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Leah McSweeney’s ‘Good Friend’ Bershan Shaw Set To Join Season 13 Cast of RHONY Plus Is Ramona Singer Already Butting Heads With the Newbie?

The rumors seem to be true – Bershan Shaw is joining the season 13 cast of the Real Housewives of New York.

According to HollywoodLife, the business coach, actress, and motivational speaker star is filming for season 13 after being “suggested” to producers by her good friend Leah McSweeney.

“Bershan Shaw will be filming for ‘RHONY’ when the ladies begin filming,” a source close to production reveals. “[Bershan] was actually suggested to producers by Leah, and Leah is so excited it worked out as all of the ladies have been pretty vocal at suggesting people to join the cast.”

However, the Married to the Mob designer isn’t the only RHONY star Berhan is friendly with in real life.

“She’s good friends with Leah and also Sonja [Morgan], but she knows all of the ladies and has for years. She’s really outgoing, outspoken, and fun and is very excited to do the show,” the source adds.

It’s unknown if Berhan will hold an apple or not.

“It’s too early to tell if she’ll be full-time or a friend, but it sounds like she will be filming to be more of a full-time wife,” the source explains.

While season 13 is in the early days of filming, sources say this casting shakeup is already causing drama among the cast.

Ramona [Singer] seems to be having a tough time with someone new coming in since she’s an OG, but they’ve known each other for years and years,” the source says, adding, “That’ll be an interesting dynamic to watch this season. The ladies will start filming with one another this month.”

Berhan will be joining Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and fellow newbie Eboni K. Williams.

On Thursday, it was announced that Eboni officially joined the season 13 cast of RHONY, making her the first black Housewife in the franchise’s history.

In a statement, Eboni said: “NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife. Can’t wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn’t been seen before. Anyone who’s aware of my work knows I don’t hold back. I’m going to keep it just as real here as I do everywhere else.”

RHONY will return to Bravo for season 13 in 2021.

Thoughts on this RHONY casting news? Are you surprised that Ramona isn’t welcoming Bershan with open arms? Sound off below!

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