Welcome to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! Over a year since it was first announced at BravoCon, the newest Housewives franchise is finally here, and let me tell you, dear readers. The wait was worth it. In the famous words of the Mormon prophet Brigham Young, who settled the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, “This is the place.”
I feel confident in saying the premiere episode was pretty well near perfect. (Which makes sense because, as one of the ‘Wives says of life in Salt Lake City, “Perfection is attainable!”) The last time we were graced with a first episode this good was back when Real Housewives of Potomac premiered in 2016. (Though the hype surrounding RHOP was comparatively much smaller at the time. Bravo even leaned into a full slate of ads asking “Where is Potomac?” ahead of the premiere. And it took seasons of under-the-radar perfection for the show to finally be respected today as the top-tier Housewives franchise it is.)
Lisa Rinna is all about the Instagram Story shade these days. For a while, she was on an exclusive streak of calling out Denise Richards. Now, it seems like she’s gunning for Garcelle Beauvais, which isn’t surprising since Garcelle has publicly proclaimed that she is on “Team Denise Richards.”
During a recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa said that she does her underwear dancing videos to entertain her mom, Lois. OK? In a confessional, Garcelle questioned Lisa for doing this since her daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin has publicly battled an eating disorder. Specifically, Garcelle remarked, “I love that Lisa’s free enough to do the videos and be dancing, but the dancing nearly naked is not a choice for me if I had a daughter that had body issues.” As expected, that remark raised some eyebrows, and seemingly incited some shade from Lisa herself.
Kyle Richards may be an OG of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she wants her four daughters following in her well-heeled footsteps.
In a new interview, the RHOBH star opened up about the prospect of her kids becoming reality stars. And while you may think you know the answer, Kyle‘s thoughts on the subject might surprise you.
It’s important to know when to pick your battles. Dorit Kemsley made it very clear that she was going to show up late for Teddi Mellencamp’s retreat. She said this ahead of time, Teddi seemed to be OK with it, and it should have been all good. However, Kyle Richards took issue with Dorit showing up with her hair and makeup done. Did she forget that they were filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Hair and makeup are basically required, even for a
This is where the “picking your battles” thing comes into play. Yeah, it’s annoying when someone is late to an event and you find out that they took several photos on Instagram before she left the house. However, again, Teddi knew Dorit was going to be late. Kyle has no idea what else Dorit did that day aside from that impromptu photo shoot. Kyle, let it go. Of course, Dorit got her hair and makeup done, she does it everywhere. Who cares? Well, Kyle cares and she tweeted a lot about it after the episode.
Did you even vote if you didn’t post about it on social media? Yes, of course, but plenty of people used social media to encourage their followers to register, remind them to vote, and to share that they did vote in the midterm elections.
Some reality TV stars went to vote with their spouses. Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge shared a selfie with her husband Eddie Judge rocking their “I Voted” stickers. Real Housewives of Potomac couple Karen Huger and Ray Huger voted together as did fellow RHOP cast members Monique Samuels and Chris Samuels. Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute voted with her man Brian Carter.
There were some very impressive reality TV star Halloween costumes this year. Sure, some people just threw on an animal ear headband, but most of them really went all out. Lisa Rinna dressed like her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Erika Jayne and absolutely killed it. When Erika posted the photo on her own Instagram, it took me a few seconds to realize that it was Lisa and not Erika.
Cameran Eubanks’ dressed up her daughter Palmer as fellow Southern Charm cast member Patricia Altschul. She even dressed up her neighbor’s dog (long story) Elvis to accompany Palmer as Patricia’s beloved butler Michael.
Very few people can throw throw a party as well as a Real Housewife, especially a themed event. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards threw a Halloween/30th birthday party for her oldest daughter Farrah Aldjufrie. She even hashtagged the event with “Farrahween.”
As expected, she went all out with every aspect of the party, making me wish that Kyle could throw my next birthday party. The decor was unreal, the costumes were over the top, and there was even a Ferris wheel in the backyard.
The vacations on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills very rarely seem fun. Sure, they’re traveling in first class or on private jets and they end up with the most luxurious accommodations out of all the Housewives, but is it really worth it? The vacations are not fun enough for the cast members to actually enjoy and they’re not dramatic enough to make for good episodes- at least not in the most recent seasons.
In contrast, Kyle Richards’ recent European vacation just looks like the ideal vacation. Kyle, her husband Mauricio Umansky, and her daughters Farrah Aldjufrie, Alexia Umansky, Sophia Umansky, and (scene-stealer) Portia Umansky have been living it up all over Italy and Saint-Tropez. Kyle’s longtime bestie and reformed RHOBH instigator Faye Resnick came along for the trip to celebrate her birthday. I really need a best friend that’s going to take me to Europe to celebrate my birthday. I can’t even get a text with applicable emojis from my closest friends. Talk about #BestFriendGoals.