Bravo’s Biggest Moments From 2023

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Bravo had several shocking moments this year. While drama is to be expected in the world of reality television, the tensions seen were truly next level. Minus Juan Dixon‘s newest cheating allegations on Real Housewives of Potomac that is. Let’s be honest, Juan’s Juandering eyes are nothing new.

From separations to scandals to sad goodbyes, it’s been a lot. Here are the biggest moments from Bravo’s 2023 calendar year, and may 2024 be all the messier.

The Scandoval Of It All


Vanderpump Rules was dying at the start of this year. It felt like even their production teams knew, as their original finale felt a bit end of the series-ish overall. Then, an affair between Tom Sandoval and Rachel Leviss was discovered, causing the cameras to pick back up. These additional Scandoval episodes, alongside the heightened reporting of this event, saw VPR Season 10 reaching unsurpassable highs, which is why it belongs here, as it was truly one of Bravo’s biggest moments for 2023.

Lindsay Hubbard & Carl Radke’s Break-Up

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In August, Carl Radke ended his engagement to his Summer House co-star Lindsay Hubbard. This breakup came just before their November 17 wedding. Following their split, Lindsay said that she was “blindsided,” while rumors of Carl purposely placing this tragic storyline on national television swirled. Overall, their sad ending was a huge moment on Bravo for 2023.

Gary King’s Downfall

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Gary King has starred on Below Deck Sailing Yacht since Season 2. However, this year, a report was printed by Rolling Stone, where a female production member claimed that Gary had forced himself on her during filming. Likewise, several others also stated that they’ve witnessed Gary “constantly” making women uncomfortable. Gary denied everything, but as he is currently on the chopping block, these accusations were a huge event on Bravo for 2023.

The Breaking Of BDDU’s Fourth Wall


Over on Below Deck Down Under, two crew members refused to accept the word “no” from their conquests. For Luke Jones, his drunken behaviors escalated so quickly that production stepped in. On-air, we watched as they removed Luke from Margot Sisson‘s bunk, protecting her from his naked, drunken pursuits. Production did the right thing by breaking the fourth wall, and we were grateful for their rare, monumental showing in 2023.

We Said Goodbye To Captain Lee Rosbach

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All good things must come to an end, but when it was revealed that Below Deck‘s Stud of the Sea, Captain Lee Rosbach, was leaving, it still stung. After leading from his wheelhouse for ten straight seasons, the network decided to go in a different direction. Below Deck Season 11 will now feature Captain Kerry Titheradge, who is great, but still. We will miss Captain Lee, and we hope that Bravo knew what they were doing when making this huge decision in 2023.

Southern Charm’s Hookup Scandal


Southern Charm’s star Taylor Ann Green broke up with Shep Rose last year. This year, it was revealed that she and Olivia Flowers‘ ex, Austen Kroll, kissed. As Taylor and Olivia were close friends, this wasn’t cool, so Taylor handled her mistake by lying, naturally. This story is still unfolding on-air, but as this event divided friends and dominated this series, it’s now here, on our list of Bravo’s biggest 2023 moments.

The Real Housewives’ Reckoning

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Bethenny Frankel is trying to form a union for the next generation of reality television stars. With claims of plying the personalities with too much liquor, alongside a need for royalty payments and better filming conditions for all involved, Bethenny is hellbent on creating change. Where this will all fall is anyone’s guess. But, for the Bravo network, this could bring about huge changes, which is why the “Reality Reckoning” of 2023 is such a big deal.

Guerdy Abraira Guerdyfied Cancer

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Guerdy Abraira was diagnosed with breast cancer this March. Luckily, Guerdy revealed at BravoCon that she is now cancer-free. The crowd cheered loudly, which was a way better reaction than Larsa Pippen‘s “how do you know” statement on Real Housewives of Miami. We are so happy for Guerdy, and we find this declaration to be Bravo’s best news of 2023.

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s Separation


Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky‘s marriage is falling apart this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now officially separated, their 27-year-long marriage is in trouble, despite their shared stance of a divorce not being on the table. These two are mainstays on RHOBH, and their bonds with each other and their children always seemed tight. Therefore, this news is sad, in addition to being yet another shocking storyline seen on Bravo for 2023.

The Real Housewives of New York Reboot


For the first time ever, Bravo completely rebooted one of their series, bringing on an entirely new cast of women to film for Real Housewives of New York. This cast came complete with style, wit, and differing addresses across the boroughs. And yes, a lot of pettiness was also seen, but our new favorite husband, Pavit Randhawa, showed the ladies how to handle haters quite well. Truly, Pavit’s Vietnam trip video is still making us laugh, so for what he and these new women are bringing, we found this successful reboot to be a huge win for Bravo in 2023.

The Two RHUGT Scandals Involving Brandi Glanville

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A butler on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 2 filed a lawsuit this year. He claims to have been sexually assaulted by Brandi Glanville and Phaedra Parks. Similarly, Brandi and Caroline Manzo filmed for RHUGT Season 4, where Brandi’s accused of sexually harassing Caroline. Bravo is still dealing with how to handle these two huge events from 2023, but they belong here nonetheless, because, yikes.