Many of the Real Housewives kids have grown up to be gorgeous. Just like fine wine, old episodes from the Real Housewives franchise truly get better with age. The wives, their husbands, and their children are always entertaining, but there’s something especially nostalgic about looking back at the original and early cast members of each season. Obviously, the Real Housewives themselves have undergone stunning transformations, but so have various members of their families, as well as their family dynamics.
As many Real Housewives fans know, the kids on the series aren’t necessarily the stars of the show, but that doesn’t keep them from stealing the limelight from their parents. From adorable one-liners to pressing health concerns, Real Housewives wouldn’t be the same without those kids. And since they first appeared on the show, a lot of them have really grown up. In fact, there are more than a few Real Housewives kids that grew up to be gorgeous, both on the inside and out.
Real Housewives star Max Dubrow has undergone a stunning transformation
The Real Housewives of Orange County is known as the OG of the franchise, and it’s certainly been around for a while. The show premiered in 2006, and featured several housewives whose lives were so luxurious and impressive that viewers couldn’t turn away. But when Heather Dubrow joined the cast in Season 7, things got even more entertaining. The mother of four had plenty of cash, and one of her kids, Max Dubrow, was a seriously adorable scene-stealer.
Max, short for Maximillia, has a twin brother, Nick, and two younger siblings, Katrina and Collette. But of all the Dubow children, Max is the one who has grown the most since she first appeared on Real Housewives. Not only has she become a gorgeous young woman, but she also made a major life announcement in 2020: she came out as bisexual on Instagram. "I always knew I was bi, I just thought it was bipolar," she wrote in the caption of a photo of herself draped in a rainbow flag. It was a huge moment for Max, and truly showed that she’s truly come into her own.
Jolie Dodd from Real Housewives is no longer a little kid
Leave it to the kids to be the reasonable ones on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Jolie Dodd, who first appeared on the series in 2016 alongside her mother, Kelly Dodd, has long been the wise one in her family. In fact, it’s not uncommon for Jolie to give her mom sagely sagely advice on the series, despite being years younger than her.
Since Jolie first appeared on television screens across America, she’s undergone quite a few changes of her own. Not only has she become a gorgeous teenager (oddly reminiscent of Ariana Grande), but she’s also graduated from middle school, and is officially moving on up in the world!
Jolie has truly matured since her first appearance on Real Housewives. As the show made clear, her home life wasn’t always easy with her parents’ propensity for fighting, but Jolie has come through it all that much stronger, and ready for whatever happens next.
Real Housewives’ Sophie Beador has come so far
In 2014, Shannon Storms Beador — who’s undergone a stunning transformation — took The Real Housewives of Orange County by storm, even though she was a total newcomer to the series. From the get-go, Shannon made it clear that she prioritized her health and her children, and it was her oldest daughter, Sophie Beador, who made an especially strong impression on viewers. Though she was only 12 years old at the time, it was clear that she was going places in life; as time has gone by, that indeed proved to be the case.
In 2020, fans got to see Sophie head off to college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. "So proud of my little girl," Shannon shared on Instagram, along with some green and gold hearts in honor of her daughter’s school colors. "I can’t wait to watch you make your dreams come true."
It was as Sophie headed off to manifest her college ambitions that fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County realized just how much she has grown — and how gorgeous she’s become.
Brielle Biermann from Real Housewives has changed so much
Part of what makes the Real Housewives franchise so entertaining and refreshing is that so many of the women on the series are honest about their cosmetic surgery. So honest, in fact, that their own children are also forthright about it as well. Such is the case with Brielle Biermann, daughter of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak Biermann. Both mother and daughter have had plastic surgery, as noted by People.
When The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered in 2008, Brielle Biermann was introduced to viewers as one of her mother’s best friends. At the time, she was only 10, and she was seriously adorable. Since then, Brielle has grown up to be gorgeous, thanks in part to the plastic surgery she’s had, specifically lip injections — which Kim Zolciak defended.
In addition to her physical changes, Brielle has also grown up in other ways. As of 2020, she’s quite the social media influencer. So in short, she’s killing it.
