We could all use some kindness, but the last place you expect to see it is on Bravo. But damn it, call your friends and family because this story managed to melt even my hardened, dark, barely beating heart. Go ahead and grab a tissue because the sun might get in your eyes or you could be at risk of suffering a spontaneous allergy attack after this one. Bravo and the shows on Bravo are many things to many people, but sometimes it’s everything to one person. Today we meet Miss Bella Pape.
Bella loves reality television and all that it implies, her favorites are the Real Housewives and she’s quite familiar with the franchise. But Bella isn’t binge-watching shows on a rainy day, she was born with a disorder that has kept her in long-term care for most of her life. In 2020 Bella was hoping to attend BravoCon, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. The event has returned in 2021, but Bella’s health is deteriorating and traveling is no longer an option. So the troops rallied and brought BravoCon to Bella, thanks to Real Housewives of D.C. alum, Mary Amons.
Pretty much everyone is familiar with Wendy Williams. Even if you don’t watch her show, her antics have been splashed across the media. She had a messy divorce. She passed out on live television. And she’s big on spreading gossip. In theory, her background sounds like a Housewife resume. All she really needs is an enormous fraud case to seal the deal.
Since Wendy already has the qualifications and she is currently on Andy Cohen’s good side, has the time come for her to test her chops on a show? Real Housewives of Miami is looking like it will get another shot and producers are allegedly narrowing down cast for the 305. We may get Marysol Patton back. Perhaps Adriana de Moura. Now we’re hearing we may get Wendy too. Someone needs to go check on NeNe Leakes because she’s about to have a real bad day.
Oh, Florida! It must be great to live in a warm climate. Palm trees, the Atlantic Ocean, thumping social scene. Not much slows down a city like Miami, including a pandemic. Real Housewives of Miami used to be a thing and word on the street is, it might be a thing again. Recently, veteran ladies, Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria have popped up in the news because a highly contagious virus will absolutely not deter having birthday parties with other Housewives who visit from out of state.
Being immune to all pestilence is a gift not many of us have, because we aren’t the damn Avengers, but if you take a gander at certain Bravolebrities you would assume they are exempt from diseases. Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps has come under fire for traveling to Miami to party without a mask, but according to her, “precautions were taken“. Now RHOM is back in the media but not for a premier date. Another star has fallen victim to being inconvenienced by Covid.
What’s the first thing you do if your job shuts down in the middle of a medical health crisis that is impacting the whole ass globe? If you answered with; fly to another state that has a ridiculously high Covid case confirmation rate and party on the local social scene without the benefit of wearing a mask, your name might be Luann de Lesseps. Lu must be taking advantage of the break in filming from Real Housewives of New York, because she’s been spotted in Miami at a birthday soiree.
Here’s the irony, RHONY halted production because a cast member tested positive for the Rona. But that’s not even the best part, this is the second time cameras have been pulled during the pandemic. The first time it was a person on the crew who tested positive. The way things are going, this is going to be a choppy season at best. And it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities for a 3rd stop in production. After Luann’s recent trip to Miami, she might bring home more than sand in her shoes.
The Real Housewives of Miami franchise never caught fire. So the show only lasted three seasons before Bravo gave it the ax. The breakout star of all three was arguably Elsa Patton aka Mama Elsa. Mama Elsa, 84, was the psychic, delightfully wacky and surgically manhandled mother of cast member Marysol Patton.
Mama Elsa was so compelling on Real Housewives of Miami that it was rumored that she was getting her own spin-off. There was hope because Andy Cohen made it no secret how much he loved her. It never came to pass and now it never will.
The Vanderpump Rules cast used to shade Lala Kent for travelling in her boyfriend Randall Emmett’s private jet. Now that Lala is cool with everyone on the show, they too get those same travel perks here and there. Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Stassi Schroeder, and Stassi’s boyfriend Beau Clark all joined Lala and Randall in Cabo for engagement celebrations- or at least that’s what was mentioned in the Instagram caption. Were they celebrating Lala and Randall’s engagement? Or were they there in honor of Jax and Brittany’s engagement? Or maybe it’s just a combination of both. Either way, they had an enviable vacation, or at least that’s what it seems like via the Instagram posts.
Even though the sisterly drama has played out Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and behind the scenes) throughout the years, Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton joined Kim Richards to celebrate Kim’s birthday- and marked the occasion with a family photo, of course.
Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Porsha Williams and Shamea Morton showed off their growing baby bumps.
This week was all about family time when it comes to your favorite reality TV stars and of course they posted pictures from their hangouts.
New Jersey Housewives and sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga celebrated their children’s birthdays together.
Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Conrad Empson spent some quality time with his mother.