Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Leah McSweeney reportedly bolted from Dave Quinn‘s launch party for his new book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It, on Tuesday following the arrival of their Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Eboni K. Williams.
According to a new report, the ladies of the show made a “pact” with one another prior to the event that they would wrap up their nights out once Eboni, the first Black cast member of RHONY, stepped into Capitale in New York City, where the event was held.
“Luann, Leah and Ramona had a pact [that] as soon as Eboni showed up, they would leave,” an insider revealed to Page Six on October 21. “When Eboni entered from the right, they all were on the left and exited.”
“The infighting in ‘New York’ is still happening,” the source confirmed. “They just hate her because they ain’t her.”
After the bash, Ramona and Luann shared photos on their Instagram pages in which they were seen posing with their Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip castmate, Melissa Gorga, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Although Eboni was reportedly snubbed by her castmates amid the event on Tuesday, the insider said she was unbothered by the drama and had a great time dancing the night away at the bash.
In a statement to Page Six, a rep for Eboni confirmed she “had a blast” at the party while reps for Ramona, Luann, and Leah had no comment.
“From my experience in television, any expectation to carry ratings around a program will go to the veteran talent. So I think it’s nonsense to correlate the ratings performance of a 13-year series to a freshman talent,” Eboni said. “I just don’t buy it.”
Eboni also said that the season 12 ratings were high due to the fact that the nation was on lockdown.
“RHONY‘s ratings were disproportionately up last season because the series premiered in April of 2020, which was literally the inauguration, like the kickoff of the lockdown of a national and global lockdown. People literally had nowhere else to go,” she explained.
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