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

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 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.

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 six or more seasons, so it excludes the Dallas, Miami and D.C. casts.

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 one of the seven true “O.G. Housewives,” having appeared continuously as a main cast member throughout every season.