If you’re a fan of a Real Housewives franchise, phrases like “earn your diamond” or “hold an apple” might be very familiar to you. These sayings refer to women who have been granted full-time housewife status in a particular franchise.
The full-time housewives participate in a photoshoot that becomes part of the introductory package that airs before each episode. These women are given something to hold to represent their respective Housewives franchises.
In New York, for example, the women hold apples in the show’s introduction. In Atlanta, the women hold peaches, and in Orange County, the women hold—you guessed it—oranges.
For The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the coveted diamond is one of the most recognizable items in any franchise – and only a select few have been given the opportunity to pose while holding one.
Fans may have wondered how heavy the diamonds are, what they are made of, and other details about the props. And former RHOBH star Teddi Mellencamp has revealed those answers.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mellencamp said the diamonds in the RHOBH intro were by Michaels
on May 9, 2022, Episode of the Two T’s in a Pod podcast.Mellencamp revealed the truth about the RHOBH diamonds that are part of the show’s intro.
During a chat with “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jackie Goldscheider, Mellencamp’s co-host Tamra Judge – who used to hold an orange – pointed out that New Jersey is the “only franchise that doesn’t have anything in its intro.”
The judge asked Goldschneider about this, wondering what she thought the women should hold. Goldschneider replied that either a glass of wine or a tomato would be appropriate for the RHONJ ladies, most of whom are Italian.
Goldschneider admitted holding something could be “dangerous” because they’d likely throw it at each other. Goldschneider suggested giving the women something soft to touch just in case.
From there, Mellencamp shared how each RHOBH can own their own intro diamond; Just take a trip to Michaels.
“Our diamond things that we hold, well, that I used to hold, from Michaels, they were pretty heavy. But they were pretty cheap. They’re only $14,” Mellencamp revealed.
The RHOBH cast was originally supposed to be holding champagne flutes
Believe it or not, big $14 diamonds from Michaels weren’t the original vision for the RHOBH intro. When the show started, the ladies were supposed to be holding champagne flutes in their intro shot.
“We did the champagne, but in the wake of Kim [Richards] Being outed as an alcoholic felt distasteful and I think we got diamonds by default.” explained executive producer Dave Rupel in an interview in 2015.
These days, the “Real Housewives of Potomac” hold champagne glasses in their intro. The Real Housewives of Miami received mojitos, and the defunct Real Housewives of Dallas wore stars.
It’s not known why RHONJ stars are holding out or if producers will give the women a footing in future seasons.
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