Garcelle Checks Erika, Diana Agrees That She’s “Fake”

The time has finally come for Garcelle to “set a bitch straight”! The ladies are at Sutton’s housewarming luncheon, and after making Erika sweat a bit, Garcelle is ready to confront her for disrespecting her 14 year old son. Last week Erika shared that she can only have one drink. She is definitely filling up on the booze and Garcelle has been very observant. “You know it’s not that I’m paying all my attention to Erika at all, but she said she was only going to have one drink. We’re up to three.”

Garcelle lets Erika know that her liquor level was out of control at the party, which resulted in an uncomfortable situation for Garcelle’s teenage son. “Under no circumstances though can you disrespect, not only a kid, but my kid.” To everyone’s surprise Erika owned it, and apologized, and it actually sounded sincere. Erika says, “I agree and take full responsibility and you know what, I was shit talking and treating the kids like they were adults, and I was wrong.”

For all the housewives reading this, that is how you do it. Erika is far from a class act, but for someone who has created a brand based on not being ashamed and embarrassed for being who they are (Erika Jayne), we see that in fact Erika was ashamed and embarrassed for her actions that night.

Based on Kyle’s facial expression, she seems confused, and in a matter of seconds Garcelle calls Kyle out.

Garcelle: “What are you doing that for, why’d you do that face?”

Kyle: “For as long as I’ve known Erika I’ve never seen her lose her composure one time, so I think she’s allowed a little bump here.”

Garcelle: “This is what I mean by jumping ship Kyle, this is what I mean by jumping ship, I’m having a conversation with her, and it’s not like I’m saying anything badly.”

Kyle: “She’s literally had, in seven years, two instances—”

Garcelle: “But I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to her.”

In her confessional Kyle says “Was it wrong for Erika to tell Garcelle’s son to fuck off—100 percent, but am I happy that she’s let her hair down and is having some fun and not so guarded as she used to be, absolutely. Does that mean I’ve jumped ship? No I haven’t.”

Friend of the show (and to Garcelle) Sheree tries to help Kyle understand that right now she just needs to be neutral. Erika interjects to say “Before I insulted your children I actually paid them a huge compliment in saying that your younger boys were so well spoken and were not acting like teenagers that wanted to be on their phone and not talking to other guests, and I thought to myself that’s a real testament to Garcelle.”

“It’s great if a stranger comes up to you and says I think you’re a really good mom, when it comes from another mom that knows what it’s like to do it alone, that to me is the best compliment I could ever have.” Garcelle continues, “Am I annoyed with Erika? Absolutely, has she scored a point—*sighs* yeah.”

Sheree breaks the ice by asking Erika if she was trying to have a threesome with Garcelle’s older son Oliver, to which Erika admits. “I would.” Sheree responds, “Me too, bitch.”

Sheree, Garcelle, and Kyle meet for drinks and they get right to it. They discuss the 1-on-1 between Garcelle and Erika. Garcelle understands Erika has been through a lot. She explains that it was never about her not having fun. “We’re not just talking about ‘oh my gosh she’s a little tipsy lets just put her in an uber,’ I mean what more do you want to see?” It sounds like Garcelle is implying that things will only get worse from here.

Kyle is happy to see a more vulnerable side to Erika. Garcelle poses the question, “And you don’t think that could lead to alcoholism?” Immediately you can see how triggered Kyle is by that accusation, considering her tumultuous past with her sister. (Kim Richards). Kyle responds, “I think that’s a very dramatic statement.” In Garcelle’s defense, she might also be triggered given her son’s addiction issues.

At Garcelle’s birthday Sutton tried to relate to Diana by telling her about her experience losing two babies, but Diana felt it wasn’t genuine. After hearing that Diana didn’t necessarily leave off on the same page as her, Sutton sat down to meet Diana for round two.

The first time Diana and Sutton met, in a group, Diana said she believed Sutton is clumsy with her words. Diana now clarifies, “I actually have changed my mind. I don’t think you’re clumsy with words. I actually think you mean what you say.” Sutton looked dumbfounded.

Diana says, “Do you know how you said it?” Sutton responds by telling her that it was very sincere. “I don’t share my stories of my miscarriages with many people,” says Sutton. Diana even feels bold enough to tell Sutton that her exact words were “I’ll raise you two” in response to Diana having a one miscarriage. If you watched the scene, you know that wasn’t what Sutton actually said, and it’s wild that this is the hill Diana is willing to die on.

This entire scene with Diana and Sutton was pure insanity and the gaslighting at its finest. Diana admits that the hug at Garcelle’s birthday was “the fakest hug I’ve ever had in my life.” Sutton asks, “So who’s fake now?” Diana responds “I am”, and in that moment Sutton had never looked more confused. Sutton says she would rather deal with Erika over Diana any day. If Diana is looking to be a one season housewife, she’s doing a great job.

Stay tuned as next week Kathy Hilton makes her season 12 debut.

