When asked if she’s enjoying being a real housewife, Erika shares, “I’ve had a great time.” Andy asks how her lawyer husband, Tom Girardi, feels about the show. “He’s so supportive,” gushes Erika. “I really have nothing negative to say. Everything is okay.” Andy quips, “Well, you’re only four weeks into it.”
The girls are packing, which means a secret and exalted Bravo ritual known as CLOSET TOURS!
First and foremost – unfortunately – we are in the mumu factory. Tucked deep in a corner of Beverly Hill is a tiny, cluttered, neon-covered, eye-searingly printed lair known as Kyle Richards‘ dressing room. Ironically one of the closet rods actually collapses under the kaftan weight and refuses to be put right. Girl – that’s a sign! Even Porsha, aged 7, refused to help Kyle put the bar back up – she shot mama a knowing side-eye that said, “Things happen for a reason.” MmmmHmmmm…
Noting he had to “Schwartzify” his proposal setup, which included a fake proposal before the real deal went down, Tom explains, “Key elements to the proposal were surprise, not just for Katie but for everyone present, the perfect ring, great friends and a little quirk with the decoy proposal. The ring was really my anchor though. My ace in the hole. Even if I would have completely botched the proposal, the ring was so perfect that I couldn’t have failed.”
The highlights – OK, lowlights, are below. And no, we’re not bullying Brandi by PULLING direct quotes from her so don’t try it. It’s not our fault her truth cannons sometimes self-detonate!
First of all Nik is so freaking cheesy. He sucks up to Brandi hardcore and she takes the bait. Then they rehash every. single. dramatic moment of Brandi’s life, but I do like Nik’s voice and he asks insightful questions.
In cold hard realities, the “A” Tom 1 drunkenly tattooed on his ass stands for Adulting. Tom 1 spent 15 drunken minutes getting inked, but now wants his 15 minutes back. Ariana Madix escorts him to Dat Tat Off, the world’s most professional tattoo removal parlor, which is coincidentally managed by Kristen Doute‘s Machiavellian friend, who happens to be wearing black and white stripes. Tom 1 – forever imprisoned by Kristen somehow! Tom went there in the hopes of getting a ‘friend-ish’ discount.
If they were a movie, it would be called, She’s [He’s] Just Not That Over You (The Tom and Kristen forever dysfunction story). True to form, Kristen’s friend is eager to view the self-inflicted damage Ariana caused Tom to enact.
It wasn’t intentional – the Sacramento, CA SPCA reached out to the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star with information about a Pom named Harrison who suffers form Alopecia. Giggy also suffers from Alopecia, so the animal rescue organization obviously knew they could find support in Lisa, who has been active in charities for children with the disease. The SPCA hoped Lisa would help get the word out about Harrison needing a loving home – but she ended up doing so much more.
The winners of Reality Tea‘s second annualReaders’ Choice Awards were announced throughout the day on Friday. There were a few shockers.
Lisa Vanderpump winning every category for which she was nominated didn’t surprise us, however, we were a little surprised by the winners of the Best New Reality Show of 2015 and Housewife You Wish Would Return categories.
If you missed a few – or all – of the winner announcements, look below for the complete list of winners. You can click on the categories listed in pink to see the runners up. Thank you for your participation. We hope you enjoyed it.
If this year’s Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards have taught us anything, it’s that if you put Lisa Vanderpump on any reality show, she’s the favorite. At least as far as our readers are concerned. In not so shocking news, Lisa has won our final category of Favorite Real Housewife of 2015. Lisa was up against the other Real Housewives who won their own respective franchise category last week.