As usual, there is a LOT to catch up on in the latest edition of This Week in Real Housewives News!
The Real Housewives Hit the BravoCon Opening Night Red Carpet
BravoCon is a 3-day event designed for the Bravosphere, where superfans and Bravo influencers can come together to celebrate their fandom. The Real Housewives are the backbone of Bravo and many of those stars hit the red carpet, including Ramona Singer, Cynthia Bailey, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Erika Girardi, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and more, on opening night to celebrate the event.
Say Hello to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
The big BravoCon news was that there is a new city in the Real Housewives universe — Salt Lake City!
Andy Cohen announced on Saturday (November 16, 2019) during BravoCon 2019 that the series is adding The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to its roster.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City takes viewers into an undiscovered world that is about so much more than religion, although the Mormon church is undeniably ingrained in the culture, Bravo said in a press release.
In the majestic mountains of Utah is a hidden social circle made up of successful women who have created their own paradise filled with luxury homes, shopping sprees and multi-million-dollar businesses and brands.
With Hollywood’s exclusive Sundance Film Festival in their backyards, these Type-A power-brokers are accustomed to rubbing elbows with A-listers and what party list you are on means everything. They have mastered running wildly successful enterprises by day and enjoy après ski at the finest resorts by night, all the while raising extraordinary and unconventional families.
Here perfection is not an aspiration, it’s a mandate. They hold themselves and each other to an extremely high standard and never hold back when things go sideways, but lord knows they are always there for each other when they need it most.
No word yet on when the new show will premiere.
Real Housewives Of Potomac’s Monique Samuels Charged with Assault After Fight with Candiace Dillard
According to online court records, 36-year-old Samuels faces trial on December 23 in District Court for assault charges.
The incident reportedly took place on October 16. The complainant was listed as Candiace Dillard, who also stars on Real Housewives of Potomac.
Samuels is married to former NFL player Chris Samuels.
RHONJ Star Danielle Staub ‘Not Interested’ in Dating After Split From 21st Fiance
I will believe it when I see it. Danielle Staub isn’t looking for fiancé number 22 after her split from Oliver Maier back in July, with the Real Housewives of New Jersey star telling People in an interview published Monday that she’s officially “over dating” after a long history of looking for love.
“I’ve had a lot of offers to date, and have been asked out a lot, but I’m not interested anymore. I’m over dating and over all that. The free time I have, I want to spend it at home with my two daughters, being happy,” she said, referencing daughters Christine, 26, and Jillian, 21.
In addition to her marriage to Thomas, Danielle was married to Kevin Maher from 1986 until 1987 and to Marty from 2018 until 2019, and she has also been engaged a total of 21 times. 🙄
“Looking back, I’ve realized that I was so focused on making the other person happy in my relationships, I forgot myself,” she continued. “Men have needed me, I haven’t need them. They made or kept their money because they had me, a pretty woman, by their side and they didn’t have to go looking for anything. Guess what happens after that? I ended up with nothing after those relationships.”
RHOC Star Vicki Gunvalson May Have Quit the Show for Good
Will season 14 of the Real Housewives of Orange County be Vicki Gunvalson‘s last? The Bravo star shared a cryptic photo on her Instagram Stories after the season 14 reunion taping and alluded to a possible exit.
After filming the reunion, Vicki, 57, had dinner with her fiancé Steve Lodge. She shared a photo and captioned it, “It’s a wrap. Season 14 reunion done. Now onto my new projects. Thanks @stevelodge_oc for being my rock.” The couple enjoyed a date night at the Smokehouse restaurant in Burbank, CA.
The RHOC stars gathered on November 8 to film the much-anticipated reunion special with host Andy Cohen.
‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Star Kelly Dodd Engaged to Rick Leventhal
Dodd shared a photo of herself cuddled up to Leventhal in New York, where she will attend BravoCon this week. Her large pear-shaped diamond engagement ring can be seen on her left hand.
“I can’t believe I just got engaged!! @rickleventhal you are my Prince and my dream come true!!! #love #engaged #myprince,” Dodd captioned the post.
Leventhal posted the same photo on his own account.
“Dreams do come true,” he wrote.
RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey’s Daughter Noelle Robinson Comes Out As Sexually Fluid
This past week, Cynthia Bailey on the Real Housewives of Atlanta took a moment that could have been a big drama and turned it into a touching example of a mom supporting her daughter.
Viewers know Noelle as Cynthia’s daughter with her ex-husband Leon Robinson. Noelle has done some modeling and boasts an impressive 319,000 followers on Instagram. These days, she is studying at Howard University in D.C., where she is out on her own for the first time.
In the latest episode of the show she was back in Atlanta for summer break and her mom had some personal questions for her.
When Cynthia asked Noelle if she was dating any boys from college, she said no. But then she said there had been some girls who caught her eye back at school.
“I just want you to be happy, Noelle,” Bailey responded to her child during the exchange.
“If you meet an amazing young lady, that’s a blessing. If you meet an amazing young man, that’s a blessing. As long as they’re good people and they love and support you.”
“It makes me excited that Noelle has a safe space to share,” Bailey explained to viewers. “Love is love.”