Dorinda’s Making Amends; Brandi and Tamra Connect over Denise Scandal

The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip kicked off its sixth episode on Peacock. This episode began with all the ladies waking up and dealing with the aftermath of the previous night’s events. Dorinda and Jill made amends and got to a point of understanding where the other was coming from in terms of how their supposed friendship has been and how they would like for it to be moving forward. However, Brandi wakes still pretty upset with the comment Dorinda made regarding her son. Brandi says, “Dorinda is a sloppy drunk and she went after me when I walked away two times! We’re not going to get up today and brush this off. We’re going to have a f**king conversation cause normally I can let s**t go but don’t talk about my kids.” 


As the ladies begin to file in for breakfast, Tamra, Vicki, and Brandi talk about how Dorinda has been saying mean things to each of them and they feel like they can’t reason with her. Tamra says, “I just feel that Dorinda says s**t and then apologizes, and she thinks it’s all better. You can’t just put a band aid on it and be like “oh I was drunk, I was stupid, sorry” it doesn’t like that.” Dorinda enters the room where the ladies are having breakfast and immediately goes to apologize to Brandi. She tells Brandi, “I’m apologizing. I used the wrong reference. I should’ve said imagine if someone in your life died but I was wrong and I apologize for that.” Brandi responds, “Why are you so mad? It’s happening everyday with one of us. Dorinda says, “I think what happened with Jill was very different and we talked it through and we’re good. Last night I definitely drink too much.” Tamra recommends they all drink less, but Jill and Brandi remind everyone that they are all going to wine tasting later. In her confessional, Dorinda admits with tears in her eyes that she really screwed up but that she did try hard to make it nice. 


As Dorinda leaves the breakfast table, Eva and Phaedra join the remaining ladies for breakfast. Phaedra says in her confessional, “I’m hoping everybody can let the new day be new and not continue to rehash things from a decade ago, a day ago. It’s too many bitter Bettys holding on to yesteryear. Get over it. Change your panties.” Back in their bedroom, Tamra and Vicki vent to each other about not being able to speak their mind to Dorinda. Tamra starts to cry out of nowhere and Vicki begins to babble on about “we’re all going to die one day” as Phaedra and Brandi enter their bedroom. In her confessional, Tamra says, “No one talks about death as much as Vicki. She’s a Debbie Downer.” Vicki tells the ladies to let everyone know that if she died right now that she died sad. The other ladies laugh off Vicki being dramatic. Jill goes to Taylor’s room to talk about why she decided to bring up a decade old feud that really didn’t have anything to do with her. In the same sequence, Brandi, Phaedra, Tamra, and Vicki are discussing the Taylor argument as well. Brandi says, “She went in. And I was like what? I thought we were fine. I regret going low. I do. I was just caught off guard.” Vicki admits that Taylor’s behavior was weird. Back to Jill and Taylor. Jill says she respects Brandi getting up to walk away and Taylor agrees and says, “Yes, I agree with that. I obviously have unresolved issues with her and it’s something that I’m just going to have to swallow.”


As the ladies break off to do their own things, Phaedra and Tamra go on a walk to get to know each other more. Tamra asks Phaedra to tell her more about her new man. Phaedra says that the man she’s been dating is “a physician that’s really good with kids” and that she’s really enjoying his company. When the topic of divorce comes up Phaedra says that she’s been divorced twice from the same person. Phaedra says, “Our divorce was final, he appealed it and they granted the appeal” Phaedra admits she’s not sure if she wants to get into another marriage. She said, “I don’t know if I want to get into a martial situation. Let’s have some fun and then you go home and pee on your own toilet. I like my bidet crystal clean and fresh.”


The ladies head off to go to wine tasting! Before the ladies begin drinking, Phaedra decides to lead an emotional group prayer in hopes of the ladies having a fresh start to their day and being kind to one another. Dorinda says in her confessional, “Phaedra, a blessing. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It kind of just settled me down a little bit. So, I’m thankful for that.” After a few drinks, Vicki wants the ladies to go around the table to talk about their departure from their respective shows. Phaedra immediately turns this down by saying “I’m not doing that but, in her confessional, says, “My departure was BS. There are always two sides to every story and then there is the truth. And let’s just say that there was only one side heard.” Dorinda says she’s lucky because she got “put on pause” during Covid. Brandi tells Dorinda that “put on pause” is just a fun word for fired. She thinks Dorinda is pissed for being fired from housewives.


Phaedra shifts the conversation and asks each lady about their favorite moment on their shows. Taylor says her favorite moment is when they all went to Vegas dancing as Brandi imitates the infamous Camille dance. Tamra says hers is when she got engaged to Eddie, Dorinda’s is when everyone came to her house in the Berkshires for the first time. Vicki’s favorite moment is when she surprised Michael at college, Eva’s when she got married and when her husband legally changed her daughter from a previous relationship last name to his. Jill’s favorite moment is the Morocco trip, Brandi says her fun times were with Lisa Vanderpump on and off camera while Phaedra’s favorite moments would include the birth of both of her sons.


