I don’t think that anyone can dispute that Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta has been a difficult one for NeNe Leakes. She ordered her fellow Atlanta Housewives to stay out of her closet during a get-together (I’m looking at you, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss!) Obviously, they didn’t, which enraged NeNe and cost a cameraman his shirt. And we still don’t know for sure if NeNe pulled off then-pregnant Porsha’s belt. NeNe has severed ties with most of her RHOA co-stars. She is actually very unhappy with former bestie Cynthia Bailey. Next time Cynthia had better give NeNe a copy of the guest list (if there is a next time!)
At Eva Marcille’s wedding, NeNe told Cynthia that she and husband Gregg Leakes had discussed separating. Gregg has been battling colon cancer, and the stress from his illness led to marital discord. Gregg took responsibility for his behavior and publicly apologized to NeNe. NeNe even wondered if Gregg getting cancer was karma for him cheating on her. It was hard to watch the couple bicker as they grappled with Gregg’s diagnosis.
NeNe Leakes has been dealing with a lot on Real Housewives of Atlanta this season. Her husband, Gregg Leakes is battling colon cancer, and NeNe has been having a hard time dealing with it. She also wonders if Gregg’s cancer diagnosis is some sort of karma. Then Kandi Burruss and pregnant Porsha Williams decided to go into NeNe’s closet, which is apparently a big “No No!” An angry NeNe tore a camera man’s shirt and possibly pulled off Porsha’s belt. Again- what is in that closet?
It is safe to say that the warm sisterhood that NeNe and Cynthia Bailey shared is over, and Cynthia’s friendship contract is long gone. So, what is the cause of this drama? Former RHOA star Kenya Moore came to Cynthia’s wine cooler launch. And Kenya, who was very pregnant at the time, was just glowing when she twirled in. NeNe was not happy and called Kenya a “monster.”
In more serious developments, Teresa revealed at the reunion that if her husband, Joe Giudice, is deported to Italy, that they will divorce. Joe finished serving his prison sentence and was transferred to ICE custody on March 14, 2019. He is waiting to hear the results of his appeal. And Teresa has been spending some quality time with a much-younger man, and possible boyfriend, Blake Schreck. Teresa denies that they are dating. Apparently, they just enjoy holding hands in public.
Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills certainly has focused on one issue—what happened to Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. We all know that Dorit Kemsley and her husband, PK Kemsley, violated their adoption contract with Vanderpump Dogs by re-homing Lucy rather than returning her to Lisa Vanderpump’s organization. Lucy nipped the children and PK, so it is understandable that Dorit had to make some hard decisions. But Dorit had previously returned a dog to Vanderpump Dogs, so she should have known the rules. Somehow poor Lucy ended up in a kill shelter. If only Dorit had read the contract that she signed, or just given the dog back, all of this would have been avoided. And we would instead be speculating about why Harry Hamlin is spending so much time in the Canadian wilderness without wife Lisa Rinna. (Sorry, Rinna!)
Dorit and PK are under mounting financial pressure, so it isn’t shocking that they didn’t pay Vanderpump Dogs the $5,000 fee for violating the contract. “Puppy gate” has rippled through the entire RHOBH cast. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave says that Lisa instructed employees John Sessa and John Blizzard share information about Dorit’s dastardly deed with Teddi. Kyle Richards believes, along with every other Beverly Hills Housewife, that Lisa leaked the story about Dorit to the press.
Real Housewives of Atlanta hasn’t been up to par this season, but there was some drama, at least. We saw Porsha Wiliams get engaged and unleash the news that she was expecting a baby with Dennis McKinley. NeNe Leakes threw a “Bye Wigs” party and then ripped off a camera man’s shirt because Porsha and Kandi Burruss went into NeNe’s closet. Really –what is in that closet?
Viewers watched Eva Marcille marry Michael Sterling in an extravagant wedding, but their honeymoon was short-lived. One of Eva’s bridesmaids, Seannita, was spreading some gossip about Eva and Michael’s financial situation. Of course, Seannita called Marlo Hampton to disclose this information. Nothing brings Marlo more joy than spilling tea about a co-star.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans should admire Danielle Staub’s hustle. Her
fiasco wedding to Marty Caffrey was filmed for Season 9, even though Danielle was once again only a Friend of The Housewives. Jersey girls Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs, and Melissa Gorga were part of the bridal party, and witnesses to Danielle’s bridezilla demands.
The doomed wedding was quickly followed by an acrimonious divorce, which was finally settled in February of 2019. In what seems like record time, Danielle was not only dating, but back in a serious relationship. Maybe now Danielle can be upgraded to full-time Housewife?
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were treated to a front row seat for Porsha Williams’ entire pregnancy. But first, viewers saw Kandi Burruss express her skepticism about Porsha’s fiancé, Dennis McKinley, and their relationship moving much too fast. We all know that Kandi knows exactly what the streets are talking about! In the end, Kandi seems to have accepted Porsha’s man– even with all his scandalous tattoos of other’s ladies’ names.
Porsha documented so many amazing milestones in her pregnancy journey. She told her fellow RHOA Peaches about her wonderful news during the ladies’ Tokyo trip. Porsha and Dennis enjoyed a relaxing Bahamas “babymoon,” which is the last trip that an expectant couple takes before their baby’s arrival. And before sleep deprivation sets in.
To say that Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel has had a rough time lately would be an understatement. Her on-and-off love Dennis Shields died from a suspected drug overdose in August of 2018. Fans of RHONY recently saw Bethenny confide in her co-stars that Dennis had proposed. He even gave her daughter, Bryn Hoppy, a ring before his untimely death. That is so sad!
Then came the health scares. Bethenny experienced a severe allergic reaction to fish, which landed her in the ICU. In fact, Bethenny’s new man, Paul Bernon, is credited with saving her life. She was also recently diagnosed with “leaky gut syndrome.”