Leah McSweeney from The Real Housewives of New York City is the brand new addition to the cast. The fashion designer has had a difficult time connecting with the ladies, however, she’s has had no difficulty making her mark. McSweeney is one tough cookie and she has taken on Ramona Singer, the last-surviving full-time housewife in its entire 12-season run.
Why are Leah McSweeney and Ramona Singer at odds?
All the drama started on the latest episode of RHONY. Episode 9 of the current Season 12 had the girls takin a trip to Newport, Rhode Island. McSweeney was having a difficult time having just broken up with her partner. She thought it would be a good idea to invite her sister to tag along.
Singer was the one that organized the trip and she initially refused to allow McSweeney’s sister on the getaway. Later, the wine connoisseur agreed to let the Married to the Mob CEO’s sibling join all the ladies. However, Singer had a change of heart once again.
McSweeney was enjoying her time in Newport and might have had a little too much to drink. The Bravo star had been sober for many years and recently started drinking casually again. Her zany antics during a dinner party was off-putting to Singer.
When Singer mentioned to McSweeney she was disinviting her sister, it pushed the latter over the edge. After crying and talking things out, Singer changed her mind once again and granted McSweeney’s sister to meet them.
Leah McSweeney apologizes beforehand
Before the latest episode aired on Bravo, McSweeney shared a post on Instagram. In the publication, the reality star explained all the drama that was about to ensue thanks to the “Hurricane Leah” landing.
“I want to preface this episode by saying I went on this trip to Rhode Island not really wanting to even go,” she wrote on the social platform. “I didn’t know the women that well at this point and I was in an already-vulnerable mood.”
“Tune in tonight for Ramona. Watch her get embarrassed by my ‘bad’ behavior,” McSweeney added. “Yes, you heard it right, the woman who defecated on hotel room floors (and expects others to clean it up), who calls her own friends fat, and who tries to flex on [Instagram] during a pandemic, is supposedly embarrassed that I got sh**faced.”
Ramona Singer’s daughter gets involved
As the episode aired on TV, Singer’s daughter Avery reacted live on Instagram. She kept sharing Instagram Stories where she said she was embarrassed for her mother having to live through McSweeney’s antics.
When McSweeney saw the reactions from Avery, she warned Singer if she wanted her daughter to get involved in their drama.
“Ramona, are you sure you wanna involve Avery Singer in our drama? She’s 25 so she’s fair game to me. In fact, I’m closer in age to her [than] I am to you,” McSweeney wrote on Instagram.
“Avery Singer, sit down sweetie,” read another message where she mentioned Singer’s daughter.
Leah McSweeney’s sister claps back
As Singer used her daughter for backup, McSweeney had her own backup in her sister Sarah McSweeney. The latter went in hard for Singer and dropped a huge bombshell that most viewers did not know about.
“OMG you are embarrassed by my sister for entertaining you all at that boring dinner party?” Sarah replied in a post that Singer later deleted. “I was embarrassed when you pooped your pants the next night at dinner and were still prancing around trying to flirt with drunk married men with ‘soiled’ pants on.”
The accusation from Sarah was harsh and she even said that “friend of” Elyse Slaine was a witness to all of this. She also ended her post by asking Avery to get her mother some Depends.
Things in the Big Apple are heating up and the drama between McSweeney and Singer is only getting started.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.