We are only a few episodes into the second installment of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. Set at Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor, the women of RHUGT Ex-Wives Club have steadily delivered their own special brand of drama. While I didn’t originally enjoy it as much as RHUGT season 1, the last episode won me over. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the funniest moments across any franchise EVER.
When Phaedra Parks comforted an upset Brandi Glanville for fighting with Dorinda. Phaedra told Brandi that she shouldn’t be fighting with Dorinda because she’s old enough to be her “momma.” Brandi told her that Dorinda is only 5 years older, to which the two dissolved into giggles as a shocked Phaedra said “my bad.” Cut to the bartender serving them drinks barely containing his laughter. I haven’t laughed that hard at Housewives in forever.
Well, more is coming. Radar Online is reporting on the new rumored cast for season 3, which will supposedly be set in Thailand. You know Vicki Gunvalson has to be pissed that she got stuck at Blue Stone instead. I guess she should have held out a little longer.
Again, I’m going to emphasize that nothing has been confirmed and these are still rumors. But these are the ladies that have been circulating amongst sources. And we are sensing another theme here – franchise partners! I don’t know if I would go as far as saying franchise besties, but casting got pretty close.
First up are Real Housewives of Potomac stars Gizelle Bryant and Candiace Dillard-Bassett. With Gizelle’s heavy shade and Candiace’s no holds barred manner of fighting, they are sure to make RHUGT interesting. Then we have Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cousins, Heather Gay and Whitney Rose. While I do enjoy Heather, Whitney brings little to the table for me. She’s been fighting for scraps of just one argument on RHOSLC and never gets anywhere. Maybe she will have better luck in a different setting but I’m not hopeful. At least she will be fun, right?
Next up are the revived ladies of Real Housewives of Miami. Longtime besties Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton supposedly made the cut. I can’t stand Marysol but I would watch just about anything Alexia is in. Anything. Finally, looks like Real Housewives of New York stars will reunite in the form of Leah McSweeney and Tinsley Mortimer. While Leah is high drama for sure, I’m not sure how I feel about Tinsdale being thrown into this environment. She’s fresh off a broken engagement, so maybe she can work out her anger on the show. But I worry she will be bulldozed by the larger personalities and Leah isn’t exactly the best ally for anyone. Regardless, I do love my Tinsley!
Production is also rumored to be starting this month, possibly within the next week. I will be anxiously watching all the Housewives’ social medias to see if they tease a trip. No matter who is announced, I’m going to watch. Andy Cohen once famously said (and I’m paraphrasing) that doing Housewives All-Stars shows would be the death of Real Housewives. But to me, it’s bringing desperately needed new life (and drama) to a reality tv institution. Happy watching!
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