Andy Cohen Opens up About His Beloved Housewives and the Lessons They’ve Taught Him
If you just can’t get enough of the Real Housewives franchise, then you have Andy Cohen to thank. The executive vice president of original programming and development at Bravo recently wrote an article for the September issue of Glamour Magazine in which he speaks candidly about all 54 Housewives he has cast, who have now become a part of American pop culture. Like it or not.
Despite their larger-than-life personalities, Andy is quick to defend his h’wives. “The Housewives are real women with real problems, real highs and lows — people might think they’re acting or playing to the camera, but they’re truly not. They’re just like you. It just so happens that their hair is blonder and their boobs are bigger than most.” He continues, “Underneath the makeup and bling are people women relate to — you like them or love them or hate them or laugh or cry with them or roll your eyes.”
Yes, the housewives may at times be arrogant and intolerable, but Andy is the first to point out all of the valuable lessons the ladies have taught him, including what not to do! “Women should stay away from lip fillers. I’ve yet to see one Housewife whose lip fillers worked out well. I think a few of the Orange County ladies dabbled in fillers after seeing them on the Beverly Hills show, but let me just say, I don’t think they got a return on their investment.”
Andy also noted, “I’ve told Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta that people think she’s way older than she actually is because of her makeup and all the work they think she’s had done. Plastic surgery can age you!” Take note, Kim. Mazel king Cohen has spoken!
When it comes to sex, Andy’s mind goes straight to Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss. “I respect the fact that she has such an open dialogue about sex, especially with her girlfriends. I think it’s important for women to talk about sex with one another, because not only is it fun and a bonding experience, but that’s also how they become more comfortable in the bedroom.”
He continues, “Look at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken, who joke about how they have sex only three times a year. They seem to be very flirtatious about it, and of course, I’m pretty sure they have sex more than three times a year!”
For Ken’s sake, we hope that’s true!
As for why America has become some enamored with these glamorous (and often gauche) gals, Andy offers, “Women are supposed to be reserved and polite, but these ladies aren’t. Viewers get a lot of pleasure from watching them preen and yell and wear insane outfits. It’s liberating to see these women give themselves permission to be so out there. We could all use a little more of that in our lives.