The newest housewife to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sanela Diana Jenkins, didn’t attend the season 12 reunion in person due to COVID; however, that didn’t stop Sanela from adding drama to the reunion. Since joining the cast, Jenkins has drummed up questions about her past and why Bravo would want her on the show, given the nature of some scandals associated with the socialite.
Despite their curiosity, viewers didn’t enjoy Jenkins as the show’s self-proclaimed villain. They found her overly negative and problematic despite her philanthropic efforts, which may affect her future on the show.
Sanela Diana Jenkins showed her fiancé Asher Monroe on the show, which allowed him to showcase his musical career and upcoming projects on the show. Fans have noted that Monroe is 33 years old, making him 16 years younger than Sanela.
According to his IMDb, fans of the classic Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101, may recognize Monroe as he had a part on the series before turning to music. The pair were first linked in 2013 on Asher’s Instagram (@ashermonroe) but didn’t confirm a romantic relationship until more than a year later.
She’s Not Afraid To Sue
As Jenkins mentions in her Instagram post, there have been several scandals attached to Sanela’s name, including some that were storylines early on in season 12 of RHOBH and stirred up questions about the new housewife among the tenured members of the cast.
But Jenkins is not letting the allegations continue as she is now taking legal action to save her reputation and potentially her future on the series if the stories continue.
Sanela has three children, Innis, Eneya, and Eliyanah, who she often posts about on her social media. Jenkins has posted about being proud of her children’s endeavors, with Eneya being an accomplished equestrian and model and her oldest child Innis listing himself as an entrepreneur on his Instagram, which has been inactive.
Eliyanah is posted about the most, given that she is still a toddler and most involved with her mother daily. Besides her charity and business ventures, Jenkins’s main priority is her children, no matter how grown up they are or where life takes them.
If it wasn’t clear from her numerous post on Instagram, Jenkins is the founder and creator of Neuro, a drink that claims to be based on science to improve people’s lives.
Jenkins often has the drinks subtly placed in her posts, especially when she is relaxing in a picturesque location, with the labels turned in a way that makes them the focus. Comments on her posts have been quick to warn her fans that the drinks may not be as good as she claims, and with the drama from the show, Neuro could feel the backlash.
Her Past Life
As she made clear from the moment she came on screen, Diana Jenkins didn’t have an easy life before coming to Beverly Hills. While telling her story, Jenkins gave some of the most dramatic quotes of season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Jenkins immigrated to London from Bosnia before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a reality star. Fans have noted that while Diana has had a troubling past, it doesn’t excuse her negative behavior toward the rest of the cast and being more mean-spirited than even the most villainous housewives in the past.
Diana’s ability to develop one of Real Housewives’ most iconic taglines may be attributed to her extensive education. According to her foundation’s website, Jenkins was top of her class when studying at the University of Sarajevo before fleeing to London.
She continued her education by studying economics, which has helped her become a prominent CEO, start several businesses, and philanthropist. Like many other housewives, Jenkins’s scholarly pursuits are often overshadowed by the show’s drama and forgotten until they are brought up in a fight.
Diana is in a happy relationship with Asher Moore, but before the newest housewife found love with the musician, she was married to infamous banker Rodger Jenkins.
It has been reported by Ladbible and serval other news sources that Jenkins’ ex funded her lavish lifestyle when they divorced in 2011; however, with her companies gaining notoriety and becoming household names, Jenkins is now supporting herself. The show will make Jenkins a small fortune even though Bravo has not disclosed how much the socialite is being paid per episode.
Her Charity Work
As part of one of the highest ranking Real Houswives series Diana had to bring something to the table that fans would remember her for beyond her scandals and successful companies, and for her, it is her numerous charities that work to make the world a better place in different facets.
According to her website, her primary focus is human rights projects close to her heart because of her experiences. Still, she also focuses on helping other charities raise funds for their causes. Fans of the show have been quick to call out Jenkins for using her charities to take the spotlight off the negative press she has received since being on the show.
She’s A Housewives First
Diana Jenkins is the first Bosnian housewife to be cast on the show, which could open the door for more internationally born women to make their way onto the show. Jenkins being involved in the show could mean the series is looking to diversify its casting choices for new cities and housewives that might make their way onto the show.
With Real Housewives of Dubai getting mixed reviews, Bravo may be better off keeping the shows stateside but their housewives international.
She Has Famous Friends
Like many of the Real Housewives before her, Diana Jenkins has some recognizable friends with whom she has become close through her charity work and her various companies.
According to her social media and website, Diana started making friends with the rich and famous through her work in the fashion and swimwear industries, which has become beneficial for her recent ventures as her friends are often pictured with her products. Her famous friend Lisa Rinna is one of the longest-tenured and most popular housewives.