then she hit her family and her community with a pretty big scandal. That’s because, when she was just 17 years old, Kim was caught up in an affair with a police officer.
After witnessing a crime, this police officer was tasked with interviewing her – but their professional relationship soon became personal. The police officer was ultimately suspended from his position for 45 days, but it certainly caused a stir within her household. A few years later, the whole family moved to Atlanta.
Kim Zolciak – Now
After moving to Atlanta and marrying her first husband, Daniel Toce, this marriage ultimately came to an end. However, it wasn’t the end of the world for Kim, as just a few years later, she was introduced to the former professional football player, Kroy Biermann.
The couple fell in love and got engaged, and this allowed Kim the chance to make her debut on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. In fact, this wasn’t her only foray into the world of reality television, as their road to their wedding was showcased within their own show, Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding. Since their wedding, Kim has served as a full-time cast member and guest star on The Real Housewives, and most people know her for her youthful appearance and the fact that she looks almost identical to her eldest daughters.
Bethenny Frankel – Then
Considering the fact that everyone knows her as a star of The Real Housewives of New York, it might surprise you to learn that Bethenny Frankel isn’t actually from the Big Apple herself. In fact, while she was born in the city, she later moved around so much it couldn’t really be called her home. Due to a strained relationship with her parents and step-father, Bethenny was eventually sent to boarding school in Florida.
After moving back to New York City to obtain a degree in psychology and communications, Bethenny decided to ditch her plan to work in the city to embrace dreams of being an actress in Los Angeles instead. Her risk definitely paid off, as she was soon given numerous jobs within the acting scene – and she even got the chance to work as Paris Hilton’s nanny!
Bethenny Frankel – Now
After a series of small roles in Hollywood, Bethenny decided to try her hand in the business world instead – and she soon started up her own businesses. This allowed her the chance to meet fellow businessperson Jason Hoppy, and the couple soon got engaged and even welcomed a child together. Thanks to this new status as a member of a power couple, Frankel was offered the chance to appear on The Real Housewives of New York City in 2008 – and, of course, she just couldn’t turn it down.
Her introduction to the show served as a huge source of entertainment for fans at home, but they were pretty upset when it was confirmed that she would not be returning for the fourth season. While she eventually made her way back to the show in 2014, she left again in 2019.
Kim Richards – Then
Everyone knows Kim Richards for her role in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, right? Well, what if we told you that she was super famous before this show was even a twinkle in the eye of the producers? Kim Richards was born in 1964, but she made her mark on the world of fame and fortune just six years later as the ultimate child star.
Fans of the television show Nanny and the Professor soon knew her as Prudence Everett, and it wasn’t long before she was appearing in all kinds of TV shows and movies. Kim continued her acting career until she became a prominent member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While she had been famous before, this was the role that really thrust her into the limelight.
Kim Richards – Now
Much of Kim Richards’ role on the show has focused on her many relationships – including her high-profile relationship with John J. Collett back in the ‘90s. This criminal was famous not only for his criminal activities, but also for the fact that he was the victim of a fatal shooting, and this particular shooting took place while he was on the phone to Kim herself.
Since then, she has been in a relationship with John Jackson, and her life has been relatively normal, but that doesn’t mean that it has been without drama. In 2015, Kim was arrested twice for numerous charges, and this affected her stint on the show. She appeared as a guest star in season nine, but it seems as though she has since waved the show goodbye. Fun fact about Kim; she is Paris Hilton’s aunt!
Melissa Gorga – Then
As a member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it should probably come as no surprise to learn that Melissa Gorga was born and bred in New Jersey. Her family with Italian roots grew up in the area of Toms River, and she didn’t stray too far when it came to studying at New Jersey City University. While in her 20s, Melissa met Joe Jorga – who just so happens to be the brother of fellow cast member Teresa Giudice – and they fell madly in love.
Not only did they tie the knot, but they also welcomed three children into the world together. After being offered the chance to appear on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa also tried to instigate a musical career. In fact, some of her songs were showcased on the show itself!
Melissa Gorga – Now
Melissa became a main cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2011, and it wasn’t long before everyone wanted to know more about her and her family. Thankfully, we have been able to watch her on our screens for over 150 episodes over the years, and it’s been suggested that she will continue working on the show for as long as possible.
As if that wasn’t enough, Melissa has also made a guest appearance on one episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! While she is a prominent member of the New Jersey cast, Melissa chooses to stay as real as possible – and she’s been pretty real about the fact that the fame and fortune she has obtained from the show has allowed her the chance to spend some money on her appearance.
