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After a year in a pandemic, a United States election, and a massive boost to the Black Lives Matter movement, reality TV is looking a little differently these days. True Bravo fans will remember the 2016 Real Housewives of Atlanta episodes where Phaedra Parks and some of the other wives attended Black Lives Matter events. Four years later, these other franchises are still playing catch up. That includes the iconic Real Housewives of New York who finally welcomed their first Black cast member after eleven seasons! Welcome to a more accurate reality on your reality TV screen!
For boasting a life of worldliness and civility, Luann de Lesseps sure does seem lost. Though, who can forget that dreadful Diana Ross costume she tried to pass off just a few seasons ago? Shockingly, Sonja Morgan is coming through in a way I don’t think anyone predicted. Sonja was both eloquent and accurate when taking up for the movement and newest Housewife, Eboni K. Williams in last weeks’ episode.
There’s truly nothing better in my book than a Bravo crossover. It’s why I’m jumping in my seat for Bravo to air Winter House (I will never get used to Summer House Winter Charm) and the Real Housewives All-Stars special. Even singular episodes, like when Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel made a guest appearance on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. B and Kyle Richards go wayyyy back and it was everything to see them together on-screen. B shaded Erika Jayne. She kept her cold sense of humor around a bunch of glam valley girls. And, of course, there were SkinnyGirl margs. Sounds to me like Christmas morning.
Like I said, Kyle and Bethenny have history. They met in the 90s in LA and B even served as an assistant to the one, the only Kathy Hilton. The throwback pics are EVERYTHING and worth a deep-dive to see these two ladies starting out their adult lives, big hair and all. However, they both take (or in B’s case, took) their time on Real Housewives very differently. Kyle would have to leave RHOBH kicking and screaming, while B never wants to return. Kyle is putting on a front of close friendship among her co-stars while Bethenny isn’t afraid to lash out and burn bridges. Maybe that’s why their friendship lasted so long — because they both live on different coasts of the U.S. and don’t see each other that often. Let alone, they’ve never appeared full-time on the same show.
Bethenny Frankel is one of Bravo’s brightest stars and most successful stories. If a viewer were to model themselves by one Bravolebrity, Bethenny is a good one to emulate. She has the money, the name, and has developed her philanthropic efforts to prestigious levels. Beth might have always had that “star power” but attempts to launch her brand remained unsuccessful prior to joining Real Housewives of New York.
After 8 seasons of playing the reality television game, between taking time off to investigate other ventures, Bethenny departed the franchise for bigger and better pursuits. She currently has a gig with HBO and recently revealed her newest wine collection. Beth has proclaimed being on Housewives ruined her credibility in the business world but admits she misses aspects of the show. In a recent interview, she implies RHONY is no longer on her radar, so I suppose it was by sheer coincidence Bethenny revealed her engagement the day the newest season trailer came out.
While the concept of angels on Earth are a mythical fantasy for some, others believe souls with the purest of hearts are incorporating themselves into the lives of everyday humans. It appears we may have found solid evidence one of these angels actually exists and it’s very possible a miracle has been witnessed. Our story begins when former star of Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel, launched a brand new wine.
Forever Young is not only a Rod Stewart song that might be used in a pharmaceutical commercial for erectile dysfunction, it is the name of Bethenny’s latest alcoholic offering. As you know, Bethenny is a sharp-witted, multiple-threat force in the business world. She is self-made and she’s not here for anyone’s crap. If you dish it out, Beth will take it, lightly grill it, and serve it back to you with a red wine reduction sauce. Now it seems perhaps Bethenny has met her match and this match takes an unlikely form. An angel, if you will, operating under the guise of the man, the legend, Donn Gunvalson.
Sonja Morgan has always been a fan-favorite since she first came on the Real Housewives of New York. She’s iconic in every way, from her gang of interns to her BFF antics with Ramona Singer. She’s spent years on the show dealing with her townhouse, looking for love and ultimately trying to find her own happiness. And she’s such a good spirit that must be protected at all costs, like Eboni K. Williams said.
Sonja has not had the best luck in love or business ventures. Her signature toaster oven and international fashion lifestyle brand are iconic mysteries from RHONY. Remember when she wanted to start a drink line called Tipsy Girl until Bethenny Frankel chewed her out? Sonjarita finally caught a break last season when her fashion line appeared in Century 21 stores. But after the COVID-19 pandemic, the store went under and blindsided her.
To every Real Housewives of New Jersey fan’s dismay, Season 11 has finally come to an end. And, as always, the Jersey girls brought their A-game, even during a pandemic. Jennifer Aydin went head to head with Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga which was equal parts entertaining as it was nasty. Fans finally met Teresa Giudice’s new man Luis Ruelas, who fittingly carried a pineapple to his boo at the reunion. Even Patterson Dolores Catania came out, a rare but always welcomed sight.
A big storyline of RHONJ this season was the rumor swirling around that Evan Goldschneider cheats on Jackie Goldschneider at the gym. Tre fueled the rumor and blamed Marge for spreading it in the first place. Jackie, of course, said the worst analogy heard round the world that got Tre mad enough to flip a table. And while they made amends at the reunion, and plans for a double-date, it seems like these two will never get along. And considering RHONJ is the Teresa Giudice show, fans have been split with their feelings regarding Jackie. But we all can agree her extensions this season represented the inner turmoil she was going through about the rumor. It was tragic.
After a year of watching the Bravoverse take on the coronavirus pandemic (some Real Housewives were better than others), fans are really having the summer TV schedule we deserve. Come July, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Potomac will be on simultaneously. And you know what that means — Grand Dame Karen Huger will be back on our TVs in no time. All is right with the world.
La Dame is the gem of RHOP. Her one-liners rival some of the best of all time from OGs like Nene Leakes and Bethenny Frankel. And she tells confusing stories and has some questionable reasoning from time to time, Karen always make for hilarious television. Thanks to a new trailer for Season 6, fans will see Karen continue to struggle in her marriage with Ray Huger, who might have his own side piece that lives in the phone. But they’re also rumored to be renewing their vows so who even knows what’s going on in the House of Huger. She also screams about her right to “show [her] pubic hair” and completely ignores Gizelle Bryant’s attempt to come for her. Remember, people come for Karen all the time. They just don’t find her.