The Ladies Of ‘RHUGT 2′ Share Their Thoughts On The Series’ First 3 Episodes

*Warning, this article contains spoilers*

Andy Cohen’s “twisted fantasy” has finally arrived!

The first three episodes of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club” aired on Peacock on Thursday, and these ladies are back and better than ever.

The cast includes “OG of the OC” Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge of “Real Housewives of Orange County”; Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin of “Real Housewives of New York”; Phaedra Parks and Eva Marcille from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Brandi Glanville and Taylor Armstrong from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

After converging for a week at Medley’s iconic Bluestone Manor last fall, the ladies (and fans alike!) have been abuzz about what to expect.

TODAY chatted with some of the ladies to hear their thoughts on the first three episodes.

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Glanville said there were ‘nerves’ for her son while filming

Early in the series, we see the ladies at home getting ready for the trip, taking stock of what’s new in the towns where we last saw them. After years of not seeing the ladies’ families, we see just how much Armstrong, Glanville and the Parks kids have grown up, a feeling Housewives fans are sure to appreciate.

We see Glanville with her son, Jake, who she says had “nerves” before filming. Glanville added that Jake wanted to be an actor, much like his dad, Eddie Cibrian!

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Jill Zarin made a familiar entrance.Peacock

Zarin doesn’t think the ladies care about his arrival reminiscent of Scary Island

Zarin’s triumphant return was essentially a re-enactment of his infamous arrival at “Scary Island” during “RHONY” Season 3. At the original moment, his “RHONY” teammates had quite the reaction, but the ladies of “RHUGT 2” were left confused by the moment…and some didn’t even recognize Zarin.

Zarin said she thinks several things impacted the women’s reaction, including that they “were locked in a pedicure, to begin with” and that “a lot of things happened that I missed. and from which they recovered”.

Ultimately, Zarin said she doesn’t think the ladies “care if I show up or not.”

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Dorinda Medley, Jill Zarin, Brandi Glanville Peacock

Medley said living in the Berkshires ‘is just a different way of life’ and comments on his feud with Gunvalson

Medley, the hostess of the week, sets up a variety of activities for the ladies in the first three episodes. From dinner parties to team building activities, it’s clear the ladies will be kept busy throughout their stay at Bluestone Manor.

A unique part of the experience are the signs stating the rules of the mansion, including no eating and drinking in the bedrooms. Several wives are quick to break this rule, but Medley wasted no time getting upset after watching the episodes.

Medley explained that life in the Berkshires is “just a different way of life” and said that in her 20 years of owning the house, she’s never had to be clear on the rules. until she began filming with guests on Bravo shows.

Medley takes on Glanville in a lasagna cooking contest, and as Glanville gets to cooking, she says she thinks Medley may have taken some of her ingredients. Medley said she didn’t take the ingredients from Glanville, but explained, “I’ve been making these lasagna for a long time. You don’t want to fight me when it comes to lasagna. I could make my lasagna while I sleep.

In the end, Medley wins the contest and joked that she was “very kind” about her victory.

One situation where Medley’s abilities are on full display is in his current feud with Gunvalson, which began in early press for “RHUGT 2.” First, Gunvalson said on a Cheers Instagram Live that she would be “miserable” to live full time at Bluestone Manor because it is “old” and in a rural area.

Medley responded, calling out Gunvalson in an Instagram post and saying on his podcast that Gunvalson has no “taste.” She said: “You have to have a level of taste to understand a house like Bluestone Manor.

Gunvalson responded in an Instagram comment, saying Medley is “the bad guy” and reiterating that the experience was “miserable” at Bluestone Manor.

Medley then said she was ignoring “hundreds of texts” from Gunvalson, and Gunvalson responded in an Instagram comment saying Medley was an “absolute liar”.

After watching the first episode, Medley told TODAY that she felt Gunvalson “didn’t want to be there” all along, which she “didn’t see until the first episode.”

Medley noted that she stayed in places that aren’t her “feeling”, but doesn’t understand why Gunvalson had the initial reaction she did. Medley said, “I don’t think she had an open mind about it, and maybe that’s because she hasn’t traveled a lot.”

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Eva Marcille, Jill Zarin, Brandi Glanville, Vicki Gunvalson, Phaedra Parks, Judge Tamra Peacock

Judge says life with Gunvalson is an ‘s— show’ and Zarin’s arrival reminded him of old housewives’ antics

Someone who’s right in the middle of the Medley and Gunvalson drama is Judge, who rocks Gunvalson throughout the first three episodes of the show. Now friends for over 10 years, Gunvalson and Judge have been through many life situations together, making Judge the perfect counterpart to Gunvalson.

A moment in Episode 3 shows Judge doing the Heimlich maneuver on Gunvalson as she chokes on a pill, and Judge said moments like that are “just life with Vicki”, adding “we don’t never know what to expect, it’s just a s— Show.”

The judge added that she was confused about Zarin’s arrival at the mansion and said: “We all just looked at her like, ‘what are you doing?’ then she takes her shirt off and it says Team Jill, and I’m like ‘oh my God, is 2010 again?’

Armstrong felt a ‘very special’ bond with Marcille

Armstrong bonded deeply with Marcille during their past experiences, showing a raw and emotional bonding moment between the two. Armstrong said the moment was “very special” and added that she “loves” Marcille.

Armstrong explained, “I love Eva. Getting to know her has been such a gift from “Ultimate Girls Trip” for me. The moment we have is really special. When I saw the tears in her eyes, when I spoke about what I had been through, I didn’t know where the tears were coming from, if it was for me or because of something she had been through. . She’s a survivor. She’s a strong, strong woman.”

New episodes of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club” air every Thursday on Peacock.

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Jill Zarin, Taylor Armstrong, Eva Marcille, Brandi Glanville, Phaedra Parks, Dorinda Medley, Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson Peacock


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