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Are the Real Housewives of D.C. Cursed?

Five years later, every relationship on “The Real Housewives of D.C.” is busted up.

"The Real Housewives of DC" stars, left to right: Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Turner, Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, and Michaele Salahi. Adam Olszweski/Bravo/Getty Images.

Michaele Salahi divorced Tareq Salahi in 2012 and married Journey guitarist Neal Schon in 2013. Tours with the band; hasn’t missed a show in four years.

Cat Ommanney divorced Charles Ommanney in 2010. Gave birth to a baby girl, her third, in 2012. Lives in England and is currently trying to create a reality show.

Mary Amons divorced Rich Amons in 2013. Now dating a Dallas hairstylist. Launched an interior-design company and is writing a memoir.

Stacie Scott Turner separated from Jason Turner in 2012. Still works for Keller Williams Capital Properties and was recently appointed to DC’s Real Property Tax Appeals Commission.

Lynda Erkiletian, the only unmarried cast member, and her boyfriend, Ebong Eka, split a few years ago. Continues running her Georgetown modeling firm.

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This article appears in our February 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

Senior Writer

Luke Mullins is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine focusing on the people and institutions that control the city’s levers of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s ouster as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system, and the conflict that split apart the founders of Politico.