Happy Fourth of July, RT readers! Just as our forefathers wanted, I've got some Bravo drama for you on our nation's birthday! Not shockingly, it's from the ladies of Real Housewives of New York.
The craziness starts with a polo lesson courtesy of Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras…and I have on good authority that Bravo cameras were there catching every catty situation! The sixth season of RHONY is hyped as being the most dramatic ever, and I'm sure the ladies don't want to disappoint.
It seems like Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are constantly in the media for feuding or cookbooks or club promotions, so today we thought we'd send some love to Real Housewives of New Jersey'sKathy Wakile. Granted, it's not as exciting or dramatic as anything her co-stars are usually stirring up, but sometimes we need a little calm in our lives, right?
Speaking to Parade, Kathy dishes on life with the Bravo cameras and how she's tried to maintain balance with her family, her new business opportunities, and the all encompassing world of reality television.
Kathy has tried hard to make sure her kids don't listen to the haters, saying, “Sometimes it gets to you when people feel they are entitled to negatively judge you based on what they see on TV. My husband and I always discuss these things with our kids and try to reinforce what they know to be true about our family and not respond to ‘critics’ who don’t know the whole story. At the end of the day, we are each others foundation and stability, and that will never change. Our mantra is: ‘Don’t let other people’s perception change your reality.’”
Both Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga get on my last nerve with their one-upping and back-and-forth and white lies on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Petty, petty, petty! However, I don't know what is more humorous…Tre's very thinly veiled insults or Melissa's constant high road antics as if she's never stooped to her sister-in-law's level.
After Tre revisited her table trash can flipping ways at "her" gym with brother Poison on this week's episode, Melissa is all about addressing the situation in her weekly Bravo blog. Don't worry…she also takes plenty of opportunity to promote her book Love Italian Style!
Melissa writes, "What I saw from my husband’s conversation with his sister is that Teresa can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Come on girl, toughen up! I take it all the time. On Season 3, she mocked my music and called me a gold digger. On Season 4, she said I’d leave my husband for a richer man and I was questioned by her about being a stripper. We already know I’m a bad daughter-in-law. I don’t know how many more negative things I can be accused of."
How much fun was it to walk down memory lane with the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County? Lest we forget (as if she'd ever let us!) Vicki Gunvalson has been there since day one. I mean, hey, her kids are part of the reason that it even exists!
In her Bravo blog, Vicki attempts to come across as light-hearted, normal, and down-to-earth. She'd never spread gossip, and she's sad by broken friendships. Has she been watching the same ninety-nine episodes to which we've been treated? Vicki takes particular offense to former friend Lauri Peterson's return to stir the pot…something she's never done herself, right?
Ahh, the memories. Let's hear Vicki's take on it, shall we?
“We might do a baby before a wedding. I haven’t made that decision yet," the handbag "designer" tells Radar, adding, “I’m struggling because, yes, I really want a baby and right now is good timing to have a baby. I’m 35, so I definitely need to start thinking about it."
Of course, Gretchen is torn because, well, it gives her more of a story line. She shares, “But there’s this other side to me that feels like once you have a baby, it’s really hard to go back and plan a wedding."
Gretchen can't wait for fans to see the big proposal. #Engagement by Bravo, right, y'all? The reality star reveals, “Slade and I are really just enjoying our engagement right now, so I think that the fans are going to be really excited to see how that all went down. It was a very special, intimate moment and I put a lot into planning that for him, so I’m excited for the fans to see that.” Intimate? With all those cameras?
Kim and Alaska are finally taking their much needed honeymoon, and while they arrived from opposite coasts, Kim is hoping that the trip is just what the couple needs to fix their emotional distance. While they take things into the bedroom, Blair and Jeff are taking it to the therapist's office…to talk about the bedroom. Blair reveals that they had a passionate sex life in the beginning, but now Jeff is just having a relationship with Palm-ela and her five sisters. Blair's feelings are hurt to hear that Jeff tries to hold off on masturbating for days at a time so he's up for sex. Jeff is fine with sex once a week. While he'd love extra affection, he doesn't like how Blair always manipulates those innocent moments into sex.
Kathryn has been in labor for thirteen hours, and her doctor decides she should have a C-section. After grueling time at the hospital, John is ecstatic to meet his son. Precious.
We're finally getting even more details of Tamra Barney'sover-the-top wedding to Eddie Judge straight from the reality star's mouth. The nuptials, which will be featured in a three-part Bravo spin-off beginning September 2, had the bride wearing three different dresses and incorporated all four of her children. The Real Housewives of Orange County's resident loudmouth even had all of her co-stars on hand to celebrate with her.
Tamra tells Us Weekly, "Words can't even describe the weekend. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. It went by so fast!"
Describing her walk down the aisle with eldest son Ryan to get to her groom, she says, "Oh gosh … [Eddie's] so handsome and then he was in that tux. In the three and a half years I've known Eddie, I've never seen him cry. It was really wrenching to see him standing there with tears in his eyes. I thought, 'Oh my God, this guy really does love me!'"
It's a good thing that reality star turned margarita mogul turned talk show host Bethenny Frankelnever wants to wed again. This first time around has been exhausting and exacerbating for me, so I can't even imagine how it's affecting those actually involved!
After her brief marriage to Jason Hoppy collapsed, sources close to Bethenny reveal that she's not having an easy time with all of the drama. The culprit? Those close to the Bravolebrity blame the mild-mannered Jason. Bethenny sources claim her hurt ex is trying to prolong the divorce process to cause her more grief.