The current season of the Real Housewives of New York has been a doozy, and not exactly in a positive way. The ladies attempt to keep their high-energy vibes amidst the coronavirus pandemic that hit NYC extremely hard. The five apple-holders seem to be on edge, whether it’s family issues or, in Ramona Singer’s case, the calls for accountability amid a racial reckoning and complete political turmoil in the U.S. Sonja Morgan’s drinking a littttle (or a lot) too much and having meltdowns about her past life. Even a new and improved Luann de Lesseps was set off by newbie Eboni K. Williams that turned into a vitriolic feud. And Leah McSweeney is sober again and dealing with a lot of family issues behind the scenes.
When we last saw Sonja Morgan, she was in a full alcohol induced spiral. Her obsession with her former family is becoming more unhealthy every season. The attachment is misplaced and is doing her quite a bit of harm. She even shoved her bestie Ramona Singer! Ramona is a lot of things, but she doesn’t deserve someone putting their hands on her. Something has to come to a head with her. Will she ever get on a better path? Let’s hope so.
Anchors aweigh, JL saves the day! Who knew our boy Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux had it in him? And who knew Gary King would trust his junior deckhand with such a dangerous, potentially deadly task? (Especially one that could lead to a terrifying watery grave.) On second thought, maybe it makes sense that Gary would put JL in that position rather than risk himself. But either way, the deckhand came through in a crisis. But as always, I’m getting ahead of myself…
At the end of last week’s Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Jean-Luc was not exactly getting a heroic edit. Far from it, in fact. With the charter guests roasting atop an ancient Croatian castle, he couldn’t be bothered to stop eating dinner and bring them a few bottles of water. Instead, Gary had to rush down from the highest tower and do JL’s job for him. Before the deckhand could even find the cooler bag, Gary had made it to Parsifal and back, bragging to Daisy Kelliher that he knew he’d do the job quicker than JL.
And yesterday Carole decided to insert herself into some reality TV news that literally has absolutely nothing to do with her. Bachelor alum Colton Underwoodcame out as gay this week after appearing on the ABC dating show. He said he came to terms with his sexuality earlier this year and has been processing it.
During Season 10, their friendship imploded, leaving both women bitter. The RHONY reunion was a nail-biter, with both Carole and Bethenny fighting over who slammed who on the show. In one memorable moment, Carole screamed at host Andy Cohen, “Shut up, Andy. You’re so full of sh*t!” Later, Carole claimed that Andy was Team Bethenny during the ladies’ disputes.
Many RHONY viewers were perplexed when the friendship between the duo started to fall apart during Season 10. Was it because Bethenny had some drama with Carole’s then-boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy? Bethenny certainly seemed ticked off by Carole’s new friendship with co-star Tinsley Mortimer. Or was Carole just over Bethenny?