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“Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa believes her show is the red-headed step child to its West Coast counterparts — so she wants in on the California action … but Bravo’s not biting.
Sources close to production tell us, the 34-year-old model has been making a play to switch from “Real Housewives of Miami” to either “Beverly Hills” or “Orange County” … because she thinks the Florida show is a sinking ship. We’re told the tone of some internal discussions is it may not return.
So Joanna has been hanging out in L.A., partying this past weekend with Kyle Richards and Joyce Giraud from Bev Hills and Gretchen Rossi from O.C.
But our Bravo sources say it’s not gonna happen … the network just isn’t in the business of switching their “Housewives” from one show to another … and it won’t make an exception for Krupa … no matter how much of an entitled tantrum she throws.
Then again, entitled sells … which is why she wants Beverly Hills.
Ramona Singer, who is said to be singing the blues over reports that her husband Mario Singer has been cheating, has filed for divorce.
Court records show that the television star filed the formal paperwork Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court. The papers are sealed but a source familiar with the case confirmed they are for a divorce.
“Ramona has been protecting him,” former “Real Housewives of New York” star, Jill Zarin, told People. “She looked the other way when people told her he was cheating.”
The couple, who have been married for 22 years, have one daughter, Avery, 19.
Ramona, 57, reportedly caught Mario at their Hamptons home over the weekend with 27-year-old Kasey Dexter, who is said to be his girlfriend of a year.
“She saw him there with the girlfriend and made a big scene and called the police,” a source told the People.
“This is a personal and private matter for our family,” she told People in a statement. “For my daughter Avery’s sake, I would appreciate everyone respecting our privacy during this difficult time.”
She reiterated her request via Twitter Wednesday.
“Thank you all for the love & support!” she wrote. “For my daughter’s sake, I would appreciate everyone respecting our privacy during this difficult time.”
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak might be biting off more than she can chew with her dream home, because RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the reality TV star and her hubby just took out an extra $300,000 loan to complete construction.
After purchasing the Alpharetta, Ga. home with husband Kroy Biermann in 2012 for a whopping $880,000, the couple embarked on massive renovations to turn the 7,186 square-foot home into their dream.
But in loan documents obtained by Radar, it looks like the couple needed extra backing to complete the 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home because on Dec. 9, 2013 they signed off on a credit line of $300,000 with Landmark Community Bank.
With new 2-month-old twins, the couple is likely to be in a hurry to finish their renovations on the massive home and get settled.
Renovations on the home — aptly named Zolciak Manor — are said to include a two-story master closet, eight fireplaces, an elaborate chandelier, sweeping staircases and a large pool.
The Real Housewives franchise has produced many a breakout star in recent years (NeNe Leakes, Bethenny Frankel, Teresa Giudice). For better or worse, the stars of the hit Bravo reality series have achieved major fame — not to mention millions of loyal fans.
One of the biggest stars to come out of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is Lisa Vanderpump, whose popularity resulted in her own spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules. She also appeared on the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars.
The British beauty, 53, chatted with Parade.com about reality TV stardom, the secret to her 31-year marriage with husband Ken Todd, and those pesky tabloid rumors.
This season of RHOBH has been particularly nasty in terms of tabloid reports and rumors. How do you deal?
“It’s just all sensationalism, and then you read about it on Twitter and you just have to ignore it or make a statement, but for the most part it’s nonsense. People should just relax and watch the show and then judge it from there. I just have to ignore it unless it comes from somewhere reputable.” One thing that reality television does give you is a thicker skin. I remember the first time something was written about me and it wasn’t true, I was so indignant and I burst into tears. I remember sitting in my restaurant thinking, ‘how could they?’ Now I’m like, ‘oh, whatever!’”
Viewers love watching you and Ken together. What’s the secret to having a lasting marriage when so many relationships have been torn apart by reality TV fame.
“It sounds cliché, but I think having respect for each other and being kind to one another. Of course, you have trials and tribulations like everybody does, but we have a sense of humor about things as well. We’re not taking ourselves too seriously, and I think most people watching Housewives know that I do love a laugh, and I’m married to somebody that supports everything I do.”
You’re always looking glam. What are some of your best beauty tips?
“It’s really about makeup. I’m a great believer that you can get ready in five minutes, of course it normally takes longer, but you can put it together very quickly if you have to. I just think it’s really important to always put your best foot forward if you can. The one day that you put your hair in a clip and you’ve got no makeup on is the day you run into the person that you really don’t want to see, so I always try and pull it together, whatever time I’m working with. I’ve always got mascara — if not lashes — on and lipgloss. I just feel better that way, and I think most of us do when we just make the bit of effort. It gives us a better kind of energy and a better attitude.”
