Vanessa Bryant Remembers Kobe and Gigi In Heartfelt Post

There are some moments in life you remember forever. Moments that change your outlook, or connect you forever, or ones that shake you to your core and leave you wondering when you’ll get back to some sense of normalcy. January 26, 2020, had one of those moments. On that tragic morning, Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed, ultimately leading to the devastating death of the Lakers’ star and his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna. The crash also took the lives of Payton Chester, 13; Sarah Chester, 45; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Keri Altobelli, 46; John Altobelli, 56; Christina Mauser, 38; and the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50. 

Having grown up in Los Angeles and been a Lakers fan my entire life, this was a celebrity passing I had trouble wrapping my head around. My dad was visiting me in New York and we had just sat down for brunch at Bubby’s in Tribeca when I received a text with the news. By the time I said the words to him, both our eyes immediately filled with tears. I had to cover the Grammys for work that night and as the red carpet started I remembered thinking ‘this is so wrong and does not make any sense.’ The world grieved the loss of the nine souls lost that day for weeks and once the headlines subsided I found myself, like many, thinking about Vanessa Bryant. 

Vanessa Bryant IG Stories

Vanessa Bryant recently opened up about her grief on Instagram, sharing a lengthy message via her Instagram stories. She inspired others struggling with grief to “find your reason” to keep going, attributing her daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri for keeping her going. Mama Mamba has also been open about how thankful she is for her friends and family during this difficult time.

On the eve of the first anniversary, Vanessa shared a letter on Instagram from Gianna’s best friend Aubrey with a heartfelt note for her loved ones. “I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much, too, ♥️” wrote Bryant, “I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings. It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”  

As the year anniversary of the accident came up, following months of a pandemic in which we’ve lost more than 418,000 lives to COVID-19 in the United States alone, it seemed like a time to think about grief and how people process that grief. Grief can be broken down into two types, acute and persistent. Acute lasts about a year and improves gradually, while in persistent grief, the symptoms and feelings last much longer. While navigating your grief, you may experience the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ultimately acceptance. Though these emotions are intense, grief can also manifest physically (fatigue, insomnia, weight gain/loss, etc.), which is why it’s important to take care of your mental and physical health, however tedious and non-essential it may seem at the time. 

To help combat some of these feelings, science has come up with a few suggestions over the years. At first, these may seem impossible, so consider asking a close friend or family member to help keep you accountable or join a group or class. 

  1. Maintain a healthy diet
  2. Sleep 
  3. Exercise 
  4. Recognize the differences between grief and depression (normal grief should not call for antidepressants) 
  5. Plan for grief triggers such as anniversaries, birthdays, or holidays 
  6. Face your feelings  
  7. Try to stay present 

There is no timeline for grieving, and each case varies. In my experience, grief is something we feel in waves, some are smaller, and some completely wipe you out. It isn’t a one-stop-shop for everyone, but hopefully, these tips help make the day to day a bit easier as you heal and remind you that you’re never alone.  

Why The 2021 Inauguration Was Extra Special For Single Moms Everywhere

This morning, history was made. Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President of the United States by the first-ever Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Raised by a single mother, Kamala made history at the swearing-in ceremony for 46th President Joe Biden, Jr, being the first woman ever and the first Black woman and first woman of South Asian descent to hold the position of Vice President.

Kamala Harris sworn in as Vice President

It is a moment that America and the World will soon not forget. Madame Vice President started the day by sharing a special video on Instagram of her Vice Presidential election acceptance speech in which she thanked her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris. Kamala has been very vocal about the constant presence of her mother in her life, even sharing her words of wisdom, words Harris lives by, in the week leading up to the Inauguration.

“Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something.”

Shyamala Gopalan Harris

And just when you thought this iconic moment couldn’t get any better, we had an appearance from Jennifer Lopez! She performed ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and ‘America the Beautiful’ right after Kamala Harris was officially sworn in as our 46th Vice President. The single mother of two was dressed in head-to-toe white and Chanel jewelry for the historic moment.

Her performance of ‘America the Beautiful’ was a remix to the American classic, featuring a line from JLo hit ‘Let’s Get Loud’ and a special shout-out to Spanish-speaking Latinxs tuning in. “Una nación bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos,” Lopez said proudly, switching up the typical “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” It was a powerful moment for all Spanish-speakers watching and a moment of unity in a country that has been fiercely divided leading up to the Inauguration ceremony.

