These Real Housewives Daughters Grew Up To Be Gorgeous
The affluent moms of Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise may be the stars of their respective series, but viewers can’t help but get attached to their daughters, especially since they’ve watched them grow up right before their eyes. Many of these kids made their reality TV debuts as pint-sized tweens and eventually blossomed into stunning ladies who turn heads wherever they go!
Let’s take Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin (above), for example, the daughters of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Lisa Rinna. They were just teens when their mom joined the Season 5 cast back in 2014. And now, fans of the show just can’t get over not only how beautiful they’ve become, or the success they’ve achieved as young entrepreneurs — but more on that in a moment.
Unsurprisingly, the Hamlin sisters aren’t the only Real Housewives kids who went from cute kids to beautiful young women right before our eyes. Here’s our list of The Real Housewives daughters who grew up to be gorgeous.
Gia Giudice is a mini version of her mom
It was during the June 2009 season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey when we were introduced to the show’s breakout star, Teresa Giudice, her husband, "Juicy" Joe, and their three daughters, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia (their youngest daughter, Audriana, wouldn’t be born until a few seasons later).
The Giudices were more than busy raising their sassy daughters – who were frequently clad in animal print from head to toe and frilly hair bows. And while each daughter is beautiful in their own right, it’s Gia who has possibly undergone the biggest changes thus far.
The drastic changes in her appearance mean we can’t help but shed a tear as we realize the reality princess, who was just 8-years-old when she made her first on-screen appearance, has transformed into a beautiful girl who’s even old enough to drive one of Teresa’s cars! That’s not all. Gia has since left the family compound behind to attend Rutgers University.
Where’d the time go?!
Ariana Biermann is ‘driven’ and drop-dead gorgeous
Can you believe Ariana Biermann (above center) was barely 7-years-old when she, her mom, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and her sister, Brielle Biermann, made their debut on The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Yeah, neither can we!
Because she was so young, Ariana had to take a backseat in earlier seasons of the show, but when her mom was given her own spin-off series, Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding, which was later renamed Don’t Be Tardy in 2013, we were able to get a candid peek at the real Ariana.
While Ariana’s looks favor her mom and big sis Brielle, we’re amazed by how much she has changed while flying under the radar, mainly because she appeared to grow up and mature over night!
As of this writing, she’s approaching another milestone: becoming a college undergrad! According to her mom, Ariana’s still debating whether to attend college close to home or if she’ll attend her "dream college," Arizona State University, which she was already accepted to, Bravo reports.
She’s growing up so fast! Please slow down, Ariana!
Noelle Robinson ‘loves modeling’ just like her supermodel mom
In 2010, Cynthia Bailey joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the start of Season 3. At that time, her daughter, Noelle Robinson, was just a tween.
While the cameras focused in on Bailey’s relationship drama with her then-husband, Peter Thomas, Robinson was growing up and shifting into the mirror image of her supermodel mother. She grew up so fast, before we knew it, RHOA cameras were capturing Robinson leaving home to attend Howard University.
After finishing up her first year, her educational goals were in limbo. "I’m trying to figure out if I want to stick to my major in Bio or if I want to switch to acting. I’m considering going maybe even to L.A. so I have a lot of things in the works right now," she told The Daily Dish in July 2019.
As of this writing, all signs point to Robinson pursuing her lifelong goal of becoming an actress. Bailey’s beau, Mike Hill, spilled the beans during an episode of AfterBuzz TV that Robinson actually lives with him in Los Angeles. Oh, and did we mention she launched a YouTube channel? Yup, she’s keeping herself busy!
We’re so happy she’s following her life’s calling. With her family’s unwavering support, we’re sure she’ll be successful no matter what!
Avery Singer is ‘a beautiful person inside and out’
With her mom, Ramona Singer, being an OG cast member of The Real Housewives of New York, Avery Singer has made appearances from time to time ever since the show debuted in 2008 when she was barely entering her teenage years.
Even at a young age, Avery was known for being the level-headed half of this mother-daughter dynamic. So, viewers weren’t the least bit surprised when, in 2017, Avery graduated from the University of Virginia. And, of course, her proud mama documented the occasion on her Instagram account.
Ramona couldn’t help but git a wee bit nostalgic when she looked back on her daughter’s past appearances on RHONY during an interview with Bravo’s Daily Dish. "You know, it’s very interesting to see how Avery has evolved from the show. When she first started filming 10 years ago, she was 12 years old," Ramona said. "This little skinny mini. Now she’s taller than me. She has a very beautiful figure. She’s a beautiful person inside and out and she’s remarkable." Aww!
Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin went from rocking the runway to developing their own fashion line
Bravo executives made a smart move by asking former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna to join the Season 5 cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Viewers were able to see a different side of the Hollywood actress as she allowed cameras into her home to film scenes alongside her husband, actor Harry Hamlin, and their daughters, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Amelia Gray Hamlin.
As they’ve grown up, both of Rinna’s daughters have tried their hand in the modeling industry. And instead of strutting their stuff down the runway for famous brands, they’ve launched a an athleisure-inspired line of their own, called DNA! The launch was announced by famed fashion editorial, WWD in Oct. 2019. Of the brand, Delilah told the publication (via Bravo): "It’s Los Angeles, New York … like, you could wear some of these things if you’re a model to castings … you can work out in them."
