"In retrospect, leaving reality TV before the Trump era (to spend more time with family, she said at the time) was a smart move on Dubrow’s part," says Shannon Keating. "She went out on a relatively high note, most derisively known by the end of her first tenure as being a 'fancy pants' with annoyingly high standards. In the Housewives world, there are far worse things to be than a snob. If anything, Dubrow’s calculated image-consciousness and rarely, if ever, disturbed projection of familial bliss and domestic perfection could get a little snoozy, as well as mildly irritating. Even so, I very much welcomed the return of Fancy Pants to The Real Housewives of Orange County’s 16th season, which premiered back in December."