Jennifer Lopez performs at the 2021 Inauguration

The inaugural festivities also featured a poem by 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet to ever perform at an Inauguration ceremony. While performing the poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ Gorman gave her single mother a moment of acknowledgment, saying, “We the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming President, only to find herself reciting for one.”

Amanda Gorman reads ‘The Hill We Climb’

It was a beautiful moment for single mothers everywhere to watch these incredible single mother-raised women on the stage. As a child raised by a single mother myself, I will say it was an honor to watch Vice President Harris and Amanda on that stage together. Representation matters, and when you see people on large platforms that you can see yourself in, it’s empowering. Today, little girls of color everywhere, especially those raised by single mothers, felt seen, and it was beautiful.

The Motherly Advice Vice President Kamala Harris Lives By

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Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris, is a week shy of making history as the first female to hold office in the White House. The swearing-in ceremony will also be historic as Kamala is of African-American and South-Asian descent, a moment young females of color will surely never forget. As we lead up to this historic Inauguration, Harris will “be sharing the people, places, and moments that have had an influence on my life.” 

In a post shared on Instagram today, the Oakland native opened up about the advice her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, gave her, “don’t sit around and complain about things, do something.” The soon-to-be-VP says she has “tried to follow that advice every day and live by the example she set.” Her mothers words would impact the choices the future Vice President made forever. 

“Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something.”

Shyamala Gopalan Harris

It is not surprising that Kamala chose to share her single mother as the kick off to her week of sharing up to the Inauguration. The California Senator has been vocal about the important role her mother had in her life, even mentioning her on the night the 2020 election results were announced. 

Kamala isn’t the first elected official in the White House to be raised by a single mother, Stanley Ann Dunham raised 44th President of the United States Barrack Obama. On multiple occasions throughout his presidency he mentioned his single mother and how special it was that he was raised by her. 

Kamala has been very clear just how influential her Indian mother was in her upbringing. When accepting her nomination for Vice President at the Democratic National Convention she held nothing back. “(My mother) came here from India at age 19 to pursue her dream of curing cancer,” shared Harris, “At the University of California, Berkeley, she met my father, Donald Harris, who had come from Jamaica to study economics. They fell in love in that most American way, while marching for justice in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In the streets of Oakland and Berkley, I got a stroller’s-eye view of people getting into what the great John Lewis called ‘good trouble.'”

“When I was 5, my parents split and my mother raised us mostly on her own. Like so many mothers, she worked around the clock to make it work, packing lunches before we woke up and paying bills after we went to bed, helping us with homework at the kitchen table and shuttling us to church for choir practice. She made it look easy, though it never was.” It was a special shoutout not only to single mothers everywhere, but to children raised by single mothers as well. 

We can’t wait to see what the Vice President-Elect shares next and we look forward to the historic moment on January 20, 2021.

The Single Mom Posse of Potomac

Before the launch of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City blessed us during the 2020 pandemic season, there hadn’t been a new franchise since Potomac and Dallas both premiered in 2016. Over the past five seasons, The Real Housewives of Potomac cast has served up plenty of drama, weddings, babies, and even multiple court cases. At the end of an explosive Season Five, things culminated with a proposal for Robyn Dixon

RHOP is for sure one of the rawest Housewives franchises and you can always count on the women to come from the heart and take no bullshit. The Fifth Season of the show gave more insight into the lives of the single mom Housewives on the show, Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon. Gizelle navigates the delicate dance of dating her ex-husband and father of her children, Jamal Bryant, while her daughters struggle to accept their new family dynamic. Robyn and her ex, Juan Dixon, house hunt while Robyn works on releasing some of the resentment she has from parenting solo while Juan was an NBA player.

The Housewives have left an undeniable mark on pop culture and it’s inspiring to see single mom stories be apart of that conversation. Below, we’ve rounded up all the single moms to ever grace the Potomac universe.

Gizelle Bryant

Gizelle and her ex-husband, Pastor Jamal Bryant, married in 2002 before divorcing in 2009. Together they co-parent daughter Grace and twin daughters Angel and Adore. They currently are dating long distance.

