The Real Housewives of New York has begun airing a new season, and one former RHONY star is sharing her take on it all! Holla!
Heather Thompson, who founded Yummie Tummie, previously starred on the RHONY. Just because she left the series though, doesn’t mean we don’t get to know her take on it all. Recently she shared her opinions during the podcast, Andy’s Girls: A Real Housewives Podcast. Heather discussed Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship, LuAnn De Lesseps arrest, and even the rollercoaster that is ‘Ramonja’ AKA Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.
To start off, it turns out that taking the job as a ‘Real Housewife’ wasn’t a challenge for Heather. She explained, “When I watched the show I remember thinking I could do that.” So she did for a few seasons!
One of the most scandalous things to happen to the ladies of RHONY, was LuAnn’s arrest when she was intoxicated in Florida. Some people were shocked by LuAnn’s arrest, while others saw it coming. Heather was not thrown off guard by it. She said, “I wasn’t surprised. The issue with LuAnn and I was always authenticity and to be true. I had heard about narcissism, I had never really met somebody that had really fit the bill, it was hard for me to fathom that this was truly textbook.” Heather doesn’t think LuAnn is genuine. “She’s totally a narcissist, she doesn’t get it and she’s so self-promotional all the time. I loved her stupid little etiquette side to herself because it was so funny the countess thing, dramatic for television, it’s funny.”
As far as the friendship between Bethenny and Carole, Heather feels like they are opposites. Heather shared her opinion, stating, “I can see transparently through Bethenny and I know who Carole is as a person, and so I knew that it was going to have some legs but that it would fall off at some point because they are totally different and that’s what you’ll see happen this season.” Heather felt like the friendship between Bethenny and Carole was established because Bethenny needed allies when she made her return to RHONY. Heather pointed out, “When Bethenny came back who else was she gonna be friends with? They all wanted to take her down, I thought it was great for the show. I understood Bethenny, and I could relate to her but Carole was easier for her to be friends with. I believe in Bethenny Frankel.”
Heather doesn’t have anything against Sonja, she just thinks that she takes herself too seriously. Heather explained, “she should have a wink and a nod.” Sonja is often wanting to launch products and businesses, but it doesn’t always happen. Remember Heather even tried helping Sonja? She got very irritated when Sonja showed up late and had her own way of doing things. Heather said this is because, “She took it too seriously, couldn’t get out of her own way, and so therefore she never really launches anything. She’s the one housewife I’m not in touch with, on no level do we relate to one another.”
She does feel that Sonja and Ramona are catty. Heather recalled one particular Real Housewives trip, “I remember when we went to Montana – remember when I threw the hatchet – we were taking pictures afterwards and then Sonja came and said to me that Ramona was cracking behind my back like oh don’t take a picture with Heather, don’t promote her. And so they take a picture with me and in their mind they’re promoting me and until that point I didn’t really get it and I was like, you catty dumb bitches. And they really are by the way, and they continue to be on the show. I don’t have that relationship with Ramona off the show. We stay in touch.”
Heather continues to run her successful business, while juggling being a wife and mother. I liked having her on the show – she kept it real. I actually met her one time, and she was very down-to-earth and fun! Thereefore; I would love her to return – even if it’s just small appearances as a ‘friend of the real housewives.’ Perhaps that will happen! It would make for good reality television because she likes to put them in their places. Stay tuned!
Thoughts on Heather’s opinions about the ladies? What do you agree and/or disagree with? Do you want Heather to return full-time to RHONY? Sound off below!
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