I have to admit, Jen Shah is quickly becoming my favorite housewife on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. I know, I know. We are only one episode in. But the moment she stepped out of a Porsche in open toed stilettos into the snow, I knew she was the housewife for me.
As if that wasn’t enough, Jen already has beef. And it’s good beef too. Jen is mad at co-star and ex-friend Mary Cosby for telling her she smelled like a hospital. While Jen readily admits that she might have, it was for a good reason. Jen was visiting her aunt in the hospital, who had just gone through the traumatic experience of getting both legs amputated. Do you think Mary gave a shit? Spoiler alert: no, she did not.
Thomas Ravenel was introduced as a relic of a bygone era. The Southern Charm OG cast member, in theory, embodied what we envision as a “southern gentleman.” He has the money, the established name, and a renovated plantation. Thomas even wears the white dinner jackets. The most eligible bachelor in a cross-section of the Charleston population to whom things like that matter. Society, and the cast of the show, revolved around his events and personal life.
It didn’t take long for the real Thomas to emerge. He blamed it on bad editing. Thomas “quit” the show, calling it the “worst mistake” of his life. One could assume that Thomas would not want to be in front of the cameras again. However, he appeared in the Season 7 premiere alongside his ex and baby momma, Kathryn Dennis. He even allowed cameras in his home to film their two children.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is here and a complete hit so far! Almost every scene in the first episode had fans’ jaws on the floor. The women brought fashion, a variety of cultures and religions, and a marriage to a former relative! Even Whitney Rose’s vow renewal caught fans’ attention. That’s right. A vow renewal to start her career as a Housewife. A choice and a half.
Any professional reality TV watcher knows a vow renewal is the kiss of death to a marriage on TV. There’s Vicki Gunvalson and Donn Gunvalson, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas (barf), and Ramona Singer and Mario Singer. To name just a few.
This whole thing makes my stomach hurt. I hate to go full Mom, but I cannot with Amelia Gray Hamlin and Scott Disick. The daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna, has been “dating” Scott since Halloween. Her new (alleged) partner in crime is the older daddy to Kourtney Kardashian’s kids.
Ladies and gentlemen – in this corner, we have Amelia at a youthful 19 years old. Can vote but can’t drink alcohol, legally. In the opposite corner we have Scott, wearing readers on his head, saying “Hello fellow young people!”, and clocking in at a firm 37. Scott can imbibe alcohol, but maybe shouldn’t because, addiction. So Amelia is his… sober coach? While some parents would get one whiff of an older dude creeping on their daughter and offer to riddle his body with bruises, apparently Lisa and Harry Hamlin think this is just a “phase”.
Since two thirds of the Witches of WeHo have been fired from Vanderpump Rules, things have been changing pretty fast for the whole cast. Stassi Schroeder announced she was pregnant at the apex of the VPR shake-up and married Beau Clark. Following soon after, Lala Kent announced that her and Randall Emmett are also expecting, and so are Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor. Most recently, in October, Scheana Shay announced she was pregnant, after miscarrying earlier this year.
Stassi, Lala, Scheana, and Brittany each had gender reveals. Everyone aside from Brittany and Jax are expecting baby girls. Fast forward to season 45 of Pump Rules where Jason Cauchi Jr. is tattooing Stassi’s daughter’s name on his ass. Aside from Kristen Doute and Ariana Madix, the only veteran cast member not pregnant is Katie Maloney.
Gina Kirschenheiter is already off to a rough season on Real Housewives of Orange County. Sure, everything seems fine, but is it? She has a new boyfriend, Travis Mullen. He seems great and all but I definitely think there is a co-dependent vibe between the two. Gina moved on very quickly from her divorce. So quickly, that Travis has even been attending her meetings with her attorney on camera.
But aside from Gina fighting with castmates over whether or not her new house is sad, her appearance has become a topic of conversation too. Off the show, fans can’t stop talking about her horrible extensions. On the show, Gina has regularly complained about her “love chub”. That’s code for some weight she has put on while newly in love. We get it. And by we, I mean me. I get it.
We are only one episode into Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and I am already way more invested than I ever expected to be. If you haven’t started watching yet, please do so immediately (well, after you’re done reading this article).
Whoever did the casting for this show deserves a raise. There is no filler in this cast. Every single one of them has a good storyline both within the group and on her own. I am already so interested and beyond ready for more.
During the last episode of Real Housewives of Potomac, Robyn Dixon told Gizelle Bryant she’s not going to include photos of Karen Huger on her website,
where she’s selling tacky hates to pay off her tax debts.
She claimed that Karen’s photo isn’t as good as the others’. So, why didn’t she take a glance at the camera throughout the photo shoot to check on how things were going? Why doesn’t she invite Karen to do a re-take? Why doesn’t she just realize that having Karen on the website is going to help her
pay off her debts sell these hats? And, why did she and Gizelle have to be so cruel (yet again) making fun of Karen’s age? It’s not kind and it’s not even clever. Do better, green-eyed bandits.