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Everyone was shocked when Bethenny Frankel announced in August of 2018 that she was done with Real Housewives of New York. It turns out that before Bethenny’s departure, there were some casting changes in the works, and the skinnygirl mogul had a role in it.

In November at BravoCon, Leah McSweeney was introduced as the newest RHONY cast member. Leah is a businesswoman with her own clothing line, Married to the Mob. She also hosts a podcast, Improper Etiquette, and writes a monthly column for Penthouse Magazine.

Real Housewives Of New York Season 12 Cast Tinsley Mortimer Dorinda Medley Luann de Lesseps Sonja Morgan Ramona Singer Leah McSweeney

We finally have a trailer for Real Housewives of New York Season 12. In a time when some Real Housewives shows are falling flat while others are far less fun, the New York ladies are on their way to entertain us all.

However, Bethenny Frankel is out of the picture for this season. “Replacing” Bethenny is Leah McSweeney, which was officially announced at BravoCon in November.

Bethenny Frankel Says That RHONY “Is A Pretty Taxing Process”

It was a shock when “OG” Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel decided to ditch the show after Season 11. After the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields in 2018, a heartbroken Bethenny had found love again.

Her new love, Paul Bernon, literally saved her life during a scary allergic reaction. Bethenny’s new man is all about privacy, so her decision to leave RHONY might not have been difficult. Or else, Luann de Lessep’s relentless obsession with her cabaret show might have been a factor.

Tinsley Mortimer Skips RHONY Season 12 Finale Amid Rumors She Quit The Show

Real Housewives of New York fans have watched Tinsley Mortimer and boyfriend Scott Kluth make up and break up  millions of multiple times. Tinsley just wants to be a wife and mother. RHONY viewers even watched Tinsley try on wedding dresses when she wasn’t even engaged. One issue that plagued the couple seemed to be distance. Scott works in Chicago, and Tinsley is based in New York.

Now Tinsley can wear the wedding gown of her dreams, because Scott popped the question. On November 24, Scott proposed on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower while Christmas carolers sang in the background.

Luann de Lesseps Says Leah McSweeney Is A “Great” Addition To RHONY & Is “Not Afraid”

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.

Luann de Lesseps Is Happy Bethenny Left So Everything Is “Always About Bethenny” And They Can Talk About Their Own Lives

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.

Sonja Morgan Explains Why She Won’t Miss Filming With Tinsley Mortimer

After three seasons of torturing us with her desire to get married and have a baby, Tinsley Mortimer is engaged to Scott Kluth. This is great news, right? Well, Scott lives in Chicago and Tinsley is a cast member on Real Housewives of New York. How is that gonna work? Is it going to work?

Tinsley skipped out on the annual RHONY cast vacation in Mexico to celebrate her engagement with Scott in Chicago. Wasn’t this technically a work trip? How could Tinsley just skip it? Was she filming scenes in Chicago? Is she just done with the show, as Luann de Lesseps said?

Luann de Lesseps & Tinsley Mortimer

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.