Former Real Housewives of New York City star Heather Thomson made a cameo on this season of the show. She showed up to support and run the New York City Marathon with her long-time friend Carole Radziwill. This week, Thomson appeared on a popular Real Housewives podcast, Andy’s Girls. Heather dished on everything from Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s strained friendship, her own Housewives experience, Luann’s arrest and much more.
We have exclusively obtained part of Heather’s interview that aired on the show.
Heather on taking the job on RHONY. “When I watched the show I remember thinking I could do that”
Thompson also had a lot to say about Luann de Lesseps’ arrest and narcissism. “I wasn’t surprised. The issue with LuAnn and I was always authenticity and to be true. I had heard about narcissism, I had never really met somebody that had really fit the bill, it was hard for me to fathom that this was truly textbook.”
“She’s totally a narcissist, she doesn’t get it and she’s so self-promotional all the time. I loved her stupid little etiquette side to herself because it was so funny the countess thing, dramatic for television, it’s funny.”
Heather also spoke about the divide in Carole and Bethenny Frankel’s award tension. “I can see transparently through Bethenny and I know who Carole is as a person, and so I knew that it was going to have some legs but that it would fall off at some point because they are totally different and that’s what you’ll see happen this season.”
“When Bethenny came back who else was she gonna be friends with? They all wanted to take her down, I thought it was great for the show. I understood Bethenny, and I could relate to her but Carole was easier for her to be friends with. I believe in Bethenny Frankel.”
Thomson even reminisced about Sonja Morgan and her toaster-oven line. “What you see with Sonja is what you get, and Lady Morgan is very true. I think the upsetting thing about Sonja for me is 100% what you said, and that she’s actually a big fat goofball, and she takes herself too seriously when she should have a wink and a nod.”
“She took it too seriously, couldn’t get out of her own way, and so therefore she never really launches anything. She’s the one housewife I’m not in touch with, on no level do we relate to one another.”
Heather weighed in on the relationship of Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer. “I remember when we went to Montana – remember when I threw the hatchet – we were taking pictures afterwards and then Sonja came and said to me that Ramona was cracking behind my back like oh don’t take a picture with Heather, don’t promote her. And so they take a picture with me and in their mind they’re promoting me and until that point I didn’t really get it and I was like, you catty dumb bitches. And they really are by the way, and they continue to be on the show. I don’t have that relationship with Ramona off the show. We stay in touch.”
Aviva Drescher shocked everyone when she threw her leg at the end of season six. Heather shares her thoughts about Aviva’s behavior.“I was so upset with her that season. In hindsight when I reflect on Aviva, the thing that Aviva had well over me was that she did understand the value of entertainment and television. She believed she would make a great housewife. She got in her own way.”
“The leg toss was planned, she always believed that would be something that she did because she thought it would be a historical television moment, which it was, but she didn’t reap the benefits of it because she was asked to leave.”
But that’s not all, Heather has some advice for RHOA’s Kenya Moore. “For any housewife, if you’re going to make a career out of it, and it’s your genuine career, and they want your husband to be on the show, well that’s something that you’re going to have to deal with. If you don’t have a contract and you have a husband or spouse that doesn’t want to be on the show, then be honest about it.”
Thoughts about what Heather had to say?
Listen to the full episode here.