Real Housewives star Riley Burruss went on a weight-loss journey
Stars of the Real Housewives franchise may have money and power, but that doesn’t mean they — or their children — are immune to the cruelty of the internet. And for The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s star Riley Burruss, daughter of Kandi Burruss — who’s undergone a stunning transformation — that struggle was all too real.
In fact, Riley’s mom revealed that even though Riley is gorgeous and strong, comments people made about her body started to get to her. "Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye and in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight," Kandi wrote on Instagram in 2018, alongside a photo showing Riley’s stunning weight-loss transformation. "Riley decided to get serious about being fit. Specifically, she lost over 50 pounds, thanks to working with a trainer and adjusting what she eats.
That’s pretty amazing in and of itself, but Riley has also grown up in another way; she graduated high school in 2020, and headed off to New York University, according to a post on her Instagram. She’s really going places!
Victoria De Lesseps from Real Housewives is an aspiring artist
In 2008, The Real Housewives of New York City premiered, and Luann de Lesseps — who’s worth a lot — instantly captivated viewers with her lavish lifestyle — and the fact that she was a real-life Countess, married to a Count. It all seemed like something out of a fairytale. Additionally, Luann’s daughter, Victoria de Lesseps, seemed like the luckiest girl in the world. When the show premiered, Victoria was only 14, living every pre-teen’s dream.
Since then, Victoria has truly become a gorgeous young woman, with a career to match. Back in 2016, Luann told Bravo that Victoria had a ton of artistic potential. "She’s been drawing since she was a kid and she really has her own style," she revealed. "She’s really into it and it’s so nice to see that passion she has for her work."
Real Housewives star Avery Singer has really come into her own
Ramona Singer’s daughter has grown up to be gorgeous. Another original cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, Avery Singer became a woman in front of the camera alongside her mother. She was just 13 when the franchise premiered in the Big Apple, and she was just like any average teenager: she regularly was embarrassed by her mom, and usually just wanted to hang out with her friends.
Obviously, Avery has changed since then. Not only has she become a gorgeous young woman — who looks strikingly similar to her mother – but she’s also had some accomplishments as well. In 2017, Avery graduated from the University of Virginia, and Ramona was one proud mom; she took to Instagram to gush about it in a post featuring Avery in cap and gown.
It’s unclear what Avery has been up to since then, but in 2020, Avery looked like a full-blown Instagram influencer. She seems happy!
Real Housewives’ Ally Shapiro really transformed herself
Season 1 of The Real Housewives of New York City wasn’t just about the wives and their drama; it was also about their daughters and their issues. In particular, Jill Zarin’s daughter, Ally Shapiro, piqued viewers’ interests from the get-go.
For instance, when Ally was only 14 years old, she and her mom made the decision to send her to a health detox center — where Ally really changed. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Jill explained that the decision to do so "wasn’t about weight," though that’s certainly how it came across at the time. Regardless, Ally completed her detox, lost weight, and then moved on.
Since her first appearance on Real Housewives, Ally graduated from Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a Master’s Degree. She also launched a charitable mask business alongside her mother. She’s truly grown up to be gorgeous!
Jillian Staub from Real Housewives became an insanely talented baker
In 2009, The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered, showcasing the lifestyles of the Garden State’s richest and glitziest. Among them was Danielle Staub and her daughters, Jillian and Christine, adorable pre-teens who wanted to become rich and famous models when they grew up.
Since then, Jillian in particular has gotten totally gorgeous. She graduated from Monmouth University, according to an interview her mom gave to The Daily Dish, and plans to become a teacher. And while her personal Instagram is private, she also has a business page, which showcases her insane baking talents.
In 2019, Jillian turned 21, which her mother commemorated in a post on her Instagram page. She may prefer to lead a more private life than her mother and the other former Real Housewives kids, but there’s no telling just how far Jillian will go in life. One thing is certain, though, and that’s that even though she may no longer aspire to be a model, she definitely could be.
