Sonja Morgan has become known for hiring interns, and while it’s become a constant RHONY joke, she stands firm that it’s a beneficial program in which the students get college credits; sign me up, I would have loved that over some of my CUA classes!
Although Sonja loved helping the students, (and getting the free assistance) she recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she has officially stopped employing interns!
“Oh, you know, I really enjoyed my experience with the interns and it was gratifying,” Sonja admitted. Elaborating, “I needed them, they needed me. But, once I was out of the Chapter 11 reorganization and I had my bank accounts back, and I could — I can’t! It’s a lot of work. It’s exhausting to be side-by-side with a student all day. You have to check their work and critique,” she explained.
Sonja’s biggest RHONY season 10 enemy Dorinda Medley joined her for the interview, and shockingly defended Sonja hiring interns. (Evidently they’ve made up). “It’s much more complicated than you think. There’s a lot of legal things,” Dorinda confirmed.
Sonja wanted to make it clear that she did just as much, or more work than her former interns. She reiterated, “They don’t work autonomously. It’s a side-by-side [thing].”
It had become, “exhausting” for Sonja to train the incoming interns, and now she is just working with her go-to guy, her new(ish) assistant Connor.
“I have a great assistant now. I’m in a different place now, too. I’m not in flight or fight every day. Now, I wanna, you know, collapse and take stock and just relax. I want to breathe now,” Sonja wrapped.
I hate to say it, but I’m going to miss the constant talk and jokes about the interns. However, I’m glad that Sonja has her finances in order and is finally settled; she deserves lots of success and maybe Connor will help her reach her professional goals!