Rosie Pierri, Real Housewives of New Jersey
Played By: Rosie Pierri
Openly gay Housewives supporting player Rosie Pierri has become a true fan favorite. Because reality TV is generally rife with negativity, that there have been truly positive things to come from Pierri's time on the show is noteworthy.
The way she described her journey in the episode where she came out to her niece and nephew is particularly affecting. Pierri reports that her frank discussion of her sexuality on has inspired fans: Some have reached out with stories of how she helped them share their sexuality with their own families. This might not be enough to prompt us to tune in, but it does provide a glimmer of hope amid the dreary landscape of reality TV.