From Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards to Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge, close friendships make Bravo’s various Real Housewives series worth watching. Unfortunately, there’s always a sense of dread while witnessing these relationships, because knowing Bravo, they’re bound to blow up eventually. The dynamic duos of the Real Housewives franchise nearly always make amends, but their friendships (or, at least, the friendships they show the camera) are never the same.
If any Real Housewives friendship is able to avoid the Bravo curse, it’s Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman. From the beginning, it was clear that these two share a special bond, and while much of that bond may involve poop talk and other immature behavior, it is refreshing to see two reality stars genuinely enjoying one another’s company without getting into some sort of power struggle.
It’s a good thing Redmond and Hollman aren’t fighting (yet!), because the last thing Redmond needs right now is more drama in her life. She already has more than enough to deal with, as her relationship with her husband is rapidly deteriorating. This relationship drama took up a good portion of tonight’s episode, but we didn’t witness much in terms of progress. Thus, many viewers were left aching for more antics from a far more lovable couple: Redmond and Hollman.
Thankfully, Bravo delivered. Redmond and Hollman managed to keep the poop jokes at bay (for the most part), but they were as giggly and as immature as ever. Their latest bonding session offered viewers a much-needed break from the tiresome marital drama.
Tonight, when she wasn’t joking around, Redmond was sharing her concerns regarding her husband’s behavior. Hollman responded with the empathy many viewers have accused Redmond’s husband of lacking. She also offered what, in any other situation, would have been good advice: Get out of the house and enjoy a romantic date night. This didn’t exactly work out as well as Redmond hoped, but it was certainly worth a try!
If the preview for next week’s episode is any indication, Redmond will once again be turning to her BFF for support. This time, however, there will be less silliness and more tears, as Hollman helps her pal through yet another family crisis.