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Real Housewives Mysteries: The Stolen Homes, Mystery Lovers and Friendship-Ending Fights That Rocked the Franchise

Do we’ve got one other Huge Apple feud on our arms? The trailer for season 10 of Bravo’s The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis hinted on the dissolution of Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill‘s friendship. The truth stars met when Bethenny returned to RHONY in season seven and bonded on subsequent seasons. They’ve vacationed collectively and have become so shut that their costars usually accused Carole of being Bethenny’s parrot. Seems like all that modified.

However what occurred between Bethenny and Carole is not the primary Actual Housewives thriller, nor will it’s the final. Take a stroll down reminiscence lane with us and discover out the origins of your favourite rifts and accusations.

MYSTERY: What occurred between Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill on The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis season 10?

These former BFFs had a falling out for causes but to be revealed.

“I am an idealistic type of individual. I have a look at the world that means, I have a look at those who means, and I believe I checked out her that means,” Carole advised E! Information in regards to the fractured friendship. “And I really feel like now I see her somewhat bit extra realistically and fewer idealistically. There have been just a few issues that have been mentioned and finished that I simply felt like weren’t fully according to the lady I knew.”

Viewers will see them discuss it out just a few occasions, Carole advised us. However what particularly occurred? She’s not telling—but. “It was a bunch of issues. It simply felt like all of a sudden it was very gossip-y and imply and pointless, and I used to be similar to, that is not the individual I knew,” she mentioned.

MYSTERY STATUS: Unsolved, as of now.

MYSTERY: What occurred between the Dina Manzo, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita on The Actual Housewives of New Jersey?

Sisters Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo and their sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita all starred in The Actual Housewives of New Jersey seasons one and two collectively, however Dina left in the course of the second season. She went on to return in season six after her household left the present. Then rumblings of a household feud began taking form. It appears it began between Dina and Jacqueline and escalated to incorporate Caroline.

In a 2011 weblog put up, Dina revealed her reality. She mentioned she turned extra concerned together with her charity, Mission Ladybug, and the occasions of season one (and the table-flip dinner) actually obtained to her. “As soon as I left I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I lastly felt a way of peace. I really feel unhealthy that I stayed away from anybody or something that needed to do with Housewives and that DID embrace Teresa however I needed to do what was proper for me to take care of my happiness and avoid any drama,” she mentioned. Whereas away from the present and the women, Dina mentioned “some issues” occurred that made her avoid the adverse.

Throughout Dina’s RHONJ season six reunion look in 2014, the feud returned to the highlight. Caroline responded, however the ladies remained fractured. Nonetheless, the household appeared to patch issues up, coming collectively for household holidays and attending Lauren Manzo‘s wedding ceremony collectively. Caroline addressed it on her spinoff, Manzo’d With Kids.

“Here is the deal: My sister and I had a falling out. We did not communicate for a few years,” Caroline mentioned. The whole lot modified when she obtained a textual content from Dina asking why she was being so nasty. Caroline shot a textual content again after which they agreed to fulfill.

“I did not inform a soul,” Caroline mentioned of the assembly. “We met for 5 and a half hours. From then on? The whole lot’s positive. She’s right here for the vacations, she talks to my youngsters, Lexie’s within the bridal occasion and we may all go on residing. Thanks very a lot.”

The whole lot was positive in 2014 -2016, it appears. Jacqueline mentioned they have been nonetheless made up, noting, “I might say it is peaceable between us, however we’ve not seen her.”

In 2016, Caroline mentioned her relationship with Dina was over.

What modified? Throughout a 2018 look on Watch What Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen, Dina was requested in regards to the standing of her relationship with Caroline. She mentioned they don’t discuss. “It is not my fault, folks! It is not my fault,” Dina mentioned.

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MYSTERY STATUS: Unsolved. We nonetheless do not know what precisely brought about the rift the primary time, nor what’s behind this most up-to-date improvement.

MYSTERY: What did Caroline Manzo accuse Danielle Staub of doing in The Actual Housewives of New Jersey season one reunion?

“You understand what you probably did…I’ll by no means forgive [you] and you’ll by no means be a pal of mine,” a teary Caroline mentioned to Danielle on the RHONJ season one reunion.

However what did she do? The truth stars made imprecise feedback about it of their blogs again in 2009, however Dina Manzo revealed that Danielle obtained concerned with authorized issues involving her ex-husband and daughter Lexi.

“She advised my ex’s household that I would really solid his signature on the contracts, which I didn’t,” Dina mentioned. “She knew she may work on his feelings, so she equipped him with each telephone variety of everyone he’d must comply with via with a lawsuit—contacts at Bravo, our manufacturing crew and her attorneys.”

MYSTERY STATUS: Solved (seemingly).

MYSTERY: What brought about the rift between Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel in The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis season three?

Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel have been the most effective of buddies on RHONY. Jill helped Bethenny get solid on the present, they have been supportive of one another, they have been actually, on display screen and off, buddies. Till they weren’t. They have been immediately arguing when the third season of the Bravo actuality collection kicked off. What occurred?

“I keep in mind there was a turning level and I used to be internet hosting the In the present day present,” Bethenny defined to Andy Cohen. “Once I obtained there, the very first thing that was advised to me  by the producers was Jill referred to as her and he or she misplaced her thoughts. ‘Why not me? I am higher than her.'”

Kim Zolciak, Real Housewives Shady Significant Others


MYSTERY: Who was Kim Zolciak’s secret sugar daddy, solely recognized to the world as Huge Poppa, on The Actual Housewives of Atlanta?

