Ever since Andy Cohen announced a special episode of Watch What Happens Live featuring the kids of Housewives, there’s been drama. The show will feature Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, Noelle Robinson and Kairo Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta; Frankie Catania, Gia Giudice and Albie & Chris Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Also, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Briana Culberson and Shane Keough and Real Housewives of New York’s Victoria de Lesseps and Avery Singer will be thrown in the mix. And last but not least, newbie Brooks Marks from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will be there too. So there’s definitely a variety of old and new, with plenty of OGs making a return.
But apparently, some of the wives were not happy that their kids were left off the list and made a call to Daddy Andy to complain. Andy said it was someone with daughters, which removes NeNe Leakes from the suspect list (even though she would’ve been a good contender). It was a bit of a red flag that no Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kids were featured, but Lisa Rinna totally owned it and admitted it wasn’t her calling the network. We know that her daughters Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle Hamlin are busy working on becoming the next Kardashians anyway.
I love the husbands on Real Housewives of New Jersey. This season, what happened at guys’ night didn’t stay at guys’ night, which means more drama for RHONJ viewers! When the guys met for poker, Margaret Josephs’ husband, Joe Benigno, admitted that he had also heard that Evan Goldschneider was cheating.
Unfortunately, Bill Aydin carried the news back to his wife, Jennifer Aydin. And on the ride to the Jersey Shore, Jennifer shared it with Dolores Catania, her ex-husband, Frank Catania, and Teresa Giudice.
While Margaret Josephs is past her days of feuding with Danielle Staub and throwing her ex-husband in the pool on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, she has a new enemy in town. This season, Jennifer Aydin and the Marge have been going at it, throwing low-blows back and forth at each other. Jennifer is a ride-or-die to Teresa Giudice, while Margaret tries to hold Tre accountable. The two have never really gotten along, but this season is a whole new level.
And apparently, Jennifer Aydin isn’t the only Jen that Marge has some opinions about. On a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Marge gave her feelings about the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. And particularly, what she thinks about Jen Shah’s recent arrest for her alleged involvement in a telemarketing scheme that targetted the elderly. She and her assistant Stuart Smith are facing federal fraud and money laundering charges, which hold a 30-year maximum prison sentence.
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.
This season of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey has introduced us to a significantly hornier and finally single Teresa Giudice. While the latest mid-season trailer shows that her new boo Luis Ruelas is making his RHONJ debut soon, Tre’s still single on the show. She’s up-front about wanting her “peach kissed,” is drinking pineapple juice by the gallon (to Joe Gorga’s horror) and obviously flirting with pool boy Tony Delorenzo whenever she can.
While Luis is apparently Tre’s “soulmate,” with Juicy Joe Giudice and their four dorters’ sign of approval, there’s undeniable chemistry between Tre and the hot pool boy. He’s old-school Italian, which we know didn’t go well for Tre last time, so maybe it’s better that they didn’t get together. Even though I ship it real hard. Melissa Gorga says he’s into younger women anyways, so the ship has sailed.
Sutton Stracke was a polarizing figure last season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was only a Friend of the Housewives for Season 10, but she still managed to stir up plenty of drama. Sutton is wealthy and informed everyone that she only wears couture. Sutton was appalled that Kyle Richards didn’t have place cards at her dinner party. During a game of first impressions, Sutton told pregnant RHOBH co-star Teddi Mellencamp that she thought she would be “boring.”
Sutton’s antics even caused Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider to call her “a little too uppity.” Sutton insisted that she was “not a mean girl.” She also said, “Can I be a little snobby? Yes. But is that my whole personality? No.”
Love her or hate her, Teresa Giudice is undoubtedly the OG of OGs when it comes to real housewives. Her family drama is a major reason that Real Housewives of New Jersey delivers season after season. Whether she’s throwing away Melissa Gorga’s sprinkle cookies, igniting a fight between her ex Joe Giudice and brother Joe Gorga or going to bat for her four dortors, her family is always center stage.
And it even goes back to the early days when Melissa and Tre’s cousin Kathy Wakile joined RHONJ behind her back, which Tre says is the “worst thing to ever happen to her.” Nope, not jail. Not her ex being deported. It was her family trying to take her crown.
If you thought the drama was cooling off for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, think again. On last week’s episode things spiraled into total disarray. Everyone was at each other’s throats. However, at the end of the day this group always finds a way to move on and move forward. No matter how low the blows (looking at you Teresa Giudice), there’s always a sense of unity at the end of the day.
Even though they eventually move on and patch things up, inevitably something always comes between them again. This time it’s Jennifer Aydin going to war with Margaret Josephs. These two have never seen eye to eye, but this time feels different. There are some lines you don’t cross. Saying it’s sloppy to sleep with your boss after that person told you they were a victim to someone in a position of power is reprehensible. They might not be able to move on this time.