Barbara Kavovit: Joining The Real Housewives of New York City!

Poor Luann de Lesseps has been so embattled during her recovery from alcoholism. She could always use another friend — and there’s good news.

Luann’s friend Barbara Kavovit will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City.

This won’t be the first time that viewers have heard what she has to say on the show, however. …

Us Weekly confirms that Barbara Kavovit is joining The Real Housewives of New York City!

Barbara, who runs an on-the-go bag business called DIYva, is known for her friendship with Luann de Lesseps.

Given Luann’s recent struggles with sobriety and the hurtful claims that some have made about her recovery, fans will be happy to see Luann have another ally in the room.

It is unclear whether Barbara will be a Full Housewife or not, and Bravo has declined to confirm that Barbara is joining at all just yet.

But given that Carole Radziwill has just departed after six seasons of that status, someone has to fill that role.

Back in Season 9, Barbara had an off-camera discussion with Carole Radziwill about Tom D’Agostino, who was, at the time, Luann’s fiance.

She didn’t show up on camera in the episode, which aired in May of 2017, but fans could hear her voice because it was picked up by Carole’s mic.

“I think she has something to prove,” Barbara could be heard speculating about Luann’s determination to get married.

If you’ll recall, everyone tried to talk her out of marrying this man who was clearly no good for her. To no avail.

“She’d rather go through with it and get divorced than call it off,” Barbara assessed.

It was reported that Barbara tried her best to prevent the audio from airing. She and Luann are friends.

After all, in May of 2017, Luann and Tom were still married. But that wouldn’t last much longer.

Their 8-month marriage came to a crashing halt in August of that year.

(You know, just how Barbara and Bethenny and everyone else had told her that it would)

Clearly, Barbara’s little bit of gossip that aired hasn’t hurt her friendship with Luann in the long run. They were spotted hanging out together just last month!

As we mentioned, Carole has departed from the series.

“After six seasons on Bravo’s RHONYC, I have decided to return to what I do best,” Carole said in a statement.

Carole clarified that she means that she will be focusing on “journalism and producing.”

“I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of the viewers, all of whom have been supportive, encouraging, and kind,” she writes.

That is a very generous assessment. Every Housewife has fans and haters in droves.

“My original curiosity about reality television has waned over the years,” Carole explains.

That definitely sounds a lot better than Bethenny and I stopped being friends and this isn’t fun anymore.

“And,” Carole continued. “I am focusing on TV and writing projects that better suit my more steady temperament.”

“I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind,” Carole says.

Carole’s statement concludes: “I will remember this entire experience with delight, humor, and a veracious accuracy.”

Let’s hope that Barbara Kavovit enjoys her stay.


David Eason’s Mom Slams Barbara Evans: He Doesn’t Beat Jenelle! Shut Yer Yap! [Exclusive]

Barbara Evans has been outspoken when it comes to her daughter Jenelle Evans’ husband David Eason, who she believes is dangerous.

David’s own mother tells a different story, however, telling Barb off in a lengthy missive shared exclusively with The Hollywood Gossip.

According to Barbara, David is a violent, aggressive, hot-tempered, controlling yahoo – with a penchant for firearms, no less. 

Bit of a worrisome combination right there.

On the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Monday, August 13, Jenelle Evans didn’t show up, but Barbara did – and she didn’t hold back.

Babs openly speculated on MTV that Jenelle no-showed the reunion because her husband wouldn’t let her out of his sight.

“I don’t feel Jenelle is OK,” Barbara said.

“I’m just so so so worried.”

Due to David Eason’s aggression and love of guns, Barbara even said, “I’m going to be the first one shot cause I live closest.”

“It scares me,” she said of living in fear of him.

“He could come over and kill me any time.”

Scary stuff … but complete nonsense, according to another figure who claims she knows him – and his family – better than Barbara:

David’s mom, Mary Jo Eason.

Having heard several versions of this same, savage theme from Barb (above), Mary Jo has had just about enough, telling THG:

“I don’t like to comment on all of this because someone will be there to tell me they know more than I do about my own son!”

“My son does not beat Jenelle or boss her around! He doesn’t beat the children!” she adds, before addressing Babs directly:

“Barb you know he doesn’t! Tell the truth and shame the devil! You should be trying to help your daughter and her family.”

