Too much to handle?
It turns out Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan didn’t think Leah McSweeney was the right fit for the Real Housewives of New York.
During Leah’s freshman season on RHONY, Ramona and Sonja tried to get Leah kicked off the show in the middle of filming season 12.
Leah revealed this all during an interview with Stylecaster. She also revealed which co-star had her back during the entire ordeal.
The Married to the Mob founder admitted that the season 12 cast trip to Newport, RI was an emotional tipping point for her. Leah claims that Sonja and Ramona attempted to pull their weight with Bravo executives to get her removed from the show.
“After Rhode Island, I left disheveled and broken. Ramona and Sonja didn’t want me on the show after that trip. They’re going to get so mad I’m saying this. There were phone calls made to executives saying I’m not a good fit,” Leah explained.
“I get too crazy when I drink, which is interesting considering how they get,” Leah said, before noting, “It was rough. ”
She then admitted that former co-star Dorinda Medley was the New York Housewife supporting her the most during the whole ordeal.
“I remember waking up and calling Dorinda being like, ‘I don’t feel good.’ She’s like, ‘I know that feeling. Don’t worry. It’s going to be fine. You’re going to go to this tea party, and you’re going to make it right.’ She was very maternal in a lot of ways,” she added.
The other Housewife in Leah’s corner was good friend Tinsley Mortimer, which is odd considering Tinsley was feuding with Dorinda at the time.
Speaking of Dorinda and Tinsley’s feud, which ultimately led to Dorinda being let go from the show, Leah says she found out about Dorinda’s exit from RHONY the same way fans did.
“I found out at the same time as everyone else,” she said, “She’s obviously so beloved. She was really there for me last season. Not just on camera, but off-camera.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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