Obviously there are a lot of people who are going to adore Erika no matter what. There is a lot to like: she has an intriguing double life, she says hilarious things during her on-camera interviews, and she has such an over the top sense of style. The list goes on and on, but it is tough to watch her snapping at Teddi over and over again, when it appears to be unprovoked. Obviously none of the viewers know every single word exchanged between the two of them, but based on the episodes alone, Erika’s interactions with Teddi have been less than flattering- and that’s putting it nicely.
Even though it has become such a staple in the Real Housewives franchise, the psychic readings never seem to go well. In fact, they pretty much never do. It is almost always a disaster. From unfavorable predictions, to a room full of skepticism, it is just a recipe for disaster, but on the bright side, it usually lends itself to some good episodes.
Who could ever forget that drunk medium with the e-cigarette who told Kyle Richards that her husband “could never emotionally fulfill” her during Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 1? Well, apparently Kyle is not averse to all psychics/mediums – just that one in particular – since Kyle is the one who brought on Psychic Rebecca during the last Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode.
Even though the Real Housewives franchise has been going strong since 2006, there still hasn’t been a gay full-time cast member. That is so shocking for many reasons. It felt like that could have been a possibility on Real Housewives of New Jersey when Rosie Pierri was making her regular cameo appearances. Everyone loved Rosie. She brought heart and humor to the show. She even had an organic connection to the cast. Why wasn’t she promoted to a full-time cast member? That was a definite misstep.
During Season 7 of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Robyn Levy and her wife made occasional appearances. We never got to know her very well, but she was close with the cast members during that time period, so why didn’t she get more screen time? All of the full-time cast members have been straight women. Erika Jayne, an avid LGBTQ advocate, thinks it is time for a change. I couldn’t agree more.
It feels like Christmas Eve for reality TV fans. There are so many new seasons on the way and that means that your favorite reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge was a good sport holding up an orange for the Real Housewives of Orange County opening credits…while she leaned on a scooter with her broken foot. New York Housewife Sonja Morganshared a photo from one of her on-camera interview looks. Sonja’s costar Tinsley Mortimer ditched the glam squad (for a moment, at least) and put on her own lip gloss.
Season 1 Camille Grammer is back! Or at the very least, that same level of sass from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back. The difference is that Camille is on the right side of history this time around. It’s clear that Camille is not a fan of Dorit Kemsley’s, but in actuality the tension between them is the best thing that could have happened to the OG cast member during her rise back to the top.
After years of guest appearances, Camille is back on the show in a greater capacity as a “Friend of the Housewives.” This (hopefully) means that Camille is one step closer to become a full-time cast member again. Camille’s frequent shade in response to Dorit’s constant shit stirring makes for perfect TV, post-worthy memes, and the perfect way to secure that diamond during next season’s opening credits.
Some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers think Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is “boring.” Others think that she is refreshingly normal among this group of women who rely on glam squads, private jets, and drink-specific glassware. No matter what your opinion is, no one can deny that the newest Beverly Hills Housewife is a class act.
Teddi has not got along with Erika Girardi or her alter ego Erika Jayne all season. Erika jumped down her throat during the Vegas trip when Teddi innocently asked about her father. Erika skipped out on Teddi’s beach house sleepover to stay in a hotel, which did not go over well with Teddi or the rest of the cast. After that, they seemed to be on the same page while mediating the triangle of friendship drama with Lisa Vanderpump, Dorit Kemsley, and Kyle Richards. And then Erika erupted when Teddi accused her of having “pretend amnesia,” i.e. being a liar, and Teddi stormed out of the restaurant in tears.
I feel like Erika Jayne recorded the song XXpen$ive just to provide great headlines and opening paragraphs for articles about her lifestyle.
So here it goes, my completely unoriginal joke: It is XXpen$ive to be Erika Jayne. Obviously. She is the same person who said “Being rich is great and being poor sucks” and other similar phrases from the second she started filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
She got an apology from Erika, before getting that contractually obligated invitation to the Berlin cast trip and it will be interesting to see where things go from here. In real life, months after this season was filmed, Erika and Teddi have been dragging each other on Twitter, so even if things did improve between the two of them, clearly it was only temporary.