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6 Juiciest Moments From “The Real Housewives” In 2012

Mike Vulpo |
December 27, 2012 | 12:52 p.m. PST

Senior Entertainment Editor At Large

NeNe Leakes, Ramona Singer, Vicki Gunvalson, Kyle Richards and Caroline Manzo (thr.com)
NeNe Leakes, Ramona Singer, Vicki Gunvalson, Kyle Richards and Caroline Manzo (thr.com)
The claws were out this year as Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise continued to grow in both popularity and catfights.

From exotic getaways in St. Barts to Miami lingerie parties, there wasn’t a place free from drama. Even a near million-dollar wedding brought out some disagreements.

As 2012 comes to an end, we take a look at six memorable storylines that had us tuning in week after week. Heres to 2013 for even more drama. (Did you hear, the Orange County and New Jersey wives are already filming.)

6. Pandora Vanderpump's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Wedding

We knew Lisa would create a memorable wedding for daughter Pandora. We just didn't realize how grand and fabulous it would really be. From beautiful decor, tasty food, sparkling diamonds and more, Pandora's big day gave us a much needed break from the drama. Well, we can't forget Lisa's husband, Ken, reacting to the high wedding price tag. Ching-Ching.

5. Adriana De Moura Slaps Joanna Krupa At Lingerie Party

Bravo's Andy Cohen promised season two of the "Real Housewives of Miami" would be like a real-life Telenovela. He wasn't kidding when a cast member hosted a lingerie pool party that turned violent. When Adriana confronted Karent about some bad press in a Miami tabloid, Karent's ally Joanna stepped in to defend her friend. As Adriana stormed off, Joanna followed her and received a giant slap to the face. Ouch! 

4. Sonja Morgan And Ramona Singer's Vacation Antics

We knew Sonja and Ramona were BFFs. But what happens when they have a little too much to drink and get away from the men in their life? The answer is naked pool parties, random gossip fests and questioning what white trash really means. Aviva didn't appreciate their behavior but loyal fans loved every minute.

3. "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" Head To Africa

It’s very rare the “Real Housewives” go on vacation and actually get some rest and relaxation. Season four of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” was no different as new girl Marlo butted heads with the smalls, especially Sheree. Luckily, the ladies were able to get along in a life-changing trip to an orphanage. 

2. Tamra Barney Gains A BFF And New Enemy

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra brought the heat to season seven. After befriending longtime enemy Gretchen Rossi, it appeared Tamra was in a good place with most of the cast (sorry Alexis Bellino). Unfortunately, Tamra wasn't a fan of Vicki's boyfriend Brooks and it came to a breaking point in the season finale. After Brooks accussed Tamra of giving Vicki the evil eye, Tamra lost her marbles and had her opinion heard about the relationship. With Brooks and Vicki rumored to be broken up, will the friendship be repaired in season eight? 

1. Teresa Giudice Vs. Everyone Else In New Jersey

Family drama was front and center in the most recent season of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Teresa Giudice managed to anger Melissa, Kathy, Caroline and Jacqueline for a variety of reasons. The worst came when the ladies realized Teresa set Melissa up at a fashion show to make it appear Melissa was a stripper years ago. This family is no longer thick as thieves. 

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