Official RHONY Season 7 Preview And Cast Information

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Season 7 of the Real Housewives of New York City premieres April 7th on Bravo and the official trailer and cast information has been released!

According to Bravo, season 7 brings change as the ladies face betrayal, crumbling marriages, new love, and endless wild nights. After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel makes her highly anticipated return joining Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and new housewife Dorinda Medley.

This season, it’s Bethenny like you have never seen her before as she struggles with finalizing her divorce, looking for a new place to live, and coping being a single mother. In another emotional journey, Ramona’s 25-year relationship with Mario ends as she looks to her longtime friend, Dorinda, for support. Meanwhile, Dorinda is also in the process of moving forward with her life after the passing of her husband more than three years ago. She is in a new relationship, but her friends and daughter question if he is Mr. Right or just Mr. Right Now. One woman who never seeks anyone’s approval is Carole. Her love life is in full bloom with a hot younger chef, but a call from overseas sends her off to deal with her past. Sonja, frustrated by the lack of encouragement for her businesses from the ladies last year, is on a mission to prove that she is not only a socialite, but also a serious businesswoman. Cleaning house, LuAnn is selling her Hamptons home and taking a closer look at the friendships that are not working in her life. Kristen and Josh have a newfound appreciation for each other as Kristen sets her sights on expanding business opportunities. Never shy to give her opinion or rub people the wrong way, Heather was ready to play nice with Bethenny, however it seems the “skinny” on their relationship isn’t quite so “yummie.”

Watch the preview below.

Meet the cast below.

 

bethenny-frankel-fullAfter a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel makes her highly anticipated return for season seven of The Real Housewives of New York City. Natural foods chef, best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, and mom, Bethenny Frankel first came to national attention with her wit, wisdom, and humor when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her success on the series led her to Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network, Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After… Bethenny is the creator of the low calorie cocktail brand Skinnygirl Cocktails and partnered with Beam Suntory in 2011. The cocktail portfolio now includes over 20 products including wines, flavored vodkas, and delicious ready-to-drink cocktails. Frankel is a brand collaborator, developer, and marketer for Skinnygirl Cocktails. As the owner of Skinnygirl, Bethenny has created a thriving lifestyle brand featuring products offering women practical solutions to everyday problems. Some of the many Skinnygirl products include “Sparklers” non-alcoholic beverages, microwave popcorn, snacks, hummus, dips, nutrition bars, salad dressings, liquid sweeteners and water enhancers, shapewear, and appliances. In 2013, Frankel brought her distinct voice and candid point of view to daytime television on Bethenny, her nationally syndicated daytime talk program, and she has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine. She is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out Of Life, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, and The Skinnygirlâ„¢ Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life. She has also authored Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results, the recently released children’s book Cookie Meets Peanut, the cocktail book, Skinnygirl Cocktails, and the upcoming book I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To out on April 7, 2015

 

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Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York. She moved to New York City to attend college, earning a B.A. at Hunter College and a masters degree at New York University. In 1988, she landed an internship at ABC News. It was the start of a long and rewarding career. Carole’s work with Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and the newsmagazine shows Primetime Live and 20/20 garnered her three Emmy Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian Award, and a GLAAD Award. Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, reporting on stories from places like Cambodia, India, and the Middle East. She was assigned to Israel in 1991 to cover the first Gulf War. In 2001, during the Afghanistan War, she spent a month embedded in the 101st Airborne Division in Kandahar. While there, she filmed for the ABC docuseries Profiles From the Front Line. In 2003, Carole left ABC News to write her first book, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. It is a moving account of her life, her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, and their heartbreaking battle with cancer. What Remains spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award. Carole is a contributor to Glamour magazine and Portermagazine. Her first novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating, was published in February 2014. She is at work on her next book, which will be a collection of essays on topics ranging from love to war to the drama of reality.

 

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Manhattan socialite Dorinda Medley joins The Real Housewives of New York City this season with a fresh and exuberant perspective. Dorinda was born in the Berkshires and, after graduating college, got her start in the New York City showrooms at Liz Claiborne. Dorinda moved to London to be with her first husband and started her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere, with many high-profile London clients like Princess Diana and Joan Collins. After almost 10 years in London, she got a divorce, sold her company, and moved to New York City with her daughter, Hannah, to figure out life in the city as a single mom. In 2005, Dorinda met and married Richard Medley, and together they worked on fund-raising for causes with the likes of Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Hilary Clinton. After the tragic loss of her beloved Richard, Dorinda and Hannah became each other’s strength through the difficult time and are now closer than ever. She is currently dating John Mahdessian, owner of Madame Paulette, the leading cleaning and restoration establishment of worldwide couture garments in the Upper East Side. Dorinda is always putting her energy and focus into her friends, family, and charity work. She enjoys vacationing and all types of fashion, both high-end and high-street, and considers all of her pieces collector’s items—the glitzier and stylish, the better for this true New York City housewife.

