In what must be one of the ugliest divorces and custody disputes of all time, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel and her ex-husband Jason Hoppy continue to spar over custody of their only child, Bryn Hoppy. The couple’s toxic marriage finally came to an end in July of 2016. The drama did not.
In August 2018, Bethenny suffered a major loss when her boyfriend (and possible fiancé) Dennis Shields was found dead of a suspected opioid overdose. RHONY viewers saw how Bethenny handled her grief. Eventually, she decided to move on with a new man, Paul Bernon. She even met with a grief counselor on the show.
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and husband David Cantin (Yes- I said husband) have received some welcome news—the arrest of a suspect in their horrific home invasion. Dina and David had just returned home from Audriana Giudice’s first communion in May 2017. Audriana is Teresa Giudice’s daughter and Dina is Audriana’s godmother.
The thieves wore masks during the attack and stole jewelry and cash from their victims. But the couple was also physically assaulted during the incident.
The last couple of years have certainly been eventful for Porsha Williams. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has weathered plenty of highs and lows. She got engaged to entrepreneur and hot dog king Dennis McKinley. Porsha was even awarded a spin-off special as she awaited the birth of her daughter. Finally, Pilar Jhena McKinley, also known as “PJ,” made her debut on March 22.
Porsha is now in a position that is familiar to several Housewives across the franchise–financial trouble. Teresa Giudice, Sonja Morgan, and Dorit Kemsley have all dealt with money woes. Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is currently serving a prison sentence for failing to pay income taxes between 2010 and 2012 on $8.9 million dollars.
Nothing good ever happens in Palm Beach, Florida for Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps. First, she wed Tom D’Agostino there before the duo split up seven months later. The pair could never escape the roar of cheating allegations.
On December 24, 2017, during a disastrous trip back to the scene of the marital crime, the cabaret star was arrested for charges stemming from trespassing in a hotel room that wasn’t hers. Luann also happened to be in bed with an unidentified man. Wow! She was charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, battery on an officer, and crimes against a person.
Marlo Hampton has pretty much been a fixture on Real Housewives of Atlanta since she started popping up in Season 4. Marlo has always appeared as either a guest or Friend of the Housewives. Let’s face it –Marlo loves nothing more than shading a co-star or spilling all the tea. She never fails to bring the drama.
Marlo didn’t disappoint during Season 11 of RHOA. She was told by one of Eva Marcille’s bridesmaids that Eva and her husband didn’t live in the town home featured on the show, and that the couple has severe financial problems. She gifted Eva some wedding shade by telling NeNe Leakes and Tanya Sam all about it. Marlo also targeted newbie Shamari DeVoe. Marlo told Shamari (and everyone else in the world) that Shamari has a drinking problem. Of course, Shamari did get drunk and vomit all over Eva’s shoes and NeNe’s bathroom at NeNe’s party. Before that, Marlo tried to give Shamari some unsolicited and unwelcome fashion advice. As viewers know, Marlo prides herself on being a fashionista.
It has been a wild roller coaster of a ride lately for Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent. Sadly, Lala’s father passed away in April of 2018. This devastated Lala and had an enormous effect on Lala’s well-being. She raged against James Kennedy, his girlfriend Raquel Leviss, and Billie Lee during a brunch at Sur. So, what was the cause? Raquel mentioned Lala’s father. And Lala just can’t stand James.
Lala stopped drinking because of a pact that she made with her fiancé Randall Emmett, which was odd since she was taking her co-stars to Solvang to tour vineyards. Lala’s situation was much worse than everyone thought, and Lala admitted that she has an addiction to alcohol. Lala recently celebrated six months of sobriety, and credits AA with saving her life.
Life may be a cabaret for Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps, but that may be leading her down the wrong path. Back in December of 2017, Luann was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on charges of disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, crimes against a person, and battery on an officer. Luann was found in someone else’s hotel room and refused to leave. This was her first time back in Palm Beach since her marriage to husband Tom D’Agostino. The duo called it quits after seven months, and tons of cheating allegations.
Then, Luann was sued by her two children and her ex-husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps for violating a divorce agreement. The family’s home in Bridgehampton was sold for $8 million dollars. Luann purchased a house in Sag Harbor for $3.1 million dollars. Luann was supposed to take half of the money from the Bridgehampton sale and create a trust for her children, Victoria de Lesseps and Noel de Lesseps. Unfortunately, she never did.
It’s official, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans. We have seen the last of Lisa Vanderpump interacting with her Season 9 co-stars. A tense dinner with LVP, her husband, Ken Todd, and Dorit Kemsley and her husband, PK Kemsley, ended in disaster. Dorit refused to say that she believed that Lisa had nothing to do with leaking the “puppy gate” story to the tabloids.
In case you have been hiding under a rock, Dorit adopted a dog from LVP’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dogs. The dog nipped PK and the children, so Dorit re-homed Lucy instead of giving her back to Vanderpump Dogs. And poor Lucy Lucy Apple Juice ended up in a kill shelter. LVP swore on her children’s lives that she did not leak the story or had anyone in her camp leak it. PK accepted LVP’s word, but Dorit did not. Awkward! Now everyone’s favorite puss-patting performer Erika Jayne (also known as Erika Girardi) is taking a break from her husband Tom Girardi’s financial problems to chat about the Beverly Hills ladies.