When a show is as big as the “Real Housewives” franchise is, there’s bound to be some collateral damage. And when you put a group of “Real Housewives” in the Nation’s Capital, there’s bound to be trouble. This was certainly true for Real Housewife Cat Ommanney, featured on “The Real Housewives of D.C.”
Ommanney’s husband, Charles Ommanney, was a high profile photo-journalist who covered the White House for nine whole years and rubbed elbows with the most powerful men in the country. But a more subtle fame is appreciated in D.C. than in Hollywood, and being on “The Real Housewives” only caused Mr. Ommanney distress.
His marriage ended, he’s lost the respect of his colleagues, and he’s fled D.C. for Miami. Ommanney has since said: “It’s just too painful. I’ve got eight more weeks of hundreds of Facebook requests from people I don’t know. I’d almost like to go and live in Katmandu. I have very few regrets in my life, but this is the one.”