Robyn Dixon

Robyn and Juan Dixon‘s relationship has evolved and gone through multiple phases while on RHOP, but they always prioritized their children. The pair married in 2005 and had two sons, Corey and Carter, before divorcing in 2012. After years of being divorced but continuing to live together, the pair got engaged in 2019. 

Katie Rost

Katie Rost was an OG housewife on the show in Season 1 before returning as a friend in Seasons 4 and 5. She was married to James Orsini from 2011 to 2016, and the pair separated during her third pregnancy. Together they have three children, James, Renee, and Kathryn. 

Want more Real Housewives? Learn about single moms from Beverly Hills and New York City.

7 Apps To Help Your Single Mom Life

When we think of apps, short for applications, we usually think of the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, but it was actually IBM that created the first smartphone that included an app in 1994. Twenty-six years later, it’s almost as if our phones are run by apps, social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram being number one, followed by web browsers and utility apps

It’s impossible to ignore how much time we as a society are spending on our mobile phones today compared to even a decade ago. In 2019, time spent on mobile devices surpassed how much time the average US adult spends watching television daily, with apps accounting for 80% of that phone usage. 

But in a world of infinite apps, how do you even begin to choose? Not to worry. We rounded up the applications that are actually going to impact your busy life for the better. If you are looking for organization, fellow single mom friends, or a better understanding of your child, these apps let you have it all in the palm of your hand. 


Peanut is the app you will have from conception to raising your child into adulthood. You can start tracking your fertility before you even get pregnant, track the baby’s progress, and then share your motherhood journey. The app also allows you to join groups or add specific tags to your profile in order to help you connect with other mothers. 

Mamma Miya: A Mom Planner 

If you can’t afford a personal assistant but desperately need some help, Mamma Miya has got you covered. It keeps together your schedule, to-do lists, and also can connect with other moms using the app so you can sync your regularly scheduled playdates or practices. The app also has a cool feature where you can break down activities by hat whether it be your mom hat, sister hat, friend hat, work hat, etc. to help you manage all the different aspects of your life. 


This app was developed by a single mother to help other single mothers. Single mom Zoe Desmond found herself incredibly lonely in the first year after giving birth to her daughter and was inspired to create an app to connect mothers. They currently have rolled out in the UK and Ireland, but you can sign up to be notified when the app comes to your area.

Have you ever wanted to vent about a play date location or share endless photos of your child? Then is going to be your new favorite app. Designed to help connect moms with children of the same age, the app also helps you find activities near you and offers advice from professionals. It’s a great way to connect if you’ve moved to a new neighborhood or are looking for local deals in your community. 

Sanity & Self: Stress Relief 

Most of the other apps on this list are there to help you manage your mom duties, but this app is here just for you. Meant to help you manage stress, there are mediations, experts, and articles to help you understand your stress triggers and find solutions. The app also includes a journal section so that you can check in with yourself. It’s incredibly important to focus on your self-care and prioritize yourself every once in a while so that you can have the energy and mental capacity to also give 100 percent as a mother.  

CodeCheck: Food & Cosmetics

Who has time to read labels? Not a busy mom like yourself, so CodeCheck is a game-changer. Simply scan the barcode on products and you will get a rating on the product along with a list of ingredients that are safe or not for your children and yourself. It’s an excellent companion when shopping, especially if you have children with allergies or health restrictions, and also gives you the nutritional value of food products. 


Do you ever have days where you have zero energy? What about absolutely no more mental capacity? It happens to all. of. us. Every month your body has a different cycle, but how do you know where exactly you are? Biorhythm helps you understand what is going on internally all by entering your birth date. Your personal biorhythm will show where your physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual energy levels are daily. Using this information can you help plan for things like potty training or days to take it easy physically. You’ll soon notice you are getting the most out of your and your children’s days based on where their natural biorhythm is.

The Only Holiday Playlist You Need

There’s no denying that single moms are bosses everywhere they go. Whether we’re talking about the world of beauty or politics, these moms are making some serious noise, but when it comes to the Holiday Season, there is only one Queen. Mariah Carey.

