Jackie Gillies Talks Real Housewives Of Melbourne Season Two; Weighs In On The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Drama

Real Housewives of Melbourne

Get ready! Real Housewives of Melbourne returns tonight. The season two cast includes returning cast members Jackie GilliesChyka Keebaugh, Gina Liano, Janet Roach, and Lydia Schiavello and new cast members Pettifleur Berenger and Gamble Breaux.

Speaking to E! News about season two, Jackie shared, “If you’ve seen season one my friend, I certainly have not changed anything. I always keep it real, I’m always very straightforward. I could probably swear a little less. It sounds much nicer in another language, like I usually swear in, but when you swear in English it sounds a bit more, uh, bloody awful.”


Jackie teased, viewers will be “quite shocked” when somebody’s past catches up with them. “I get into a very heated conversation with a particular Housewife towards the end,” she added. “I do confront people when they’re lying, I don’t like BS and I don’t like the lie. Sometimes when you confront them with the truth, they don’t like that. So you will see me get in a heated discussion and my Croatian—JJ—will come out.”

About the newbies, Jackie said Pettifleur is sometimes like a “koala you want to hug” and sometimes like a “hot chili you want to spit out.” She said Gamble has a good heart but comes on strong. Oh, and it seems she’s one to watch, as she likes to stir the pot.

Jackie admitted she’s a big fan of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes – eww, why? – and she’d love to hang out with Real Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan. But, if a switcheroo were possible, she’s all about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 

“I’d love to do Beverly Hills Housewives,” shared Jackie. “Ben’s always wanted to move to LA even before we started the show and I think they might need a new Jackie in the house to get some fresh meat in there to liven it up. It’s a little bit stale.”

When asked to weigh in on the drama between Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards, Jackie said, “It’s been interesting, but it’s taken them seven episodes to get to the truth. Come on! If somebody was annoying me, I’d be like, ‘Let’s talk about this right now.’ But what happened was, what you can see through the season, Lisa’s really going after Kim and her alcoholism saying people need to step in.”

Jackie bashed Lisa for how she treated Kim. “You don’t know this girl from a ten-foot pole, from a bar of soap, so why are you going in there and making people look like you’re trying to help somebody when you don’t actually know the woman? I think that was a really low blow because she’s obviously trying to work on her sobriety and to have someone come in who doesn’t know you and try and round up all the other Housewives to have an intervention, I think that was really unfair,” said Jackie. “I think if you’re going to give it, you’ve got to be able to take it because I think she just had enough.”

Season two of Real Housewives of Melbourne kicks off at 9/8c on Bravo.


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