During her first few seasons on the show, Emily and her husband struggled in their marriage, especially when he was studying to try to pass the California bar exam. The reality star even briefly contemplated filing for divorce, but things eventually improved for the couple.
After a few years of featuring their marital issues on the show, the two were in a much better place on Season 16 of the long-running Housewives franchise (which could have something to do with the fact that Shane finally passed the bar exam).
Now, Emily and Shane are letting the cameras in on their fun family life as the parents of three adorable, young kids. Shane's two daughters from his first marriage also appeared on the show.
Let's meet all five of Shane's kids.
Shane Simpson has two daughters, Shelby and Chanel, from his first marriage.
Before the lawyer popped the question to Emily via a Google Chat at work, he was married to a woman named Miriam. The couple welcomed two daughters together before they officially divorced in 2008.
Although their divorce was contentious for a time, the exes were eventually able to get to a better place with one another. They are now able to successfully co-parent their kids.
Miriam and Shane's eldest daughter, Shelby, was attending Brigham Young University in March 2022, although it isn't clear if she's still a student there. She began studying at the private Utah university in 2019.
Shane's second daughter from his first marriage, Chanel, was still in high school in March 2022. In 2019, Emily shared on Instagram that Chanel lives with her dad and stepmom 50 percent of the time, which explains why she often appears on RHOC.
The lawyer also shares three kids with his reality star wife, Emily Simpson.
The RHOC star worked with Shane at the same real estate consulting firm, and they grew closer following his divorce from Miriam. They knew one another for about three years before his Google Chat proposal, and they married on Valentine's Day in 2009.
The couple celebrated their 13-year wedding anniversary in 2022.
The spouses have three children together: a daughter named Annabelle, and a set of twin boys named Luke and Keller. Emily's sister, Sarah Moffitt, was the surrogate for the three kids. Emily dealt with infertility issues and she also suffered six pregnancy losses before Annabelle was born in 2013.
Emily often shares photos with her stepdaughters and her three biological children on her public Instagram feed. On Season 16 of RHOC, Shane's daughter, Shelby, served as a guide for Annabelle as she was getting ready to be baptized as a Mormon.
Who are Shane Simpson's parents?
Although little is known about Shane's parents, we do know they are fans of The Real House Wives of Orange County series. While speaking with US Weekly, Emily recollected back to the time she "mentioned sex tapes on the show" and became rather bothered by the idea knowing her mother-in-law would eventually watch the episode.
Another tidbit of information that surfaced regarding Shane's parents is the financial role they play in the couple's lives. Although we can't confirm, rumor has it Shane's parents "fund their lavish lifestyle." Even if Emily's in-laws are quite generous, she's far from broke and is likely paying her own way. Emily's net worth is estimated to be around $900,000, although some speculate she is now a millionaire.
You can see more from Emily and her family on The Real Housewives of Orange County. New Season 17 episodes air on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo. You can also stream the series on Peacock.