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.
There’s that saying, “Don’t yuck my yum.” In this case, some people’s yum is a racist. Just calling it like I see it. Brandi Redmond was aired out a little over a year ago for her brazenly offensive video mocking an Asian accent. She checked herself into a wellness center. Then, against better judgement, Brandi returned to this season of Real Housewives of Dallas. It hasn’t gone exceptionally well.
This season, Brandi has continuously burdened the newest Dallas Housewife Tiffany Moon, who happens to be Chinese. Not with giant dildos, like we’re used to, but with her personal struggle of being constantly ignorant. I’m still baffled that Brandi openly told Tiff she was struggling to be her friend because she’s afraid to say the wrong thing in front of an Asian? Which part of that is anyone else’s burden to bear? Can she not hear the words that come out of her own thin lipped mouth?
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.
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.
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.
Lisa Vanderpump’s days as a cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are way behind her. After claiming to be “bullied” by her castmates, back in the #puppygate days, she left the show without looking back. Literally, she didn’t show up to the reunion.
For LVP stans, the ending was not a satisfying way to say goodbye to an OG housewife. It’s easy to wonder what it’d be like if she returned to the cast today. Could her longtime friendship with Kyle Richards be salvaged? How would she address Erika Girardi‘s legal situation? We already know she has a few feelings about that. And what would she think of newcomers Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais?
Whenever Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd think they’re off the hook, someone sues them again. The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was sued back in August for not paying SUR employees. Then in February of this year, Lisa and Ken were sued for not paying their fruit and vegetable bills at Villa Blanca.
Another class action lawsuit was filed over a year ago, alleging that Ken and Lisa did not pay employees minimum wage or overtime and failed to give employees breaks. This lawsuit named all four of their restaurants (TomTom, Villa Blanca, Pump and SUR). Five years ago, Lisa sued her former attorney because she and Ken lost a judgment against a former waitress. That waitress was awarded 1.6 million dollars, which is a pretty big settlement. Big enough to say that case was totally legit. Have we noted a pattern?