Meghan Markle will not be joining Real Housewives: “There will be no reality show”
Meghan Markle made her television debut before becoming a royal duchess, appearing in the drama series Suits and briefly as a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal. But, would the Duchess of Sussex ever want to be a part of the Real Housewives franchise?
We know what you’re thinking: Where did this come from? Andy Cohen brought up the subject on the most recent episode of Markle’s podcast series, Archetypes. On the pod’s season finale, the royal changed things up by having three men on the show: Cohen, Trevor Noah, and Judd Apatow.
Since the mother of two lives in California with her husband, Prince Harry, many fans have wondered if she would ever consider joining one of Cohen’s casts a topic he was happy to bring up. And Markle didn’t mince words in her response.
“I’m like, she ain’t joining the Beverly Hills Housewives, everybody, she’s Meghan Markle!” Cohen said on the podcast, to which Markle started laughing (yup, that’s right) and said she’s “never heard” of people wanting her on the show.
“You mean really that this is my audition for Real Housewives of Montecito? Is this the moment?” Markle jokingly told Cohen. Though the duchess doesn’t see herself joining the Real Housewives in the future, she did acknowledge the entire experience would be “so fun.”
But Markle made it clear: “There will be no reality show.”
Countess Luanne is breathing a sigh of relief somewhere, her position as the franchise’s sole in-house “aristocrat” protected for another day.
Having said that, Markle and Harry will be filming a part of their lives for Netflix, and their docu-series will debut on the streaming platform on December 8th.
Markle also stated that she had always wanted to appear on Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live show as a former Housewives fan.
“I was so eager to be on your show, because I was such a Housewives fan at the time, and I just couldn’t get booked, Andy,” she said. “So thanks for being here with me.”
Meghan joining the Real Housewives is probably more fantasy than reality.