When Lindsay, a former star of both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” questioned Cohen about his favorite television series, the “Watch What Happens Live” host admitted that he absolutely loves the long-running Bravo reality series, which he helped create.
“Obviously ‘The Real Housewives’ has changed my life,” he shared.
The ‘Real Housewives’ Franchise Began Airing In 2006
“Personally… I wouldn’t be as excited talking about ‘The Housewives’ and interviewing the ‘Housewives’ and producing the ‘Housewives’ if I didn’t love the show — and I really do. I love soap operas and the ‘Housewives’ is the ultimate soap opera,” he explained.
The debut series of the “Real Housewives” franchise, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” first aired on March 21, 2006 and soon, it will begin production on its 16th season.
Meanwhile, another one of Cohen’s shows, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” is nearing the premiere of its 11th season.
Kris Jenner Has Been Tied To ‘RHOBH’ Rumors For Years
Although Kris Jenner has been rumored to be joining “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast for the past several years, mainly due to the fact that she is quite close to Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna, Cohen told Lindsay that Jenner’s only current interest in the series is in that of a part-time position.
“She says, ‘Oh, I would l like to be a friend,’ so I would like her to come in and shoot a little bit with us and see her a little, but I think she’d be great in the mix,” he stated.
Andy Cohen Was Invited Into Khloe Kardashian’s Home For ‘For Real’
Continuing on about the Kardashians, Cohen said he went to Khloe Kardashian’s home to interview the family for “For Real.”
“I went to Khloé’s house… She and Kim and Kris and Kourtney, we had a very frank interview,” he shared. “They get rough cuts of every episode of ‘The Kardashians’ before it airs. I was interested to hear from them… They clearly know how to make an entertaining show, they also know how they like to be shot and how they like to be lit.”
Mama June Shocked Andy Cohen During Filming On ‘For Real’
When Lindsay then asked Cohen who surprised him the most while filming “For Real,” Cohen revealed it was Mama June.
“Mama June, who I spoke to [and] who I knew very little about. She told me she spent a million dollars on cocaine in a year. I just can’t believe her heart is still beating. I was just stunned by all she went through,” he admitted.
To see more of Cohen, don’t miss new episodes of “For Real: The Story of Reality TV” on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on the E! Network.