Andy Cohen Hints Gay 'Housewives' Could Happen Soon

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday May 21, 2021
Originally published on May 20, 2021

Appearing on "Housewives" star Garcell Beauvais' podcast, Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen shared that bosses nearly cast "several" lesbian women to take part in the "Real Housewives" franchise."

As reported by People, Cohen had this to say about casting LGBTQ characters in "The Real Housewives" franchise: "We've talked about that ... It was something that we were really into many years ago. We've almost cast several lesbians."

Cohen also revealed that Bravo bosses almost brought in Dina and Caroline Manzo's gay brother to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." But ultimately they wanted to keep the show being about women.

"I think when you start casting gay men, it just, it's ultimately a show about women, which is why the guys have always been in the background, like, the husbands have typically been more in the background," said Cohen. But never say never. "If the right person smacked me in the face, yeah."

Here's hoping he gets that smack soon!