 

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A savvy and highly successful businesswoman, Heather Thomson is the creator of Yummie by Heather Thomson, a popular and innovative brand of wardrobe essentials. In more than 20 years as a successful designer and stylist, Heather has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. As the founding Director of Design for his Sean John label, she is credited as a major force behind multiple CFDA award nominations. A married mother of two children—Jax, 10, and Ella Rae, 8—Heather got the idea for Yummie by Heather Thomson shortly after having her children. Disappointed by existing shapewear, she set out to create something sexier, comfier, and “yummier.” She came up with her patented three-panel system, which is now one of Yummie’s signature designs. Since the launch of Heather’s original Yummie Tummie three-panel tank, Yummie by Heather Thomson has expanded into categories beyond shapewear, with bras and panties, denim, leggings, active, and her newest, loungewear, launching in stores and on yummielife.com in July 2015. In addition to her professional work, Heather supports several charitable initiatives including the Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation, No Barriers, and the Tick Borne Disease Alliance, and she is a continued Organ Donation Advocate. In recognition of her philanthropic work, Heather has been the recipient of several awards including the Champion Award from the American Liver Foundation, the Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope, and the H.U.G. Award, presented to her by the Intimate Apparel Square Club.

 

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Born in Farmington, Connecticut, Kristen began her modeling career at age 14 after being discovered by John Casablanca’s agency. She went on to work in New York before moving to Paris for several years, followed by Italy and Australia. Gracing the covers of some of the world’s most renowned fashion publications, Kristen has appeared in Australian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour, as well as national campaigns for beauty brands such as L’Oréal and Clairol. The blonde beauty had been photographed by famed photographers including Antoine Verglas and Ben Watts. In addition to her work as a model and mom, Kristen possesses a keen business sense that led her to launch her own successful greeting card company called 2nd Street Press in 2009. On a personal note, after visiting Graceland as a teenager, Kristen developed a deep love for Elvis Presley that remains with her today. Not only does she take great pride in knowing the lyrics to all of his songs, she also shows her admiration by displaying a 4 by 5-foot portrait of “The King” in the hallway of her apartment. Kristen lives by the philosophy of “telling it like it is,” because she has nothing to hide. Today Kristen lives in TriBeCa with her husband of 10 years Josh Taekman, co-founder of the natural energy supplement EBOOST, and their two children, 6-year-old Cash and 3-year-old Kingsley. Kristen has a  fashion/mommy blog called Last Night’s Look. She has also teamed up with Ricky’s Nyc and started her own nail polish line called Pop of Color ( @POCBeauty), made and sold in NYC! She stays in shape by keeping up with her children’s many school, social, and extracurricular activities along with her disciplined pursuit of pilates, JCORE fitness, and an EBOOST a day.

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Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, everyone’s favorite countess, continues to juggle a busy schedule of work and being a single mother of two. Her daughter Victoria, an accomplished artist, is in her third year of college, and her son, Noel, an artist, entrepreneur, and high school senior, has recently launched his own venture in skateboard design: Fancy Fool. Last year, Luann, known for her distinctive style, successfully launched her own fashion line, The Countess Collection, for Evine Live (formerly ShopHQ.) Her lifestyle brand will continue to expand into jewelry, home, and spirits later this year. Luann champions her favorite charities: The American Cancer Society, ACE Soho Partnership for the Homeless, GLAAD, amFAR, and a host of others. She continues to challenge herself and expand her horizons with frequent hosting and guest appearances on national and regional shows like Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Watch What Happens Live!, OMG Insider, The Talk, OK! TV, Good Day New York, and others. She has made the leap to primetime network programming with roles on Royal Pains and Law & Order: SVU, in addition to her growing list of theater credits, which includes Celebrity Autobiography. Luann splits her time between her Manhattan apartment and her new Hamptons home with her trusty West Highland Terrier, Aston.

