Mariella Mosthof

Mariella is an identity & culture writer whose work has been published at Bustle, Romper, VICE, Glamour.com, INTO, them., Daily Dot, and more. She was a James Beard Award-nominated food writer in a past life and a classically trained actor in a life before that. She currently lives in New York while drafting a radical queer co-parenting commune in the Bay Area.
Recent Articles

'The Bachelorette' Cut Jean Blanc After One Very Awkward Confrontation

The Bachelorette took its first field trip this week, sending Becca and her remaining 15 guys to Park City, Utah for some winter sports. Unfortunately, one of the guys got cut prematurely in a scene that rivaled Becca's engagement breakup with Arie L…
By Mariella Mosthof

The MTV Movie & TV Awards Underwent A Lot Of Changes — Here's What You Need To Know

If you haven't enjoyed a moment of feeling old lately, allow me to help you out: the MTV Movie Awards is celebrating its 27th annual broadcast this year and, by the way, it's not even called the MTV Movie Awards anymore. As of 2017, the show added TV…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Karamo From 'Queer Eye's Fiance

Queer Eye returns to Netflix for Season 2 on June 15, a whiplash-inducing four months after Season 1 first premiered back in February. And somehow, in addition to producing a season of reality TV in just four months, the show's culture expert and Rea…
By Mariella Mosthof

The Question Of Jill Zarin's Return To 'RHONY' Hangs In The Air

For a long time, Jill Zarin was as synonymous with Real Housewives of New York as Andy Cohen. She was the self-appointed matriarch of the RHONY clan and the Upper East Side fabric empress ruled there happily for the show's first four seasons. Then, a…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's How Long Jill & Bobby Zarin Spent Married Before His Tragic Death

This season, on Real Housewives of New York, cameras followed cast members to the funeral of a former housewife's spouse in what's sure to be one of the most devastating episodes of the whole series. On January 13, 2018, while the show was in the mid…
By Mariella Mosthof

Yes, Trump & Kim Jong-Un Crashed 'The Bachelorette'

While the NBA Finals posed a brief threat to Monday night's broadcast of The Bachelorette, the Golden State Warriors managed to wrap up the championship series in just four games, and so The Bachelorette aired as usual. Unfortunately, the historic su…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's What Lincoln's Pre-'Bachelorette' Instagram Tells Us

An early fan favorite on Becca's season of The Bachelorette quickly became a source of controversy and one half of the season's first official feud. We first met Lincoln Adim during Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s "After the Final Rose" special, when Becca was a…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's What Happened After Luann De Lesseps Got Arrested

Last December, it was widely reported that Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps had been arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on Christmas Eve for disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer, resisting arrest with violence, and threatening…
By Mariella Mosthof

This Is When Luann Was Actually Arrested On 'RHONY'

Between Seasons 9 and 10 of Real Housewives of New York, one of the show's original cast members, Luann de Lesseps, was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on charges of intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. This week, we'll finally see…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's The Origin Of That Dreamy Accent Lincoln Has On 'The Bachelorette'

Lincoln has been winning hearts and minds since last season's "After the Final Rose" special, when he got to meet Becca as a special sneak preview of her season's upcoming contestants. And given his extremely dashing accent, fans may be wondering: wh…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Where You Can See 'Bachelorette' Contestant Leo's Stuntwork

Becca Kufrin has the great pleasure of hosting more than one man bun-owner on her season of The Bachelorette, but Leo helpfully let his mane of wavy brown hair down as he stepped out of the limo to help us differentiate between them all (along with a…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's How Becca's Age Compares To Her 'Bachelorette' Contestants

Amidst the many, tedious strides The Bachelor has made in an attempt to join the rest of us in the 21st century, one area in which the franchise continues to lag is casting age-appropriate pairings. However, Becca's age compared to her Bachelorette c…
By Mariella Mosthof

Christon From 'The Bachelorette' Has An Unconventional Basketball Career

Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette started like any other: with a fancy cocktail party in which she frantically tried to get a sense of 28 men vying for her affection. Thankfully, the newly instated two-drink-per-hour maximum ensured that she …
By Mariella Mosthof

How Many Kids Does Mary Kay Letourneau Have?

Between nostalgia TV reboots and various true crime formats reexamining the evidence of cases that gripped the media in the 1990s, the contemporary TV landscape looks a lot like it did when millennials were kids. The details of one such case, the rap…
By Mariella Mosthof

Arie Seems To Think Becca's 'Bachelorette' Season Is All Thanks To Him

With Becca Kufrin's turn as the Bachelorette finally upon us, fans who watched her journey unfold on The Bachelor last year may be wondering: what does Arie think of Becca's Bachelorette season? (And to those fans, some other fans might say: who care…
By Mariella Mosthof

Everything You Need To Know About Joe The Grocer From 'The Bachelorette'

Twitter loves a folksy hero and this season of The Bachelorette boasts a thickly-accented grocer from Chicago to fill that void in Becca Kufrin's crop of dudes. So who is Joe on The Bachelorette? Aside from being full of produce puns, he's formerly o…
By Mariella Mosthof

Don't Worry, Kamil From 'The Bachelorette' Doesn't Know What A Social Media Participant Is Either

Becca Kufrin's pool of The Bachelorette contestants has finally been announced, and with them we get a glimpse at some of this season's goofy occupations. Who could forget some of the iconic lower-thirds we've seen on Bachelor franchise contestants o…
By Mariella Mosthof

Meet Kamil, One Of Becca's Many 'The Bachelorette' Prospects

One contestant on Becca Kufrin's upcoming season of The Bachelorette has already gone viral for what will presumably be this year's best gag chyron. His occupation is listed as "Social Media Participant" which will likely become his lower third for t…
By Mariella Mosthof

Here's Where Becca & Arie Stand After Their Breakup

It's not totally unheard of for ex couples from The Bachelor franchise to remain cordial, and even friendly in subsequent seasons of the show. For example, Andi Dorfman showed up in the final moments of Nick Viall's season to give her ex some last-mi…
By Mariella Mosthof

Has Becca Already Dated This One 'Bachelorette' Contestant?

The Bachelorette returns this on Monday, May 28, starring Becca Kufrin, who walked away from last season engaged, only to get dumped for her runner-up a few weeks later. It was a heartbreaking finale made all the more cringeworthy by Arie Luyendyk Jr…
By Mariella Mosthof