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 Hadid 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 runs 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 the dirt. 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.

Tamara Judge's son needs to delete his account

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, but Vieth and Rodriguez have since broken up. In April 2018, Vieth and Rodriguez went at it again on Vieth's Instagram (via Radar Online) when he posted a photo of his wedding ring and jokingly sold it for $5. "No one will ever know the sacrifices I made for this person only to be s**t on over and over," Rodriguez shot back in the since-deleted exchange.

Vieth's social media troubles aren't limited to spats with his ex. One month later, he got grimy on the Gram again in some more since-deleted comments on a post by rapper Snoop Dogg that addressed police brutality: "f***ing thank you," Vieth replied to a commenter who wrote that Snoop's "people" are "straight up f***ing savages with no f***s to give because 'their ancestors were slaves.'"

Wow. 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 has been through a lot

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. Exactly one year later, Alexa got a DUI for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs. The following month, Alexa's maternal grandmother, Marilou Colee, accused her granddaughter of breaking into her house and threatening her. Just two months after that, cops busted her again for allegedly smoking heroin in her car. She was also accused of keying her boyfriend's car in February 2018.

While there is certainly no excuse for Alexa's prolific criminal activity, it should be noted that in August 2017, she won a $2.25 million civil suit against the County of Orange and Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Lee Caropino, whom Alexa claimed sexually assaulted her after investigating a 2014 domestic dispute between Alexa and her ex-husband. Though Caropino was cleared of criminal charges after a lengthy investigation, Alexa maintained her allegation, telling People, "This has been the hardest thing I've ever gone through."

Bryson Bryant's life is more like and episode of Cops

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 on gun and drug charges, which 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 Walmart. (Leakes, who subsequently left and returned to 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 this young man's troubles are far from over.  

Josh Waring's reality could be life in prison

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 on a rap sheet that includes "30 cases in court record books," according to Crime Watch Daily (via Celebuzz).

However, nothing was quite as shocking as his arrest for alleged attempted murder in 2016, which involved a police chase and brief standoff, among other jaw-dropping moments, according to the Los Angeles Times. Waring pleaded not guilty to all 12 charges related to the incident. For the next two years, his case continued to make news when he was caught with wine in his prison cell; sued by the man he allegedly shot; screamed profanities during a court appearance; and fired his lawyer while simultaneously alleging a grand conspiracy to frame him by the Costa Mesa Police Department. Facing multiple life sentences if convicted, Waring has decided, against the advice of the case's presiding judge, to represent himself at trial at the time of this writing.   

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

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

Peter Rosello seems to have learned his lesson

One 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 coping with his brother's injuries.   

This apple didn't fall too far from the tree

Luann de Lessep'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 accounts, Victoria 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.) Victoria was arrested and spent the night in jail. One DWI is too many DWIs, and Luann hasn't exactly set a great example for her daughter, having been arrested in December 2017 for "battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and crimes against a person," according to E! News

Here's hoping both the former countess and her daughter can keep their noses clean in the future.