When Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York premiered, we once again saw Sonja Morgan living in her town house. It had been rented out before the pandemic hit, and Sonja had tried to sell it several times. But never fear–Sonja has interns, whose duties include drawing Sonja a bubble bath. That town house needs to go.
Sonja hosted a brunch for the RHONY ladies. Leah McSweeney brought newbie Eboni K. Williams with her. Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps, who have somehow become besties, confronted Sonja about not being in contact with them all summer. It is obvious that Sonja is going through a lot.
Who’s happy that Real Housewives of New York is back? I know I am! The girls looked amazing on the premier episode. Say what you want about these women, but Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps look better than ever. Leah McSweeney looked great as well, but I was most impressed with Eboni K. Williams.
Eboni made a statement in her first few seconds on screen, without saying a word. In the scene, Eboni and Leah walked through Central Park together for a chat and Eboni was wearing a sweatshirt with the names of the Central Park Five. This is the kind of perspective that’s been glaringly absent on RHONY for over a decade. Overall, it seems that Leah and Eboni have a nice energy together on screen that also translates to print.
The Real Housewives of New York are back and the world feels right again. The premiere gave us everything we love about the girls. Sonja Morgan talked to her intern about her vagina. Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer giggled about Lu living near Tom D’agostino. Leah McSweeney clowned Ramona’s Instagram posts. And Eboni K. Williams made her break-out debut as RHONY’s first Black cast member. A new era has begun, and it looks like it’ll be a wild ride.
We know there is bound to be some incoming drama between Leah and Holla Heather Thomson. In the trailer, Leah is screaming at Mama H, calling her a Karen. They’ve gone back and forth ahead of the RHONY premiere, with Leah accusing Heather of slut-shaming and Heather saying she was “assaulted” by the “Queen Bee” of RHONY. To be fair, Leah’s still a rookie, not exactly Queen material.
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE WITHOUT DORINDA? As sad as it will be to not have Dorinda Medley anymore, it’s still exciting to have the Real Housewives Of New York back again. They make everything feel right in the world. This will be their first pandemic season, so hopefully they’re still bringing their A-game. This season will also mark the debut of Eboni Williams. She makes history as the first black cast member on RHONY. Historic!
What will the dynamics be with a cast this small? Somehow Ramona Singer is still kicking as the longest running full-time New York housewife. She’s teasing some epic drama this season as well between Leah McSweeney and a returning Heather Thomson? The anticipation is too much to find out who allegedly assaulted Heather! Could you imagine coming back to the show only to be assaulted? This season has the potential to deliver in every single way.
Real Housewives of New York legend Luann de Lesseps hasn’t settled into a home since her first divorce. Of course she has the house in the Hamptons, but she has been relocating in Manhattan many times since leaving the home she shared with Count Alex de Lesseps.
Luann bought some sort of spherical abode in upstate New York for a short time. Then there was the hasty move into Tom D’Agostino’s penthouse. That was more of a status symbol situation than a marriage, but Luann weathered the humiliation for seven months. Maybe memories of holding court on the accompanying terrace were some consolation for Luann. Though the terrace is off limits for her now, Luann has found herself within sights of its majesty again.
Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York is going to show off some major changes. Dorinda Medley has exited the show and will be “making it nice” at the Bezerkshires without Bravo’s cameras. Eboni K. Williams joined the franchise, becoming the first Black RHONY cast member.
Viewers were concerned when sophomore Housewife Leah McSweeney wanted a pay raise to return. Well, batten down your tiki torches, because she signed on the dotted line. Leah is sober this season, so viewers may see a different side of her.
For many people, May 4th has historically been known as Star Wars day. A date dedicated to reflecting upon joyous times when we would search for droids we weren’t necessarily looking for and attempt to engage others in light saber battles. What, just me? Anydarkside, now Bravo is giving us a whole new meaning to May 4th with the premier of Real Housewives of New York Season 13.
Fans are already excited because RHONY’s first Black cast member, Eboni K. Williams will be introduced. Tons of viewers are waiting with bated breath for the return of Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and the always beloved Lady Sonja Tremont Morgan. This year Sonja has a plan and that plan is to finally meet Mr. Right. We know she’s already met most of the men in the greater Manhattan area, so now she’s going to find, THE ONE.
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.