So many longtime Real Housewives cast members exited the franchise in the past year. Bethenny Frankel split the night before the last season was supposed to start filming. Denise Richards couldn’t come to a deal after her drama-filled sophomore season. Teddi Mellencamp admitted she got fired.
Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge cannot let it go when it comes to their firings. NeNe Leakes is undoubtedly in the midst of the most petty and bitter Real Housewives exit ever, slamming Andy Cohen constantly and accusing him of racism among other things.
Pretty much all I remember about America’s Next Top Model is that Shandi Sullivan had sex with someone who wasn’t her boyfriend in a hot tub night one. I can’t seem to remember important dates or facts but this is somehow burned in my memory bank. The real point, however, is that I didn’t watch ANTM. That reason was Tyra Banks.
In the early years of ANTM she also had a talk show, Tyra. It was focused on “women’s issues” and often featured women from ANTM. That way, Tyra could make Tyra all about herself. Now, for whatever reason, she’s hosting Dancing With the Stars and banning any and all Housewives.
Like it or not, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP” is a massive hit. If you’ve been living under a rock, WAP is actually an acronym and you can check out the explicit lyrics if you’re unfamiliar with the track.
Real Housewives of New York cast members Leah McSweeney and Tinsley Mortimer did a dance to “WAP” that went viral. However, Real Housewives of New York OG Bethenny Frankel isn’t feeling the song at all.
Real Housewives of New York viewers never got to see Bethenny Frankel’s man Paul Bernon on the show. She never brought him around in front of the cameras and then she left the series. And, then there’s that very confusing dating timeline which included Bethenny dating Paul before and after she dated Dennis Shields with some breaks thrown in.
However, she did talk about Paul in the press. They did come together in recent months for coronavirus relief. She credited him for bringing her “true happiness.” So much for that. Now, their relationship is dunzo.
It wasn’t a surprise that Dorinda Medley was leaving Real Housewives of New York after her behavior during Season 12. I love Dorinda, but there was no excuse for her angry and nasty behavior.
She bashed RHONY co-star Tinsley Mortimer for
existing being in a relationship with Scott Kluth, and for not being honest and authentic on the show. When Tinsley announced that she was moving to Chicago, viewers watched Dorinda tell Tinsley, “I’ve got a turkey baster– maybe try and have a baby.” Not cool, Dorinda.
It was a real shocker to Real Housewives of New York fans when Bethenny Frankel abruptly announced that she was leaving the show ahead of Season 12. Thankfully, RHONY newbie Leah McSweeney was there to share her shady and hilarious commentary about the boozy goings-on.
Some cast members were sad that Bethenny left the show. Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer were thrilled to not have to compete with Bethenny for camera time. While Bethenny said that she hasn’t watched this season of RHONY, the Skinnygirl mogul was shocked that so many fans wanted her to return.
Heather Thomson may have only been on three seasons of Real Housewives of New York City, but she definitely made her mark. Holla!! She was a staunch supporter of Sonja Morgans’ storyline toaster oven. She was not afraid of Ramona Singer. And she referred to everyone, including herself, as Mama.
Most recently Heather shared that she was not surprised that Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship came to an end. Carole is still her close friend. The two of them just sat down to reminisce about their time on RHONY and talked about behind-the-scenes drama.
Former Real Housewives of New York cast member Barbara Kavovit lasted one season in her “friend of” role for Luann de Lesseps. Barbara was a staunch defender of Luann, when most of the cast had given up on her at the time. Unfortunately for Barbara, she just couldn’t quite make it work with most of the ladies, ahem…Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley. She even ended up losing her friendship with Luann. Sadly, Luann confirmed they are still on the outs during the last episode of the season 12 reunion when she agreed Barbara was a one hit wonder like Elyse Slaine.
Even though Barbara and Luann had a falling out, Barbara shared she still keeps in touch with former castmates Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer. In the end, the construction business mogul was probably too normal and nice for the cast. Being the voice of reason on the show doesn’t get you far. After she left the show, Barbara kept herself busy demolishing the old offices of Harvey Weinstein. And now, Barbara announced she is up for a new challenge. One that is quite a bit tougher than being a cast member of the RHONY.