It’s been nearly a year since Porsha Stewart belted out her own rendition of “Amazing Grace” at The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Season 4 Reunion, and as the Season 5 sit-down approaches, so to does the release of Porsha’s first single. Since the Season 4 Reunion, Porsha has been through a very painful and public divorce from Kordell Stewart, and despite the tough time, Porsha insists that she’s channeled all of her anger into her music.
We knew the release of Porsha’s first of five tracks was right around the corner, and now she’s giving Bravo’s The Dish even more details. “I just finished the first single,” she revealed of the track set to be called “Flatline.” “We’re going to be releasing the single within the next two weeks! I’m so excited!”
And though we’ve seen bits and pieces of Porsha’s creative process on the show, she says she’s been working on this particular tune since she learned of her shocking split on Twitter. “I’ve been working on this song throughout the whole divorce and the whole season [of RHOA], mapping out my emotions and putting in things that I’ve gone through,” she said.
As you might have guessed, “Flatline” addresses the loss of a relationship, something Porsha can obviously relate to. Speaking about the song Porsha dished, “It’s emotional and it’s me really being vulnerable and just saying the things that a lot of people feel when you have a heartache and break up with someone.”
But don’t write this newly divorced gal off as just another singing housewife, because Porsha maintains music has been an important part of her life long before reality TV came along. “I didn’t become a Housewife and say, ‘Oh, I want to sing!’ I just decided I had the time to put into it, to actually release something this time,” she explained. “When you go through something like I did, you lean on music. It was really important to me and I decided I wanted to share that with everybody else.”
Porsha says her co-star and musically inclined pal Kandi Burruss didn’t work on any of her songs, but she did give Porsha some much-needed advice and encouragement.“We didn’t work together on any of these songs, but she did stop by the studio once or twice while I was working on a couple songs and gave me a few angles and pointers,” says Porsha. “She was such a great friend — pushing me and telling me she believed in me. She was very encouraging.”
And how does Porsha feel about the finished product? The RHoA star says that when she heard the complete track for the first time it brought tears to her eyes. Aww, girl, we can’t wait to hear your music!
Late last year Brandi Glanville’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills co-stars became so concerned about her drinking that they started planning an intervention.
And one of her closest pals on the show, Yolanda Foster, has admitted that she hates when Brandi Drinks and has been vocal about her feelings.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, she said: ‘Oh, I can’t stand it. I hate it, yeah, and I tell her all the time. But like I always say, I’m not her mother. But I don’t like it – I don’t support it.’
However, while the duo have a great relationship on camera, it appears as if there is some tension between them in real life.
When asked if they are still close, she said: ‘We are… y’know. We’re close when we’re shooting, and you see each other every day. But you know… Yeah, we see each other.’
And Brandi was not impressed with her pal, writing in a tweet, which has since been deleted, during the show, ‘@Andy @YolandaHFoster I thought we were closer, I guess… We had dinner plans Sat. until she had to cancel last sec. Hmm, I guess one never knows (sic).’
Yolanda was quick to fire back: ‘Please, Think before you speak, Brandi. There is a child’s privacy involved in this conversation, so back off!!!!! (sic).’
During a dinner party shown on a December 2013 episode of Real Housewives, Glanville drank freely and hit out at the other guests.
41-year-old Glanville, who was married to Eddie Cibrian before he left her for LeAnn Rimes, made unpleasant remarks about Joyce Giraud and giggled from her corner of the table as she swigged red wine.
‘When Brandi drinks I am always her target,’ said Giraud, a former beauty queen.
Giraud snapped when Glanville mocked her for calling her husband ‘baby.’
‘He is my baby and if you are upset because you don’t have a baby, go find a baby. Maybe if you acted differently you would have a baby of your own,’ said the Puerto Rican beauty defensively.
In the car on the way home, Giraud and her husband, German producer Michael Ohoven, gibed at Glanville’s sloppiness.
‘I think you need to plan an intervention,’ said Ohoven.
‘She gets drunk and lonely.’
‘I think she was wasted out of her mind. It’s sad right? She’s so pretty,’ said Giraud.
‘It’s so ugly to see such a pretty girl so wasted and slurring,’ added the mother-of-two who has been at loggerheads with Glanville for some weeks and has accused her of making racist remarks about her.
The contentious dinner was held by Foster, who was planning her first party since recovering from brain-degenerating Lyme Disease.
According to divorce docs filed on Oct. 16, 2013, and obtained by Radar, the dissolution of the marriage has neither party receiving spousal support — but if there’s a change in either Vicki or Donn’s income, a modification can be sought to request spousal support.