Real Housewives star Gia Giudice is so much older now
Even if you’ve never watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you probably know who Teresa Giudice is. The OG cast member of the franchise has made a name for herself on the show, and is famous for her temper, as well as her large, dramatic family. Teresa is also known because of her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, who was deported to Italy, as noted by People.
Gia Giudice, the oldest of the four Guidice daughters, has really grown up since The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered — and has changed in more ways than one. First, in 2019, Gia shared with her Instagram followers that she was headed off to Rutgers University, and planned to graduate in 2023. Additionally, she hasn’t been too shy about the fact that she’s dating someone special, too.
Real Housewives’ Portia Umansky has turned into a stunning young woman
There really is no Real Housewives franchise more opulent than The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The stars of this show were a lot more well-off than your average American, and no one showcased that better than Portia Umansky, the youngest daughter of Kyle Richards, who’s undergone a stunning transformation.
When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered, Portia was only 2 years old. But years later, she’s really come into her spunky personality. In a 2020 Instagram post, Kyle shared a sweet montage of photos of Portia, wishing her a happy 12th birthday. "You are an incredible human being and I am so fortunate to be your Mommy," she wrote. "You are so loved by so many because of the beautiful person that you are." Kyle added that she hopes Portia will always be "the strong, confident girl you are today."
Portia has truly become a gorgeous young woman since she first became a reality television star. Still, she appears to be just as sassy and girly as she was at 2, proving some things never change.
Real Housewives star Delilah Hamlin struggled, but emerged from rehab renewed
Though Lisa Rinna wasn’t an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she quickly became a fan-favorite when she first appeared on Season 5 in 2014. Lisa was known for stirring up drama, and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. Additionally, Lisa’s daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Hamlin, also captured fans’ attention. At the time, they were just teenagers, and Delilah Belle was only 16.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, the show helped both of Rinna’s daughters land modeling gigs. But accumulating a successful modeling portfolio isn’t the only way that Delilah Belle has changed since her reality show debut. As Page Six reported, Delilah Belle has also been pretty open about her mental health struggles, and even revealed in an Instagram story that she’d been to rehab; she spent an extensive period of time there, and it really helped her learn self-love and respect.
Clearly, Delilah has learned a lot over the years and become a gorgeous – and intelligent — woman. Here’s how Lisa Rinna’s daughter really feels about being on RHOBH.
Bella Hadid from Real Housewives is a gorgeous, world-famous model
Much like Lisa Rinna, Yolanda Hadid joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills a few seasons into the series. Fans met her in Season 3, back in 2012, and were immediately impressed with her gorgeous home and talented husband, David Foster. But before Yolanda married David, she was married to Mohammad Hadid, with whom she shares three children, who have become models in their own right.
The older Hadid daughter, Gigi Hadid, has undergone a stunning transformation since appearing on the show, but Bella Hadid has also really grown up as well. In 2012, she was just a young, gangly teenager, hanging out with her sister and talking to her mom in the kitchen after school. But in 2020, Bella was one of the most well-known models in the world. She’s also had more than one high-profile relationship, according to PopSugar.
Bella is obviously gorgeous, but she’s also battled lyme disease, like her mother, and has been quite brave in the face of adversity. Clearly, Bella has matured in more than one way since her Real Housewives days.
Real Housewives’ Grace Bryant is a seriously lovely young woman
In 2016, the Real Housewives world got a whole lot bigger, and arguably better, when The Real Housewives of Potomac premiered. Predictably, the show brought the drama, and one of its stars, Gizelle Bryant, brought her adorable daughters along for the ride. Gizelle’s oldest daughter, Grace Bryant, was only 10 years old at the show’s start.
Since The Real Housewives of Potomac is one of the later additions to the franchise, it’s not surprising that Grace hasn’t changed too much since the show’s premiere. But she has to some extent. In fact, Grace went from an adorable kid to a gorgeous teenager, something her mother doesn’t seem too pleased about. In an Instagram post from July 2020, Gizelle shared a sweet photo of 15-year-old Grace, and lamented about how quickly she was growing up. She expressed similar sentiments in a February 2020 Instagram post, showing Grace headed off to a school dance, and looking like a true grown-up.