Age is nothing but a number. The Real Housewives is proof of this. No matter their age, the women manage to party like rockstars while looking stunning in the process. While it might be taboo to ask about someone’s age, for some, fans can’t help but wonder about their favorite cast members from The Real Housewives. Fans have to know, who is the oldest Housewife?
As of this article’s publishing, the oldest cast member of The Real Housewives is 65 years old (Jenna Keough), whereas the youngest person in the franchise is 32 (Ashley Darby). But with Housewives, age literally doesn’t mean anything. Some of the oldest Housewives are some of the most talked-about. If anything, The Real Housewives have the power to reshape how audiences view women over 50.
Updated on July 21st, 2021, by Lynn Gibbs: The beauty of The Real Housewives is that age is nothing but a number. The franchise proves that life only begins when a person is older and that it’s not a dead end. Life is just beginning. Women like Ramona Singer, Lisa Vanderpump, and Karen Huger have proved to viewers countless times that their age doesn’t mean a thing. They have as much class, wealth, and fun as the youngest of the Housewives. This aspect of the reality show is huge for TV because most shows revolve around younger audiences. As time goes on, Bravo’s favorite ladies only get better and better with age and it’s amazing seeing the Housewives’ ages.
14 Margaret Josephs (4/9/67) – 54
At 54 years young is the one and only Margaret Josephs. “The Marg” came to the series as a new friend of the ladies after being introduced by Siggy Flicker. But the more Margaret got along with the ladies, the angrier Siggy became (and the more fans supported Margaret).
Siggy ended up leaving the series while Margaret stayed strong and continues on as a Housewife. Fans love that she’s known for her famous pigtails and youthful style, proving that the older a person gets doesn’t mean they can’t be a trendsetter too.
13 Garcelle Beauvais (11/26/66) – 54
A model, actress, and TV personality, Garcelle Beauvais has been a mainstay in Hollywood for decades. With such a notable career under her belt, fans were absolutely delighted when she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
So far, 54-year old Garcelle has shown fans the highs and lows of being a Black actress in Hollywood, and she’s also been very open about her life as a divorced mom. Fans are looking forward to seeing what she brings for her sophomore season.
12 Luann De Lesseps (5/17/65) – 56
Countess Luann De Lesseps has come a long way since season 1 of The Real Housewives of New York City. When fans first met Luann, she was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps and raising two young children.
Since her split from the Count, Luann’s life has had its ups and downs, but she has hit a hot streak right now. Her kids are grown, she’s happily dating, and eagerly awaiting for theatres to open back up so she can continue her on-stage cabaret career. At 55, Luann looks better than ever.
11 Dorinda Medley (12/13/64) – 56
Dorinda Medley is 56-years-old. She was once a fan favorite of RHONY, but her downward spiral in season 12 left the audience feeling disappointed. In her upcoming book, Make It Nice, fans will get a closer look into the inner workings of Dorinda, and that will hopefully help make sense of her rollercoaster behavior.
Since announcing her exit from RHONY last year, Dorinda has been busy working on her book, filming hilarious quarantine videos, and tending to Blue Stone Manor. She also signed on as a celebrity ambassador for Nutrisystem, and so far according to Bravo TV, she’s lost 14 pounds.
10 Shannon Beador (3/24/64) – 57
When Shannon Beador first joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans fell in love with her quirky attitude. Since then, according to Bravo, they’ve followed her through a difficult divorce, a facelift, and countless arguments as storylines with her castmates.
At 56, Shannon is now focusing on creating a new life with her boyfriend and driving the growth of her business, Real for Real Cuisine. It’s also been revealed by US Magazine that she’s in the process of becoming a certified health coach, which is proof that it’s never too late to further your education and your career path.
9 Lisa Rinna (7/11/63) – 58
Long before her days on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna was a working actress, best known for her time on Days of Our Lives. Now 57, Rinna doesn’t mind joking about her age.
Rinna shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. On RHOBH, she is always the life of the party. And on any given day, fans can catch her shaking and shimmying in her infamous dance videos on Instagram.
