We’ve arrived at the final hour of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Season 1. The third and final act of a historic three-part reunion. And you guys. I’m not ready for it to be over! Like really, really not. It’s been inarguably the best debut season of a new Housewives franchise since Beverly Hills back in 2010. And I’m saying that as a huge fan and ardent defender of the Potomac’s first season. (My original Bravo claim to fame was being behind one of the very first viewer-submitted reunion questions in RHOP history.)
But these SLC ladies delivered in every single way imaginable. They brought something new and completely different to the table, and added a fresh and unique POV to the Housewives universe. RHOSLC reinvigorated the franchise as a whole while some long-running tentpole cities are starting to feel stale and, ahem, long in the tooth. And that’s not just my bias talking as a born-and-bred former Mormon/Utah native. So indulge me while I savor this last recap before closing the door on Season 1 in Salt Lake City. K?
During BravoCon, Andy Cohen had the Bravolebrities attempt to settle their feuds with people from different shows. Ramona Singer had beef with Vicki Gunvalson, Dolores Catania, and Gizelle Bryant (who Ramona kicked out of a photo). Of course, Ramona didn’t actually resolve anything with any of those people.
And they’re far from the only reality TV stars who have been offended by the Real Housewives of New York OG. Margaret Josephs is not a fan of Ramona’s either. And, well, quite honestly, the list of Ramona’s enemies goes on and on. And on.
Longtime Real Housewives of New York viewers know that Ramona Singer is not shy when it comes to being cheap. Last season, Dorinda Medley was miffed when Ramona made her and Sonja Morgan take Instagram photos with a party planner in exchange for a free birthday party for her “50 best girlfriends.”
Then, at that party, she had each guest donate money so she could purchase a Gucci purse. For a woman who brags so much about being a successful businesswoman, none of that actually lines up with what she’s been spewing for years. Nevertheless, it’s Ramona’s consistent inconsistencies that have kept her on reality TV for over a decade. Oh, and her rudeness. Just when you thought that Ramona couldn’t be any more rude, she does something else that makes you shake your head. Not that she cares. At all.
We’ve seen Real Housewives (and former Housewives) on Below Deck charters, including Cynthia Bailey, Alexis Bellino, and Kary Brittingham (pre-Real Housewives of Dallas). What would it be like if they were actually cast members, working long hours and wearing khaki skorts? It would certainly be a short-lived experience, but it would probably be interesting to watch.
We’ve seen Bravolebrities pretend to be waitresses at SUR, but there’s no faking it on one of these Below Deck charters. They really do have work to do. Could you imagine a Real Housewife rocking one of those polyester polo shirts? Below Deck alum Kate Chastain sure can. She’s even come up with some names to be her second and third stew.
The #freebritney movement for pop star Britney Spears has been picking up a lot of steam lately thanks to her recent conservatorship hearing. Social media has been flooded with hashtags to support the singer. Ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake even issued a long-awaited apology to her as well.
But plenty of people are looking to capitalize off the recent news about Britney. Such as one particular housewife, who we know happens to be one of the most tone deaf of them all.
Real Housewives of New York will probably have somewhat of a choppy season. Thanks to Covid, normal filming has been interrupted twice because of the stupid, nasty pandemic. This virus simply refuses to go away no matter how many people ignore basic safety precautions. The nerve. It’s almost as if a disease that’s contagious keeps spreading to others on purpose or something.
Well some people absolutely refuse to have their lives dictated by an entity they cannot see. Former nurse Luann de Lesseps had no issue traveling to Florida while RHONY was taking a break. Though she was photographed without wearing PPE, it means absolutely nothing because according to Luann, “proper precautions” were taken. THANK GOODNESS. But Lu isn’t the only one not letting the germy infections get her down. Corona Singer, sorry, I mean Ramona Singer took a little jaunt as well.
Is anyone missing Real Housewives of New York? I am and I’m scared it won’t come back when it’s supposed to because it keeps getting shut down mid-production. These RHONY women don’t seem to understand we’re in a pandemic. Ramona Singer has been spotted out and about this past year acting easy breezy about social distancing and mask-wearing. Meanwhile, Luann De Lesseps was just spotted in Florida.
Newcomer Leah McSweeney was not the one to let any of this behavior slide during the RHONY reunion. Of all the women, her and Dorinda Medley came down on Ramona the hardest. Now it looks like Leah and Dorinda are getting heat from people for dining outside and getting close for a picture.