“You never say anything nice,” she says, pointedly directed at a woman she believes lies, manipulates and distorts the truth.

“You hated David from the start … you would rather be on that stupid show then [sic] be a loving parent and grandmother!”

(Jenelle has echoed this sentiment recently, accusing her mom of using her for fame and alleging that Barbara is the real child abuser.

The younger Evans also called 911 on Babs last winter, claiming that her mom had harmed or was going to harm son Jace.)

Mary Jo, she says, is “there every week,” while Ensley, David and Jenelle’s young daughter, “doesn’t even know [Barbara].” 

“How can you keep right on saying horrible things about my son? They are happy and you can’t stand it! I’m so sick of so many lies!” 

“Our children and grandchildren don’t deserve to be pawns in your nasty games!” Mary Jo continues, pleading with Barbara to stop.

“I’ve always been nice to you and your daughter and your grandchildren. How about try to put love and understanding and help in their lives.”

“Family and love for your family is all that matters,” Mary Jo pleads. “Please be honest and stop your vendetta.”

“You are only a year older than me. Don’t you know with each passing day our time in this Earth gets shorter.”

Damn. Now she’s getting deep.

In closing, David’s mother wants Barbara – and everyone else – to think before they repeat what they think is true.

There are usually multiple sides to a story, but she implies that Barb (and the media) only follow one narrative.

“All of you that keep saying things because you just think them should search your heart and soul and stop,” she concludes.

“David is my son and I know him better than all of you that don’t! I’m sure I’ll have to delete this but I have to speak up for my son.”

“He loves his family.”

Well, there you have his side of the story. Do you believe her? Or is David every bit the dangerous person Barbara alleges?



Jenelle Evans: My Son Hates Barbara Evans Just Like I Do!

Jenelle Evans has spent much of the past year proving that there’s really no contest when it comes to the title of Worst Mom in the Teen Mom franchise.

But amazingly, it seems Jenelle doesn’t see it that way at all.

In fact, the Carolina Hurricane is under the impression that she’s not even the worst mom in her own family.

If you’re a long time Teen Mom 2 viewer, then you’re no doubt aware that Evans’ mother, Barbara Evans, has had primary custody of Jenelle’s oldest son, Jace, for pretty much his entire life.

The reasons for this are myriad, but they mostly have to do with the fact that Jenelle is a violent lunatic who’s been arrested more times than Charlie Sheen.

So despite the fact that Babs is a bit lacking in the maternal instincts department herself, family court judges have decided on multiple occasions that Jace is safer with his grandmother than with his mom.

But Jenelle isn’t giving up without a fight.

On last night’s episode of TM2, Jenelle called the police after Jace contacted her and alleged that Barbara had hit him.

It was quickly revealed that Jace lied about being abused, but being the supremely effed-up human being that she is, Jenelle was weirdly proud of her son and counted the situation as a victory against Babs:

“Dude, you’re so mad because he wants to live with me so bad,” Jenelle said in reference to her mother.

It’s a little sad that Jenelle is battling for the approval of 8-year-old, but what makes the situation even worse is that she seems less concerned with Jace’s well-being than with one-upping Babs:

“This is getting me really scared for Jace’s sake,” Jenelle told David Eason during last night’s episode. 

“I just don’t want Jace to grow up like I did where it was constant yelling and screaming.

“I think I’m gonna take my mom back to court,” she told Eason.

“I think it’s time.”

While Jenelle remains convinced that Jace is being mistreated by his grandmother, Babs maintains that the real problem is the fact that Jace has inherited his mother’s anger issues:

“Everything was going smooth at home…and then he came home and had another meltdown,” Barbara said last night, referring to an incident in which Jace punched a hole in a wall.

“Instead of working together, she’s tearing him in half,” Barbara said of her relationship with Jenelle.

“That’s all Jace wants, is us to get along. It’s never gonna happen,” she added.

“We’re extremely worried about his future. Over my dead body, I’ll make sure like hell that I will try my best to get him to grow up properly,” Babs concluded.

Needless to say, it doesn’t look as though this situation will be resolved any time soon.

Fans are almost universally of the opinion that Jace is better off with Barbara, but currently, it looks as though both Evans women are more concerned with besting one another than with ensuring the boy is well taken care of.

And as the competition heats up, it becomes more and more clear that the real loser will be poor Jace.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more of the Evans family’s most appalling moments.