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Sonja Morgan Says ‘RHONY’ Cast Is ‘Closer Than Ever’ Plus, Kelly Bensimon Reveals If She Would Ever Return To the Show Now That Bethenny Frankel is Gone

The Real Housewives of New York City cast is “closer than ever” according to Sonja Morgan, who says it’s been  “all for one and one for all” while filming season 12.

“We’re much closer than ever,” the 56-year-old reality star told Page Six on Tuesday. “This season has been great. I’m very excited.”

“We have a new addition, Leah [McSweeney],” Sonja says of 37-year-old fashion designer and CEO of Married to the Mob. “She hit the ground running and you’re going to really enjoy this season. It’s very funny. It’s dramatic.”

Speaking of drama, Sonja shuts down any worries from fans over Luann de Lesseps’ recent announcement she’s drinking again. Earlier this year, Luann told PEOPLE she’s “drinking responsibly again.” In the trailer for season 12, Luann can be seen taking a sip of vodka and saying, “Oh, it tasted so good!”

These recent statements have left fans worried since Luann has been to rehab twice and has struggled with her sobriety in the past. However, Sonja insists that fans shouldn’t be worried at all.

“Luann’s a good girl,” Morgan notes. “She’ll be fine.”

When asked how filming season 12 was without Bethenny Frankel, Sonja said, “You know Bethenny is one of my BFFs, so I miss seeing her and I definitely miss her being on the show. She’s part of the DNA of the show. I know that whatever works for her, works for me, and I just want her to be happy.”

Meanwhile, former RHONY star Kelly Bensimon recently revealed if she would ever consider returning to the show especially now that Bethenny is no longer apart of the cast.

“Never say never,” Kelly revealed to HollywoodLife. “I’m having some fun. I’ve been filming a little bit for Million Dollar Listing. It’s so much fun. I’m having a great time with that. It’s more business-minded. I can have a really good time and then we conduct business and I’m loving that.”

Kelly also hinted that it was difficult to be on the show with Bethenny, explaining, “It was a hard time when I was on it for a couple of years, and then I had a great time. I had so many mixed emotions. It was like a bad relationship.”

When asked if it would be easier to be on RHONY without Bethenny, Kelly said “Yeah. A lot easier. I had a great time when I was just with the girls. I had a great time.”

The Real Housewives of New York returns to Bravo on April 2.

Thoughts on Sonja’s comments? Are you excited for season 12? Would you like to see Kelly back on RHONY?

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