In a surprise to most Real Housewives of New York fans, Ramona Singer has served a voice of reason for most of the current season. However, things are really blowing up for her this week. She turned against her friend of 20 years Elyse Slaine, who responded by sharing screenshots of their private text message conversations. Leah McSweeney called out Ramona for refusing to include her sister Sarah McSweeney on a cast trip. Leah and Sarah also accused Ramona of “pooping her pants” and “flirting with drunk, married men” at the same time.
On top of that, Ramona is beefing with Dorinda Medley, who has, apparently, taken a break from tearing down Tinsley Mortimer to fight with Ramona on social media. She also thinks that Ramona is “insensitive” to what she’s going through. This off-season fighting is a lot more interesting than the rather boring season we’ve been watching.
I love Real Housewives Of New York. Also, I want to hang out with them. The FOMO is worse than ever with this whole quarantine thing and everything. I will drink 10 martinis and lose my mind with Leah McSweeney. I will tear down the genteel (only-in-delusion) Upper East Side establishment – starting with their flowers. I will burn Newport to the ground with a fire of toasted marshmallows and vodka. It will be great. Ramona Singer can take her wannabe elegance and stuff it like a lobster roll.
Anyway, Ramona has invited all the Real Housewives of New York ladies to beautiful and sophisticated Newport, RI where she’s attempting to refashion herself into some sort of elegant grand dame in the search of a wealthy husband. Pssst…. Turtle Time, that ship has sailed. Meanwhile, there is Tinsley Mortimer, whose family actually owns a house in Newport where they spend summers. They winter in Palm Beach.
See, this is why they hate Tinsley. It’s not her screeching, or the whining, or the Power Puff Girl makeup with plastic-y tears, it’s the access. The blue bloodstock that doesn’t come from marrying up, and won’t dry-up with divorce.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been yawning my way through the current Real Housewives of New York season. Pretty much nothing is happening other than some overindulgence in alcohol. During last night’s episode, Leah McSweeney was excited to introduce the group to her sister Sarah McSweeney.
Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan were not on board with that plan. They wanted to restrict the Newport trip invite list to just the cast. Leah was not happy about this. Then, Ramona picked at Leah for her drinking, which incited Leah to drink even more… and inexplicably start throwing objects. Yesterday, Leah called out Ramona for being unwelcoming to her sister, among other things. Last night, Leah and her sister Sarah continued to slam Ramona, and eventually, Ramona even got Avery Singer involved in the social media feud.
She may float like a butterfly but she sure stings like a bitch! Leah McSweeney has been, I dare say, a perfect addition to this season of The Real Housewives of New York City.
So far, the RHONY newbie seems to have hit it off with each of her fellow ‘Wives. She’s chucked tiki torches in the Hamptons, exposed the ladies to the Russian Bathhouse, stuck up for Tinsley Mortimer and called out everything from white supremacy to Sonja Morgan‘s unending delusions. However, it appears Leah‘s budding friendship with Ramona Singer hits the rocks during the cast trip to Newport, R.I. due to her drinking. Ahead of the episode, she took to social media to address the OG’s issues with her and trust me, it’s a takedown of epic proportions.
After many episodes with minimum plot lines, it seems like Real Housewives of New York is going to get interesting tonight. The cast heads to Newport, Rhode Island for a weekend getaway.
Leah McSweeney wants to invite her sister Sarah McSweeney. I don’t blame her since she basically got thrown into this group of sharks. Having her sister around might be comforting. However, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are not on board. Instead, they want to be cliquey; i.e. sticking to the paid cast members for the trip invite list. And, yes, that somehow includes Elyse Slaine.
Elyse Slaine has been a quiet but tangible presence so far this season on The Real Housewives of New York City. Once rumored during filming to be a Friend of the Housewives for Season 12, many fans were surprised when the RHONY newbie didn’t make the official cast.
Recently, we here are Reality Tea covered a social media kerfuffle where Elyse clarified her role on the show compared to Season 11’s Barbara Kavovit. It seems the rookie got wind of our article, and let’s just say she doesn’t seem to happy about it.
Real Housewives of New York fans know that Ramona Singer can be (very) harsh, but recently she said what a lot of people have been thinking. Ramona remarked that Elyse Slaine doesn’t bring much to the mix, which is true so far. She also said that Elyse isn’t the best fit for the show. Again, that’s true so far. However, to be fair, we just haven’t seen enough of Elyse to make a full assessment.
But, that’s kind of the point though, isn’t it? We haven’t learned a single thing about Elyse, yet here she is at events with zero introduction and zero backstory. All we know is that she’s listed as “Ramona’s Friend” when she pops up. That seems rather ironic now though. With a friend like Ramona, who needs enemies?
There’s no denying The Real Housewives of New York City has been different this season without Bethenny Frankel. The Skinnygirl founder’s abrupt exit as filming began on Season 12 left the rest of the Housewives totally blindsided.
Of course, Ramona Singer has had no shortage of opinions about her former castmate leaving the show (for a second time). In a new interview, the OG opened up about whether she thinks Bethenny is really done with RHONY for good and managed to shade former OG Jill Zarin in the process.