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The Real Housewives of Shade: Top 20 Insults, Real Housewives-Style

The Real Housewives of Shade: Top 20 Insults, Real Housewives-Style

One of the very best reasons to tune into any Real Housewives franchise is to see a whole nother level of insults. They are biting, bitchy and ohh so funny. The Housewives throw shade like no other, usually while dressed to the nines in designer evening wear and diamonds, making it all the more awesome.

Here are our top 20 insults, Real Housewives-style.

20. Pettifleur vs Gamble

Pettifleur Berenger

Pettifleur has always had a beef with Gamble, and began season 3 of The Real Housewives of Melbourne with this pearler. She claimed that Gamble met her lovely husband Rick on a seedy dating website instead of eHarmony as Gamble maintains.

19. Kim calls Eileen a Beast

This one kinda came out of nowhere, which is what we love about Kim Richards. Random threats and insults are her bread and butter. Who can forget the other dinner party from hell in Amsterdam in season 5 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

Kim Richards Beast

Eileen Davidson Beast

Eileen Davidson Beast

18. Janet gives Lydia a new nickname

And it kind of stuck..

Janet Lydiot

It came about after the Real Housewives of Melbourne OGs got stuck in a Twitter-war over Shane Warne, of all things.

17. Teresa literally flips out

While Teresa Giudice‘s table flip was one of the most epic moments in the entire history of the series, the actual insult isn’t that well thought out, otherwise we would have placed this higher on the list.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star listed all the reasons why she didn’t like co-star Danielle Staub, and this was one of them.

Teresa Giudice Prostitution Whore

Teresa Giudice table flip

16. The Cheshire ladies gives us material we can actually use

Dawn, Tanya and Leanne have used this expression a few times now, and there’s something in it for all of us… “jog on, bitch”. They often said it in reference to Magali..


15. The Princess throws shade at the Countess

Real Housewives of New York’s Carole Radziwill doesn’t always stick the knife in, but when she does, it’s a howler.

Carole Radziwill

14. Pettifleur takes aim at Jackie

This one occurred during season 3 of the Real Housewives of Melbourne when Chyka announced that she had organised a trip to Dubai for the ladies. Pettifleur wanted Jackie to use her psychic abilities to help her find her lost passport. When Jackie refused, Pettifleur told her that she was “all fart and no shit“. Brilliant!


13. Kim Richards keeps it simple

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills firecracker blew up at Brandi in season 2 with this blinder. Simplicity at it’s best.

Kim Richards slut pig

12. Janet and Gina discuss Lydia’s book

Way back in season 1 of the Real Housewives of Melbourne, Janet and Gina headed to the loo in what turned out to be the most important toilet break in the entire franchise. While in there, Gina called Lydia the C-word (which set up the storyline for the rest of the series) and also chatted to Janet about the book that Lydia was apparently writing. Gina joked that it should be called Two Brain Cells and a Vagina.

Gina Liano

11. Tamra vs Alexis

There was no love lost between this pair during the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion at the end of season 7. Tamra definitely got the upper hand with these two, though.

Jesus Jugs

Tamra Dingbat

10. Cool as a Countess

During the season 7 trip to Turks and Caicos, some of the Real Housewives of New York woke to find a naked man sleeping in a room across the hall and were most upset. They confronted Sonja, Ramona and LuAnn who brushed it off as totally no big deal. LuAnn implored them to let it go, relax, stop being a square etc.

LuAnn de Lesseps

9. Mission Beach Disaster

Speaking of trips away to a tropical destination, the Melbourne girls headed to Mission Beach during season 1, where they confronted Gina about being late all the time. It soon turned into a big shitfight, with Gina delivering this awesome clapback to Andrea.

Andrea Moss

Gina Liano gif

8. Brandi brings it to games night

Brandi Glanville wasn’t having any of Kim Richards‘ shit at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills games night back in season 2, accusing her co-star of doing drugs in the bathroom. This is what prompted Kim’s “slut pig” insult.

Brandi Glanville

7. Teresa vs Danielle again

In a fiery confrontation at a country club (because where else?), the New Jersey foes went at it again. Danielle told Teresa to stop calling her ‘honey’ and it all went downhill from there.

Teresa Is Bitch better

6. Sheree and Shrek

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star had this to say after hearing that castmate Kenya had purchased a property down the hill from Chateau Sheree.

Sheree Shrek

5. Tanya gives it to Ampika

This is definitely one of our favourites, as it is exactly how awkward we might feel delivering one of these lines. Also, it’s by our beloved Tanya from Cheshire.

Apologies for the quality, but it is too good not to include in this epic list of shade.

4. Faye vs Brandi

The Morally Corrupt Faye Resnick confronted Brandi at Lisa Vanderpump‘s anniversary party and delivered this clanger.

TMC Faye Resnick


3. Tamra gives it to Gretchen

Now this was a good quality insult. Well thought out and well said. Kudos to Tamra, she really knows how to deliver a line. Gretchen was so flustered when this one hit her that she actually said yes!


2. Gina hits back at Andrea

After being accused of calling Andrea the C-word for most of season 1, Gina backtracked and told her that she wasn’t a C-word at all.

Gina Liano

Cop that, Andrea!

And finally,

1. Gina has the last word

After almost a full season of Andrea’s shit, Gina had had enough. The delivery of this insult across a very public restaurant just makes it all the more special.

Gina Liano gif

gina liano gif
Gina Liano gif

gina liano gif

fucking moron

No one tells it like Gina Liano. No one.


All images courtesy of Bravo and Arena.

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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