Real Housewives may be just a reality show, but the stars of the franchise still have some crazy demands that make them divas in the industry. From particular wines to special threat-count sheets, check out some of the housewives’ craziest demands.
Phaedra Parks: “Despite the fact that her husband, Apollo Nida, is in prison for breaking the law, Phaedra, an attorney, maintains her holier-than-thou appearance,” a source tells Radar. “She feels that she is the most important housewife in the franchise and out-prices herself from the market that many of her costars will gladly take. She's also a pain to work with on photo-shoots, requiring her personal photographer be the only one to do the shoots despite the fact that the brands have their own creative teams already.”
Kandi Burruss: “Kandi believes that she is the most versatile and important housewife,” a source says. “She insists that she is paid upfront for any and all deals, before work or even contracts have been completed — and if the clients’ are unhappy with her services, ‘They can kick rocks.’"
Kim Zolciak: “Kim repeatedly changes dates and schedules last minute,” a source says. “She gives no consideration to other people's schedules, even having people fly in to meet her and then canceling after they've arrived.”
Kristen Taekman: “Kristen takes her hair and makeup person everywhere she goes because she is a model,” a source tells Radar.
Ramona Singer: “Ramona takes her Pinot Noir and Sangiovese blend everywhere and won’t drink anything else,” an insider explains. “When traveling, she also needs a special threat count in her sheets, requires a steamer, air conditioning and breakfast in the room and top service. She also insists on sharing a suite with her best
Bethenny Frankel: “Bethenny has to have her Skinnygirl stuff everywhere she goes,” an insider reveals.
Sonja Morgan: “Sonja loves her bubble baths to relax,” a pal says. “She doesn’t take showers, so she always wants a tub. She even has a footed bathtub at home and loves it. When she travels, she always requests a hotel suite with a tub.”
Carole Radziwill: “Carole constantly demands ready-made junk food and sweetened cereals be available, especially when she travels,” a source says.
Joanna Krupa: “Everybody else uses the makeup artists that are available when they travel, but Joanna demands that her makeup artist come along,” a source says. “She also pays him like nothing and makes him do her makeup and her hair. On top of that, she uses him to do her dirty work for her like saying something about someone that is below the belt. He is her mouthpiece so that she look like the little angel.”
Teresa Napolitano Aprea: “Teresa A. only drinks Belvedere with squeezed oranges,” a source says. “You have to cut up the oranges and squeeze it in. She feels like it cuts calories. She won’t drink regular orange juice. She has to have fresh squeezed oranges in her drinks.”
Teresa Giudice: “Teresa is always late,” a source tells RadarOnline.com. “They would have to wait an hour to get a scene started sometimes because she is always late and it frustrated the cast members. Teresa only thinks about herself and uses her kids as an excuse to show up late. ‘Gia had a game.’ It’s was always something. She also travels with 50 suitcases.”
Dina Manzo: “Dina is vegetarian, but she eats prosciutto,” a source says. “But she still insists she’s a vegetarian, even though if you eat proscuitto, you’re really not.”
Amber Marchese: “Amber can’t drink any alcohol out of a paper product,” a source says. “She’s a paper cup snob. It needs to be regular glass wear, especially when she drinks wine. She also requires the glass wear to match the type of drink she is consuming: for example a pinot noir glass for pinot noir or a martini glass for a martini.”
Vicki Gunvalson: “Vicki always has to have whatever she is promoting at the time be a part of the storyline on the show,” a source says. “The problem is so many of her ‘lines’ don't ever take off and so it is awkward having her talk about things, and then when the show airs, the products don't really exist.”
Gretchen Rossi: “Gretchen is a huge pain,” a source says. “She was so desperate for money that she was going to every single event that she possibly could and demanded money to make the appearances.”