As both the Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seasons are winding down, it is time to start thinking about the reunions. Some of us look forward to the Housewife reunions as we hope to get all of our burning questions answered. Others know that the answers the ladies give are often phony, evasive, self-serving or disingenuous. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from watching–or having opinions!
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is forced to be a jack-of-all trades to get the ladies to confess to their social crimes, apologize to their wronged co-stars and make up by the end of the reunion. Which, any way you look at it, is a Herculean task. You have to wonder how he does it. Reunion after reunion. Andy recently shared which of the reunions have been the most difficult for him to manage–it must have been hard to pick just a few!
In addition to being the patriarch, godfather, and ultimate supreme ruler of all things Real Housewives, Andy Cohen is a new dad and the host of Bravo’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live. As the first openly gay American late night talk show host, Andy has long been an eloquent and gracious advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
New York City is currently hosting WorldPride, the world’s largest Pride event, spanning the entire month of June. The Bravo network is known for its support of the LGBTQ+ community. So it is no surprise that Bravo and Andy have a float in the parade this year.
Tanya Sam was a new addition to Real Housewives of Atlanta in Season 11. She appeared as a Friend of the Housewives. Initially, Tanya was brought on as NeNe Leakes’ friend. Oh, how that changed during the season!
NeNe became angry when she thought that Tanya dissed NeNe’s store, Swagg Boutique, during the Housewives talent show in Florida. NeNe later said that Tanya was obsessed with labels. (Hello–have you met your fellow Housewives? And looked in a mirror lately, NeNe?) In Tokyo, the ladies each got a fortune at a temple. NeNe said that Tanya’s fortune meant that she might not marry her fiancé, Paul Judge. NeNe blew up (as she typically does) when Tanya was upset over the way that NeNe shaded her relationship. Later, Bravo officially changed Tanya to Eva Marcille’s friend. Well played, Bravo. Well played.
Let’s talk about Dennis McKinley. The fiancé of new mama Porsha Williams has quite a reputation. Since first appearing on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the
Weiner Hot Dog King’s name has been in the mouths of the cast members. Porsha and Dennis recently had a beautiful child and are currently together, despite Porsha’s recent financial issues.
Dennis has multiple tattoos of his ex’s names and confessed to keeping in touch with them. But does that make him
a big cheater cheater pumpkin eater unfaithful? Not necessarily, however, the streets are talking again and wondering if Dennis needs to check his hot dog situation.
Technically speaking, Monique Samuels is not an OG cast member on Real Housewives of Potomac. Practically speaking, she might as well be. The then-fledgling show was just trying to figure itself during the first season.
Even though Season 1 wasn’t a major hit right out of the gate, the show truly found its footing during the second year, which is when Monique joined the cast. Is that a coincidence? It might be, but there is no doubt that Monique puts the “real” in Real Housewives. She has kept it one hundred from the second she became a Housewife and she continues to do so two seasons later. Recently, the mom of three opened up to Reality Tea during an exclusive interview.
The wrath of NeNe Leakes has struck again! Well, kind of. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been busy. After opening a new SWAGG Boutique in Maryland, the much-criticized diva has been on the go. NeNe had a very publicized season of attitude during RHOA, and she hasn’t really copped to
being a complete bitch her antics. It was bound to spill over into her life outside of the cameras.
One “fan” had an up close and personal experience with NeNe at an airport. Is it okay to bother famous people at a public restaurant? Is it okay to interrupt them when they are mid-conversation with someone else? A photo-seeking woman found out, and much like NeNe’s often unfortunate personality, it wasn’t pretty.
Who doesn’t think Ramona Singer is rude? The Real Housewives of New York have said it. Many times. The viewers have thought it. New Jersey Housewife Dolores Catania went on a rant about Ramona. Even RHONJ pot stirrer Kim D said Ramona was the rudest person she’s ever met. Ouch.
The list goes on and on. Now, Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes Javid is slamming the RHONY OG. She also has some choice words for Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes.
NeNe Leakes did not win any congeniality awards when Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 ended. In fact, she barely walked away from the reunion with any friends of all. Pretty much just Marlo Hampton was on her side.
Marlo and NeNe’s husband Gregg Leakes supported her at the SWAGG Boutique opening in Maryland. No one else from RHOA showed up, which isn’t at all surprising. Then again, she is still following Shamari DeVoe on Instagram after her massive unfollowing spree. Oh, and NeNe did post a birthday shout out for Kandi Burruss. That’s especially weird since Kandi recently said that they were never really friends. However, NeNe did get some Real Housewives support. Just not from anyone in her own cast. Real Housewives of Potomac cast members attended the SWAGG opening.