Amid feuds and low ratings, The Real Housewives of New York City season 13 cast is finally coming together to film an in-person reunion to recap the season. The news comes after weeks of filming delays caused by a huge rift between the ladies. It’s no secret that newcomer Eboni K. Williams spent her entire first season at odds with Ramona Singer. The last big blowup of the season came after Eboni hosted a controversial Black Shabbat dinner where Ramona found a way to make it about her. After the ladies got a chance to watch the season back, there is much to be discussed.
RHONY season 13 has received some of the poorest ratings and viewer feedback in the franchise’s history. Despite making a big stride towards diversity by adding Eboni as their first Black housewife, the season brought forth many “teachable moments” that viewers grew tired of. With the show being filmed during the pandemic and heightened racial tension in the country, Eboni’s background as a lawyer, moderator, and news analyst set the stage for her often schooling her all-white cast members about their privilege. Eboni educated the ladies on their microaggressions and white fragility while working to educate them on Black history. But while it was appreciated, viewers had enough of Eboni’s “preachy” ways. Additionally, outside of Eboni, there wasn’t much storyline on season 13 to keep viewers entertained.
To make matters even worse, once the RHONY ladies got a chance to watch the season back, many were upset by things they learned the others had said. The tension caused a huge delay in filming for the season 13 reunion, but all of that has been put to rest. Sources tell PEOPLE that an in-person season 13 reunion is coming “soon.” While a location for the taping has yet to be decided, the reunion will be taking place in the coming weeks, the insider confirmed. This comes after weeks of mixed reports claiming the show was being pushed back or that it would be held virtually.
It’s also been said that a cast shakeup is underway, with some of the OGs possibly being removed or demoted. While it has yet to be confirmed who will be returning in season 14, it is believed that Ramona and Luann de Lesseps could see a drastic change in their roles on the show. Returning for the season 13 reunion will be both Ramona and LuAnn, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, and Eboni. Friend of the show Bershan Shaw will also most likely appear at the reunion considering the explosive fight she had with Sonja and verbal spat with Eboni.
Despite the negative feedback from viewers, many are anxious to see the ladies sit down for a reunion to recap all the drama from the season. Ramona and Eboni are expected to face off and confront the many differences that carried over into the show. Ramona is also set to be put in the hot seat over all the racially and culturally insensitive things she said on The Real Housewives of New York City. Sonja may also have some things to get off her chest with Ramona and LuAnn when it comes to how she felt picked on by them. Leah will help issue out the reads like she is known to do.