The stars of the Real Housewives franchise are known for their iconic feuds. From Orange County to New York City, every Housewife series has had its share of fights and disputes. With so many to choose from, which feuds are the best?
Here is a look at our picks for the seven most insane Real Housewives feuds of all time.
7. ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ – Monique Samuels vs. Candiace Dillard
Monique and Candiace had their issues during seasons 3 and 4. But it was season 5 when things really got ugly. The two ladies got into a physical altercation at a wine tasting which resulted in both accusing the other of second-degree assault.
In December 2019, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. According to Us Weekly, Monique has stated that she is “completely done” with Candiace, and she has left RHOP for good.
6. ‘Real Housewives of New York’ – Dorinda Medley vs. Ramona Singer
When Ramona invited Dorinda to the 2018 Angel Ball during season 11, it didn’t go well. Dorinda claimed that Ramona ditched her and sat somewhere else even though they were supposed to be together at the same table.
Ramona later admitted that she “messed up” and “didn’t get it right.” But, the damage was done. In March 2020, Dorinda said that she and Ramona were not on good terms. In April 2021, friend of the show Elyse Slaine claimed it was Ramona who got Dorinda fired from RHONY.
5. ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ – Kelly Dodd vs. Vicki Gunvalson
When Kelly Dodd joined RHOC for season 11, she and Vicki Gunvalson became fast friends. But by season 13, their relationship had hit a rough patch. Kelly accused Vicki and her then-boyfriend, Steve Lodge, of playing matchmaker for her ex-husband.
Vicki eventually admitted that she and Steve went on double dates with Kelly’s ex-husband and his new girlfriend. At the season 13 reunion, Kelly stormed off the stage when Vicki accused her of using cocaine.
The nastiness between the ladies continued on RHOC and on social media. By season 14, Vicki had been demoted. The OG of the OC was gone for good by season 15.
4. ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ – Phaedra Parks/Porsha Williams/Kandi Burruss
A make-out session during season 9 of Real Housewives of Atlanta resulted in Kandi claiming Porsha wanted to have sex with her. In response, Porsha accused Kandi’s husband, Todd Tucker, of infidelity. She also claimed that Kandi had dated other women, and that the pair had sex in a dungeon.
The worst accusation was when Porsha claimed someone told her that Kandi and Todd planned to drug her and friend Shamea Morton so they could take advantage of them.
At the season 9 reunion, Phaedra Parks admitted she was the one who told Porsha about Kandi and Todd’s alleged plan. However, she claimed she didn’t tell Porsha that she heard it from Kandi.
Phaedra was eventually fired from RHOA. While Porsha apologized to Kandi for believing that Phaedra had told her accurate info.
3. ‘Real Housewives of New York’ – Bethenny Frankel vs. Jill Zarin
Bethenny and Jill were once so close they were like sisters. But things took a turn during RHONY season 3 when the SkinnyGirl mogul accused her friend of being jealous of her success.
At the same time, Jill accused Bethenny of not being there for her husband Bobby’s cancer scare. The former besties refused to make up, and Bethenny eventually left ahead of season 4.
Jill and Bethenny didn’t reunite until Bobby lost his cancer battle in January 2018. Bethenny attended the funeral, and she and Jill shared a moment together outside of the service.
2. ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ – Kim Richards vs. Lisa Rinna
Kim Richards and Lisa Rinna started feuding when Lisa questioned if Kim was really sober. When Lisa gave Kim a baby gift to give to her daughter, Kim was done. She even returned the stuffed animal Lisa had purchased.
This rivalry continues to this day, and their fight is still brought up often since Kim’s sister Kyle is still a main cast member with Lisa on RHOBH.
1. ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ – Teresa Giudice vs. Danielle Staub
Of course, number one on this list had to be the most iconic moment in the history of the Real Housewives franchise. During the season 1 finale of RHONJ, Teresa flipped a table on Danielle after the ladies confronted her about the accusations made about her in the book Cop Without A Badge. According to many fans, this is the moment that put the Housewives on the map.
Things got insanely heated, and Teresa accused Danielle of sleeping with someone at her Jersey Shore home. Fans will never forget when Teresa called Danielle a “prostitution wh**e.”
Teresa and Danielle shocked fans years later when they reconciled. But, it didn’t last long. By the end of season 10, the two had ended their friendship and were no longer speaking.