Since releasing the holiday hit ‘All I Want For Christmas’ in 1994, Carey’s popularity during the last quarter of the year is unmatched. Roc and Roe’s mom not only belts out the iconic tune, but she also co-wrote and co-produced the hit alongside Walter Afanasieff for her first holiday album ‘Merry Christmas.’ Twenty-six years later the song still tops the Billboard charts every Holiday Season and averages about a million streams per day on Spotify.

As a result of Mariah’s killer Christmas success, singers every year try their hand at recreating the magic, and gold Carey struck decades ago. This year alone, Gwen Stefani teamed up with Hallmark for her ‘Here This Christmas’ single, which is the theme song to their ‘Countdown to Christmas’ special, and Jennifer Lopez partnered with Stevie Mackey on her first-ever holiday song for an updated version of ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.’ And Mariah still isn’t done, she teamed up with fellow single mom Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande for her 2020 hit ‘Oh Santa’ which was featured on her ‘Mariah’s Magical Christmas Special’ on AppleTV. When it comes to the Queen and Christmas, the limit simply does not exist.

Below, we’ve rounded up fourteen of the best holiday songs sung by single moms and included a bonus of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ because respect must be paid. Enjoy and happy holidays!

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14 Single Moms with the Secret to Good Skin

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The time has finally come! After almost twenty years of coveting JLo’s iconic glow, you yourself can “get an ageless glow that has no limits.” The first time I was graced with Jennifer Lopez’s presence was at an upfront for a TV network and let me just say, this woman has a phenomenally bright aura! It was as if a ball of light surrounded her and when I got a little closer I was able to see her gorgeous glowy and dewy skin. As a result, when I heard about her beauty line I was not at all surprised. A passion project for the mom-of-two, Lopez is excited to share her “products that deliver the best results.” The exclusive product launch for JLo Beauty is happening on December 8 for those who wish to sign up, with full access to the line happening January 1, 2021.

Jennifer Lopez may be the latest single mom to join the beauty game, but she is far from the first. Not only are these moms inspiring beauty looks daily, but they are also making some serious noise in the beauty space. Kylie Cosmetics alone has brought in $52 billion in earnings in 2020, and both Anastasia Beverly Hills and Beautyblender are featured on Sephora’s Bestseller’s Makeup List. Below, we’ve rounded up fourteen beauty brands created by single mothers. Whether you’re in the mood to update your brow game, lip looks, or mask for days–these moms have got you covered.

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10 Podcasts By Single Mom Celebrities You Need To Listen To

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One of the reasons I created OWV is to connect women and hear about various single mother experiences. Nothing makes me happier than listening to an embarrassing story, laughing at a bad date, or crying alongside someone as they share their most profound, scariest memories. I love all of the happy and fantastic stories, too, obviously, which is why podcasts appeal to so many people with varying interests, and listenership continues to rise daily. According to Edison Research, mothers like podcasts because it gives them the ability to multitask. All you have to do is pop in some headphones, pick your favorite podcast, and get down to the dishes and laundry and the million other things on your to-do list you’re going to absolutely crush. Below, I’ve rounded up ten podcasts hosted or co-hosted by celebrity single mothers. Whether you need a laugh, cry, inspiration, or a bit of a mind fantasy, these women provide it all.  

Anna Faris is Unqualified 

Anna Faris brings her hilarious self to listeners every Monday in an attempt to feed her “curiosity and desire to connect.” Each week, Faris invites fellow celebrities to discuss their love lives and offers relationship advice to a listener. Anna is mother to son Jack, whom she co-parents with Chris Pratt. Unqualified is also the name of Anna’s memoir

Office Ladies 

Former The Office receptionist Jenna Fischer (AKA Pam) and accountant Angela Kinsey (AKA Angela) teamed up to bring us just what the world needs in 2020, more of The Office. Each week, the former co-workers offer insider insight into an episode of The Office. Angela has daughter Isabel from her first marriage to Warren Lieberstein. 

Sibling Revelry 

Siblings Kate and Oliver Hudson explore familial relationships with other sibling guests each week. The siblings will make you really love your brother or sister. Kate is mom to Ryder Robinson, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and Bingham Hawn Bellamy, who she had with Matt Bellamy. The mother-of-three also has daughter Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa with partner Danny Fujikawa. 

