Below Deck

Instagram Roundup: Yolanda Hadid, Jax Taylor, Farrah Abraham, Tamra Judge, & More!

There has been a lot going on with all of your favorite (and least favorite) reality stars this week, which means that Instagram was full of new photos. Jax Taylor got support from his Vanderpump Rules costars (past and present love interests) Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Cartwright in Michigan at a “Celebration of Life” event to honor his father who recently passed away. Meanwhile Scheana Marie cozied up to (yet another) one of Brandi Glanville’s exes- Gerard Butler- and posed for a selfie with him, of course. She even claims that he was the one who insisted on taking the photo.

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice celebrated her oldest daughter Gia Giudice’s birthday with the rest of her family. Gia’s aunt Melissa Gorga also shared a photo with a sweet caption in honor of the big day. Margaret Josephs and her man Joe Benigno (the THIRD RHONJ husband named Joe) enjoyed a date night with friends. RHONJ alum Dina Manzo shared a selfie with her daughter Lexi.

Instagram Roundup: Rasheeda Frost, Kathryn Dennis, Kim Zolciak, Arie Luyendyk Jr. & More

A lot of your favorite reality TV stars shared some intriguing snapshots in time for this week’s Instagram Roundup. Some of the stars were still on vacation following the winter holidays. Others got back to their “normal” lives which could be considered a luxurious vacation for most of us normal folk- which of course made for some jealousy-inducing Instagram posts.

Giuliana Rancic shared a selfie from her vacation. Rachel Zoe posted a make out with her husband Rodger Berman during a ski trip. I wonder who got stuck taking that photo.

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham explored the tourist destinations in Hong Kong with her daughter Sophia Abraham and shared photos from their flight.

Instagram Roundup: Bethenny Frankel, LeeAnne Locken, Kris Jenner, Evelyn Lozada, & More

We are in the middle of Hanukkah and just a week away from Christmas. This means that all of our favorite reality stars are attending holiday events, rocking holiday outfits, and spending lots of time with their families. It also means that they’ve shared a lot of photos- just in time for the weekly Instagram Roundup.

Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund and his husband Derek Kaplan rocked matching Christmas pajamas with their newborn twins. Giuliana Rancic and her son Duke also wore coordinating Christmas PJ’s to get into the holiday spirit. Little Women: LA cast member Jasmine Arteaga Sorge shared a photo with her two sons in front of a Christmas tree. Jenni “JWOWW” Farley got in the Christmas spirit (and away from the cold) with her husband Roger Mathews in Miami. Bethenny Frankel put her own spin on a Santa Claus outfit, plus it is Skinnygirl red so that doesn’t hurt. Kail Lowry shared some adorable snaps from behind-the-scenes at her family’s Christmas card shoot.

Nico Scholly On The Below Deck Reunion

Last night was the rather lackluster Below Deck reunion. It turns out, that despite the ENTIRE SEASON FOCUSING ON THIS, nobody really hates Jen Howell (except Kyle Dixon, but that just seemed silly). At least we got the satisfaction of Captain Lee Rosbach telling Nico Scholly how much he sucks. Cause he did (and does).

Nico brought the full package of his douche-holery to the WWHL reunion stage, where he feathered his bangs like a late 90’s Tom Cruise, and acted just as smarmy. Nico regrets that he was caught acting like a self-absorbed, immature, jerk on camera, which he claims was a reaction to his grief. Perhaps, but Lee isn’t buying it. He straight up calls Nico “childish” and tells him he never would have promoted him had he known what was going on behind the scenes. But then later Lee says he’d include Nico in his Fantasy Below Deck All Star A$$holes Draft picks. So which is it – do you Nico, or do you not Nico, Lee? 

Instagram Roundup- Lisa Vanderpump, Kandi Burruss, Terra Jole, Jenelle Evans, & More

Pics or it didn’t happen- right? Or at least it seems like the case for most reality TV stars which does make sense since they do live out some of their biggest moments in front of a reality TV crew. So it’s not surprising that they shared some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup. This is especially true during the holiday season. It seems like almost everyone is getting into the holiday spirit these days.

Real Housewives Of New York cast members Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer got together for the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s two kids sat on Santa Claus’ lap.

Teen Mom stars Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, and Leah Messer posted some adorable family photos.

Captain Lee Rosbach

It’s been a rough season of Below Deck for Captain Lee Rosbach. He thought all had ended on a good note – and even promoted Nico Scholly to the much-coveted Bosun position, but Lee now reveals that if he’d known everything that was going on behind the scenes Nico never would’ve gotten those stripes! Yowzers.

In a tweet about his decision to promote Nico, Lee admitted, “I think betrayed would be a good adjective here. I got played. Doesn’t happen often, but you be the judge. Not ashamed to admit it. #honestplayer”

Below Deck season finale

Last night was the season finale of Below Deck. Valor whooshed into the dock for the very last time – at least it didn’t crash! Captain Lee Rosbach sent off his motley – literally – crew into the choppy seas and looked forward to a blue horizon filled with competent people. Unless Bravo has anything to do with!

Of course the last gasps of drama were still washing up onto the beach, little bottles with messages that people stopped caring about long ago. Well, all people except Jen Howell. And one little pirate of hearts who swashbuckled his way home – I’m talking about Nico Scholly. And aren’t all my sailing metaphors just as horrific as he is?!

Below Deck Season Finale Virtual Viewing Party

How did we get to the Below Deck season finale already?! This charter season has been a hell of a ride and we’re sad to see it go so soon. Bravo needs to extend the episodes for this series! Captain Lee may not agree with me, though. I’m sure he’s ready to head off on a vacation and unwind from this crew’s drama.

Tonight we say farewell and even learn the crew’s total tips for the season (hint: it’s hella huge!). From Bravo: “It’s the final night of the charter season and tensions within the crew of motor yacht Valor are running high. All departments are working overtime as return charter guest Timothy Sykes micromanages the crew to execute the perfect surprise for his guests on board. In the wake of her explosive fight with the crew, Jen attempts to be on her best behavior. Nico gathers the courage to end things with Brianna, while Jen makes a final attempt to mend things with Kate.”

We can’t wait! Join us here in the comments to snark through the finale together. And come back tomorrow for Mary’s recap.

To catch up on last week’s episode, read Mary’s recap here. And see what Captain Lee had to say about his crew here.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS SEASON? DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE LONGER? ARE YOU HOPING FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF BELOW DECK MED TO AIR SOON?

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