Real Housewives Of Cheshire Cast: What Do They All Do?

By Lucy Cooper

2nd July 2020

Real Housewives Of Cheshire Cast: What Do They All Do?

Real Housewives of Cheshire cast have had us tuning in on a Monday night for the past five years, to check in on the well-sought-after area of Cheshire.

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They’ve given us fall-outs, divorces and cat-fights, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We see them wining and dining, making it hard to imagine they have their careers outside of being a ‘housewife’.

But, what do these ladies get up to behind the scenes?


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Real Housewives Of Cheshire Cast List

Dawn Ward

Dawn Ward is the OG of the cast, as well as one of the most controversial housewives- especially surrounding her fall out with fellow- WAG Leanne Brown.

The 46-year-old Salford- born business woman is married to retired footballer Ashley Ward. The pair recently celebrated their 25-year anniversary, after Ashley proposed to the former model in the car park of the pub she worked at.


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A Woman Of All Trades

As well as balancing her family/ housewife life, she also runs an established interior designs company, having designed the houses of some of the wealthiest people in the country.

Her biggest project to date was for Phones4U founder, John Caudwell, who enlisted friend and designer, Dawn, to style his £250m Mayfair property.

The Phones4U billionaire, from Stoke-On-Trent, forked out £6m on furniture alone. Ward features in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Britain’s Most Expensive Home: Building for a Billionaire’.

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Although it might sound like a designer’s dream, Dawn admitted that working on the nine floor property was a handful, with the ‘tight’ £45m budget:

“It’s astronomical but honestly, for the quality and a house of this size, it’s actually quite a tight budget.”

If she wasn’t already doing enough, she also owns a clinic- Skulpt– located in the grounds of her own home, Warford Hall.

Offering everything from botox to facials, friend Gemma Collins is known to be a regular, as well as Geordie Shore star, Charlotte Crosby.

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Accounting for all her forms of income and investments, the housewife is thought to be worth a staggering £42m.

Ester Dohnalová (Ester Dee)

The Czech born blonde joined the show in series 5, and instantly became a hit. Causing drama from the outset, she quickly became a solid part of the cast.

The last few series have seen her reside at friend Dawn’s home (she isn’t pushed for space), while Ester was going through a divorce.

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Ester has a daughter with Chester businessman, Rob Lloyd, but is now currently with a new partner.


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She appeared on Secret Millionaire back in 2009.

Hanna Miraftab (Kinsella)

One of the newer cast members, 31-year-old, Bolton-born Hanna, is a dentist at her own dental practice Kiln Lane Dental, in St. Helens.

She has just recently married Martin Kinsella, a well-respected part of the Chester Elite, working as a cosmetic surgeon to some of the biggest stars.


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Real Housewives of Cheshire Cast: Tanya Bardsley

Another OG member of the show, 38-year-old Tanya has been around since the start and seen (or been a part of) all the dramas.

The former glamour model turned WAG is married to Burnley footballer, Phil Bardsley. The pair share three boys: Rocco, Renz and Ralphi, as well as Tanya’s teenage daughter Gabrielle from a previous relationship.

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She also works as a life coach and jewellery entrepreneur.

Christine Mcguinness

After being away for a couple of series, 31-year-old Christine returns for the 11th series of the show.

Married to funnyman Paddy McGuiness, she was already known before making an appearance on the show.


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The pair share three children, who all struggle with developmental disorder, Autism, which has admittedly put a strain on their relationship:

“There’s no time for us as a couple. But we have to stay strong for our kids.” 

Rachel Lugo

The mum-of-five joined back in series 6, alongside her twin sister, Katie Kane. Kane lives in Gibraltar so only makes occasional appearances, but Lugo has remained a regular member.

That was until she split with her husband of 24 years, forcing her to take a brief break from the show.

Property developer Rachel revealed the divorce came after her husband cheated:

“Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock.”

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Series 11 saw her back with a bang, taking flirting classes with cast-mate Lauren, before revealing that she’d found love again!

But sadly has had her heartbroken again since, sharing on her social media:

“I joked with my friends who ever I dated had to come recommended so I didn’t end up with a nutter. Well, how wrong was I 🤦‍♀‍.”

Seema Malhotra

As stated in her opening line, this lady has a passion for fashion- in the form of her own fashion brand, Forever Unique. Known for their glamorous designs, she and the housewives are often rocking the pieces on the show.

Not only does her brand get promotion on the show, but her designs have also been worn by big names, from the likes of Miley Cyrus to Kate Middleton!


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A Family Affair

Bury- born Seema’s love of clothing started from a young age, after watching her designer cousin (Mahmud Kamani- owner of Boohoo).

Later his sons Samir and Umar went on to develop some of the biggest online retailers of today, including Pretty Little Thing and NastyGal:

“My cousins own Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing and for me that’s a massive inspiration – just seeing what they’ve achieved.”


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So, you could say it runs in the family!

Seema, 47, is happily married after her father arranged it, and shares two sons with her husband.

Real Housewives of Cheshire Cast: Lauren Simon

Lauren, another original housewife, was married to property billionaire Paul Simon for ten years, but we’ve since seen her messy divorce play out on the show.

She left the show briefly last year to focus on it, but has since returned as the old Lauren fans grew to love.

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Since being spotted for the show back in 2013, during an acting class, she’s been the drama epicentre of the show.

Nicole Sealey

And lastly, we have the latest addition to the rich girl club- the daughter-in-law of late Manchester United goalkeeper, Les Sealey.

The Northerner has been married to former Manchester United footballer Joe Sealey, who followed in the footsteps of his late Dad, until age 21 when he sustained a career-ending injury.


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The pair now run their own sporting agency, looking after some of the biggest names in football and boxing.

They share two daughters and one son.


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