Kim Richards Says She’s at a Peaceful Place’ After Leaving RHOBH, Debuts Secret Boyfriend of Six Years

31 Aug

DailyMail.com:

What a whirlwind it’s been for former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards and it turns out she’s happy it’s all over. 
The 53-year-old opened up about her relief from being off the iconic reality TV show while, ironically, promoting another one. 
At the premiere of the new season of WE Tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on Wednesday, Richards said she’s ‘in a peaceful place’ now that her housewives days are behind her. 

‘Right now, I’m really at a peaceful place in my life, being a mom and a grandmother,’ the reality maven told PEOPLE. ‘It’s just so amazing for me. I like not having the negativity, being at peace, waking up in the morning and going to watch my grandson or having him for a week. I’m super grateful for that.’  
The actress starred on RHOBH, alongside her sister Kyle Richards, for five seasons and then returned as a guest star for two more.
Richards will be featured on the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp, which premieres September 7 on WE Tv,  with her boyfriend of six years Wynn Katz.
The pair walked the red carpet and attended a celebration Wednesday for the show.The couple’s debut was a bit of a shock since no one seemed to know they were dating.

Luann de Lesseps Avoids Jail for Drunken Christmas Meltdown

30 Aug

PageSix.com:

Luann de Lesseps won’t have to worry about spending another Christmas behind bars.

A Palm Beach County, Fla., judge signed off on a plea deal that avoids jail time for the “Real Housewives of New York” star on Wednesday morning, per court documents obtained by Page Six.

De Lesseps agreed to plea guilty to battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication in exchange for the felony charge against her being reduced.

She will also perform 50 hours of community service (with at least 10 hours per month) and attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week in New York, per the deal. The “Countess and Friends” star will also attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact class and she cannot use drugs or alcohol.

She will be required to submit to random testing throughout her year-long probation.

De Lesseps, 53, already wrote an apology letter to the cop she hit.

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Alexis Bellino’s Divorce Is Finalized

29 Aug

TMZ.com:

Alexis Bellino is officially back on the market … ’cause the former ‘Real Housewives of OC‘ star just finalized her divorce with now ex-husband Jim

Alexis and her former fling, Jim, filed docs in California Monday officially signifying their marriage is a wrap.

TMZ broke the story … Jim filed for divorce in June, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married on April 16, 2005.  

It’s the second divorce for Alexis, who joined ‘Real Housewives’ in season 5 before leaving the show in 2013. She married her college sweetheart in 2002, and they split in 2004.

Jim is also going after ‘RHOC’ stars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador … filing a lawsuit against the women last month and suing for more than $1 million in damages for allegedly lying about his trampoline business and calling his divorce fake. 

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Bethenny Frankel Says On-Off Boyfriend Dennis Shields’ Death is ‘Painfully Raw’ and ‘Excruciating’

28 Aug

FOXNews.com:

Bethenny Frankel said the sudden death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields is “excruciating” and “painfully raw.”
The “Real Housewives of New York City” star penned an emotional tweet on Sunday, two weeks after Shields died of a reported overdose in his New York City apartment. His funeral was held on Long Island days later.
“It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s [sic] & memories,” Frankel, 47, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
“Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo,” she added.
Frankel previously broke her silence on the 51-year-old’s death, saying he gave her “endless unconditional love.”

Dina Manzo Reveals the Last Time She Spoke to Her Estranged Sister Caroline

26 Aug

BravoTV.com:

Sometimes time heals wounds, but when it comes to the fractured relationship between Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo, that doesn’t seem to be the case. When Dina appeared on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, she not only confirmed her engagement to David Cantin, but also offered an update on where things stand with her sister and fellow The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum.

“Caroline does not speak to me at all … we haven’t spoken in two years,” Dina said about the Manzo’d with Children matriarch, via PEOPLE. She noted that fame may have contributed to their rift: “People become [caricatures] of themselves. A little part of what people say that they liked, they tend to put it on.”

While she noted about the crew in her chat with the Flipping Out designer that “I think we all changed” once the show premiered, she adds she saw a bigger transformation in her sister: “It was when I didn’t recognize who she was any more that I said, ‘I’m out.’”

She continued, “And then the television thing [factored in] after I watched Season 1. I was saying very nice things about them and watching back, they weren’t doing the same for me. So I was like, ‘What the f—?’ Is there envy going on here? They don’t want me to look good?’ I don’t know, but it freaked me out.”

In the midst of their rift, life has not only changed for Dina who has found love again, but also for Caroline who became a grandma last year. Dina added, “Maybe becoming a grandmother has brought her back down to earth.”

While Caroline and Dina don’t speak, Dina did note that she is close to her other siblings. “That’s what people don’t realize. I get infuriated when people say, ‘You don’t speak to your family.’ I have 10 siblings,” she said. “[My brother] Chris [Laurita], I saw him not too long ago, when we lived in Malibu and he came out and we had a nice dinner. We don’t see each other often because we’re on different coasts. But we’re definitely fine. And Jacqueline as well. If they called me tomorrow and they needed me, I’ll be there. They’re great.”

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Luann de Lesseps Confirms She’s Moving Back To NYC

26 Aug

BravoTV.com:

Luann de Lesseps is on the move! The Real Housewives of New York City cabaret performer confirmed that she’s heading back to the Big Apple. “Moving back to New York City! Is #nyc ready for Countess ? I hold the city down. #gLUe #newlifenewLu #rhony,” she confirmed on Instagram. Luann shared a little snippet of what her move looks like in a video she posted to the site of her: “OK, moving back into New York. Here we go. fun, fun,” she added. (Above, Luann chats more about her new life.)

That’s not the only real estate news going down in Luann’s life as of late. During an appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY this month, she confirmed that she was keeping her home in the Hamptons after flirting with the idea of selling the property and buying a home upstate in the wake of some drama with her family regarding that move.

This summer, Luann completed her second stay in rehab, during which she missed the Season 10 reunion taping for RHONY. She recently addressed her absence, sharing, “Wish I could’ve been there but #Healthfirst.”

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Dina Manzo and Dave Cantin Are Engaged

25 Aug

PageSix.com:

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and millionaire boyfriend Dave Cantin are engaged.

“We’ve always been engaged,” Manzo said on SiriusXM’s “Jeff Lewis Live” on Wednesday. “We got engaged once, early in our relationship, and then we both realized it was way too early. And then we got engaged again last year.”

When asked if she’s going to throw a huge soiree to celebrate, Manzo joked that it would be “small” and that everyone would “learn about it after.”

“Our life is a honeymoon,” she said. “We don’t do a lot of traveling, but we are definitely in the honeymoon phase.”

In a potential plot twist, however, Manzo hinted that she and Cantin may have secretly already gotten married when she asked Lewis not to refer to her as Manzo anymore.

“I’m not Manzo anymore,” she said. “We had no children.”

Manzo and Cantin have been together since 2015 following her separation from Tommy Manzo in February of that year. They live together in California.

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