BravoCon 2023 Roundup: Biggest News and Best Moments

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Even though BravoCon 2023 has come to an end, there is so much that fans can look back on. The network didn’t disappoint when it came to the convention’s first time on the West Coast, offering fun panels, Q&A segments, and super teasers. Naturally, there is always just enough drama to keep us fans coming back for more. 

Die-hard fans found out that Captain Jason Chambers was hoping to meet Lala Kent, that the Real Housewives of Dubai will be getting a second season, and that Ariana Madix had moved out of her shared Valley Village home. Along with meet and greets, Bravo fans were able to immerse themselves in some fun exhibits and interactive activities. So, what was the most important stuff to know in case you missed out on the three-day weekend? Keep reading our BravoCon 2023 roundup to find out! 

Magic Jersey


Let it be known that the Real Househusbands of New Jersey are everything and are a huge part of why the Garden State franchise does so well. At BravoCon 2023, the men, who consisted of Joe Gorga, Frank Catania, and Joe Benigno, all took to the stage to strut their stuff alongside some authentic Magic Mike dancers. The three dads wore jeans and bow ties as they felt the music and humped the stage. It can never be said that these guys don’t know how to put on a good show. 

Below Deck Is Back

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Attendees learned that even though Captain Lee Rosbach has retired, the beloved Below Deck series will be returning for another charter season in February. However, the most shocking news was that Captain Kerry Titheradge would be the replacement. Kerry did well for himself on Below Deck Adventure and has now been upgraded to the main skipper. The super teaser showed Kerry paying homage to the “big shoes” he had to fill but noted that he “liked it that way.” 

New Season Of Vanderpump Rules


The very first panel on Friday shared that Vanderpump Rules Season 11 would premier in January. The Season 11 trailer showed the aftermath and fallout of Scandoval, with the note, “What a difference one scandal makes.” The trailer then showed James Kennedy drawing a literal line in the sand, telling Tom Sandoval not to cross it. The entire cast is back, including Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana, Katie Maloney, Lala, Scheana Shay, Brock Davies, Tom Schwartz, and Ally Lewber

Lisa could be heard standing up for Tom Sandoval, noting “everything has gone wrong in his life” as a clip showed Tom once again crying. Scheana’s in a pickle as she tries to figure out if she can be friends with both Sandoval and Ariana. As the trailer hinted, “Get pumped to pick up the pieces.” 

Brynn Became the Wicked Witch of the West


Leave it to Brynn Whitfield to make an entrance! The Real Housewives of New York City star was lucky to escape without injuries after her white Christian Louboutin heels got caught in a moving escalator! It seems Brynn had a notion that her heels were going to get stuck and jumped out of them at the last second, quickly proving she wasn’t in Kansas anymore. 

Bravo Will Air Uncensored Versions

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One of the more exciting tidbits was when Andy Cohen revealed that Real Housewives and other Bravo series would air the un-bleeped versions on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. The king of Bravo excitedly announced, “Every reunion is going to be f*cking uncensored on Peacock. Isn’t it fun hearing the F-words in real life?”

RHONY Legacy Is Coming

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Bring on Scary Island, as fans of the RHONY OGs will finally get to see Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Kelly Bensimon, and Kristen Taekman all back in action on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy. The series is set to premiere on Peacock on December 14.