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Recap: The Real Housewives Of Melbourne Season 1 - Episode 1!

The Real Housewives of Melbourne are finally here after months and months of anticipation! Being the first ever episode of #RHOMelboune we are introduced to Andrea Moss, Chyka Keebaugh, Gina Liano, Janet Roach, Jackie Gillies and Lydia Schiavello together they make The Real Housewives of Melbourne. Read my full recap below, enjoy!

First we are introduced to the fabulous Lydia Schiavello. Lydia is married to her husband Andrew, who is a well known and successful architect in Australia. As Lydia puts it, she loves fast cars, fast jets and a fast husband. Lydia has 3 children from a previous marriage and has 3 step children and together they are one blended happy and very Brady family. Lydia says she is the one that wears the pants in the relationship. During dinner, Lydia tells her husband that she wants a new car, and not just any car but a Porshe convertible, will he give her the car? Guess we have to wait and see. Lydia's husband spoils her, she usually gets what she wants, she has a great taste in fashion and they both own their own jet, so far I’m digging her and a lot!

Lydia meets up with her friends Andrea and Gina at the Botanical restaurant. They catch up and start to gossip and…

Next we are introduced to Gina Liano, the barrister. Looking good is very important to her, but you won't catch her wearing a track suit, because she doesn’t own one and she never will. She is glamorous, colorful, her fashion is all about the bling bling, glitter and sparkle. She describes herself as the ultimate drag queen and for that I love her even more. Gina has a stylist named Tre, he hooks her up with the latest sparkle and fashionable chic dresses that only Gina can pull off. Gina has 2 sons of ages 16 and 23. Gina doesn't work out, who knew? Gina explains that she raises her kids like any traditional Italian mothers do, which is by guilt and fear. Gina has a very well known family, both of her sisters are well known in the fashion industry, they’re both fashion designers. The three of them started in fashion together but she decided to peruse a career in law. Gina calls her herself as a professional fighter since she is in the field of law. We learn that she is in a long distance relationship, her partner moved to the USA about six months ago which makes it hard for their relationship, Gina calls it geographical impossible.

Lydia thinks Gina shouldn't limit herself to go out with some male friends since her partner is away but Gina doesn't want that.

Next we are introduced to the fabulous Mrs. Andrea Moss. Andrea lives in Toorak, shops at Toorack, and works in Toorack, as she puts it, she feels like she needs a passport every time she is away from Torrack. Andrea is married to one of the finest plastic surgeons in the world who is Dr. Chris Moss. Andrea and Chris describe their relationship as a team. They are both business partners and own a skin care clinic called Liberty Belle Skin Centre. Andrea says she tends to avoid bitchie women because practically she doesn't have time for it but if some of the ladies comes for her, she is not worried because she never losses. Andrea looks forward for the weekends because it's the time she and her husband spend time with their children. During the weekdays, Andrea is busy being a business woman running her businesses and with 3 kids under the ages of 10, she definitely has some nannies that help her. Andrea says she has about 5 nannies that are rotated (reminds me of RHOBH’s Camille Grammer). Andrea is all about delegating and organization. She gives her nannies a checklist with a to-do lists for the day. Her husband says she is very into organization and since she's an ex tennis coach he won't argue with her.

Andrea tells Gina and Lydia that she’s planning a cocktail party to promote the new technology at her skin center. They all agree to attend and…

Next we are introduced to Janet Roach. Janet is a successful property developer and according to her, she never washes her own hair. She only washes it when she goes to her hair dresser which is about 4 or 5 times a week. Janet is very open about plastic surgery and loves botox. I have to say she's delightful, sassy and energetic and I love that about her. Janet is a mother of 2, lives in a luxury hotel during the week and on weekends she lives at her house. After a 14 year marriage, she divorced him because he was unfaithful, so now she’s happily single and is ready to mingle. Janet refers to her two previous divorces as doing both the practice and the rehearsal. She hopes that the third time is a charm.

Next we are introduced to the young, sassy and fun Jackie Gillies. Jackie is a professional psychic who can see your past, present and future and can also talk to the other side. Jackie just recently moved to Melbourne so she's the new kid on the block. Jackie is married to Ben who is in the rock band Silverchair. Jackie says she communicates with the angels, and according to her, the angles guide her since they know what you think, what you say and who you are as a person which helps her with her readings. Jackie has been married for 3 years and has no children at the moment. Her husband claims that he cannot get away with anything because Jackie has the power of knowing everything and I say Go Jackie! Jackie thinks her hubby looks like Johnny Depp, and even people have confused him to Johnny Deep, I don’t really see it but hey whatever Jackie says, goes IMO. Jackie says she's a modern housewife, she hates cooking and cleaning so she's on a search for a house keeper to do all the things she hates to do, I love this chick.

