Ever since Andy Cohen announced a special episode of Watch What Happens Live featuring the kids of Housewives, there’s been drama. The show will feature Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, Noelle Robinson and Kairo Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta; Frankie Catania, Gia Giudice and Albie & Chris Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Also, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Briana Culberson and Shane Keough and Real Housewives of New York’s Victoria de Lesseps and Avery Singer will be thrown in the mix. And last but not least, newbie Brooks Marks from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will be there too. So there’s definitely a variety of old and new, with plenty of OGs making a return.
But apparently, some of the wives were not happy that their kids were left off the list and made a call to Daddy Andy to complain. Andy said it was someone with daughters, which removes NeNe Leakes from the suspect list (even though she would’ve been a good contender). It was a bit of a red flag that no Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kids were featured, but Lisa Rinna totally owned it and admitted it wasn’t her calling the network. We know that her daughters Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle Hamlin are busy working on becoming the next Kardashians anyway.
Holy cats, it’s here. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is coming back and it has some explaining to do. Fans have been waiting for the Season 11 trailer to be released and for all intents and purposes, it does not disappoint. Loyal viewers of RHOBH have struggled the past few years due to lack of drama and the cast having a mental block against addressing their very interesting legal issues on camera. Instead we’ve been treated to bogus dog storylines and not much in the way of captivating television.
Will this be the redemption season for Beverly Hills? We’ll see some new faces on old faces and new cast members to spice things up. Kyle Richards’ sister Kathy Hilton is joining the gang, and newcomer Crystal Minkoff is off and running on her first season. Now it’s time to watch the Season 11 preview while the Bravo gods silently thank Erika Jayne for finally getting a storyline.
This week Andy Cohen gifted fans with news of a “Bravo Kids” special that will be featured on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. The special includes Gia Giudice, Frankie Catania, Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, and Kairo Whitfield (THANK YOU) from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Avery Singer and Victoria de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City, and of course OG kids Briana Culberson and Shane Keough (YES) from Real Housewives of Orange County.
The “kids” featured in this special all grew up on TV and probably had zero say in showing their awkward years on camera for millions of people. So, this could be awesome! While the show features our favorite Bravo kids, there are some noticeable names missing. Yolanda Hadid’s daughters, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are probably too busy being supermodels to show up on WWHL. But what about Kyle Richards’ daughters? Or Lisa Rinna’s? Nene Leakes’ kids? Or Jill Zarin’s daughter? Something tells me they’re dying to be included – and Andy has hinted as much without naming names.
Sutton Stracke was a polarizing figure last season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was only a Friend of the Housewives for Season 10, but she still managed to stir up plenty of drama. Sutton is wealthy and informed everyone that she only wears couture. Sutton was appalled that Kyle Richards didn’t have place cards at her dinner party. During a game of first impressions, Sutton told pregnant RHOBH co-star Teddi Mellencamp that she thought she would be “boring.”
Sutton’s antics even caused Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider to call her “a little too uppity.” Sutton insisted that she was “not a mean girl.” She also said, “Can I be a little snobby? Yes. But is that my whole personality? No.”
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.
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.
While several members of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast have been involved in their fair share of controversies, no housewife is more divisive than Kelly Dodd. It started with her low-blow attacks on her castmates regarding their age, appearances and more. Last year, she took it to another level when she made insensitive comments about the coronavirus pandemic and wore a hat that mocked the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s since apologized for her “stupid” comments, but even Kelly thinks she’s probably getting the boot before Season 16. But who knows, because Andy Cohen doesn’t necessarily think she’s problematic.
And now Kelly has found herself in a controversy with former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. But, somehow, LVP was the one admitting to a lie and apologizing to Kelly. I know, it’s very off-brand for these two.
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.