It’s out with the old and in with the new for the long-awaited fifth season of Real Housewives of Melbourne.
Real Melbourne housewives is back after a serious one long break – and the theme of the fifth season is “Out with the old, in with the new”, as four new faces join the loyal companions Janet Roach, Jackie Gillies and Gambling Breaux.
That means no OGs, Gina Liano and Lydia Schiavello.
“Man without Gina and Lydia, it won’t be the same,” commented one die-hard fan on the reality show’s official Facebook page, while another said, “I wish Lydia and Gina were there. Two of the best housewives .. . made the show interesting. “
But after that the explosive premiere this weekHis fans lick the newbies Anjali Rao, Simone Elliott, Cherry Dipietrantonio and Kyla Kirkpatrick.
Here we dive deep into the fabulous four new women and take a look at the women from last season.
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Anjali Rao, Cherry Dipietrantonio, Gamble Breaux, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Kyla Kirkpatrick and Simone Elliott are the real Sydney housewives. Source: Foxtel / Binge
Anjali Rao, 47 – South Yarra
A former CNN television journalist, Anjali Rao has interviewed some of the biggest names in the world – think the Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton. So she should be able to deal with her new co-stars, right?
“I love to dive deep into life and meet people, so this was a real chance to do just that,” says Anjali.
“After all, I’ve spent my career debating issues with some of the most powerful leaders in the world, so I think I can deal with anything and anyone who gets in my way – whatever they think.”
But after the season premiere this week, single mother of one found an enemy in OG housewife Janet Roach who says the impressive addition was “toasted” and declared, “Nobody knows who you are.”
But Anjali does not take Janet’s barbs lying down. In fact, she has a couple of her own for the 62-year-old.
“When I was being ‘roasted’, I certainly wasn’t aware of it. On the other hand, when Grandma Janny empties her diaper around me, I tend to take the opportunity to take a little nap, ”she posted on Instagram.
“My eyes may be open, but I am actually sound asleep. And as for no one who knows who I am, 220 million news audiences around the world would claim they do. However, Janet can’t even spell the word ‘news’, let alone take care of everything that happens outside of Toorak.
Former CNN TV journalist Anjali Rao is a fabulous addition to the Real Housewives of Melbourne. Source: Instagram
Kyla Kirkpatrick, 43 – Brighton
With the self-proclaimed champagne lady job, Kyla has built an incredibly successful wine and champagne import and export business.
“I came out of nowhere and to achieve the success I have has taken a lot of hard work and hours, but I’ve always let my true personality shine through and I’m proud of who I am in this group,” said the mother-of-one tells.
“You are who you are and there is nothing you can do about it!”
But after the first episode airs, even Kyla admits she still has a bit of practice to do in front of the camera.
“Hoolly Dooley. Seeing yourself on TV is a strange phenomenon,” she shared on Instagram.
“Filming this season is an emotional roller coaster ride and now watching is a challenge too. Hopefully I can get the hang of it!”
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Kyla Kirkpatrick is the owner of an incredibly successful wine and champagne import and export business. Source: Instagram
Cherry Dipietrantonio, 40 – Brighton
“How long do I stay diplomatic with these ladies?”
Cherry shared a very telling Instagram post about her co-stars, hinting that her debut season on the reality show is anything but zen for the famous yogi.
Originally from the UK, Cherry put her career on hold to raise her three children, but is now 100 percent focused on her new yoga business, Mind Motion.
“I went into the experience with my eyes wide open, knowing that getting in touch with all of these different women was going to be an absolute challenge, and it was,” she admits.
“Sometimes in the extreme moments you just have to stand up for yourself – and try to enjoy the madness.”
On her Instagram account, the lively blonde paid tribute to the three other RHOM newbies and wrote: “Although some of us (on several occasions) were not always at eye level. I respect and adore each of you for the individual magic you bring. Certainly a strong connection of understanding has formed during our journey so far. Together we are stronger girls, personally I plan to do my best to remember this as I see ourselves in action on the small screen. “
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Cherry Dipietrantonio is a 40 year old Brighton mother of three originally from the United Kingdom. Source: Instagram
Simone Elliott, 41 – Toorak
Simone is a single mother of two who works full-time in the corporate world and is also doing an MBA.
After Simone recently broke her heart, she wanted to dive into something new.
“I plan everything in my life down to the last detail, but as part of this group of women I couldn’t control any of it,” she admits.
“I took everyone at face value when I met them, unless they gave me a reason not to!”
After the season premiere, Simone took to Instagram to rave about the experience.
“I stepped on this with my eyes wide open to share my belief that you can be a great mom, businesswoman, student, supportive friend, and glamazon if you want,” she began.
“It’s about taking risks, saying YES to opportunities, pushing yourself and never giving up. I’m all about women supporting women, personally and professionally. I have more to offer than what you see, but you have to keep watching to find out! “
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Simone Elliott is a single mother of two working full time in the corporate world while studying for an MBA. Source: Instagram
Janet Roach, 62, Jackie Gillies, 41, and Gamble Breaux, 50
Season five is a big one for Janet, Jackie, and Gamble, outnumbered by the show’s newbies.
Janet stirs the pot again while Jackie and her husband Ben are expecting twins after years of trying to get pregnant.
Also, Gamble is giving her music career a hot run.
In a recent Instagram post, Janet targeted Anjali and Kyla for nicknamed her Granny Janny. “For the past 6 months I have been consistently shameful of old age.
“The two girls made a name for me, Grandma Jany. I am very resilient, but may I remind everyone that I am a person with feelings and it hurts. I was happy with how I looked before, but is starting now it on “to undermine my confidence, which makes me rethink everything I wear.
“I’m my age, I’m not sure what is expected of me. What do you think? Is there an age when one should withdraw from public life?”
As for Jackie, this season she shares her struggles with fertility and her path to motherhood. At the season premiere, viewers saw Jackie deal with a devastating miscarriage.
“It was a challenge to share my first miscarriage before I got pregnant again … but I wanted to do it in hopes of inspiring others to be open,” she shared on social media.
Gamble seems to greet the new ladies more warmly than her best friend Janet.
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Season five is a big one for Janet Roach, Jackie Gillies and Gamble Breaux, outnumbered by the show’s newbies. Source: Instagram