Even though the ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are in-between seasons, the drama never stops. Last season featured several explosive head-to-head feuds that took a turn for the nasty. There were cheating rumors and bad analogies that kept up the bad blood between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider. Melissa Gorga got into it with Tre, her husband (and bonafide Real Housewife) Joe Gorga and, of course, Jennifer Aydin. Jennifer knows how to push buttons, especially when it comes to MelGo and Margaret Josephs.
The Marge v. Jen feud particularly took a turn for the dark. They argued over the cheating rumors surrounding Evan Goldschneider and brought their husbands into it. Marge shamed Jen for being a stay-at-home mom and referred to Bill Aydin as her “meal ticket.” Jennifer, who seems to have no filter whatsoever, slut-shamed Margaret several times, including during the reunion. This feud is particularly hard because both bring something to the table every RHONJ season. And while they may never be good friends, they both make reality TV gold in my book.
Madison LeCroy is the Southern Charm diva that we never knew we needed. Kathryn Dennis had no problem serving up drama, especially while she was still involved with Thomas Ravenel. And now that Thomas is gone, Kathryn is left to bicker with Danni Beard. That and to try and defend her poor choices on social media. Slowly, our favorite unpredictable southern belle has been replaced.
Kathryn can be vulnerable and rash. Madison is confident and wily with the opposite sex. Drama follows her, especially when it has to do with her ex-Austen Kroll. Maybe it’s a control mechanism. There’s another pair that are better off not having any contact. Of course, Madison joined the big leagues when she revealed her relationship with Alex Rodriguez at the Season 7 reunion. She denied having any influence on Alex’s subsequent split from Jennifer Lopez, but Madison managed to embroil herself in between one of the most famous couples in America. Bravo Miss LeCroy.
FORMER Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke is probably having the best and worst week of her life, considering all the attention she’s getting. She and Kelly Dodd were (finally) fired from the show alongside Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. And Kelly is putting Boringwyn on blast, blaming her for their exit. Typical Kelly, not seeing how her horrible behavior turned the fans all the way off, especially after last season. And while Braunwyn is definitely NOT taking the news well, she knows better than anyone that any press is good press.
Braunwyn, in the meantime, has been saying yes to any and every interview she’s asked to do, to milk the end of her RHOC 15-minutes of fame. She was upset to get the boot after she wanted to show herself as a “different person” next year. Sounds like she had plenty of plans to continue to turn her life upside down for TV. And to make matters worse for her, it’s rumored that Brauny’s old BFF is taking her spot on the show. That’s gotta hurt the paparazzi-loving mom of seven.
Well, when Bravo promised some changes on Real Housewives of Orange County, they weren’t kidding around. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas was let go, as was the divisive Kelly Dodd. And Braunwyn Windham-Burke was also fired after two seasons on RHOC.
And to everyone’s surprise (and my delight) “Fancy Pants” Heather Dubrow is returning for Season 16. Her plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, said earlier this month that his wife has a “never say never” attitude, and that he missed being on RHOC. I cannot wait to see the interior of the $21 million dollar home that the couple built in Newport Beach. It happens to be the most expensive Housewives home.
It’s time to pop the champs, Real Housewives of Orange County fans — Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow is back. And to Vicki Gunvalson’s glee, she’s on a mission to Make OC Classy Again, whatever that means. Not only is Heather in, but Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Kelly Dodd are out with their messiness. Heather was one of the first Real Housewives to call out Kelly for her bad behavior during her first season on the show, so she’s a good judge of character. Plus, Fancy Pants gets that Housewives’ is a sport and needs to be tackled as such. And she’s actually filthy rich, which always makes for fun TV, especially when it’s earned AUTHENTICALLY (hear that, Erika Jayne?)
Heather announced her triumphant return on her podcast Heather Dubrow’s World, where Bravo daddy Andy Cohen was the guest. The two talked about her return as well as teased another old school housewife from another city making a similar return sometime soon. And even though Terry Dubrow tried to persuade fans that his wife wouldn’t make a return, thank the Bravo gods he was wrong.
What is this? A certain Housewife making controversial statements right before their new season is about to begin? WELL I NEVER. If you have missed the melodic, harmonious tones of Candiace Dillard’s voice, hang tight because Real Housewives of Potomac is about to return. Fans will see the ladies recovering from losing a cast member after a brawl took place in a barn filled with wine and Candy submitted a verbal request to be dragged across the floor.
Candiace doesn’t mince words and she has thoughts on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s current legal battles. Despite evidence, a general lack of morality, and new information uncovered weekly, Candiace feels Erika has been unjustly maligned. Never one to read the room, Candiace recently took to Twitter to support Erika and blast those who side with the widows and orphans. Now viewers hope Candiace can see the error of her ways as clearly as she has seen the label on Mommy’s handbag.
Ahead of the Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 reunion, it’s safe to say this season really took it to a new level. There were hookups and steamy hot tub moments galore. There were over-the-top guests that were painfully entitled during their stay. We even saw an instance where Captain Glenn Shephard crashed the boat into the dock. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the drama coming in at full force all season long.
And in the off-season, things have gotten juicier. Dani Soares gave birth to a baby that may or may not be Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux’s. Not even J.L. knows if he’s the father, even though he’s not doing much to figure it out. The majority of his Below Deck co-stars aren’t having it, slamming for his treatment of Dani. This is coming from a man who told the entire boat he had an STD prior to getting a test. He’s obviously not the sharpest tool in the box.
Whew child. No literally, there is a Below Deck Sailing Yacht child among us. Apparently everyone got the memo but the potential father, Jean-Luc Cerza-Lenaux. Yikes.
After watching Dani Soares basically try to procreate on camera with Jean-Luc, it’s a wonder how
this summer child 25-year old man is still so confused. Then again, he also didn’t seem to understand how STIs work. (Hot tip: Don’t drop an STI bomb on national TV to a girl you basically just met until you know that’s actually what’s going on. Just an idea.) Pretty much anyone watching this mess is doing so through their fingers by now.