At the time of their separation, the Gunvalsons had a bank account balance of $161,887 and after paying a large chunk out toward the mortgages at their 7 Shire residence that account was left with $53,933 which the couple agreed to split.
Vicki, 51, will keep the 7 Shire residence and the couple’s Cota de Caza, Calif. home valued at $559,711 was sold via a short sale after their date of separation.
As for their assets, Vicki was awarded a whopping $886,459 in total value, including art, furniture, photographs and other personal possessions.
The court documents detail three timeshares the couple own in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico — one week which was sold for $5,700 had profits going to Vicki, while the other two valued at $9,000 and $3,600 will be split.
Vicki and Donn will split the balance in their Morgan Stanley bank account which has $26,966, as well as the Gold Strike Poker stock, but Vicki will keep the three Allianz accounts with an accumulated balance of $230,948.
The mother of two will also keep the 2009 Mercedes SL550.
But after being married nearly 16 years, Donn isn’t leaving empty-handed.
Vicki’s ex was awarded approximately $633,058 in assets, including their home in Irvine, Calif. and the vacation home in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Including jet skis, a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, a 2004 BMW 745i and a 401k plan which currently has $74,000.
The stars of ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ sat down for something Nene Leakes called ‘pillow talk’ and it turned ugly incredibly fast. Do you think Phaedra should be angry with Apollo for punching Kenya Moore’s friend?
It all started when Kenya Moore got into a heated discussion with fellow party-goer, Natalie Williams, during the Jan. 26 episode of RHOA. When Kenya started walking towards Natalie, that’s when her husband Christopher Williams, stood up to defend his wife by grabbing Kenya’s arm. This is when things get really bad. Kenya’s friend Brandon DeShazer decides to step in and defend Kenya’s honor and next thing you know there’s a brawl!
But how does Phaedra’s hubby Apollo Nida get involved? That’s a good question. Apollo, who has just been arrested on bank fraud charges, was bragging during the episode about how much money he spends at strip clubs. But when Christopher got in the middle of a girl fight, that’s when Apollo ripped his shirt off and attacked Brandon. Brandon now claims to have suffered broken ribs from the incident!
The fight starts and then the episode cuts to black. You’ll have to tune in next week to see the full fight! It’s shocking and Phaedra must be somewhat embarrassed!
Another Housewives marriage is on the rocks. After 27 years together, Real Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer and husband Mario have separated, two sources confirm to Us Weekly — with both Ramona, 56, and Mario, 60, already dating other people.
At the moment, things are anything but amicable for the Bravo couple, who share college-aged daughter Avery; as first reported by Page Six, the couple recently got into a heated fight at their shared Hamptons home, with cops eventually arriving on the premises. (According to Page Six, after things calmed down at the Hamptons house, Ramona even offered the visiting policeman a “glass of wine,” which they declined.) No word yet on when or if either party will file for divorce.
“They like to put on appearances like things are okay,” one source tells Us Weekly. “It’s been going on like this for awhile.”
Adds another pal: “It is like war of the roses between them right now.” As recently as last October, Ramona had denied reports that Mario had cheated with — and impregnanted –another woman.
A show insider tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that the new cast member went on the attack against both Teresa and her husband Joe — in front of the rest of the cast — for their well-documented string of legal and financial problems.
“All of the cast members have been really respectful of Teresa and Joe and the girls” in their current situation, the insider said, “but they went there.”
While Teresa’s been the show’s resident pot stirrer — and a common enemy among many of her cast mates over the years — even her past rivals rallied to her defense, as they were shocked by the cruel, personal barbs from the new kid in town, the insider said.
The insider speculated that Amber and her husband might be looking to take the fast road to reality fame through controversy, by taking aim at the show’s most high-profile star.
“Amber’s husband owns a mortgage company and they are trying to make a name for themselves and nothing is off limits including Teresa’s legal woes,” the insider said. “The Marcheses feel that they are too classy for the rest of the cast members and don’t like being associated with criminals.”
The couple’s above-it-all attitude has alienated them from many of their castmates, the insider said, though that’s of little consequence to them, if it improves their visibility.
“Amber will do anything to grab attention — she has fought with every single cast member and now her husband is getting in on it. She went after Melissa [Gorga] first and now has moved onto Teresa. She knows going after the two main housewives will get her the most camera time.”
“They try to play it off like they are too good for everyone, but they are the couple with the most issues.”
While Teresa’s never been known as a wallflower, the barrage of under-the-belt jabs left her pride wounded, as she focused to keep her cool.
