It was a night of joy and pain on the Real Housewives of New York, with the ladies visiting a prison boot camp, Luann de Lesseps returning from rehab, and Bethenny Frankel reuniting with long time enemy, Jill Zarin, after the tragic passing of her husband, Bobby. The laughs and tears were intense, and I’ll openly admit that I shared both as a viewer. In fact, I might have cried so hard my left contact popped out (theoretically…) because the tenderness in last night’s opening 12 minutes was truly a thing of beauty.
We begin on the day of Bobby’s funeral. Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley are on the way there, with Ramona explaining that she visited Bobby as soon as she found out he was sick again. Dorinda feels like losing Bobby is a loss for the world; she loved him. When Bethenny heard from Sonja Morgan that Bobby had passed away, she chartered a private plane from Aspen to come be by Jill’s side. Nothing – not even a long-standing reality TV feud – could stand in the way of this moment.
It seems like (almost) every Housewife is turning on Bethenny Frankel this season on Real Housewives of New York. Most of the ladies have reached a breaking point and I don’t blame them. From the constant Skinnygirl promotion to the condescending comments, it seems like a lot to take on.
Then again, they are all paid to hang out, so I don’t feel that bad for anyone in this social circle. Plus, now we are blessed with some hilarious Bethenny-inspired shade from Dorinda Medley.
It is fair to say that Luann de Lesseps’ popularity is at an all-time high. Luann is more revered than ever before after her divorce, drunken arrest, and rehab stint.
It can be said that Luann made a “comeback,” but was she ever really down for the count? She just bounced back so quickly with the cabaret show and sobriety-induced weight loss. It really doesn’t seem like she ever missed a beat.
This week most of your favorite (and even some of your least favorite) reality TV stars were all about the family time and shared lots of photos on Instagram.
Even with all of the drama on screen and off, Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenelcame together as parents to support their daughter. Now I just can’t help wondering who took that family photo? Was it Ashley Jacobs?
Not only is Carole standing up to her former BFF during the episodes, but she is also eviscerating the self-proclaimed Queen B online every week when a new episode airs. The Season 10 reunion is going to be insane. Carole and Bethenny will be on opposite couches for the first time in a while and Carole has definitely earned that first chair next to Andy Cohen.
The Season 8 reunion of Real Housewives of New Jerseyreunion was interrupted when New York Housewife Ramona Singercalled Melissa Gorgawhile they were filming. It makes sense that these two are friends. They’ve both been Housewives for a while. New York and New Jersey aren’t too far from each other. I would just love to see one of them make a cameo appearance on the other’s show. That would be so interesting.
Unfortunately, that is not happening, but Ramona and Melissa will be on TV together soon.