Ah, Sonja Morgan. What can I say? I simply cannot get enough of this woman on the Real Housewives of New York. She is a gift to the reality television world. We’re only five episodes in to Season 12, and Sonja has already given us more iconic moments than I can count.
In both last season and the current one, Sonja has been struggling with letting go of the past. She continually brings up her former life with her ex-husband John Adams Morgan. If you remember Sonja’s famous meltdown over the Morgan letters, you’ll know that this is a very sensitive subject for her. RHONY newbie Leah McSweeney even said she knows more about Sonja’s former life than her current one. But now Sonja is ready to move on with her life and find love, and she’s got a very specific idea of what she’s looking for.
There’s no denying that Ramona Singer is infamous for her lack of a filter on The Real Housewives of New York City. I mean, even Bravo couldn’t resist compiling a package at last season’s reunion of the RHONY OG apologizing (or at least recognizing) over and over that her delivery is almost always crass, rude and downright terrible.
However, that’s never stopped the Singer Stinger before and this time, former RHONY stars Kristen Taekman and Cindy Barshop were on the receiving end of her Ramotional digs.
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In many interviews throughout the years, Aviva Drescher cited Carole Radziwill’s close friendship with Andy Cohen as the reason she got fired from Real Housewives of New York. Andy is a producer on the show and he knew Carole before she became a cast member. Recently, Carole denied ever being close with him, but Aviva still blames their relationship for her departure.
However, Harry Dubin, Aviva’s ex-husband, and sometimes love interest of Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Kelly Bensimon, despites his ex’s claims. He says that she couldn’t continue as a cast member for a more serious reason.
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?
Bravo alumn Jules Wainstein did a great job staying in the press after her one-off season on the Real Housewives of New York City. Shortly after her season wrapped, she filed for divorce from her allegedly cheating husband. Restraining orders, police intervention, and child support drama all made their way into the mix too.
Things calmed down for a while until earlier this year. Many will remember Jules making headlines this past February for her arrest. She had allegedly attacked her estranged husband Michael Wainstein. Now, some good news (relatively speaking) emerges for Jules. She is allowed to see her kids again.