“Elyse isn’t a full-fledged housewife yet; they’re always testing new women,” a source tells Us Weekly.
Adding that Elyse will have “a prominent role on the show, but is still considered a “friend” at this point.”
According to the source, the RHONY newbie is “filming with all the women,” including Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, and fellow newcomer Leah McSweeney.
Elyse was first spotted filming with the RHONY cast over the weekend in Newport, RI. Elyse even posted a few photos from the trip, including one with Ramona and Sonja, which she later deleted on her Instagram.
However, the insider points out that Leah is “the only new official Housewife.”
As for Leah, sources previous revealed that she would be “a great addition” to the cast.
“Leah and Tinsley are friends and have filmed together,” an insider told Us Weekly in August. “Leah is a great addition to the show. She’s glamorous, fun, and wild in all the right ways.”
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Source: Us Weekly