The Real Housewives viewers can tell who are the stars of the seasons by who is seated next to Andy during reunions. The women who generated the most buzz sit closest to Andy, while the ones who didn’t have great storylines sit farthest from him. The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge predicted that season 16 newcomer Noella Bergener would not be returning for season 17, as she was seated at the very end. Tamra was right when it was revealed Noella had been fired from the franchise last month.
Fans can also tell who Andy's favorites are by the questions he asks the women during the reunions. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne got hit with some hard questions regarding her legal drama tied to her estranged husband, Tom Girardi. The Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer has also been put in the hot seat many times due to her clueless and often offensive behavior. However, there are a select few who remain Andy’s favorite housewives.
Kyle has been a star of RHOBH since season 1, and it looks like she’s here to stay. The former actress is either at the forefront of every drama or attempts to mediate it. Many fans have accused Kyle of stirring the pot and then stepping aside to keep her hands clean. However, she appears to be one of Andy's favorites, and many viewers believe Kyle can do no wrong in his eyes, even when she outed her sister Kim Richards as an alcoholic in RHOBH season 1. Many viewers have accused Kyle of getting good edits over the years, but some predict that will change after one of her closest producers left RHOBH.
Kandi Burruss has been a fan favorite since she joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta in season 2. As the former member of Xscape and the songwriter who penned "No Scrubs" by TLC, Kandi was already a superstar when she joined the show. Despite her status, viewers loved how Kandi was down to earth and never started drama with the other housewives. However, Kandi, who always gets the support from fans, was never one to back down from confrontation, and fans loved when she mouthed off to her longtime frenemy, Nene Leakes. Andy has named Kandi as one of the housewives he’s closest with and despite some fans thinking she’s boring, she has remained the longest-running housewife on her franchise.
Teresa Giudice has carried The Real Housewives of New Jersey since season 1, and Andy knows it. Much of the drama in RHONJ has centered around Teresa, including her ongoing feud with her brother Joe Gorga and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. During the RHONJ season 2 reunion, Teresa lost her cool with Danielle Staub, and Andy attempted to restrain her. However, he proved to be no match for her wrath, and she shoved him back into his chair. That was enough to get her fired; however, she continued making dramatic moments for years. While Teresa was incarcerated in 2003, RHONJ stopped filming and resumed when she was released, proving that she is one of Andy’s most valuable Real Housewives.