These Original ‘Wives Have Stuck Through The Drama Since Day One (Photos)

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Being a cast member on one of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchises means opening up your personal and professional life to the cameras — not an easy task for a few months, much less year after year.
Out of over 100 housewives, less than a handful have appeared on their shows continuously since day one. Some wives voluntarily leave to pursue other opportunities or escape the cameras, while others are fired as storylines peter out or viewers’ interest wanes.
Here are the “Real Housewives” stars that have been there since the very beginning of their franchises.
For this gallery, TheWrap looked at “Real Housewives” franchises that have been around for more than five seasons, so it excludes the Potomac, Dallas, Miami, Salt Lake City and D.C. casts.

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Ramona Singer
Singer’s histrionics and hysterics have provided plenty of fodder for “The Real Housewives of New York” editors for 13 seasons.
She is an “O.G. housewife.”

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Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards and her sister Kim were two of the original “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Their fractured relationship has been a series storyline even after Kim departed as a full-time cast member after Season 5.
Richards is another of the three true “O.G. Housewives,” having appeared continuously as a main cast member throughout every season. Season 11 debuts mid May.
Her other sister, Kathy Hilton, joins as a “friend” in Season 11.

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Teresa Giudice
Ever since her infamous table flip, Giudice has been a staple on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Producers even worked around her 11-month stint in federal prison for fraud in 2015. Season 11 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is now wrapping up.
She is one of the three “O.G. housewives.”

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LuAnn de Lesseps
De Lesseps, also known as The Countess, was an original cast member who was demoted to “friend” status on “The Real Housewives of New York” in Season 6. However, she earned her apple back with her second marriage, second divorce and drunken arrest.
She’s appeared in all 13 seasons of “New York” and as an official housewife for 12.

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Adrienne Maloof (honorable mention)
Original Beverly Hills housewife Maloof made headlines after refusing to show up for the Season 3 finale. But that separation didn’t last long, and she’s made guest appearances in Seasons 5, 6, 8 and 10.

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Kim Richards (honorable mention)
As previously mentioned, Kim Richards was a core member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast from the very beginning.
She left the show after Season 5 in part to address her sobriety but returned for appearances in Season 6, 7, 9 and 10.
She’s made fewer appearances than Grammer, but more than Maloof.

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