Brandi Glanville – Then
While many of the housewives within this franchise were born into the world of wealth, fame, and fortune, this certainly wasn’t the case for Brandi Glanville. Growing up in Sacramento, California, Brandi’s mother worked as a housekeeper, and her father worked three jobs in an effort to keep his family afloat. While appearing on Celebrity Big Brother later in life, Brandi also admitted that her father would sell illegal substances to support his family – and that she and her siblings would go on to sell them later on.
However, Brandi eventually decided that she wanted more from her life, so she moved to Paris when she was just 16 years old. Her aim was to become a model, and it didn’t take her long to secure this job. Before too long, she became one of the world’s most famous models.
Brandi Glanville – Now
After meeting actor Eddie Cibrian back in 1998, it was clear to see that there was a spark between them. So, they started dating, and they eventually tied the knot in 2001. It wasn’t long before they were welcoming two wonderful children into the world – but this adorable little family soon came crashing down around her.
That’s because her husband was involved in an extremely high-profile affair with singer LeAnn Rimes – who was actually married to Dean Sheremet at the time. The breakup caused a huge stir in Hollywood, but it also gave Brandi the chance to make her mark on the second season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Since then, she has continued her reign on the show, while also securing a reputation for herself as a television personality, author, social media star, and fashion designer.
Vicki Gunvalson – Then
Vicki Gunvalson is one of the most famous members of The Real Housewives of Orange County, but that doesn’t mean that her ride into the realm of fame and fortune has been easy. After growing up in a large family where her mother was a housewife and her father, a construction company owner, she wasn’t the richest as a child. In fact, they had just enough to ensure that they didn’t go without and that they were also comfortable at the same time. #
Vicki tied the knot with her first husband when she was just 21 years old, and they even welcomed two children into the world. However, the marriage didn’t quite work out, and she was soon single again. By the time 1994 came around, Vicki married her second husband and founded Coto Insurance and Financial Services.
Vicki Gunvalson – Now
When Vicki and Donn Gunvalson founded their company, they built up an impressive fortune for themselves and mingled with some of the biggest names in Orange County. When producers were looking for people to appear in The Real Housewives of Orange County, they were the top runners for the booking – and they made their mark in season one. While Vicki continued to appear in the next 13 seasons, this was not met without complication.
In 2018, Vicki found herself in a sticky situation when Kelly Dodd was cut from season 14 of the show. This was decided after Vicki claimed that she had used illicit substances. While there was nothing to confirm or deny this, the media storm surrounding this situation meant that Vicki’s career was also under fire. In January 2020, she decided to leave of her own accord.
Kyle Richards – Then
If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you’ll know that Kyle Richards is the only remaining original cast member. What you might not know, however, is the fact that this woman was already super famous before she made her mark on the show. That’s because Kyle is actually well-known as a former child actress – just like her sister, Kim Richards!
She was just five years old when she was cast as Alicia Sanderson Edwards in Little House on the Prairie, and it wasn’t long before she was working on countless other projects. By the time she was 18 years old, Kyle had married Guraish Aldjufrie – and she even welcomed a daughter with him. However, they called it quits two years later, and this gave her the chance to fall in love with real estate mogul, Mauricio Umansky.
Kyle Richards – Now
After tying the knot with Mauricio in 1994, the couple became one of the “it” couples of Los Angeles, so they were a firm choice when it came to choosing housewives within The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spin-off. Kyle soon became a hugely popular figure on the show, and that’s largely because her own personality is one that causes drama and friction – but also because of her close relationship with her sister and fellow housewife, Kim.
She has been on the show since 2010, and it doesn’t seem as though she’s going anywhere anytime soon. Alongside her role on the show, Kyle has also written a memoir, launched a clothing line, continued her acting career, and showed everyone that you can still look fabulous in your fifties. After all, just look at that transformation!
Gretchen Rossi – Then
Gretchen Rossi has always proved herself to be the typical Orange County girl with her blonde hair and her bright eyes, so it should come as no surprise to learn that she is one of the most memorable housewives to ever appear on this particular spin-off. After being born and bred in California, Gretchen had known nothing but the beaches and the sunshine – except for the time when she attended Baylor University in Texas when she was younger.
Although she studied psychiatry at degree level, Gretchen eventually decided to move back to California so that she could make her mark in the real estate world. She even got engaged to a man by the name of Jeff, but she soon had to put her career on hold while she helped him battle his leukemia diagnosis. Sadly, Jeff did not survive.
Gretchen Rossi – Now
While there’s no doubt about the fact that the passing of Gretchen’s partner was a devastating event, it also made her realize that she needed to live her life and make the most of what the world had to offer. So, after she was able to make her way back into regular society after a period of grief, Gretchen ventured into the world of business to start her own makeup line and to make a name for herself in California.
This ultimately allowed her entrance into the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. She continued her stint in the limelight for four seasons, but she decided to call it a day at the end of season eight. While she makes guest appearances every now and then, she mainly focuses her time on her boyfriend and their newborn daughter.
