Reality TV Stars With Unique Side Hustles: Part I

From flipping houses to filling them with pillows

October 7, 2019 8:32pm

Very few reality stars are just reality stars. Whether they use their fame to promote an already existing business or launch a business after they’ve been on a show, plenty of reality stars have their own brand(s).

While most stars tend to have side hustles like beauty collections and skincare or clothing lines, others have businesses that are far from what you may expect.

Check out these reality stars who have some of the most unexpected business ventures!

House Flipping

Maybe there’s something to the whole working with your ex thing. Both RHOP housewife Robyn Dixon and RHONJ housewife Dolores Catania were featured on their respective shows working with their ex-husbands to renovate and sell a house. Robyn particularly seemed to struggle as a first time flipper, and there were certainly some arguments between Dolores and her ex-husband, Frank. But hey, who doesn’t love ultimately making money from fighting about floor tiles?

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Pillow Sewing

Southern Charm’s Craig Conover seemed to be searching for some kind of direction in his life for, well, as long as we’ve known him. He graduated law school, but sew what? After Craig’s breakup last season, he got really into sewing pillows. It was slow going, but now he has a business up and running thanks to his assistant/partner/manager/whoever that sweet girl is that he hired to do literally everything. I’m a firm believer that Craig would make a great cuddle buddy, and the fact that he comes with his own pillows is even better.

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Comedy Show

It’s one thing to be funny on a reality show, but it’s another to turn that into your own comedy routine.  RHOA star Nene Leakes has been entertaining audiences with her standup routine for the past couple of years. She went on tour back in 2016 with her “So Nasty, So Rude” tour. However, due to an outburst during one of her performances last year, she seems to be keeping her comedy on the DL for now.

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Sex Toy Line

Another Atlanta housewife, Kandi Burruss runs multiple businesses while continuing to work in the music industry. And with any luck, she will soon take over the world. Product lines have become fairly common among reality stars, but Kandi’s sex toy line (or “luxurious intimate boutique products” as thw website advertises), Bedroom Kandi, is certainly a deviation from the norm in the best way.

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Any reality tv stars with unique side hustles you’d like to see on the next list? Drop suggestions for part II below!


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