Fans and cast members of the Real Housewives of Potomac have watched in confusion this season as Ashley Darby drank copious amounts of alcohol while also announcing that she and Michael Darby were trying for a baby. It wasn’t just the drinking itself, but the fact that Ashley claimed to be abstaining from alcohol, while drinking alcohol. She also took on many holistic approaches to conceiving, such as changing her diet and using a heating pad. Apparently, avoiding the drink was not of those things.
Thankfully, Ashley did manage to conceive and has been enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Ashley and Michael really do look thrilled. The baby is due in July and the happy parents chose to wait to reveal the gender. Unsurprisingly, Michael chose possibly the most adrenaline charged way to go about it.
The ladies of Real Housewives of Potomac were vacationing in the Big Easy this week. But despite the name of the locale, navigating this group is no small feat. Take Karen Huger. Even after hosting Gizelle Bryant in her home, Karen still knew to have her guard up.
And for good reason it seems. Gizelle chose to air her grievances with Karen publicly at a group lunch. Karen ended up walking away from the confrontation and, potentially the whole trip to New Orleans. If only these two could agree on what friendship entails.
The mama-bear in Bethenny Frankel was definitely triggered when Luann de Lesseps questioned her reasons for leaving the Halloween night performance early. Of course, the show was running a half hour late, but regardless. The Countess delivered somewhat of an apology but the other Real Housewives of New York, including Bethenny, are questioning the sincerity of it.
It’s a bit ironic to be questioning Bethenny’s parenting given Luann’s legal issues with her own grown children. And many seasons ago, Luann’s son Noel de Lesseps was begging her to spend more time with him. That was back when she was really a Countess, but just as self-absorbed.
No one’s personal life is off limits when it comes to Real Housewives of New York. Significant others can become a storyline whether they are on camera or not. Like that unfortunate business of Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth. The car he sent over from Chicago spent more time onscreen than its owner. Yet Scott’s name was on everybody’s lips for quite a while.
Dive back far enough into the show’s history and you might stumble upon speculations that Luann de Lesseps had an open marriage with the Count. Bethenny’s Frankel’s relationships may have had gray areas and some castmates were quick to pass judgment.
Things are looking up for 90 Day Fiance star Jonathan Rivera. After spending a rough holiday season apart from ex-wife Fernanda Flores and officially separating in January, he is sharing a new relationship on Instagram.
Fans were quick to spot the signs since Jonathan had limited his social media posts to real estate listings or motivational quotes.
Thank you Jovani. It’s the end of a beautiful collaboration. Dorinda Medley is parting ways with the New York based designer after many years of wearing the brand’s dresses and jumpsuits.
Jovani became a household name after Real Housewives of New York fans witnessed Dorinda continuously heckle Luann de Lesseps mid-performance. Dorinda felt she didn’t get the due credit for introducing Luann to the brand. Luann chose Jovani to wear to her cabaret shows without publicly thanking Dorinda. That’s what started the feud. Now, it seems Dorinda is ready to put an end to it.
Dorinda Medley and Luann de Lesseps have been treading lightly on their relationship. They had a good heart to heart earlier in the season of Real Housewives of New York that seemed to put them on the right track. But since Luann started her cabaret performances, she’s been all consumed with playing the diva both onstage and off. There’s been little time for anything other than the adoration of the Countess fans.
But publicly, Dorinda has nothing but kind words for Luann. And since Luann is currently trading in her rotund house in upstate New York for more legal issues stemming from her Palm Beach arrest.