BravoCon 2023 kicked off in Las Vegas on Friday, November 3, with a panel that includes the large boss himself: Andy Cohen.
Cohen, 55, joined pal Jeff Lewis for a chat about Bravo stars previous and current and the way forward for varied Actual Housewives franchises. As he usually does, Andy refused to decide on only one Housewife as a favourite, however he wouldn’t stand for it when Jeff, 53, tried to badmouth Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star Crystal Kung Minkoff.
“Justice for Crystal!” Andy mentioned from the Gold Stage on the Caesars Discussion board.
Andy was additionally fast to defend Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis beginner Monica Garcia when Jeff claimed her story strains aren’t inspirational. “I feel she got here on tremendous sturdy,” the Bravo exec advised the gang.
Hold scrolling for extra revelations from the “Ask Andy” panel:
Staying Mum on Bethenny
Through the viewers Q&A, one attendee tried to ask a query about Bethenny Frankel, however Jeff shut it down. “I don’t wish to discuss that,” he mentioned. (Bethenny, 52, has been pushing for actuality stars to unionize and lately spoke out about her time on Bravo in an exposé printed by Self-importance Truthful.)
Andy, in the meantime, mentioned he desires to give attention to the constructive. “The exhibits which can be on Bravo carry tens of millions of individuals a lot pleasure and a lot happiness, which is why we’re all right here — to have enjoyable,” he mentioned. “I like the enjoyment that these exhibits carry folks, and I feel all of us do. And that’s the place that I’m at.”
What’s to Come on ‘RHONJ’ Season 14
Andy confirmed that Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s feud gained’t be the principle focus of The Actual Housewives of New Jersey when it returns for season 14. “What’s refreshing concerning the season is … they only hate one another. It’s like, as soon as that’s out the door … you possibly can transfer on and inform different tales,” he defined. “I feel it is going to be actually fascinating for folks as a result of there are a variety of new alliances.”
A supply confirmed to Us Weekly that the upcoming season of RHONJ gained’t embrace a lot interplay between Teresa and Melissa — or any actual decision between the sisters-in-law. Episodes additionally gained’t contain as many scenes centered across the feuding relations. “The entire season has been extra about filming separate scenes with Melissa and Teresa,” the insider defined. “Producers are attempting to create story strains inside every group of buddies so each group may have a special drama, so it’s not all concerning the Melissa and Teresa drama. Producers have tried to seize totally different tales.”
The place Andy’s Staying
Whereas many of the Bravolebrities in attendance are unfold out amongst two Las Vegas accommodations, Andy booked his personal lodging away from the hustle and bustle. “It was a choice I made,” he mentioned with fun.
The place Jeff Lewis Stands With Kyle Richards
Jeff claimed that he and RHOBH star Kyle Richards are “good now” after he referred to as her a “lesbian on Ozempic,” however Andy identified that Kyle, 54, didn’t attend Jeff’s pre-BravoCon celebration on Thursday, November 2, regardless of being invited. In addition they haven’t seen one another in particular person since August, per Andy.
As for the primary episode of RHOBH season 13, Jeff watched — and he sees the cracks forming between Kyle and husband Mauricio Umansky. “Kyle f–king hates Mauricio,” he mentioned. “That’s clear as day.”
Jeff additionally claimed that RHOBH’s Dorit Kemsley has him blocked on Instagram. “I’m going to confront,” he quipped.
Will Jenna Lyons Return to ‘RHONY’?
Andy didn’t provide any particular updates about The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis solid, however he nodded to rumors that Jenna Lyons plans to depart by saying he “hopes” all the brand new RHONY stars will return for season 15.
Why Andy Likes RHOSLC’s Monica Garcia
“In her second episode, she had a second the place she was feeling insecure that she didn’t have the correct garments or no matter,” Andy mentioned, referring to the second when Monica, 40, confessed that she purchased a brand new Louis Vuitton bag for a ladies’ journey. “I believed it was one of the relatable and highly effective moments on a Housewives present.”
Andy additionally acknowledged that the opposite RHOSLC solid members seemingly get resentful when Mary Cosby doesn’t take part in all their actions. “[She] exhibits up, however then she form of doesn’t actually present up,” he defined.
Is Andy Relationship Anybody?
Andy mentioned he’s “not likely courting anybody proper now” however is protecting his choices open by way of the apps. “I’m on Tinder, Raya, Hinge, Grindr. I’m on every part that I might be on,” he joked, including that he doesn’t ask his dates to signal nondisclosure agreements.
Requested concerning the viral video that confirmed him with a person on his lap in June, Andy replied, “It was Homosexual Satisfaction!” He added: “I’m a single man. … There’s nothing to disgrace me [about] for having time on an evening off of being a dad.”
When Jeff requested if he’s seen the person since, Andy replied, “We textual content.”
With reporting by Sarah Hearon and Andrea Simpson