NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 26: Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus seen out and about in Manhattan on August 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
The alternate universe of a charmed life in SoCal was a hit ten years ago and, as proven by the popularity of The Hills is still irresistible today. The life of an ultra-wealthy group of friends with problems only the 1% could dream of still draws in the viewers. We watched them living off their parents money in their early 20s. On shopped and partied their way into our hearts. A decade later, and some have added spouse and children into the mix. Maybe that makes the cast more relatable, aside from the obvious opulence of their houses, plastic surgeries, and wardrobes.
Also these days fans can keep up with the cast on social media. Maybe their real-time antics can be a bit of a spoiler, but it’s still fun to tune it and see how it went down. Take Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter. These two newlyweds seemed happy enough, though they were unable to agree on when to start a family. So when Kaitlynn was photographed making out with Miley Cyrus, it was a shock for fans who were still watching her onscreen with Brody.
Chef Ben Robinson is returning to Below Deck Mediterranean. It remains to be seen if he is to finish the remainder of charter season, but fans are awaiting with great anticipation to see the OG of the galley back onscreen. Ben left at the end of Below Deck Med Season 4 after establishing a romance with former second stew Emily Warburton-Adams.
The galley on Sirocco has been in shambles since day one. Anastasia Surmava was able to hold it together for awhile, but the stress of the job caught up with her and she decided to return to Third Stew position. And since Ben is stepping in to save this mess, it only makes sense that he share his thoughts about the real ghost of galleys past, Mila Kolomeitseva. She came into the situation woefully unprepared rattling pots, pans, and cans of slimy Vietnamese shrimp. Mila took preference sheets too literally and was unable to envision or finesse quality meals. Her reign of abject horror may have been short, but it will live in infamy.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima celebrated her birthday this weekend. The 90 Day Fiance star chose the same club where she hosted a divorce party earlier this year. Larissa looked fabulous with boyfriend Eric Nichols at her side. Love is a great beautician, and a bit of fillers and botox can’t hurt either.
Larissa, arguably, deserves a bit of happiness. She really didn’t have a great marriage with Colt Johnson. Regardless of taking sides, it just didn’t work between them. Larissa met Eric shortly after they split. Colt went public with a new girl in July and Larissa responded positively. Maybe it’s easier to be forgiving to a bad relationship when you’re in a good one.
Whitney Port was always the calm and reasonable sidekick to Lauren Conrad on The Hills. She came off as the one to give advice and remain neutral. Despite the lack of confrontation and drama on Whitney’s part, she was also given a starring role in the brief and unmemorable, The City. Whitney returned to the genre a decade later with The Hills: New Beginnings.
Whitney may have the face and body to be onscreen, but she does not bring the necessary drama for reality TV. However, she did get noticed at the age of 24 years old by someone who has made the concept of dating models highly redundant.
Love is brewing on Below Deck Mediterranean. There were high hopes for two couples hooking up. Aesha Scott and Jack Stirrup have an undeniable connection. Hannah Ferrier and Travis Michalzik had potential but then the Chief Stew backed out of their date.
This romance definitely fizzled out last episode. After canceling their date due to Travis‘ afternoon alcohol consumption, Hannah asked that Travis pace himself on their crew day off. He ended passing out at some swanky Monte Carlo restaurant. Which does prove Hannah’s point. Travis, however, is questioning her reason for cancelling last minute.
Ashley Martson and Jay Smith may have imploded before our eyes on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After, but that doesn’t mean that either party is ready to step out of the limelight just yet. Their premise for being on the show is over, but these two aren’t going away anytime soon. And if you thought Ashley wouldn’t comment on her ex-husband’s new relationship, you clearly haven’t been keeping up.
Some fans called it right away. Jay was too young and immature. Fidelity was not his strong suit, and Ashley ignored major red flags about his behavior in Jamaica. She banked on Jay changing his ways once he was States-side, and we all know how that turned out. Their relationship brought out a special kind of classy. There were multiple filings for divorce, bathroom hookups, and a notorious tinder account that materialized the day after the wedding.
This season on Real Housewives of Potomac, Ashley Darby has been consumed with conceiving a child. Then her husband Michael Darby was faced with accusations of sexual assault. Now they are both dealing with the fallout as the cast mates react and distance themselves from the Darbys.
Ashley’s road to motherhood took a backseat to all that drama. But she did use it as a means of deflection when castmates questioned her about Michael’s legal woes. It could only be described as fortuitous that Ashley gave birth to the next Darby heir on July 7th just in time for the show to air yet another controversial episode about Michael. The two parents showed a united front to present their son to the world. Meanwhile, fans and castmates took to social media to react to that episode. Maybe Ashley felt the need to appear in the news circuit this particular week, because she recently gave an update on Dean and her changing thoughts about motherhood.
She’s back in a big way! Darcey Silva will be gracing our screens again in the new 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. The last time Darcey participated in the show, she was in a relationship with Netherlands native Jesse Meester. Their scenes together were uncomfortable and unwatchable- at best. She was begging for love while he nit-picked her table manners, including the correct way to eat pizza and cut steak.
At their worst, a shoe was allegedly lobbed at Jesse’s head and the police were called. So despite consumers love for reality TV drama, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when this relationship fizzled out. It was too much of a toxic medley. So who will be Darcey’s new most important accessory?