For a woman who has lashed out at viewers for judging her too harshly, Briana Renee sure loves to spread her dirt around in public! Telling the press this week that her parents are forbidden from meeting their grandchild, her new son Maverick Jax, the Little Women: LA star claims it’s all “out of protection for my son.”
Briana, who is married to the illustrious sexting aficionado, Matt Ericson (Grundhoffer), accuses her parents of spreading lies about her and her marriage. In an interview this spring, Briana’s father told media sources that he was afraid for his daughter, who he deemed “gullible,” and that Matt was a master manipulator who controlled every aspect of Briana‘s life, including her phone communication. Briana hasn’t spoken to her parents in over a year.
Real Housewives of New Jersey didn’t seem like Dina Manzo‘s happy place when she reluctantly appeared on it in her last season. But no matter! She’s found her happy place in real life now, with younger love interest, businessman Dave Cantin. The couple met through work in Dina’s charitable organization, Project Ladybug.
After her divorce, Dina says she was sort of “done” with dating. “I was fine just never falling in love again,” says Dina, but adds “you know, I guess some things happen when you’re not really looking for it.” Cantin was also in the process of divorcing when the duo met. Dina attributes their compatibility to their shared passion for helping others. She says she and Dave are both “really passionate about helping children with cancer,” which is the mission of Project Ladybug.
We all know (in disturbing detail) about Matt’s despicable behavior: that he was explicitly sexting other women while his wife, Briana, was pregnant with their son. That he ultimately blamed Briana for having “a part to play” in his gross misdeeds. That he’s an angry, vengeful, and downright frightening dude. We also know that Briana, in her codependent and depressed state, ultimately forgave her bad boy for all of this – and more. But apparently, she’s not too pleased with a new turn of events. Trans model Plastic Martyr – a former friend of Briana’s – has already filmed a scene with LWLA star Christy McGinity Gibel in which she describes the “naked photos and sick messages over Instagram” Matt sent her.
They say you can’t go home again, and I would think that adage would certainly ring true for those crazy orange guidettes and gorilla juice heads who entertained us on the Jersey Shore. Gracious, I miss them (well, most of them).
Of course, it won’t shock anyone to learn that I was mistaken. You can go home again if you’re Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, and your one-time home is a wood-paneled wonderland complete with a duck phone and astroturf patio that smells of Sunday dinners, regret, and Axe body spray.
Apparently Bravo is filming a new show in Montauk, New York and it is angering the local residents. They don’t want the show to exploit their community and take off and ironically their protests are giving it even more attention before it has even began airing.
The new show is called Summer House and it is set to follow a group of friends who spend their summer weekends at a house in Montauk which was described as “one of the most exclusive beach areas on the East Coast.” Why are the locals so peeved about the new show? It has a lot to do with a successful reality show from the past.