These are the best days of our lives! Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have been living the dream. The couple recently purchased a home for a modest $2 million, showing us that reality TV bartending pays off! We also watched last season as Tom became a junior partner with Tom Schwartz in Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s bar TomTom. The Toms, of course, arrived in style to the opening in a his and his motorcycle/sidecar. And we watched again as Tom and Ariana defended each other with love and ease against outside forces.
Needless to say, this couple is goals. Sure, they have their differences, but a lot of them aren’t really anyone’s business. Tom and Ariana always seem to be able to communicate through them. Pump Rules fans know that one such issue was that Ariana wanted to publish a cocktail book on her own – so she could have something for herself. (Preach!) The couple has since compromised on the issue, and now that cocktail book has a release date!
Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy has had quite the year living on the outs with all of his cast mates. The self-proclaimed White Kanye is usually at the center of all Pump Rules drama. This is mostly because his mouth spits fire at women’s bodies or on their apartment door.
We’ve learned that James’ behavior is NOT ABOUT THE PASTA – it’s about too much booze. James struggled this past season to get along with anyone with the definition of “sober.” After getting several last chances from Lisa Vanderpump, James repeatedly failed to put the bottle down – until now.
We all know Captain Lee Rosbach for being the tough Stud of the Sea. He is literally the reason I watch Below Deck. No one can take care of business the way this man does. We’ve seen him mediate nasty situations with a cool head, treat terrible employees with style and grace, and really feel deeply for the safety of his crew.
If you follow him on Instagram, you’d see a plethora of posts that show this man knows how to live and love – especially his family. Yesterday, he shared tragic news with fans and followers. Captain Lee’s son died this past Saturday.
It’s been quite a ride for Shannon Beador since she joined Real Housewives of Orange County. Since we’ve “known” her, Shannon has weathered many storms (see what I did there? I’ll show myself out). First, there was her rocky road to a relationship with Heather Dubrow. Then there was THE AFFAIR, which sent Shannon on a crusade to save her marriage to dead eyes David Beador. Finally, there was the separation and inevitable divorce. Nine lemons in a bowl weren’t enough to save that ship.
Shannon’s life has always been something to watch. In Season 14 of RHOC, I think we’re going to see a completely different Shannon. Since last season, she’s totally come into her own as an individual. She started her own QVC food line, got back in shape – and started dating again with the help of former frenemy Kelly Dodd. Now it looks like Shannon is on to the next!
The season premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County is right around the corner. The reveal of the cast photo for Season 14 of RHOC rocked our world because it was missing the one and only OG of the OC. The cast photo does feature returning Housewives Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, and newbie, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. (The newbie’s name sounds like it was ripped from Days of Our Lives – so I’m expecting a lot from her).
Vicki Gunvalson may not be holding an orange this season as a full-time housewife, but you can’t break her spirit! In spite of taking a reportedly serious pay cut, Vicki has spoken out about being demoted, sharing with fans that she is still, “proud to be the “OG of the OC.” (Because duh). Vicki has even received public support from long-time frenemy Tamra. She may be in a diminished role, but she’s not letting it break up the Tres Amigas or stop her from getting money where she can!
Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright have come a long way. The couple just tied the knot in Kentucky. The wedding happened in spite of a host of obstacles (some self-imposed by Jax himself), including the passing of Jax’s father. They even sweetly saved a seat for Jax’s dad at the ceremony.
Determined to prove they have weathered the worst of their collective past, the couple went all out for the big day. Brittany’s ring was modeled after Princess Diana and Meghan Markle’s rings. They also married in a castle modeled after Windsor Castle. Every person they ever met (except Billie Lee) was invited to the nuptials, including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Even though the couple has only been married a few weeks, they have been vocal about having baby fever since before the big day.
We witnessed a LOT this past season of Real Housewives of New City. Viewers are probably going to remember Bethenny Frankel’s Miami meltdown for years to come. Needless to say, this season delivered as always. Tinsley Mortimer finally coming to play was just the cherry on top.
Tinsley dealt with some loss this season. First, she broke up with boyfriend Scott Kluth, after dealing with all of the women inserting their opinions into her relationship. Then she lost Bambi. All the while dealing with a complicated relationship with her mother, Dale Mercer. Dale never seems to give Tinsley a break. I still shudder to think about all the things she said to Tinsely while she worked that carnival.
It was a rocky second season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. First, she tried to get in on puppy-gate manufactured drama fans never want to hear about again. Then, she single-handedly made Lisa Vanderpump an outsider when she accused her of being the Bobby Fischer of the whole thing. After she accomplished that mission, Teddi spent the rest of the season kissing Kyle Richards’ behind and annoying the daylights out of Camille Grammer with her accountability scheming.
Camille’s annoyance with Teddi could not have been clearer in the finale last night. Early on, Teddi accurately labeled Camille as “two-faced. Meanwhile, Camille accurately said Teddi is a “know-it-all-Teddi.” Camille also claimed Teddi was getting too big for her britches. Understatement of the day: these two women do not get along.