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Who's Still Friends From Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 1? A Friendship Explainer
When seven 'Wives from four cities went on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 1, they formed "a sisterhood," according to The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga.
The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip seasons are giving us a chance to see some of our favorite ‘Wives in a new light with new surroundings, and best of all, with new friendships. While not everybody vibes on the RHUGT trips, new relationships have formed that seem to be going the distance, even a couple years later.
Who Did Melissa Gorga Become Friends with on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip?
Although she had her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice with her, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga got to know The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey, The Real Housewives of New York City’s Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Kyle Richards better during Season 1 in Turks and Caicos (watch it now on Peacock).
Melissa told Bravo Insider that, despite taking many vacations with her Jersey castmates, this trip just hit differently.
“It felt more like a sisterhood on this trip, to be honest,” she told Bravo Insider in the winter of 2022. “We’re all still on, like, this group text chain. We all text each other all the time, and, you know, wish each other a ‘Merry Christmas’ and a ‘Happy Birthday’ and just say we miss each other sometimes.”
Melissa and Kyle became better friends on the trip as they roomed together.
“I think the best part was having someone to go back to at the end of the night and be like, ‘Can you believe how crazy this is?’ and sharing all the secrets,” Kyle said during a Nov. 16, 2021 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
Melissa also called forming a bond with Kyle one of her trip highlights on the same night of WWHL, saying, “Yeah, I feel like everyone would get a break at the end of the night, but Kyle and I just kept going.”
Who Did Luann De Lesseps Become Friends with on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip?
Luann, who went on the trip knowing Ramona for years, said she actually developed new friendships in Turks and Caicos.
“I got to know Kenya, who I didn’t really know at all. And I was pleasantly surprised,” Luann told Bravo Insider in Dec. 2021. “I thought she was going to be a big drama queen and be shady, etc. And I just found her a really likeable character. We got along very well.”
Luann added she got to know Teresa better, and said Kyle was “just so much fun, really funny.”
Luann had such fond memories with the other Housewives she even penned a song in honor of the trip, “F-Bombs on the G with the OGs.”
Who Did Teresa Giudice Become Friends with On Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip?
Teresa and Kenya also formed close bonds, which were boosted when Kenya was given a trip back to Turks and Caicos as the winner of Cynthia’s “Bailey Bowl,” and Kenya gifted it to Teresa to use with her then-fiancé Luis Ruelas.
“That’s my girl for life,” Teresa said during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Feb. 1, 2022. “I have her back forever, because, like, I never had anybody do that for me before.”
Clearly not much bad blood was built up in Turks and Caicos, as the Housewives got together for a night out in Los Angeles after the show filmed, with Ramona posting about the “girls night out on the town” on her Instagram in Oct. 2021.