The Bravo gods have answered our (my) prayers —
is Heather Dubrow returning to the The news of Fancy Pant’s long-awaited return comes along with some arguably even better news — Real Housewives of Orange County. and Kelly Dodd are OUT for good. No more Kelly Fraud’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke 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.
Fancy Pants news is just too much to bear. We’ll finally see the completed Dubrow family mansion. , despite Terry Dubrow 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.
I’m not going to lie, I love seeing any bad news about
and her crew. But back in the very early days of Kim Zolciak , Kim was a harmless narcissist. Who just so happened to be the mistress to a very rich man. She was entertaining and delusional, which is exactly how I like my housewives. One of my all time favorite housewives moments ever was watching Kim drink a glass of wine and smoke a cigarette in a strip mall parking lot, blasting the original “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party.” All in front of an equally delusional Real Housewives of Atlanta , who commented on what a lovely singing voice Kim had. Of course, those were all pre-wig shifting days. Sheree Whitfield
Kim ultimately moved on from and created Big Poppa another “one hit wonder” thanks to . But Kim’s origin with “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party” ultimately led her to Kandi Burruss her own spin off. Once Kim met now-husband at Kroy Biermann , love bloomed and she quickly became pregnant. Sheree’s charity dance off was created and ultimately, she left Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding to have her own show, RHOA . It featured Kim, Kroy and their gaggle of kids. Chaos ensued. So did plastic surgery. And money was spent. Lots of it. I will never fully understand how they kept up with the lifestyle they portrayed but now we are getting a little glimpse as to why. Don’t Be Tardy
might have had a lackluster Real Housewives of Atlanta last season, but it wasn’t always that way. Sure, the days of and NeNe Leakes Kim Zolciak arguing on a tour bus over a one hit wonder are long gone. But I recently did a rewatch of the good ole days. One person stuck out as a true star that carried the show: . Drag me if you will, but that woman brought a je ne sais quoi to the franchise. Phaedra Parks
From calling people
“oatmeal pie face” to using phrases like “crazier than a road lizard”, Phaedra brought it all. The off the cuff jokes, the sheer delusion, the notion that she could get away with faking the due date of a pregnancy. She had it all! Of course, Phaedra got the boot for the unforgivable. Sadly, that was the point she had to stop being my favorite housewife. But it does seem as though she has had some time to reflect on her past on . She even RHOA graciously accepted an apology from for her inappropriate behavior towards Phaedra’s said then-husband, Kenya Moore . Apollo Nida
star Real Housewives of Atlanta must have decided things were a little too calm in her world, so she fixed that… Kenya recently returned from filming the Kenya Moore Housewives All-Star special in Turks & Caicos. She hung out with, well, pretty much everyone except . Allegedly, the Ramona Singer star did not return back to the States with a lot of Real Housewives of New York budding new friendships, which tracks for Mona.
Speaking of budding new friendships, it looks like Kenya and might have bonded over their mutual love for long hair whilst All-Starring. Viewers know Kyle Richards Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just kicked off and some old wounds were revisited. Last year Kyle accused of not following through on a charity donation, which didn’t sit well with Garcelle. Much of the first episode involved Garcelle and Kyle Garcelle Beauvais handling the upset like adults, which usually goes against Bravo policy. The situation was over, until it wasn’t, because Kenya decided to start something.
Despite arguably being the OG of OGs,
NeNe Leakes’ departure from the was very disappointing. She Real Housewives of Atlanta closed her laptop in the middle of a Zoom reunion never to return, after failed contract negotiations, and rumors of a firing, which led her to forgo her peach. And to put the nail in the coffin, she’s called out the network, Andy Cohen particularly, and has been trying to rally fans to boycott Bravo. No matter how much Marlo Hampton hopes, it looks like NeNe’s time as a housewife really is over for good.
And it’s disappointing because when
NeNe was good on , she was RHOA so good. Starting with her feuds with during Season 1, NeNe delivered reads and one-liners unlike any other housewife from any other city. But it got to her head, which is evident with the demise of her friendship with one-time bestie Kim Zolciak-Biermann . While the two Cynthia Bailey somewhat made amends during the reunion, NeNe proved that she let her ego get bigger than the show. And that never works out well, just look at what’s happened to or Vicki Gunvalson . Danielle Staub
is due for an entire revamp after last season’s mayhem. Real Housewives of Orange County was doing the absolute most and it wasn’t fun to watch. Some fans Braunwyn Windham-Burke even boycotted watching last season because of controversial statements made by about the Kelly Dodd coronavirus pandemic, other women and the Black Lives Matter movement. Despite what Kelly thinks, RHOC needed and Tamra Judge to whoop it up last season to lighten it up. The new crew of ladies led by Vicki Gunvalson was ultimately a bore with Shannon Beador quite a lot of toxicity mixed in there.
And while Bravo is
taking its time before making decisions about the future of , RHOC Kelly is still getting into trouble. (And has yet to be officially fired, but even she’s expecting it at this point) But this time around, the trouble has to do with her little dog being vicious.
whose names start with “K” apparently just don’t mesh together. Real Housewives alum Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had several issues with her Kim Richards dog Kingsley attacking people, including one of daughters. Kyle Richards’ had an incident when Kim Zolciak her son was bit by a dog. And now Kelly’s poodle Chloe is getting called out for some bad behavior. Like mother, like (doggy) daughter.
has been a Bravo darling since the beginning of the Kim Zolciak . Whether you love her or hate her, she truly made the early days of RHOA iconic af. She was the chain-smoking, bad wig-wearing blonde that always had a glass of wine in her hand and a dream. Her tumultuous friendship with Real Housewives of Atlanta brought some of the best banter of all time. And while she’s polarizing, she’s always owned up to who she is, especially when it comes to her Nene Leakes high-maintenance lifestyle. The scene of her eating pizza while getting stomach fat lasered off is forever cemented in my brain as classic housewives’ material.
Kim’s story was really unexpected. She went from spending Big Daddy’s money to meeting and his “tight ass” while the Kroy Biermann cameras were rolling. For over a decade now, the match-made-in-heaven has been RHOA popping out babies, spending and documenting it a lot of money all on their spin-off . While I understand everyone has Don’t Be Tardy many not positive, about Kim, Kroy is like a opinions, godsend in her life. He loves her children and somehow doesn’t lose his mind with all the over-the-top ladies in his home. And watching their story on the spinoff really was entertaining for a while.
Something leaked into the Bravo water and that is some toxic mess. The past two weeks have given us more drama during hiatus than actual production.
and Porsha Williams are about to go Falynn Guobadia full on The Boy Is Mine . Real Housewives of Atlanta is Kim Zolciak permanently tardy for the party and now the party is OVAH. star Real Housewives of Dallas has been Tiffany Moon subjected to racism on social media during AAPI month. What else could possibly happen?
Grab a Kleenex and a soothing tea, perhaps. After a season of
nonsense and complete delusion where we learned, SUMMER, FUN, , NOT FUN – the time has come. Let’s all join hands and bow our heads HANNAH BERNER in thanks, Hannah will not be returning to . Summer House