I've mentioned on many occasions my love affair with the Bravo channel! There are very few shows I wont watch, but Real Housewives is not one of them!! It all started in 2006 (did you know that?!) with Real Housewives of Orange County and I was hooked!! Jo was the first housewife I really liked and as the seasons and cities have evolved, so has my affinity for The Real Housewives!!
While I definitely get that their lives are dramatized for TV - I appreciate my favorites for their class, wit & style! Gary likes to call Bravo "The Women Fighting Channel" for good reason as the level of fighting has progressed with each season, but let's be honest, I'll still watch!xo,
Bethenny Frankel (New York City)
While Bethenny was never really a "housewife" in the true sense of the word - she was my absolute favorite and I could not have been more excited when she had her own spin-off! She's become quite the mogul with her books and also the Skinny Girl Brand!! Her one-liners were always the best part of RHONYC - I so wish they would give her another show!
Caroline Manzo (New Jersey)
Sure Teresa's table flipping antics are fun to watch, but Caroline was a force!! She seriously reminded me of a mob wife from The Sopranos! I really admire how family oriented she is...as she says "blood is thicker than water!" I can't wait for her spin-off show - mostly because it'll be centered around her daughters upcoming wedding I'm sure!
Lisa Vanderpump (Beverly Hills)
Perhaps it's the posh accent, maybe it the clothes, but more than likely it's Giggy because Lisa is one of the best housewives out there!! I really loved the special she did on E! and appreciate that she always speaks her mind, sticks up for herself and looks flawless while doing so!
Lisa Hochstein (Miami)
She is a fiesty little thing!! Lisa is a riot and was a newcomer to the Housewives of Miami cast in their second season! She's got a killer bod (some parts fake and other's real) and her personality is just fun and outgoing!! I get the sense that she is a true friend and her pups rival that of Lisa's from Beverly Hills! There is a "realness" to her as we watch her struggle with infertility.
Heather Dubrow (Orange County)
She could quite possibly be the smartest housewife out of all them! I'm almost 100% sure that Heather is my favorite for her handbags and shoes alone!! I mean she has a Chanel bag in practically every color ever made! She's been on the show for about three seasons and they are starting to portray her a bit differently with this one, a bit cattier and sort of not liked by the rest! We'll see where the season goes - but I love how she interacts with her kids and hubby! Granted I didn't throw a party when I legally changed my name, but hey I'm also not a billionaire!
Nene Leakes (Atlanta)
I mean, does she really need a reason to be listed as a favorite?! She is a riot, honest, proud of who she is and above all else a family woman!! I watched a behind the scenes type thing (almost E! True Hollywood story) about her and she is amazing!! I don't think she'll be coming back to do another season after how she was portrayed this year, but I'm sure she'll either land a spin-off or end up on another sitcom! Any woman that can make a man like Greg change his actions - deserves to be on the Best Housewives list!!
Ladies of London premiered on Monday night! Amanda, Christina & I had a group text going about just how fab these ladies are...honestly it's just Real Housewives of London with a better name! So excited for this season - I mean Annabelle was Alexander McQueen's muse. How many people can say that?! Well one other person and that would be Kate Moss!!
If you watch the shows - do you have a favorite housewife?! Are you a fan of Bravo or am I alone in my obsession?