You know a Real Housewives conflict matters when cast members from a different series have an opinion on the situation. Take the accusations of infidelity and intimidation that Brandi Glanville lobbed at Denise Richards. Not only did Brandi claim that she and Denise had an affair, but that Denise demanded her discretion and silence about what allegedly happened between them.
Denise was grilled about it multiple times by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast and had a hard time defending herself. Though Brandi claimed Denise and husband Aaron Phypers had an open marriage, Denise’s level of hurt and humiliation over the rumors would contradict that claim. Co-star Garcelle Beauvais questioned how Denise handled the situation, suggesting that she needed to stand up for herself. Now, another housewife is suggesting how Denise could have handled the rumors differently.
This season of Real Housewives of New York has been a journey in more ways than one. To start, there’s the whole pandemic that’s altered filming. We’ve also known for a long time that former favorite, Tinsley Mortimer was going to leave us. What I don’t think anyone expected was the love that Leah McSweeney would garner. She’s been touted as one of the best new housewives ever. Not an easy feat!
Of course, Ramona Singer hasn’t made Leah’s entry easy. This week’s episode we watched her call Leah an “untamed horse” because she’s single and made out with a man. Yea, I don’t get it. I guess that’s a light offense, though. Don’t forget she also outed Leah’s bipolar disorder this season. Then there’s the time she implied Leah has a drinking problem on par with the rest of the cast. Through all of that, Leah still has some respect for the Ramona-coaster.
We all saw Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan object when Leah McSweeney wanted to bring her sister Sarah McSweeney on the cast trip to Rhode Island. Ramona initially said yes, and then backtracked, most likely when she realized Leah’s sister would be getting some screentime on Real Housewives of New York.
We didn’t get to see this on camera, but Sarah claimed on social media that Ramona was flirting with guys at the bar while she had a poop stain on her pants. Just imagine if we got to see both McSweeney sisters going toe to toe with Ramona. The Ramonster would be so uncomfortable by the inevitable mentions of body parts and curse words.
More drunken Mexico antics can be expected on this new episode of The Real Housewives of New York. SO. MUCH. DRINKING. All season has felt like the longest bender ever. Did Bethenny Frankel really keep these women in check that much? However, maybe things will change for Sonja Morgan now that she stopped taking her “water pills”. That excuse seems a little weak, but maybe it will actually work.
Leah McSweeney and
Corona Ramona Singer have been at odds for weeks, and it might be a lost cause. They’re fundamentally different. Everything they stand for is so opposite. One actually cares about people. The other does whatever she can to make people look and feel lesser than they are. You do the math to figure out who is who. Ramona has no clue how to handle someone like Leah, and it’s the perfect match made in hell for her.
Leah McSweeney is a lot of things. New cast member on Real Housewives of New York. Drunken mess. Ramona Singer frenemy. Fan favorite. It’s true, fans love Leah. She’s a breath of fresh air on what I would call a vintage franchise. Leah has even called for more diversity amongst the cast, something we haven’t seen since Jules Wainstein in season 8.
But Leah isn’t without controversy. She has a past of controversial statements. She wrote a piece about “toxic femininity”. And according to Ramona, she has a serious drinking problem. That might have something to do with Leah claiming Ramona poops during sex in a now-infamous Cameo. But either way, Leah is going there and Ramona, for once, is powerless to stop her.
We never got any sort of introduction to meet Elyse Slaine on Real Housewives of New York. Yes, she’s not a full-time cast member, but we have heard a lot more about the “Friends of the Housewives” throughout the years. All of a sudden, she was just there, by Ramona Singer’s side, standing there quietly.
Then, she started doing confessional interviews and she went on the cast trip to the Berkshires. However, she wasn’t included when the Real Housewives of New York ladies went to Mexico. So is she in or is she out? That whole thing is a bit unclear, but, Elyse wasn’t asked to appear at the reunion. One thing that is very clear is that Ramona and Elyse are on the outs.
Real Housewives of New York newbie Leah McSweeney is an outspoken and long-time supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. She has supported the cause on her social media and has attended protests. The RHONY star also took part in the Bravo special “Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment.”
Right now, reality television is being swept by the cancel culture movement. Vanderpump Rules stars Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens recently won pink slips for past racist behavior.
It wouldn’t be an episode of Real Housewives of New York if there wasn’t speculation about the women’s drinking. This week we got the extra twist of Ramona Singer telling Dorinda Medley to go to AA. Yeah, that would make anyone upset. So how does Dorinda cope? By getting another drink and slamming Luann de Lesseps for her mug shot… AGAIN. In the end, there was a truce to never speak about each other’s drinking. Ummm…
The women have been talking about drinking nonstop this year. Ramona thinks she is the only New York Housewife without an alcohol problem. Meanwhile, Dorinda, who we all saw encourage Lu to have her first drink on camera, has said they’re just not a cast that’s great a day drinking. Well, that’s putting it lightly! Dorinda has also said this season was a tough one to watch. For you and me both, girl.