Pets can save our sanity. They see us in our most vulnerable moments, don’t believe in privacy, and if they could talk we’d be screwed. Our animal brethren love us unconditionally (unless they are cats). Even the most unpleasant person can find comfort cohabitating with a friend that has four legs and whiskers. Many of our beloved Housewives have shared their various animal partners over the years and some have quite a following. Let’s check out a few favorites that made a better impression on us than their humans did. And remember guys, adopt, don’t shop!
10. Real Housewives of New York: Lady Sonja Morgan: Millou Morgan
Sonja’s relationship with Millou lasted much longer than her marriage. Almost as long as the elusive Morgan Letters, DO NOT TOUCH THEM. This dog provided solace after Sonja’s divorce and you know he saw things. In 2014, 18-year-old Millou crossed the rainbow bridge and Sonja was utterly devastated. An episode of RHONY was partially dedicated to Millou’s touching memorial service. Millou had the final word by blowing his ashes all over Sonja’s vintage Valentino dress once worn to Prince Rainier’s wedding and a cornhole tournament at John John’s house.
9. Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kenya Moore: Velvet Moore
In the absence of fake boyfriends or real children, Velvet gave Kenya comfort and security. Kenya loved Velvet for seven years before an incredibly tragic accident. RHOA covered Kenya’s heartbreak after a neighbor’s dog attacked and killed the tiny Yorkshire terrier. Cameras captured Kenya sharing the horrible news with Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey, whose cry of shock still echoes in the restaurant walls to this day.
8. Real Housewives of New York: Ramona Singer: Coco Singer
This fluffy Shih Tzu was kind of like her human mom, unpredictable and not particularly house-trained. Coco enjoyed shitting on hand-woven, Persian carpets and not listening to Ramona. Coco didn’t have a huge fanbase like some of our other pets, but she gets on the list for living with Ramona for 17 years. In 2021 Coco sadly passed away, but her memory lives on with Ramona, who still blames Coco when someone steps in poo.
9. Real Housewives of Potomac: Monique Samuels: T’Challa Samuels
Much like his human, T’Challa had a brief run on RHOP. The Bravoverse was delighted to have an alternative animal that flew and attacked people! Monique’s bird was an African Grey parrot, and she adored that fabulous flying menace. Though T’Challa’ s fame was fleeting, the Bravo editors gave him more dialogue than Charrisse Jackson-Jordan ever had.
8. Real Housewives of Orange County: Shannon Storms Beador: Archie Storms Beador
Archie is the only entity on Bravo that is completely blameless. He is inspiring, he is a joy to watch, and he is a very good boi. Period.
7. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Erika Jayne: Tiago Girardi by day Tiago Jayne by night
Tiago doesn’t know how he wound up poor, but he doesn’t complain. He is an enigma, wrapped in kibble and suspicion. Tiago is allegedly the only property Erika was legally allowed to take from the Pasadena Palace. This pup may or may not be trained in home protection and swallowing jewelry. Let’s all send kind thoughts to Tiago, he used to drift off to sleep to the dulcet tones of Tom Girardi’s classical music, now he only hears the occasional vacuum cleaner and drunken sobs.
6. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Kyle Richards: Storm Umansky
Kyle has a lot of dogs. While Kyle’s canine brood is large, one pup stands out in particular and that’s Storm. This guy is a runner and every single time Kyle’s front door opens,
Mauricio Umansky Storm is looking for his escape. Fans identify with Storm’s love of balls, love of jumping in Kyle’s fountain, and love of making a run for it. Basically Storm is all of us.
5. Real Housewives of Melbourne: Lydia Schiavello: Figaro Schiavello
If you haven’t watched RHOMel, find yourself a streaming service and get on it immediately. This Australian-based franchise gave us Lydia and Lydia gave us Figaro. The Italian Greyhound is practically his own brand. He’s got the looks, the cash, and the lifestyle. Sometimes he shakes a lot but it just adds to his overall debonair attitude.
4. and 3. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Lisa Vanderpump: Hanky and Panky Vanderpump
Who doesn’t love a swan army? If you want to get to Lisa, you have to go through Hanky and Panky first. Protecting Villa Rosa is their destiny and we have no idea how many souls have been taken trying to get through those glass doors. Legend says Hanky and Panky have a photo of Kyle at the gates.
2. and 1. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Lisa Vanderpump: Diamonds and Rosé Vanderpump
Yep, mini-horses, because what is a Real Housewives pet list without mini-horses and a mini-barn built buy an alleged corrupt billionaire? The queen of dog rescue obviously needs to branch out from regular animals that normal people would have, how GAUCHE. Look, I get it, you were expecting Giggy Vanderpump (RIP) to be #1 but he was basically human so he can’t be mentioned on this “animal” list.
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