Like fine wine, Real Housewives of New York is only getting better with age.
On Wednesday evening, the RHONY season 10 premiere hit Bravo and it featured a drunk Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps practically in black face (what the actual fuck), an unruly Bethenny Frankel, etc. Mind you, we still have an arrest and a boat trip from hell to deal with this season… So, things are already off to a pretty crazzzzy start!
Before we get to the insanity, let’s look at some of the good documented on the reality TV hit. We’re, of course, talking about Bethenny’s hurricane relief efforts. When the RHONY cameras started rolling, Frankel was already well into her B Strong disaster relief work.
Impressively, Bethenny convinced her fellow Bravolebrities Ramona Singer and Tinsley Mortmier to get involved. Both TV veterans donated thousands to the cause. Bravo! (See what we did there??)
Speaking of Tinsley, the 42-year-old is once again without a permanent residence as she revealed that she’s been living in a hotel. Oh, and she’s broken up with that guy Scott. Thankfully, she’s been able to lean on Carole Radziwill, who also broke up with a beau. However, Carole still sees Adam and has “coffee” with him most days. Smh.
Regardless, Radziwill is focusing on bettering herself which means *drum roll* — she’s training for the New York Marathon.
And Carole isn’t the only Housewife working on themselves, as Sonja Morgan had jaunted off to Europe for the summer and tried anti-depressants for the first time. Why?? Well, because, she hoped it’d help her cope with “all of the tragedy and loss” from the last few years. Although, the RHONY star decided to go off the anti-depressant after it made her “wamp, wamp, wamp” croissants. Huh.
Next up, (former) Countess Luann discussed her short lived marriage to Tom D’Agostino. In a post divorce lunch with Dorinda, Lu noted that she had “blinders on” when it came to Tom. Still, when Tom’s behavior got worse and worse, de Lesseps knew it was time to pull the plug on the relationship. She admitted:
“After a certain amount of time, everything the girls were saying was kind of true. Ultimately for me the last straw was the lack of respect├óΓé¼┬ªIt didn’t stop and I couldn’t breathe├óΓé¼┬ªI was drowning. I suffered a lot, I really suffered a lot.”
While Luann has “no regrets” about her marriage and still texts Tom, she knows that a reconciliation is impossible. The only thing that Luann has an issue with?? That Carole didn’t reach out more amid the divorce.
In typical Countess fashion, the 52-year-old brought up the shade with almost every one. Later on, at Dorinda’s Halloween party, Luann relayed that she hoped “this thing with Carole would just go away.” Well, since you’re the one with the issue, that’s on you Luann!
And let’s talk more about Medley’s bash… it was a mess. For starters, Dorinda’s Lady GaGa costume was a disaster and required help from someone at Saturday Night Live. Once the party began, a boozed-up Dorinda got P-I-S-S-E-D because Sonja entered her event and didn’t greet her.
Eventually, Morgan made her way over, but not before Dorinda could talk shit about her to everyone. Watch the awkward moment (below)!
The tragedy that was this party didn’t stop there, as Luann then entered dressed as Diana Ross. And, not like a well done tribute to the music icon either, rather Luann had a deep spray tan and donned a large Afro wig. NOOOOOOO.
Bethenny and Ramona also got into it at the Halloween party — because why the hell not, right?? A drunk-as-a-skunk Frankel LAID INTO Ramona, when Singer tried to suggest that Bethenny’s Hamptons house wasn’t “south of the highway.” At one point, the Skinnygirl founder snapped:
“When you start being successful at something, call me.”
This may be the whitest fight ever to occur on RHONY, and we’re done acknowledging it.
Be sure to catch more RHONY drama when it airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo!
[Image via Bravo.]