Unfortunately, most reality show friend groups aren't from the stars' actual realities. A lot of the time the cast members aren't would not actually interact if it wasn't for the show. That said, there is some interesting intermingling between reality shows, and there are actually a bunch of Bravo stars who are friends with cast members from other shows on the network.
Some of these people were friends long before reality TV was even a part of the equation. Others met based on their Bravo network connections. No matter how the friendships formed, it's just great to see any sort of Bravo crossover. It would be a million times better if these relationships turned into spin-off shows or at least a web series situation. Unfortunately, that has not happened yet, but thankfully most of the Bravolebs live for social media and have no problem documenting their time hanging out together.
It's so strange to think about the Real Housewives from one city hanging out with those from another town or the Southern Charm cast turning up with the Vanderpump Rules stars, but it does happen and it is nothing short of glorious.
These are just some of the intra-Bravo friendships that are going on in between filming seasons of their reality shows.
Luann de Lesseps & Cynthia Bailey
Considering that Luann de Lesseps only invited one Real Housewives of New York City cast member to her wedding, she has to be pretty close with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey for her to make the cut for the guest list. Even with a determined social media search, it's still unclear how these two became friends, but everyone likes Cynthia, so this isn't at all surprising.
Stassi Schroeder & Shep Rose
Considering that Southern Charm is basically the Vanderpump Rules of the south, it makes perfect sense that the stars from these show would get along — and they're racking up the frequent flyer miles with their hangouts. And every time Stassi and Shep post a photo together people comment asking about their relationship status. In response to a Twitter user who told the two of them that "they should totally hook up" after Stassi posted about laying around all day (presumably they meant the way Shep also does), Shep said, "We are friends. And I must say laying around is my modus operandi. Carry on @stassi the path to youthfulness is paved with relaxation."
Bethenny Frankel & Kyle Richards
Even though New York and Beverly Hills are on opposite coasts, Bethenny Frankel and Kyle Richards have been friends for years. On a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode, Kyle revealed, "When I first met Bethenny she was working at La Scala Boutique, a restaurant in Beverly Hills. She came up to my table and was like, 'Hi. I'm dating your ex-boyfriend.'" Then Bethenny became the assistant/babysitter for Kyle's sister Kathy Hilton's kids, which means that she used to take care of Paris and Nicky Hilton. Bethenny has also revealed that she was with Kyle the night she met her now-husband Mauricio Umansky for the first time.
Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, & Melissa Gorga
It's unclear how sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga know Ramona Singer, but this Real Housewives crossover is pretty logical since New York and New Jersey really aren't too far away from each other — they can make plans together pretty easily. Ramona has hung out with Melissa throughout the years. The RHONY star also did a presidential style debate with Teresa in 2012.
Shannon Beador & Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis and Shannon Beador became best friends thanks to one of Shannon's Real Housewives of Orange County costars. Shannon told Bravo's The Daily Dish, "I met Jeff Lewis through Tamra Judge. We met in the afternoon for cocktails in Laguna Beach and never ate dinner. That was a recipe for a first crazy night."
Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, Gretchen Rossi, & Scheana Marie
This photo was from Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie's wedding. This is not surprising Scheana has shared lots of photos from her hangouts with Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Gretchen Rossi over the years.
Pay attention to the background of a Shahs of Sunset episode, and it is usually pretty easy to spot RHOC alum Gretchen Rossi. That's because she is very good friends with GG. In the most recent season alone, Gretchen was at GG's engagement party during the season finale and GG's '80s-themed birthday party.
Jax Taylor, Carl Radke, & Kyle Cooke
It makes sense that the boys from Vanderpump Rules and Summer House are good friends. After all, Summer House is a Vanderpump Rules spin-off thanks to the female friendships in the casts. Jax Taylor, Carl Radke, and Kyle Cooke never appeared on each other's shows. Nevertheless, they were on Watch What Happens Live together and bro out away from reality TV along with Southern Charm's Shep Rose, who Jax noted was "missing" in his Instagram caption.
Kenya Moore, Gizelle Bryant, & Robyn Dixon
Once again, this seems like another friendship due to being on the same network, but Gizelle Bryant must be pretty close with Kenya Moore since she told Entertainment Tonight that she had the scoop on Kenya's super private relationship and surprise marriage to Marc Daly. Gizelle shared, "I talked to her before that and she told me about the guy and how she was in love. And I was like 'How are you going to do this on camera?' She was like 'Girl, I don't know. And she surprised us all." That's for sure.
Brandi Glanville & Kristen Taekman
Kristen Taekman actually has Brandi Glanville to thank for becoming a Housewife. According to an interview Kristen did with the New York Post, she was Brandi's date at an upfronts party where she met Andy Cohen and he hand-picked her to join the Real Housewives of New York City cast. These two go way back. Kristen told Us Weekly, "We're really, really close friends. She was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding."
Some of these friends met through Bravo and others have been friends for decades before reality TV was even a thing. One thing is for sure, though: There is some definite spin-off material in this list.