Real Housewives' kids who are screwing up their lives

For the most part, the kids of the Real Housewives franchise are okay—or as okay as you can be when your mom is on a show that's based around being rich and yelling: Gigi and Bella Hadid are famous models; Lisa Rinna's daughters, Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle Hamlin, are rapidly ascending the ranks themselves; Jeana Keough's daughter, Kara, is a college graduate, married with a baby and a super funny Instagram; Riley Burruss is beginning a singing career; and in spite of constantly having to maintain her mother, and a lupus diagnosis, Briana Culberson is running her own family and providing a much needed shot of reality to the RHOC.

That's enough happy news; let's move on to some ugly truth. There are some Real Housewives offspring who are not doing so well, and that's putting it mildly. It's pretty easy to fall down a trouble hole when you have never-ending access to money and privilege, not to mention famous parents. Here are the Real Housewives kids who could use some help getting out of their own way.

Ryan Vieth

Ryan Vieth, Tamra Judge's thirty-something son, has been in trouble since we first met him on The Real Housewives of Orange County. His troubles escalated in 2015 when he was arrested for alleged domestic violence after reportedly fighting with his fiancée and baby mama, Sarah Rodriguez. 

Judge downplayed the incident on Instagram. However, she's since admitted that Vieth and Rodriguez do indeed quarrel, sometimes even about her. "I have definitely been caught in the middle of Ryan and Sarah's arguments," Judge told Bravo in 2016. 

As of September 2017, things between Vieth and Rodriguez have not improved, at least, according to Celebuzz, who published a text conversation between the two that ends with Vieth cryptically writing, "I can't handle life right now. Take care of Ava [the couple's daughter]." That does not sound good. It also sounds like Judge may soon have bigger fish to fry than just arguing with her husband about whether or not to give Vieth money.

Alexa Curtin

Lynne Curtin joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County in the middle of Season 4 and remained until the end of Season 5. She had her hands full from the beginning with financial difficulties (she and her family were evicted from their home in Laguna Beach during her time on the show) and with her two teenage daughters, Raquel and Alexa.

Things have gone south for Alexa, who is now in her twenties. In June 2016, she was pulled over and found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Then, in July 2017, Alexa's maternal grandmother, Marilou Colee, accused her granddaughter of breaking into her house and threatening her. Yikes. 

Bryson Bryant

NeNe Leakes has been battling son Bryson Bryant's legal woes since the early seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bryant was arrested twice in 2010. The first incident Leakes tried to downplay as a "family issue."

Bryant has been arrested multiple times since, including in 2011, when he got caught stealing from an area Wal-Mart. (Leakes, who has since left the show, refused to bail Bryant out of jail.) In fact, things spiraled out of control so badly that by late 2014, he was sent to the slammer for three months and ordered to check into an "intensive" rehab program, according to Radar Online.

You'd think the drama would stop there, but no. In 2015, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Bryant had been arrested again, this time for providing police with a false name. To make matters even worse, someone leaked photos of Bryant to Radar Online in October 2017, alleging they had partied with him and observed him snorting cocaine. Sounds like Bryant's troubles are far from over.  

Josh Waring

According to the Los Angeles Times, The Real Housewives of Orange County original cast member Lauri Peterson left the show after two seasons to deal with the fallout from son Josh Waring's ongoing drug problems. Sadly, Waring's problems have only escalated in the years since her departure and have included everything from battery to felony drug and forgery charges.

However, nothing was quite as shocking as his arrest for alleged attempted murder in 2016. It involved a police chase and brief standoff, among other jaw-dropping moments, according to the Los Angeles Times. Waring later pleaded not guilty to all 12 charges related to the incident.

Hard as it may be to believe, Waring has gotten into even more trouble since then. The man whom he allegedly shot filed a lawsuit against him; he got caught with wine in his prison cell; and his trial has already been insanely dramatic. The Los Angeles Times reported that Waring could face multiple life sentences if convicted. 

As if all of that wasn't enough, while awaiting trial, Waring was served with divorce papers in October 2017 by his estranged wife, Hannah, citing "irreconcilable differences."  

On the bright side: at least Lauri is still married to George.

Peter Rosello

Another so-called "Housekid" who seems to have rebounded from trouble is Peter Rosello (above, right), the son of The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria. He had a tumultuous couple of years when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a homeless man and posting a video of the incident online in 2012. Then, less than a year later, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Gossip Extra, who reported that Miami police picked him up after he was the passenger in a car that struck a parked "unmarked North Miami Police vehicle" and fled. Whoops.

As punishment for both incidents, Rosello received community service and agreed to enter a "first offender" intervention program. Fortunately, he's been out of the news ever since. Speaking with WetPaint about her son's arrests, Echevarria said that he was "affected tremendously" when his younger brother, Frankie (above, left), was involved in a car accident and left "severely debilitated," which then led to Peter getting into trouble. Oof, what a sad situation. Hopefully, Rosello can not only keep his nose clean, but also got some help in coping with his brother's injuries.   

Victoria de Lesseps

Luann D'Agostino's daughter, Victoria de Lesseps, successfully horrified Aviva Drescher on The Real Housewives of New York in 2014 when her art, which often features the naked bodies of women, was included in Drescher's art party. 

By all acounts, de Lesseps now seems to be living a pretty typical life in New York as a budding artist and designer. However, her time in her mom's spotlight hasn't always been filled with wine and roses. Case in point: in April 2017, she was pulled over in the Hamptons for driving without her headlights on; when she was given a breathalyzer test, she blew a .15. (The legal limit is .08.) De Lesseps was arrested and spent the night in jail.

Of course, one DWI is too many DWIs, so let's hope this is the last time the former countess will have to bail her daughter out.