If you’re not familiar with Bravo’s international reality television franchise, “The Real Housewives,” oh, what you’ve been missing!
Documenting the real lives of a group of affluent women who live in a particular city, the American franchise premiered in 2006 with “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Following its success, New York became the second installment and Atlanta the third, both premiering in 2008; New Jersey the fourth in 2009; and the list goes on, to include 11 featured cities just in the United States.
There’s no shortage of entertainment and drama on the shows, as there’s quite a mix of personalities and temperaments among the cast members. The rotating wives include women in various stages of their careers and motherhood: restaurateurs and entrepreneurs; actors and performers; authors, and stay-at-home moms. They travel to exciting vacation spots, host the most fabulous parties and events, and almost always have a glam squad in tow.
Viewers follow the casts for years and feel like they know the housewives. The cast members become quite famous, amassing devoted fan bases with social media followers numbering in the millions. Their popularity provides additional business opportunities including spokesperson gigs, Cameo celebrity video messages, and public appearances.
One such appearance will take place at Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia on Aug. 26. Billed as “An Evening with Housewives,” the performance offers an intimate evening with favorite housewives from New York and New Jersey. Appearing is Dorinda Medley formerly of “The Real Housewives of New York” and currently on “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club,” and Dolores Catania and Teresa Giudice, both from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Although each of these women is uniquely successful professionally and personally, they have some things in common: all three women are of varying degrees of Italian descent, they have close relationships with their children, and they are enterprising.
Here’s a glimpse into the lives of each of them:
Their lives are more glamorous than many but what makes these housewives so popular is that millions of people can relate to them and their families. As we peer into their lives, we sometimes get a glimpse of ours and like what we see.
For tickets to the live performance, visit https://philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com