RHONY: New Housewife, Leah McSweeney, reveals who she is closest to in the cast

Since joining the cast of Real Housewives of New York, Leah McSweeney has brought nothing but entertainment – and a sheer bucket hat.


Shooting has wrapped, but the viewers are just now getting to know her and her role within this post-Bethenny Frankel season. Overall, reactions have been positive.

Last week’s episode – the vibrator in the chicken episode – got a lot of attention for being one of the most beautifully ridiculous ever. On Instagram, viewers are celebrating the landmark mess of a Ramona Singer Hamptons party with some incredible fan-made art.

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Fans also got creative in their comparisons to the visual of Leah, Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan‘s trio skinny-dip, likening them to Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

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As Leah watches the show back alongside the highly engaged RHONY audience, she reflects on her experiences as a first-time Housewife. She spoke to Daily Dish and spilled some tea on who she is and is not speaking to now the cameras aren’t rolling.

It is not her skinny-dipping gal pal, Sonja Morgan, that she has stayed closest to. “That might surprise everybody right now,” Leah stated.

The newest Housewife actually called Mrs Morgan out when asked who was the biggest “pot-stirrer” of the season: “I think freaking Sonja. Like I don’t know if it’s conscious or not, I don’t know.”

We’ll have to watch to see what happens between the two – maybe Leah touched the Morgan letters?

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She continued, admitting that the fellow Housewife she is most friendly with is Dorinda Medley: “Me and Dorinda are more like, just chatty, you know? We’re chatty people. We like, FaceTime and talk on the phone. It was like that the whole season, to be honest. You’ll see.”

Although she does regularly speak to Luann de Lesseps, Ramona, and Tinsley, Dorinda was her rock throughout filming: “Dorinda really… I have to say, and Luann, too, they really both championed me and came to my defence when I needed them, and really both had my back,” she said.

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