It’s far from a secret now that some of our favorite Real Housewives OGs from different cities are currently filming a spin-off show in Turks and Caicos. Kyle Richards snapped a shot of her on a plane ready to represent the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s no doubt that Ramona Singer has argued with somebody about the room situation or something just as petty. And if I had to guess, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s worst hostess ever Kenya Moore is probably already sick of the Ramonacoaster. The Real Housewives of New Jersey sisters from different misters Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga have made their grand entrance. And like many of the ladies, Luann de Lesseps and Cynthia Bailey have been posting fabulous beach shots letting everyone know that they really do just get better with age. No word on whether or not Lu has fallen in a bush or slept with a pirate yet, that’s TBD.
The seven ladies are the core cast for the “All-Stars” spinoff, which Bravo has alluded is a “vacation series.” However, rumors have been swirling about a surprise 8th guest who might show up halfway to stir up even more drama. And the word on the street is it’s an old star who fans have been eager to see back on Bravo.
Jill Zarin seemingly gave herself up as the mystery guest in an Instagram story where she teased a “little trip” she was going on this week. It looked like Scary Island 2.0 was headed our way, with the “Hiiiiii” heard round the world. It’s clear that Jill has been eyeing for a Bravo return as soon as she “left” the Real Housewives of New York. But a rumor is just a rumor. People reported that an insider close to production said there are “no plans” for Jill to be involved. Womp womp womp. I would’ve paid good money to see Ramona’s face watching Jill show up out of nowhere AGAIN.
That leaves us to wonder who is the surprise guest coming to wreak havoc on the group. Even though the Real Housewives of Orange County ladies weren’t included, we know Vicki Gunvalson was looking for a way on the show. But a source told Hollywood Life that production is working on getting Vicki’s counterpart Tamra Judge to be the surprise 8th guest. “Producers are desperately trying to get Tamra Judge to [join the cast halfway through]. Producers had been talking to Lisa Rinna because they wanted her, too, but those conversations fizzled out.” Apparently, Rinna wasn’t offered enough money to do the show, and allegedly wasn’t all that interested. Alright, party pooper. That would explain why Kyle is rolling solo to rep RHOBH.
But an appearance from Tamra would be pretty iconic. We know she’s the master at stirring the pot and creating drama. She also knows how to let loose and whoop it up as well as Vicki does. This is all just a rumor, so the mystery lady could be a whole other ghost from Real Housewives past that we aren’t even thinking of. My guess is it definitely won’t be Brandi Glanville, no matter how much she begs Andy Cohen.
Hollywood Life also claims that the vacation special will be a series, intended to have multiple seasons with various castmates. Good because the first round of castmates definitely raised a few eyebrows (Read: why is boring Covid Bailey there?). And since the ladies of the Real Housewives of Potomac didn’t get to participate due to filming overlap, there might be a second chance for Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger to get in on the messiness. This new series is truly the best present ever for Bravoholics, and let’s hope it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
The All-Stars filming comes ahead of explosive seasons of both RHOBH and RHONY, so who knows what course the drama will take on the new show. With all of the rumors swirling, it’s hard to know what to believe. The only guarantees we have are that Ramona is destined to piss someone off and Kyle will probably do the splits at least once. And Tre will likely have some sort of blow-up, whether or not it involves a table flip is up to fate I guess. We’ll all have to wait and see how the rest plays out, and if Tamra will be making her much-awaited return.
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