SHE IS FINALLY BACK. Heather “Hey Mama” Thomson is making her grand return. With Heather, you either love her or hate her. There is no in between. She has A LOT to own up to after speaking negatively in the press about her former costars. Leah McSweeney will make sure of that. The Real Housewives of New York may have been wild when Heather was previously in the group. However, their antics are on an entirely new level since she exited the show. Good luck!
When we last saw Sonja Morgan, she was in a full alcohol induced spiral. Her obsession with her former family is becoming more unhealthy every season. The attachment is misplaced and is doing her quite a bit of harm. She even shoved her bestie Ramona Singer! Ramona is a lot of things, but she doesn’t deserve someone putting their hands on her. Something has to come to a head with her. Will she ever get on a better path? Let’s hope so.
Sonja Morgan has been on the Real Housewives of New York long enough for us viewers to identify her patterns of behavior. There are two aspects to Sonja that bubble to the surface, the fact that she can’t shake her past life and that she wants to present a persona of a highly desirable, hobnobbing, NY socialite. If you need more convincing, consider that Sonja ALWAYS compares herself to New York City in her taglines. It’s time she stopped living in a fantasy, though it’s highly entertaining to see her drunken meltdowns. Who knew that Eboni K. Williams banking with Wells Fargo could be so triggering?
It would serve Sonja well to be present in her current life because the embellishments and reveries seem detrimental at this point. And they tend to pop up and very inconvenient times. Take the comments Sonja made about Luann de Lesseps’s ex-husband Tom D’Agostino. During Luann’s courtship with Tom, Sonja revealed that they had a prior “friends with benefits” situation. Was that true? Was Sonja embellishing to prop up her facade of desirability? Thankfully, both ladies have nothing to do with Tom anymore, but it’s got to be a touchy subject for Luann.
Luann de Lesseps, much like her OG counterpart Ramona Singer, has seemingly aged backwards throughout every season of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s tall, dark and fabulous, which is a great combination for an over-the-top housewife. Whether she’s telling people they’re “uncool,” complaining about the “lower-level” or flirting with the nearest pirate, Lu’s a treasure to behold. She always brings it to RHONY year after year, and looks great doing it.
Lu has gone through quite a lot in the past few years. She got married and divorced from Tom D’Agostino, only to move into a new apartment right next door to him. She had a new man for a minute, but now she’s single again, and single Lu is always a good time. And she’s going sober so far on Season 13 alongside Leah McSweeney. Oh, did I mention she’s also included on the Real Housewives All-Stars spinoff? She’s truly an icon who’s shown a lot of growth throughout her time on the show. She even got a tattoo, like who is this new Lu?
The Real Housewives of New York returned to our TV screens this week, and a whole lot has changed this time around. Ramona Singer (with a new $80k smile) and Luann de Lesseps turned a new leaf and have become besties. Lu “accidentally” moved in across from her ex-husband Tom D’Agostino. Eboni K. Williams made an amazing debut as the first Black cast member. Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley are out, at least for now. The only thing that stayed the same is Sonja Morgan still running around her townhouse with a tribe of interns.
Leah McSweeney has also undergone a pretty massive transformation since her breakout season. She upgraded her apartment and her boobs, stopped drinking and is in the process of converting to Judaism. Quite different from her first season filled with drunken pool parties and ravioli throwing.
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.
Luann de Lesseps is a maven of cabaret. She a current star of Real Housewives of New York. And, not for nothing, Luann is also cool – not all like, uncool. Luann is also very unlucky in love, it seems. When Lu joined RHONY, she was… THE COUNTESS. She was married to Alex de Lesseps, a real live French diplomat who may or may not have ditched Luann for an Ethiopian princess. Lu licked her wounds and eventually moved on to another Frenchman, Jacques Azoulay. We all loved French Ross Geller and it appeared Lu did too – until a rogue pirate in St. Barths with a penchant for guyliner put more than a kink in their relationship.
Somehow Luann eventually found herself involved with
douche CEO Tom D’Agostino. Tom, much like Harry Dubin, made himself a regular fixture on the Housewives dating circuit. Unfortunately for Luann, their dating lead to engagement, which lead to Luann going off the rails. In the wake of Luann’s affair of the heart and Tom’s affair in general, Lu’s mind was less on relationships and more on not getting arrested again. After trying her luck on a dating site, Lu met personal trainer Garth Wakeford. Now, after several months of going out, we learn Garth is partying on without Luann.