Tamra Judge – Then
As you can see from this photo, Tamra Judge wasn’t always the housewife that we know her as. Back in the day, she was just a normal young woman – although she hasn’t given much away in terms of her early life and her background. What we do know about Tamra is that she has always lived in California, and she grew up with her family in the state.
Contrary to what many people would have thought, Tamra was actually one of the band geeks while at high school, and she used to spend her free time practicing the clarinet. After her stint at high school, she bagged herself a job at Burger King before making her way into the world of real estate – and it’s safe to say that it was this career move that thrust her into the limelight.
Tamra Judge – Now
After becoming a prominent member of the Orange County high life, she eventually fell into the arms of Simon Barney. The couple was married from 1998 until 2011, and much of their marriage – and the breakdown of their marriage – was played out on The Real Housewives of Orange County for everyone to see.
After all, Tamra made her mark in season two, and it wasn’t long before she was one of the main players in the game. With her opinionated mind and her ability to say what’s on it, Tamra has caused a huge amount of controversy over the years, but it seems as though that’s exactly what people like. After her marriage to Simon broke down, Tamra later created a makeup line with her plastic surgeon and found love again in the form of Eddie Judge.
Shannon Beador – Then
As a current member of The Real Housewives of Orange County, it’s fair to say that Shannon Beador is kind of a big deal – but how much do you really know about her? Well, like many of the other housewives on the show, Shannon was born in California and grew up in the state throughout the entirety of her life.
As a youngster, she lived in Santa Fe, and as she got older and flew the nest, she made her mark at the University of South Carolina. While not much is known about what brought her into the high life, we do know that she was married to her husband for a very long time. In fact, Shannon and David Beador were married for a whopping 14 years, but this all came crumbling down when he had an extramarital affair.
Shannon Beador – Now
Since making her way onto the show in season nine, there’s no doubt about the fact that Shannon Beador has brought a whole new level to the housewives and the show as a whole. While she certainly enjoys the finer things in life – like her friends – Shannon prefers to live a more holistic lifestyle. She ensures that she keeps her house as toxic-free as possible, and she often goes to visit Feng Shui advisors and energy specialists to maintain her calm and collected personality.
Alongside this, Shannon regularly eats organic produce and tries to limit the amount of technology in her household. While Shannon is still a member of the main cast, as of 2020, she no longer follows her cast members on social media, which many believe hints towards a major feud between them.
NeNe Leakes – Then
NeNe Leakes is a name that you’re probably familiar with because this lady is a huge name within the Real Housewives family. However, what you might not realize is that this isn’t her real name. Before she became NeNe, she was going by her birth name, Linnethia Monique Johnson. As a youngster, her life was worlds away from her current situation.
As one of five children, she and one brother had to move away from their other siblings to live with their aunt in Georgia as their mother could not provide for all of them at once. She continued to live out her life in Georgia as she grew older, and she soon made it her mission to become an actress. In the early ‘00s, she managed to bag herself a few minor roles here and there.
NeNe Leakes – Now
However, it was a role in 2008 that really thrust her into the limelight, as she was met with producers who were looking to make a spin-off to their successful Real Housewives of Orange County. They wanted to film a new show in Atlanta, Georgia, and they thought that NeNe – and her husband, Gregg Leakes – would be the perfect additions to the show.
It seems as though this decision paid off, as NeNe has since become one of the most recognizable faces within the franchise. That’s largely because she isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and this has resulted in some serious mishaps and arguments over the years. Considering she has been a member of the main cast since season one, you could say that she was kind of a big deal, and we have a feeling that will continue.
Denise Richards – Then
If you’re familiar with Denise Richards, you’ll know that this woman made her mark much earlier than some of the other housewives on this list. That’s because this leading lady is first and foremost an actress, even though she originally worked as a model just after she graduated from high school. We probably didn’t need to tell you that, though. Denise made her acting debut when she was just 18 years old, but she bagged herself her big break in 1997 when she became Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers.
Before too long, she had managed to score roles in major projects such as The World is Not Enough, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Scary Movie Three, and so much more. Known for her high profile marriage to Charlie Sheen, Denise even scored herself her own reality show from 2008 until 2009.
Denise Richards – Now
After the success of her own reality show, Denise Richards It’s Complicated, it seemed as though more and more people wanted to know more about the inner workings of her life. This became even more apparent when Denise tied the knot with her second husband, Aaron Phypers. The couple made their mark on their home in California, and it wasn’t long before the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wanted to add her to their roster.
This seemed like the greatest decision they could have made, and she officially joined the show in 2019. While she hasn’t had a huge amount of time to stake her place just yet, it’s suggested that she will become one of the most famous additions to the show yet. As if that wasn’t cool enough, she doesn’t look as though she’s aged a day!
