is clearly Real Housewives of New York going through a transition, I’ll never get sick of Sonja Morgan being on my screen. Sonjarita is as pure as it gets, even when other ladies are coming for her businesses ( ) or Bethenny Frankel projecting their issues onto her ( ). Sonja’s been dealing with Ramona Singer a lot in these past few seasons and it definitely shows. But she always finds some way to bring the funnies.
episode showed the ladies attempting to confront RHONY Sonja about her drinking again. It all came after Sonja and newbie got into a fight that led to Sonja with a Sexy J breaking the glass of a fire extinguisher. It looked like an accident as a result of a little too much drinking and high tensions. But the ladies were acting Bershan Shaw like Sonja committed some terrible crime. even had the nerve to say Sonja’s Luann de Lesseps actions were worse than when she literally (allegedly) threatened a cop and got arrested. Sounds like some more projection yet again.
For those viewers enjoying the cast mix on the , know that producers are looking to shake things up more next season. With a core group that was untouched for almost seven seasons, change was arguably needed. Real Housewives of New York , Dorinda Medley , Ramona Singer , and Sonja Morgan were together since Season 7. And the rotation of supporting cast members that included Luann de Lesseps , and Bethenny Frankel, Tinsley Mortimer , provided shifting drama and story lines. Carole Radziwell
This formula worked until
Tinsley left to follow RHONY Scott Kluth to Chicago. Dorinda was left wanting for a target for her misguided anger and starting lashing out at the rest of the cast. Unable to take responsibility or resolve any issues during the reunion, Dorinda was axed from the show. Her departure provided an opportunity to reshape the dynamic of RHONY. Producers added to the Eboni K. Williams Season 13 cast and her presence is a welcome change to a very homogeneous group. Eboni brought diversity of heritage, thought, opinion, perspective and culture. Now, Bravo producers are looking to include another woman of color to RHONY with the potential hiring of a Latina radio host.
Cast changes are rarely ever smooth. Viewers get used to seeing the same dynamic and change is hard. Even when it’s necessary. Such is the case with
. One time fan favorite Real Housewives of New York finally overstayed her welcome and was Dorinda Medley let go from the franchise. also Tinsley Mortimer made an exit to chase love in Chicago with now ex-fiance, . I’m hoping her Scott Kluth breakup leaves the door open for her to return but there are no guarantees.
In their absence,
Leah McSweeney joined the cast as a younger, fresher, face. And I’m not age shaming – it’s just a fact that she’s much younger than the current cast she was thrown into. But it worked. She brought some fireworks and also blended in seamlessly. Another excellent addition was the first Black cast member for , RHONY . I’m loving her and everything she’s bringing. She’s holding Eboni K. Williams accountable for Ramona Singer her nonsense and she’s proved to hold her own against . Luann de Lesseps
How are we liking
so far? Last night, Real Housewives of New York threw a Ramona Singer Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party and we saw the return of . Holla! I love it when they bring back former cast members. It also looks like Heather “Mama” Thomson and Leah McSweeney love it too, because they were eager to give Heather a hard time for alleging that LuAnn de Lesseps and Lu Sonja Morgan are into “strong drugs.”
showed she can hold her own and appears to be sensible and Eboni K. Williams sweet towards anyone going through a hard time. Overall, Eboni is proving herself to be a great new edition to , which is important because the cast has gone through some major shakeups the last few seasons. RHONY left to marry Tinsley Mortimer . Unfortunately, we Scott Kluth know how that turned out. But the biggest blow was getting Dorinda Medley the boot. Say what you might about Dorinda, but her absence has left a gaping hole, which begs the question – are five Housewives enough to sustain a whole season?
Miss Morgan always provides the comic relief RHONY viewers need. Whether she’s paling around with her BFF the Ramonacoaster or talking about poop, she’s a fan-favorite on the show. Her reputation is definitely much shinier than Ramona’s, even if the two do get in a good deal of trouble together.
There are a lot of changes coming up for Season 13 of
. Real Housewives of New York left the show during last season to move to Chicago to be with her boyfriend, Tinsley Mortimer . Scott announced in March of 2021 that Scott Kluth he ended his engagement to Tinsley. Tinsley won’t be back this season, but is joining Eboni K. Williams as the franchise’s first Black Housewife. I am excited!
also bid farewell to RHONY , who Dorinda Medley announced that she was leaving in August of 2020. Dorinda and Ramona Singer argued a lot during Season 12, but that is nothing new. There were rumors that Dorinda was actually fired because of her angry outbursts. I must admit that I am going to miss Dorinda “making it nice” at her home in the Bezerkshires.
If you are a die-hard fan of the
you got whiplash from all of the news surrounding the cast this week. Real Housewives of New York, and Tinsley Mortimer Scott Kluth called off their engagement, and she might be eyeing a return. The Season 13 RHONY trailer dropped. And after 8 years, Bethenny Frankel finalized her divorce from and is engaged to Jason Hoppy Paul Bernon.
While it could be a coincidence, it was fishy that
B’s engagement news broke almost simultaneously with the trailer dropping. Bethenny’s divorce has been so public, why wouldn’t she want the official end to be the same way? Plus, if she is engaged to Paul, she knows that’s the kind of happily ever after news that breaks headlines. So it seems like she was riding the RHONY news wave, and some of her former castmates think so too.