More than two dozen past and present Housewives have come together to wish 13-year-old Bravo superfan Bella Pape a very happy birthday. The terminally ill teen, who was born with the rare multi-system disorder Kabuki syndrome, recently celebrated her birthday with a Real Housewives-themed extravaganza, featuring some personal messages from Andy Cohen and a slew of former and current Housewives cast members.
A lifelong reality TV lover, Bella initially hoped to attend BravoCon 2021 in October, but had to alter her plans due to her ongoing health issues. After hearing her story, The Real Housewives of D.C. alum Mary Amons teamed up with Bella’s mother, Katie Pape, to make Bella’s BravoCon dreams come true, throwing her a "Real Housewives Birthday Extravaganza!" for Bella.
The Bravo-themed celebration featured a designer cake, a Facetime with Mary, a phone call from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kathy Hilton, and recorded videos from 27 members of the Housewives franchise. Kyle Richards’ psychic Rebecca Fearing flew in to perform a reading for Bella, bringing along some presents from Kathy and her daughter, Paris Hilton.
Andy also joined in on the celebration, sending a video message straight from his New York City apartment. ““Happy, happy birthday. Thank you for loving the Housewives. We all love you back, and we want to wish you the happiest birthday. Stay strong, and I’m sending you a big hug,” he said.
Fellow The Real Housewives of D.C. alums Lynda Erkiletian and Cat Ommanney joined Mary in sending their love to Bella, as did The Real Housewives of Dallas’ Tiffany Moon, Stephanie Hollman, Kary Brittingham, Kameron Wescott, LeeAnne Locken, Carey Deuber, Jennifer Davis, and Tiffany Hendra.
Other ‘Housewives who celebrated Bella’s big day included The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, Dina Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais; The Real Housewives of New York City’s Luann de Lesseps and Kristen Taekman; The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson and Emily Simpson; and The Real Housewives of Miami’s Ana Quincoces and Marysol Patton.
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