After finding all the mug shots for stars of The Real Housewives franchise, it looks like Bravo may have found most of their cast in the county jail. Since Bravo is no stranger to featuring tantrums, breakdowns, and even outright violence on their shows, fans shouldn’t be that surprised to find out that many of their favorite stars have already been to jail, and have a mug shot to prove it.
The show with the most violence among cast members may be a tie between the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The cast of Atlanta had a violent brawl during the season, during a pillow talk session hosted by NeNe Leakes, and there was also a fight at the reunion show between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. However, the Real Housewives of New Jersey also has table flipping drama, and a brawl so bloody that couldn’t be shown on camera.
The list of The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars who have a mug shot is long. Cast members include: NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams, Marlo Hampton, Peter Thomas, Apollo Nida, and Bryson Bryant, son of NeNe Leakes. Leakes was arrested when she was just 25 years old. Her real name was Linnethia Johnson. Leakes was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. Leakes plead guilty to avoid jail time, and was placed on two years probation.
Porsha Williams was only charged this last year for a simple battery charge, after fighting with castmate Kenya Moore on the reunion show. Stewart was booked and released, but only after she posed for a glamorous mug shot. Marlo Hampton has possibly been arrested the most, a staggering seven times, for aggravated battery with intent to do bodily harm. Peter Thomas was arrested twice on battery charges. Apollo Nida was in prison for five years for racketeering. Nida is also in trouble again for identity theft and bank fraud. Leakes son, Bryson Bryant already has four mug shots, after being arrested four times for theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a weapon.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars also have had their trouble with the law. Joe and Teresa Giudice are facing many charges of fraud and tax evasion and are currently awaiting sentencing. Joe Giudice has a mug shot after being arrested for illegally using a driver’s license with his brother’s name. Danielle Staub was arrested on put on five years probation for extortion and kidnapping.
It will surprise some fans to know that The Real Housewives of Miami stars Marysol Patton and her mother, Elsa Patton, both have mug shots after being arrested. Marysol Patton was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, but took a plea deal. Elsa Patton was arrested for a DUI, but the charges were dismissed after the police officer failed to show up in court. Other cast members who were arrested are father and son, Peter Rosello and Pedro Rosello.
The Real Housewives of Orange County also have their share of arrests. Cast members, with mugshots, include: Matt Keough, Simon Barney, Lindsey Knickerbocker, Josh Waring, Slade Smiley, and Brooks Ayers.
One thing is certain, many stars that have appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise already had a mug shot and had been in jail for bad behavior. Bravo has been receiving a lot of comments from fans about the shows becoming more trashy, aggressive, and violent. Perhaps Bravo needs to be more selective in the future who they allow on their show.
Opinion By Sara Petersen