On Monday, August 26, the Real Housewives of Potomac star sat down with People to spill the tea on her fellow OG’s abrupt exit from the New York franchise just as filming began on Season 12.
And the apology tour begins for Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. After a volatile season where NeNe crossed the line with her castmates and Bravo production staff, NeNe recently lamented on her actions and decided it was time to make amends.
But will anyone accept her apologies? Everyone knows she was triggered from the pressure of taking care of her husband, Gregg Leakes, because he had cancer. Sad as that may be, it’s not a free pass to rip off a camera man’s shirt, or allegedly shove a pregnant Porsha Williams. Still, there is one person who has recently moved on with NeNe; talk show queen and frenemy Wendy Williams.
Bethenny Frankel announced her shocking retirement from the Real Housewives of New York. She chose to retire from the popular franchise because she wants to focus on her “upcoming projects.” She may have also dropped a hint about getting married. It’s still unclear and fans aren’t sure what to think.
Since the Skinnygirl is dipping out of the franchise, fans are wondering who could fill the void. It’s been rumored that Jill Zarin could return to the series. She has nothing else going on. And she seems thirsty enough to return to the show. Jill has made it very clear that she would return to RHONY at some point.
Well, well, look what we have here! Our favorite emotional clown, Tinsley Mortimer has been spotted with cameras following her around in New York. It either means mother Dale Mercer now has her under constant surveillance or filming is underway for Real Housewives of New York. The franchise took a heavy hit with the announcement of Bethenny Frankel’s departure. We don’t know if she’s married, moving away, or if another fish is trying to kill her, but we wish her luck. Now that Bethenny has flown from the tragedy that is Tinsley’s love life, will we be sustained with
the last 15 minutes of LuAnn de Lesseps cabaret career?
Maybe not, thanks to Leah McSweeney. There has been speculation she is ready to jump in and filled the void left by Bethenny’s exit. Those are big shoes to fill, so good luck with that. Leah isn’t exactly a headline-maker. She is a single mom and founder of street brand, Married to the Mob. No word on whether or not she has dated Harry Dubin, which seems to be a requirement of most NY housewives. While details about Leah remain scarce, allegedly she likes people who text her back. Apparently Leah and Tinsley are hanging out, which is good because Tinsley needs a partner when FaceTiming her embryos. Now we wait and see who brings what to the table, and if Leah has an apple on her plate.
Every time I log into Instagram I see photos and videos of Bravolebrities mingling in the Hamptons and I cannot help being intrigued. It just looks like so much fun and I’m dying to know (and see) what else goes down. There should be a Bravo show set in the Hamptons. Oh, wait. There is a Bravo show that takes place in the Hamptons. I just wish there was a good show that was filmed there.
Or at the very least, I wish there was a camera crew to capture what goes down in between seasons. Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd recently visited Ramona Singer, which sounds like a good time and a very entertaining spin-off show. Hint hint, Bravo. It was more than that though. Kelly has that visit to thank for her new relationship.
Bethenny Frankel’s announcement that she is departing Real Housewives of New York has left an open wound in many of her fans. Even if you don’t like Bethenny, you have to admit her
endless Skinny Girl endorsements hot-blooded personality provided a backbone to the show. Obviously viewers are left with a gaping spot that needs to be filled before filming resumes.
Knock, knock. Oh look, it’s Leah McSweeney! Freshly tapped as RHONY’s new Housewife, we are just learning details of the reported new kid on the block. Touted as a friend of Tinsley Mortimer, the 36-year-old newbie is a mother and founder of the street wear brand, Married to the Mob. Not much is known about Leah. She might have some skeletons in her closet, as many of us do, but our skeletons aren’t likely to fall victim to Ramona Singer. Now Leah could find out, the price of fame is high, and her past might add interest to the pricetag.
As we all know, Bethenny Frankel has chosen to retire from the Real Housewives of New York. And we all know about her retirement because she has announced said retirement publicly and loudly, in a manner designed to garner the most publicity for her “upcoming projects” as possible. So, pretty on-brand for B.
Some of us are mourning the loss of the biggest B in New York. Some of us are probably relieved to never have to see a Skinnygirl-branded product or Skinnygirl-themed party on our screens again. Of course, her fellow cast-members are eager to
use Bethenny’s departure to get social media traffic tell us how they feel about Bethenny’s retirement.