Do you ever watch reality TV and feel like the cast members are friends in your head? How about the parents? Do you ever watch and wonder what it would be like to have them as a mom? Just me? Alright, then.
I cannot help being fascinated by the relationships between reality TV stars and their mothers. Not all moms are created equal and not everyone is meant to be a reality TV star. Some of them are just hilarious. They steal every scene and deserve to star in shows of their own. It gets to a point with some of these cast members that it seems like their moms are the reason they’re still on TV. I don’t want to call anyone out, but when your mom gets her own on-camera interviews on your show, she’s definitely stealing your shine. Whether she’s trying to or not.
Every Real Housewives fan knows that elaborate beauty routines are a staple of many of the ladies’ lives. Over the years we have watched the women experiment with lasers, cryotherapy, acid peels, fillers and more. And the Housewives have probably injected enough Botox to fill a Beverly Hills swimming pool! When all the basic treatments are not enough to hold back the hands of time, fortunately, there are always the more heavy duty interventions-facelifts, eyelifts, rhinoplasty and chin implants have all been on the cosmetic menu for the cast members.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna has always been upfront that she wants to look her best for as long as she can. We have watched her undergo vitamin drips, facials, waxing, and infrared bed therapies. So, you might wonder, just how much does it cost to look like Lisa? She recently shared her skin care routine expenses-and it is safe to say that she spends a little more than the average American woman!
This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills offered a little bit of everything. An impractical designer car, Erika Jayne kneed in the head(!), an ugly political debate and the story of the courageous survival of Lisa Rinna’s mother Lois Rinna at the hands of a serial killer. And for good measure, surprise cameo appearances by Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton. Whew! It seems like Bravo threw in everything but the kitchen sink. Only because they probably couldn’t salvage it from Lisa Vanderpump’s high end kitchen remodel!
One thing we did not see, however, was LVP interacting with the rest of the cast. She was a no show at Camille Grammer’s bridal shower and the rest of the ladies, of course, questioned her absence. These days, it seems that no one from the cast is in Camp Vanderpump. However, one former Housewife is showing her love for LVP and she isn’t shy about expressing her opinions about the rest of the cast, either.
After a long and grueling season as resident newbie (and self-appointed interventionist on Kim Richards!) on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna is now facing some sad news at home. Monday, Rinna tweeted “My dad is is in the hospital again with pneumonia and it’s the 4th time this year. Dang it. He is almost 93. He is a fighter!” She also posted a throwback photo on Instagram of her and her parents with the comment: “Sending love and prayers to my Dad he is in the hospital but he is a fighter so fight Daddy fight!”
Some will remember meeting Lisa’s dad, Frank Rinna, from her visit to their hometown of Medford, Oregon on this season’s RHOBH in order to sell her childhood home. During the visit, Lisa claimed, “I just belong in a big city.” While growing up in Medford, Lisa admitted she asked herself, “Why am I here? I’m more fabulous than this.” But emotions were high when she saw her aging parents during that visit, who hadn’t been in the best of health. “I have a lot of guilt being so far away. It’s really, really hard,” Rinna said. Rinna’s mother, Lois, had a stroke that damaged much of her memory, but Rinna said her father deals with his own pain quietly: “He fights through it because I don’t think he can leave [my mom].” Although Rinna said, “My mom is the Rock of Gibraltar. She always had everything together,” she also admitted, “It’s hard not having your parents be young and not full of life. What I’m realizing now is that I’m the adult. I’m taking care of my parents. You never prepare for that.”
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