So Nasty and So Rude: The Best Real Housewives Quotes of All Time

The Real Housewives of every city are known for their drama, but they're also known for clapbacks, nicknames, and lines that have created GIFs used 'round the world. We've collected all the best.

By Lauren Piester, Chris Harnick Nov 15, 2019 12:22 AMTags
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It's turtle time, friends. 

The Real Housewives franchise has given us so much over the years, from iconic fights to legendary vacations to line after line of Housewife-approved products. But perhaps the best gift they've given is their quotes, often accompanied by GIFs that have become universal ways of expressing ourselves on the internet. 

We've taken a look back through the years and compiled a list of some of the best, most quotable lines from all the Real Housewives cities, from clapbacks to jokes to lines that made you say "What the f*&!?" and then rewind to be astonished all over again. (Prostitution Whore!)

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You're gonna want to scroll on down to see the quotes that made our list, and if you've got an issue with it, just be cool. Don't be all, like, uncool. 

It's a big weekend for all of the Real Housewives, as BravoCon begins tomorrow in New York City with appearances by 88 stars (and former stars) of the network and more than 50 events, with Andy Cohen presiding over many festivities. Watch What Happens Live will film its biggest episode ever, with more stars than ever on the stage at the same time, on Friday night, and you can bet there will be some reminiscing over some of the biggest franchise moments, including a few of those listed below!

Caroline Manzo, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"You're a clown." and "When I called you garbage, I meant that you were garbage."

Caroline Manzo's final meeting with Danielle Staub (until the reunion) ended with some magical words and her delivery was spot on.

Sheree Whitfield, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Who gon' check me, boo?"

There is really nothing to say about this one. You know this one. It speaks for itself.

Kim Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The fact that "Have a piece of bread, maybe you'll calm down a little," and "Let's talk about the husband," not to mention, "I've had enough of you, you beast," all came from the same dinner proves that Kim Richards is a Real Housewives legend.

Karen Huger, Real Housewives of Potomac

"People come for me all the time. They just don't find me."

Karen Huger said this in season one and it took a whole new meaning in season three when her costars tried to ambush her at home.

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Prostitution whore!"

OK, really Teresa Giudice's whole table flip speech should be here, because it's a work of art, this is just the most obvious choice. But for your own enjoyment: "I am paying attention! Obviously there has to be something else. It's just not name change and arrested. There has to be something else. Are you stripping? You were stripping. Prostitution whore! You were f--king engaged 19 times! You f--king stupid bitch!"

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"So nasty and so rude."

Has somebody wronged you? Don't like their behavior? NeNe Leakes' reunion line instantly became a hit, it even made it into her tagline for the following season. Here's the GIF for your needs.

Dorinda Medley, Real Housewives of New York City

"I'll tell you how I'm doing: Not well, bitch!"

Dorinda Medley is a whole mood.

Vicki Gunvalson, Real Housewives of Orange County

"You have a little family van!"

Vicki Gunvalson's freakout over a car company sending a small van to take her entire family to the airport is Andy Cohen's No. 1 favorite Real Housewives moment for a reason.

Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Fix it, Jesus." 

'Nuff said.

Yolanda Hadid, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"Who is Adrienne Maloof in this world?"

Well, who is she?

Katie Rost, Real Housewives of Potomac

"I'm sorry that I said you were dumb. Maybe I meant that you're stupid, I don't know." 

Muttered ever so casually, this line—directed at Ashley Darby—had Robyn Dixon and the rest of us dying of laughter.

Jen Shah, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

"The only thing I'm guilty of is being Shah-mazing."

Accused of committing wire fraud ahead of RHOSLC season two, Jen Shah came back swinging with this unapologetic tagline.

Luann de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City

"Be cool. Don't be all, like...uncool."

Instantly iconic the moment viewers got a glimpse of this scene in the trailer. Luann de Lesseps even made a song about it. Sort of. Acceptable to use when your friends are being drama queens.

Briana Culberson, Real Housewives of Orange County

"He told me that his nickname was Girth Brooks."

Briana Culberson said Brooks Ayers, her mother's ex-boyfriend who fabricated cancer treatment documents, hit on her while she was super pregnant and at Vicki's birthday party. Briana said he wanted to show her his penis and revealed his nickname

Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"You're such a f--king liar, Camille!"

Kyle Richards exclaimed this during a face-off with former co-star Camille Grammer.

Candiace Dillard, Real Housewives of Potomac

"I invited her into my home! I gave her a beverage!"

Reminiscent of Dorinda Medley's famous line, "I made it nice," Candiace Dillard's quote about Ashley Darby lives on.

Kenya Moore, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"I'm Gone With the Wind fabulous!"

Kenya Moore said this after an explosive fight with co-star Porsha Williams.

Danielle Staub, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Pay attention, puh-lease."

The moment that started it all. It being Teresa Giudice's freakout over the book and Danielle Staub in general.

Jen Shah, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

"You're going to go with Mary? Who f--ked her grandfather?"

In reference to co-star Mary Cosby, who's married to her step-grandfather, Jen Shah delivered this unforgettable dig.

Carole Radziwill, Real Housewives of New York City

"I was awoken in the middle of the night by two male voices. One was Luann's." 

Carole Radziwill always had the best one-liners.

Kim Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"You're a slut pig!"

Early Kim Richards on RHOBH provided some fascinating lines, including this insult hurled at Brandi Glanville when the sisters Richards were united.

Tamra Judge, Real Housewives of Orange County

"You are psychotic, Jesus Jugs!"

Before Tamra Judge found religion, she called Alexis Bellino this wild insult at a RHOC reunion.

Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of New York City

"It's Turtle Time."

Booze + Ramona Singer = Classic lines. Another Scary Island moment that is now synonymous with getting your drank on.

Denise Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"I am f--king Denise Richards, Kyle."

Denise said this in a confessional while recounting an argument with Kyle Richards over getting glam.

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Bye wig!"

Once upon a time NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak did not get along. NeNe started referring to Kim as "wig" for obvious reasons and it has become an important part of our pop culture lexicon, naturally.

Luann de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City

Luann de Lesseps: "You came in, in your Herman Munster shoes…"
Alex McCord: "They're Louis Vuitton."
Luann: "Well, even Louis Vuitton makes mistakes."

Alex McCord came down the stairs in Morocco like a buffalo, according to Luann, but the real gold came when they sat down to discuss their issues. Do you own a pair of Herman Munster shoes?

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Is 'bitch' better?"

Teresa Giudice called Danielle Staub honey, which Danielle had an issue with. Naturally. And Teresa's from Paterson. Don't you forget.

Vicki Gunvalson, Real Housewives of Orange County

"I'm being nailed to the cross like Jesus was!" 

Always a flair for the dramatics, this is yet another one of Vicki Gunvalson's lines that will go down in Housewives history.

Kelly Bensimon, Real Housewives of New York City

"OK, satchels of gold."

??? And jellybeans for all.

Bethenny Frankel, Real Housewives of New York City


Scary Island gave viewers so much, including Bethenny Frankel shouting at Kelly Bensimon—who was having a moment of some kind—to go to sleep. GO TO SLEEP!

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