Yeah, she’s drinking (again), Luann! After a long and arduous couple of years, Luann de Lesseps admitted that she’s started drinking alcohol again following the completion of her probation in 2019, and I mean, is anyone surprised?
The Real Housewives of New York City star opened up about her decision to kick off 2020 by imbibing in a new interview on New Year’s Day.
Real Housewives of New York fans have had to accept that Season 12 is going to be very different than last season. Bethenny Frankel, one of the “OG” Housewives, left RHONY abruptly before filming for Season 12 began. But don’t worry, people. Luann de Lesseps isn’t singing sad songs about Bethenny leaving.
It turns out that Luann is pleased that Bethenny left, so that Bethenny would stop hogging all the attention. Of course she is! Now we can even more time devoted to cabaret and Luann’s glitzy life as a star of the stage.
Lisa Rinna was the first famous actress to join the Real Housewives universe. This changed the game for sure. She definitely paved the way for Denise Richards and Garcelle Beauvais. Sorry Kim and Kyle Richards, but you weren’t exactly household names from childhood acting roles and being Paris Hilton’s aunt. Then again, Rinna wasn’t necessarily an A-list star, but anyway, my point is that it was an unexpected move and a bit of a risk when she joined the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Her husband Harry Hamlin wasn’t down for her delving into reality TV, not that we necessarily see much of him outside the occasional pie baking and family barbeque. He was afraid of the reality TV divorce curse, which is a fair thing to fear when he had already been divorced twice.
When I heard that Bethenny Frankel was leaving the Real Housewives of New York, I was a little sad. Bethenny can be audacious, self-absorbed and always seems to be surrounded by chaos, but she was also a good fit for the show. She was often spot-on in her assessments of her castmates and wasn’t afraid to address issues like Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret obsession or Ramona Singer’s rudeness.
One of Bethenny’s most admirable traits is her business acumen. Within a few years of joining RHONY, Bethenny started her Skinny Girl brand and later sold off the cocktail division of her business, reportedly for big bucks. Last season, Bethenny admitted that her life was overwhelming her and that she was considering simplifying things by selling a part of her company. Over the summer, Bethenny announced she was leaving the show to focus on her daughter, philanthropy and a production partnership with Mark Burnett. And with a more recent announcement, Bethenny continues to focus on her Skinny Girl brand.
There has been a lot of buzz about the Real Housewives of New York since the end of last season. Bethenny Frankel’s announcement that she was leaving RHONY left fans wondering what would happen to the show. Part of the answer came in the form of Leah McSweeney joining the cast.
Recently, there has been even more chatter surrounding the New York ladies. Sonja Morgan was a BravoCon no-show the very same weekend she was allegedly kicked out of a Philadelphia gay bar for bad behavior. Tinsley Mortimer became engaged to on-again-off-again boyfriend Scott Kluth and took a break from filming. And now Luann de Lesseps is weighing in on what the new season will be like–and she is throwing a little shade at Bethenny in the process.
We’ve all had a rough Uber experience at some point. But at the end of the day, most Uber problems are far from the worst problems you can have in life. Just don’t tell Bethenny Frankel
that. She doesn’t seem to have an understanding of how the ride share app works. I feel like she’s one of those people who would get into an Uber after the driver dropped someone off and just expect to be driven without using the app to request a pick up.
I guess her driver had the day off because Bethenny recently ranted about her less-than-perfect Uber experience.
Rumors have been floating around the Bravosphere since fall that Tinsley Mortimer had quit The Real Housewives of New York City in the midst of filming Season 12. And, now, it looks like we finally have an answer to the It Girl’s status as a Housewife.
Tinsley‘s castmate Luann de Lesseps opened up during a recent performance of her (never-ending) Countess and Friends cabaret show about the socialite’s future on RHONY, her engagement to Scott Kluth and more.
I have a feeling that Bethenny Frankel is unaware of it, but she is in a (one-sided) feud with Jennifer Aydin. It all started with an Instagram comment that is standard Bethenny. She responded to a clip of Jennifer from a recent Real Housewives of New Jersey episode. Jennifer said, “I’m a funny girl. I’m a comedian. I get off on making people laugh.”
In response, Bethenny commented, “Said nobody funny about themselves ever.” It really wasn’t the biggest scandal, but, of course, a caller asked Jennifer about it during her Watch What Happens Live appearance last week.