Real Housewives of New York has turned into another Real Housewives of Messy Town and it’s becoming all too common lately. Allow me to be completely transparent and say I have no dog in this fight. Both of the people involved usually run their mouths incessantly and saying anything even remotely worthwhile is a rare occurrence. Heather Thompson came back for a few brief appearances on RHONY and to say Leah McSweeney was locked and loaded would be pretty accurate.
Leah was already mad, but the anger is being blamed on her grandmother’s poor health. Before Heather showed up, Leah started lighting matches by pouring over the internet in search of articles containing Heather’s smack-talking. After dinner table dramatics, communications broke down because Leah likes to impress people with her wokeness but Heather clearly knows the Black experience because she has photos with Puff Daddy. So deciding who is more to blame for acting like an idiot is difficult for viewers. According to Heather, if Leah had just stayed home with her ill grandma, all of the drama could have been avoided.
Bethenny Frankel is one of Bravo’s brightest stars and most successful stories. If a viewer were to model themselves by one Bravolebrity, Bethenny is a good one to emulate. She has the money, the name, and has developed her philanthropic efforts to prestigious levels. Beth might have always had that “star power” but attempts to launch her brand remained unsuccessful prior to joining Real Housewives of New York.
After 8 seasons of playing the reality television game, between taking time off to investigate other ventures, Bethenny departed the franchise for bigger and better pursuits. She currently has a gig with HBO and recently revealed her newest wine collection. Beth has proclaimed being on Housewives ruined her credibility in the business world but admits she misses aspects of the show. In a recent interview, she implies RHONY is no longer on her radar, so I suppose it was by sheer coincidence Bethenny revealed her engagement the day the newest season trailer came out.
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.
While the concept of angels on Earth are a mythical fantasy for some, others believe souls with the purest of hearts are incorporating themselves into the lives of everyday humans. It appears we may have found solid evidence one of these angels actually exists and it’s very possible a miracle has been witnessed. Our story begins when former star of Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel, launched a brand new wine.
Forever Young is not only a Rod Stewart song that might be used in a pharmaceutical commercial for erectile dysfunction, it is the name of Bethenny’s latest alcoholic offering. As you know, Bethenny is a sharp-witted, multiple-threat force in the business world. She is self-made and she’s not here for anyone’s crap. If you dish it out, Beth will take it, lightly grill it, and serve it back to you with a red wine reduction sauce. Now it seems perhaps Bethenny has met her match and this match takes an unlikely form. An angel, if you will, operating under the guise of the man, the legend, Donn Gunvalson.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore must have decided things were a little too calm in her world, so she fixed that… Kenya recently returned from filming the Housewives All-Star special in Turks & Caicos. She hung out with, well, pretty much everyone except Ramona Singer. Allegedly, the Real Housewives of New York star did not return back to the States with a lot of budding new friendships, which tracks for Mona.
Speaking of budding new friendships, it looks like Kenya and Kyle Richards might have bonded over their mutual love for long hair whilst All-Starring. Viewers know Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just kicked off and some old wounds were revisited. Last year Kyle accused Garcelle Beauvais of not following through on a charity donation, which didn’t sit well with Garcelle. Much of the first episode involved Garcelle and Kyle handling the upset like adults, which usually goes against Bravo policy. The situation was over, until it wasn’t, because Kenya decided to start something.
It was a brief return to Real Housewives of New York for “Mama” Heather Thomson. In fact, in the trailer for Season 13 of RHONY, sophomore Housewife Leah McSweeney screamed at Heather, “Why do you have to be in everyone’s business like a Karen?” Welcome back, Heather! Holla!
When Heather arrived at Ramona Singer’s house in the Hamptons, she had no idea that Leah had riled up her former co-stars against her. First, Heather was given the dreaded “lower level.” Leah didn’t appreciate the way that Heather discussed her former RHONY co-stars in the press.
Kelly Dodd is not known for mincing words, and that’s basically what makes her popular with certain people. She has been on Real Housewives of Orange County since Season 11, and the lack of filter on her mouth combined with her lack of patience for Vicki Gunvalson endeared to her a large audience. Kelly has weathered several storms on camera, including quite possibly the most erratic weather system that appears at least once a year, Shannon Storms Beador.
Kelly makes a point of letting people know exactly what’s on her mind and it often works against her. She goes for shock value and doesn’t care if the results place her in an unflattering light. Either way, it keeps her name in people’s mouths, which makes Andy Cohen happy. That said, her problematic personality does lend itself to humor… sometimes. She might not be drowning in pesky things like facts, but she can be funny. Recently Kelly and her husband have been traveling on the East Coast and chilling with friends. But don’t worry, she packed
her mask the sarcasm in a carry-on bag.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has once again been feuding with former bestie, and co-star, Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa jokingly sent her restaurant bill to the producer that Kyle was dining with at an eatery. This re-ignited their feud.
Kyle accused RHOBH alum Lisa of dining and then dashing. Lisa brought receipts that she paid her tab, and then she dissed Kyle’s new nose.