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Reality Television Showcases Modern Families (And Drama!)

There’s a lot of modern parenting taking place on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—both last night on a pre-taped episode and currently in real time. For those of you who don’t find Bravo’s documentary-style series on real housewives across America a guilty pleasure like me (so true!), I’ll fill you in. Last night’s episode showcased Kyle Richards’ daughter, Farrah’s college graduation. Farrah is via a previous marriage and Kyle is currently married to Mauricio Umansky, who she calls the love of her life. They have 3 daughters together. So, did Farrah’s biological dad show up to her big day?

You bet! Guraish Aldjufrie was in attendance to watch his daughter accept her degree. It was so cute when Kyle ran over and hugged him, saying, “Hi, it’s a big day for us!”  What a beautiful example of co-parenting. Even sweeter, Kyle’s husband, Mauricio said his love for Farrah is no different than what he feels for his biological kids. The modern family sat at the Commencement ceremony and dined together at a celebratory luncheon. Putting the child first, is what I love to see.

In other Real Housewives of Beverly Hills news, Camille Grammer came to terms with Kelsey’s cheating and impending divorce on last night’s episode. They’ve been married for 13 years and have two young children together. In real time, Camille recently met Katye Walsh, Kelsey’s fiancé—um, they kind of look alike—creepy! Camille was on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last night and told Andy Cohen: "[Kayte] was nice, and we both said hello. She has a very strong handshake. It was uncomfortable. Kelsey looked shocked. The look on his face! It's the first time I've seen him and her together. And with my children, that was uncomfortable." (Read about how supermodel Gisele loves Bridget's son here.)

The meeting happened when Camille dropped off her two kids at Kelsey's place for the long weekend. When she arrived, she was greeted not only by Kelsey, but by Kayte as well. It must have been intense for the housewife, but I also think she had every right to meet the woman who would be spending time with her children. Thankfully it was cordial and everyone went on with their business. But, Camille is acting a little silly these days. She went as far as to spill the beans on her non-existent sex life with Kelsey (eeeps!) and his weird ways in the bedroom (double eeeps!) in various media interviews--one with Howard Stern. What do you think? Tacky? Vengeful? Hilarious!? The New Family: 1 in 3 Kids Lives With A Single Parent.

Did you watch the show last night? What do you make of Kelsey’s split from Camille? Are you friendly with your ex’s new partner? Do your kids get along with their step-parent? Are you a step-parent? Please share! Have a great weekend. XO

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