We’re in the final moments of 2014 and so much has happened in the world of Bravo and the Real Housewives. Here is a list I’ve created a list of what I think is the most newsworthy moments of Bravo during the past year.

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10. New Cast Members join Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Season 6 of RHONJ saw a cast shake up with Caroline Manzo getting a spin-off, Dina Manzo returning, Kathy Walkile and Jacqueline Laurita out (temporarily) and three new women in: Amber Marchese, Nicole Napolitano, and Teresa Aprea. The new ladies added some South Jersey fun and lots of new drama to the show. I can’t wait until next season to see these cast members again!

9. Aviva’s Leg Throw

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On the season finale of the Real Housewives of New York, Aviva became so outraged that she removed her prosthetic leg and threw it across the room while shouting that the only thing artificial about her is her leg. But viewers thought the scene was pretty artificial, so don’t look for Aviva to be back next season of RHONY.

8. Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita return to RHONJ

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Remember how Jacqueline and Kathy left the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Well, just as quickly as they left, they were brought back and brought higher ratings with them. They will again be featured in the soon-to-be-filmed season.

7. Bethenny Returns to RHONY

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Almost as soon as she left the Real Housewives of New York, fans wanted Bethenny Frankel back. Following the cancellation of her talk show, speculation ran high that Bethenny would be returning; it has since been confirmed. There’s already much said about Bethenny filming and viewers can’t wait for the show to return in a few months, despite rumors that Bethenny hasn’t brought the drama.

6. Ramona and Mario get divorced

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In sad, shocking relationship news, Ramona and Mario Singer began a messy divorce which featured wild accusations of cheating and involved the police. Now Ramona is single and spends much time alone, but she is returning, at least part-time- to the Real Housewives of New York.

5. Apollo Clears Up Cheating Rumors

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Did they or didn’t they? They didn’t, according to Apollo. After seasons of discussion and accusations, Apollo finally came clean and admitted that he and Kenya Moore did not ever hook up. Twirl.

4. Tamra to Become Tam-Ma

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Baby Ava is on the way and Tamra Judge is going to be a grandmother! Despite a scare early on, Tamra’s first grandchild is doing fine and there was a baby shower held recently to celebrate her upcoming birth. Congrats to Tamra, Eddie, Ryan, and Sarah! I can’t wait to see the beautiful things 2015 will bring you.

3. Apollo Nida Goes to Jail

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Husband of Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, headed to jail this year after being sentenced for fraud. Much of the drama was captured on Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s current season. Phaedra has since stated they will be getting divorced.

2. Porsha and Kenya Brawl on RHOA

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After being talked at through a megaphone and teased for hours, Porsha snapped on the reunion of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. There was hair-pulling and the two ended up on the floor. In the end, Phorsha was arrested, but the two reconciled this week on the newest episode of RHOA.

And number one… of course…

1. Teresa and Joe Giudice Sentenced to Jail

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I had the chance to sit in the courtroom for the long day that was the sentencing of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. Since that date in October, rumors have been flying about raids at the house, how much the girls know, and whether a divorce is looming. What is known for certain is that Teresa is sadly heading to jail next week.

2014 was an interesting year for the Real Housewives. If you read the list over carefully and think about what shows are missing, I think that’s pretty telling. This year saw RHOA grow bigger than ever and the other shows falter some. Some stars returned while others head to jail. For every hair pulling and leg throwing, there was a hilarious or touching moment. 2015 will certainly be interesting.

So what do you think of this top 10 list? Did I forget something? Share your thoughts!

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