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.
The friendship between Real Housewives of New York stars Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel was unexpected, and quite interesting. It was a lovefest back in 2016, with Bethenny declaring that she would exit RHONY before she would break-up with Carole. Bethenny missed the mark with that prediction.
During Season 10, their friendship imploded, leaving both women bitter. The RHONY reunion was a nail-biter, with both Carole and Bethenny fighting over who slammed who on the show. In one memorable moment, Carole screamed at host Andy Cohen, “Shut up, Andy. You’re so full of sh*t!” Later, Carole claimed that Andy was Team Bethenny during the ladies’ disputes.
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.
You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?
While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.
Luann de Lesseps is a maven of cabaret. She a current star of Real Housewives of New York. And, not for nothing, Luann is also cool – not all like, uncool. Luann is also very unlucky in love, it seems. When Lu joined RHONY, she was… THE COUNTESS. She was married to Alex de Lesseps, a real live French diplomat who may or may not have ditched Luann for an Ethiopian princess. Lu licked her wounds and eventually moved on to another Frenchman, Jacques Azoulay. We all loved French Ross Geller and it appeared Lu did too – until a rogue pirate in St. Barths with a penchant for guyliner put more than a kink in their relationship.
Somehow Luann eventually found herself involved with
douche CEO Tom D’Agostino. Tom, much like Harry Dubin, made himself a regular fixture on the Housewives dating circuit. Unfortunately for Luann, their dating lead to engagement, which lead to Luann going off the rails. In the wake of Luann’s affair of the heart and Tom’s affair in general, Lu’s mind was less on relationships and more on not getting arrested again. After trying her luck on a dating site, Lu met personal trainer Garth Wakeford. Now, after several months of going out, we learn Garth is partying on without Luann.
Alright, buckle your seatbelts Real Housewives of Salt Lake City fans, do we have some news for you. Jen Shah has been polarizing since she first appeared on our TVs. In Season 1, we saw her throw glasses, scream at everyone and take no accountability for her actions. While she called herself the Queen B of SLC, she was looking more like the Queen Brat. Even Heather Gay says her old friend wasn’t being extra on camera — she just really acts like that.
The situation only got worse when audio leaked of Jen berating her employees. Again, she took no accountability, sent a cease and desist to fan accounts reposting the audio and has continued to post on Instagram to promote herself and her businesses like nothing happened. She also has been shading her co-stars behind their back, but what else would you expect after her performance at the reunion?
The news of Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon’s engagement broke almost simultaneously with the first Season 13 trailer of the Real Housewives of New York. It didn’t exactly seem like a coincidence, with the cast thinking that B was being petty with the timing. However, she hasn’t acknowledged the big news, until now.
Her engagement news came simultaneously with reports that her 8-year divorce from hell with Jason Hoppy is finally over. And finally, the SkinnyGirl mogul is free to move on and didn’t waste any time.
Even if you’re not a fan, it’s hard to deny that Ramona Singer is an integral part of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s an OG and the show would never be the same if we never saw her petty fights with Bethenny Frankel, her complicated best friendship with Sonja Morgan and her outrageous temper tantrums about rooms on vacation.
Elyse Slaine came into the RHONY universe as one of Mona’s 50 best girlfriends, but it didn’t last long. They got into a blowup last season, and she severed ties for good after Elyse and Leah McSweeney started a joke that she poops herself while having sex. Now, she’s spilling the tea on Ramona’s role in Dorinda Medley‘s departure from the show.