Why is it that every series of The Real Housewives
features at least one Housewife who makes stuff up like it's their job? More often than not, it stems from just the right combination of delusion and paranoia, and the other 'wives call them out on it. Here's a look at our favorite Houselies:
Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer: what Kyle said.
Camille accused Kyle of saying, "why would anyone be interested in you without Kelsey there?" and calling her "insecure." Both of these were taken out of context, even though we didn't see the first comment, it just doesn't seem likely. The newest addition to the Liars' Club has a lot to learn about the power of a good rant but she's got the accusation part down. So far, Camille is only guilty of hearing things incorrectly and then twisting them around to reveal her insecurities (but don't tell her that). But it's still early in the season and I have a feeling Camille has a lot of crazy to give.
Real Housewife of OC, Gretchen Rossi: dating other guys while engaged to Jeff.
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There was a big scandal involving some "boyfriend" named Jay, a lawsuit, and Jeff's ... advanced age. I ain't sayin' she's a gold-digger, but I'm also not saying she didn't have a little something something on the side. Now Gretchen is recycling Slade and while that isn't a lie, it is gross.
Real Housewife of Atlanta, Phaedra Parks: the crazy pregnancy.
Does Phaedra know anything about having a baby? Or is it all just an elaborate web of lies? Phaedra has told the other Housewives that the doctor will induce labor at seven months because the baby is "fully developed." Uhhhh ... I don't think that's a thing. The Housewives are calling BS on that and have deduced that either Phaedra got knocked up before she got married, the baby isn't Apollo's, or both. Only time will tell!
Real Housewife of DC, Michaele Salahi: ummm ... everything?
With Michaele and her husband Tareq, it became difficult to tell if anything they were saying was true. The lies began to unravel in the reunion special, but they continued to stick by their story. Favorite lies include: being invited to all those White House parties, Michaele as a Redskins Cheerleader, the success of the winery/where the money is coming from, and possibly Michaele's MS.
Real Housewife of New York, Kelly Bensimon: Bethenny is out to get her.
I'm not sure where all this came from, or how much is just pure crazy talking, but Kelly told Sonja she thought Bethenny was going to murder her. Later (still on that infamous night at Poison Island), she accused Bethenny of putting her kids in the tabloids. And the crazy continued!
Real Housewife of New Jersey, Danielle Staub: Ashley's death threats.
Over the years Danielle has fine-tuned her ability to blow the littlest thing way out of proportion (take note, Camille!). Where to begin with her? Danielle saw something Ashley, who was nineteen, wrote on Facebook and perceived it as a death threat. She even hired a body guard and took boxing lessons. WHAT? And why is Danielle even on Facebook?
And for our final lie: whoever told Kim G. this was a good, age-appropriate fashion statement.
I know some of your favorite lies probably didn't make the list. What are your favorite lies of the Real Housewives?
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