Luann de Lesseps confirmed the cast shakeup for Season 13 of The Real Housewives of New York. It appears that major changes are taking place. Bravo wants to cast some new housewives. Production for the upcoming season will begin later this year.
This comes after the cast filmed Season 12 of the first-ever in-person reunion since the coronavirus pandemic. As TV Shows Ace reported, Leah McSweeney said she would like to see a more diverse group of ladies. Now, in a new interview, Luann addressed the cast shakeup. But she was hesitant about revealing that piece of information.
RHONY co-star confirms cast shakeup
The Real Housewives of New York will look different in Season 13. The current season already went through its own cast shakeup. Bethenny Frankel abruptly left the show just a week before filming started. Then Tinsley Mortimer left in the middle of the season to move to Chicago with now fiance Scott Kluth. Season 12 also introduced newcomer Leah McSweeney.
However, the show wants to include different personalities. Longtime cast member Luann de Lesseps spoke to Extra TV about the possible cast shakeup. Even though the interview took place on Friday, August 7, it didn’t make headlines until recently.
“There’s definitely going to be some new housewives,” Luann de Lesseps told ExtraTV before hesitating, as per RealityBlurb. “Maybe … I don’t know. You didn’t hear it from me.”
While she didn’t want to reveal the network’s plans for the next season, she seemed certain that a shakeup is bound to happen. She has been certain about the changes taking place behind the scenes.
“Tinsley is gone now, so I’m sure there’s gonna be someone introduced to the show for the new season,” Luann previously told Entertainment Tonight back in July.
Bethenny has made it clear that she has no plans to return to the reality series. Bravo hasn’t made any official announcements. Viewers will have to see what happens in the coming months ahead. It’ll be interesting to see who returns and who leaves the series behind.
Luann de Lesseps talks Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer
But that’s not all that Luann de Lesseps talked about. She addressed Sonja Morgan’s $75,000 facelift, as per The Blast. Luann had nothing but kind words to say about Sonja’s new look.
“She had her face lifted,” Luann de Lesseps explained. “It is no secret. I saw her actually a couple of weeks ago out here in the Hamptons and she looked really good.”
The cabaret star also reflected back on Ramona Singer’s meltdown at her epic birthday party. Luann claims she didn’t hear Ramona’s threats to quit the show.
“Everybody heard her quitting the show. I didn’t hear that but she was definitely upset,” Luann admitted.
She then explained that Ramona was offended by Leah’s wild behavior, but she ignored that strange scene of Sonja dancing on a broken mirror.
“Ramona judges Leah much more harshly than she does somebody like Sonja,” Luann explained. “Sonja was breaking tables and dancing on glass.”
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The Real Housewives of New York airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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