“Real Housewives of New York” newbie Leah McSweeney claimed this week that co-star Ramona Singer tried to get her booted from the show for her drunken antics on Season 12.
McSweeney, 37, alleged that the 63-year-old Singer wanted her off the Bravo show following an alcohol-fueled cast trip to Rhode Island, McSweeney said on Tuesday’s edition of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast.
“Ramona tried to get me kicked off the entire show that weekend,” McSweeney said, adding that Singer was “probably” jealous of her.
She explained, “I can’t think of any other reason why I’d be held to such different standards than everybody else unless she just sees me as like, I mean, again, I’m the tattooed one. I’m the one with a smaller apartment. I’m the one that lives downtown with the graffiti. I don’t know. Maybe she just doesn’t — maybe she thinks she’s like above me or whatever. I’m not really sure, you know, but it all plays out in the second half the season. It only gets worse.”
Singer declined to comment.
McSweeney also noted that her behavior while drinking made other cast members annoyed with her during the Rhode Island trip, but she doesn’t regret her decision to drink.
“I spent so many years not drinking, you know, most of my adult life, for nine years from age 27 to 36, I didn’t drink at all,” she said. “So I’m much more comfortable living in that way. Like I have much more practice living and dealing with life without alcohol. Like everyone basically like got to see me — and I didn’t start drinking because of the show, I started drinking before I was even passed for the show.”
McSweeney maintained that her decision to start drinking was not a result of joining the show.
“I think like it was the edit or whatever it is, or people were like, ‘Oh my God, she broke her sobriety for the show.’ And it’s like, ‘No, I didn’t.’ I broke my sobriety way before the show. And it was a very personal choice and it was something I have no regrets doing.”
While McSweeney may be celebrating three months of sobriety, her quarrel with Singer over the Rhode Island incident has spilled over to onto social media, even after the filming for the season was finished.
In April, Singer and her daughter, Avery, posted Instagram stories of them watching the show with Avery commenting she was “embarrassed” that her mother had to be with McSweeney in Rhode Island.
McSweeny’s feud with Singer escalated further last week when the Married to the Mob clothing company founder took to Instagram criticizing her cast members for traveling during the pandemic just as Singer and her daughter returned to New York after quarantining in Florida.
“I am so disgusted by some of my castmates and their families who spent the entire f–king quarantine in Florida, living it up, showing everyone how they’re living it up,” she said. “Then Florida of course faces surge. They f–king come back to New York and they’re out like nothing. Not quarantining. Not taking this s–t seriously. And basically laughing in all of our faces.”
“F–k you guys,” McSweeney continued while raising her middle finger to the camera. “How f–ked up is it that you think you’re going to reap the benefits of our hard work and possibly spread f–king COVID?”
However, Singer told Page Six that “the continued health and safety of my family, friends and community is of the utmost importance to me,” adding they “took every precaution possible while traveling.”
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