Over the years, the ladies of Real Housewives of New York have grown up a lot. Sonja Morgan went from being the ex-wife of JP Morgan Chase bank guy to an International Fashion Lifestyle Brand. Luann de Lesseps went from The Countess to Cabaret star. Ramona Singer went from being an out-of-touch narcissist to an out-of-touch, narcissistic real estate agent. In just 12 seasons!
While we have witnessed countless ups and downs, one thing remains – these women will always share Harry Dubin. Harry is like the Slade Smiley of New York City. He was once married to Aviva Drescher. Since they divorced, he and Sonja have had an on and off thing for years. During this time, Harry and Luann have also hooked up. Most recently, Harry and Ramona were spotted making out. It’s a picture you can’t unsee. Oh, and he’s also been linked to Kelly Bensimon. Put simply, Harry is a pig RHONY staple.
Once a year, something exciting happens in Utah. As January wraps its icy hand around the state, celebrities descend on Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. For two weeks, the state most known for religion becomes the epicenter of the entertainment industry, with A-list stars and indie up-and-comers converging for an endless parade of premieres, parties and Park City moments. And this week, we get to experience it all through the fabulous lens of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
As a native Utahn, Sundance truly was the most fun I had all year. Every year of college, my friends and I would make a staycation out of it, renting a hotel suite in Park City and spending the weekend strolling Main Street and meeting celebs and Bravolebrities alike. In fact, Sundance was the very first time I ever encountered a Housewife in real life. Over the years, my BFFs and I met everyone from Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley to the Shahs of Sunset and the Vanderpump Rules gang. In fact, my most epic Sundance stories involve both Harry Styles and one particular A-list actor who shall remain nameless. But those are stories for another day. Let’s get into the recap, shall we?
When Kelly Dodd joined Real Housewives of Orange County, she was the only one willing to be friends with Vicki Gunvalson after the infamous cancer scam.
That all went out the window when Vicki and Steve Lodge started going out on double dates with Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd and kept the outings a secret. Ever since then, Vicki and Kelly have been ripping each other to shreds whenever possible.
Every former Real Housewife claims that she left the show to “pursue other opportunities,” but pretty much none of them ever quit. In fact, many of them are completely unprepared for life without those Bravo paychecks, overcharging for Cameo videos and peddling laxative teas on Instagram to support themselves and pay for heavily discounted Botox injections.
Sure, some of them are smart with their money, but, at this point, financial issues are a staple among the Housewives, especially the former cast members. It’s par for the course, in all honesty.
Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute recently said that Scheana Marie carried the latest season of the show, but I’d have to say that Kristen did her fair share as well. A majority of the season was focused on her falling out with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney over her on-again-off-again relationship with Brian Carter.
Stassi and Katie might not have appreciated the back and forth, but fans appreciated Kristen’s honesty. Relationships can be messy. And now Kristen is about to get even more honest and real about her personal life in her upcoming book, He’s Making You Crazy.
From the moment he burst onto the screen back in 2016, Dorit Kemsley‘s husband PK Kemsley has been a polarizing figure on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In fact, the term “polarizing” is undoubtedly a bit of an understatement.
Like the Simon Van Kempens, Slade Smileys and Jim Marcheses that came before him, the British talent manager quickly became infamous within the Housewives franchise for jumping into the fray with the women and, after seeing PK declare “I hope it’s not over, I love drama” in the Season 10 trailer, his fashionista wife is opening up in a new interview about just how in the mix her opinionated hubby gets this year.
There is no question that Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and fiancé (and serial Housewife dater) Slade Smiley, are a polarizing couple. The duo started dating during Season 5 of RHOC.
Gretchen popped the question to Slade with a
cringe-worthy over-the-top proposal that played out on Season 8. It was unforgettable. Believe me—I’ve tried.
I know that a lot of people are happy that Tamra Judge is gone from Real Housewives of Orange County. I get it. She always gets her way, she’s a backstabbing friend, and she uses her kids for a storyline. I totally get it, but I also understand that she drove most of the storylines for the past few seasons. I am hoping that they have another
snake shit stirrer instigator on deck in her absence. Otherwise, we are gonna be yawning all Season 15.
Nevertheless, I do understand why some people are happy Tamra is leaving. However, there are a couple that took the celebrations a little too seriously. And, I’m referring to Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, two of Tamra’s many enemies from the Real Housewives of Orange County universe.