The Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps, wants to make it crystal clear to fans there will be no shortage of drama during this season of the Real Housewives of New York. RHONY is currently in the process of filming season 7, and there seems to be lots of drama. Some of the drama might be surrounding the return of former RHONY star Bethenny Frankel.
LuAnn chatted with People about the upcoming season and how things are shaping up so far.
Despite reports to the contrary LuAnn and Bethenny are getting along swimmingly but LuAnn can’t say the same thing for Bethenny and the other castmates.
“I didn’t know what it was gonna be like, I thought it was going to be awkward but it’s actually turned out to be good. We get along really well, so it’s like old times … it’s kind of like the good old days of the Housewives.”
When asked if Bethenny is getting along with the other Housewives, LuAnn coyly replies, “No, never.” It seems that while the Countess is tight-lipped on who Bethenny isn’t getting along with she does say that fans will be surprised. Personally, my money’s on Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman.
Fans can also expect to see a new Housewife on the block and turns out she’s fitting in perfectly.“We’re eight now, we’ve added a new Housewife,” the Countess reveals. “I must say, she is doing great because we all know her. It’s not like someone who you don’t know who just comes in, and you are like, who is this person? She has the same lifestyle, so I think she’ll be a good addition.”
LuAnn did confirm that she’s “fully back” as Housewife after being a part-time cast member last season.“Those taglines were so bad last season, I am glad I wasn’t in that,” she says.
Also, LuAnn gave some details about the New York Housewives’ recent trip and the current state of her relationship with frenemy Ramona Singer.
“We just came from the Housewives trip. That was pretty crazy,” LuAnn says. “We always say to each other when we start the season, ‘What are we gonna come up with this time around?’ We don’t make this stuff up. It all stems from what is really going on with us so I was thinking, ‘What kind of drama is there really gonna be?’ Because God knows, the show doesn’t work without some drama. And you know, it just happens.”
“You are going to see a different dynamic between Ramona and myself, it’s changed for the good,” she said.
I’m super excited about season 7 of RHONY. I just feel like with Bethenny returning the whole show is going to shift – hopefully in a good way. The last few seasons of the show have been good, but a little boring if you ask me. I just wasn’t feeling a connection between the ladies like I did in the first two season of RHONY.
Who do you think Bethenny will feud with this season of RHONY? Are you surprised that Ramona and LuAnn’s relationship changed for the better? Are you excited for season 7 of RHONY?