Say what you will about Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin, but you must admire her persistence. In 2011, Jill was fired from the show along with Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord. Since then, Jill has been on a quest recapture her Housewife apple. She has made cameo appearances on the show but hasn’t been offered a contract as a full-time Housewife or a Friend of the Housewives.
Jill has dealt with some serious heartache in her personal life. In January of 2018, her beloved husband, and popular fixture on RHONY, Bobby Zarin, passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bravo cameras rolled outside Bobby’s funeral as Jill and former bestie Bethenny Frankel put aside their differences and seemingly made peace. Of course, many thought that filming at her husband’s funeral was in poor taste. And now, Jill has found love again with Gary Brody.
In a world full of eccentric Housewives, the Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan would be at the top of the unconventional list for her oddities. From living in a crumbling townhouse to “accidentally” flashing the audience at Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret show, Sonja is an idiosyncratic character who prides herself on her peculiarities. Nothing appears to be off the table for Lady Morgan.
Always the clown, Sonja is usually willing to do anything to draw attention to herself. Often fueled by generous amounts of alcohol. Or the desire for more screen time. You have to wonder, does Sonja have any limits on what she is willing to do–or share on the show? Maybe not, as she and her co-stars recently dished on two of her strangest habits.
One of the main themes of this season of the Real Housewives of New York is Luann de Lesseps’ sobriety. Everyone has an opinion about it and her co-stars have generally been supportive of her not drinking. Of course, they draw the support line at refraining from drinking in her presence! Or even slowing down a bit. I am not mentioning any names–Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley. And you too, Tinsley Mortimer.
As the other ladies are still drinking as much as ever, you have to wonder how this impacts Luann. On this week’s episode of the show we watched an inebriated Sonja embarrass herself in Miami-in a big way! Is this something you should do around a close friend who is newly sober? It makes you wonder if Sonja is truly respectful of Luann’s sobriety. Luann has some thoughts about an earlier sobriety faux pas committed by Sonja–and Ms. Morgan, of course, also explains her side of the story.
Oh, they’ve descended upon the sunshine state again… Shouldn’t Florida have an ordinance keeping the Real Housewives Of New York out?!
In cold New York city Ramona Singer has convinced everyone that vacationing in a fabulous Miami mansion will be just the thing to unify the group after Upstate. Round houses have a way of backing everyone into their own corners. Also Luann de Lesseps is spinning on an axis around her own sun, orbiting her own ego, and declaring that she’s not a diva at. all, so maybe a return to Florida will put things in humbling perspective for her!
The Real Housewives of New York cast recently sat down with Andy Cohen to film the Season 11 reunion. Of course, the set was standard: Andy in the middle with one couch on each side of him.
However, it could easily be Luann de Lesseps on a barstool across from a giant sofa filled with the rest of the cast. Well, minus the segment that her girl Barbara Kavovit filmed. Barbara is a very loyal Luann apologist.
Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer has been very vocal about her desire to become a mother. Who could ever forget Tinsley trying on wedding dresses with her mother Dale Mercer and FaceTiming her frozen eggs?
Tinsley hoped that she would get the family of her dreams… until she and Scott Kluth broke up. Now, her costars and her mom are putting the pressure on her to make decisions if she wants to have a biological child.
The Real Housewives Of New York certainly got a dud of a cast trip this year because they’re heading to Miami again! Not only is that a lame destination – as compared to getting capsized in Columbia – but they’re forced to stay stateside courtesy of Luann de Lesseps‘ probation.
I guess last time the Real Housewives Of New York traveled to Miami Bethenny Frankel unleashed evidence that Luann’s then-fiance Tom D’Agostino was cheating, so that was exciting, I guess. And then there was all the drama with Aviva Drescher‘s dad which went down in Miami a few seasons back. This time there is no Aviva, but there’s certainly Harry! Always Harry Dubin. Always Tom. Always dick, but never with a capital D.
Luann de Lesseps is in full cabaret star mode this season on Real Housewives of New York. Perhaps you have heard that Luann got into a bit of trouble in Palm Springs in December 2017? She was arrested on several charges, including battery on a police officer and disorderly intoxication. She then went to rehab twice. Unfortunately, Luann made an encore appearance in a Palm Beach courtroom on May 23 after violating her probation. The courts are not a cabaret, Luann.
Luann’s RHONY co-stars are tired of being treated like fans. Luann was irate when Bethenny Frankel left her 11 pm Halloween night performance because Bethenny had a babysitter waiting. Never mind that Luann’s performance was late, and she neglected her guests by primping for what seemed like hours in a mirror while her co-stars wondered if the Countess would grace them with her presence. I would also like to point out that Luann’s performance was set in an insane asylum. Make of that what you will.