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,Â 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, itâ€™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, Ramonaâ€™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 anyoneâ€™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 â€œskinnyâ€ on their relationship isnâ€™t quite so â€œyummie.â€
Watch the preview below.
Meet the cast below.
After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel makes her highly anticipated return for season seven ofÂ 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’sÂ The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her success on the series led her to Bravoâ€™sÂ The Real Housewives of New York CityÂ for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network,Â Bethenny Getting Married?Â andÂ Bethenny Ever After…Â 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 onÂ 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 ofÂ Skinnydipping,Â A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out Of Life,Â Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, andÂ The Skinnygirlâ„¢ Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life. She has also authoredÂ Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results, the recently released children’s bookÂ Cookie Meets Peanut, the cocktail book,Â Skinnygirl Cocktails, and the upcoming bookÂ I Suck at Relationships So You Donâ€™t Have ToÂ out on April 7, 2015
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. Caroleâ€™s work with Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and the newsmagazine showsÂ Primetime LiveÂ andÂ 20/20Â 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 docuseriesÂ Profiles From the Front Line. In 2003, Carole left ABC News to write her first book,Â 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.Â What RemainsÂ 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 toÂ GlamourÂ magazine andÂ Portermagazine. Her first novel,Â 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.
Manhattan socialite Dorinda Medley joinsÂ The Real Housewives of New York CityÂ 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 otherâ€™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 collectorâ€™s itemsâ€”the glitzier and stylish, the better for this true New York City housewife.
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, BeyoncÃ©, and Sean â€œDiddyâ€ 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 childrenâ€”Jax, 10, and Ella Rae, 8â€”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 â€œyummier.â€ She came up with her patented three-panel system, which is now one of Yummieâ€™s signature designs. Since the launch of Heatherâ€™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.
Born in Farmington, Connecticut, Kristen began her modeling career at age 14 after being discovered by John Casablancaâ€™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 worldâ€™s most renowned fashion publications, Kristen has appeared inÂ Australian Vogue,Â Harperâ€™s Bazaar, andÂ Glamour, as well as national campaigns for beauty brands such as Lâ€™OrÃ©al 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 â€œThe Kingâ€ in the hallway of her apartment. Kristen lives by the philosophy of â€œtelling it like it is,â€ 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 Â fashion/mommy blog calledÂ 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 childrenâ€™s many school, social, and extracurricular activities along with her disciplined pursuit of pilates, JCORE fitness, and an EBOOST a day.
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, everyoneâ€™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 likeÂ Steve Harvey,Â Wendy Williams,Â Watch What Happens Live!,Â OMG Insider,Â The Talk,Â OK! TV,Â Good Day New York, and others. She has made the leap to primetime network programming with roles onÂ Royal PainsÂ andÂ Law & Order: SVU, in addition to her growing list of theater credits, which includesÂ Celebrity Autobiography. Luann splits her time between her Manhattan apartment and her new Hamptons home with her trusty West Highland Terrier, Aston.
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.
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 collectionâ€”which is expected soon in fine department stores and onlineâ€”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 â€œcaburlesqueâ€ 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 byÂ The Economistmagazine at the New York Stock Exchange for Bloomberg TV. As a fashion and lifestyle consultant, Sonja shares â€œSonja Style!â€ on her podcast at Play.it. Sonjaâ€™s motto remains “live each day as if you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
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