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If there's one thing that binds Housewives across cities, it's their love of psychics. Nearly every Real Housewives series has featured a psychic on the show at one point or another. One Housewife, The Real Housewives of Melbourne's Jackie Gillies, is even a psychic herself.
But as we've seen recently on The Real Housewives of New York City when psychic medium Kim Russo sat down with the ladies for a reading, for every believer (Dorinda Medley), there's a skeptic (Bethenny Frankel). So how real have the predictions for the Housewives really been? Let's look back at some of the most iconic psychic moments in Housewives history and see how accurate they turned out to be.
1. Was That a Psychic Reading or Just a Read?
With an oversized martini in one hand and an e-cigarette in the other, Allison DuBois said a lot of things during what has become known as "the Dinner Party from Hell" at Camille Grammer's house in Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It seemed like some of what the psychic, who provided the inspiration for the hit TV series Medium, had to say was meant to be just plain hurtful. She offered up some predictions as well, even if they also came out harshly.
But Allison seemed to direct her reading at the wrong person. Camille said during last year's RHOBH Uncensored special that it later dawned on her that Allison may have really picked up on the fact that her marriage was ending, even though she didn't say so that night. And since Camille filed for divorce from Kelsey Grammer after 13 years of marriage in July 2010, she may be right about that.
2. Ramona Singer's Moroccan (Mis)Fortune
The ladies had a blast having their fortunes read during their trip to Morocco in Season 4. That was until Ramona Singer sat down with the fortune teller, whose reading seemed to imply that Ramona's husband Mario Singer was with another woman, according to Luann de Lesseps' translation. Though it was understandably not easy to hear at first, Ramona ultimately brushed off the fortune since she had faith in her husband that he would never do such a thing.
Fast-forward a few years later, and this fortune unfortunately came true. Ramona found out that her husband of more than 20 years had been seeing another woman, which she first suspected after filming Season 6 of RHONY, as she detailed in her memoir Life on the Ramona Coaster. The couple tried to make their marriage work, but Ramona decided to officially call it quits with Mario in 2014 and finalized her divorce last year.
3. What James Van Praagh Got Right — and Wrong — About the Giudices
Dina Manzo introduced Teresa Giudice to her friend and well-known psychic medium James Van Praagh to get some spiritual guidance amid her legal battle in Season 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. James' predictions were a mixed bag of good and bad news. He said that Teresa would be moving into a place that would better accommodate her, but he didn't see jail time in her future. That was unfortunately more than he could say for her husband Joe Giudice, who he saw doing time, paying restitution, or experiencing some kind of consequence after he and Teresa pled guilty to multiple fraud charges in 2014. James also asked Teresa if Joe's father Frank had passed away, which he hadn't.
That last point may not have been a full-blown prediction, but eerily enough, Joe's father sadly passed away not long after this reading, in June 2014. Joe was later sentence to 41 months in prison, which he began at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix in New Jersey on March 23.
But James was wrong about Teresa. She did get sentenced to 15 months in prison, and she ended up serving 11-and-a-half months at the the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut from January 5, 2015 to December 23, 2015. Teresa may have moved her life to prison for the better part of a year, but at least she and her family were able to bring their beloved Montville Township mansion out of foreclosure at the end of 2015.
4. A Reading Raises Doubts About Brooks Ayers' Cancer Diagnosis
Vicki Gunvalson wasn't the only Real Housewives of Orange County cast member to bring in a medium during Season 10. Tamra Judge then introduced her psychic medium friend to Heather Dubrow and Meghan King Edmonds over lunch, and the topic of Brooks Ayers' cancer diagnosis and treatment quickly came up. "I have a wishy-washy perspective on that," the psychic told the group. "The cancer issue, it's just wishy-washy to me. I just don't see it."
He also said it was "very possible" Brooks didn't actually have cancer, although he pointed out that he really just didn't see it, which didn't mean it wasn't true. Still, it got the ladies questioning Brooks even more, even if Tamra was hesitant to share the psychic's reading with anyone else. "I don't think that it's a good idea to tell anybody what the psychic said because it's gonna turn into a big, ugly fight that I will probably get blamed for because Vicki blames me for everything," she said in an interview during the episode.
We now know that Tamra was a bit of a psychic herself with that statement since the topic became a huge controversy last season that turned much of the RHOC cast against Vicki after defending her now-ex. Though Brooks still maintains that he was diagnosed with cancer prior to filming Season 10 of RHOC, he told ET in March, the hospital where he said he had received treatment confirmed that they had never treated him and he admitted to fabricating documents related to his diagnosis. Looking into our crystal ball, a.k.a. the RHOC Season 11 supertease unveiled earlier this week, we can see that all of the drama surrounding Brooks may not yet be over either.
5. It's Another Girl for Kim Zolciak-Biermann?!
Kim Zolciak-Biermann's psychic Rose has been in her life for so many years (we even saw her on The Real Housewives of Atlanta), she considers her something of a "grandmother figure." So was there anyone better than Rose to reveal Kim had another girl on the way? That's exactly what Rose did when Kim and her husband Kroy Biermann visited the psychic in Season 2 of Don't Be Tardy.
Rose was back in the Season 4 finale of Don't Be Tardy, and this time she said it would be 'til death do Kim and Kroy part and that eldest daughter Brielle Biermann would wed in a year. She also said the same for Brielle's then-boyfriend Slade Osborne, but it was unclear if the two would be marrying each other. Since Brielle and Slade broke up in October 2015, we'll have to wait and see if she will in fact be walking down the aisle anytime soon — and with whom.
Until then, relive many more memorable medium moments on The Real Housewives, below.
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