The current season of Real Housewives of New York has been pretty unusual, and it’s not just because the cast is down to 5 girls who were filming during a pandemic. Leah McSweeney and Luann de Lesseps are sober. While Leah and Ramona Singer are forever feuding, LuMona has become a duo of sorts. The first black NYC housewife Eboni K. Williams has started off strong, particularly on her first girls’ trip to the Hamptons. And Sonja Morgan is doing was she always does — cuddling with Marley, getting a littttttle too tipsy and crying about her decades-old divorce at any moment. And, as always, making us laugh, because what is RHONY without Lady Morgan.
During this week’s episode, Luann had the ladies over for an interesting luncheon that involved the group painting a live naked model. To no surprise, they had some trouble focusing on the art with all of the distractions. While everything seemed fine and dandy, like a drop of a hat, everyone was feuding. Leah was on edge as she dealt with her grandmother’s death and her total disgust towards Holla Heather Thomson. And even though she was fighting Ramona, Miss Singer is asking fans to give her a break. Eboni always went toes with a few of the ladies to defend Leah, particularly Luann who took it too far.
Heather Thomson returned to the Real Housewives of New York and entered the lion’s den. She had no idea what she was walking into. Leah McSweeney made it her mission to confront Heather for negative comments about the group in the press. It is quite courageous of Heather to even show up knowing she dragged most of the group. She managed to play it mostly cool at dinner, but it’s probably far from over.
Ramona Singer is suddenly so close to Heather which feels entirely out of left field. Given Leah’s rocky relationship with Ramona, this is going to do nothing but fuel the fire. There are two wannabe Queen Bee’s in the mix now, and only one can stand tall in the end. Will it be Leah or will it be Heather? It’s going to come down to who the group has more loyalty to. Technically we know what happens, but isn’t the fun in the journey?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has once again been feuding with former bestie, and co-star, Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa jokingly sent her restaurant bill to the producer that Kyle was dining with at an eatery. This re-ignited their feud.
Kyle accused RHOBH alum Lisa of dining and then dashing. Lisa brought receipts that she paid her tab, and then she dissed Kyle’s new nose.
A huge allure of the Real Housewives when it first premiered in Orange County was the elaborate homes. The opulence, the size, the furnishings, the amenities, and the views. The Real Housewives of Orange County was marketed as a “look behind the gates,” and featured some fantastic homes. But the franchise spread its wings, and drew in cast members with even greater means, so interestingly, none of the original housewives made the list of the top ten most expensive homes.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills homes dominate. Not exactly a surprise, being that it’s one of the wealthiest zip codes in America. But there are some revelations on this list and favorite alums to reconnect with.
Sonja Morgan has always been a fan-favorite since she first came on the Real Housewives of New York. She’s iconic in every way, from her gang of interns to her BFF antics with Ramona Singer. She’s spent years on the show dealing with her townhouse, looking for love and ultimately trying to find her own happiness. And she’s such a good spirit that must be protected at all costs, like Eboni K. Williams said.
Sonja has not had the best luck in love or business ventures. Her signature toaster oven and international fashion lifestyle brand are iconic mysteries from RHONY. Remember when she wanted to start a drink line called Tipsy Girl until Bethenny Frankel chewed her out? Sonjarita finally caught a break last season when her fashion line appeared in Century 21 stores. But after the COVID-19 pandemic, the store went under and blindsided her.
It’s early in Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York, and Ramona Singer is already hosting the ladies at her home in the Hamptons. What could possibly go wrong?
Leah McSweeney is already tight with newbie RHONY star Eboni K. Williams. Eboni is the first Black woman to join this franchise. It’s about time! Naturally, Ramona believed that Leah was jealous of her “immediate connection with Eboni.” That connection may have faltered a bit when Ramona referred to her household staff as “the help.” Eboni didn’t let it slide and handled it perfectly.
Thank goodness Real Housewives of New York finally came back. I felt like old lady Rose from the Titanic thinking it had been 85 years since Luann de Lesseps talked about cabaret. What we lost in Dorinda Medley, we make up for in getting to know Eboni K. Williams. Eboni is a spicy ball of fire and while she doesn’t replace Dorinda, she’s at least providing a buffer for those who are not enamored with Leah McSweeney making her sophomore run.
Leah is brassy. She’s ballsy. She has knuckle tatts. Not your average NYC high society chick, and it’s actually great because Ramona Singer has that covered. Fans thought Ramona and Leah would clash, and they did. But Ramona seemed to have an almost maternal affection for Leah. Despite Leah humming a ravioli in Mona’s face and yeeting her tiki torches into the abyss, Ramona showed a level of patience we haven’t seen before. Now we find out Ramona’s patience for Leah has extended into her second season – for now.
To every Real Housewives of New Jersey fan’s dismay, Season 11 has finally come to an end. And, as always, the Jersey girls brought their A-game, even during a pandemic. Jennifer Aydin went head to head with Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga which was equal parts entertaining as it was nasty. Fans finally met Teresa Giudice’s new man Luis Ruelas, who fittingly carried a pineapple to his boo at the reunion. Even Patterson Dolores Catania came out, a rare but always welcomed sight.
A big storyline of RHONJ this season was the rumor swirling around that Evan Goldschneider cheats on Jackie Goldschneider at the gym. Tre fueled the rumor and blamed Marge for spreading it in the first place. Jackie, of course, said the worst analogy heard round the world that got Tre mad enough to flip a table. And while they made amends at the reunion, and plans for a double-date, it seems like these two will never get along. And considering RHONJ is the Teresa Giudice show, fans have been split with their feelings regarding Jackie. But we all can agree her extensions this season represented the inner turmoil she was going through about the rumor. It was tragic.