The early seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were sometimes far from glamorous.They were sometimes dark. Taylor Armstrong was allegedly abused by her husband, Russell Armstrong. In July of 2011, Taylor filed for divorce. Tragically, Russell committed suicide in August of 2011.
In September of 2020, Taylor reflected on Camille Grammer revealing that she was a victim of domestic abuse. The RHOBH alum admitted that there was only one time that she considered quitting the franchise. “When Camille outed my abuse at Lisa Vanderpump’s tea party. I remember staring at one of the producers just dead in the eyes because I didn’t even have anything to say,” Taylor shared. “I knew in that moment that my life was about to change.”
FORMER Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke is probably having the best and worst week of her life, considering all the attention she’s getting. She and Kelly Dodd were (finally) fired from the show alongside Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. And Kelly is putting Boringwyn on blast, blaming her for their exit. Typical Kelly, not seeing how her horrible behavior turned the fans all the way off, especially after last season. And while Braunwyn is definitely NOT taking the news well, she knows better than anyone that any press is good press.
Braunwyn, in the meantime, has been saying yes to any and every interview she’s asked to do, to milk the end of her RHOC 15-minutes of fame. She was upset to get the boot after she wanted to show herself as a “different person” next year. Sounds like she had plenty of plans to continue to turn her life upside down for TV. And to make matters worse for her, it’s rumored that Brauny’s old BFF is taking her spot on the show. That’s gotta hurt the paparazzi-loving mom of seven.
Grab your thigh-high boots y’all because we are now KNEE-DEEP in this mess. If you thought a lack of blending skills was Erika Jayne’s main problem, buckle up. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Illegally Blonde and The Housewife and the Hustler star is currently on hold at Craig Conover’s law office because her attorneys ran away. But don’t worry about Erika because a whole SLEW of other lawyers are plenty interested in what she’s up to.
Arguably the most famous Richards RHOBH has spawned is now Ronald Richards, the attorney assigned to Erika’s case to investigate her every hiss and eye roll. Emily D. Baker is another lawyer who has taken a keen interest in Erika and Tom Girardi’s massive judicial issues. And then we have Jay Edelson, of Edelson PC. Jay’s firm filed a class action lawsuit against Tom on behalf of plane crash victims duped out of settlement money. Edelson PC is determined to prove Erika’s involvement in Tom’s charades, despite her denial of any wrongdoings. According to Jay, we’re about to find out who the sniper from the side really is.
The premier of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 is just around the corner. Thanks to alleged fraudster Erika
Chahoy Girardi Jayne, we actually might have a show on our hands. Erika joined the franchise in 2015, but this will be her first time with a storyline. Congrats, Erika! Sutton Stracke will finally hold a diamond and give fashion advice on pleated leather pants. We’ll also see two relatively new faces.
Crystal Kung Minkoff is coming on board and rumor has it, she won’t be a wallflower. Because wallflowers wilt in Beverly Hills. Kathy Hilton is an enigma, wrapped in Valentino and actual cash. She’s also Kyle Richards’ older sister who doesn’t take any of Kyle’s shit. Recently RHOBH alum Taylor Armstrong spoke on Kathy’s new gig and hinted it might not be all puppies and bags of diamonds between Kath and Kyle this season.
We all know that Real Housewives of Orange County isn’t the show that it used to be, but Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are bringing a lot of drama. Sure, they’re also bringing some cringe (like when Braunwyn couldn’t use her own washing machine), annoyance, and fatigue to the audience, but in 2020, I guess I’ll take any TV content that I can get.
Aside from their own personal storylines, Kelly and Braunwyn are coming for each other. Over and over again. And the latest dig is a lot to unpack.
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent and her man Randall Emmett have mostly been in the news as of late due to Lala’s growing baby bump. Lala proudly announced she and the rest of the Pump Rules crew made a pregnancy pact, and so far she, Stassi Schroeder, and Brittany Cartwright have kept their word. All three are pregnant, and are now pushing for Katie Maloney to join the fold.
Lala, of course, has also been busy getting into fights online. Her on again off again friendship with Scheana Marie is now off again. Scheana accused Lala of not supporting her during her miscarriage, and Lala denies all wrong doing. Lala also got into the middle of a feud between Real Housewives of Orange County stars Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Perhaps Lala should instead start focusing on fixing troubles closer to home. And that trouble would be with Randall.
I know the women of the modern-day Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would have you think that “bringing children into it” is as dramatic as it gets. But do you remember how this franchise got started? Shit was dark. Camille Grammer literally outted Taylor Armstrong’s domestic abuse story to the world. Mostly because Taylor was putting all the other Housewives in a very sticky situation. Then, season 2 ended with Russell Armstrong’s suicide. It was…a lot.
Since that time, Taylor has been on Couple’s Therapy with her new man, been remarried, and still continues to share her opinions on the cast like 7 seasons later. Hey. She worked hard for that zip code, baby.
This is it folks. We’ve finally reached the end of the road for this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The final part of the reunion also marks Denise Richards‘ last appearance as a housewife. The end of an era. It’s so that her friendship with Lisa Rinna ended up as a casualty in this reality war. The second half of the season was the ultimate did she or didn’t she regarding those Brandi Glanville hookup allegations.
Denise has used every tactic in the book this season to avoid taking accountability for her actions. She’s skipped events, made up fake family emergencies, and even used legal measures as a means of silence. Surely, someone who has nothing to hide wouldn’t jump through all of those hooks. Right? When you sign up to do a show like this, you know they’re going to show the good, the bad, and the hideous. This is Denise’s last stand. Let the fun begin!