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Andy Cohen Defends Including Brandi Glanville in the RHOBH Season 6 Reunion
Plus, the #WWHL host reveals why the #RHOBH sit-down reminded him of #RHONJ.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 reunion wrapped up earlier this month, but so much went down in this three-parter that we still have some lingering questions. And we're not alone in that. Andy Cohen's assistant Daryn Carp posed some fan-submitted Q's to the reunion emcee for a post-mortem on the most buzzworthy moments of the sit-down in the latest edition of Ask Andy (clip above).
First up, Andy revealed why he didn't press Yolanda Hadid about her health advocate April Daisy White's past as a call girl, which is something she's been open about. "Well, because I didn't know that there was an allegation that her health advocate is a former call girl, but I don't think I took it easy on her at all," he told Daryn. "As a matter of fact, when Part 1 of the reunion aired, I got a million mean tweets from people saying, 'Why are you being so mean to Yolanda and pushing her about her marriage?'"
He also got a lot of heat for seemingly letting the RHOBH ladies gang up on Lisa Vanderpump. "I don't have anything against her, but everyone has their say. They had something to say, and they said it, and Lisa responded," Andy explained. "I kept saying to her, 'Do you want to apologize? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you see you're being accused of something you've been accused of three other seasons? What do you think about that?'"
That actually reminded Andy of past events on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. "For several seasons, Teresa [Giudice] was accused of working behind-the-scenes of planting stuff about Melissa [Gorga]. And it went on season after season, and Teresa fans were like, 'Why are you letting the other women attack Teresa in this way?'" he said. "I realized, wow, this has gone on several seasons with Vanderpump where all the other women have issues with her behind-the-scenes, and it was like all the other women having issues with Teresa behind-the-scenes."
Filming a short segment with Brandi Glanville, who was not a Housewife this season but made a few cameos, was another controversial decision, but Andy is standing by it. "Between Vanderpump and Kyle [Richards] and several of the other women, her name was probably brought up 10 or 15 times at least without her being there. And she was tweeting a lot saying, 'Why are they still talking about me? I'm not on the show.' And then she was on the show a little bit," Andy said. "Listen, I think the women would have been more upset if we brought her onto the couches to talk to them. She was on on tape for a minute-and-a-half or two minutes, they could respond or not respond, they all got the last word. Brandi didn't have the last word. So, you know, I feel fine about it."
All in all, would Andy have done anything differently at this season's RHOBH reunion? After thinking about it for a sec, the host responded with a confident "no."
With captivating moments like this, who could blame him?