Last season, Lisa Vanderpump referred to Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave as her “little Teddi bear.” After this Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season, LVP will never say that again. Teddi (and allegedly Lisa) was in on a scheme to expose Dorit Kemsley for a failed dog adoption.
Now, Teddi is coming out guns blazing against the RHOBH OG. Is Teddi going to make it out alive? LVP is playing chess while these other Housewives play checkers. Plus, she has a very avid fanbase. This is going to be a major uphill battle.
Caroline Bedol’s brief tenure on Below Deck was fraught with histrionics and paranoia. Third Stews don’t have longevity on this show, but Caroline didn’t even get a full’s day work in. She was consistently unwell. A swollen foot was the only visible and concrete ailment.
Perhaps Caroline was truly a victim of a toxic atmosphere as she claimed. If so, she certainly would be faring better on land, right? You decide. There was a cringe-worthy call into Watch What Happens Live, and a welfare check to her home in December.
Fans of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills know that Kyle Richards has a super close bond with her daughters. She also seems to be a hands on mom. You don’t see twenty nannies running around her home, ahem, Dorit Kemsley.
On the show this week,
we were put to sleep as Kyle saw another member of her brood off to college. And even though she still has several daughters living at home, Kyle is probably suffering from empty nest syndrome. Here comes Andy Cohen to the rescue!
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans can always count on Marlo Hampton to throw shade. Especially at a new cast member
who got a full-time spot instead of her. Marlo has been jabbing Eva Marcille for her “lack of personality” all season long.
But, it seems like Marlo has moved on to a new target: Shamari DeVoe. During the last episode, Marlo accused Shamari of having a drinking problem. In the episode before that, Shamari got wasted at NeNe Leakes’ party and threw up on Eva’s leg. Of course, that accusation and the puke session are not inextricably linked, but Marlo is running with her claims.
Triangles are the strongest shape in the world. That’s not the case when it comes to friendship. At the end of last season on the Real Housewives of New York, the friendship of Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley was reeling from some heavy, alcohol-laced hits. That meant Dorinda went from being the only cast member to be invited to Luann’s wedding to Tom D’Agostino—remember him?—to an enemy combatant. A frenemy who heckled Luann mercilessly during her cabaret show with cries of “Jovani.”
The Season 11 premiere of RHONY proved those wounds are still fresh. And the addition of Barbara Kavovit’s as a Friend of the Housewives is just adding salt to those wounds. And, apparently, creating a toxic friendship triangle. Barbara also attended that cursed wedding. Even after she was picked up on former Real Housewives‘ cast member Carole Radziwill’s microphone predicting that Luann would “rather go through with it and get divorced than call it off.”
This Dorinda Medley vs. Luann de Lesseps beef is all sorts of confusing. During the Season 10 finale, Dorinda was upset that Luann told Tinsley Mortimer to bring Scott Kluth to her cabaret show. This bothered her because her own man John Mahdessian did not get an invite.
During the cabaret, Luann wore several Jovani gowns. Earlier in the season, Dorinda brought Luann to the Jovani showroom to check out dresses. Somehow that all melded together and Dorinda yelled out “Jovani” multiple times during Lu’s performance. But if you ask Dorinda, she insists, she was NOT heckling. Ummmm. What is her definition of heckling?
NeNe Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has been known for having some epic confrontations and for throwing a good ole theme party. In the last episode, NeNe threw a “Bye Wig” party and invited fellow cast mates to attend. The premise of the party was that the ladies would come to the party, free of their weaves and wigs. They let their natural hair (and their edges) run free.
The party started off okay. Then, NeNe got in a shouting match with Marlo Hampton over her husband Gregg Leakes. She screamed at Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams for going into her closet. NeNe concluded by ripping the RHOA cameraman’s shirt when he also went into her closet.