Is Luann De Lesseps Already Pitching This Former RHONY To Replace Frenemy Bethenny Frankel
Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps recently reunited with alum Aviva Drescher at a performance of her Countess and Friends cabaret show just days before the Season 11 RHONY premiere. Since de Lesseps has revealed that she and Bethenny Frankel fought a lot during the upcoming season, could she be pitching Drescher to replace her frenemy?
Drescher told her followers on social media that she met up with de Lesseps at Feinstein’s/54 Below, and she also hung out with Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider.
“Wonderful night [at Luann’s] cabaret [at Feinstein’s/54 Below]! Luann’s show is hilarious with terrific music, singing, and a fun crowd! I am so beyond proud of you Luann!!!! You look STUNNING!!! Love you madly! Very grateful for a wonderful evening filled with lots of love and good friends,” wrote Drescher.
According to All About TRH , the new season of RHONY will premiere next month, and de Lesseps says that fans should expect shifts in alliances and friendships. Everyone is returning - except for Carole Radziwill - and alum Jill Zarin will make an appearance as a friend of the housewives, along with de Lesseps’ friend Barbara Kavovit.
It was once rumored that Kavovit would be a full-time cast member, but since she is appearing as a friend people are wondering if Drescher could be returning.
As for de Lesseps, Radar Online is reporting that she has been acting like a diva and “getting on everyone’s nerves” because she believes she is an A-lister who can do anything she wants, even though she is currently on probation.
An insider also reveals that the fighting between de Lesseps and Frankel is so bad this season that de Lesseps has threatened to quit the show if Frankel comes back for Season 12.
De Lesseps is also reportedly blowing off her probation requirements - like mandatory AA meetings - after her arrest on Christmas Eve in 2017.
The source says that de Lesseps feels like she had a difficult last season, but now she has made her big comeback via her cabaret show, and she is letting everyone know about it. The insider added that de Lesseps has “delusions of grandeur” and has turned into the diva she plays on stage at her show.
Apparently, Luann de Lesseps is getting away with this behavior because “Andy Cohen loves her.”
The new season of Real Housewives of New York City premieres March 6th on Bravo.