Things just got real between former Real Housewives of Miami cast member Joanna Krupa and current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Celebrity Apprentice star Brandi Glanville, who had some unsavory words to say about Krupa and her personal hygiene, among other things. The following letter was sent directly to Glanville via Raymond Rafool, Krupa's attorney, who explains that the letter serves as notice of Krupa's and husband Romain Zago's intent to sue the outspoken Glanville for libel, slander and defamation. Read at your own risks and preferably not on a full stomach.
January 04, 2013
It's not The 'Real' Housewives without something fake; the official spin on Adriana de Moura's marriage scandal(s)
Some reality TV sleuths (or cast members looking to detract attention from their own sad storylines or lack thereof) dug into public records today to discover that The Real Housewives of Miami's newly engaged cast member, Adriana de Moura, has already been married to her "fiance," Frenchman Frederiq Marq since, gasp, November 4, 2008. How dare she?! The big deal is that apparently de Moura's storyline centered around whether or not she'd marry her Frenchie. Now we find out she's been married to the guy this entire time. This wasn't de Moura's first fib down the aisle either.
She was married before, which she admitted, to Roberto Sidi, from whom she filed for divorce in Plano, Texas in 2001 (granted in 2003) despite saying on season one that she dumped him for cheating in 2006. A source close to de Moura says the former housekeeper turned art dealer slash aspiring night club singer (aren't they all?) has been married at least two other times, has never attended the Sorbonne in Paris, and, well, the list goes on. Scandal? Not quite, but the whole marriage cover-up does diminish any speck of credibility the Bravo franchise had, especially in the wake of the allegedly made-up-for-TV faux relationship between The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore and her "boyfriend." It also adds a delicious irony in the fact that she faked not being married so she could play a housewife on TV. Go figure.
DeMoura's publicist Lynn Brodsky admitted to us that yes, "Adriana did get divorced in 2003, but her and Roberto tried to work things out and had a common law marriage until 2006. After breaking it off she then met Frederic in 2008. On a romantic whim after dating briefly, Adriana and Frederic went to the clerk's office on their own with no friends and family, and were married. There was a discrepancy in the certificate - so instead of having the marriage fix [sic] or annulled, they decided to take a step back and hold off until they were truly ready. Adriana and Frederic are planning to have a beautiful (and proper) wedding this spring." When asked about this alleged discrepancy, Brodsky told us "Marriage certificates are not valid by law if there is a typo on it. There was a typo on their certificate. I have no further comments at this time."
That "typo" apparently, was that her maiden name (or one of her many supposed married names) is Moura and not "de Moura." But the only real discrepancy we can find is de Moura's entire storyline.
We asked Bravo for comment on this whole thing to which publicist Ryan McCormick replied, "We were not aware that they were married."
Last night, The Real Housewives of Miami came to a squealing, screechy end with the second part of the series' heavily edited reunion show, which was filmed on November 30 in Manhattan. And while the show never earned stellar ratings, it hovered steadyish at around 1.2 million viewers a week, which isn't great (Atlanta has more than double the viewers), but it's better than the abysmal early season numbers of less than a million. Whether it's enough to earn a third season or not is yet to be seen and if there is, at least one cast member is reportedly taking the high road the hell out of there. Feel free to enter your guesses in the comments seciton. In the meantime, there are murmurs emanating from the Bravoverse that there is some consideration of a spinoff starring the show's hot topic, a trending topic last night in the Twitterverse: Elsa Patton, now better known, like a rich tomato sauce, as Mama Elsa. Patton is part of an elite crew of cast members turned Twitter trends, including Lea Black, whose name trended during part one. "The cat fighting between the women grew tiresome," says a TV insider. "The quest for them to seem relevant and the producers' feigned drama [ie. a married couple pretending not to be married for the sake of a storyline, as reported by Reality Tea] was eclipsed by the sheer presence and unintentional comedic timing of Mama Elsa. That alone is worthy of a spinoff." We asked Bravo publicist Ryan McCormick, who bluntly said "Not true," but find us a publicist who tells the truth 100% of the time and we'll find you a Real Housewife untouched by cosmetic enhancements. So, for fun, we went to the Mama of all sources, who told us, “At this time in my life having a show would be a very exciting thing to do.” And not just for her, either.