Although we were forced to close the door on a decade, we have plenty of unforgettable “Real Housewives” moments to look back on. During 2019, the ladies from the various Bravo franchises were at the center of brutal arguments, break ups and shocking revelations.
Whether you tuned in to watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast deal with relationship woes or were focused on the scandalous affairs happening on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” take a look back at the craziest “Real Housewives” moments of the year.
5. Porsha Williams’ Pregnancy Drama
The “RHOA” star appeared to be on her way to a happy ending after she announced her first pregnancy and engagement to Dennis McKinley. Almost three months after welcoming their baby girl, Pilar Jhena, E! News confirmed the split in June.
The couple broke up after Porsha learned Dennis cheated on her while she was pregnant. During “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season 12 premiere, Porsha admitted she was struggling with the break up during a conversation with her sister, Lauren.
“I just don’t understand. I keep going to sleep at night thinking I’m going to wake up, and it’s not going to be true. Like, the only reason I keep answering his phone calls is because I keep thinking that he’s going to say the one thing to make me believe that this isn’t happening,” she told her sister.
While Porsha and Dennis have since gotten back together, “RHOA” Season 12 has documented their issues as the two work on repairing their bond.
4. Lisa Vanderpump Quits “RHOBH” After Passing Lie Detector Test
Lisa has been a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” since it premiered in 2010. In 2019, the reality star decided to quit the show after she got into a nasty feud with her co-stars. The problem started when Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Lisa’s rescue organization. However, Dorit had a friend take the canine to a shelter after it “nipped” one of her children. Lisa was upset once she learned about Dorit’s decision to take the dog to a shelter.
After a story about the incident was leaked to RadarOnline, Lisa’s cast members accused her of going to the press. The “Vanderpump Rules” star took a lie detector test to prove she wasn’t lying about sharing the story. Although she passed, the damage was already done.
3. Teresa And Joe Giudice Split
On Dec. 17, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” couple’s split was confirmed. After Joe spent 41 months in prison for fraud, he was deported back to his native Italy.
“Teresa and Joe have separated, but have no plans to divorce yet. Teresa and Joe talked about their future when she and the girls were in Italy and decided it was best for them to separate,” a source told Us weekly.
“Neither of them wanted to be in a long-distance relationship. Joe has been dating in Italy, Teresa is busy taking care of their girls right now. They harbor no ill will toward each other and will continue to co-parent their kids. The girls will be going to Italy in December, Teresa will be staying home,” the insider added.
2. Bethenny Frankel Quits “RHONY”
In August, Bethenny revealed she was quitting “The Real Housewives of New York City.” “I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter,” she said in a statement to Us Weekly.
“It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy, and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women,” she added.
1. Kenya Moore Returns And Announces Her Divorce
After quitting the “RHOA” following Season 10, Kenya allegedly took a major pay cut to return to Season 12 of the Bravo series. However, before the new season premiered, the former beauty queen announced she would be divorcing her husband, Marc Daly.
Since Season 12 has premiered, the show has been documenting the issues in the couple’s relationship and what contributed to their shocking split.