There appears to be a baby boom in Atlanta! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams just welcomed her daughter, Pilar Jhena on March 22. Pilar’s father is Porsha’s fiancé, and tattoo enthusiast, Dennis McKinley. Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, have found a surrogate to expand their family. And in November of 2018, RHOA alum Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris.
Viewers watched Eva Marcille wed Michael Sterling in a
crazy expensive lavish ceremony. It was a lovely wedding, and the couple’s personal vows were beautiful. NeNe Leakes, who was asked to make a toast by Eva, managed to come up with a few lackluster comments. That toast was so generic! NeNe was upset about the state of her own marriage and managed to somehow make Eva’s wedding all about her. Sigh.
Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel’s life has been a crazy ride. Her contentious divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy was finalized in 2016. But the drama lives on as Bethenny and Jason battle over custody of their daughter, Bryn Hoppy. During the legal proceedings, we learned that Bethenny accused her ex of harassing her using Facetime. Sigh. Bethenny also dealt with some recent health scares, and nearly died because of her fish allergy.
The Skinnygirl mogul suffered the loss of her on-and-off boyfriend, Dennis Shields, in August of 2018. Dennis died of a suspected drug overdose. During Season 11 of RHONY, viewers have watched Bethenny grapple with her loss. Bethenny revealed to co-star Dorinda Medley that Dennis had proposed to her, and even gave a ring to Bryn. That is so sad! But Bethenny believes that Dennis is giving her signs from the afterlife that she should move on. Bethenny did just that, and her bestie Sonja Morgan couldn’t be happier for her!
The “puppy gate” scandal on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is rolling on (and on) with no end in sight. Lucy Lucy Apple Juice is the breakout star of the series—no one has been discussed more this season. But the entire controversy has weighed heavily on Lisa Vanderpump and destroyed her relationships with the other Beverly Hills ladies.
RHOBH co-star Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Lisa’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dogs. Allegedly, Lucy nipped her husband, PK Kemsley, and their children. Dorit “re-homed” the dog, and somehow, Lucy ended up in a shelter. Had Dorit followed the instructions in the adoption contract, she would not currently owe the organization a $5,000 fee, and the pup wouldn’t have been in a shelter. Since Dorit had previously adopted and returned a dog to Vanderpump Dogs, she surely knew all about this.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer has just received some good news. And she deserves it. Viewers watched her ugly divorce from actor Kelsey Grammer play out Season 1. She was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2013. And Camille recently lost her Malibu home in the Woolsey fire. That had to be very traumatic.
In October 2013, Camille obtained a restraining order against her then-boyfriend, Dimitri Charalambopoulos. Camille alleged that Dimitri physically abused her in a hotel room while she was recuperating from a hysterectomy.
It’s not easy being a Real Housewife, and some of the “OG” Housewives have been through the wringer recently. Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been dealing with her husband Gregg Leakes’ battle with colon cancer. She also evicted Kandi Burruss and a then-pregnant Porsha Williams from her closet. NeNe ripped a camera man’s shirt and may have pulled off Porsha’s belt during the incident. During the reunion, it came out that a producer was allegedly injured by NeNe. That’s a lot of drama over a closet. In the end, NeNe destroyed her longtime friendship with Cynthia Bailey because Cynthia invited former peach-holder Kenya Moore to a product launch.
On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, this season is all about “puppy gate” and how Dorit Kemsley’s pup from Vanderpump Dogs ended up in a shelter. This saga has positioned Lisa Vanderpump against all her fellow Beverly Hills Housewives. On a personal level, Lisa has been struggling with the death of her brother. The epic show-down at Villa Rosa between Lisa, Lisa’s husband Ken Todd, and former bestie Kyle Richards was upsetting to watch.
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent has been all over the map this season. Her emotions have been spinning wildly, and not even a swig from her baby bottle can help Lala calm down. Our favorite SUR hostess has been in a dark place since the death of her beloved father.
Lala melted down in spectacular fashion at SUR, after Raquel Leviss mentioned Lala’s father. Lala raged at Raquel and Billie Lee. She also saved some choice insults for former friend James Kennedy and let him know how lucky he is to have hooked up with her. Sigh. Best of all, Lala was sporting a dress suspiciously like the green Versace that Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammys– only not as cool.
It is no secret that family is key to the stars of Real Housewives of New Jersey. No other franchise places such an emphasis on loyalty. Joe Giudice’s daughters are living up to that example. As for Joe’s wife, Teresa Giudice? Not so much. She made it official that she and Joe will divorce if he is deported. I am sure that her decision has nothing to do with the younger man that she has been spotted holding hands with. What happened to boasting about the joys of old-school marriage, Teresa?
Joe served 41 months in prison for bankruptcy and bank fraud. His wife, Teresa, also went away
to prison to camp for nearly one year. Joe was released and taken into custody by ICE after he completed his prison term in March. For some reason, Joe never became a United States citizen, even though the rest of his family did. His appeal to stop his deportation to Italy was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals on April 6, 2019.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Kim Richards seems to be enjoying her life lately. But that has not always been the case as Kim struggled with her sobriety, and legal issues. Kim had an alcohol-fueled breakdown at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April of 2015 and was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. Later that year, the former child star tried to shoplift two carts of merchandise from Target. Who doesn’t love Target?
Kim was not sentenced to jail, but was granted probation, and had to attend AA meetings and perform community service. She finally completed her probation in September of 2018. Kim also endured the passing of her ex-husband Marty Brinson, who was her best friend, in 2016. They share a daughter, Brooke Wiederhorn.