Ever wonder what life would be like with a Real Housewife for a mom? Glamour magazine chatted with five Real House-daughters about how sporadically appearing on reality TV has affected their lives.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump may have passed on her good looks to gorgeous daughter Pandora, but she did not transfer her love of the spotlight. Although Pandora’s televised wedding to husband Jason Sabo went off without a hitch, the 26-year-old beauty admits she had reservations about filming her special day.
“I’m a more private person than my mother is. So when Jason proposed, we had to think about how we were going to do this wedding. My mother’s life is on television, but mine really isn’t,” she reveals. Pandora ultimately let Bravo film the wedding prep but enlisted a separate videographer for the actual event.
Now, the blonde cutie says she’s happy with the decision, but don’t cross your fingers for a Pandora and Jason spin-off anytime soon. “I wouldn’t sign up for a reality show myself,” Pandora says. Our dreams = crushed.
Real Housewives of Orange County’s Briana Culberson, daughter Vicki Gunvalson, has been a little more open with the cameras — including letting them film her recent cancer scare — but the 25-year-old admits there are downsides to a life examined.
“Nobody likes to hear their own voice,” she says, then notes that she’s sometimes forced to relive painful memories thanks to the show, such as Vicki and Donn’s divorce.
As the Housewives daughter who’s been dealing with the cameras and fans the longest (this is the Gunvalsons' seventh season on Bravo), she’s learned to cope with critics. “The first season, we were kind of shocked because you would google our names and we’d come up. That was huge,” says Briana. “At first we were like, ‘Why are we so important?’ Then people would say, ‘Briana looks like this’ or ‘Vicki’s fat,’ and we’d all be crying about it. Since the first season we haven’t looked at any blogs. I try not to read the press or dig around and see what everyone’s opinion is of us."
Still, Briana’s grateful for the experience, calling it family therapy. “Most of the time our family’s not very open about our feelings with one another … [the show] allows us to recognize what each other is going through,” she says.
Open as she may be, Briana says she’s not trying to ride her mother’s coattails. “I’m not looking to make my own fame off this show … I’m just Briana the nurse,” she says.
Anyone else impressed how grounded these girls are?