Living with your parents for the rest of your life isn't just the theme of an ABC comedy. It's reality — or at least a Bravo reality show — for the six women willingly living under mom and pop's roof in Princesses: Long Island. And why wouldn't they when their parents' bank account is served to them on a silver platter?
"No one has been able to capture anything like what they are about to see with Long Island culture," says Casey Cohen, 28, one of the series' New York suburban stars. "It's not only about the glitz and the glam, but real life relationships and drama." But how can relationships really blossom, if the near-30-year-olds have to deal with meddling mommy and daddy dearest? Well, the only chore enforced in their childhood homes is to find a successful Jewish husband. Amanda Bertoncini, 27, did just that when she met her boyfriend on the Long Island Railroad, of all places. The other ladies, however — Erica Gimbel, 29; Joey Lauren, 30; Chanel "Coco" Omari, 28; and Ashlee White — aren't always so lucky in love, and face extreme parental pressure to find the perfect man.
While settling down is a struggle, at least the pseudo-socialites lead a luxurious life filled with stiletto shopping sprees, spa days, expensive exercise regimes and yachting getaways. "Every girl wants to be a princess," says Casey, adding that each castmate brings something unique to the freshman season. To their credit, the gals are working women with careers in hospitality, journalism and event planning.
Even with entrepreneurial dreams, we have a feeling we'll be seeing more partying than promotions, kicking off with an alcohol-induced blowout at Erica's poolside bash in the premiere episode. And yes, the venue is her family's backyard.
Casey's advice for living large like the Princesses: "Always wear your invisible crown, and don't leave home without your iPhone or Blackberry — always be royally accessible!"
Princesses: Long Island premieres Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.