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Heather Thomson Real Housewives Of New York

Heather Thomson’s random inclusion in the Real Housewives of New York cast getaway to Ramona Singer’s Hamptons house seemingly served the sole purpose of whipping Leah McSweeney up into a frenzy.  I’d venture a guess that producers were hoping the fallout from Heather’s podcast would cause more of a reaction from Luann de Lesseps or Sonja Morgan.  But the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dinner was rather tame by RHONY standards.  Ramona and Leah had a heated argument about proper decorum at the table, but that’s standard.

No, the big payoff for shoving Heather into this mess was her fight with Leah in the van.  They were going tit-for-tat the whole time, but it all came to a head when Eboni K. Williams told Leah about a conversation she had with Heather.  A little bit of misinformation, and the stress Leah was feeling about her grandmother led to an altercation on the way to Pageant night.  And ironically, the whole thing could have been avoided had Eboni not thrown in the word “irresponsible.”

Heather Thomson Real Housewives Of New York

Real Housewives of New York has turned into another Real Housewives of Messy Town and it’s becoming all too common lately. Allow me to be completely transparent and say I have no dog in this fight. Both of the people involved usually run their mouths incessantly and saying anything even remotely worthwhile is a rare occurrence. Heather Thompson came back for a few brief appearances on RHONY and to say Leah McSweeney was locked and loaded would be pretty accurate.

Leah was already mad, but the anger is being blamed on her grandmother’s poor health. Before Heather showed up, Leah started lighting matches by pouring over the internet in search of articles containing Heather’s smack-talking. After dinner table dramatics, communications broke down because Leah likes to impress people with her wokeness but Heather clearly knows the Black experience because she has photos with Puff Daddy. So deciding who is more to blame for acting like an idiot is difficult for viewers. According to Heather, if Leah had just stayed home with her ill grandma, all of the drama could have been avoided.

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Leah McSweeney reached her breaking point on last week’s episode of Real Housewives of New York. Her grandmother’s declining health is taking a grand toll on her. It’s causing Leah to lash out at everything and everyone in her path. Heather Thomson picked the wrong time to be shady and stir the pot. It’s clear Heather is purposely trying to illicit a reaction from Leah. However, Leah’s barrage of rage was disproportionate to Heather’s actions.

Everyone has an opinion about Leah & Heather. Everyone wants to take a side. However, which of these Queen Bee’s is actually going to come out on top? Heather might not be sticking around beyond this weekend, but does that make Leah the victor? How do you define a winner in a nasty feud like this? It’s clear these women have a deep disdain for one another already. It all comes down to this episode. Holla!

Bethenny Frankel Sonja Morgan RHONY Real Housewives Of New York

After a year in a pandemic, a United States election, and a massive boost to the Black Lives Matter movement, reality TV is looking a little differently these days.  True Bravo fans will remember the 2016 Real Housewives of Atlanta episodes where Phaedra Parks and some of the other wives attended Black Lives Matter events. Four years later, these other franchises are still playing catch up. That includes the iconic Real Housewives of New York who finally welcomed their first Black cast member after eleven seasons! Welcome to a more accurate reality on your reality TV screen!

For boasting a life of worldliness and civility, Luann de Lesseps sure does seem lost. Though, who can forget that dreadful Diana Ross costume she tried to pass off just a few seasons ago? Shockingly, Sonja Morgan is coming through in a way I don’t think anyone predicted. Sonja was both eloquent and accurate when taking up for the movement and newest Housewife, Eboni K. Williams in last weeks’ episode.

Heather Thomson Real Housewives Of New York

Last season of the Real Housewives of New York, the great divide between viewers was the nasty feud between Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer. There were arguments for both sides, with most people agreeing that Dorinda took it to the lowest level and she needed a break from the show. And this season, the feud between Leah McSweeney and Heather Thomson is causing yet another rift amongst fans. 

Heather claims Leah bullied her off the show early, referring to her as the “Queen B” which we all can agree is a title that belongs to Sonja Morgan. Leah was coming from a place of defending her co-stars since Holla Heather has made some nasty remarks on her podcast about her former castmates. Unfortunately, Leah isn’t exactly known for her delivery. And that’s even more so this year due to all of the personal issues she dealt with while filming.

And RHONY newbie Eboni K. Williams has gotten herself in the middle of the feud. It all started when Luann de Lesseps called Eboni “angry” in an argument about education. Lu’s ego got the best of her, but Eboni wasn’t backing down. Since Mama Heather considers herself to be embedded in “black culture” aka she worked for major hip-hop stars back in the day, she tried to whitesplain to Eboni and Leah and it was cringe-worthy.

I feel for Eboni. She has a lot on her shoulders being the first Black cast member and attempting to make these women, particularly Ramona Singer, understand microaggressions and white privilege. I’d take a break from social media too if people were saying half of the nasty remarks Eboni is receiving for advocating for herself. And she’s trying to defend her friend Leah who brought her on the show, which definitely isn’t an easy position to defend.

Eboni K. Williams Real Housewives Of New York

Eboni K. Williams has come in hot during her first season of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s called out Ramona Singer for referring to her assistants as “the help” and didn’t let Mona run away from the conflict like she usually does. She’s supported Sonja Morgan when it felt like the other girls were putting her down and gave her a confidence boost when she needed itmost. And she won’t stand for Luann de Lesseps using the “angry Black woman” trope to shame her for being proud of her education. Being new to this group of veteran housewives’ can’t be easy, especially as the first Black cast member (and likely the Ramonacoaster’s first Black friend) on the show’s history.

This week’s episode not only saw the feud between Heather Thomson and Leah McSweeney come to ahead but Eboni v. Lu as well. Luann was having a hard time putting aside her ego listening to Eboni’s feelings, even though everyone including her daughter and Sonjarita could understand the issue at hand. Lu finally apologized to Eboni and, at one point, seemed to show genuine remorse. But that wasn’t before the Countess said she felt as though Eboni owed her an apology.

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Cast changes are rarely ever smooth. Viewers get used to seeing the same dynamic and change is hard. Even when it’s necessary. Such is the case with Real Housewives of New York. One time fan favorite Dorinda Medley finally overstayed her welcome and was let go from the franchise. Tinsley Mortimer also made an exit to chase love in Chicago with now ex-fiance, Scott Kluth. I’m hoping her breakup leaves the door open for her to return but there are no guarantees.

In their absence, Leah McSweeney joined the cast as a younger, fresher, face. And I’m not age shaming – it’s just a fact that she’s much younger than the current cast she was thrown into. But it worked. She brought some fireworks and also blended in seamlessly. Another excellent addition was the first Black cast member for RHONY, Eboni K. Williams. I’m loving her and everything she’s bringing. She’s holding Ramona Singer accountable for her nonsense and she’s proved to hold her own against Luann de Lesseps.

Leah McSweeney Real Housewives Of New York

Whew! This season of The Real Housewives of New York has wasted no time diving into the drama deep end. Ending last week’s episode with Luann de Lesseps kicking Eboni K. Williams out of her home was shocking. Nobody saw that coming. The fight was initially about Leah McSweeney, but things quickly spiraled out of control. Hopefully Luann’s able to understand where she went wrong, and important conversations can be had to create change.

Heather Thomson’s presence on this vacation to The Hamptons is triggering Leah. This is a powder keg waiting to explode. These two women are not vibing in any way, shape, or form. Something is going to give when it comes to these two. They started off in a rocky place on the trip, but things gradually got a bit better. That is no more. No more pleasantries between the two. This show might only be big enough for one of these Queen Bees.