Ramona Singer is a gem of a housewife. Bravo couldn’t have anticipated just how good their casting was when she was hired for the premiere of Real Housewives of New York. Ramona has entertained us for thirteen seasons with her quirkiness and complete lack of self-awareness. Longtime friends Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Dorinda Medley just accept Ramona for who she is, and side-step the Singer stinger moments. Season 13 newbie Eboni K. Williams has managed to wrangle Ramona in on several occasions in a most magnificent way. But Ramona will always be….Ramona.
Her crazy moments are many. How about that Season 3 catwalk? Or her “Wow Bethenny [Frankel]” confrontation? Then there was a disastrous speech for the New York Loves Kids event when she couldn’t pronounce her host’s name. So we know that Ramona often puts her foot in her mouth. But dog food?
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey’s personal life is flourishing. On October 10, 2020, Cynthia married her man, Mike Hill. Their wedding had over 250 guests, so Bravo peaced out of filming the nuptials for RHOA due to Covid safety issues.
Cynthia isn’t letting any fine women come to her house when her husband is at home, and twerking is a no-no. Mike had a history of cheating on his previous wives, and Cynthia is removing any opportunity.
Eboni K. Williams was the first Black woman to join Real Housewives of New York. Since joining, Eboni has tried to educate her co-stars about Black history and the racial issues that exist today.
Ramona Singer offended her RHONY co-star Eboni when she called the people working for her “the help.” Eboni explained why it was an issue, and Ramona apologized. It almost seemed sincere.
There’s no better good-time girl in the Bravo universe than Sonja Morgan. I think even Heather Gay would agree with me on that. The Real Housewives of New York star in an OG in her own right. Her legendary townhouse parties. Her celeb-filled yacht soirees. Hey, even when Ramona Singer had 50 of her best girlfriends in a room, Sonja still stole the show. She’s a fun-loving, good-spirited lady just looking for love and someone to buy her Upper East Side townhouse. Is that too much to ask?
Sonja’s current season on RHONY is interesting, to say the least. She’s had a rough year that includes business setbacks and some major shade from her so-called friends Ramona and Luann de Lesseps. She surprised probably everyone by going from talking about multi-cultural fish in the first episode to being the only one to really understand Eboni K. Williams’ point of view on issues about race and microaggressions. And Eboni is returning the favor, swooping in to show Sonjarita some empathy and help her on her quest to find Mr. Right. And I’m living for it.
What the hell is happening to the Real Housewives of New York? What was once a top-tier Real Housewives city has become, and it pains me to say this, pretty boring and forgetful. I don’t blame it all on the ladies, though — the COVID-19 pandemic hit NYC hard and the women are feeling the blues. Filming was halted a handful of times because of coronavirus and I commend the group for finishing a season under such stressful circumstances. But I’m still here to throw a little shade because it’s clear the group is NOT bringing their A-game.
RHONY is pretty different this year. I’m still wondering what we’re even doing here without Dorinda Medley. Eboni K. Williams is trying her best to educate the women, but professional runner Ramona Singer isn’t having it. And while I appreciate Eboni’s efforts and the pressure she’s under as the first Black New York housewife, it’s not exactly bringing the best out of the ladies. I need more of Eboni and Sonja Morgan hunting men and less of Leah McSweeney using Eboni’s arguments in an attempt to seem woke and shade Miss Mona. And while I know there’s a lot of Leah hate out there right now, I feel for her too. Especially after she came out of the gate guns blazing last season, and is going through a lot of personal growth this year.
Who doesn’t love a good Bravo-sphere crossover? If there’s one thing I crave more than just my regular reality TV drama, it’s mixing and matching the mayhem. Can we please get some Housewives on Below Deck!? I don’t think it’s too much to ask, really.
When the casts of these already wild shows start mingling, there’s no telling what might happen. Who can forget Bethenny Frankel being invited to a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dinner by Kyle Richards. You know, the one where Beth essentially called Erika Jayne’s schtick for the garbage that it was. We need more of that.
One of the gifts that keeps on giving is Ms. Sonja Tremont Morgan. Her star shines bright on Real Housewives of New York and no amount of vodka or bad news can dull her sparkle. Sonja kind of lives on a pink cloud of
delusion dogs, rambling stories, and blasts from the past.
Sonja regales her friends with legendary tales of Gstaad and tripping the light fantastic on Diddy’s yacht. Who can forget her close and personal friendship with the likes of JFK Jr. and Madonna? Hell, she probably wrote Like A Virgin and demanded Madge take the credit. Then we have Lady Morgan’s love life. Viewers know there was a Dubin and D ‘Agostino. A Frenchie, a Rocco, and some shirtless artist dude named Bryan. And now Sonja reminds us there was also once a Serhant.
It’s time for The Real Housewives Of New York to get spooky! The women are off to Salem for their second trip of the season. Leah McSweeney’s chosen Salem as their next destination because why not? It’s the most on brand choice possible for the edgy sophomore Housewife. This sort of trip might not sit well with the more conservative women of the group like Ramona Singer, but it sounds like a blast.
Despite the witchy fun in store for everyone, there are still issues lingering in the group. Eboni K. Williams has rubbed many of the women the wrong way with her educational moments. She should be trying to get to know a new group of ladies, but that’s now how they’re feeling for the most part. To them, it all feels a little too preachy when all they want to do is have fun. She’s risking never fitting in with the group if she doesn’t dial it back a little.