Before the ladies leave the wine tasting, Dorinda takes this opportunity to talk to Vicki. She explains that she has admired Vicki over the years, and they got off on the wrong foot because it was hard to understand how a woman as beautiful and successful as Vicki could let a man bring her down. Dorinda admits she took Vicki’s behavior personally when she first arrived but now, she understands it had nothing to do with her and apologizes for not being more supportive of what Vicki was going through. Vicki is glad to get a genuine apology from Dorinda. 


The ladies arrive back at the house and prepare for Christmas in September! Dorinda’s home is decorated beautifully in Christmas décor. All of the ladies are dressed beautifully, and as Brandi’s dress is brought up and she mentions that it was the dress that she was supposed to wear to the reunion with Denise, but she got “cancelled” the morning of. The infamous topic of Brandi and Denise comes up and the ladies discuss what happened from Brandi’s perspective. Brandi says, “She kind of hit it and quit it and it kind of broke my heart.” Dorinda says, “I don’t know why she would lie about it. Denise was married to Charlie Sheen, and he had an eclectic sex life so who knows, you never what goes on behind closed doors.” Tamra tells the group that she’s known Denise for 10 years and that Denise called her seeking advice when this scandal first happened. Tamra reveals that Denise completely denied having sex with Brandi but admits she believes Brandi, even though she slipped up and said she believes Denise first. Tamra reveals that something happened at BravoCon. It involves Denise soliciting Tamra to hook up and come to her hotel room. Tamra admits that Denise was very flirty and if she were single, she probably would have slept with her. Brandi thanks Tamra for being honest about her experience and is very thankful for Tamra having her back.


The conversation turns a little naughty when Tamra asks Brandi which ladies, she would like to have sex within the room and Brandi mentions Phaedra, Eva and Tamra. Brandi mentions that she wants to show Vicki how to use a vibrator while Tamra admits she’d want to sleep with Eva first, Brandi second and Phaedra third. In her confessional Phaedra says, “They like that chocolate. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.” Meanwhile, Jill is offended that no one wants to sleep with her. When pushed to give an answer like the other girls Vicki admits “I’d probably do Brandi. She can teach me.” 


As the ladies sit down for dinner, Dorinda says that she’s making sure not to drink much because she feels like she’s being watched. The ladies thank Dorinda for putting together such a festive dinner party. Phaedra says, “She made it nice.” Tamra asks, “Is there anyone here you thought you wouldn’t get along with?” Brandi jokingly says everyone but admits, “I wasn’t worried about Jill or Dorinda. I knew we’d get along. I knew Phaedra and I would get along in a weird way cause we’re the same but she’s like a better version of me and Eva I just want to have sex with.” Phaedra jokingly says, “I’m feeling jealous cause I thought I was your top choice. Now what’s going on?” Dorinda brings up that Taylor was worried most about being around Brandi. Brandi says that for people that have known her a long time she’s just a lover. Taylor says, Yeah, you are either f**king or fighting.” Taylor admits that she was hurt by Brandi and was holding on to that but she’s hopeful that they’ll move forward in friendship. 


As Tamra and Eva walk outside because Tamra says Taylor makes her snore, Brandi takes this opportunity to “hit on” Vicki after the two shared a “peck” before dinner. Afterwards, all the ladies come outside because there is a snow machine blowing snow for the ladies and it really makes it feel a lot like Christmas. The ladies head back inside to play “White Elephant” and Tamra goes first choosing a gift that is a Gucci scarf. Brandi goes second and chooses the gift Taylor bought and then proceeds to make out with her. That’s classic Brandi. Taylor says in her confessional, “It’s Christmas the drinks are flowing, pillow lips. It was bound to happen.” Jill chooses a gift that’s an ugly Christmas sweater, Eva chooses a gift that is a silk collection, Taylor takes the Gucci scarf from Tamra, Phaedra chooses a gift that is a Jo Malone candle, Dorinda chooses Bluetooth sunglasses, Vicki chooses a vibrator and says she needs it. Dorinda says, “When you take a bunch of middle-aged women and put them in a room it spells vibrator.” Meanwhile, Brandi is ready to hand out lap dances to Jill and Vicki. All the ladies get up to dance and Phaedra jokingly says, “Honey, everybody is twerking and working. Marco better go hide.” Tamra acknowledges that tomorrow is the last day and she’s sad because she’s having a lot of fun with the girls. Dorinda ends the night with a toast and the ladies join in to say, “We laughed, we cried, and we made it nice!”


Be sure to catch the next episode of The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip streaming new episodes every Thursday on Peacock!

Sergio Bribed to Leave Stanbury, Caroline Brooks Angry with Friends Over Parenting Critique

Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks., and her 9-year-old son Adam meet to go furniture shopping. Caroline tells Ayan that she’s throwing a pool party and that some of her childhood friends from Boston will be joining. These two seem to have made up and are getting along well. In her confessional Caroline says, “Ayan is very annoying, we fight every single day. We’re having dinner tonight and we fought this morning. At the end of dinner, I’m going to want to rip her head off, by the morning we’ll make-up and we’ll make dinner plans tomorrow. We’re sisters for life.” The topic of children comes up and Ayan advises Caroline to have more than one while she’s still young. Caroline admits that if she gets married it could be possible. Ayan says, “Now we just need to find you a husband.” Caroline responds, “Not so fast honey. I want to have a little bit of fun first, don’t put me in prison immediately.”


