Check out this awesome photo from Andy Cohen’s first Real Housewives reunion show

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) /

Delight in this photo of Andy Cohen from the first Real Housewives reunion show and feel really old that the show has been on for 10 years.

Andy Cohen has become the de facto host of Real Housewives thanks in no small part to those juicy reunion specials and his nightly Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. It is essential companion viewing for fans of the wives. But back in 2007, he was just an incredibly nervous rookie host of the very first Housewives reunion show after the second season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. And blessedly, there are (easily accessible) pictures.

Cohen often makes his guests face up to embarrassing photos from yesteryear and when PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly‘s Editorial Director Jess Cagle stopped by, Cagle turned the tables. Behold, young Cohen 10 years ago, never having hosted TV a day in his life.

As PEOPLE reports, Cohen had this to say about the throwback pic:

"It was a real big deal. I was really nervous and you can see it on how my lips are. If you ever see the show, I am trying to be comfortable and my face is a little tense. I’m trying to be relaxed — I’m, like, pretending to be a TV host."

Cohen has come along way since then – he now executive produces the franchise, in addition to hosting reunion shows for every city. It’s similarly a little shocking to realize how long the Housewives have been a part of our lives.

Real Housewives of Orange County premiered in March 2006. Real Housewives of New York City and Atlanta joined the fold in 2008, with New Jersey and Beverly Hills launching in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The latest additions to the Real Housewives world – Potomac and Dallas – debuted in 2016. (Real Housewives of D.C. and Real Housewives of Miami premiered in 2010 and 2011, however, neither are still on the air.) Real Housewives was inspired by the popular ’00s scripted late-night soap, Desperate Housewives, but has far outpaced its fan-inspired beginnings, becoming, as one Housewife put it, an iconic piece of pop culture in its own right.

RHOC, the inaugural show, begins its 12th season this summer.