“There was everything from bullying my children behind the scenes – remember, there were eleven of the Lauritas and all of them had children as well,” says Danielle, whose girls were “terrified” of the backlash they received at school. Caroline, who was originally a Laurita (along with sister Dina Manzo and brother Chris Laurita), was likely the ringleader of the harassment, according to Danielle.
Cynthia reflects on why she felt compelled to comfort Porsha on the trolley in San Fran, even if she didn’t quite understand what her tears were all about. She explains, “It was on my heart to have a one on one with Porsha on the trolley in San Francisco because I felt compelled to try to help her get to a place of being open to listening and receiving some of the issues that some of the ladies were having with her, and not be defensive or feel attacked.”
Shannon Beador may not know how to work an iPhone, but she sure knows how to assemble a legal team! The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has hired a “forensic expert” to review David Beador’s income and assets. And Shannon is demanding that David pay the $25k for the additional legal expenses! So, are we looking at a new spinoff of Forensic Files: David’s Monkey Bars? In any case, it’s certainly a baller move by Ms. Beador. Well played.
Shannon’s separation from David made reality TV headlines this fall when the couple announced they were splitting. This came after two seasons featuring Shannon trying to get over the affair her husband had with an Orange County woman (who was also married), and rising tensions in their household. Now that actual divorce proceedings are underway, it’s time to think about finances – and Shannon thinks David is lying about how much money he has!
The saga of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy continues. The bitter ex-husband and wife have been embroiled in court battles since their divorce was filed in 2013, most recently escalating into stalking charges against Jason for a verbal confrontation that occurred at their daughter, Bryn’s, school last year. Now, The Real Housewives Of New York star and Skinnygirl mogul is suing Jason for full custody of 7-year old Bryn. The couple currently share custody, but communicate exclusively through third parties.
On December 6th, Bethenny reportedly “reopened her 2013 divorce case” against Jason in order to seek altered custody arrangements, however the parents won’t appear in court until January.
Shocking news! Not everything we see on reality television is REAL! Okay, we already knew that, but in Melissa Gorga’s case, made-for-tv-drama is coming back to bite her in a very real way. The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’s former business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson, is filing suit against Melissa and Andy Cohen for besmirching her good name publicly. She’s hired hard-hitting lawyer Larry Klayman to handle the case.
Jackie, who opened Envy boutique with Melissa last year, parted ways with the reality star in January due to differences of opinion and clashing visions for the store’s direction, “specifically about Robinson’s desire to expand selection to accommodate shoppers who aren’t, say, a size 2,” according to the press release. Jackie and Melissa both signed legal paperwork to dissolve their partnership, but since then Melissa is reportedly fabricating a story that Jackie deceived her and actually “stole” her merchandise in the middle of the night. Not true, according to the lawyers!
Stassi teases that we’ve only just begun the long, harrowing descent into the madness of this latest Jax drama. According to former SUR server, the “story goes way further than that. The whole Jax-Faith-Brittany saga is intense.”