We’re so proud of the gorgeous Hamlin sisters and their trendy business venture!
Riley Burruss lost weight and made an amazing transformation
When singer and songwriter Kandi Burruss joined Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we were also introduced to her daughter, Riley Burruss. Riley was only six when her mom first got cast on the show, and, throughout the years, we’ve seen her adapt to living in a blended family and the sadness she faced while trying to forge a relationship with her absentee father, Russell "Block" Spencer.
When the cameras stopped filming at the end of Season 11, Riley went through a major physical transformation. Not only did she celebrate her Sweet 16 in August 2018 (complete with a killer Porsche from her generous mom, might we add), she also debuted a jaw-dropping, 52-pound weight loss, People magazine reported.
With her toned and slimmed-down physique on display, Riley created her own YouTube channel to document her health journey and to encourage other kids her age to get in shape, too.
We love that she’s spreading knowledge and looking amazing while she’s at it!
Allyson Shapiro is a well-educated beauty
When you think of The Real Housewives of New York, it’s hard not to think of Jill Zarin – the pot-stirrer who famously butted heads with her co-star and frenemy, Bethenny Frankel. She was accompanied on the show by her late husband, Bobby Zarin, and her daughter from her first marriage, Allyson "Ally" Shapiro, before getting abruptly fired from the show before the start of Season 4.
Shapiro told Glamour she was a freshman in high school when the series began chronicling their lives. Even though she’s no longer featured on the program, we’ve been keeping an eye on her Instagram feed, and her beauty shines through in each and every photo!
Not only is she easy on the eyes, but the reality TV alum is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University. However, after graduating, she didn’t feel fulfilled, so she enrolled at Sotheby’s Institute of Art to pursue her master’s degree in contemporary art. "Ally has an incredible eye for art. That’s all I can say. So when she becomes an art dealer, check her out. She’s graduating top of her class," Zarin told The Daily Dish in July 2018. Ally completed her master’s degree in May 2019.
Christine Staub is a double major cutie
We knew we’d miss Danielle Staub’s craziness after she was booted from The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast at the end of Season 2. But we also shed a tear at the thought of no longer witnessing her daughters, Jillian and Christine Staub, grow up on our TV screens.
While Danielle did an amazing job raising two beautiful and headstrong women, it was her eldest, Christine, who was one of the first Real Housewives daughters to pursue a career in modeling when she signed with IMG Models in 2009 at the age of 15, People magazine reported. She stopped us dead in our tracks way back then, and she’s even more good-looking as an adult!
She’s now known as the original Bravo starlet-turned-catwalk maven, but we adore Christine for more than just her beauty. She graduated from New Jersey’s Seton Hall University with a 4.0 GPA and a double major in psychology and sociology, and after earning her degree, she decided to pursue her education even further. "Christine’s going to Columbia for [grad school] … She’s very, very bright," Danielle told The Daily Dish.
Danielle’s social media accounts are chock-full of images of how much of an elegant and striking woman Christine has become, proving that brains and beauty are always a winning combo!
Lexi Ioannou’s looks did a complete 180
We first met Lexi Ioannou in 2009 on Season 1 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey when she lived with her mom, Dina, and Dina’s then-husband, Tommy Manzo. Ioannou was one of many Real Housewives daughters who went through puberty and an awkward stage on camera – complete with oversized glasses and frizzy hair. But that has all changed!
After Dina left the show at the end of Season 6 and headed out west to California, we’ve still been able to keep up with Ioannou through the gorgeous photos she posts on her Instagram account. She swiftly ditched the glasses and morphed into a gorgeous carbon copy of her mother!
Dina celebrated her daughter’s 21st birthday on social media, while also sharing that she, too, was pretty amazed by Ioannou’s drastic transformation. "That little geeky girl with the candy obsession is all grown up and 21 yrs old today. I could go on and on about how proud I am blah blah blah but she already knows all that!" Dina wrote, in part, on her Instagram caption, before adding, "Ps No she hasn’t had an ounce of plastic surgery, she gets it from her mama."
Like mother, like daughter!
Victoria de Lesseps is a talented (and stunning) artist
Victoria de Lesseps blossomed into a gorgeous and ambitious woman since she made her first featured appearance alongside her mom, Luann de Lesseps, on The Real Housewives of New York. It’s clear that if Victoria pursued a career in the modeling industry, we definitely wouldn’t have been surprised, however, her heart belongs to the world of art. But more on that in a moment.
The scion of the reality star made headlines of her own over the years, starting with a 2017 DUI arrest. The following year, Victoria, her brother Noel, and their father all sued Luann over an agreement that dealt with the sale of the family’s Hamptons house. It’s complicated, but according to People, the sale of that house should have resulted in the creation of a trust for Victoria and Noel. That allegedly didn’t happen, and Luann bought a different Hamptons home instead, which the trio sued over, "to block her from selling." Got all that? Good, because Luann never sold that second home, and confirmed in April 2019 that the lawsuit was dropped. Phew!
So, back to Victoria’s artisic talents, which were showcased on RHONY back in 2012. "She’s been drawing since she was a kid and she really has her own style," Luann told Bravo. "She’s really into it and it’s so nice to see that passion she has for her work." These days the brunette stunner sells her pieces on her website, and her work is amazingly gorgeous … just like her!