 

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Ramona Singer is a true businesswoman, most recently becoming a partner at the restaurant AOA Bar and Grill in Tribeca, which encompasses the three things she loves most: great people, great food, and Ramona Pinot Grigio. She is also involved in the beauty and accessory industry with her Tru Renewal skin-care line and her True Faith jewelry collection. In addition, she is able to have Turtle Time all the time with her Ramona Pinot Grigio and Ramona Red. Ramona is passionate about her charity work, especially supporting women and children who are victims of domestic abuse, after the abuse she witnessed her own mother endure. Ramona has always been a strong believer that children are the future and became involved with Africa Foundation/And Beyond, which helps build schools for children in Africa. With Avery in college, Ramona has been able to focus on herself and her own interests, including fitness and cooking. She has also had time to self-reflect and learn more about herself. Always open to new opportunities and life’s challenges, Ramona has taken all of the recent developments in her life and made the most out of them.

 

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Sonja Morgan is a fixture of New York City society. She got her start modeling in Paris and Milan and studying marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, representing high-end luxury brands while keeping her Berkshire-bred sensibilities and values. Sonja used her business acumen, social skills, rock-and-rollers, royalty, and power set to launch several luxury fashion brands and successful hot spots across the country. Sonja captured America’s attention with her groundbreaking toaster oven recipes, which inspired the all-encompassing international lifestyle fashion brand she wishes to grow globally with her partners. She recently launched the Sonja Morgan New York sportswear, ready-to-wear, evening gowns, and fine jewelry collection—which is expected soon in fine department stores and online—during New York Fall Fashion Week 2015. As a divorced, single mother, Sonja dedicates her time to her 14-year-old daughter, her businesses, and her philanthropy, which includes work with the LGBT community, children, artists, and animals. A lover of the arts, Sonja loves producing, writing, and performing her inspirational “caburlesque” skits at her Sonja in the City events that benefit her charities. She received a New York State Senate award in July 2013 for her entrepreneurial business savvy, her use of media, and her charity work. In addition, she was interviewed on those topics by The Economistmagazine at the New York Stock Exchange for Bloomberg TV. As a fashion and lifestyle consultant, Sonja shares “Sonja Style!” on her podcast at Play.it. Sonja’s motto remains “live each day as if you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

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19 Replies to “Official RHONY Season 7 Preview And Cast Information”

  1. The trailers looking good.

    They have a good line up this year, glad to see Bethenny back and her zingers are just as good as the last time she was on the show.
    Ramona doesn’t look as standoffish as she was next year.
    Was never a massive Countess fan but she was great last year and she has some great lines in the trailer.

    Presumably this means she’s a full time housewife again?

  2. Well it looks like Andy got his wish, and the casting changes brought on more drama this season on RHONY- without the crass and disgusting lowbrow Avicious!

    1. I’m SO happy Aviva is gone. I stopped watching last season because I couldn’t stand her! Have you seen her on Marriage Boot Camp? Such a mess!

  3. i didnt know any one was highly anticipating the return of bethany i cannot stand her she is the fakest of all fakes

  4. OMG the mini biographies of the “ladies” make them sound like saints awaiting canonization. Most of them are down right nut jobs. Thank God you got rid of the nuttiest one.

  5. The Countess officially KILLED the trailer. If her ‘cool’ line doesn’t earn her apple back, none of the other ladies deserve them either!

  6. I was never a fan of Bethenny but I am very much looking forward to watching her unleash her fury on Heather, Kristen, and Carole if they cross her… And from the looks of it THEY DID.

  7. I hope this season is a big success, if for nothing else than to show the executives at Bravo that you don’t have to cast complete psychopath messes in order for the audience to be entertained. It would be lovely if the firing of Aviva could rid us of Brandi and Kenya as well.

  8. Yes, those bio’s were certainly well written and I am happy be told of the many good things these women are doing, instead of the constant bad. So you see, good publicity CAN be just as good as bad BRAVO. I am looking forward to actually seeing the women involved in all of the aspects of life that you mentioned above and not just a bunch of trash talk and yelling like usual. Focus on the good. You may be surprised to see how well the audience actually takes to it.

  9. Glad Aviva is gone, but I’ve ever been a fan of Bethenny so I can’t say I have high anticipation for her return.

  10. love how they tried to make Ramona out to look like a saint in her mini bio,she is truly mentally ill you can see it in her crazy eyes she gets,shes is clearly not o.k!i hope this time around she takes her medication,or someone please punch her lights out!!

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