What’s the first thing you do if your job shuts down in the middle of a medical health crisis that is impacting the whole ass globe? If you answered with; fly to another state that has a ridiculously high Covid case confirmation rate and party on the local social scene without the benefit of wearing a mask, your name might be Luann de Lesseps. Lu must be taking advantage of the break in filming from Real Housewives of New York, because she’s been spotted in Miami at a birthday soiree.
Here’s the irony, RHONY halted production because a cast member tested positive for the Rona. But that’s not even the best part, this is the second time cameras have been pulled during the pandemic. The first time it was a person on the crew who tested positive. The way things are going, this is going to be a choppy season at best. And it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities for a 3rd stop in production. After Luann’s recent trip to Miami, she might bring home more than sand in her shoes.
Over the years, the ladies of Real Housewives of New York have grown up a lot. Sonja Morgan went from being the ex-wife of JP Morgan Chase bank guy to an International Fashion Lifestyle Brand. Luann de Lesseps went from The Countess to Cabaret star. Ramona Singer went from being an out-of-touch narcissist to an out-of-touch, narcissistic real estate agent. In just 12 seasons!
While we have witnessed countless ups and downs, one thing remains – these women will always share Harry Dubin. Harry is like the Slade Smiley of New York City. He was once married to Aviva Drescher. Since they divorced, he and Sonja have had an on and off thing for years. During this time, Harry and Luann have also hooked up. Most recently, Harry and Ramona were spotted making out. It’s a picture you can’t unsee. Oh, and he’s also been linked to Kelly Bensimon. Put simply, Harry is a pig RHONY staple.
It’s not about Tom this time! Luann de Lesseps can write a trilogy about her dating history. I’d buy it too, there’s good stuff in there. Remember on that one episode of Before They Were Housewives, when Bravo delved into Luann’s stint on Italian television and hinted that she had a thing with the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi? I believe it.
Since her time in Italy, she’s gone on to marry and divorce The Count and make history on Real Housewives of New York as the cabaret performer who just won’t quit. On RHONY we’ve seen her go through a string of bad decisions in the form of Harry Dubin, pirates, and Tom D’Agostino. Just last year she was dating her agent, Rich Super. No matter what, Luann seems to always move right on. Power to her. Now, she’s confirming that she’s got a new man.
Now that Dorinda Medley is gone from Real Housewives of New York, fans already want to know who’s replacing her. Well, that and they want to know if anyone else got fired.
Apparently, a possible addition to the cast is someone who is very familiar with scandal, Rachel Uchitel, one of the many women who was a mistress to Tiger Woods. What a claim to fame.
During a recent episode of Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps showed Dorinda Medley photos of an “American Idol winner” on her phone, who was set to appear in Lu’s cabaret. His name was bleeped out during the conversation, but in addition to pointing out how hot she thinks he is, Lu said that he dated Tinsley Mortimer.
Ramona Singer chimed in that she dated him too, which is shocking since Ramona never fesses up to dating anyone specifically…even though she’s always bragging about double-booking dates, which just makes zero sense. It took fans virtually no time to figure out that the ladies were talking about Constantine Maroulis, who didn’t actually win American Idol. However, he did get in sixth place during season 4.
Ah, Sonja Morgan. What can I say? I simply cannot get enough of this woman on the Real Housewives of New York. She is a gift to the reality television world. We’re only five episodes in to Season 12, and Sonja has already given us more iconic moments than I can count.
In both last season and the current one, Sonja has been struggling with letting go of the past. She continually brings up her former life with her ex-husband John Adams Morgan. If you remember Sonja’s famous meltdown over the Morgan letters, you’ll know that this is a very sensitive subject for her. RHONY newbie Leah McSweeney even said she knows more about Sonja’s former life than her current one. But now Sonja is ready to move on with her life and find love, and she’s got a very specific idea of what she’s looking for.
In many interviews throughout the years, Aviva Drescher cited Carole Radziwill’s close friendship with Andy Cohen as the reason she got fired from Real Housewives of New York. Andy is a producer on the show and he knew Carole before she became a cast member. Recently, Carole denied ever being close with him, but Aviva still blames their relationship for her departure.
However, Harry Dubin, Aviva’s ex-husband, and sometimes love interest of Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Kelly Bensimon, despites his ex’s claims. He says that she couldn’t continue as a cast member for a more serious reason.
There’s just something about Harry Dubin. He is somehow connected to pretty much every Real Housewives of New York cast member. Harry was married to Aviva Drescher, of leg-throwing fame. He had a decades-long on-again-off-again thing with Sonja Morgan. Harry has even hooked up with Luann de Lesseps and he’s friends with Lu’s ex-husband Tom D’Agostino. Aviva recently revealed that Harry hooked up with Kelly Bensimon.
And, who can forget that leaked photo of Harry and Ramona Singer making out? Sonja went ballistic when she saw it, hitting her head against the table during last season’s Miami trip. Blaming Tinsley Mortimer has become a go-to tactic for the RHONY ladies, but apparently, that whole fiasco just might be her fault after all. Or at least that’s what Harry theorizes.