There are a lot of changes coming up for Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York. Tinsley Mortimer left the show during last season to move to Chicago to be with her boyfriend, Scott Kluth. Scott announced in March of 2021 that he ended his engagement to Tinsley. Tinsley won’t be back this season, but Eboni K. Williams is joining as the franchise’s first Black Housewife. I am excited!
RHONY also bid farewell to Dorinda Medley, who announced that she was leaving in August of 2020. Dorinda and Ramona Singer argued a lot during Season 12, but that is nothing new. There were rumors that Dorinda was actually fired because of her angry outbursts. I must admit that I am going to miss Dorinda “making it nice” at her home in the Bezerkshires.
Former RHONY star Bethenny Frankel posted a tribute for Dorinda on Instagram stating, “Don’t let anyone or anything dull your sparkle.” But it sounds as if Ramona and some of the other New York ladies are accusing Bethenny of trying to steal their sparkle.
Bethenny announced her engagement to Paul Bernon on the same day that the Season 13 RHONY trailer dropped. A “source” claimed that “Bethenny is just being her petty self, but she can’t take away the cast’s happiness or how hard they worked this season during the coronavirus pandemic.” Is this source named Luann de Lesseps or Ramona? Just wondering.
Ramona discussed the new cast dynamic during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Ramona explained, “When a cast member leaves, somehow we just pick up where it was left off and don’t really notice that they’re gone. We’re all just like, cog in the wheel and… or a spoke in the wheel, and if one goes, the wheel keeps going,” she said. “So, it was fine.”
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And Ramona is still steamed about the timing of Bethenny’s engagement news, calling it “very calculated.” The timing is curious. “Of course she did it on purpose! Come on, you know Bethenny very well,” Ramona remarked.
In a surprising twist, Ramona revealed that she and Dorinda no longer have a relationship. Ramona added that she “only wishes the best for her” and has “respect for her as a person in a lot of ways.”
So, would Ramona be happy to have Dorinda return as a Housewife again in Season 14? “I don’t know if she’s ready to come back,” Ramona replied. Andy Cohen previously stated that he hopes that Dorinda will be “renewed and refreshed,” and possibly return to RHONY someday.
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While Ramona and Dorinda’s friendship fizzled, guess who is Dorinda’s new bestie? That’s right– Bethenny! Bethenny isn’t shy about discussing her friendship with Dorinda. “We have gotten really much closer, and it is better that we got closer not being on the show, because it means that it is not because of the show.” Bethenny commented.
The duo is even collaborating on a project together. That must make Ramona absolutely furious.
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TELL US- DID BETHENNY DROP HER ENGAGEMENT NEWS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE TRAILER TO BE PETTY? ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT RAMONA AND DORINDA ARE NO LONGER FRIENDS?
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