You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?
While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.
Luann de Lesseps is a maven of cabaret. She a current star of Real Housewives of New York. And, not for nothing, Luann is also cool – not all like, uncool. Luann is also very unlucky in love, it seems. When Lu joined RHONY, she was… THE COUNTESS. She was married to Alex de Lesseps, a real live French diplomat who may or may not have ditched Luann for an Ethiopian princess. Lu licked her wounds and eventually moved on to another Frenchman, Jacques Azoulay. We all loved French Ross Geller and it appeared Lu did too – until a rogue pirate in St. Barths with a penchant for guyliner put more than a kink in their relationship.
Somehow Luann eventually found herself involved with
douche CEO Tom D’Agostino. Tom, much like Harry Dubin, made himself a regular fixture on the Housewives dating circuit. Unfortunately for Luann, their dating lead to engagement, which lead to Luann going off the rails. In the wake of Luann’s affair of the heart and Tom’s affair in general, Lu’s mind was less on relationships and more on not getting arrested again. After trying her luck on a dating site, Lu met personal trainer Garth Wakeford. Now, after several months of going out, we learn Garth is partying on without Luann.
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.
Bienvenida a Miami and can I just say, FINALLY! It looks like Bravo is in talks to breathe new life into Real Housewives of Miami. RHOM used to be a thing but if you blinked, you missed it. The show was born in 2011 and introduced us to a few names we still hear about now and then. Most recently, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps caught some flack about hanging out with Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria. Miami alum Lisa Hochstein was in the news for racking up some fines after partying during the pandemic
Miami came to an end in 2013 for reasons we really don’t know. Andy Cohen implied it was due to the death of Marysol’s mother, Mama Elsa. He also said ratings had dropped off towards the end of the third season, so it was given the axe. Thankfully, reboots have become a thing and Miami could get another shot. Word on the street is Bravo is bringing back the franchise and returning us to palm trees and blue seas. But, will this be like re-gifting or getting a whole new present?
Well, she said she was thinking about it and now it’s a thing! Congrats to former Real Housewives of New York star Barbara Kavovit for joining the New York City mayoral race. Viewers probably remember Babs from her brief venture on RHONY. She is an incredibly accomplished businesswoman, but basically none of that was highlighted during her tenure on the show. Unfortunately much of her screen time was devoted to being yelled at by Ramona Singer. So, nothing new there.
Back in September, Barbara announced she was “strongly considering” running for office. Her motivation was driven by feeling “unsafe on the street” and wanted to “rebuild a safer and more inclusive New York City”. I’m guessing her stint on RHONY gave her a thick skin. After spending time with Luann de Lesseps, Ramona, and Dorinda Medley’s mouth, she’s probably invincible at this point. While this won’t be an easy journey, according to Barbara, she’s the woman to do it.
Oh, Florida! It must be great to live in a warm climate. Palm trees, the Atlantic Ocean, thumping social scene. Not much slows down a city like Miami, including a pandemic. Real Housewives of Miami used to be a thing and word on the street is, it might be a thing again. Recently, veteran ladies, Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria have popped up in the news because a highly contagious virus will absolutely not deter having birthday parties with other Housewives who visit from out of state.
Being immune to all pestilence is a gift not many of us have, because we aren’t the damn Avengers, but if you take a gander at certain Bravolebrities you would assume they are exempt from diseases. Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps has come under fire for traveling to Miami to party without a mask, but according to her, “precautions were taken“. Now RHOM is back in the media but not for a premier date. Another star has fallen victim to being inconvenienced by Covid.
Because, of course she does. We’re certainly used to this formula by now. Celebrities feeling the pangs of
no attention being shut in or shut down thanks to COVID-19 has become the norm. Some people are gracious about postponing plans and wearing masks to protect one another. Others are going full stir crazy and not really listening to science or medical professionals who only want to halt a fast-moving virus so people can go to the movies again.
Last week, Real Housewives of New York star and former nurse, Luann de Lesseps caught some flak about being seen at a party in Florida. She was tripping the light fantastic in all her glory without the benefit of facial protection. Naturally people had some kind words of advice for Luann, seeing as RHONY recently dropped cameras because a cast member tested positive for coronavirus. But you know, Lu is cool, not all, uncool. So, she has a perfectly good explanation for her lapse in judgement. Alexa, play Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.
What’s the first thing you do if your job shuts down in the middle of a medical health crisis that is impacting the whole ass globe? If you answered with; fly to another state that has a ridiculously high Covid case confirmation rate and party on the local social scene without the benefit of wearing a mask, your name might be Luann de Lesseps. Lu must be taking advantage of the break in filming from Real Housewives of New York, because she’s been spotted in Miami at a birthday soiree.
Here’s the irony, RHONY halted production because a cast member tested positive for the Rona. But that’s not even the best part, this is the second time cameras have been pulled during the pandemic. The first time it was a person on the crew who tested positive. The way things are going, this is going to be a choppy season at best. And it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities for a 3rd stop in production. After Luann’s recent trip to Miami, she might bring home more than sand in her shoes.