Katie Rost finally got what she’d been begging for all season on The Real Housewives of Potomac: a proposal from boyfriend Andrew. Now the self-proclaimed “ball and gala girl” opens up about how the debut season of RHOP ended, and where she and Andrew are at today.
Despite rumors that the couple is on the outs, Katie claims everything is just perfect, perfect, perfect! Before getting to her scripted outline take on the engagement, Katie first breaks down Gizelle Bryant’s messy “Come to Jesus” luncheon. When invited to lunch, Katie admits, “My cynical side DID assume she just wanted to have a dramatic ‘attack session’ style luncheon where perhaps she did some of the following: 1. She wears a dramatic hat that just screams, tolerance, style, subtlety. 2. She says dramatic things while sitting back, arching an eyebrows waiting like for someone to allow her to launch truly fascinating stories about examples of behavior that are either very White or very Black (but NEVER are they EVER– any mixture of to two!) 3. She does dramatic stuff like jump up from a table, pointing and screaming, when Katie dares to say ‘obviously I’m a black woman, I’m also bi-racial!'”
In light of Briana Renee’s recent announcement on Little Women: LA that she’s pregnant with hubby Matt Ericson’s child, one might wonder (as one often does, when it comes to Matt) how they will support their growing family.
Though information on Matt‘s past employment was never quite cleared up, either on the show or in personal interviews with Briana, his current state of unemployment seems prolonged.
Reports are now surfacing that the LWLA husband, formerly legally known as “Matthew Aaric Grundhoffer,” filed for bankruptcy back in 2005 “claiming he only had $50 in cash and $230 total in his checking and savings accounts.”
Robyn Dixon set off a bit of a firestorm on this week’s Real Housewives of Potomac when she asked if Ashley Darby‘s husband’s behavior was “a white guy thing.” At Charrisse Jackson Jordan‘s 50th birthday bash, Michael Darby’s antics came under scrutiny when he allegedly started grabbing the butts of fellow…fellows! Katie’s Rost‘s boyfriend, Andrew, was the recipient of Michael’s playful grab-a$$, and seemed to take it all in stride. But the whole situation blew up after Robyn asked her (very loaded) question.
Robyn defends, “I’d first like to explain my comment, because it surely was taken too seriously and in this racially sensitive world we are living in today, it needs to be explained. I wasn’t trying to create a racial stir by asking if Michael’s grabbing of Andrew’s butt was a ‘white guy thing.’ I really was just trying to throw Michael a lifeline, because what other good explanation is there for a straight, married man to grab another man’s butt? Hmmmm?”
Katie Rost has made it her tagline, and her storyline, on the debut season of The Real Housewives of Potomac. “I’m a ball and gala girl, it’s my legacy and my calling,” smiles Katie in her opening sequences. But how much of this “legacy” translates into action when it comes to raising money through charity events? Some say, not much – if anything at all!
Katie’s family’s charitable organization, The Rost Foundation, is apparently real (realer than a Real Housewife, at least!), but hasn’t performed a whole lotta, um, charity in the past decade or so. Yet, Katie constantly refers to The Rost Foundation as the impetus behind planning lavish eventsthat never pan out or even get off the ground. So, what gives, here?
Eileen jokes about Dubai, “I wonder if Kyle [Richards] is a genius for inviting us all to a destination with such strict laws. Since swearing is a punishable offense, I guess I’ll have to get really creative in my communication this week.”
“Getting to Dubai was a journey,” admits Eileen. “When we arrived, it was like we’d been flown to another planet. The hotel was extravagant, over the top, and definitely ‘other worldly.’ I’m so glad I called dibs on the underwater ‘suite,’ a word I’ll use loosely, because it was about 10 times the size of my first apartment. I also didn’t have to share a room with anyone. I mean besides the fishes…”
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules reunion, part one, dedicated a fair amount of time to rehashing Scheana Marie and Mike Shay‘s troubled first year of marriage. While Shay battled a Vicodin addiction off camera, Scheana turned to her paid castmates friends for support. How Scheana spoke about sobriety (Don’t be a sober bore!) and her apparent non-support for Shay’s sober aspirations (Here, have a vodka-soaked tampon!) got her into a lot of hot water with the viewing public.
Now Scheana is backtracking – ScheanaStyle! Which means she feels sort of bad…but not really. (Wait – is it all Stassi Schroeder‘s fault!? Yeah, let’s blame her!) She reflects, “I don’t like to have regrets. I live and learn and I learned a lot this year watching the show back and seeing the negative feedback. I will say that I’m thankful for how hard this past year was because it humbled me and made me look at things from an outside perspective. A lot of things I said were taken out of context and that was extremely frustrating. I never meant to come off as unsupportive or uneducated.”