Emily Simpson‘s husband, Shane Simpson, has failed the bar exam for a fourth time.
On November 17 — the date the results of his exam came out — All About The Tea confirmed the news with readers, explaining that after taking the test for the fourth time in July, The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her family were dealt with the unfortunate news of Shane having failed again.
According to the report, Shane took the bar exam twice this year, once in February and again in July.
As fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County will recall, Shane was seen studying for the bar exam throughout the early episodes of Season 14 and during one episode, the stress of the test appeared to be having a negative impact on his relationship with Emily. While Emily, who has taken the exam and passed, felt it would be appropriate for her husband to open up to her about the challenges he was facing, Shane refused to do so and instead made a continuous string of jokes about her.
Because he failed the bar exam, Shane isn’t currently allowed to practice law in California. Instead, he will have to try for a fifth time but won’t be eligible to do so until February 2020.
During an interview with The Daily Dish in October, Emily spoke out about her husband’s failure to pass the bar exam in February and admitted it was devastating to learn that he didn’t pass. She then noted that she passed the California bar on her first try back in 2005.
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“I feel badly, but I give him a lot of credit for doing what he did, and he did it with millions of people watching,” Emily shared. “I mean, when I took the bar exam in ’05, it was like, just my family knew I was taking it. And for him to go through that and to take it and for millions of people to judge and have opinions about it, I mean, I think that was a pretty brave thing to do.”
Before relocating to California with Emily and their three kids, Shane worked as a practicing lawyer in Utah.
While Emily and her family were forced to pick up the slack when Shane was away studying and preparing for the bar exam earlier this year, Shane stepped up for her, as The Inquisitr recently reported, after she underwent hip replacement surgery at the end of last month.