The Bravo gods have answered our (my) prayers — Heather Dubrow is returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County. The news of Fancy Pant’s long-awaited return comes along with some arguably even better news — Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are OUT for good. No more Kelly Fraud’s nasty comments and total ignorance. Or Braunwyn’s over-the-top narcissism. Both ladies were eyeing for a return, but the fans have spoken. And Boringwin really uprooted her entire life as she knew it for a TV show that doesn’t want her back. What a shame. Oh, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is out after one season, but we hardly got to know her anyway.
The Fancy Pants news is just too much to bear. We’ll finally see the completed Dubrow family mansion. Terry Dubrow, despite duping fans about Heather’s return, will be back on our screens to provide plastic surgery advice and corny dad jokes. And this could lead to a potential Tamra Judge return, but no news has been announced yet. CHAMPS FOR EVERYONE, except maybe Shannon Beador.
How are we liking Real Housewives of New York so far? Last night, Ramona Singer threw a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party and we saw the return of Heather “Mama” Thomson. Holla! I love it when they bring back former cast members. It also looks like Leah McSweeney and LuAnn de Lesseps love it too, because they were eager to give Heather a hard time for alleging that Sonja Morgan and Lu are into “strong drugs.”
Meanwhile, Eboni K. Williams showed she can hold her own and appears to be sensible and sweet towards anyone going through a hard time. Overall, Eboni is proving herself to be a great new edition to RHONY, which is important because the cast has gone through some major shakeups the last few seasons. Tinsley Mortimer left to marry Scott Kluth. Unfortunately, we know how that turned out. But the biggest blow was Dorinda Medley getting the boot. Say what you might about Dorinda, but her absence has left a gaping hole, which begs the question – are five Housewives enough to sustain a whole season?
The Real Housewives of New York is looking mighty different these days. Not only is this most recent season being filmed in the midst of a global pandemic, but there has been a cast shake up as well. Not to mention an entire social-political awakening to boot.
Season 13 of RHONY is leaving us without Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley! As a trade, viewers have been given Eboni K. Williams and a taste of Heather Thomson. At this point, it’s hard to understand the remaining women’s thoughts on the switch up, but time (and a few spoilers) will definitely paint a picture.
It’s really unknown how the first season of the Real Housewives Spin-Off in Turks and Caicos will go. The cast, comprised of 7 women from different cities, has gotten mixed reviews. A lot of the picks made sense — Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, Kyle Richards and Luann de Lesseps are OGs. Kenya Moore is messy, especially on vacation, so she had to be thrown in the mix. But Cynthia Bailey and Melissa Gorga, two of the most boring ladies on Bravo right now? That seemed like a bit of an oversight. And no Real Housewives of Potomac or Real Housewives of Salt Lake City were included, to fans’ dismay. This group is in need of Karen Huger and a few fireball shots.
Fans have been blessed with a few sneak peeks via housewives’ Instagrams of the trip that show the ladies dancing, drinking and showing off their bikini bods. There’s a supposed 8th surprise guest that apparently isn’t Jill Zarin, Tamra Judge or Vicki Gunvalson, so all bets are off on who that could be. But put this many housewives in one house and you’re bound to get drama. Especially if you come between Ramona and her room, or Tre and her macrame beach outfits.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been the Teresa Giudice show since her table flip heard around the world. Eleven seasons later and she’s still feuding with the Gorgas, mixing up her words and centering her world around her four dortors. A lot has changed from the good old days when she’d drink wine with Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo during girls’ nights and massive family dinners. They were truly like one big blended family until things took a nasty turn.
Jacqueline and Caroline’s days on RHONJ are long gone. And maybe it’s best that way — as Dolores Catania said, these three together could be World War III. While Caroline never says never about a return, it seems like Jacqueline is past this phase in her life. If only her daughter Ashlee Holmes took a lesson from her, as she’s still feuding with Danielle Staub several years and hair-pulls later.
Can we agree that the fakest Bravo proposal was when Gretchen Rossi proposed to Slade Slimy Smiley on a helipad? Slade was broke (remember, he asked the jeweler to put an “imitation stone” in the ring setting?). In order to lock down some Season 9 income (spoiler: they didn’t), Slade and Gretchen manufactured an elaborate proposal. That proposal consisted of Marilyn Monroe cosplay, a song by Gretchen, a helicopter, and totally authentic declarations of love. Why the trip down memory lane?
Well, Watch What Happens Live gifted us with a week-long special that celebrated past and present Bravolebrities. The “Blasts From the Past” special was dedicated to former housewives. Taylor Armstrong, Phaedra Parks, Jill Zarin, Adriana de Moura, and Jacqueline Laurita joined Gretchen on WWHL to spill some tea and grill Andy Cohen.
The Real Housewives of New York has undergone plenty of changes throughout its 13 seasons. It all began with Jill Zarin and her “fabulous circle of people” playing tennis and going to charity events. To be fair, the current ladies still do that, but also aren’t afraid to jump in pools naked or throw ravioli at one another. Long gone are the days of the Jill vs. Bethenny Frankel feud. Or Alex McCord and Simon van Kemp’s co-dependent relationship. And while a lot has changed, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps have managed to make it through.
RHONY fans have watched kids like Avery Singer grow up. We’ve mourned deaths, including that of Jill’s longtime husband Bobby Zarin. And while Jill the OG may have not held an apple since Season 4, she’s still an important part of RHONY history. So it’s no wonder she was invited to appear as part of Watch What Happens Live’s episode featuring housewives from seasons past. She earned her place.
We’re less than a week away from a brand new season of the Real Housewives of New York and the excitement cannot be contained. Eboni K. Williams will be joining the ladies as the first Black RHONY housewife, and she’s coming in hot. From her already amazing tagline to the upcoming feud with Ramona Singer as seen in the Season 13 trailer, it seems like Eboni is prepping for quite the grand entrance.
Ramona is currently in Turks and Caicos filming a Real Housewives All-Stars vacation series with women from other shows. And still finding time to throw shade at Bethenny Frankel. While it’s unclear if Ramona will yet again be shocked by a surprise appearance of Jill Zarin on a vacation, she’s definitely probably feuding with the ladies over a room situation. And rumor has it she’s already fighting with Kenya Moore, but is anyone really surprised?