Desperate Housewives might’ve only aired from 2004 until 2012, but the drama involving the actresses continued far beyond Wisteria Lane!
Since the show’s final episode, each housewife — Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross — have all been embattled in scandals, health scares, and more salaciousness!
Just last month, Huffman found herself at the center of a college admissions scandal where she allegedly paid $15K to have her daughter’s SATs test corrected!
See what the other ladies have been up to (below)!
Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis)
The hit ABC series rocketed Eva Longoria to stardom, where she played model-turned-housewife Gabrielle Solis, who had an affair with her young gardener.
Since the show’s finale, Eva has acted in multiple projects including Empire, Mother Up!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more! Most recently, she’s set her sights on producing/directing — on shows like Jane the Virgin, Devious Maids, and Black-ish! The Latina legend has been married to Latin media mogul José Bastón for three years and they have one child, Santiago Enrique Bastón, almost 1 years old.
Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo)
Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Felicity Huffman is the most critically acclaimed actress of the bunch, and has taken on many powerful roles since her Housewives days, including leading ABC’s American Crime for two seasons.
Most recently, though, she’s been in serious legal trouble! Felicity is allegedly one of 40+ parents charged in a MASSIVE college admissions scandal. Although her husband William H. Macy was not implicated in the papers filed, it’s reported Huffman paid an SAT proctor to give her daughter more time on the exam AND said proctor was told to correct her score. We have no idea what the future holds for her! Jail time seems like a page ripped right out of a movie script, no?!
Marcia Cross (Bree Van de Kamp)
Since wrapping DH as neurotic homemaker Bree Van de Camp, Marcia Cross went under the radar before resurfacing on Quantico in 2015. She recently revealed an anal cancer diagnosis in 2017, and is now cancer free at 57 years old. Her current goal is to de-stigmatize talking about the terrible disease:
“I want to help put a dent in the stigma around anal cancer. I’ve read a lot of cancer-survivor stories, and many people, women especially, were too embarrassed to say what kind of cancer they had. There is a lot of shame about it. I want that to stop.”
Next up, she’ll be seen on the Jane the Virgin spin-off, Jane the Novela, as Renata. Marcia has been married to stockbroker husband Tom Mahoney since 2006, and they share two 12-year-old twin daughters, Eden and Savannah.
Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer)
Following the Housewives run as clumsy Susan Mayer, Terri took roles on Jane by Design, The Odd Couple, and most recently, CW’s Supergirl. She can also be found on her lifestyle YouTube channel — Hatching Change — that has over 9K subscribers! In 2018, Hatcher was the subject of ridiculous tabloid homeless rumors after she was spotted filming a web video in her van:
“They said they were going to run this story about me being broke, and I think they even used the word suicidal and homeless and whatever. And my lawyer and my publicist said, ‘Categorically not true, you can’t print that, she’s doing a YouTube show, that’s her van, she has many homes in many states all over the country. There’s nothing about this that’s true,’ and then they went and ran it anyway. And that is even more egregious that it was so purposefully hurtful.”
Teri is proud mom to daughter Emerson, with ex-husband Jon Tenney.
Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt)
Nicollette Sheridan’s time on the show was sweet and sexy, as scandalous divorcée Edie Britt. Her character was eventually killed off in 2009 after a reported BTS face-off with series creator Marc Cherry over an alleged physical altercation. She shared with EW:
“I was the victim of assault and battery on the set of Desperate Housewives by the creator of the show, my boss. I reported him and was retaliated against for doing so and fired off the show. That is against the law.”
Sheridan filed a lawsuit in 2010, and it was thrown out by a judge in 2017, after they ruled there was evidence her dismissal was a creative decision. Since the ABC axing, the actress took roles in small films, and was most recently seen as Alexis Carrington on CW‘s Dynasty reboot.
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