Heather Thomson may have only been on three seasons of Real Housewives of New York City, but she definitely made her mark. Holla!! She was a staunch supporter of Sonja Morgans’ storyline toaster oven. She was not afraid of Ramona Singer. And she referred to everyone, including herself, as Mama.
Most recently Heather shared that she was not surprised that Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship came to an end. Carole is still her close friend. The two of them just sat down to reminisce about their time on RHONY and talked about behind-the-scenes drama.
Former Real Housewives of New York cast member Barbara Kavovit lasted one season in her “friend of” role for Luann de Lesseps. Barbara was a staunch defender of Luann, when most of the cast had given up on her at the time. Unfortunately for Barbara, she just couldn’t quite make it work with most of the ladies, ahem…Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley. She even ended up losing her friendship with Luann. Sadly, Luann confirmed they are still on the outs during the last episode of the season 12 reunion when she agreed Barbara was a one hit wonder like Elyse Slaine.
Even though Barbara and Luann had a falling out, Barbara shared she still keeps in touch with former castmates Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer. In the end, the construction business mogul was probably too normal and nice for the cast. Being the voice of reason on the show doesn’t get you far. After she left the show, Barbara kept herself busy demolishing the old offices of Harvey Weinstein. And now, Barbara announced she is up for a new challenge. One that is quite a bit tougher than being a cast member of the RHONY.
Someone calling Ramona Singer “rude” isn’t shocking news at this point. Her Real Housewives of New York co-stars have called her out for her behavior so many times. She kicked Gizelle Bryant out of a photo. Margaret Josephs said she wasn’t nice to fans. The list goes on and on. Dolores Catania has made similar comments.
Now, Real Housewives of New York alum Kristen Taekman is claiming that Ramona was so out of hand that they started to run out of locations to film the show.
Elyse Slaine appeared on Real Housewives of New York listed as a “friend” of Ramona Singer’s. However, she soon realized that “friend” label was far from true. Ramona ditched Elyse, accused her of not being a “girl’s girl,” walked away from her at Leah McSweeney’s party, called her a “black widow,” and she agreed with Andy Cohen at the reunion when he referred to her as the “new Barbara K,” referring to Barbara Kavovit’s fall out with longtime friend Luann de Lesseps.
Normally, being a Friend of the Housewives is a great gig. They get the perks of being on the show without some of the drawbacks. However, Elyse wasn’t on the cast trip to Mexico and she didn’t get to share her side of the story during the reunion. As result, she started spilling the tea on social media.
Even though Real Housewives of New York Season 12 just ended, fans are already looking ahead to Season 13, specifically in regard to casting. Tinsley Mortimer left in the middle of Season 12. Dorinda Medley got fired after a rough season belittling Tinsley, reminding Luann de Lesseps that she has a mugshot, and refusing to listen to anyone who disagrees with her.
Leah McSweeney held off on filming Season 13, hoping to get a pay raise for her second season. It’s unclear exactly what happened in terms of dollar amounts, but Leah did confirm that she will be back for another season. Elyse Slaine, who isn’t technically a cast member, shared that she will not be on the show next season. So, that leaves Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Luann de Lesseps. What’s going on with them?
Our time in the Big Apple is over folks! Another season of The Real Housewives of New York is officially in the books. At times it was a disjointed mess, but no matter what the city that never sleeps is also the city that always delivers. Dorinda Medley’s anger issues are going to be a prominent focus for this final installment. The ladies are trying so hard to get her to face her issues head on, but she’s not having it.
Ramona Singer and Dorinda might be at the end of the road in their friendship. Neither has been impressed with the way the other has acted this season. 2020 must be the year for 20 year friendships to fall apart. It’s a shame that it has to happen like this. However, maybe for some of these friendships it’s for the best. In this kind of environment you can really see who has your back behind your back. Ramona is not a good friend. Period.
Luann de Lesseps catches a lot of flack for her mentions of the cabaret on Real Housewives of New York. She has had no problem sharing her excitement for achieving a lifelong dream of hers.
Of course, she has to thank the Real Housewives of New York fans for supporting this dream and attending her shows, but reality TV wasn’t her first stint in entertainment. Before she became a Real Housewife of New York, Luann was an Italian television star. And, at another point in her life, she was actually working as a registered nurse. That’s quite the mix there.
Since no one is going to a cabaret anytime soon thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Luann has revisited her old profession. And, no, she’s not making cameo appearances on Italian television. She’s actually helping out someone in need by applying her nursing experience.
After one season as a part-time cast member, Barbara Kavovit disappeared from Real Housewives of New York. However, that hasn’t stopped her from sharing her opinions on the cast members, past and present.
We all know about her falling out with Luann de Lesseps, the person who “brought” her onto the show. But, she also has negative things to say about some of the other New York Housewives.