Janet heads to Jackie’s house since she is scheduled for a reading. Jackie says prior to any reading she needs alone time and meditates for about 15 minutes, uses crystals to help her get rid of any type of negative energy which helps her communicate with the angels better, did someone say crystals? Someone call Carlton from RHOBH! Janet arrives and the reading is about to begin. Jackie says during her readings she talks to her spirit guides, the angels around the person she is giving a reading too and any deceased family members or loved ones from the person. 

Jackie gives Janet a notepad and pen and tells her to write everything she tells her because she talks fast. Jackie starts writing on own notepad and it’s called automatic writing, and what that mean is, she is taken over by a strong energy, she's the vessel which helps her communicate with the angels to get info. Jackie tells Janet she will get married again and she will move to Victoria. Janet's father comes through and tells her to check on her cousin and not to drive so fast. Her ex father in law then comes through and tells her to check on her stepson since he is not getting support from her ex husband. Basically Jackie surprises Janet, next the two enjoy a glass of champagne and the two instantly bond. Janet invites Jackie to Andrea's party and wants to introduce her to the Melbourne society.

Next we are introduced to Chyka Keebaugh. Chyka loves her diamonds and loves to shop and it’s really good at it as said by her husband. Chyka is a successful business owner and a party planner. She is married to her husband Bruce over 23 years and is he is her business partner. They both own three businesses which are: The Big Group which is a catering and event company, The Design Dept. and Capital Kitchen. Despite her lavish lifestyle, Chyka is a very giving and a very humble person, she is a mother of two and is an obsessed but healthy collector, from handbags to shoes you name it. Andrea calls Chyka and invites her to party, I have to say Chyka has the hottest and most handsome husband out of all the ladies, I think Chyka needs to find me one similar to hers.

It's time for the Liberty Belle party, Lydia and Gina are the first to arrive, followed by Chyka and then the last two to arrive are Janet and Jackie. Chyka and Gina meet for the first time and Chyka says Gina reminds her of a Vegas show girl. All the ladies meet Jackie for the first time, all the ladies seem to be nice at first but it’s only a matter at time before someone throws some shade or an argument to occur. Andrea and Dr. Chris Moss give a speech to promote the latest technology on Liberty Belle, however during the speech, Jackie is bored and is not feeling it, it’s not the type of party that she'll go. Andrea says in honor of the party, she and her husband donated 30K to charity, that’s very nice of them, hopefully next time she will donate some money to me, that’s all I’m saying ;)

Lydia has dinner reservations and takes the ladies to dinner. The ladies arrive to the restaurant and Jackie quickly gets put on the hot seat as the ladies want to get to know her and ask her all kinds of questions. The subject of pre-nup is brought up, Lydia and Jackie make it clear that they didn't sign a prenup but Gina says she is surprised, she says she knows people who have been dating/together for years and the family makes them sign a pre-nup however Jackie says her husband loves her and the subject of prenup was never a subject.

Lydia brings up the only contract she signed was a conjugal contract aka sex contract that her husband made her sign. She pretty much attends him whenever he wants it and all I have to say is if it works for them the more power to them. Janet then talks about the demise of her marriage and Jackie asks Gina what's her relationship status which Gina tells her that she's in a long distance relationship. Jackie asks her if it’s going to last since it’s long distance and all, Gina turns it to Jackie and tells her since she’s psychic she should know more than her. Jackie tells her that she’s going to dump his ass within the next four months.

Gina then asks Jackie who is telling her all of this, which Jackie responds her angel who is her grandmother Anita. Then Jackie says she is getting a vibe that someone is having an affair, Gina asks her who is it and if it’s her partner. Jackie responds” what do you think?” which Gina replies “yes” and Jackie ends it with “well there you go”. All the ladies are surprised by that, Gina says that most women get a sense of infidelity and she doesn’t get that sense from her partner and it ends there. Bravo to Arena TV and Foxtel, I'm loving the ladies of Melbourne, until then, Shine, Shine!

The Real Housewives of Melbourne airs Sunday nights at 8:30pm only on Foxtel’s Arena.

Photo Credit: Foxtel/Arena TV