Kim Zolciak-Biermann could also be a fortunately married lady now, the spouse of Kroy Biermann for the final seven years, however after we met her throughout season one in all RHOA, she was a single mom of two and her lavish life-style was being bankrolled by a boyfriend she would solely discuss with as Huge Poppa. Why did she preserve the man a secret from the world and her co-stars? Properly, he was married, after all. The connection someway led to an engagement in season two and prompted Kim’s frenemy NeNe Leakes to ship the now notorious “Shut your legs to married males, trashbox” throughout a contentious look on Watch What Occurs Reside

His identification was by no means confirmed through the present, nonetheless in 2009, it was revealed that the person gifting Kim with Vary Rovers whereas nonetheless married to a different lady was Atlanta actual property Lee Najjar. Lee was outed as Huge Poppa when TMZ obtained images of the couple throughout a visit to the Bahamas, giving the world their first look on the man they’d heard a lot about. Apparently sufficient, Lee was the person who dropped Kim off on the native Dancing With the Stars occasion the place she met Kroy!

In 2017, Kim admitted to Individuals that it had been fairly a while since she and Lee had spoken. “It has been years and years and years and years and years,” she advised the publication. “I have been with Kroy seven years — I am obsessive about him. So I undoubtedly have not heard from [Big Poppa]. I am very dedicated to my husband.”


MYSTERY: Erika Girardi has a son, however why is he by no means on The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills?

Tommy, Erika’s son, is a police officer and lives together with his mom and her husband Tom Girardi, however he is by no means been seen on digital camera. “He is a busy man residing in his mother’s home,” Erika mentioned on RHOBH.

Erika expanded on his absence throughout an interview with Megyn Kelly. “Not everyone desires to be on TV — imagine it or not,” she mentioned. “I do know that sounds loopy. However, he is in a harmful line of labor and he prefers his anonymity as a lot as potential and I agree with that.”

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Erika is fiercely protecting of her son (as viewers have seen on RHOBH) and advised Bravo that she worries about him.

“We have now a very huge home, so it is good to have him there. And it is good; hear, let me be very trustworthy, I fear about my boy as I am positive everybody whose member of the family is in legislation enforcement or within the navy [is], OK? It is good to listen to him come house. It is good to listen to him come off responsibility and I can see his automobile within the driveway or I hear him stroll up the steps. To me, I sleep somewhat higher at evening simply realizing that I do know the place he’s,” she mentioned.


“For 5 years now, folks have thought that I ‘stole’ my sister’s home. I by no means spoke as much as defend or clarify myself, as a result of that might imply I must talk about personal info that might make my sister extra offended with me. When she introduced it up once more this time, after we had spoken about it in personal and cleared it up, I wasn’t going to only sit again once more and have my character and integrity attacked,” Kyle wrote in her Bravo weblog.

“Let me make it clear, since I imagine many are nonetheless confused. It is fairly easy: My sisters BOTH needed me to purchase them out of our mom’s home. I did so. Paying them BOTH an equal quantity. Why would Kim settle for something much less? For no matter purpose, as years handed, she thought I paid Kathy extra. NOT the case. Which is why I introduced up the deposited checks AGAIN. I don’t wish to go into extra personal particulars, regardless that in doing so it will clarify my facet MUCH extra clearly.”

MYSTERY STATUS: Solved (no less than on Kyle’s finish).

MYSTERY: What did Brandi Glanville say about Adrienne Maloof that began a warfare in season three of The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills?

When Brandi first appeared on RHOBH in season two, she was really launched as a pal of Adrienne’s, however issues between the 2 have been very totally different when the present returned for a 3rd season. Throughout a girls journey to Ojai, Brandi advised her pal to “shut the f–k up” after Adrienne snarked a couple of sentimental second Brandi had shared with Kim Richards, whereby they lastly resolved their issues. Within the very subsequent episode, Brandi trashed Adrienne throughout a bunch dinner at SUR, dropping a bomb so salacious that Bravo determined it wanted to be edited out. We solely obtained to observe the opposite Housewives‘ shocked reactions, however we knew that no matter it was was one thing that Adrienne and her then-husband Paul Nassif did not need being made public as a result of they went completely ballistic upon discovering out.

Stop-and-desist orders have been delivered, lawsuits have been threatened, jabs at Brandi’s mothering started showing within the press: It was clear that no matter Brandi mentioned was the nuclear choice. However the present by no means revealed what was mentioned, with a rumor floating that Adrienne threatened to sue the community if it ever made it to air. Adrienne then stop the collection and did not present as much as movie the season’s reunion particular, ensuring that we might be saved at midnight for good.

Gossip popped up on-line, however remained simply that. In season 5, Adrienne returned to the present for a handful of cameos, whereby the 2 sat down and Brandi lastly confirmed some contrition for her half in the entire thing. 

“I simply wish to clear the air with you, and we do not have to maneuver ahead and be greatest buddies, or something like that, I imply, I am not considering we have to braid one another’s hair on the weekends. You possibly can stroll away from right here and hate me ceaselessly, however I do not need that,” she mentioned. “There’s been numerous low blows forwards and backwards between us, and I simply wish to transfer ahead and never really feel uncomfortable after we run into one another. I simply actually wish to say I am sorry.”

Nonetheless, she and Adrienne nonetheless have by no means confirmed precisely what was mentioned.


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