The Real Housewives are looking pretty unreal these days. Several of the women who make up Bravo's Real Housewives have been in the news for not being as real as they appear. The beautiful homes, cash settlements, singing careers, relationships, and physical fights have all been questioned. Is it okay to fake it just to be a part of The Real Housewives "drama" until you make it?
These Housewives are potentially worse than "wall street" and the politicians who fool the public. Should we bail them out by continuing to watch them every week, just for the sake of what the reality shows do for our curiosity of wealth and fame?
Probably so. Many people do really enjoy escaping their reality to delve into the lives of these seemingly rich women. We live vicariously through them, even though they may be living vicariously through the real wealthy people.
It's been reported that Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is really broke and was evicted from her home we all saw on season one. On the show she hangs out with other people who seem to have money so it seems that she must also.
In the same show, Sheree Whitfield poses as a divorcee waiting for her ex-husband (NFL player Bob Whitfield) to give her a six figure alimony settlement. In reality he doesn't have what she wants us to believe he has to pay her off. This has allowed her to continue being a part of the show and its rich culture. But she's recently been sued for not paying her attorney bills.
Kim Zolciak also has been ousted for not paying her bills.
In Orange County land, sources claim that only Vicki Gunvalson makes her own money, but the others do have some money albeit from their husbands or others.
The Real Housewives of NYC, well they seems to be honest about their finances. But they may be faking fights to create drama and story lines for future seasons.
At the end of the day, they take us a place we like to go- whether it's a fake place or a real place.
Monday, March 16, 2009
5:02 PM Kim Zolciak, Nene Leakes, RHOA, RHONY, RHOOC, Shereé Whitfield, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of New York City, The Real Housewives of Orange County 1 comment