It’s 7 days till the wedding and Caroline Stanbury’s parents arrive in Dubai. Caroline S. says, “My family has all arrived and suddenly, s**t just got real. I’m getting remarried. It’s happening and it’s happening now.” Caroline says that since moving to Dubai she only sees her parents once a year. Caroline declares that the relationship with her mom has gotten much better as a flashback of Caroline with her mother shows them as they sit in awkward silence. Once Caroline gets her parents settled in, Sergio hints at having sex but Caroline doesn’t want to because her parents are in the house. The house is super large by the way, but Caroline says this is normal for Sergio because he is so young and wants sex all the time.


Caroline S., Ayan and Lesa meet Nina on the rooftop of her apartment building for high-noon tea. Nina says, “There is a lot of tension between Caroline Stanbury and Lesa. So, I thought let me do something very nice, relaxing, and chill so I invited everyone over for high tea. Cause I’m tired of these b***hes fighting.” Caroline says she doesn’t quite know what she’s walking into because she keeps getting different versions of Lesa. Lesa claims in her confessional, there is no tension between her and Stanbury because she gives her energy to people that are important, basically implying Caroline S. is not of importance. 


As an icebreaker, Nina starts by asking Caroline S. how the wedding plans are going. Caroline says she just wants this wedding to be about them and not everyone else unlike her first wedding. Ayan says, “I was supposed to marry my cousin. It’s very normal in my culture but then when I met my husband we got married in Brazil in a small wedding.” As lunch arrives at the table, Ayan tells Stanbury that she doesn’t need to group her and Lesa together because they do not control who each other talks to. Caroline S. says she felt attacked and this sort of aggressive energy from Lesa which Lesa denies. Lesa feels that the comment Stanbury made of “sucking d**k” was trashy. Caroline doesn’t remember saying that but acknowledges that if she did, she was being sarcastic. She also acknowledges that she hadn’t eaten and drink too much that day and could have misread the entire situation. Lesa says she’s happy to move forward and put it all behind them. Nina suggests no more inappropriate words when Caroline admits to having a naughty mouth. However, Ayan welcomes the naughtiness because without it she said life would be boring. 


Sara is the host of the Global Citizen Forum. Ayan and her husband Chris come to support the gala. Ayan meets up with Sara to catch up before the event begins. Ayan tells Sara that she got a therapist and her therapist told her she needs to imagine having a garden. He told her water plants but because she lives in an apartment, she only has three fake plants. Ayan said, “Every morning I wake up, I fake water the s**t out of those plants.” Sara is so confused by this and says, “What kind of therapy are you doing?” Ayan responds, “I think my therapist is from LA.” Sara still recommends hypnotherapy because she feels like Ayan needs to tap into the issues plaguing her from her childhood. Sara says, “it’s never too late to become someone like me. I was not born like this.” A stunned Ayan recognizes that Sara is a special person but says that the preaching has to stop because it is too much. 


The day of Caroline B.’s pool party has arrived, and we are introduced to her childhood friends Brian and Adam. Caroline says that when her ex-husband couldn’t be there for the birth of their son, it was Brian who was there to cut the umbilical cord. Nina is the first to arrive and orders a pina colada, “Nice and thick please. I like it thick.” Caroline’s friend Adam cosigns “who doesn’t” as they all laugh. Caroline B. talks about how nervous her friends were to come to Dubai because of what they heard regarding the treatment of gay men. All the ladies confess that they have plenty of gay friends in Dubai but that there aren’t much public displays of affection.

Nina tells Caroline S. and Sergio that she had a rough night because her dad is on the other side of the world and has been in the hospital due to Covid. Everyone at the pool party goes around mingling with one another. Ayan tells Nina that she had so much fun at her children’s birthday and Nina jokingly says, “You were like big bird in a cage.” Due to the language barrier, Ayan is not sure what Nina means by this. When she looks up “big bird” in her confessional she says, “Is it this yellow thing? To be honest, I’m black and I would look great in yellow.” Back over to Caroline B., Caroline S., Adam, and Brain as they are all sitting poolside when Caroline B. brings up the topic of her son potentially going to boarding school. Caroline S. informs Caroline B. that her experience in going to boarding school was not a good one. Caroline S. says, “The trouble with people who are newly rich, they do what they think is the best thing that money can buy. Boarding school changes your complete life. You build such a wall through that, that when you come home, you’re so angry and you kind of hate your parents. But who am I to tell someone how to parent their child?” 