NAKED with Catt Sadler 

You may remember Catt Sadler from her years as a host on E!. The single mother of two has been honest about why she walked away from her dream job and decided to pursue other efforts. In her podcast, NAKED, Catt speaks to a new woman every Thursday celebrating her guest’s accomplishments and journey to where they are. Sadler co-parents sons Austin and Arion with her ex-husband Kyle Boyd.   

Dirty Diana 

Demi Moore brings you the erotic podcast you never knew you needed. Moore plays Diana, a woman who runs a website where women submit their fantasies. “Young people are learning about sex through traditional porn, which, unfortunately, is all about servicing,” Moore shared with Vogue, “There’s nothing that even resembles the reality of what a woman experiences or desires.” Dirty Diana will change that. Moore has daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, who she famously co-parents with Bruce Willis

The Jillian Michaels Show 

You may remember Jillian Michaels from her time on The Biggest Loser. Today, she dedicates herself not only to the show but to help people transform their lifestyles. Jillian’s podcast is rated #1 in the U.S. Top Health Podcasts and focuses on finding health and happiness in all areas of your life, not just the gym. Single mom to Lukensia and Phoenix, Michaels co-parents with former partner Heidi Rhoades. 

Going To Bed with Garcelle 

The weekly podcast is hosted by the newest member of The Real Housewife of Beverly HillsGarcelle Beauvais. Each Thursday, Beauvais alternates between celebrities and real people to discuss dating, relationships, and sex. There is no topic off-limits for the mother of three. She has son Oliver from her first marriage to Daniel Saunders and twin sons, Jax and Jaid, with ex-husband Mike Nilon. 

Brandi Glanville Unfiltered 

Not that we ever expect the former Beverly Hills Housewife to be filtered, but her podcast is everything you’d expect and then some. Brandi Glanville chats with other Hollywood celebrities and discusses all things pop culture. You can also get all your Bravo gossip while getting a hearty laugh. Brandi co-parents sons Jake and Mason with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian.  

Next Question with Katie Couric 

Katie Couric happens to be one of my favorite commenters on Instagram. She is hilarious and honest, and you get the same thing in her podcast, Next Question. Every Thursday, Katie speaks to someone influential in news, pop culture, or politics. Katie is a single mom to daughters Elinor and Caroline, whom she had with her first husband, Jay Monahan. 

In Charge by DVF 

The fashion designer who made the wrap dress a closet essential inspires women as she visits her influential friends in their homes to discuss survival and the incredible journey of life. Prepare to fall in love with Diane von Furstenberg. Diane wed Prince Egon Zu Fürstenberg in 1969, and they had Prince Alexandre von Furstenberg, and daughter Princess Tatiana von Furstenberg before divorcing in 1972.  

The Goop Podcast – Gwyneth Paltrow co-hosts this podcast with her CCO, Elise Loehnren. Get your dose of spirituality and new things to try. The Goop co-workers invite industry disruptors to speak with them about anything and everything in an attempt to shift “old paradigms and start new conversations.” Gwyneth co-parents daughter Apple and son Moses who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin. 

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The Single Mothers of Beverly Hills

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The impact of the Real Housewives franchises cannot be ignored. Not only have they taken over our televisions, but the women have changed the perception of what it is to be a traditional housewife and continue to knock down barriers with every season and franchise. Each season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has featured at least one single mother, which is an excellent representation of reality, considering that one-in-four parents in the United States today are unmarried. Over the years, we’ve seen marriages, divorces, and everything in-between on the show, but one constant has always been how dedicated all the women are to their children. Below we’ve rounded up the sixteen single Housewives we’ve seen over the past ten seasons of the Beverly Hills franchise.  

