Bethenny Frankel has left the building, or has she? The former cast member chose to exit the Real Housewives of New York City in August 2019. She later said that the show is uninspiring, while cast member Luann de Lesseps believes the air is now more breathable without such a large presence as Bethenny. While Bethenny was known to be a fan favorite, she also caused polarizing opinions – some loved her and followed her loyally, while others did not have the highest opinions of her.
Bethenny and Luann have had a chaotic past. Bethenny has previously stated that Luann sleeps with everybody, and also called her a “sicko” during former seasons. Afterward, when Luann was arrested and then went to rehab due to her drinking, Bethenny began a crusade to be by Luann’s side. Luann has admitted that Bethenny was a great support for her. Currently, it seems as though there is a battle of the egos and the friction has resumed again.
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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.
At some points, it has felt like Harry Dubin is an honorary cast member on Real Housewives of New York. He has some history with every one of them. His first connection to the group was Sonja Morgan, whom he met years before he got married to Aviva Drescher. Harry has hooked up with Luann de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon. He was also caught making out with Ramona Singer.
This man is a staple among the New York Housewives and he has a lot of tea to spill about the ladies.
I fucking love Real Housewives Of New York. I don’t even know what else to say. Like let’s just end this recap right now and watch it again.
Sonja Morgan is headed to fashion week which entails all the disasters you’d imagine will occur when Sonja Morgan attempts to do anything. She’s got models wearing toaster oven boxes. Oh, wait she doesn’t have models! She’s got 65 interns running around making a runway out of printer paper. She’s got Home Depot flowers arranged by colors in plastic solo cups which will also double as cocktails becuase she soaked the flowers in Sonja Sangria. That’s right – she has a sangria collection too.
She’s got Collection 21 there, but Sonja means it’s collection 50+, for gals who don’t age, but kinda do. Meaning mentally they stay 21 forever. (That’s what Sonja loves about these 20-something boys — she may get older, but they just stay the same age.) It’s the whole Sonja Shit-show complete with fashion editors sitting on paper towel pallets and eating cocktail wienies she cooked backstage with a flatiron in a Carmen San Diego hat she turned into a roasting pan. Then when it’s time for everyone to say goodbye Sonja strolls into the industrial kitchen, changes into a sweat suit and shoos them all out the door. Seriously – did this fashion show take place in a hotel basement?
Sometimes, life is a matter of perspective. Instead of being “stuck” at home because of the pandemic, it might feel better to view the situation as being “safe” at home instead.
Of course, what’s going on the world right now should not be minimized, not by any means. Nevertheless, a lot of people with “non-essential” jobs are at home. Some are homeschooling their children. Others have turned their living rooms into an office. Most of the people who are reading this have been watching a lot of reality TV shows- in the background, while fulfilling responsibilities, of course. Well, Bravo knows that fans are looking for premium programming. And, no, I’m not trying to re-watch an episode of a show that I just watched last week.
Leah McSweeney’s descent into drunken anarchism was, by far, the most hilarious and entertaining display ever. Leah wasted rage against the establishment and Ramona Singer’s tiki torches will surely reverb throughout the rest of the season.
It seemed to cause a divide of the Real Housewives of New York cast. At least in that moment. Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer followed Leah’s lead while the more refined ladies stayed indoors, fully clothed. Will that dynamic change anything long term? Maybe, maybe not. But a few interesting things happened that, according to Leah, set the stage for future drama. Hopefully, friendships too.
Ain’t no party like a Real Housewives Of New York party! Especially when you mix Leah McSweeney with Sonja Morgan for the ultimate, super potent cocktail. COCK-tail being the operative word considering that a vibrator wound up in the chicken. Imagine the immersion blender capabilities…
It’s the morning after another party where Sonja got so trashed she screamed about shaving pussies in a $39.9 million dollar house. They all wake up to learn Luann de Lesseps fled in the middle of the night citing the horror of being shut into Ramona Singer‘s basement amid the fumes of dog pee and a spider infestation. Is it spider or spite-her? Luann thinks she was put down below on purpose to remind her of her place, but Ramona is probably just thoughtless and a terrible hostess.
They’re all taking a tour of said basement of supposed horrors when Luann calls Ramona to explain why she got so upset. Luann is feeling left out and has FOMO, simple as that. She’s already the outcast for not drinking, then she’s shunted into the basement, hidden away like a pox on fun.