If you haven’t already watched The Housewife and the Hustler, get to it. Not only does it open with the ever-hypnotic and chaotic Danielle Staub divvying out strip club secrets, but the actual alleged victims of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne are heavily involved. Hearing the story of these embezzlement claims from the victims’ mouths is another experience altogether.
That said, if you have ears, eyes, and a shred of critical thinking, you are probably getting a good sense of what’s going on from watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in isolation. That “crying scene” Erika put on with Kyle Richards last week was…something. Of course, Bravo fans have been glued to this season. We also know investigators have been tuning in. What’s next, the victims?
Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. What do all of these things have in common? They’re legendary feuds in their own right. And I would argue that the ongoing back and forth between forever frenemies Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger on the Real Housewives of Potomac trumps them all, at least when it comes to expert shade-throwing. And somehow it still feels like it’s just getting started.
Gizelle and Karen have battled it out to be the Queen B of RHOP since the beginning. And their feud has so many iconic moments, from Gizelle’s #FreeUncleBen shirt to the Grand Dame’s attack on Jamal Bryant who lives in the phone. We had the mime scene. The birthday party seat fiasco. And countless arguments during reunions. It’s a feud that I will never tire of and never truly pick one side of — I love it for what it is, and I never want either of them to leave RHOP.
Not that anyone asked, but my reaction to Melissa Gorga and her husband’s “marital issues” was one giant eyeroll. Obviously children of the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars would interpret and process things in a much different way, but you might be hard-pressed to find an adult who actually believed that mess. I’m sure Melissa’s sister tucked away in a cave somewhere would agree.
Every Housewife gets in a rut. After numerous consecutive years on one show surrounded by the same people, environments get tired and cast gets stale. Some ladies are stale on arrival and manage to hang on anyway. Speaking of Melissa, last season fans saw something they never thought they would see on RHONJ. This was a hiccup in the solid, sexy marriage between Melissa and Joe Gorga. While viewers and Jennifer Aydin might not have bought it for a second, her kids apparently did, and that isn’t good at all.
Does anyone out there miss Danielle Staub? I didn’t think so. Now does Danielle miss us? Absolutely. Desperate for any screen time, she recently appeared in a short series of interviews on The Housewife and The Hustler. For those of you who don’t know, THATH is a documentary about Erika Bamboozle Jayne and husband Tom Girardi’s alleged well, bamboozling.
So what does Danielle have to do with Erika? Nothing really. Danielle’s only real contribution to the conversation was talking about that one time she was on Watch What Happens Live with Erika. Oh and they both worked at Shakers. Just not at the same time. Riveting, I know. But Danielle just can’t pass up any opportunity to talk about anything really. So I’m sure she jumped at the chance to trash her old castmates from Real Housewives of New Jersey. For someone who hasn’t been on the show in years (and years), she sure has a lot to say.
How does the saying go? The devil works hard, but Danielle Staub works harder. Especially when it comes to inserting herself into any and every Bravo narrative since departing from the Real Housewives of New Jersey a second time. Her most recent stunt was an appearance in a Hulu documentary about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s shady divorce and embezzlement allegations. And it led everyone, including Andy Cohen, to wonder what made Danielle the expert on this topic in the first place. To her, the fact that they both danced in the same go-go bar back in the day and appeared on Real Housewives is enough credibility. And it’s saying something that not even thirsty old Brandi Glanville turned down an appearance in the doc.
The documentary itself was very revealing about the ins and outs of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s lavish lifestyle that is allegedly built off of the trauma of others. Tom is being accused of stealing millions from victims of horrific incidents to fund EJ’s glam squads and private jets. And even though she’s being accused of spending money her soon-to-be ex-husband made illegally, Erika is proving she’s a stone-cold villain by prioritizing, well, herself. Even though she’s still flying in PJs and wearing designer outfits everywhere she goes. And for once, the RHOBH mean girls squad is giving EJ a pass. Where’s the outrage? Don’t worry, Danielle is making up for that by talking even more about Erika’s allegations.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne is driving the struggle bus right now, and it has three flat tires. During the most recent episode of RHOBH, Erika revealed to the cast why she left her husband, Tom Girardi.
According to Erika, their relationship certainly wasn’t the loving marriage that she portrayed on the show. In November of 2020, Erika filed for divorce after 21 years of marriage.
Bravo has been serving us endless cast shake-ups across almost every franchise in recent history. The latest is the mass exodus from Real Housewives of Orange County. In that case, it’s out with the new, and in with the old. And please know that’s not an age comment, Heather Dubrow! Most of us are ready for the sequel of your reign!
When it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey, there hasn’t been a cast shake up for the last 3 seasons! That’s almost as consistent as Joe Gorga’s unnecessary sexual innuendos. Word on the street is things could get mixed up before season 12, though. And tragically, no, I’m not referring to Joe gaining any other form of humor.
No more dodging. No more evading. Erika Jayne is at a critical point on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Everyone wants to know what led to the divorce between she and Tom Girardi. The real scandals haven’t been exposed yet on the show, but it’s coming. It’s only a matter of time between everything starts to unravel. In the trailer Sutton Stracke is holding her feet to the fire, but still anyone else.
Speaking of Sutton, is her issue with Crystal Kung Minkoff ever going to be dropped? How long can they carry on this feud? Crystal felt violated by Sutton on the trip, but things seemingly got better. Is that not going to last? The more you talk about things the worse it gets. These two are looking to learn that the hard way this season. Going around and around about their differences is only going to end in more chaotic drama.