What is up with Diana Jenkins?
OK, y'all. I'm confused. WTH is up with Diana Jenkins? When it comes to the motivations behind bad behavior, the ladies of RHOBH are truly some of the most mysterious of all the franchises. Unlike some cities (cough...OC), some of these women have real money.
I feel like I can understand why people like Erika, Teddi, and Rinna joined the show. Erika wanted attention and exposure for her "music career" and to be known for something other than Tom's wife. That certainly worked out well for her! Teddi wanted to be famous and, let's face it, probably needed some extra cash. Rinna is an attention whore who thinks there's no such thing as bad publicity, needed the check, and very likely has a behind-the-scenes deal to bring the drama so long as nobody talks about the husband.
Side note: Did anyone else think Rinna looked like she was auditioning for the Elvis movie at Sutton's lunch?
As for why Sutton is on this show, I think she was bored to tears after her divorce and as her kids got older. Maybe when Rinna suggested she appear as a friend on the show, she thought it might be a fun distraction? I can't see her really gunning for that full time spot, and I don't imagine she'd be all that wounded if she were demoted or even fired. She doesn't need the job. And, while Sutton can show her entire ass from time to time, she seems genuinely clueless rather than actively malicious or desperate to stay relevant. Honesty, as a fellow Southerner who is on the spectrum (not diagnosing here but Sutton does show some signs that I recognize in my own behavior), I tend to sympathize with her when she puts her foot in her mouth.
Which brings us to Diana. The hell is wrong with this lady? She's fabulously wealthy, already famous (or at least has very famous friends), and has possibly some giant skeletons in her closet. She doesn't need the money, and she has (if one believes the rumors about Epstein and trafficking) a HELL of a lot to lose if bad stuff comes to light. The Jen Shah of it all! Why would a multi-millionaire go on TV and act like a bad cartoon villain? Like, she has nothing to gain here and everything to lose? I am so confused! Why not just chill in one of your mansions with your badly dressed man-child and count your money?
Why are you out here getting in social media fights that make you look hella racist and crossing swords with arguably the most popular and least problematic housewife (Garcelle)? Like, you were winning at life and now everyone kinda hates you?
Someone explain why she is on this show! And, for the love of Andy Cohen, please let her be a one and done.