8 Jill Zarin (11/30/63) – 57
Jill Zarin is an OG Housewife and was a part of the series for four seasons. Jill still pops up here and there as a guest but fans miss her quirky personality in season 13.
At 57 years old, Zarin hasn’t slowed down since her time on RHONY. She’s still running her fabric business but she also started an online shop with her daughter, Ally. And since her late husband’s death, it appears that Jill found love again after posting a loved-up picture on Instagram.
7 Sonja Morgan (11/25/63) – 57
According to Bravo, Sonja Morgan says she has “always been a girl to dance on tables,” and it doesn’t seem like that’s changing anytime soon. Currently 57 years old, Sonja has lived a whirlwind of a life. Of course, she married into the legendary Morgan family. But outside of that, People notes she’s also been involved with Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicholson, and Owen Wilson.
And then there’s the bevy of younger men fans have seen her flirt with on the show. Sonja Morgan is proof that at any age, there’s always time to party.
6 Karen Huger (5/3/63) – 58
The Grande Dame of Potomac is 57 years old. This is a fact that she uses to outwit her castmates every chance she gets. Her age also makes her the de facto mentor to some of the younger women in the group, like Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard Bassett.
Throughout her tenure on the show, Karen always shows a sense of tough love towards her younger costars, offering sage advice, whether it’s welcomed or not.
5 Vicki Gunvalson (3/27/62) – 59
The OG of the OC dedicated nearly 15 years to reality TV, so fans have watched her evolve and grow into the woman that she is today. Following her controversial exit from the show, Vicki purchased a home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that she’s called her “vacation/retirement” home on Instagram.
But just because she’s 58 and no longer on RHOC, that doesn’t mean she’s retiring from work altogether. She’s still the CEO of Coto Insurance, according to her website, and helping clients with their financial wellness.
4 Lauri Peterson (10/28/60) – 60
Lauri is one Housewife that hasn’t been back as a full-time cast member since season 4, but fans would love to have her back to see what she’s been up to. Not only did Lauri have the beauty, but she also has the kind of family that makes great reality TV. This former Housewife knew what viewers wanted while also being authentic.
At 60 years old, Lauri has been focusing on her family but hasn’t slowed down a pinch. She also looks the exact same as she did when the series released, proving that life only gets better as time goes on.
3 Lisa Vanderpump (9/15/60) – 60
Lisa Vanderpump has held many titles in her 60 years: actress, restauranteur, and Real Housewife. Like a fine wine, LVP keeps getting better with age. Her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude are pivotal to Vanderpump Rules, and although she’s no longer on RHOBH, she’s still a fan-favorite among the fanbase.
LVP’s new television program is perfect for her as she enters a new decade of life. On Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump, she gets to host lavish dinner parties with celebrities while steering clear of the petty drama like she’d have to deal with on Housewives.
2 Ramona Singer (11/18/56) – 64
Technically, Ramona Singer is ageless, but on paper, she’s one of the oldest cast members of The Real Housewives franchise. Ramona is not your average 64-year old. She’s a bikini-wearing businesswoman who can keep up with the best of them. Leah McSweeney, who’s 26 years younger than Ramona, had a hard time keeping up with Ramona’s fast-paced lifestyle in season 12 of RHONY.
Many fans are shocked by Ramona Singer’s age because, first of all, she looks so fabulous all the time. And then compared to season 1, it almost seems like Ramona is aging in reverse. Perhaps her Ageless By Ramona skincare products really work.
1 Jeana Keough (9/18/55) – 65
Jenna Keough is the oldest Housewife and is another one who started as an OG before leaving after season 5. But as a pivotal part of RHOC, Jenna is still friends with a few of the ladies and pops up on screen from time to time.
These days, Jenna is still a real estate agent and adoring mother to her kids and now, grandkids. Considering the drama she had with fellow castmates and with her family, have Jenna back on the franchise would be a win-win. And thanks to her Instagram, it looks like 65 is just getting started for Jenna.
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