Jacqueline Laurita – Then
While there’s no doubt about the fact that the New Jersey spin-off hasn’t been able to build up as big a reputation as the likes of Orange County and Beverly Hills, the stars of this show are still famous – and Jacqueline Laurita is one of the most famous of the lot. After being raised in New Jersey, it seems as though Jacqueline made the decision to stick to her roots as she got older, and she called this state her home until fairly recently when she decided to move to Las Vegas.
While not much is known about her early life, we do know that Laurita married her first husband in 1989. The marriage didn’t last, though, and she later found love in the form of her second husband, Chris Laurita. They have since had two sons together.
Jacqueline Laurita – Now
After one of the Lauritas’ sons was diagnosed with autism, the couple made it their mission to help children with autism and parents with kids who have autism. Because of this, Chris decided to create his own popcorn company, which gives a huge portion of its profits to the cause. This has allowed the couple to become a huge name in the world of New Jersey and celebrity status – and this was certainly helped by the fact that Jacqueline became a member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
She landed her spot on the show in 2009, and she became a main cast member who also became very famous. In 2014, however, she decided to give the show a miss for a little while. By the time 2017 came around, she decided that she would say a permanent farewell.
Lisa Vanderpump – Then
The Vanderpump name is a huge name in the world of fame and fortune, but how much do you really know about this woman? Born in London, Lisa knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the limelight. Her parents supported her dream, and so she became a full-time drama student by the time she was just 9 years old.
Thanks to this training, she was able to make her mark in various movies and television shows as a child. As her career progressed, Lisa fell in love with businessman Ken Todd, and they soon made it their mission to not only raise their family but also to stake their place in the world. So, they opened up numerous bars and restaurants in London, and Lisa used her design skills to deck them all out for business.
Lisa Vanderpump – Now
With millions in the bank, the couple decided to set their sights higher, and so they made their way across the pond to the United States. They continued their reign in the business world, and they have since founded a huge number of venues, bars, restaurants, and events spaces that make a huge amount of money.
Because of this, it was only a matter of time before Lisa was asked to appear in the very first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She appeared in a whopping 190 episodes across nine seasons – but this wasn’t the only thing she was working on. At the same time, Lisa was also working on her own reality show entitled Vanderpump Rules. She still works on that show today, even though she waved goodbye to The Real Housewives back in 2019.
Adrienne Maloof – Then
While many of the housewives on this list have worked their way up from nothing, there’s no doubt about the fact that Adrienne Maloof had a serious advantage when it came to her fame and fortune. That’s because Adrienne was born into the famous Maloof family – and she is the only daughter of George J. Maloof, the late billionaire.
Although her father was a hugely important businessman back in the day, Adrienne was able to bag herself a tennis scholarship to attend the University of New Mexico when she was younger. After graduating, she was given a job within the family business to work within the marketing and promotions department. It wasn’t long before she made an even bigger mark within the Maloof Companies, which includes beer and wine brands, music production companies, sports events, and even casino shares.
Adrienne Maloof – Now
After showcasing her own talent for business, it didn’t take long for Adrienne to attract the attention of Paul Nassif. As an esteemed plastic surgeon in Hollywood, it’s believed that Adrienne profited on this marriage on a personal and aesthetic level. Over the course of their marriage, the couple welcomed three sons into the world – but it just didn’t work out.
They called it quits in 2012, but that was enough time for Adrienne to be snapped up by the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was drafted in as an original member of the first season, but she eventually left the show behind after the third season. Since then, Adrienne has moved on in terms of her love life, and even started her own businesses to compliment her family’s success. The world is her oyster.
Erika Jayne – Then
Erika Jayne is a huge name within the Real Housewives world, but we’re gonna go ahead and assume that you don’t know too much about her life outside of the show. Yes, did you know that she was an actress and singer before becoming a television personality? After graduating from a performing arts high school, Erika worked part-time as a waitress while trying to make it big in the acting world.
She eventually managed to score herself a few roles, and her life went from good to great when she married the famous lawyer, Thomas Girardi, in 1999. She soon became a “lawyer’s wife” and lived that life, while also pursuing a career in music. This worked in her favor, as she has since bagged herself nine number-one songs within the Dance Club Songs Chart.
Erika Jayne – Now
A huge change came in Erika’s life in 2015, when she was offered the chance to appear in the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Of course, she snapped up this offer and soon became the newest member of the cast – and she went down extremely well with those at home.
Erika is still a main cast member today, but that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t been working on anything else. In fact, Erika is still acting on the side, and she has become a huge name in the world of television personalities. She has hosted countless shows and award ceremonies, she has been a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, and she’s even continued to release her own music. Yes, it’s fair to say that she’s doing pretty well for herself.