When it comes to Real Housewives husbands there are some we love and some we hate. And some we really, really hate.
While we often gush over the Housewives husbands we love, we more often than not let the others off the hook.
So, it’s about time we discuss the most hated husbands in Housewives history. Surprisingly, there are more than a few Housewives husbands whose dirty deeds have landed them on this list.
Josh Taekman – Real Housewives of New York
Josh was funny, sweet, and respectful to his good friend Heather Thomson on the Real Housewives of New York but when it came to his wife Kristen Taekeman, Josh was mean and more often than not dismissive of his wife. In 2015, things took a turn for the worse when the cheating website Ashley Madison was hacked and revealed that Josh was a client. Josh’s screen name was Mr. Big NYC. Although Josh claimed he joined the site as a “joke” few believed him. For whatever reason Kristen believed him and the two are still married.
David Beador – Real Housewives of Orange County
David not only cheated on his wife, Shannon Beador, with a younger woman but he also fell in love with his mistress during their 8-month tryst. The couple tried to save their marriage but split a year later. The two are currently in the middle of a very ugly divorce. “David and I communicate through text and email, and they aren’t pleasant,” Shannon revealed on Watch What Happens Live.
Mario Singer – Real Housewives of New York
Mario was married to his wife, Ramona Singer, for more than 20 years when he was spotted out with his mistress Kasey Dexter. Ramona remained by Mario’s side as he dealt with his mid-life crisis. However, Mario continued to publicly see his mistress and the two ultimately divorced. Mario wasted no time moving Kasey into a splashy home in West Palm Beach. Years later Mario was served a major plate of Karma when his discovered Kasey was cheating on him!
Joe Giudice – Real Housewives of New Jersey
Some Housewives husbands give their wives cars, diamonds, and fancy bags but Joe gave his wife a rap sheet and a prison sentence. While Joe insisted that Teresa never “really had a part…in my businesses,” the RHONJ star still wound up going to prison for fraud just like her hubby. Teresa spent a year in prison while Joe is currently serving a 41-month sentence. Even before prison, Joe wasn’t exactly a model husband as he was filmed calling his wife the c-word during a phone call.
Simon Van Kempen – Real Housewives of New York
Simon is best known as the spotlight-hogging husband of Alex McCord. While Alex was known as a drama queen on RHONY she paled in comparison to her husband. “You’d have viewers…saying, ‘Why is he always there and barging in?'”recalls Simon. Simon’s big-spending, fame-seeking antics made him an RHONY staple for three years. But those very antics made it impossible for him to find a job once Alex got the ax from RHONY in 2011.
Tom D’Agostino – Real Housewives of New York
Tom’s time on the Real Housewives of New York was short-lived but during his seven-month marriage to Luann de Lesseps, he made quite an impression on viewers. In fact, many viewers think Luann gave tome too many chances especially after he was caught cheating on her days after their engagement at The Regency. During their whirlwind romance, Lu’s co-stars tried to warn her about Tom’s wandering eyes but the Countess married him anyway. Lu finally saw the light when Tom was caught out with an ex-girlfriend.
Simon Barney – Real Housewives of Orange County
“He doesn’t like me” Tamra Judge once said about her ex-husband Simon Barney on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Simon was known for frequently yelling at his wife on camera. He often criticized everything about Tamra from her clothes to her parenting skills, to her friends including her BFF Vicki Gunvalson. When the OC couple filed for divorce in 2010, Simon accused Tamra of being “verbally abusive,” “disloyal,” and committing acts of “adultery.”
Slade Smiley – Real Housewives of Orange County
Slade is known as one of the slimiest Housewives husbands in history considering he’s date three, yep three, Real Housewives of Orange County stars. Slade first entered the RHOC when he dated season 1 star Jo De La Rosa. He then moved on Lauri Waring before finally settling down with Gretchen Rossi. While Slade seems to have calmed down since his time on RHOC, he’s best known for his obnoxious and ungentlemanly behavior. Slade infamous called Vicki Gunvalson “Miss Piggy” and compared Tamra Judge’s body to the Michelin Man.
James Marchese – Real Housewives of New Jersey
Jim was best known for being a belittling, whiny bitch on the Real Housewives of New Jersey as he inserted himself in the lady drama. Since leaving the show James made a name for himself by being a prick on Twitter and other reality TV shows. During an episode of Marriage Bootcamp, Jim criticized his wife, Amber Marchese’s sexual techniques. At the time he told her he’d be sleeping with a “22-year-old” once their kids were adults. Jim was also arrested for domestic violence after he allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat on an airplane. While Amber denied the charges, Jim was still arrested. The charges were later dropped.
Bill Aydin – Real Housewives of New Jersey
Bill may be the newest Housewives husband he’s already made quite an impression on Real Housewives of New Jersey fans. In the short time since being on RHONJ Bill’s behavior has raised some red flags with fans. For many, the plastic surgeon comes off as very controlling. During one episode, his wife Jennifer Aydin had to ask permission to go on a weekend trip with her friends. Jennifer admits that her husband isn’t a fan of her being on the Real Housewives or working in general. “Coddling my husband’s ego puts him in a good place,” Jennifer says.
Jim Bellino – Real Housewives of Orange County
Jim is hands down one of least liked Housewives husbands. Since day one many weren’t a fan of Jim’s controlling and overbearing ways. After leaving RHOC, Jim seemed to become even more thin-skinned. In 2018, Jim shockingly filed for divorce from his wife Alexis Bellino. Shortly after, Alexis’ former RHOC co-stars Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge snarked about Jim on a podcast. Shannon and Tamra called Jim “crusty” and “shady” but later claimed they were just “poking fun.” However, that didn’t stop Jim from suing them for $1 million.
So, there you have it the MOST hated husbands in Housewives history!
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Source: Life & Style