Ayan addresses Nina by telling her that she doesn’t feel like Nina was there for her when she was dealing with her issues with Stanbury. In her confessional, Nina says, “Let it go. I stand by you and see where you’re coming from, but I cannot accommodate your feelings each and every time.” Ayan tells Nina she feels a weird energy between them, and Nina informs her that her energy has nothing to do with her and everything to do with her father who’s sick. Ayan apologizes for what Nina is going through and Lesa comforts her as well. Nina says she feels so much pressure from her family right now because they always want her to take care of everything. 


Caroline meets her father for dinner with her daughter. They all discuss being a bit nervous meeting Sergio’s parents. Caroline says that Sergio’s father offered him money to leave her and that his mother cried four times and they weren’t happy tears. Caroline admits it was harder for her to tell her children that Sergio was going to become her husband because that cemented the chapter with their father being officially closed. She also says people would tell her that because Sergio is so young that he’s going to leave her and run off with a younger model. She feels that if he was going to leave, he would have by now and her father advises her that only her and Sergio know what really works for their relationship.


Caroline B. has invited her friends Adam and Brian over for dinner and they get to meet Sara because she wasn’t in attendance at the pool party.  Caroline’s son Adam joins them at the dinner table and once everyone starts to eat, Caroline starts to “nitpick” at the way her son is eating which in my opinion was very normal, but she did mention that she’s a very “militant” mother. After her son Adam is dismissed from dinner, Caroline asks Sara’s opinion on boarding school. Sara responds, “Boarding school is for people who don’t have time for their kids. 70% of them are emotionally closed because they feel like their parents just left them.” Sara further elaborates that she feels Caroline needs to be closer to her son. Caroline responds, “My child putting his fingers into his plate is never going to f**king happen in front of me. How I grew up, children should be poised.” Her friend Brian speaks up and says, “I feel like when you grew up your parents were embracing.” Caroline cuts him off with a sharp “no!” and says that her mother was the opposite of that in the home. Sara asks, “Why don’t you break that generational cycle?” and Caroline says she likes the way she grew up. Sara responds, “You’re bleeding on the people that didn’t cut you.” Caroline’s friends and Sara agree that Caroline will come to her senses once she’s older and realizes that she doesn’t need to be so harsh on something so trivial as to how a 9-year-old cuts his chicken. Caroline is pissed! She says, “Brian shut the f**k up. You’re getting on my nerves at this point. You’re being stupid. He thinks he’s being funny and he’s not! Obviously, Caroline is triggered because she begins to shout, “Don’t f**king talk about me and my kid. It’s not f**king cute and it’s not f**king funny. There is a line you don’t f**king cross. You’re not a parent! I raised that child. My kid that came out my vagina. All of what you see, I achieved that s**t on my own. You know how hard I’ve f**king worked. Don’t come into my house and talk about my parenting!” Sara speaks up and says, “Caroline. You got triggered. It’s okay. Relax.” Caroline is still heated and isn’t listening to what anyone is saying. Sara is trying to diffuse the conversation and Brian is asking to be treated with respect while Caroline is angry that her friend from childhood would cross that line. Caroline ends the dinner by pointing at everyone telling them “No one is going to tell me how to raise my kid” as the episode comes to an end.


Be sure to catch new episodes of The Real Housewives of Dubai every Wednesday on Bravo at 9/8C.

Jen Shah Pleads Guilty In Wire Fraud Case, Faces Up To 14 Years In Prison

Jennifer Shah faces 168 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. 


The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star appeared before the U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan on Monday July 11, 2022.


Shah was arrested in March of 2021 for having a role in a telemarketing scheme which targeted hundreds of people, specifically those over the age of 55. The arrest was captured by Bravo later that year. 


Shah’s arrest was the biggest storyline during season 2 of the RHOSLC; at the reunion she doubled down on her innocence. “I am fighting this. I am innocent. And I will fight for every person out there who can’t fight for themselves because they don’t have the resources or the means, so they don’t fight.”


The Bravolebrity’s assistant, Stuart Smith, was arrested just before her, to which he pleaded guilty. According to Page Six Smith was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of obstructing an official proceeding. He originally pleaded not guilty, but then changed his plea to guilty and agreed to testify against Shah.


Over the course of the year Shah attempted to convince the audience that she was innocent of any wrongdoing, and she almost got away with it. But in the words of Andy Cohen, “The success rate of the New York State Attorney is like 95%.”


Originally Shah pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She was set to stand trial on July 18, but she changed her previous not guilty plea just one week before. Shah’s new plea deal involves dropping the second charge. Shah has agreed to forfeit $6.5 million and she has to pay up to $9.5 million in restitution. Her sentencing is now set for Fall 2022, where she may face up to 11 and 14 years in prison. 


Shah said she knew it was wrong and illegal, “many people were harmed and I’m so sorry.” She continued by saying there was a “misrepresentation of the product, regarding the value of the service,” noting it “had little to no value.”


Priya Chaudhry, her attorney, told NBC News her client pleaded guilty “because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.”


