Entrepreneur, political consultant and reality TV star Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Bell is reportedly in talks to join the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City.
A source tells Page Six, “Scaramucci’s wife is doing the Housewives. They’ve been wanting new blood and have been striking out with new cast members. She’s been meeting with Bravo.” Another insider added, “It’s reality-TV gold. I’d love to have her on.”
Deidre confirmed the rumors on Tuesday during an episode of the couple’s podcast. “I can’t get into too much detail, but I’d love to do the show if they really wanted me to do the show. But right now we’re just sitting here, waiting, and I’ll let you guys know.”
And Deidre has her hubby’s support. The former Trump communications manager said Deidre would “have a lot of fun on the show,” but worries people would resent her because of his Trump ties. “I hope the Cheeto stains on my hands are not on your hands.”
This could mean a cast shake-up for the show with Tinsley Mortimer possibly being fired and Luann de Lesseps asking for a pay raise.
The source explains that Tinsley hasn’t had much of an impact on viewers since joining the show in 2016. “No one knows her and it’s like starting all over every season . . . How many seasons can they sit around talking about her dating or not dating [sometimes-boyfriend] Scott [Kluth]?” the insider shared.
Also getting the boot? The source says newcomer Barbara Kavoit could also be given the hoof. “She’s out. She didn’t become a part of the ensemble,” the insider revealed.
How do you feel about the possibility of a RHONY cast shake-up? I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad move for Bravo if they keep some of our favorite anchors.