Andy Cohen is the king of reality TV. He’s the creative force behind the Real Housewives franchise. He’s responsible for us being so involved in the lives of Vicki Gunvalson, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, and so many other women throughout the franchise’s 15-year history. And that’s not even mentioning all of the other Bravo shows we’ve come to love.
And even though he’s definitely an expert on the ins and outs of what makes good TV, Andy isn’t so keen on making a show about himself.
Bravo’s national treasure, Andy Cohen, has been filming episodes of Watch What Happens Live from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, in March Andy announced that he tested positive for Covid-19.
Andy’s diagnosis meant that he had to stay separated from his adorable son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. Ben was born via surrogate on February 4, 2019.
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Bravo has certainly given us some polarizing characters to deal with. People you either love or hate, with not much grey area. The shows we watch often celebrate poor behavior and even reward those who may commit crimes. We enjoy discussing the fallout of DUIs or court cases. But what about the folks behind these somewhat messy characters? The network execs who run the shows? One of those guys used to be Andy Cohen. He was the Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at Bravo until 2013.
People have a lot of thoughts on Andy, now the host of Watch What Happens Live. Several of the core Bravo franchise programs used to be fun and light. Viewers appreciated the luxury and escaping from their own lives for an hour. But as the years wore on, a few of the shows became darker. Many fans felt like horrible behavior was encouraged and fingers were pointed in Andy’s direction. Kathy Griffin used to have a reality show on Bravo and she has pointed some fingers at Andy too. Now she’s speaking out about her time on the network and how Andy performed in the boss role.
Even though she dropped out of filming, Lisa Vanderpump was THE topic of conversation this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills thanks to the puppygate saga. Unlike most seasons, the ladies did not wrap up that storyline with any sort of peaceful resolve.
Instead, it dragged on to a point where most of the Housewives are not even on speaking terms with Lisa. Until this day. Months after filming wrapped. She showed up to the Season 9 premiere party and left early before her co-stars arrived. Lisa even had an awkward encounter with Kyle Richards while they were shopping. Needless to say, the anticipation was as high as it could be for an LVP reunion appearance, but did she show up? Did she film a separate segment? How did it all go down?
So, I’m not even sure what to write for you guys. For the first time ever, I might be at a loss for words. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion went down yesterday. This season we have suffered through Dorit Kemsley’s mesh
fetish wardrobe. We have analyzed truth-teller Teddy Mellencamp Arroyave’s texts. We continue to wonder if Harry Hamlin is being held against his will.
And now, we also lost Lisa Vanderpump. After months of speculation and writing #puppygate so many times my spellcheck quit without notice, the biggest riddle since “Who Shot J.R.?” might have been solved. Fans of the show wanted Lisa to have the last word and put
those bitches the ladies in their place. Now Andy Cohen has maybe given us the answer to the question, “Did she or didn’t she?”
The mazel of the day goes to Andy Cohen! It’s officially official! The Watch What Happens Live host is now a father!
It’s hard to believe, but it was only one month ago that Andy Cohen dropped the bombshell news that he is going to be a father. During a Watch What Happens Live holiday episode, he shared that his first born child was due in six short weeks. Andy’s guests that evening, the OG Housewives crew of Kyle Richards, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, and Vicki Gunvalson were overcome with joy.
A short time after that, Andy announced to Anderson Cooper on CNN’s live New Year’s Eve show that he is having a boy. I wonder how Wacha feels about the news of his new baby brother?