With Lisa Rinna and Yolanda Hadid both planning their exits from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the show could definitely use a big name to boost its star power. Supposedly enter Elsa Pataky, whose marriage to A-list star Chris Hemsworth comes with the sort of intrigue that could definitely up the show's ratings. Rumor has it she's down to join the cast, but... to put it lightly... we have our doubts. Just for the heck of it, though, let's just go with this rumor and say she does want to join the franchise — what's the holdup?
According to a new report, it's Hemsworth. He and Pataky have dealt with divorce rumors for years. (And lo and behold, they're not divorced yet! Maybe they just have typical relationship spats... see, celebrities really are just like us!). Now Celebeat is claiming that Hemsworth is doing everything he can to keep Pataky off the show because he doesn't want dirty laundry from his marriage being aired on TV. Well, famous or not, we think that's reasonable enough. Heck, if I ever get into a relationship spat in public, I'm mortified. Imagine it being broadcast on TV? Then there's the fact that if they were actually getting divorced (which they're not), wouldn't Pataky just do what she wants? Anyway...
Another likely reason for Pataky to turn down the show is that, regardless of any issues in her marriage, the Hemsworths are some of the most wholesome men in Hollywood. All of The Real Housewives franchises come with tons of pettiness and drama, and that just doesn't seem like something the Hemsworths would want to get mixed up in. They don't need the money. They don't need the fame. So why voluntarily deal with any of that?
"Chris is horrified at the thought of Bravo airing their dirty laundry on TV," a source told Star magazine (we repeat — Star magazine...) about the rumors about Pataky joining the cast. "There’s no question that Elsa would be pressured into discussing [brother-in-law] Liam and Miley Cyrus’ relationship."
And for a long time, Cyrus was too wild for the Hemsworths to handle — that doesn't bode well for their ability to handle Housewives-level drama.
Good thing we think all these rumors are a load of crap.
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