RHOBH Episode 9 Recap: Sutton And Diana On The Outs, Garcelle Is Ready To Check Erika

Episode 9 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is setting us up for some of the best Garcelle moments we’re sure to get this season. She is working for that coin, okay! The episode continues at Garcelle’s birthday party, where Sutton and Diana are battling it out. After originally declining Garcelle’s birthday invitation, Diana decides to surprise the ladies. Sutton questioned the validity of her health, and started to question Diana’s choice to attend the party. Obviously this is far much more than just an argument about “bed rest”; it’s a clash of the wealthy. 


Diana has been open about several health issues she’s had, including a miscarriage. Sutton wanted to “relate” to Diana by sharing that she herself has lost two babies, but [producer] Kyle, made things worse. Kyle loves to give her two scents, and in her defense, it’s the name of the game. “You’ve lost two babies? I’ve never heard this before?” Said Kyle. Sutton explains she’s had two miscarriages, but a drunken Kyle isn’t buying it. “I love you but this feels like bullshit.” Sutton finds Kyle’s behavior rude, as she’s trying to find common ground with Diana, but maybe bringing up her own maternity issues isn’t the best way to empathize with her. 


Diana looks at Sutton and says “You called me soulless, honey. I’m not falling for it.” A choked up Sutton responds, “If you think that this is fake, this is me being real, so if you wanna be a motherfucker–” and before she can finish Kyle grabs Sutton violently by the arms to stop her. Sutton is crying and telling Kyle that she’s being really mean by questioning her miscarriage. “Listen she lost her baby, you did not, maybe years ago I don’t know. This is recent,” said Kyle.


“It’s breaking my heart, and disappointing me in our friendship. She’s looking at me like she’s the devil,” says Sutton. Diana laughingly responds “Are you?” Sutton is distraught and crying, clearly she’s being bullied by her best friend, and a new enemy. It’s very reminiscent of last year’s drama with Crystal. An awkward broken down Sutton. 


The drama moves inside the party as Erika starts with Garcelle’s family. A very drunk Erika says “Where’s your hot son” referring to her eldest, Oliver. “You know why? Dorit jokingly says “get Oliver out of here.” Erika shouts “Oliver get over here, you’re hot.” Erika lifted her leg, exposing herself, as she taunted Garcelle. Erika asks if he’s married to which he responds “yes”.  “Have your baby mama contact me on my DMs, we can get it in 3 ways,” says Erika. 


It’s important to recognize the micro (or macro) aggression right here. Black people, especially black men are constantly objectified, sexually; dehumanizing them. Even using the phrase “baby momma” while referring to a black man, as if black men can’t have successful partnerships or marriages.


In her confessional Garcelle says “I get it, let your hair down, have a good time, but this doesn’t feel like that. This feels like take a moment, reassess your life, what’s happening, where are you going. This is not okay.” As everyone is leaving the party, Garcelle sends her 14 year old son Jax to grab some flowers from the table, and as he approaches Erika screams at him and tells him “wait what are you doing here, get the fuck out of here.” He frighteningly responds “I’m just getting flowers.” Crystal comforts him and escorts him out.


In her confessional Dorit says, “Oh my god Oh my god, I know Erikas drunk and I know she’s joking around but that’s Garcelle’s son. He’s 14 years old. I feel sick to my stomach.” She tries to explain to Erika that he was just getting the flowers for his momma. Jax turns to his mom and says: “I just got violated for grabbing flowers.” 


It’s important to point out that they gave Crystal hell last year for using the word violated when describing the way Sutton treated her. Garcelle confronts Erika and says she hurt Jax’s feelings. Erika starts with the pretend amnesia, as if she didn’t say that in front of the cameras. Garcelle demands an apology to her son, and recommends Erika figure out her cocktail to meds ratio.


In the aftermath of Garcelle’s party Sutton and Kyle meet up for dinner to discuss their tussle the other night. Kyle says “I want to apologize, let me make that clear. I don’t think you made that up, I don’t think anyone would make that up. I don’t want you to think I ever thought that.” Kyle is referring to Sutton’s miscarriages. Sutton tells Kyle not to ever push her again. Kyle says that the push was a knee-jerk reaction. Kyle felt like it was convenient timing that Sutton would bring up her miscarriages while Diana was talking about her misfortune. 


Sutton explains she was just trying to relate to her, and she didn’t even get to discuss with Diana what she wanted. Sutton interrupts, and an annoyed Kyle says “you’re really hard to have a conversation with.” As a Kyle stan, I can admit that she was being condescending as hell at this “apology” lunch with Sutton. When you say things such as: “You’re hard to apologize to.” “You don’t shut up.” “You’re such a delicate flower,” it comes across as condescending, and Sutton just takes it.


 It’s time for Diana to tell her part of the story to Lisa Rinna, who couldn’t attend the party. Diana says that the party was good itself, but that Sutton caught her on the way out and did “the Sutton thing”, referring to her facial expressions and strange behavior. She describes the situation as a gambling game. “I put down one miscarriage, and she said I raise you two,” says Diana. Lisa is stunned and calls Sutton a Narcissist. Diana feels like when she’s around Sutton she gets dragged down to her level. After charting a private jet for the ladies in Mexico, Diana says next trip they can go commercial. 


