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 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?
18. Janet gives Lydia a new nickname
And it kind of stuck..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cop that, Andrea!
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.
No one tells it like Gina Liano. No one.
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