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Elyse Slaine Denies Shading Barbara Kavovit Over Role On Real Housewives Of New York

Elyse Slaine has been a quiet but tangible presence so far this season on The Real Housewives of New York City. Once rumored during filming to be a Friend of the Housewives for Season 12, many fans were surprised when the RHONY newbie didn’t make the official cast.

Recently, we here are Reality Tea covered a social media kerfuffle where Elyse clarified her role on the show compared to Season 11’s Barbara Kavovit. It seems the rookie got wind of our article, and let’s just say she doesn’t seem to happy about it.

Despite not being an official Friend, Elyse has made appearances in multiple episodes so far this year. She was the sole voice calling out Luann de Lesseps for breaking her sobriety. Elyse tried to mediate between Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley in their contentious hallway fight last week. She is also in attendance during this week’s cast trip to Newport, R.I.  She’s even getting her own confessionals to comment on the drama between the ladies! All of it feels eerily similar to Barbara K‘s role within the cast last year.

However, when Elyse took to social media to explain the difference between her status on the show and the construction mogul’s, the RHONY guest felt her clarification was misconstrued in our story. (As a reminder, Elyse tweeted the following: “Barbara was suppose to have an Apple, but it didn’t work out, so she was made “a friend,” which several fans saw as shots fired at Luann’s former soldier, I mean pal.)


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“I never ‘shaded Barbara Kavovit,’ as written by Reality Tea. Nor do I explain why she wasn’t full time,” Elyse tweeted in a statement regarding our post. “I don’t know Barbara, and I have no clue as to what happened. From what I saw of her on the show, I would like her.”

Ultimately, the experience seems to have been a crash course for the newbie in the power of Housewives Twitter. Because trust us, it can be savage out there if you don’t know what you’re getting into.


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“I didn’t see this article. I need to be careful about my tweets. Yikes,” she wrote in response to another tweet. “I never meant to shade Barbara. I never met her, and have no idea why she left the show. Funny how a benign comment made headlines, and was reinterpreted into something negative.”

We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the newbie was being shady towards Barbara or not, but either way, thanks for the shoutout, Elyse!


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