What Happened to Kimberly Bryant, an Original Cast Member of Season 1 of 'RHOC'?


Oct. 14 2020, Updated 3:36 p.m. ET

Season 1 of Real Housewives of Orange County captured the glamorous, albeit drama-filled life of socialites like Jo De La Rosa, Jeana Keough, and Kimberly Bryant. Some of the original cast members remained on the show for over a decade. Others, however, saw it best to take a different path, completely removing themselves from the spotlight. Kimberly falls in the latter category. Despite what some of the rumors might have you believe, she is alive — but she hasn't been very active. 

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'RHOC' star Kimberly Bryant disappeared from the spotlight years ago.

Kimberly appeared on the first four seasons of RHOC, showing reality TV addicts just how fabulous the everyday life of a traditional stay at home mum can be. 

As some fans might remember, she insisted on pursuing a healthy lifestyle. What's more, she was also among the first stars to go under the knife, agreeing to undertake a breast augmentation procedure at her husband, Scott's request. 

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Unfortunately for fans, the star and her family, including Scott and their two kids, Bianca and Travis, vanished from the show after just 11 episodes. 

The Bryant clan played a crucial role on Season 1 of RHOC, after which they disappeared from the show. They appeared on one episode in Season 2 and another one in Season 3. They booked two additional episodes on Season 4. 

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According to one theory, they didn't depart voluntarily, however.

"12. Kimberly Bryant #RHOC S1 - I actually thought Kimberly had a lot of potential to be a messy/iconic housewife. Her S1 tagline is cult classic iconic. Unfortunately, her husband punched some woman in the face in OC and they moved to cover it up. How’s that for some tea?" tweeted a person. 

As a previous article by The Orange County Register reveals, Scott inflicted physical harm on one of Kimberly's acquaintances, a woman named Jana Kindchadwick, after she allegedly poured a can of Red Bull on his wife's back. It's understood that he punched Jana at least two times before someone called the police. 

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Kimberly began to focus on Chicago-based charity events after leaving 'RHOC.'

Kimberly and her family moved to the Chicago suburb of Lake Bluff, Ill., once their time on RHOC came to an end. It's understood that the decision was made after Kimberly's son, Travis, was diagnosed with a precancerous mole. Kimberly is a skin cancer survivor herself. Reportedly, the desire to protect her son from developing a more serious medical condition played a significant role in the decision-making process. 

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Although Kimberly hasn't been anywhere near as active as she was during Season 1 of RHOC, she does accept media appearances every now and then. 

In 2006, she agreed to feature on The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Special. In 2013, she appeared on the episode titled "100th Episode Special." Archive footage showing Kimberly was also used on a recent episode of Watch with Jo and Lauri.  

Season 15 of RHOC premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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