After the Married to the Mob founder began facing backlash on social media from fans who found her to be a bit too aggressive for the show, Ramona came to her co-star’s defense and offered an explanation for her unruly behavior.
Following the post, Ramona stood up for her castmate and revealed that she was dealing with a family tragedy in the midst of filming on season 13.
“Her grandmother was very ill and passed away the last day we were in the Hamptons… give her a pass for now,” Ramona replied.
During the latest episode of RHONY, which aired this past Tuesday, Leah was particularly irritable with a number of her co-stars, Ramona included. In fact, at one point, she voiced her frustrations with Ramona for being nice to their new co-star, Eboni K. Williams.
Then, as the episode continued, viewers watched as Leah acted out a premeditated ambush on Heather Thomson over comments she and Carole Radziwill made on an episode of her podcast last year and made her castmates cringe with her raunchy banter.
Amid the episode, a number of fans weighed in on Twitter, criticizing Leah for her behavior.
“If we could only get Leah to take a vow of silence for the whole season,” one fan wrote.
— Real Housewives Gifs (@housewifegifs) May 26, 2021
“Maybe Leah should have learned from Dorinda & sat this season out,” said another.
— Wash&Go (@BigSag3n3rgy) May 26, 2021
“Leah is unhinged I can’t do it anymore,” added a third.
— B (@BravoholicBianc) May 26, 2021
The Real Housewives of New York City season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.