Even though I like Kristen Taekman, she didn’t exactly make her mark on Real Housewives of New York. Other than facing Ramona Singer’s wrath for getting her hair wet, Kristen was just, well, there. In all honesty, she was just too normal for reality TV.
I thought things might get interesting when her husband Josh Taekman was implicated in the Ashley Madison scandal. In case anyone forgot, Ashley Madison is a dating site for people looking to have affairs. Josh was a member of that website. That news broke right after Kristen wrapped up her final season. I thought it was enough for her to get another season, but she moved on. Or she was fired. I have no idea.
Well, she actually could have returned to the show last season. Apparently, Bethenny Frankel asked Kristen to film. Who had any idea that these two were friends? I didn’t, but I would have loved to see if Kristen could make a bigger impact the second time around. Plus, she would be a way better “Friend of the Housewives” than Barbara Kavovit was. The RHONY ladies just didn’t give Barbara a chance.. and neither did the viewers.
Oh, Ramona! Real Housewives of New York viewers are used to seeing Ramona Singer sometimes behave…well, rudely. It is part of her charm. Look at the way she always insists on getting the best room on RHONY getaways and orders the staff to help her unpack her belongings.
Ramona also has an issue with remembering the names of other Bravo celebrities that she has already met. And word on the street is that Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant has been the most recent victim of Ramona’s selective memory.
It’s safe to say Jules Wainstein and Carole Radziwill were not pals during their time as cast mates on The Real Housewives of New York City.
However, it’s been years since the two butted heads in front of Bravo’s cameras. In a new interview, Jules is finally speaking out about what she thought of Carole while she was a Housewife and, perhaps more surprisingly, how her opinion of Writer Girl changed after leaving the show.
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Bethenny Frankel haters don’t want to admit it, Ramona Singer is entertaining. Even when she’s being rude as hell, she manages to make me laugh in between being offended by her antics.
We all know that Ramona is not the best at remembering people’s names, even people she’s “met” many times, you know like fellow Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities. Mercedes Javid, Dolores Catania, and the notorious Kim D have called her out for her poor attitude in recent months. Clearly, Ramona doesn’t watch any Bravo shows she’s not on. And, apparently, she had no idea that Gizelle Bryant is a Real Housewife too. Even now.
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!
In our latest edition of reality star roundup, we have Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and her sometimes sidekick Marlo Hampton at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. The show is currently filming so it’s possible we’ll get a behind the scenes glimpse of this outing they went on together.
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent hit the red carpet for the first since announcing her engagement to Randall Emmett.
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof and her ex-husband Dr. Paul Nassif continue to be the friendliest of exes, posing for photos with their dates at an event over the weekend.
Check out all of the latest reality star sightings below, including Farrah Abraham, Kathy Wakile (who must be taking a break from all of those epic vacations!), Kyle Richards and so many more!
Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, and their other partners just opened up their restaurant Tom Tom, so you know what that means: Instagram posts from all of the Vanderpump Rules cast members at Tom Tom.
Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin even stopped by the new restaurant and took some photos, of course.
Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder visited Amanda Batula (and presumably the rest of the Summer House cast) in the Hamptons. New York Housewife Ramona Singer shared her own photos from her latest Hamptons weekend.