We’re barely a week into 2021, and already we’ve gotten multiple high-profile celebrity relationship developments. Remember back in the early pandemic days, when it felt like no one was doing anything worth talking about? Yeah, not anymore. Over the weekend, we learned that Zoë Kravitz is divorcing Karl Glusman after just 18 months of marriage, and rumors that she is now dating Channing Tatum were swiftly debunked.
Then on Monday, the internet lit up with the news that Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are likely together. Styles is currently starring in Wilde’s upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling, and new photos show them holding hands at the wedding of Jeff Azoff, Harry’s agent. These two stories, coupled with the New Year’s Eve bombshell that Pilot Pete and Kelley called it quits, have given us quite the pile of celebrity couple headlines to sift through in the first week of the year. But where do we go from here? We’ve still got 361 days to go, and there are sure to be many more celebrity breakups, new couples, engagements, and divorces before the year is done. Here are some of our very early celebrity couple predictions for 2021.
Break Up: Scott Disick & Amelia Gray Hamlin
My first order of business for 2021 is channeling all my thoughts and prayers into the hope that Scott Disick will leave Lisa Rinna’s 19-year-old daughter alone. These two were first seen together on Halloween, and we hoped it was a one-time thing, but they’ve still been spending time together, and they marked the beginning of 2021 with a trip to Cabo. You know it’s bad when the pandemic vacation isn’t even the most cringeworthy part of the situation.
Stay Together: Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas
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Throughout quarantine, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have been providing us with more content than 90% of celebrities, mostly thanks to their daily Dunkin’ walks and the paparazzi being permanently camped outside the gate to Ben’s house. In case you missed the backstory, these two met pre-pandemic while filming their upcoming movie Deep Water. The movie is scheduled to come out this August, so I definitely don’t think they’ll call it quits before then, and despite my natural cynical tendencies, I actually think Ben and Ana might be in it for the long haul. It wouldn’t shock me if we see an engagement ring at some point this year, but I’m not expecting a breakup any time soon.
Break Up: Braunwyn & Sean Windham-Burke
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If you don’t watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, you probably don’t know who these people are, but stay with me, because this is some genuine mess. Braunwyn and her husband, who have seven children together, went on a relationship roller coaster in 2020, which included announcing a separation, sharing that their marriage is open and that Braunwyn is dating a woman, and Braunwyn ultimately coming out as a lesbian. Though she told GLAAD, “I’m not attracted to men, and I never have been,” she and her husband are currently planning on staying together. To each their own, but this week even more eyebrows were raised when Braunwyn (who currently has a girlfriend) said that Sean is allowed to date other people, but she would be “heartbroken” if he fell in love with someone else. While her fellow RHOC castmates have been pretty judgmental, I’ll just say that I don’t see this current arrangement lasting the year.
Get Engaged: Leonardo DiCaprio & Camila Morrone
I’m really going out on a limb with this one, but I just have a strange feeling that Leo is finally ready to settle down. After years of keeping his sights set on the sub-25 crowd, he’s spent the last three years with actress and model Camila Morrone. That’s a pretty long time, and they were seen together in Boston on New Year’s Eve, so it’s not like they’re only hanging out when he’s on a yacht. Granted, at 23, she still fits into his standard age range, and she won’t hit the 25 mark until June 2022, so they could make it through this whole year before Leo gets his usual age-induced cold feet. Only time will tell!
Break Up: Dua Lipa & Anwar Hadid
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For most of 2020, I was super on board with Dua and Anwar’s relationship. They seemed to have a great time spending early lockdown together in the UK, Yolanda Hadid clearly loves Dua, and overall, they just made sense together. But with Dua getting more and more famous, and Anwar spewing anti-vaxxer nonsense on Instagram, it may be time for her to move on to bigger and better things.
Get Together: Dua Lipa & Jonah Hill
This is a prediction that is based purely on vibes. Obviously, I have a feeling Dua Lipa may be single at some point this year, and Jonah Hill split up with fiancée Gianna Santos back in October. I can see Dua and Jonah hitting it off, and I could see her wanting an older guy after dating Anwar, who is four years her junior. I don’t know how well they know each other, but they were on an episode of The Tonight Show together in 2016, so chances are they’ve at least met. I’m not putting money on this one, unless I’m right, of course.
Get Engaged: Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn
Taylor’s relationship with Joe, which began in 2016, has been way more low-key than her previous relationships, and until recently she barely even publicly acknowledged his existence. But the longer these two stay together, the more it feels like we’re approaching a big next step, and this feels like the year Taylor Swift finally gets engaged. Realistically though, I could see her keeping it a secret, so don’t expect too much information if and when it happens.
Get Together: Miley Cyrus & A Hot Rando Woman
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Since splitting up with Cody Simpson, Miley Cyrus has really been feeling herself. She’s been publicly horny all over Instagram and TikTok, and along with her amazing new look and sound, it feels like she’s just having a lot of fun. My guess for 2021 is that she’ll get a girlfriend, but it won’t be someone we know much about. She could slide into a hot woman’s comment section on TikTok, or maybe she’ll meet her new flame on Raya. Either way, I think it’s going to be a good year for Miley.