“Teresa looked nervous and subdued when the topic of conversation turned to her legal drama: She tried to downplay the whole scene and not make it an issue while the cameras were rolling,” said the insider. “Teresa knows that people will try to use her legal woes to create drama and make a name for themselves.
Porsha Stewart has been super busy lately and this week is no exception — The Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie has featured articles in not one, but two popular magazines. Both Star and OK! have given Porsha a full page.
Porsha herself shared her achievement on her Instagram, via a cool little app that allowed her to do a video montage of the magazines’ covers and her story in each.
“Hey, checkout ya girl in @OkMagazine & #STAR !! On stands Now! #rhoa Both articles highlight my life, romance and my new … Hair Company Naked Hair @gonakedhair,” Porsha wrote next to the short video.
Mostly, Porsha talks about her divorce and her life now sans Kordell. The pair are no longer in contact, but that doesn’t mean she’s still holding any hard feelings against him.
When Star asked if she had spoken to her ex recently, Porsha responded, “No, I haven’t. I just wish him well at this point.”
She went on to comment on his current romance with Towanda Braxton and how she’s totally fine with it.
“If he’s happy with her, that’s good. Everyone deserves love,” Porsha concluded.
In her interview with OK!, Porsha shares that she not only achieved closure from her former relationship, but she also took away a valuable lesson.
“I’ve been able to move forward and leave the past behind — I got the closure I needed,” Porsha told OK!, adding, “Never lose yourself in love. It’s okay to love a man, but it’s better to love yourself more, and you need to always stay focused on your goals. You can be independent and still believe in love.”
The ladies had fun during a self-defense class on this week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But things came close to getting dangerous when Yolanda Foster misinterpreted the instructor’s “stop” signal. Now, Yolanda is explaining why she kept choking the dude.
“As you can see, taking direction with my Lyme brain is just a tad unreliable as I almost choked the poor guy,” Yolanda writes in her Bravo blog. “Embarrassing!!! Watching it back, Lars clearly gave instructions twice, but I guess it did not register in my head. I am glad he thought it was close to a happy ending.”
Yolanda also weighs in on what Brandi Glanville can learn from the tension she experienced with her dad. “I believe the biggest lesson here for Brandi is to learn to protect the privacy of her family and friends,” Yolanda says. “Just because something is the truth, does not mean you need to share it with the world, especially when it involves others.”
“Thinking before she speaks is going to be mandatory because the choice of her words are starting to have consequences that effect not only her but also her loved ones,” she continues. Indeed, this was an issue when Brandi shared too much about Adrienne Maloof’s family life last season.
Who says women can’t have children later in life? Joanna Krupa is eyeing the option of freezing her eggs in order to wait on motherhood.
“What I’m gonna do — unless it happens naturally — I think I’m gonna freeze my eggs in the next month or two,” she told Us Weekly.
The 34-year-old “Real Housewives of Miami” star and her husband, Romain Zago, have decided to hold off on becoming parents, although they both desire to start a family one day.
“We’re talking more and more about it,” Krupa added. “Honestly, (one second) I want to have a baby and (then) another second I don’t feel like I’m ready for it just yet.”
While she’s focused on waiting until the time is right to become a parent, the reality TV star wishes she didn’t wait on icing her eggs.
“I wish I did that in my twenties but, unfortunately, I didn’t,” she said. “So I think I’m gonna do it just in case because every year I’m like, ‘This is the year, this is the year.’ But I’m still focused on other things that it’s just really hard and I don’t want to take it away from being a mother.”
Still, Krupa has embraced the feeling of “if it happens, it happens.”
“Maybe it’ll happen this year,” she added. “We’re definitely talking more about having a baby this year than ever in the last seven years we’ve been together, but if that doesn’t happen then definitely I’m gonna freeze my eggs.”
Krupa and Zago were married back in June and have previously indicated they may do a reality show of their own.
“We both have such busy lives,” she said, indicating that the Bravo series only focuses on her life in Miami.
“To be honest, my life is more L.A.,” Krupa confessed. “The only thing that keeps me in Miami is my husband. We’re like the only couple that’s been doing a bicoastal relationship for seven years, so it definitely wouldn’t be a boring thing and we’ve definitely talked about it.”
They’ve also talked about increasing the frequency of their sex life after previously having problems in that area.
“I’m the type that wants it more,” she told Celebuzz. “Since the day we met he’s never been as sexual as I am.”
But Zago is definitely putting in work … literally … to bring happiness to his bride.
“I’m definitely getting more since we’ve been working on it,” she said. “At least we went from once a month to once a week.”