The Real Housewives of New York has undergone plenty of changes throughout its 13 seasons. It all began with Jill Zarin and her “fabulous circle of people” playing tennis and going to charity events. To be fair, the current ladies still do that, but also aren’t afraid to jump in pools naked or throw ravioli at one another. Long gone are the days of the Jill vs. Bethenny Frankel feud. Or Alex McCord and Simon van Kemp’s co-dependent relationship. And while a lot has changed, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps have managed to make it through.
RHONY fans have watched kids like Avery Singer grow up. We’ve mourned deaths, including that of Jill’s longtime husband Bobby Zarin. And while Jill the OG may have not held an apple since Season 4, she’s still an important part of RHONY history. So it’s no wonder she was invited to appear as part of Watch What Happens Live’s episode featuring housewives from seasons past. She earned her place.
This season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey truly has not disappointed one bit. We’ve had Jennifer Aydin’s iconic pool party drunk moment. Teresa Giudice is hornier than ever and is with a new man. Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are “fighting” which may or may not be another ploy at a fake storyline. And there have been nasty feuds everywhere, from Jennifer vs. Margaret Josephs to Tre vs. Jackie Goldschneider.
The season kicked off with a bang after Tre was spreading rumors at Evan Goldschneider’s own birthday party that he cheats on Jackie. This made the Jackie bomb go off that left her and her tragic weave in shambles. She could not stop bringing up Teresa’s nasty gossip every chance she got, even after proclaiming she was “over it.” And who could forget when she confronted Teresa and made the “worst analogy ever” involving Gia Giudice doing cocaine at parties.
Welcome to the dungeon! After a season of secrets, lies, and strippers between their thighs, The Real Housewives of Atlanta are reuniting. What started off as a slow season quickly developed into a crusade into everyone’s sex lives. From the infamous Bolo to the divine Prophet Lott, these ladies have some explaining to do. Luckily for viewers, the reunion is in person, and Andy Cohen’s going to get all of the answers we crave.
Kenya Moore’s detective ambitions are surely going to be a hot topic at the reunion. Her obsession over Porsha Williams’ alleged tryst with Bolo rubbed many the wrong way. Why did it matter so much to her? What was her motivation for pursuing the truth? If Porsha was a single woman at then time, should it even matter? FINALLY, the women are together again and can speak on EVERYTHING.
Kandi Burruss had a relatively tame season on the Real Housewives of Atlanta this year. She sent her daughter Riley Burruss to college, got angry at Kenya Moore for not sharing a crab cake and threw Cynthia Bailey the most Kandi Koated dungeon-themed bachelorette party, which we know got a little crazy. She’s been shady and pretty silent about the whole Bolo situation, even though we know she had no problem gossiping about it to her team.
Honestly, I wanted more from Kandi this season aside from her hilarious and on-point facial expressions. She finally got a little involved during the finale when Drew Sidora was taking things to another level, and we needed to see more of that. Plus, we had significantly fewer scenes with Mama Joyce this year, which is a total bummer. And while we know she has allll the tea on who slept with Bolo, she’s remained mum about the whole thing, to Kenya’s dismay.
Years ago, we saw Kandi Burruss‘ daughter Riley Burruss attempt to reconnect with her estranged father Russell “Block” Spencer on Real Housewives of Atlanta. We didn’t hear much about their strained relationship until the current season when Riley shared that she wants the child support money that she never got from her dad.
After that, Block slammed Kandi and his own daughter in a radio interview. He claimed that Kandi knew she was a side piece when they conceived Riley. He even said that he’s “cool” with all of his kids except for Riley. Yikes. Now, Kandi is addressing his claims.
Kandi Burruss dealt with several personal issues on Season 13 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi sent her eldest daughter, Riley Burruss, off to college even though Riley has no idea how to clean. RHOA viewers watched Riley grow up on our television screens.
Kandi decided to go after Riley’s father, Russell “Block” Spencer, for unpaid child support. Riley and Kandi feel that Riley is entitled to the money that Block owes her. I totally agree.
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.
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.