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After watching the Real Housewives for more than a decade, it feels like we know these women very well. From their love lives to their personality quirks, we see pretty much everything on camera. But aside from all the personal drama, one of my favorite things to see is where these women live. From gorgeous NYC apartments, to LA mansions, most of the Real Housewives live pretty fabulously. Maybe some of them don’t have as much money as they’d like you to believe, but they’re all doing okay.
But some of these women are doing a lot better than okay. A handful housewives really are loaded, and they have the second (and third) homes to prove it. I’m writing this from my very mediocre New York apartment, so I’m pretty impressed by anyone who owns even one house, and the thought of having multiple just blows me away. These are the Housewives with the most enviable vacation homes, and thankfully we have video tours to make you extra jealous.
Every season of RHONY gives us a little glimpse of life in the Hamptons, and if I had to choose one house, it would definitely be Bethenny’s. This five-bedroom house had an asking price of $3.2 million when she bought it back in 2015, and it’s easy to see why. Bethenny has great taste, there’s no denying it, except for the giant photo of a horse, which she says was the “first nice piece of art” she ever bought. I always forget Bethenny is a horse girl at heart. I especially love the kitchen, which is modern and chic, with some amazing red accents running throughout. As if this house isn’t nice enough, until earlier this year, Bethenny also owned a second “spare” house in the Hamptons, a historic former bed-and-breakfast, which she sold for nearly $2.3 million. Must be nice.
If we can’t have Bethenny’s house on RHONY, at least we can still have drunken weekends at Ramona’s. Ramona has owned her house in Southampton since the 90s, and keeping it was one of her major wins when she divorced Mario. I’m sure the house is worth millions, and last month, she rented it out for one month for $160,000. I’m sorry, but what do I have to do in life to have that kind of money? Ramona redid the house recently because she said the old decor felt “old and tired,” and her new kitchen has two dishwashers, because why not? She also has all Jill Zarin rugs, which I’m sure she bartered for. Aside from a basement that Luann insists smells like dog pee, the house looks great.
Camille Grammer comes and goes on RHOBH, but I’m constantly thinking about her gorgeous house in Hawaii. After she and Kelsey Grammer got divorced and sold their Hawaii home for a small sum of $11 million, Camille bought this place just for herself. The house is beautiful, but some of Camille’s decor touches are… eclectic. She starts her tour video leaning on a stone dragon, and she’s also obsessed with her giant gong. She also has the largest sectional couch I’ve ever seen, which has at least nine big cushions. Considering I was recently shopping for couches and could barely afford something used on Craiglist, I don’t want to know how much Camille’s couch cost.
Camille Grammer, Again
Don’t let anyone tell you that Camille Grammer isn’t living her best life. While she tragically lost her main Malibu home in the 2018 wildfires, she casually also owns a beach house in Malibu. She bought this house in 2016 for a cool $6.55 million, and was doing extensive renovations at the time of the fire. And now, she’s back to owning (at least) three homes, because she and her new husband David spent another $5.85 million on a house in LA’s bougie Brentwood neighborhood in 2019. Does Camille have the best real estate of any Bravolebrity? Perhaps. We haven’t really gotten to see the completed beach house renovations, but I’m sure it’s nice as hell, and hopefully there’s another big gong for her to hit.
A lot of people sleep on The Real Housewives of Dallas, but it can’t be denied that some of these women have serious money. In season 3, the ladies took a trip to Kameron Westcott’s home in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and it might be the most spectacular house on this list. Kam’s mother-in-law designed the house from the ground up in the early 2000s, so there’s no telling how much it cost, but nothing about it looks cheap. Kam say that all the wood in the house is from an old gold mine, which sounds haunted as f*ck. It’s tough to choose the most extra thing about this house, but I’ll go with the “Willy Wonka elevator” that has a glass ceiling. A close second place is the hot tub that you can literally ski right up to.
At this point, RHONY wouldn’t be RHONY without the annual trip to Dorinda Medley’s Berkshires home, Bluestone Manor. The house was her wedding gift from her late husband Richard (casual), and it cost $2.2 million back in 2005. Dorinda recently remodeled a lot of the interiors, and while most of the rooms l0ok elegant AF, there are still some quirky Dorinda touches that I can’t get over. Namely, a partially bejeweled taxidermy peacock. Dorinda says that for one phase of her life, bejeweled taxidermy was going to be her thing, but “nothing really ever came of it.” Hmm, can’t imagine why. Sadly, the new remodel means the infamous Fish Room no longer exists. Tragic, truly.
On Braunwyn’s first season of RHOC, we found out about her Love Shack, a special apartment “for debauchery” where she and her husband (and their friends) can get away from their seven (7!) kids. This isn’t technically a vacation home, but I can imagine that with that many kids, even getting away for a night feels like a vacation. Braunwyn describes the design aesthetic as “very romantic, a little bit dark… a very strong Asian influence that kind of reminded you of a Moroccan love den.” Um, can someone tell Braunwyn that Morocco is not in Asia? The apartment looks like if West Elm put out a Moulin Rouge! collection, and while it’s not my taste, I’m glad she can get away from all those kids.
