As random as this does seem, it seems like everyone on a Bravo show meets each other eventually.
As we all know, Bethenny Frankel has chosen to retire from the Real Housewives of New York. And we all know about her retirement because she has announced said retirement publicly and loudly, in a manner designed to garner the most publicity for her “upcoming projects” as possible. So, pretty on-brand for B.
Some of us are mourning the loss of the biggest B in New York. Some of us are probably relieved to never have to see a Skinnygirl-branded product or Skinnygirl-themed party on our screens again. Of course, her fellow cast-members are eager to
use Bethenny’s departure to get social media traffic tell us how they feel about Bethenny’s retirement.
There’s an illness and it’s spreading. It seems several former Housewives are plagued with, “Pretty Please Notice Me!?!” We’ve seen the symptoms in Kelly Bensimon, from Real Housewives of New York. Jill Zarin may also need to seek treatment. Then there is poor, long-term sufferer, Brandi Glanville. Our Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
We’ve recently seen Brandi pop up on an episode where she shared good times with Denise Richards. I’m still trying to root for you, Denise! But Brandi’s motives are clear. She wants us to know she is great pals with newbie Denise. #cheersbitch Now we know there is a vacancy on the show. A big gap needs to be filled. So is Brandi shooting her shot while shooting her mouth off, again? Now she is revealing the “truth” about her
failures bad luck. I’ll give you one guess on who Brandi blames for her downfall…
Ah, Kelly Bensimon. I see you, dear. The former Real Housewives of New York
wackadoo amateur photographer is speaking again. We don’t need to be reminded of Kelly. She burned SATCHELS OF GOLD into our heads years ago.
I will give her this, Kelly provided some legendary moments during her time on the show. #alsharpton Her epic breakdown behavior on Scary Island had people questioning both her motives and mental health. I have felt bad for Kelly over the years, but all of that is gone. Kelly is now forcing me to defend Bethenny Frankel, and I can’t forgive her for that.
Say what you will about Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin, but you must admire her persistence. In 2011, Jill was fired from the show along with Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord. Since then, Jill has been on a quest recapture her Housewife apple. She has made cameo appearances on the show but hasn’t been offered a contract as a full-time Housewife or a Friend of the Housewives.
Jill has dealt with some serious heartache in her personal life. In January of 2018, her beloved husband, and popular fixture on RHONY, Bobby Zarin, passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bravo cameras rolled outside Bobby’s funeral as Jill and former bestie Bethenny Frankel put aside their differences and seemingly made peace. Of course, many thought that filming at her husband’s funeral was in poor taste. And now, Jill has found love again with Gary Brody.
Jill Zarin was one of the OG’s on Real Housewives of New York when it debuted in 2008. She appeared with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, and Alex McCord. Then Jill was fired after season 4 along with Alex and Kelly Bensimon.
Unlike some former Real Housewives who fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman, Jill has tried to regain her apple ever since. Her role model may be former BFF Bethenny who left and came back. Jill has tried to stay relevant with press interviews and cameo appearances on the show. That included filming at the funeral of husband Bobby Zarin, who died from cancer.
Real Housewives of New York come and go. Some stay visible in the public eye after leaving the show, like Carole Radziwill. And some fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman. Still others make occasional returns, like Heather Thomson and Jill Zarin. And one former New York Housewife even came back full time, Bethenny Frankel.
A past New York Housewife we have not heard much from lately is Kelly Bensimon, she of the meandering conversation and the confusing Kelly speak. Although she popped up for a few guest appearances on New York after Bravo’s major casting reboot after Season 4, Kelly has not been on the show in several years. She is now sharing an update on what she has been doing-and hinting that she might be ready to rejoin the reality television world!
It felt like there were Real Housewives meetups happening all over the country this week. Or at least that’s what it seemed like when I scroll through my Instagram feed. Kandi Burruss supported Beverly Hills Housewife Erika Jayne at her Atlanta concert. Potomac Housewives Gizelle Bryant hung out with Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes. Warning: they applied way too much airbrush to their IG photo. Cynthia Bailey left the ATL to hang out with Dorinda Medley in New York City.
Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond shared photos hanging with their kids. Meanwhile, their costar Cary Deuber shared a photo of her face all marked up and ready for a cosmetic procedure. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador followed her lead. Shannon posted a photo of herself getting some cosmetic enhancements. This is a social media trend that I just don’t understand.
Captain Lee Rosbach and Katie Chastain attended an event in Florida with Below Deck alum Connie Arias. Josiah Carter shared a picture of himself Ashton Pienaar, Ross Inia, and Adrian Martin. Meanwhile, the two most controversial cast members (who haven’t been fired yet) Rhylee Gerber and Laura Betancourt took a selfie while kayaking.
Southern Charm stars Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover, Chelsea Meissner, and Whitney Sudler-Smith enjoyed some quality time. Naomie Olindo shared an “after” photo following some Botox injections. Kathryn Dennis slayed in a hot pink outfit at her brother’s wedding.
90 Day Fiance couples Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, and David Toborowsky and Annie Suwan let us all know that their relationships are still going strong with some photos.
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