The RHOA of reunion tapes this week. There are regular 18 episodes this season. We have four more episodes to get through before the reunion will air. Falynn wasn’t a contracted friend this season so she will no appear. Shamea will be there and next season she is expected to be back as a permanent contracted friend (taking Tanya’s spot). In October, right after the Bolo situation, Tanya had her attorney send the production company and network a strongly worded email that basically said she will not be on the show going forward. For the record, production doesn’t believe that Porsha or Tanya had sex with Bolo. But it makes for good TV.
The Private Plane Situation
Latoya does not presently have any friends in the cast. Porsha and Marlo fell out because last week the cast was sent the links to episodes 15-18 in preparation for the reunion and it gets ugly. The last four episodes will be super dramatic. Drew and Kenya really get into it on the finale. It’s a very divided group going into the reunion. It is highly unlikely Latoya will be invited back. The Bravo suits and production both have a negative open of her. Drew will be back. She got a really good first contract and is well liked by Bravo and production. It is expected that Kandi will finally tell her account of the Bolo events at the reunion. So then it’ll all be out there. Production is searching for any possible new footage to use.
In other news, I followed up with the private plane situation. I was told at the time that production had money for private planes for the Charleston trip and the NOLA trip. I asked why Kenya and Latoya(?) were on the private plane and not the rest of the group. It turns out it was because of Brooklyn, or more specifically, Marc Daly. Since he isn’t allowing Brooklyn to be filmed anymore, she would have to have been blurred out of all the traveling scenes. So technically, it was Kenya’s fault that everyone else had to go in an airless van. The network thinks it is ridiculous that Brooklyn can’t be on the show anymore. Someone is petty.
Random Other Bravo News Of The Week
Bethenny’s divorce is FINALLY final. And she is engaged to her Boston boyfriend. But the real tea is that she let the paps know she was at the beach and was “caught” in a bikini and an amazing engagement ring. And it just so happened to occur on the day the trailer for the new episode of RHONY dropped. Imagine that. Also on the preview, Eboni K. Williams gets annoyed with how Ramona calls her housekeepers, “the help.” Really? That is probably the nicest language Ramona has ever used toward service providers. I hope she is there to see how she treat the staff on a trip. If they even get to go on one.
Former RHOM cast member, Lisa Hochstein and her husband have racked up nearly $12K in fines in 2021 alone for throwing loud parties at their Star Island home during a pandemic. I would not be seeing her plastic surgeon husband during this time.
Kenya Moore and the Bravo Network issued statements of apologies for her native American costume at Falynn’s Halloween party after public backlash.