I’m sure there are some other Housewives with beautiful second homes, and I would really appreciate if they let Bravo come film house tours ASAP. I will never turn down the opportunity to watch luxury videos that make me feel poor, so bring it on.
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It’s no secret from my many articles on the subject that I’m a Bravoholic with an affinity for all things Real Housewives. And while I didn’t think my appreciation for these women could get any deeper, I’ve been especially thankful for them while battling bouts of boredom and anxiety in self-quarantine. In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, it’s only right that we pay tribute to the amazing women that not only gave life to our Housewives, but who have made a lasting impression in their own right while appearing onscreen.
10. Ms. Diane, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
Ms. Diane is an angel. She ranks this high on the list because she’s one of the most normal and seemingly sane mothers this franchise has ever seen. Her calm demeanor and unwavering support of Porsha through everything from the divorce from Kordell to the infidelities of The Hot Dog King is truly heartwarming. Porsha is one of the few lucky ones.
9. Judy Stirling, ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’
Lydia’s mom, Judy, made an immediate impression when she breezed her way into the OC from what seemed like another planet entirely. She sprinkled fairy dust on her grown daughter, smoked a ton of pot, and even managed to get into it with Vicki’s aggro son-in-law over having her feet on Vicki’s couch. In short, she was a lot more interesting memorable than Lydia.
8. Dr. Deb, ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’
Dr. Deb is what you would get if you swapped out Judy’s weed for acid and proceeded to have a really bad trip at Burning Man. When she first appeared on the show, Dr. Deb intrigued viewers with her multicolored dreadlocks and general IDGAF attitude. She really got into the mix last season at “OC Fashion Week” (I refuse to believe that’s a thing) by fighting with another attendant and allegedly using a racial slur. Clearly used to chaos, it’s no wonder Braunwyn decided to have seven kids.
7. Ms. Dorothy, ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’
Ms. Dorothy made an impression from the moment we met her in season 3. Between her monthly stays at the house she bought for with Candiace and Chris and her attempts to control every aspect of their wedding, this therapist seems to have a blind spot when it comes to respecting boundaries with her daughter. Last season she took this to another level by slapping Candiace upside the head with a purse. It be ya own mother.
6. Lois Rinna, ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
When we first met Lois, she charmed us with her happy-go-lucky attitude and positive energy. Little did we know that this ray of sunshine nearly died after surviving an attack by a literal serial killer. And not only did she survive that, she also managed to sit through dinner while Camille defended Brett Kavanaugh and served us some epic facial expressions like this in the process:
5. Marge Sr., ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’
As if Marge Jr. weren’t enough of a gift to the show when she was cast in season 8, we got the added bonus of Marge Sr. Dating well into her seventies and even admitting that she’s had sex in a cemetery, Marge Sr. is the Hungarian Samantha Jones. We have no choice but to stan.
4. Mama Elsa, ‘Real Housewives of Miami’
Almost exactly one year ago, the world lost a legend. Mama Elsa was the indisputable star of the otherwise lackluster Real Housewives of Miami. With her strong Cuban accent, flair for drama, and witchy sensibilities, she stole every scene and gave us so many hilarious moments. The world was a wonder while she was here.
3. Dale Mercer, ‘Real Housewives of New York’
Regardless of whether Tinsley decides to return to RHONY, her mother Dale would be a welcome addition to the show. She never misses an opportunity to shade her own daughter, whether it’s pointing out to Tinsley that she’s wearing shoes designed by Tinsley’s ex-husband’s new wife, or implying that her relationship with Scott is doomed. And, of course, we can never forget her indulging Tinsley’s crazy and crying with her over Tinsley’s frozen eggs “babies” while Tinsley tries on wedding dresses despite not actually being engaged.
2. Mama Dee, ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’
Speaking of women that take pleasure in shading the hell out of their spawn, no one does it like Mama Dee. Watching D’Andra squirm while asking her mom for more money to let her take over the business and Dee revel in the power dynamic is truly captivating television. Is this a healthy mother-daughter dynamic? No, but I really don’t give a dog’s rip.
1. Mama Joyce, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
Love her or hate her, Mama Joyce is the G.O.A.T. of outrageous Real Housewives moms. She never misses an opportunity to harass her son-in-law, whether it’s butchering the lyrics to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to make a threat, or recounting a childhood trauma about a lunchbox to allude to her distrust of him. The thirst doesn’t stop there. She tried using a shoe as a weapon against Carmon during Kandi’s wedding dress shopping trip, and put on an actual trench coat to dig up dirt on Phaedra, giving us this iconic moment:
She may be a monster hellbent on destroying anyone that gets too close to her daughter’s money, but she’s given us some incredible moments in the process.
Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that the moms on this list make for great TV. Which Real Housewives mom is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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