Real Housewives of New York fans have had to accept that Season 12 is going to be very different than last season. Bethenny Frankel, one of the “OG” Housewives, left RHONY abruptly before filming for Season 12 began. But don’t worry, people. Luann de Lesseps isn’t singing sad songs about Bethenny leaving.
It turns out that Luann is pleased that Bethenny left, so that Bethenny would stop hogging all the attention. Of course she is! Now we can even more time devoted to cabaret and Luann’s glitzy life as a star of the stage.
There was so much good content to come out of BravoCon, but I can’t help wondering about what we didn’t get to see. What was going down behind the scenes, behind closed doors, and after hours? Even a month after the inaugural event, there are new stories and bits of information trickling out. And I hope the tidbits just keep on coming.
On a recent Watch What Happens Live After Show episode, Kenya Moore and Andy Cohen dished on the weekend.
There has been a lot of buzz about the Real Housewives of New York since the end of last season. Bethenny Frankel’s announcement that she was leaving RHONY left fans wondering what would happen to the show. Part of the answer came in the form of Leah McSweeney joining the cast.
Recently, there has been even more chatter surrounding the New York ladies. Sonja Morgan was a BravoCon no-show the very same weekend she was allegedly kicked out of a Philadelphia gay bar for bad behavior. Tinsley Mortimer became engaged to on-again-off-again boyfriend Scott Kluth and took a break from filming. And now Luann de Lesseps is weighing in on what the new season will be like–and she is throwing a little shade at Bethenny in the process.
We were ALL expecting the new Real Housewives series announcement at BravoCon. However, pretty much no one saw it coming when Andy Cohen said the new show is Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
Many people were so sure that the Real Housewives of Chicago was in the works. Not only that, but Tinsley Mortimer has been going back and forth to Chicago thanks to her relationship with Scott Kluth. After she got engaged, it made sense that Tinsley would leave New York City for the Windy City. I mean, come on, she doesn’t even really live there. She is just staying in a hotel room while she films. Are all of these elements coming together for Real Housewives of Chicago to launch centered around Tinsley’s move? Not so fast, you guys. Andy is not on board with this notion.
This has been a busy 2019 for Bravo host Andy Cohen. In December of 2018, the Watch What Happens Live host made a very special announcement. Andy shared that he was going to become a father while several “OG” Housewives, including Ramona Singer, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, and NeNe Leakes, were chatting in the WWHL clubhouse. I just loved that reveal!
In fact, Andy even moved Watch What Happens Live from New York City to Los Angeles for four weeks while he prepared for the birth of his son via surrogate. This was only the third time that the talk show had filmed in Los Angeles.
Rumors have been floating around the Bravosphere since fall that Tinsley Mortimer had quit The Real Housewives of New York City in the midst of filming Season 12. And, now, it looks like we finally have an answer to the It Girl’s status as a Housewife.
Tinsley‘s castmate Luann de Lesseps opened up during a recent performance of her (never-ending) Countess and Friends cabaret show about the socialite’s future on RHONY, her engagement to Scott Kluth and more.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Yes, we’ve seen the Real Housewives of New York cast travel to Mexico a million times at this point, but to quote Sonja Morgan, “We always have the best time.” Seriously though. The viewers enjoy it, the cast goes all out, and in all honesty, the other Real Housewives shows should take notes. This cast always delivers.
Yes, it would be great to switch up the RHONY cast trip locations, but the ladies always pull through in Mexico. Who could forget Luann de Lesseps drunkenly falling into that bush? What about Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer’s naked heart to heart in the pool? There have been so many classic RHONY moments south of the border. I am sure there will be even more iconic scenes from the Season 12 Mexico trip.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards have not always seen eye to eye since being cast members together. Although the two only shared one full season together–season 5–they built up enough mutual animosity to last a lifetime. Kim resented Lisa’s offering up unsolicited advice on her sobriety. Lisa was furious after Kim hinted that she knew scandalous information about hubby Harry Hamlin on the casts’ Amsterdam trip, resulting in Lisa’s epic wine glass breaking tirade.
After Kim left the show, she and Lisa continued to spar when she would pop up as an RHOBH guest. Kim notoriously declining Lisa’s gift of a stuffed bunny for her grandson was one of the many low points in their feud. Lisa continued to meddle in Kim’s sobriety and so on and on and on. Oh, the drama! The two finally called a truce at Kyle Richards’ Halloween bash last season. Although Kim and Lisa are probably not destined to be BFF’s, the civility has seemed to last. Now, the two have a surprising new connection that gives them an added incentive to play nice.