Tinsley Mortimer admits to feeling like the “kid sister” on the Real Housewives of New York. Tinsley’s age can’t be solely to blame though, she just really needs guidance on a regular basis. Any life decisions, monumental plans, or changes reduce Tinsley to a stuttering, deflecting mess. The only thing Tinsley seems to continuously have in place are her eyelashes.
And while the rest of the cast can’t seem to make sense of her plans for the future, everyone knows about Tinsley’s past. In true Sonja Morgan style, Tinsley seems to be stuck in the shadow of her ex-husband’s name. She has a hard time talking about her future without dredging up her past marriage to Topper Mortimer.
Well, it is with great sadness that I announce Real Housewives Of New York season 11 has come to an end. I am so thankful god has granted these women the serenity to accept that they WILL NOT change and will forever remain the lovable, dysfunctional, bizarro world kooks we have come to adore.
For all the drama and insults they inflict upon each Real Housewives Of New York is unlike any other franchise in their ability to brush it off, chalk it up to experience, and come back together as more than friends, but family. After so many years knowing each other on and off Bravo, this show is also unique in that most of the relationships predate the show, and will outlast it too.
Unequivocably the major subject of this reunion (and so many others) has been Luann de Lesseps. No wonder Luann has such a huge ego! It’s impossible for me to comprehend that there was a time when Lu was a ‘Friend of…’ and I’m very curious to see how that will play out with Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives Of Orange County (which starts next week. WOOT!)
Tonight season 11 of Real Housewives Of New York concludes with part 3 of the reunion. Unlike most Real Housewives franchises I’m always sad to see RHONY go. Even when Barbara Kavovit takes the stage!
That’s right, tonight Barbara finally gets her moment in the sun and she has the endless tan to prove it. Seriously Barbara shows up on stage looking more orange than a New Jersey housewife headed for the shore for the first time all season!
Barbara is also there to discuss her struggle to get along with the group and her friendship with Luann de Lesseps, who made Barbara feel like a second-class friend. Probably the second the cameras started rolling!
When Carole Radiziwill left Real Housewives of New York, it was on the heels of her sour feud with former bestie Bethenny Frankel. The two found zero resolution during the Season 10 reunion and even Andy Cohen got caught in the crossfire.
When Andy declared that Bethenny and Carole “bashed each other on the show,” but Carole strongly disagreed. She even had the nerve to remark, “You’re so full of sh*t, Andy.” She also declared, “I didn’t bash her on the show.” Did she not watch the show that season? Not only does she not regret that comment, but she’s actually doubling down and calling him out. Again.
Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York has been centered around Luann de Lesseps, cabaret, and her struggle with alcohol. Luann was arrested in Palm Beach in December of 2017. She was charged with several counts, including resisting arrest with violence and disorderly intoxication. After a trip to rehab, Luann seemed to be on the straight and narrow.
In July of 2018, Luann was back in rehab after dealing with a lawsuit filed against her by her ex-husband and two children for violating terms of her divorce agreement. RHONY co-star Bethenny Frankel was instrumental in arranging Luann’s return to rehab. Luann’s legal woes continued when she violated her probation by drinking alcohol, was taken into custody, and came to a new plea arrangement.
It is hard to believe the Real Housewives of New York is wrapping up Season 11–the time has gone by so quickly. Luann de Lesseps has been the focus of much of the season, of course. Her rehab stints, questionable sobriety, self-centeredness and cabaret obsession have worn on the casts’ last nerves. Sonja Morgan claims that Luann treats her co-stars like fans. Tinsley Mortimer dished on how arrogant Luann has become. Clearly, the ladies are over the former Countess’ behavior at this point.
Luann’s extreme self-focus became too much for Bethenny Frankel, who had a Luann triggered meltdown on the Miami cast trip. Bethenny claimed that Luann left the rehab she helped set up for her two weeks early and she was understandably not happy about it. During Bethenny’s terrifying tirade, she also implied that she might have helped pay for Luann’s rehab. Luann recently spoke out about the situation and cleared up the details of how her rehab was actually paid for.
Somewhere a satanic cult is using Ramona Singer as their icon. The recap highlighting Ramona’s season full of atrocious behavior and excuses, followed by the flashback of SEASONS worth of Ramona shrugging that she can’t help what comes out of her mouth because that’s the way she is, finally cutting to the present day Real Housewives Of New York reunion stage where, with all the sincerity of a robot, Ramona admits that she‘s horrible… It’s all literally a study of the human brain without emotional intelligence.
I could literally spend this entire recap talking about nothing but Ramona. When have we ever come across a Housewife so comfortably tactless, callous, and clueless that she offered up DEMENTIA as an excuse for being a shitty friend. DEMENTIA people! DE-MEN-TIA. This from a woman who subsequently bragged that it was OK to be obsessed with her appearance because she works “really hard” to remain ageless. Ramona’s attitude (aka the brain of a 14-year-old social media addict) is the most ageless thing of all!
Tonight the Real Housewives Of New York reunion returns! In Part 2 Luann de Lesseps is called out over her arrogant and demanding behavior in the Berkshires – especially her infamous meltdown over the Fish Room (RIP).
Dorinda Medley is ready to move forward with Luann, but not before one last showdown over a taxidermied shark.