For a brief shining moment, Canada had its own Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Featuring several different women and spanning over two emotionally charged seasons, RHOV showcased the lifestyles of wealthy Canadians. Sort of.
Viewers were treated to backyard garden parties, midday cocktails, and multiple business ventures that never really got off the ground.
Three women in particular carved a niche in the Canadian psyche: Mary Zilba, Ronnie Negus and Jody Claman. Jody and Ronnie frequently teamed up on Mary, who by the end of RHOV‘s run was reduced to being the ladies’ favourite punching bag.
So whatever happened to the ladies of Vancouver’s upper crust? ET Canada‘s Erin Cebula caught up with Mary and Ronnie to talk about their fallout, who among the group are still friends, and their plans for the future.
It turns out Ronnie — an American after all — has plans to move to LA and potentially join up with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality show, but that’s yet to be seen. Since the show ended, she has separated from her husband of 15 years and she claims she’s finally sober. (The show was not conducive to an alcohol-free lifestyle, she insists.) Ronnie remains “good friends” with Ioulia, Amanda, Robin and Reiko. As for her relationship with Mary, it was never rekindled, but she still wishes her nothing but the best. She gets into more detail here with Erin Cebula:
Mary Zilba, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the RHOV women, and is crafting TV shows under her own production label, LadyPants Productions. See Erin Cebula’s interview with Mary, below.
-With files from ET Canada and Erin Cebula