Date night gone wrong: The Umansky’s and the Kemsley’s sit down for a double date at Kyle’s house. It’s the first time PK is back at the house after meeting their home invasion. Kyle expresses that she was ready to move after her home was robbed, but eventually she was happy to stay. Dorit shares that she’s facing some challenges she can’t seem to shake, like driving a car for example. Any space where she has to be alone, is triggering for her. Dorit is still unsure if she wants to move or stay. 


Kyle changes the mood by asking if anyone heard when Erika told Garcelle’s 14 year old son to go fuck off. “I mean it’s not funny but it is funny.” Mauricio says “I think it’s great that she did that.” Kyle says she likes seeing this more relaxed side of her. Dorit agrees and says that she can give her a pass because “ of course it’s not my child.” The twitter-sphere has unanimously agreed that it was disgusting and uncomfortable to watch the four of them pass off Erika’s inexcusable behavior towards a minor. Too often black boys are inappropriately treated as adults, and never given the chance to just be boys.


The dynamic duo we’ve been waiting for: Garcelle and friend of the show–Sheree Zampino. The ladies sit down for a pre game at Garcelle’s home before heading over to Suttons housewarming. Garcelle fills Sheree in on what transpired between Erika and her boys. Garcelle tells Sheree that she went back into the party and made it very clear to Erika that she can’t talk to her son like that ever again. She didn’t want to have a deep conversation with Erika in that condition. “I want her when she’s sober, and she can hear me. It’s happening today girl, I don’t know where you’re going to be but you better find me.” Sheree jokingly pretends to take off her earrings, getting ready for battle. You can tell this is the kind of friend you want in your corner when things pop off. Before heading off to Suttons the ladies toast to “setting a bitch straight.”


Sutton is almost finished with her house so she’s invited the ladies over for a luncheon. Lisa, Sheree, and Garcelle are the first to arrive and as the girls are getting cocktails, Garcelle sticks to something light because she wants to be “clear” before she confronts Erika. In her confessional Erika admits she’s worried about Garcelle. “I’m worried about this Haitian mom I’ve offended.” We get a flashback of two days earlier, where Crystal and Erika are recounting the other night. “It was like we were shit talking and I was treating the teenagers like they were adults. They’re 16, they’re not babies, let’s not,” says Erika. Crystal has to remind her they’re 14, and Erika suddenly has a change of attitude. “That puts it in a whole new perspective, thanks Crystal.” 


Erika arrives at the party and as she approaches Garcelle the tension is so thick you can feel it through the tv screen. Erika goes to the bar and says “what is everyone drinking, I can only have one, I learned a lesson, I can only have one drink.” Garcelle responds with “Okay good, one is good.” As Erika is waiting for her drink, Garcelle gets her alone, but engages in small talk, she’s making her sweat. We can see Garcelle wants to do this in front of the group, like a top tier housewife would. 


The party moves outside where the girls will have lunch, but in the words of Lisa Rinna, “we’re dealing with a swamp.” Sutton was not prepared for the weather, as the ground was muddy and a mess to move in. Sutton couldn’t put a rug under the table that morning? Lisa takes a dig at Sutton by saying that it’s very representative of her. “You got this beautiful table set gorgeously sitting in this mucky muddy muck, that’s Sutton Stracke for you.” 


Diana’s presence isn’t necessarily missed at lunch, but it is noticed, which Garcelle called rude for not letting the hostess know. Sutton says she doesn’t like passive aggressive behavior and Lisa takes this time to make up for her absence in the last episode. “Well that’s the pot calling the kettle black isn’t it?” 


Next week things are sure to boil over as Garcelle sets Erika straight.

RHODubai Episode 5 Recap: Phaedra Parks Makes Her Way to Dubai

In the latest episode of Real Housewives of Dubai, we meet Caroline B.’s cousin Shawn as they sit down for lunch to meet with the one, the only Ms. Phaedra Parks! Phaedra joins Caroline and Shawn for lunch and they instantly catch up on what each other has been up to. Phaedra wants to know what the men are like in Dubai and Caroline fills her in. Phaedra asks, “What are the men like here? They can have many wives, right? I like a sister wife because maybe she can cook, and I clean.” Caroline responds, “You can marry my ex, he’s available. He cheats.” Caroline makes it clear that it is very expensive to cheat on her honey! She states, “You’re not gonna make me become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, make me put my own life on hold, that I worked so hard to build and then you go and decide to cheat and ruin our home…. oh no darling. If you cheat, it’s gonna be expensive.” The lunch ends with Caroline inviting Phaedra to meet some of the other ladies at Ski Dubai.


The scene cuts to Lesa and her family spending time with the goat that Ayan gifted them. Lesa sits down with her husband Richard to catch him up on the previous night’s events involving Caroline S. Lesa tells her husband that Caroline S. did not like that her fiancé Sergio were sort of “meshing” with Ayan and herself. Suddenly, Caroline S. says to Sergio, “I hope she’s going to suck your d***”, in reference to Lesa. Lesa’s husband says that he’s glad he wasn’t in attendance because they both considered that comment to be inappropriate to say to a married woman and it would have made him angry. Richard throws shade by telling Lesa, “Listen, don’t engage with people like that. We’re talking about a 50-year-old influencer here.”


