No one can escape the blitz that is Charlie Sheen -- not even 'The Real Housewives of Orange County.'

"He needs help," Vicki Gunvalson tells PopEater.

"It's very sad and I think he's self-destructing," Tamra Barney adds of the situation.

But these 'Housewives' also know something of being in the media spotlight during a challenging time -- after all, their dirty laundry is aired for the world to see.

Tamra, who split from husband Simon Barney back in January, admits she sometimes regrets having her personal life on display.

"It's been very difficult for me, going through a divorce and having small children," she says.

Don't expect the latest season of the original 'Housewives' to be a downer though. "I think this year is focused on fun," new "wife" Peggy Tanous explains.

Check out the rest of our chat with Vicki, Tamra, Peggy, Gretchen and Alexis after the jump!