Emily Simpson The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC

Uh-Oh Shane Simpson Failed the Bar! Plus, It Turns Out This Isn’t the First Time Shane Has Taken and Failed the CA Bar Exam!

Emily Simpson‘s sophomore season storyline on the Real Housewives of Orange County has revolved around her husband Shane Simpson taking the California bar and how his time away to “study” has affected the family and their marriage.

During last week’s episode of RHOC, Shane finally took the CA bar exam but fans never got to know if Shane passed the bar or not. While the results of any bar exam aren’t immediate it’s been several months since Shane took the test so fans expected an update on the show or from Emily on social media.

However, everyone in camp Simpson has been oddly mum on the subject leaving many RHOC fans to believe the worst – Shane failed the CA bar exam.

Yet without any proof fan theories are nothing more than speculation and gossip.

But it turns out it’s not so hard to find out IF Shane passed the CA bar or not.

And it turns out – he didn’t!

A quick simple search, allows you to see if someone is a lawyer in CA meaning they passed the CA bar. When we searched Shane’s name – nothing came up which means he’s not a licensed attorney in CA.


Emily, on the other hand, took the CA bar in 2005 and passed the first time.

I know so many RHOC fans are confused about Shane’s career but if you go back to season 13, Emily reveals quite a bit about her husband’s career path. During episode one of season 13, Emily explained, “My husband’s name is Shane and we had worked together for about three years; we’re both attorneys.”

“Shane actually works in worker’s comp, but he’s doesn’t actually have to work, I mean he comes from money,” Emily revealed during episode two.

During episode four of season 13, we first heard about Shane thinking about taking the CA bar exam – AGAIN. It seems Shane has taken the CA bar several times and has never passed.

“Every time he’s taken the bar exam he’s had a ton of obligations and he has not passed yet,” Emily confessed.

No word on if Shane plans to take the bar exam again.

The Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.

Thoughts on this all? Do you think Shane and Emily will discuss him failing the bar on RHOC? Sound off below!

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