Kyle Richards is the only Housewife still on the Beverly Hills franchise from Season 1. We’ve seen her on the show with husband Mauricio Umansky, but Richards had a previous marriage when she was 18. Kyle and Guraish Aldjufrie wed in 1988 after she learned the pair was pregnant with their daughter Farrah. Kyle has shared that she was “a baby with a baby” when she had her first daughter.  
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Adrienne Maloof was married to plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif during her time on Housewives. The couple was famous for their arguing, and though Adrienne doesn’t blame the show for their divorce, she does believe it put things “over the edge.” The exes have three children, Gavin and twins Christian and Colin. 
Kim Richards and sister Kyle were both members of the original cast. Kim was married to Monty Brinson from 1985 to 1988and they have a daughter, Brooke, together. Kim’s second marriage was from 1988 to 1991 to Gregg Davis, and they had son Chad and daughter Whitney. Kim had her youngest daughter Kimberly with Jack Johnson, who she dated seriously in the 1990s. Richards is now a proud and protective grandma to Hucksley and Hunter
Camille Grammer was one of the OG Beverly Hills Housewives and was famously married to Kelsey Grammer during her first stint on the show. Their very public divorce in 2011 shocked everyone when it appeared Kelsey’s infidelity was no longer able to be hidden. Together they have children Mason and Jude. 
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Brandi Glanville is one of RHOBH’s most outspoken friends by far. The mother of two is passionate about everything she does. Her marriage to Eddie Cibrian ended after his affair with Leann Rhymes in 2010, and together they co-parent sons Jake and Mason. 
Dana Wilkey briefly came into our lives as a friend in Season 2 and was infamous for her $25,000 sunglasses. Wilkey has one son, John Cayden Flynn, with ex-fiancé John Flynn who she dated while on the show. 
Taylor Armstrong was married to her late husband, Russell Armstrong, during filming. In 2011 Russell tragically committed suicide, leaving Taylor to raise daughter, Kennedy. 
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Marisa Zanuck was a friend of the Housewives and was married to husband Dean Zanuck while on the show. The pair divorced in 2016 after thirteen years of marriage and have two children, son Jack, and daughter Darryl. 
Perhaps the most tabloid-recognized friend of the Beverly Hills cast, Faye Resnick has been popping in and out of the show since Season 1. She is godmother to Kyle Richards’ daughter Alexia and you may also recognize her from her Keeping Up With The Kardashian cameos. She and her second husband Fadi Halabi married in London and had daughter Francesca together.
Carlton Gebbia joined the cast for Season 4, and we got to know her husband, David, during a few cameos. After her time on RHOBH, the pair announced their separation in 2016 after 18 years of marriage. Their divorce finalized in 2018, and the two continued to live together, co-parenting their three children – Destiny, Mysteri, and Cross. 
Yolanda Hadid definitely has the most famous children in the Housewives franchises. She was married to David Foster during most of her time filming, but she had her children from her first marriage. Yolanda and ex-husband Mohamed Hadid were wed from 1994 to 2000 and had two daughters, Gigi and Bella, and one son, Anwar.
The Pretty Mess author has been very private about her son due to his profession as a police officer. Erika Girardi and Thomas Zizzo married in 1991, and she gave birth to Tommy shortly after before divorcing in 1996. Erika recently shared the first photo of her son ever on her Instagram because she was proud of her son for being an essential worker during the pandemic. 
Eden Sassoon, daughter of famed hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, joined the cast in Season 7. She and Tomer Devito divorced in 2008 and share custody of their two children, Olivia and Tyler. 
Denise Richards came into the Bravoverse in Season 9 of Beverly Hills and was already a celebrity in her own right. She and ex-husband Charlie Sheen were well-known actors in Hollywood and were married from 2002 to 2006. Together they have daughters Sam and Lola. Denise later adopted daughter Eloise on her own in 2011.
Garcelle Beauvais is the newest Beverly Hills Housewife. Garcelle had son Oliver from her first marriage to Daniel Saunders. The mother of three has been candid about her oldest son Oliver’s past with substance abuse, which led to her work with the Los Angeles Mission. Beauvais was with Mike Nilon for ten years before their marriage came to an end due to infidelity. Together they have twin sons, Jaid and Jax. Oliver recently had a son, Oliver Junior, making Garcelle a grandma!  
Sutton Stracke is the first Southern belle to join the RHOBH cast, and though we don’t know much about the Season 10 friend, we do know she got her money from her first divorce. Apparently, her ex-husband, Christian Stracke, won’t allow their children film, which is why Bravo demoted her to a friend. The pair were married for 17 years and separated in 2017. Together they co-parent daughter Porter and sons James and Philip. 

Learn more about single Housewives from other franchises here.