Nowadays, Gigi Hadid is known as one of the highest paid supermodels in the world, but the longtime Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers remember meeting her as Yolanda Foster’s daughter. Who could ever forget Yolanda advising Gigi to eat one almond when she was hungry and only letting her eat one piece of her own cake at her graduation part?
Well, Yolanda dropped the “Foster” and returned to Yolanda Hadid right around the time she exited Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, instead spending her time on a Pennsylvania farm and cheering on her supermodel children on Instagram a la momager Kris Jenner. She also was the first one to confirm that Gigi was expecting a baby with Zayn Malik in April (hopefully, she got permission to spill the tea on that one) during an interview with a Dutch radio station. Now, she’s a grandma.
Celebrities fan out over reality TV stars too. We all know how much Jerry O’Connell, Chrissy Teigen, S.E. Cupp, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Rapaport, and Meghan McCain love to watch Bravo. They are always offering up their opinions on the drama.
Recently Seth Rogen talked about his love for Below Deck. And, now, Rihanna is naming her favorite Real Housewives stars.
By now, most Real Housewives fans have seen the photos of Carole Radziwill with Ghislaine Maxwell, sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, and long-time associate, who was finally arrested last week. She’s not the only Real Housewife alum getting dragged into this situation though.
Yolanda Hadid and her daughter Gigi Hadid have shot down claims that Yolanda hid Ghislaine at her Pennsylvania farm in response to the scandal.
Long before Gigi Hadid became a world-famous supermodel, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans witnessed Yolanda Hadid coaching her on how to model and advising her to eat an almond and some salad. I will never forget Yolanda only permitting Gigi to have a teeny, tiny bite of cake at her own high school graduation party.
Well, now Yolanda’s baby girl is all grown up and she’s having a baby herself.
We can’t cover every news story ourselves. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sources for reality TV news and gossip. Check out these links from some of our favorite sites in the December 9, 2019 edition of Monday Morning Tea.
Confession: I can sit through 1oo’s of hours of “unscripted television,” but I have never once made it through an awards show. Except maybe the MTV VMAs one year while I was in college. And even then, I only made it through because I was too hung over to move from the couch where my roommates were watching.
However, I do find the People’s Choice Awards fascinating. Because the awards are voted on by the viewers, it makes for some… interesting results. For example, last year’s nominees for “Drama Movie of the Year” included Red Sparrow and A Quiet Place – both legitimate movies with plots and acting and character development. Wanna know what movie won? “Fifty Shades Freed.” That’s right, we the viewers chose soft porn over a movie starring Academy Award-winning Jennifer Lawrence and one starring America’s favorite human, Jim Halpert. America’s voting habits make me nervous.
We all know Mohamed Hadid. Father of supermodels, Gigi and
not-Gigi Bella Hadid. Ex-husband of Lyme disease survivor (#neverforget) Yolanda Foster. Or is it Hadid? I can’t keep up with Yolanda’s illnesses or last names. Viewers would also recognize Mohamed as a close friend of Lisa Vanderpump, showing up occasionally on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Mohamed is also a billion-dollar real estate mogul. A
completely non-shady businessman devoted to building some of the most luxurious pads in California. Recently one of these pricey mansions got Mohamed in some hot water. After violating certain codes, Mr. Money found himself on the receiving end of some community service. But the insanely wealthy are not like us. They have people on-hand to take care of every request, from screwing in a light bulb to scrubbing the toilet. Except for Kyle Richards, of course. She does everything herself! So if you thought you would see mega-rich Mohamed on the side of the road picking up trash, think again. He’s got people for that…
We all know that being a Housewife comes with some great perks. Public exposure on a popular television show. Endless opportunities to self-promote whatever it is you are selling. Being a Housewife has led some anonymous women to fame and fortune and helped others in a career lull to re-invent themselves ala Lisa Rinna.
Sounds good so far. But there is sometimes a downside for Real Housewives. And that is the battering they can take on social media. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne has just found out how low the comments can go when you are famous. And you have a son who is a police officer.