Can we finally get a woman of color on ‘RHONY’ now?
Probation blows — but not for “Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps, who, among a slew of probation violations, is failing to take all her sobriety breath tests, according to court documents obtained Saturday by The Post.
The “RHONY” star has not completed any of the four requirements assigned to her as part of her no-jail deal for her Christmas Eve ’17 drunken freakout in Palm Beach, Fla. — where she kicked a cop and shouted “I’m going to kill you all”— her New York probation officer complains in the Feb. 4 documents.
De Lesseps, 53, has missed half of her community service hours, skipped her sobriety class, and has not provided proof of attending AA meets, reveals the document — a six-month probation compliance report.
“The Countess” admitted in August to battery, trespassing and “disorderly intoxication” to avoid a jail sentence for getting busted with a man in a Palm Beach hotel room where neither had permission to be.
New blood in NYC! Barbara Kavovit is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City season 11, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Kavovit, who runs an on-the-go bag business called DIYva, is friends with longtime cast member Luann de Lesseps. The two women recently stepped out together at the Bluebird London grand opening party in NYC on September 5.
Fans may also remember Kavovit’s off-camera conversation with Carole Radziwill about de Lesseps’ relationship with her then-fiancé, Tom D’Agostino Jr., during season 9 of RHONY. While Kavovit did not appear on the episode, which aired in May 2017, Radziwill’s mic picked up their conversation at a mutual friends’ holiday party.
“I think she has something to prove,” Kavovit told Radziwill at the time about de Lesseps’ upcoming New Years Eve nuptials. “She’d rather go through with it and get divorced than call it off.”
According to reports, Kavovit tried to prevent Bravo from airing her conversation with Radziwill at the time. De Lesseps, meanwhile, did split from D’Agostino Jr. after only seven months of marriage in August 2017.
Kavovit may be a full-time cast member, per the source, but it’s too early to tell. News of her casting comes two months after Radziwill left the show following six seasons as a full-time cast member. While her former bestie Bethenny Frankel implied that she was fired, the former journalist stood by her claims that she made the decision to exit the series.
Bethenny Frankel said the sudden death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields is “excruciating” and “painfully raw.”The “Real Housewives of New York City” star penned an emotional tweet on Sunday, two weeks after Shields died of a reported overdose in his New York City apartment. His funeral was held on Long Island days later.“It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s [sic] & memories,” Frankel, 47, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.“Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo,” she added.Frankel previously broke her silence on the 51-year-old’s death, saying he gave her “endless unconditional love.”