10 'Real Housewives' stars who have been arrested

Stars from the "Real Housewives" franchises are known for their drama in front of the cameras but sometimes they get into even more trouble when not filming.

Over the years, various "wives" have had a few run-ins with the law, from getting arrested for DWIs to trespassing to actually serving time in federal prison.

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Check out these 10 Bravo personalities who all, unfortunately, share one thing in common: being arrested.

NeNe Leakes

In 1992, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" original cast member pleaded guilty in Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) to one misdemeanor and three felony counts of “theft of services” for ripping off her phone company. Leakes, real name Linnethia Johnson, was put on two years’ probation and ordered to repay $2,650.

Leakes talked about the charges on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" in 2018.

"A mugshot does not equal 10 years in prison for doing a Ponzi scheme. I ain’t spent a day in jail for nothing, you hear me?!" she said.

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Sonja Morgan

In 2010, the "Real Housewives of New York City" cast member was arrested for DWI while driving the Hamptons during the summer.

Sonja Morgan was arrested in June 2010.

Sonja Morgan was arrested in June 2010. (NCPD)

She reportedly blew threw a stop sign and was pulled over and then failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test.

Porsha Williams

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" personality was arrested in April 2014 on charges of assault and simple battery after she allegedly attacked co-star Kenya Moore at a reunion taping.

Porsha Williams was arrested in April 2014. 

Porsha Williams was arrested in April 2014.  (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

"Porsha stood up, so then Kenya stood up," an insider told Us Weekly at the time. "Porsha charged at Kenya and pulled her hair, but it was over in a matter of seconds. … Andy [Cohen] and a producer jumped in, and then security came."

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Kelly Dodd

The "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Kelly Dodd was arrested in 2014 for domestic violence.

Cops were called to her home while she was having a fight with her then-husband Michael Dodd. He later filed a restraining order. She was also ordered to attend multiple AA meetings and therapy, and after that the charges were dropped.

Kelly Dodd 

Kelly Dodd  (Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Dodd later filed divorce in 2017.

Tinsley Mortimer

The "RHONY" star was arrested in Florida before joining the cast for reportedly trespassing on ex-boyfriend Alexander “Nico” Fanjul's property.

According to the police reports (via Page Six), Mortimer allegedly showed up uninvited to Fanjul's home when his new girlfriend was there. She was "crying and screaming irrationally" and claimed her purse was inside the home.

Tinsley Mortimer was arrested in April 2016.

Tinsley Mortimer was arrested in April 2016. (Palm Beach County Sheriff via Getty Images)

In 2017, the former Manhattan socialite claimed in an interview with People magazine that she was in a violent relationship with Fanjul and allegedly spent years covering it up as his family extremely wealthy and powerful from owning 40 percent of Florida’s sugar industry.

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She's now engaged to Coupon Cabin CEO Scott Kluth.

Luann de Lesseps

Countess Luann, also from the New York City franchise, was arrested on Christmas Eve 2017 in Palm Beach, Fla., and charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on a police officer (she allegedly kicked him), resisting arrest with violence, and threatening a public servant.

Luann de Lesseps was arrested in December 2017.

Luann de Lesseps was arrested in December 2017. (Palm Beach County Police Department)

She pled not guilty to the charges and entered into an alcohol treatment center soon after.

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Teresa Giudice

The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" original cast member was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in July 2013. Later, in March 2014, she and her husband, Joe Giudice, pleaded guilty to 41 counts of fraud.

Teresa Giudice only served 11 months of 15-month prison sentence. 

Teresa Giudice only served 11 months of 15-month prison sentence.  (Charles Sykes/Bravo)

Teresa began her sentence on January 5, 2015, and was released on December 23, 2015. Joe then began his 41-month sentence three months later in 2016 and was released in March 2019 but is currently in his native Italy awaiting final judgment on his deportation case.

Kim Richards

Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards was arrested for theft on August 2, 2015, after allegedly trying to steal over $600 worth of merchandise from a Target in Van Nuys, Calif.

TV personality Kim Richards was arrested in August 2015. 

TV personality Kim Richards was arrested in August 2015.  (Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Life & Style)

A security guard caught her as she was trying to leave and when confronted, Richards allegedly said she couldn't remember if she paid for the goods.

Gina Kirschenheiter

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member was arrested in July 2019 for allegedly driving under the influence. According to E! News, she pleaded "guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or more."

Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for DUI in July 2019. 

Gina Kirschenheiter was arrested for DUI in July 2019.  (Arturo Holmes/WireImage)

Kirschenheiter was also sentenced to three years probation, 20 hours of community service and six months of an alcohol program for new offenders.

Jules Wainstein 

Wainstein, a former "RHONY" cast member, was arrested in February 2020 and booked on charges of battery, reportedly stemming from an altercation with her estranged husband, Michael.

She was booked in Palm Beach, Fla., after being arrested in Boca Raton.

Jules Wainstein was arrested in February 2020.

Jules Wainstein was arrested in February 2020. (Palm Beach County Sherrif's Office)

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Page Six reported that the arrest stemmed from a heated argument that the couple was having that saw Jules allegedly lick Michael’s car window before bashing the back of the vehicle with a baseball bat. The situation escalated and at one point Jules reportedly punched Michael in the face. The outlet reports that their two children were in the car at the time.

Fox News' Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.