Production on Real Housewives of New York has shut down in response to a coronavirus diagnosis for the second time.
The first time around, a crew member contracted the virus. This time, a cast member has coronavirus.
The Real Housewives of New York is welcoming their first black cast member in their newest season. That’s right! Eboni K. Williams is officially joining the RHONY crew! There are other rumors that Bershan Shaw may also be joining…but we’ll have to wait and see.
For now, let’s just get excited to add a Housewife who Gizelle Bryant already stans. Giz has recently made comments that Eboni will know how to cope with the likes of Corona-Ramona Singer. And lucky us! Eboni is already sharing some thoughts on the infamous Ramona-coaster.
It was rumored that entertainment news correspondent Alicia Quarles would be the first Black cast member on Real Housewives of New York. Then, there was speculation that Bershan Shaw would join the cast.
As of this moment, it doesn’t look like either of them will be on the show, but there is a new addition to the show that has been officially confirmed.
When Bethenny Frankel announced that she was exiting Real Housewives of New York before Season 12, viewers were stunned. Since her RHONY departure, Bethenny has been busy. She has been on the front lines with her efforts to help those affected by the coronavirus.
Bethenny had a role in getting Leah McSweeney cast on RHONY. Leah and her naked tiki torch throwing shenanigans made a big splash on the show. Leah has been attending protests and posting on social media in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The RHONY newbie has been vocal in her belief that the show needs diversity. And it turns out, Leah isn’t alone in her calls for diversity on the franchise.
High fives all around! We have officially made it through season 12 of Real Housewives of New York. It’s hard to remember that we are even still in a season 12 moment after so much cast-chatter about next season. Elyse Slaine has said she won’t be back. Not sure who was asking, but alright. More importantly, we will all be spared from Dorinda Medley’s chaos next year. Watching her endlessly complain about Tinsley Mortimer being fake while trying to avoid her obvious substance issues was…disorienting. To say the least.
Even though Real Housewives of New York Season 12 just ended, fans are already looking ahead to Season 13, specifically in regard to casting. Tinsley Mortimer left in the middle of Season 12. Dorinda Medley got fired after a rough season belittling Tinsley, reminding Luann de Lesseps that she has a mugshot, and refusing to listen to anyone who disagrees with her.
Leah McSweeney held off on filming Season 13, hoping to get a pay raise for her second season. It’s unclear exactly what happened in terms of dollar amounts, but Leah did confirm that she will be back for another season. Elyse Slaine, who isn’t technically a cast member, shared that she will not be on the show next season. So, that leaves Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Luann de Lesseps. What’s going on with them?
Real Housewives of New York is coming off a pretty uneventful season. Aside from partying and drinking, we couldn’t point to much of a storyline outside of Dorinda Medley attacking Tinsley Mortimer. Oh and the revelation that Sonja Morgan doesn’t shave her p**sy. Mark my words, a drunken Sonja randomly yelling about her vag in the midst of a perfectly respectable party will go down in housewives history.
Let’s just say the offseason was way more interesting than the season itself thanks to major cast shakeups. Bethenny Frankel’s exit left a big hole in the cast and opened the door for newbie, Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, we have to admit that she brought it. Tiki torches are still shook. Also, Tinsley left the show mid-season to pursue her fairy tale with on-again-off-again boyfriend Scott Kluth. Dorinda was fired once the season was over.