The Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps was the focus of much of Season 11–for better or worse. All roads led to Luann and we took exhausting trips with her down Sobriety Lane, Cabaret Court and Narcissist Boulevard. At times, it was enough to make you want to smash your GPS and take a trip to anywhere but New York City or the Hamptons.
Bethenny Frankel was one of Luann’s biggest supporters at the start of the season, having just helped get her into a rehab facility. By the time the cast went on their Miami trip, however, Bethenny was fed up with Luann’s self-centeredness and exploded at her in a restaurant in an epic meltdown. The two never quite got back on track as friends and continued to spar at the reunion. So, where does their relationship stand today?
Oh Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan, it’s time to make it nice! The stars of Real Housewives of New York made a major faux pas at New York Fashion Week. Neither can be accused of keeping quiet when something is on their mind. Dorinda has had many alcohol-fueled debates with her co-stars. Lady Morgan is the resident poster child for AARP candidates wanting to live their twilight years to the fullest. That’s all fine and dandy until their observations about life spill over into the general population.
Sonja and Dorinda were at NYFW to catch their girl, Tinsley Mortimer in a runway show. Tins was walking for designer Garo Faro. You might remember Garo’s designs from his stint on Project Runway. As the two RHONY vets sat in the front row, they chatted throughout the show. Unfortunately, bits of their conversation was recorded. Their candid remarks about some of the models have now opened the door for a lesson in social etiquette, acceptance, or just keeping your mouth shut.
Tides may be turning for Real Housewives of New York’s Tinsley Mortimer. We watched her struggle in and finally end her relationship with Scott Kluth. And we witnessed the heartbreaking passing of her beloved dog.
Tinsley always seemed to be struggling to find herself in a word where she had to settle down and marry in order to get the family she always wanted. Well, it might not be a man, or a child, but a return to the runway could hopefully mean things are looking up.
Ramona Singer has done something few other Housewives have accomplished–survived 11 seasons of a Real Housewives show. The Real Housewives of New York star has done it Ramona-style, giving us classic Housewife moments, such as her pop-eyed catwalk, embarrassing herself with awkward social gaffes and demanding the best room and service on nearly every Housewife cast trip.
Season 12 of RHONY is reportedly filming, minus Bethenny Frankel, who recently announced she was leaving the show. It is difficult to imagine the impact that departure will have, but the show has survived without Bethenny before. Could the show also survive without OG Ramona?
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.