Luann De Lesseps is opening up about the recent drama surrounding the Real Housewives of New York.
In a new interview on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast, the Countess reveals that she’s looking forward to season 14 and hopes to return.
The reality star insists that season 13 of RHONY “ended on a good note” despite the abrupt ending to the season. As we previously reported season 13 ended without any reunion due to scheduling conflicts and a third-party investigation into a racism complaint against Ramona Singer.
She explained: “We said everything we had to say. It was disappointing we didn’t have the reunion, but you know, timing-wise. And it was just too late for the party.”
“And so we’re just moving on and, you know, I know there’s some casting going on, so I’m looking forward to the next season,” she continued.
When asked about season 14, Luann noted: “Well, you know, I don’t really have news on the next season.”
“I just know that there will be a next season and I’m really looking forward to getting, you know, getting our show back and getting, you know, getting our girls back on Bravo, you know?” she added. “So I have no doubt. The show is definitely coming back and you know, we’re going to come back stronger than ever because we’re in New York City.”
While Luann isn’t directly involved in casting for RHONY she did note that she “weighs in heavily on who might be cast.”
She also assures fans that “New York City ain’t going anywhere.”
It was recently revealed that the Real Housewives of New York would NOT be airing on Bravo in 2022. In fact, according to reports, the franchise won’t be returning until 2023 at the earliest.
Word on the street is that the New York Real Housewives franchise is still “alive” but is being “rebooted.”
RHONY Executive Producer Andy Cohen all but confirmed this news on a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show.
Per Andy, Bravo has put RHONY “on pause” for the moment.
“We are kind of on pause at this moment. We have a lot of casting happening and we are looking at every option,” Andy told Michael Rapaport, who was filling in for Wendy Williams.
“We are working on it. I love New York, you love New York, we all love New York,” he added.