Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most authentic series in the franchise. For a long time, it was actually hard for me to watch because of the family drama. While a lot of the Housewives shows are based on contracts friendships (using that word loosely), RHONJ has always been more family-oriented. Much like the drama between Kim Richards and Kyle Richards – the fights between Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have been super dark and real. I still can’t watch the Christening episode from Season 1 or the cast trip to the “healing” retreat in Season 5.
This shows RHONJ has done a pretty good job of keeping it real. That is until we consider Melissa’s individual storylines. There was that one time she believed she had a long-lost-sister. Then there was that time she froze her eggs for a potential fourth child. Now on this season, Melissa and Joe are having marital issues and people are starting to question if the story is real.
While the coronavirus pandemic took away international travel and late-nights of clubbing for Bravolebrities, they apparently all decided it was a good idea to write a book. Shep Rose and Cameran Eubanks of Southern Charm each wrote books on subjects that couldn’t be more opposite of each other. Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Margaret Josephs is also gearing up to release a memoir, and Jackie Goldschneider says she’s working on her own. Even Lala Kent, who was part of the very real Vanderpump Rules pregnancy pact, wrote a memoir herself.
The list goes on and on, but the only person we sadly won’t be getting a book from this year is Kim Richards, even though she gets to keep a hefty advance from her publisher. And since Dorinda Medley’s firing from the Real Housewives of New York, she’s going to teach us all about making it nice in her own words.
Out of all the ladies on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards undoubtedly has the craziest story to tell. Kim was a child star, sisters to socialites Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards. Her relationships were tumultuous in many aspects of her life, including on-camera with her sisters. She’s been open about her struggles with addiction and the law. And she’s a single mom, all while being in the spotlight.
Despite the ups and downs, Kim’s honesty on RHOBH is directly responsible for some of the best scenes in housewives’ history. So when she announced she was writing a tell-all book, that she didn’t even tell Kyle and Kathy about, I couldn’t contain my excitement.
We’ve truly seen Shannon Beador’s nasty divorce with David Beador play out from beginning to end on the Real Housewives of Orange County. It started with, of course, THE AFFAIR, which led to a few seasons full of couples counseling. They reconciled with a vow renewal, which fans know is the kiss of death to reality TV marriages. Then they called it quits, went back and forth in court and David has moved one. And recently, he welcomed a baby with his new wife, Lesley Cook Beador.
And if you thought David and Shannon’s interactions were toxic, the RHOC member’s feud with her ex’s new wife is a whole other ballgame. Most recently, they’ve been fighting about a baby gift, a la #bunnygate from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Even though Brandi Glanville hasn’t appeared as a full-time cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in over 5 years, she talks about the show as if she created it herself. She made a return last season (which was the most-watched housewives’ show in 2020) to spread a hook-up rumor about Denise Richards in a feeble attempt to be relevant again.
As is true with most seasons of RHOBH, the one rumor became the main storyline of the whole season, causing most of the cast to gang-up on Denise. Unsurprisingly, she left the show and never looked back, unlike Brandi who can’t just let it go. Even her son has apparently asked Andy Cohen to give his mom her job back. Brandi definitely needs Bravo more than Bravo needs her.
The demise of Shannon Beador and David Beador‘s relationship has been a long and drawn-out storyline on the Real Housewives Of Orange County. Shannon joined the cast fresh off of dealing with the infamous AFFAIR and gave an honest look into them attempting to repair their marriage. While we didn’t have high expectations, their attempts at reconciliation did give us iconic scenes, like when they both had to give each other eulogies at the other’s fake funeral. Let’s be real — we all knew it was over the second they renewed their vows.
Somehow (not shocked) all of this work couldn’t stop David from being the cheating, gaslighting partner he is, who would rather munch on chips than have to talk to his ex-wife. But now he’s moved on with his new family — his wife, Lesley Cook Beador, just gave birth to their first baby together.
Who’s thirstier than Lisa Rinna? Honest question. While you take some time to think that over, let’s review another Lisa from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump has been going through some tax issues as of late. LVP and Ken Todd have, like many restauranteurs, hit a rough patch since COVID hit.
Back in August, Ken and Lisa were sued for not paying their SUR employees. Then, a couple weeks ago they were sued for not paying $100,000 worth of their fruit and vegetable bill. These tax issues really caught up them last week when Pump was suspended from opening. Five days later however, LVP tweeted that Pump was opening on the 17th,just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. So, what does that have to do with Rinna? The answer is simple enough – she wants attention.
Sometimes no news is good news. Lisa Rinna probably peaked around the Xanax smoothie era. Or was it really all the way back in the Munchausen days? It’s been a minute in either case. Are we really asking for more of her gauche thirst?
Lisa’s daughters, on the other hand, might be on the come up. Much to her mother’s dismay, Amelia Hamlin is dating a Kardashian ex-. This is the big time! Lisa should be happy she’s no longer with one of Kim Richards’ relatives. And, in case you missed it, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is in its final season. Some are saying Amelia is starting to actually morph into a Kardashian herself following a very interesting new lewk. Is this really happening?