It’s hard to escape hearing about coronavirus. No one is immune to the virus, and that includes our favorite Bravolebrities. We have already told you about Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jennifer Aydin testing positive. Real Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer also tested positive for the antibodies. Not to mention our Father of all things Bravo, Andy Cohen, who got COVID back in March. The whole thing is scary and hits home for so many of us. While some housewives aren’t really taking the whole matter seriously, so many are being affected.
Case in point, one more Real Housewives alum has tested positive too.
It’s been a little over two weeks since the faithful return of Real Housewives of New York City to our screens. New taglines and all! Since the break, fan-favorite Tinsley Mortimer has left the show and the city. The franchise has also had it’s lowest-rated episode in literal years. This week we watched the cast return to the Bezerkshires. Apparently, Jill Zarin was excluded from the trip by Dorinda Medley. Jill really has a habit of being excused from cast trips. *cough cough SCARY ISLAND cough* Sadly, I think we all would have much rather watched Jill and Dorinda grapple for the spotlight than Ramona Singer and Elyse Slaine fight over…I’m not even sure. How close of friends they are? Apparently it’s not that close, ladies.
It’s no secret that Ramona has always had a thirst for the spotlight on the show. In the previous episode, Sonja Morgan called Ramona out for always one-upping with “fake parties and fake friends.” This week Luann de Lesseps called Ramona the “queen of scenes.” She wants to make a scene and be aired doing so. Even Leah McSweeney claims Ramona tried to boot her off the show. I’m sure Leah’s “juvenile” by hysterical storylines irk Ramona to no end. Welp. Lu’s critique of the Ramona-coaster actually go beyond her self-recorded-at-home interviews.
The Real Housewives of New York cast members will head to Dorinda Medley’s home in the Berkshires for their annual cast trip. Will they argue about sleeping in the infamous fish room yet again?
It’s supposed to be a “relaxing weekend” away, but we all know that’s not going to happen. Ever.
Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin was an original cast member and stayed on for four seasons. She chose to leave at the time, but has given clear indications that she wants to return. Viewers saw Jill on the periphery of last week’s episode, trying to charm her way into the group.
The main target was Dorinda Medley, who was having none of it according to Jill. Perhaps it was not the best time to charm Dorinda. She was in fine form at Luann de Lesseps Halloween party, seemingly taking over as hostess with a very passive-aggressive toast. Maybe it wasn’t the best night for Jill to ingratiate herself to Dorinda, as Dorinda was otherwise occupied with attacking Ramona Singer.
I have always had a soft spot for the ladies of the Real Housewives of New York. For eleven seasons, these ladies, despite several cast shakeups, always delivered. From the drama to the humor, they have consistently brought a type of chaos that only they are capable of pulling off. But since season 12 debuted earlier this year, their streak has come to an end. I hate to admit it, but RHONY is not what it once was.
After Bethenny Frankel announced her departure from the series for a second time following Season 11, fans knew the show would be going in a different direction. The vibe would change. And sure enough, it has. And it seems that the fans who vowed not to watch Season 12 sans Bethenny have followed through on that promise.
With a mid-season exit from Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer and a set of new taglines, I really had high hopes for the rest of the season of the show. I want this show to work. But in Tinsley’s absence, Dorinda Medley’s outbursts, which have been a recurring theme this season, have been redirected to longtime friend Ramona Singer.
While I’ve always loved RHONY, I’m not crazy about how either one of these ladies is acting this season. This entire season has felt like Ramona would much rather be out socializing with her “fake friends,” as co-star Sonja Morgan puts it, partying in the Hamptons and climbing the social ladder. Meanwhile, Dorinda is holding nothing back as she unleashes her frustration on her fellow RHONY ladies. While this season was filmed nine months ago, the drama is still raging between Dorinda and Ramona off-camera.
Ever since Tinsley Mortimer left Real Housewives of New York, co-star Ramona Singer has become the new target for her angry, and often drunken, co-stars. Dorinda Medley took issue with the fact that Ramona brought Dorinda and Sonja Morgan to Long Island to help with her birthday party planning.
Dorinda was angry that Ramona wouldn’t include Sonja’s birthday in the planning and ignored all their suggestions. Ramona even forced them to appear in a social media photograph with the owner.
It looks like the remainder of Season 12 is going to be rough for Real Housewives of New York stars Ramona Singer and Leah McSweeney. In the beginning, Ramona portrayed herself as a surrogate mother to out of control newbie Housewife Leah.
During Ramona’s RHONY cast trip to Newport, Rhode Island, Leah went full throttle on her decision to start drinking again. Leah begged Ramona to let her sister, Sarah McSweeney, come for part of the trip. After first agreeing, Ramona withdrew the invitation.