While the coronavirus pandemic took away international travel and late-nights of clubbing for Bravolebrities, they apparently all decided it was a good idea to write a book. Shep Rose and Cameran Eubanks of Southern Charm each wrote books on subjects that couldn’t be more opposite of each other. Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Margaret Josephs is also gearing up to release a memoir, and Jackie Goldschneider says she’s working on her own. Even Lala Kent, who was part of the very real Vanderpump Rules pregnancy pact, wrote a memoir herself.
The list goes on and on, but the only person we sadly won’t be getting a book from this year is Kim Richards, even though she gets to keep a hefty advance from her publisher. And since Dorinda Medley’s firing from the Real Housewives of New York, she’s going to teach us all about making it nice in her own words.
The news of Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon’s engagement broke almost simultaneously with the first Season 13 trailer of the Real Housewives of New York. It didn’t exactly seem like a coincidence, with the cast thinking that B was being petty with the timing. However, she hasn’t acknowledged the big news, until now.
Her engagement news came simultaneously with reports that her 8-year divorce from hell with Jason Hoppy is finally over. And finally, the SkinnyGirl mogul is free to move on and didn’t waste any time.
After several filming setbacks, it’s finally almost time for fans to be reunited with the Real Housewives of New York. This year will look a little different — Dorinda Medley is out. Eboni K. Williams is in as the first Black RHONY cast member. Leah McSweeney is an official vet. And Mama Heather Thomson is making a return, albeit briefly.
The first trailer for Season 13 shows Heather getting into it with Leah, which is a bit of a surprise. Leah and Heather are both fan-favorites. And back in Heather’s day, she tended to bicker with Ramona Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps, mostly about them sneaking men into their vacation rentals. But in the trailer, Leah calls Heather a “Karen” and it seems particularly heated. We know Leah is also sober this season, so it definitely wasn’t a drunken outburst reminiscent of last season.
Even if you’re not a fan, it’s hard to deny that Ramona Singer is an integral part of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s an OG and the show would never be the same if we never saw her petty fights with Bethenny Frankel, her complicated best friendship with Sonja Morgan and her outrageous temper tantrums about rooms on vacation.
Elyse Slaine came into the RHONY universe as one of Mona’s 50 best girlfriends, but it didn’t last long. They got into a blowup last season, and she severed ties for good after Elyse and Leah McSweeney started a joke that she poops herself while having sex. Now, she’s spilling the tea on Ramona’s role in Dorinda Medley‘s departure from the show.
All Real Housewives of New York fans know that Ramona Singer has a reputation for being cheap. She’s never afraid to ask for a discount or post an Instagram photo for free things (like her birthday party with 50 of her closest girlfriends.) She’s stolen lobsters, dresses and God knows what else.
Corona Ramona recently leaked her bank statement, allegedly on accident. While she quickly deleted it, the screenshots show that she’s stacking more than $300k in her account. Based on her Upper East side lifestyle (and yachting habits), I knew Ramona had no reason to be cheap. Now, there are just the receipts to prove it.
Mary Cosby truly brought something to the first season of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. I just haven’t decided if that something is good, bad, or just downright weird. From her perspective, it was a sign from God.
Mary started the show with a bang simply because of her off-the-wall storyline. She married her step-grandfather. She inherited the role of first lady of a church (that might be a cult) a la Gizelle Bryant style — but Gizelle isn’t exactly a Mary fan. Jen Shah became her sworn enemy when Mary told her she smelled like hospital. She said some pretty problematic things at the reunion, but also fell asleep in a hilarious way. Mary is truly a unique woman, even if she spends 98% of her time in her closet.
If you are a die-hard fan of the Real Housewives of New York, you got whiplash from all of the news surrounding the cast this week. Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth called off their engagement, and she might be eyeing a RHONY return. The Season 13 trailer dropped. And after 8 years, Bethenny Frankel finalized her divorce from Jason Hoppy and is engaged to Paul Bernon.
While it could be a coincidence, it was fishy that B’s engagement news broke almost simultaneously with the trailer dropping. Bethenny’s divorce has been so public, why wouldn’t she want the official end to be the same way? Plus, if she is engaged to Paul, she knows that’s the kind of happily ever after news that breaks headlines. So it seems like she was riding the RHONY news wave, and some of her former castmates think so too.
Tinsley Mortimer departed from the Real Housewives of New York to chase her fairytale
delusions fantasies with Scott Kluth in Chicago. And it was going well — they were engaged and had puppies that they treated more like children. And then, the fantasy fell apart when the two called off their engagement earlier this month.
The RHONY It-Girl left EVERYTHING to be with the Coupon King — her home, her friends and her job. And now it seems like it was all for nothing and she was apparently “blindsided” by the split. Meanwhile, Scott claims they’ve been over for months and Tins wasn’t getting the memo. Honestly, I could see both sides, but Tinsley did pull out some receipts from Valentine’s Day that signal they were an item quite recently.