To further develop their friendship, Caroline S. invites Ayan over for dinner. In her confessional Caroline S. says, “I’ve separated the pole from the puppet so now maybe she’ll have her own brain. Lesa’s head is up Ayan’s a** and maneuver’s her body.” Caroline strongly feels that Ayan and Lesa are codependent on each other and can’t think for themselves. Ayan arrives at Stanbury’s home and makes note that she wants to see Caroline in her natural element to better understand who she is. The topic of more kids comes up and Sergio is wanting one or two kids to add to the family, but Caroline doesn’t share the same excitement. Caroline states, “I’m not a family-oriented person at all. I went to boarding school from age 6 to 18. I went to a therapist once and she said that I basically went to the army.” Caroline credits boarding school to shaping her feelings this way and not being good with emotions.  


Sara takes Nina over to one of her family’s homes. Nina and Sara bond over their shared Arab culture as Sara’s family shares some of her childhood stories and viewers get an insight into how her entrepreneur mindset began at the young age of six. Nina appreciates Sara sharing these moments with her family as she is reminded of the memorabilia that her own family lost in the war in Lebanon. Nina talks about how her family struggled after moving to the United States because they started with nothing. It has made her appreciate everything and to take nothing for granted.


In the downtown Dubai mall, Ayan meets Lesa, and they catch up on what has happened since they last saw each other. Ayan tells Lesa that she went over to Caroline’s home and that they each had a nice time. Lesa tells Ayan about the comment Caroline S. made the other night but states that she wants to move forward and have fun with Caroline S. However, the day has arrived, and Caroline B has arranged for Phaedra, Shawn, Lesa, Caroline S., and Sergio to meet up at Ski Dubai. Caroline B. informs Phaedra that she has invited Lesa and Caroline even though the ladies don’t really like each other. In her confessional, Caroline B admits, “Phaedra said she wanted some tea. When she said that I knew exactly the tea bag I was gonna stir. Lesa Milan. Caroline Stanbury. Drink up Phaedra, enjoy.” 


Lesa arrives before Caroline S. and Caroline B. takes this opportunity to inform Lesa that Caroline S. is coming. Lesa says in her confessional, “She knows we don’t get along, what is her motive? When I tell you this woman is messy, she is the definition of messy! Sour and bitter messy.” Phaedra, Caroline B., and Lesa are all dressed and ready to hit the ski slopes when Caroline S. arrives and announces that she will not join the other ladies in wearing the ski outfits provided by the resort. The tension between Caroline S. and Lesa ignites immediately because Lesa doesn’t feel like Caroline S. is being a team player. Caroline B. admits that she doesn’t think that Lesa has ever given Caroline S. a fair chance but she says, “If a b***h ever told me to suck someone’s d***, I would snatch that b***h and that would be the last thing she ever says. Period.” 


The ladies gear up to hit the slopes! Although Caroline S. won’t be skiing because she’s only there to hang out and meet Phaedra. Caroline S. gives the impression that the baby slopes in Ski Dubai are beneath her. As Lesa goes gliding by, Caroline S. says, “She’s lucky I’m not pushing her faster down that mountain. The way I feel about that woman right now, I don’t care where that pole ends up.” Caroline B. admits that she was hoping this would be an opportunity for Lesa and Caroline S to mend but gives a shady laugh. 


Later, everyone gathers for Ayan’s birthday dinner at Shanghai Me. As Ayan arrives with her son, she greets all the guests and thanks them for coming. Ayan asks Lesa how the goat is doing, and Caroline B. jokingly asks Ayan, “Why did I get lemons and not a goat?” Ayan responds, “It started bitter but, in the end, we made lemonade which is sweet.” Indicating that her relationship with Caroline B. was sour but they both decided to make it better. Caroline S. jumps in and says, “Well I got nothing. If that isn’t a subliminal message, then I don’t know what was.” In her confessional Ayan says, “Nothing. That is the best gift that I could have given her.” 


The conversation shifts to Sergio and Caroline’s upcoming wedding. Caroline S. brings up the fact that she doesn’t want to spend the entire time sitting with Sergio’s parents because she has tons of friends coming in from LA that she wants to spend time with. Nina interjects and thinks Caroline should spend more time with Sergio’s parents since they’ve never met. Sergio does appear to be a bit saddened about Caroline’s stance even though Nina is doing her best to try to get through to Caroline. She wants her to see the other perspective. Nina states, “Caroline to you it’s no offense but others could be offended by that.” Sergio and Caroline begin to bicker, and it doesn’t seem like they’ll reach a resolution. Caroline S. admits that she doesn’t speak to her parents but twice a year so it’s very foreign to her how Sergio is with his family. Maybe it’s true or maybe it’s just shade but Ayan predicts this relationship not to last more than 3 years.


Stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the Real Housewives of Dubai, Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo!