Shady Real Housewives

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Scandals Week, Theme Week

All you Real Housewives leave your men at home, because they may just steal your next scene.

As Bravoholics know, it doesn't matter the season or the state. When you watch the addictive franchise, chances are the drama doesn't involve just the ladies. In fact, some of the juiciest story lines have involved boyfriends, husbands and a man named Big Poppa.

Last season on Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson faced plenty of scrutiny from millions of viewers when co-stars questioned if her boyfriend Brooks Ayers didn't have cancer. Spoiler alert: E! News uncovered that he was never treated for cancer at City of Hope.

More recently, fans have been glued to the Real Housewives of New York City as Luann DeLesseps found out her fiancée Tom D'Agostino kissed a woman at the Regency of all places.

And while Teresa Giudice may be all about "love, love, love" this season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, we can't help but acknowledge that her husband Joe Giudice is now serving his 41-month sentence. Perhaps the cherry on top is that Joe had the pleasure of meeting Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida in prison. You can't write the script for this, friends.

In honor of Scandals Week at E! News, we're taking a look at the shady Real Housewives significant others who have kept viewers captivated for several years. For better or worse, they may be the true stars of the Bravo franchise.

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