'Real Housewives': These Originals Have Stuck Through the Drama Since Day One (Photos)

Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards posing for the camera: Teresa Giudice Kyle Richards Ramona Singer Real Housewives © TheWrap Teresa Giudice Kyle Richards Ramona Singer Real Housewives

Being a cast member on one of Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises means opening up your personal and professional life to the cameras — not an easy task for a few months, much less year after year.

Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards posing for the camera: Being a cast member on one of Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises means opening up your personal and professional life to the cameras -- not an easy task for a few months, much less year after year. Out of over 100 housewives, less than a handful have appeared on their shows continuously since day one. Some wives voluntarily leave to pursue other opportunities or escape the cameras, while others are fired as storylines peter out or viewers' interest wanes. Here are the "Real Housewives" stars that have been there since the very beginning of their franchises. For this gallery, TheWrap looked at "Real Housewives" franchises that have been around for more than five seasons, so it excludes the Potomac, Dallas, Miami, Salt Lake City and D.C. casts. © Provided by TheWrap

Being a cast member on one of Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchises means opening up your personal and professional life to the cameras -- not an easy task for a few months, much less year after year.

Out of over 100 housewives, less than a handful have appeared on their shows continuously since day one. Some wives voluntarily leave to pursue other opportunities or escape the cameras, while others are fired as storylines peter out or viewers' interest wanes.

Here are the "Real Housewives" stars that have been there since the very beginning of their franchises.

For this gallery, TheWrap looked at "Real Housewives" franchises that have been around for more than five seasons, so it excludes the Potomac, Dallas, Miami, Salt Lake City and D.C. casts.

Out of over one hundred housewives, less than a handful have appeared on their shows continuously since day one. Some wives voluntarily leave to pursue other opportunities or escape the cameras, while others are fired as storylines peter out or viewers' interest wanes.

Ramona Singer Singer's histrionics and hysterics have provided plenty of fodder for "The Real Housewives of New York" editors for 13 seasons. She is an "O.G. housewife." © Provided by TheWrap

Ramona Singer

Singer's histrionics and hysterics have provided plenty of fodder for "The Real Housewives of New York" editors for 13 seasons.

She is an "O.G. housewife."

Here are the "Real Housewives" stars that have been there since the very beginning of their franchises.

Kyle Richards et al. standing next to a woman: Kyle Richards Kyle Richards and her sister Kim were two of the original "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Their fractured relationship has been a series storyline even after Kim departed as a full-time cast member after Season 5. Richards is another of the three true "O.G. Housewives," having appeared continuously as a main cast member throughout every season. Season 11 debuts mid May. Her other sister, Kathy Hilton, joins as a "friend" in Season 11. © Provided by TheWrap

Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards and her sister Kim were two of the original "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Their fractured relationship has been a series storyline even after Kim departed as a full-time cast member after Season 5.

Richards is another of the three true "O.G. Housewives," having appeared continuously as a main cast member throughout every season. Season 11 debuts mid May.

Her other sister, Kathy Hilton, joins as a "friend" in Season 11.

For this gallery, TheWrap looked at "Real Housewives" franchises that have been around for more than four seasons, so it excludes the Potomac, Dallas, Miami and D.C. casts.

Teresa Giudice Ever since her infamous table flip, Giudice has been a staple on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." Producers even worked around her 11-month stint in federal prison for fraud in 2015. Season 11 of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is now wrapping up. She is one of the three "O.G. housewives." © Provided by TheWrap

Teresa Giudice

Ever since her infamous table flip, Giudice has been a staple on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." Producers even worked around her 11-month stint in federal prison for fraud in 2015. Season 11 of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is now wrapping up.

She is one of the three "O.G. housewives."

Kyle Richards

LuAnn de Lesseps smiling for the camera: LuAnn de Lesseps De Lesseps, also known as The Countess, was an original cast member who was demoted to "friend" status on "The Real Housewives of New York" in Season 6. However, she earned her apple back with her second marriage, second divorce and drunken arrest. She's appeared in all 13 seasons of "New York" and as an official housewife for 12. © Provided by TheWrap

LuAnn de Lesseps

De Lesseps, also known as The Countess, was an original cast member who was demoted to "friend" status on "The Real Housewives of New York" in Season 6. However, she earned her apple back with her second marriage, second divorce and drunken arrest.

She's appeared in all 13 seasons of "New York" and as an official housewife for 12.

Kyle Richards and her sister Kim were two of the original "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Their fractured relationship has been a series storyline even after Kim departed as a full-time cast member after Season 5.

a woman looking at the camera: NeNe Leakes (honorable mention) Leakes was an original cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" but departed after Season 7 in part to pursue her acting career in Hollywood. She returned to the show in Season 10 and announced in September -- after the show had already begun production for Season 13 -- that she would not be returning. Bloop! © Provided by TheWrap

NeNe Leakes (honorable mention)

Leakes was an original cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" but departed after Season 7 in part to pursue her acting career in Hollywood. She returned to the show in Season 10 and announced in September -- after the show had already begun production for Season 13 -- that she would not be returning. Bloop!

Richards is one of the three true "O.G. Housewives," having appeared continuously as a main cast member throughout every season.

Kim Richards smiling for the camera: Kim Richards (honorable mention) As previously mentioned, Kim Richards was a core member of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast from the very beginning. She left the show after Season 5 in part to address her sobriety but returned for appearances in Season 6, 7, 9 and 10. She's made fewer appearances than Grammer, but more than Maloof.

'Real Housewives': These Originals Have Stuck Through the Drama Since Day One (Photos)